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Created on Wednesday, 12 January 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Each year we create a Professional Learning calendar based on the training needs of teachers, Learning support staff, Pupil Support Assistants as well as professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists. We use our course evaluations to determine what further training is required as well as iden...

Created on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Do you wish you had the time to explore how to best use technology to benefit your learners with Additional Support Needs? Do you feel that technology is evolving and you feel anxious that you are getting left behind? Don't worry! Be assured this is a very common feeling and it’s not just ...

Created on Tuesday, 09 November 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are excited about our new line up of webinars for January – June 2022 and proud to be able to continue to offer them at no cost to everyone. These 20 - 30 minute webinars span a range of assistive technology topics and are ideal Professional Learning for anyone working with children an...

Created on Monday, 04 October 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you working in a school where there are more devices than ever before in the hands of your learners? Have you had time to explore the assistive features on these devices which can support learners with Additional Support Needs? Probably the answer is no and that is not surprising knowing that As...

Created on Wednesday, 01 September 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs who are using iPads, chromebooks or Windows laptops? Have you been provided with specific assistive technology training and support to do this effectively? We know and appreciate the vital role Pupil Support Assistants play in supporting learne...

Created on Thursday, 10 June 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Building on the success of our current online learning workshops, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online workshops from August to December 2021. We have created a schedule covering a wide range of assistive technologies which can support pupils with diverse learning needs. ...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are starting to get excited about this year's virtual ASL and Technology conference which we are hosting online on 16th June 2021. Now that registration is open, bookings are coming in steadily and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Irela...

Created on Friday, 09 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

I have been working with a group of teachers who are using OneNote Class Notebooks to share resources with pupils who have been at home during lockdown.  Although many pupils have returned to school there are still those who are not able to due to health (both physical and mental) reasons. ...

Created on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Building on the success of last year's virtual ASL and Technology conference we are hosting the conference again online on 16th June 2021. We fully expect to attract hundreds of people who are working in all education sectors with pupils/ students with Additional Support needs as well as those h...