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August 2017

Professional Learning opportunities

'I must learn more about inclusive digital technologies and how they can support my students with additional support needs.' Did you say this to yourself at some point last year? Did you get the chance to do it? Have you started back at school and are reminded straight away that you need to upskill in this area of Professional Learning?

Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new guide; Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties.

Eye Gaze Tablet Mounting Bracket - Make Your Own

When we upgraded our eye gaze systems, we also required a mounting solution to accommodate them... that wouldn't break the bank. There are several commercial solutions out there but they're all very expensive. The solution required several key features.

The Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018 for pupils with a Print Disability.

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

The Scottish Learning Festival

The Scottish Learning Festival, 20-21 September 2017 is the annual conference & exhibition for the teaching profession in Scotland. Co-located with the conference is The Scottish Learning Festival Exhibition. It takes place at the SEC in Glasgow and attracts more than 4500 delegates over 2 days.

SQA Digital Question Papers Focus Group

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:30am - 1:00pm CALL Scotland is hosting a focus group meeting to discuss experiences and to get feedback from schools that used Digital Question Papers and technology in the 2017 SQA examination diet.

What we're reading

Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice - GTCS Professional Recognition Pilot

The Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Dyslexia Scotland are seeking expressions of interest from Support for Learning Teachers/Additional Support Needs/Pupil Support Teachers and local authority Inclusion Education Officers who may wish to take part in an exciting Professional Recognition pilot.

The Microsoft Scottish Education Page

Your 'one-stop shop' for everything you need to enhance your teaching and learning using Office 365 in a Scottish context. Even better- you can access all of these incredible tools for free with your GLOW login or Office 365 Tenancy in your Local Authority.

Give Your View: Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex ASN

Scotlandís Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026 aims to support improved outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs through strategic commissioning of national services; with particular focus on the provision of education.