This highly interactive teacher training course provides a solid introduction to the challenges of dyslexia in education. The course covers a broad span of ideas and activities to enliven lessons and make them more motivating, and places a strong emphasis on developing practical skills and outcomes for the classroom. The course is useful for both those with some experience of dyslexia and those new to the condition. Key topics will be addressed, including characteristics and diagnostic criteria, a structured approach to teaching, recognising different types of discriminatory or exclusive behaviour, and understanding the causes of challenging behaviours, with the aim of developing a range of best practices. Included is an optional team-building activity.
Who is it for
This course is for all professionals who want to beer understand the challenges of dyslexia within the professional environment. You will learn
about what dyslexia is, how it affects the teaching and learning environments, and why understanding dyslexia is so important. Those who will benefit include teachers, teaching assistants, school heads, counsellors, and teacher trainers. This course can also be combined with other SEN courses in consecu”ve weeks for form a two-week course. Par”cipants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English.
Sessions raise and deepen awareness of dyslexia. An interactive communicative approach is applied, which provides participants with their own experiental learning of the activities and methodologies. Input sessions are in the form of hands-on workshops and involve brainstorming, analysis, problem-solving, and role-play, both in pair work and group work. Participants are actively involved in the sessions to maximizse their learning and to experience activities from their learners’ point of view.
Teachers are asked to reflect on the activities, inviting discussion with regard to their own knowledge and experience, teaching methods and
contexts, and on adaptation of activities to their own teaching and learning situations. Participants are also introduced to key resources related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development. Both theory and practice are explored, analysed and discussed, further enabling the participants’ use and development of their teaching and classroom management skills.
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By the end of the course participants will:
- have an understanding of the dyslexia spectrum, and what “the dyslexic spectrum” means
- have practical ideas on how to teach those with dyslexia, while not negatively affecting other students
- understand key challenges, including managing learning styles, minimising discriminatory behaviour, and creating an inclusive learning environment
- for all be able to understand the positive aspects of dyslexia in order to create a positive learning space for all
- have enjoyed a positive environment in which to share best practices and exchange ideas with each other
Dates and Rates
08-12 June 2020
09-13 November 2020