Posted by Craig Mill on the 20th September, 2023
CALL Scotland is running its popular professional learning course 'Technology to Support Dyslexia in Education' starting on Tuesday 25th October at 4 pm.
This 5-week high-quality online course will focus on and explore a range of technologies, resources, and strategies to support learners with literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia.
It is a technology-based course for educators and other professionals working within the Scottish Education sector who want to learn how technology can support learners with dyslexia to overcome barriers to learning.
As well as self-study materials, the course is supplemented with once-weekly online workshops on a Tuesday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., delivered by members of the CALL Scotland team.
Technology to Support Dyslexia in Education is aimed at teachers, learning support teachers, classroom assistants, parents and other professionals who are either working with learners with dyslexia and/or would like to learn about the potential that technology can offer.
Whether you are a beginner to technology or an experienced user of technology in the classroom there is something for everyone!
The course covers a range of technologies and resources including different devices such as Windows, iPads/iPhones and Chromebooks.
A key focus is to explore and highlight the excellent built-in tools and features that are found in modern-day devices and operating systems that offer support at a universal level.
You will also have an opportunity to explore specialist software/resources for learners who require more targeted support.
There is also additional reading on dyslexia assessment frameworks, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as well as journal articles for those who wish to delve deeper into the subject.
Excluding the once-weekly workshops, we estimate there is a minimum of 3-5 hours per week of self-study – but it’s up to you how much time you wish to study.
We use Microsoft Teams and Word Online to host the course content and for the weekly workshops. We have attempted to make the course as interesting, engaging and interactive as possible.
Examples of content include,
In order to access Teams and the weekly workshops we recommend you use your own personal device and email address, rather than a corporate or school laptop/email address.
For full details and to sign up, go to the Technology to Support Dyslexia course page on our website.
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