Education Conference

ONLINE: Saturday 1 October 2022

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Our online Education Conference is an excellent professional learning opportunity. Dyslexia Scotland has a GTCS Professional Learning Award for the professional learning we provide for educators, including the Education Conference. 

This annual event provides an ideal opportunity for delegates to gain insights into both innovative and well-established approaches being delivered across education settings in Scotland to support dyslexic individuals, families and professionals. Our main audience for this conference is teaching and other educational staff in Scottish schools and local authorities. The cost is £50 for members and £60 non-members. 

Following a recent survey of our past delegates, we have made the decision to hold our conference online again this year. Registration is now open - if you'd like to attend, please register on our Eventbrite page here

 

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If you missed our 2021 conference, but would like to receive our film pack with access to all of the excellent keynote talks and workshops for £30 (£25 for members of Dyslexia Scotland), please email [email protected] and we can send you details about how to pay and access this pack. Please note, the pack is for individual use only and must not be shared. 

Our 2021 virtual conference was held on Saturday 2 October 2021 (10am to 2:15pm)

Theme: Destination Dyslexia: a routemap

Keynote Speakers (biographies): 

  • Shirley Lawson (CALL Scotland), "Getting it right for dyslexic learners using technology in schools" 
  • Dr Tilly Mortimore (Bath Spa University), "Adolescents with dyslexia: risk, resilience and opportunity"

Six workshops covering the following topics: 

  1. Technology and dyslexia - it's a real game changer! (Shirley Lawson, CALL Scotland)
  2. Maths and dyscalculia strategies (Laura Scott, GDSS)
  3. Spelling and phonics: primary (Hilary Aitken, City of Edinburgh Council)
  4. Spelling and phonics: secondary (Jude Durnan, City of Edinburgh Council)
  5. Recovering from the impact of the pandemic (Dr Laura-Ann Currie, Education Scotland)
  6. Co-occurring difficulties/neurodiversity (Pauline Lynch, Education Scotland)

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What about costs? 
Dyslexia Scotland is a charity and non-profit organisation. Any fees to participate in this event will be used to cover the costs related to this event, while supporting our work to improve the lives of dyslexic people in Scotland. If you wish to support our charity further and help us continue to improve the lives of dyslexic people, we'd be grateful for any donations via Just Giving