Read and Write Training – this will be a game changer for many pupils!

If you are with the Highland Council, you will now have access to Read & Write.

I know this doesn’t sound like a maths related post but it will be useful for all subjects and for some kids it really will be a game changer in terms of accessibility to online learning if they have reading difficulties but I believe it offers a whole host of other benefits too.

Pupils can access this really easily at the click of a button and I’ve been promoting it recently at some training I’ve been delivering around the use of some online materials that we’ve been sharing with some schools.  If the difficulty is a reading one, rather than a maths one, Read and Write will read the text for pupils so they can access the information and therefore be in a better position to solve the problem.

Training for Read and Write is being offered to Highland Council staff on the following dates/times.  You can access all of this by checking the Highland Digital Hub Calendar.  
This is not being organised or delivered by the Numeracy Team, we’re just passing on the information.

Date: Friday 15th Jan 
Time: 11am
Title: Planning for Remote Learning Using Read and Write and More!
Description: We want to do our part to help minimise disruption to crucial teaching and learning time.  If you are migrating to remote learning practices, we want to make sure that you’ve got all the support you need to use our technology.  We’ll show you how best to utilise the Texthelp family of products during this difficult period to help with building resources, setting assignments, completing worksheets, grading, assessment and feedback.  It’s everything you need to know to support and enable remote learning with Texthelp.

Date: Monday 18th Jan 
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Title: Read and Write Training – Level 1 (Back to Basics)
Description: For staff unfamiliar with Read and Write.

Date: Wednesday 20th Jan 
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Title: Read and Write: Using PDF Reader

Date: Thursday 21st Jan 
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Title: Read and Write: Supporting Dyslwxia/Struggling Learners
Description: This will have a specific focus on supporting ASN pupils.

Date: Monday 25th Jan 
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Title: Read and Write: Achieving Outcomes for all Students
Description: Looking at how Read and Write can be used by ALL pupils.

Date: Wednesday 27th Jan 
Time: 6 – 7 pm
Title: Read and Write: An Info. Session for Parents

Please refer to the training calendar for links to the Google Meet codes where the training will be hosted.

I’m sure many teachers, parents and pupils will find this incredibly useful.

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