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  • Lead Scotland host fifth national conference

    Created: 29/04/2016

    When: TBC, Thursday 09 June 2016
    Where: Perth College UHI

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    Lead Scotland are hosting their 5th national conference, ‘Are We There Yet?’.

    The conference aims to bring together a diverse range of partners from across the college, university, skills, health and community learning sectors to meet new and emerging challenges, develop important networks, showcase new technologies and share examples of effective strategies, partnerships and programmes to improve life long and life wide learning journeys for disabled people.

    The conference will put the spotlight on some of the current areas professionals and learners have identified as a priority:
    • Supporting the increasing number of learners experiencing mental health difficulties;
    • Improving post-school transitions;
    • Effectively supporting learners with sensory impairments;
    • Inclusive approaches: integrating support and adjustments into learning settings;
    • The role of technology and digital spaces in mainstreaming support, widening access to learning and developing the young workforce.

    Confirmed speakers include:
    Keith Smyth, Professor of Pedagogy at the University of the Highlands & Islands and an expert in online and inclusive learning and technology.
    Frankie McLean, Operations Manager at Deaf Action, a fourth generation BSL speaker who is heavily involved with the BSL (Scotland) Act National Advisory Group.

    Contributors include:
    • Dyslexia Scotland;
    • RNIB;
    • NUS Scotland;
    • Aye Mind
    • Skills Development Scotland;
    • SAMH;
    • Concept Northern;
    • Perth College UHI;
    • Glasgow Kelvin College;
    • Deaf Action;
    • With more to be announced.

    The conference will be chaired by Dame Anne Begg Member of Parliament between 1997 and 2015 for Aberdeen South and the first full time wheelchair user in the House of Commons since 1880.

    For more information or to book a place click here.

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