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by Craig Mill

on Fri Nov 05, 2021

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If so, then look no further. CALL Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh University’s School of Professional Learning, will be running a 10-week introductory course, starting in February 2022 on technology to support additional support needs in education.

The focus of the course will highlight and explore a range of assistive technologies and resources for pupils who require additional support within an educational context to address barriers to learning.

You will learn about strategies and processes to help you make the most of technology, either specialised software or tools that are built into the operating system of devices, e.g., Windows, iPads (iOS) and Chromebooks.

Who is the course for?

This course will be of interest to education professionals who wish to promote inclusion, using technology;

  • Learners with literacy and numeracy difficulties, e.g., dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • Learners who experience visual difficulties, e.g., sight loss, visually impaired, blind.
  • Learners with communication difficulties.
  • Learners with physical difficulties.
  • Learners with complex learning needs.

The IDT course is aimed at an introductory level for;

  • Teachers, Learning Support staff and Pupil Support Assistants in primary and secondary schools.
  • Educators in Further and Higher Education.
  • Local Authority staff whose remit includes education for learners with additional support needs.

Why is this course important?

Access to personal technology has huge potential for learners with disabilities or who have additional support needs, but pupils need more than a device. They need the device to be accessible, to use appropriate apps and resources and teachers to provide training so learners can maximise the potential of their devices. 

Under the right circumstances, access to a digital device in class offers increased potential for learners with additional support needs to become more successful, confident, responsible and effective.

Course delivery

The course will be delivered online by the CALL Scotland team using a mix of online workshops, discussion boards and self-study materials including video presentations.

Participants who have engaged actively with the online course and complete a small reflective task will receive a certificate of completion which can be used to evidence professional learning.

All the course tutors are committed to working with you, providing support when and where possible if required.

For more information, and to book your place visit the Professional Learning website and/or contact professionallearning@ed.ac.uk

Tags: asn, technology, dyslexia, complex needs, edinburgh university

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