Date for your Diary…
We have been very lucky to acquire the services of Professor Lani Florian, Bell Chair of Education at Edinburgh University, to present a C.L.P.L. event on Inclusive Practice on the afternoon of Friday 30 August 2013. The attached flyer contains information on who can attend this session, and booking information. If you have any queries please contact the Education Staff Development Team firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inclusive Reflective Practitioner_Flyer
CALL Scotland has worked with the Scottish Book Trust and the authors and publishers to create accessible digital versions of the nine shortlisted books. The idea is that children and young people with physical, visual and reading or dyslexic difficulties, who can’t read or access the paper books, can read the digital books instead and take part in the awards.
• Children with spinal injury, cerebral palsy or other physical impairments can click a switch or press a key on a computer, to turn pages and read the books by themselves.
• Dyslexic readers or children with visual impairments can change the font size and/or colours on screen, or use text-to-speech software to read the books.
• The books can be read out by the computer using “Heather”, the high quality Scottish computer voice that is available free for schools and pupils from CALL Scotland’s The Scottish Voice web site.
The books are available free of charge. Readers and schools can request accessible digital copies of the book(s) they wish to read.
In a related initiative, RNIB Scotland have produced Large Print, Braille and audio copies of the books.
The web link for more info and to request copies of the digital books is http://www.books4all.org.uk/Book-Awards/
The Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children‟s Books is an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite Scottish children’s books of the year. Last year:
. over 31,000 children were involved and an amazing 15,014 votes were cast;
. over 400 schools and libraries in every corner of Scotland, from Aberdeen to Dumfries; Shetland to Arran, took part;
. the 2009 awards ceremony brought 650 young judges from across Scotland together to see their peers act out the winning books.
More information on the Awards including how to register and vote is on the Scottish Book Trust web site at http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/royalmailawards.
The shortlisted books for 2010 are:
Bookbug Readers 0-7 years
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
Love from Louisa by Simon Puttock and Jo Kiddie
Stormy Weather by Debi Gliori
Younger Readers 8-11 years
Invisible Fiends: Mr Mumbles by Barry Hutchison
The Secret of the Black Moon Moth by John Fardell
The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare
Older Readers 12-16 years
Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip
The Witching Hour by Elizabeth Laird
Grass by Cathy MacPhail
But what about disabled children who can’t read the books?
CALL Scotland has again worked with the Scottish Book Trust and the authors and publishers to create accessible digital versions of the nine shortlisted books. The idea is that children and young people with physical, visual and reading or dyslexic difficulties, who can‟t read the paper books, can read the digital books instead and take part in the awards.
The accessible digital versions of the shortlisted books are available free of charge from CALL Scotland. You can request books by going to CALL‟s Books for All web site at http://www.books4all.org.uk/Book-Awards/.
1-7 November is Dyslexia Awareness Week
This year the Dyslexia Awareness Week theme is Hidden Dyslexia. Help raise your colleagues’ awareness about Dyslexia – please pass this e-mail on.
CPD Bytes is offering 10 complimentary online ‘Hidden Dyslexia’ courses each worth £100 to raise teachers’ awareness of the impact of unidentified dyslexia on learners,
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The prizes will be drawn on the 7th November at 12 noon. All the winners will be notified by e-mail and a list of all the prize winners will be displayed on the website www.cpdbytes.com.
Every entrant will be eligible for a 50% discount on our popular Hidden Dyslexia Course if ordered before the end of November.