Exploring EDS for teachers and trainers supporting learners with SEND (Recording)

Recorded Event Essential Digital Skills delivery in different contexts of the FE and Training sector

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This session combines a student experience story with a panel of specialists who share their experience, practical solutions and ideas for developing and improving practice.

The student experience story features Will Simon, an ex-student of Derby College, home to the Centre for Excellence in SEND (Curriculum), who describes how digital technology has helped him with his studies at College and University. Will is supported by Peter Benyon, Project and Delivery Manager for the Centre for Excellence in SEND (Curriculum) at Derby College.

The panel includes:

  • Clare Carmichael, a DSA specialist advisor with AbilityNet, who is experienced in working with different conditions ranging from hearing impairments, visual impairments, Dyslexia/SpLD, Autism, ADHD and different medical conditions.  Throughout her career as a teacher/lecturer, she has worked towards building more inclusive environments and embedding and driving the use of assistive technology for individuals and in networked environments.
  • Jaspal Dhaliwal, Head of LDD, Maths, English and Digital Skills, at Westminster Education Service, who has been leading the WES development of Essential Digital Skills, including a pilot at E3 in the summer and delivery of a blended programme at L1.
  • Lorraine Godkin, High Needs, Learning Support and Safeguarding Manager at Manchester Adult Education Service, who started as a literacy tutor, then trained in dyslexia diagnosis and support, becoming a Level 7 qualified dyslexia specialist. She is currently responsible for the MAEs STEP (Step Towards Employment and Progression) and PEP (Personal Employment Programme) courses delivered to young people in possession of Education Health and Care Plans.  Her wider team also work with dyslexic adults and adults with a wide range of other learning difficulties and disabilities.