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Free Online Learning Modules

New Open University Online Learning Modules


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Three free online learning modules, which support GTC Scotland Professional Standards, Professional Update and Professional Recognition, are being developed in response to Recommendations 1 and 2 of the 2014 Education Scotland Review: Making Sense of Dyslexia: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland. The modules are primarily for teachers, school management and GTCS registered local authority education officers.

  • ‘Introduction to Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice’ is the first of the 3 linked modules
  • 'Supporting Dyslexia, Inclusive Practice and Literacy' is the second of the modules.  

Click here to access the first 2 Modules. 

  • Module 3 will be published in January 2018

The modules have been developed to complement the 2015 Education Scotland Route Map for Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice. The Modules have been developed by the Making Sense Working Group and supported by the Opening Educational Practices Scotland Project hosted at the Open University in Scotland.

The modules are hosted on the Open University OpenLearn Create platform. Mozilla Open Badges  will be available for those completing the modules.  

Aims:

  • To inform practitioners about ways in which they might engage in meaningful career-long professional learning in order to improve outcomes for children and young people
     
  • Provide free and accessible opportunities to engage with professional learning
     
  • To support deeper learning and understanding of dyslexia and inclusive practice
     
  • Provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their practice regarding dyslexia and inclusion
     
  • To encourage all teachers to be familiar with, and make appropriate use of, the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit
     
  • To support teachers in achieving professional recognition for areas of enhanced accomplishment in their professional practice.

Module overview

This short course is designed to provide an introduction for teachers, community educators and anyone with an interest in developing positive approaches to supporting dyslexia in their inclusive practice. This resource links to the General Council for Scotland’s Professional Standards.

This module will support a deeper understanding of dyslexia and inclusion.

 

This module is for specialist support teachers.

Module 3 is due for release by early 2018.

Please see Learning Opportunities and Resources for further suggestions of professional development materials and resources.