Starts Autumn, 2024 (5 week course)
Welcome to this new CALL Scotland course on Technology to Support Dyslexia in Education. This 5 week online course will focus on and explore a range of technologies, resources, and strategies to support learners with literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia.
This course is a technology-based course for educators and other professionals working within the Scottish Education sector who want to learn how assistive technology can support learners with dysleixia to overcome barriers to learning.
We are currently preparing this course.
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About the course
This is a 5-week self-study course supplemented with 5 online workshops on a Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00pm delivered by CALL Scotland team. This course would suit all teachers, Support for Learning teachers, Pupil Support Assistants working with primary and secondary dyslexic pupils.
The structure of the course will be as follows:
- Week 1: Introduction to Assistive Technologies and dyslexia
- Week 2: Assistive technologies to support reading
- Week 3: Assistive technologies to support writing
- Week 4: Assistive technologies to support organisation
- Week 5: Assistive technologies to support comorbid difficulties such as dyscalculia
- You will be added as a participant to a Microsoft Team where all the course resources, files, activities, discussion boards and session recordings can be accessed.
- As part of our collaborative learning approach, we encourage participants to contribute to the discussion boards and to post questions, answers, and recommend good resources you know about.
- On completion of the course, you will receive a University of Edinburgh/CALL Scotland certificate as evidence of your learning.
- We estimate you will need about 3 - 5 hours a week of self-study to successfully complete the course. This is an ideal course to undertake as part of practitioner enquiry and will support you to make changes to your teaching practice and ultimately improve the pupil experience.
Aims of the course
Our main aim is that you enjoy the course and learn something new!
- Develop an understanding of assistive technology and how it can be used with dyslexic learners.
- Extend and enhance your knowledge of best practices when using technology with dyslexic learners.
- Consider and engage with assistive technology assessment frameworks to provide appropriate technologies to meet different learning needs.
- Understand key inclusive education theories and their link to assistive technology.
- Consider inclusive policies, strategies, assistive technology, and accessible materials.
- Increase confidence when working with technology to address barriers to learning.
- Identify a range of assistive technologies (including tools built into mainstream devices), resources, and strategies to support learners with dyslexia.
- Apply practical assistive technology skills within your workplace to facilitate new opportunities for your learners.
- Consider assistive technology frameworks to provide the correct support to meet different learning needs.
- Explore relevant theories such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can be applied to create inclusive learning.
CALL Scotland team members Paul Nisbet, Shirley Lawson, Kirsteen Steven and Craig Mill are your course tutors. All of them have many years of experience working with dyslexic pupils and have the expertise of assistive technologies.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions before signing up: firstname.lastname@example.org