In service Day

I spent an interesting morning with the Outreach Teachers from the Inclusion and Equality Department, at Prestonpans Education Centre. The morning’s schedule was busy. First up was a session on the use of Digital images using iPhoto, with discussion on how the use of Digital Images could enhance the work with pupils who have Additional Support Needs.

The next slot was about Video Interactive Guidance, which was delivered by Penny and Hilery who have been taking part in this project. They explained that a short video is taken of a pupil interacting with a teacher. The footage is then played back to the teacher by her ‘mentor’ to inform practice. The ‘feedback session’ is also filmed so that the ‘mentor’ can receive feedback on her approach.

An interesting discussion took place about several blog posts within Exc-el, John Lewis was mentioned several times, and, also the blog ‘Support For All’ raised some interesting issues for discussion.

A walk round the new ‘build of software applications’ that we have on our ibooks and PCs in primary schools took place with particular emphasis on applications which could enhance the learning of those who have additional support needs.

We had an update on GLOW within East Lothian from two of our Mentors who are part of the Outreach Team, before the final session on Policy Documents.

All in all a very informative and interesting morning