CALL Scotland – Professional Learning 2020

Thursday 27th February 2020 [half day]
Access to technology for learners with physical support needs

Thursday 12th March 2020 [half day]
Supporting learners with complex needs using technology

Thursday 26th March 2020 [half day]
Creating a Communication Friendly Environment

Thursday 7th May 2020 [online]
Supporting adults with dyslexia in the workplace using technology

Thursday 4th June 2020 [half day]
How technology can help your dyslexic child

Online Learning 4:00pm – 5:30pm (£30)
Half Day Courses 9:30am-12:30pm at University of Edinburgh (£60)

www.callscotland.org.uk/training

CALL Scotland – Professional AAC Learning Jan – June 2020

For staff working with learners who have communication support needs

Access to technology for learners with physical support needs
Thursday 27th February 2020 [half day] £60
Learn about alternative mice and keyboards, speech recognition, switch access, and eye-gaze options. Explore accessibility features on Windows, iPad and chrome book.

NEW Bookbug resources for Clicker and Grid 3 software on PC and iPad
Wednesday 11th March [Free webinar 4pm] FREE
Find out how to access CALL Scotland’s new Bookbug writing resources for Clicker 7 and Clicker apps. Learn how to access our new Grid 3 eye gaze accessible books and symbol resources.

Supporting learners with complex needs using technology
Thursday 12th March 2020 [half day] £60
Explore how to use a range of technologies with learners who have complex needs.
Find out about tools to support decision making about access methods; switch, touch and eye gaze, exploring assessments and progression frameworks.

Creating a Communication Friendly Environment
Thursday 26th March 2020 [half day] £60
Explore how CALL Scotland’s ‘Symbols for All’ resources can help your School/Nursery to create an inclusive & accessible environment for all learners. Hands-on opportunities to create your own resources using selected software and iPad apps.

Choosing and using symbol-based AAC communication apps on iPad
Thursday 23rd April 2020 [online learning] £30
Explore the range of symbol-based communication apps available, with discussion on assessment, physical access options and implementation with learners.

Choosing and Using text-based communication apps on iPad
Thursday 14th May 2020 [online learning] £30
Explore the range of text-based apps available with discussion on assessment, app selection, physical access options and implementation with learners.

http://www.callscotland.org.uk/training
Online Learning 4:00pm – 5:30pm (£30)
Half Day Courses 9:30am-12:30pm at University of Edinburgh (£60)

 

ASL & Technology Conference 2020

Glasgow          16 June 2020

Edinburgh      17 June 2020

Presentations and Exhibition!
Free lunch! Prize draw!
Are you:
Working with school pupils with ASN?
Supporting FE/HE students with disabilities?
Helping adults with disabilities in the community?
If so, this conference is for YOU!
Featuring Presentations by:
The UK’s leading suppliers of software & technology to support learners with ASN
Teachers and pupils from local schools
CALL Scotland’s expert staff
Book now at:
http://www.aslandtechnology.org.uk
£5 non-refundable booking fee

Signs of Safety Trainining

We have arranged 2 half day training sessions as below re Signs of Safety.

 

30 April 2020 9.30am – 12pm Training Room 1, Musselburgh East Community Centre

 

26 May 2020 1.30 – 4pm Training Room 1, Musselburgh East Community Centre

 

SOS Professionals

What is Signs of Safety and who is it for?

Signs of Safety is a slightly different way of conducting child protection case conferences and we are encouraging its use in all our practice – see attached leaflet for more information.  The training is for new staff and anyone wanting a refresher session.

 

 

If you would like to attend one of the sessions, please e-mail your details to me at fchapman@eastlothian.gov.uk

 

Sing and Play with Lucinda Geoghegan POSTPONED

This event is now postponed

An East Lothian Arts Service YMI funded workshop.

An accessible way in to easy musical games and use of class instrument box

Friday March 27th 2020

2 – 4.30  Brunton Hall, Musselburgh

This workshop will be a practical, hands on session aimed at classroom teachers, music specialists, and anyone who loves sharing music and song. The session will explore the use of singing games, how to integrate  into the life of the school classroom, along with new ideas to add to your musical repertoire.

Discover how Singing Games can act as a springboard for both musical and holistic learning. Basic music concepts such as beat, rhythm and pitch will be explored.  The session will also include ideas as to how the simple songs can incorporate the use of common classroom percussion instruments to support the musical learning.

Limited places.

 

BOOK HERE

 

 

Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning FAQs

What is Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning?
CCGL is a fully-funded programme from the British Council open to Scottish schools that supports learners and teachers in Scotland and across the globe to collaborate on, and learn about, the global issues we face in the world today. There are so many ways that you can get involved – take a look at the variety of opportunities on offer to you as a practitioner or to your school as a whole.

More information on CCGL

Explore Global Goals with Scotdec

New resource launch: Explore the Global Goals with our free digital packs for primary and secondary schools!

Primary and secondary teachers in Scotland can now download our free digital pack designed to teach young people about the Sustainable Development Goals and to discover ways to address the issues in their own communities and further afield. The digital pack contains a powerpoint, postcards and booklet to keep. Each postcard has an activity for introducing a goal and ideas for exploring it further in the classroom and the interactive powerpoint is jam-packed with eye-catching, engaging and of-the-moment resources your learners will identify with and enjoy.

You could incorporate the materials into a PSE programme, use for subject-specific content or find ideas for developing the John Muir Award and Saltire Award – the possibilities are endless!

PLUS become a Global Goals Champion school!

Global Goals Champions can be run as a school or year group initiative to motivate and inspire young people to find out more about the Goals. As they learn more about individual Goals, young people can collect stamps in their Global Goals Passport. If they collect 7 stamps they achieve a bronze certificate, 12 stamps for silver and 17 stamps for gold.

Everything you need to run the Global Goals Champions initiative is free to download below,
along with the digital SDG packs:

 

Access the primary pack

 

Access the secondary pack

Your Guide to Career Long Professional Learning for Education in East Lothian