REMOVING BARRIERS FOR BETTER LEARNING!

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LANGUAGE: Languages used for the training: English, but many languages for 6+ groups. The language of the course can be arranged according to the characteristics of the groups in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
LOCATION AND DURATION: 5-9 April 2021 Rīga, LATVIA
COURSE SPECIFICATIONS:
Number of Training Days:5 Days
Lessons per week: 30 English Language
Lesson Duration: 09:00-15:00 for a day
Length and fees: http://bluecore-edu.com/index.php/courses-and/
Class Size: Maximum 20
Language level: A1/A2
Suitable for: School administrators, school staff, teachers and Everyone

COURSE BACKGROUND AND COURSE OVERVIEW:
Statistics in Europe suggest that at least 15.4% of the school population have a special educational need which is defined thus ‘A child or young person has Special Educational Needs (SEN) if he or she has learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for him or her to learn than most other children and young people of about the same age’.
Barriers to learning range from Severe and Complex learning difficulties at the low end of the spectrum to Giftedness at the high end of the spectrum. Between these two extremes will be a range of more specific learning difficulties which include Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD; conditions nowadays common in our homes and classrooms.
Many children and young people will have special educational needs of some kind during their education. Early years settings, schools, colleges and other organizations, as well as parents, can help most children and young people overcome their difficulties by increasing their awareness and understanding of the most common difficulties encountered and learning how to identify and support the remediation of these difficulties as early as possible.
This course is aimed at all those professionals and paraprofessionals who wish to gain a greater understanding of the most common specific learning difficulties, how these can be identified, formally diagnosed and ultimately supported in a positive and effective way for all.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
-To gain an understanding of Special Educational Needs; specifically Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD.
-To appreciate causation and the key characteristics of the various specific learning difficulties listed above
• Learn about processes towards and criteria for diagnosis
• The Pros and Cons – Develop an understanding of learning and living from the perspective of an individual with a special educational need, specifically Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and ADD/ADHD.

CONTENT AND METHODOLOGY:
The course methodology will ensure the active involvement of the participants in all phases, that is, prior, during and after the delivery of the course.
More specifically, upon confirmation that the course will take place, the participants will receive preparatory material (if need ed), which will cover all important concepts to be presented during the delivery of the course. The participants will have the opportunity to exchange feedback with the organizer of the course, BlueCore Academy, and the trainer as well as to request any clarification related to the content of the course.
The methodology of the training is based on a combination of three important elements:
• Provision of knowledge required (theory)
• Use of training tools, such as case studies, videos, games, animations & exercises (practice – hands on experience)
• Feedback/reflection (review)
During the delivery of the course, the participants will receive hard copy material, which will cover the content to be presented in all five (5) days of the seminar. The material will be presented in a form of Power Point (PPT) presentations, videos & animations. Moreover, the active involvement and hands on experience of the participants will be secured through various training tools, such as case studies, worksheets, scenarios & exercises. These training tools are necessary to ensure that the theoretical knowledge gained by the participants can be used in real life scenarios; an important aspect & added value for any training course.
At the final day of the course, the participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the information received and the experience gained in the specific field of study. Moreover, the participants and their institutions will be encouraged to be members of BlueCore Academy, an international hub and forum for entrepreneurs & innovators to exchange ideas, novel concepts/approaches & best practices in the area of environment and education.

METHODS:
Lectures, exercises, discussions, teamwork, role-playing, study visits

COURSE TOPICS:
-To provide a more dynamic, and effective education
-To protect minds from the barriers to learning
-A good knowledge
-Experience, skills and more

PROGRAM (Training activities):
-PPT slides
-discussions
-evaluating
-sharing thoughts and ideas with the group
-sightseeing and the school visits

PREPARATION:
After confirming registration, participants will be informed about the details of the course (arrival, daily program). Participants will be able to introduce themselves and bring a few examples of routines and practices that they apply to their teaching.

MODULES:
Module1: Creating more straight and proper conditions for a good understanding
Module2: To prevent the learning process from the barriers
Module3: Usage of training tools, methods and techniques for an effective learning

FOLLOW UP:
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS – SKILLS & COMPETENCES
The course is ideal for school principals, teachers of primary and secondary education, educational advisors (including psychologists) and parents who wish to gain in depth understanding of the most common specific learning difficulties, how these can be identified, formally diagnosed and ultimately supported in a positive and effective way for all.
By the end of the course, delegates will have acquired capabilities to:
• Gain an understanding of Special Educational Needs; specifically Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dyscalculia, ADD and ADHD.
• Appreciate causation and the key characteristics of the various specific learning difficulties
• Learn about processes towards and criteria for early identification (diagnosis)
• Develop an understanding of learning and living from the perspective of an individual with a special educational need, specifically Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and ADD/ADHD.




DAILY TIMETABLE:
1st DAY
(09:00-15:00)
-Welcome to the participants
-A quick introduction to the course
Introduction to Special Educational Needs (SEN)
General Overview of SEN
General Learning Difficulties (GLD) versus Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD): Explanation & Distinction
Coffee Break
Brief Outline of most common Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia – Dyspraxia (DCD) –Dyscalculia – ADD/ADHD
SpLD – Intelligence
SpLD – Memory and Cognitive, Auditory and Visual Processing
SpLD – Impact on Psychological, Social and Emotional Development
-Discussion
2ND DAY
(09:00-15:00)
General Overview of Dyslexia
History, Terminology and Definitions
Causation – Neurological bases for Dyslexia
Coffee Break
Co-morbidity with other Conditions
Identifying Signs
Paths towards Diagnosis
Dyslexia – A Distinct Advantage
-Discussion
3RD DAY
(09:00-15:00)
General Overview of Dyspraxia (DCD)
History, Terminology and Definitions
Causation – Neurological Bases for Dyspraxia (DCD)
Co-morbidity with other Conditions
Coffee Break
Stages of Motor Development
Significance of Motor Development for Everyday Living
Identifying Signs
Towards a Diagnosis
A Word on Dysgraphia
-Discussion
4TH DAY
(09:00-15:00)
The Psychology of Mathematics
Dyslexia – Impact on Mathematics
Dyslexia versus Dyscalculia
Coffee Break
Dyscalculia : Causation – Neurological Bases
Identifying Signs
Implications for Personal Development
Towards a Diagnosis
-Discussion
5TH DAY
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Terminology and Definitions
Development of Attention
Causation – Neurological Bases for ADD/ADHD
Co-morbidity with other Conditions
Coffee Break
Implications for Academic and Social Success
Identifying Signs
Criteria for Diagnosis
Nutrition and ADD/ADHD
Medication and ADD/ADHD
The Attributes of ADHD!
-The course evaluation
-Goodbye

CERTIFICATIONS: At the end of the course; Participants will take ”Certificate of Participant”, ”Europass Mobility Certificate”, ”Staff Mobility Agreement‘‘ and BlueCore International Academy Invoice certificates.

Course Fee: 70 Euros per day for every participant

Course organiser
Blue Core International Academy (eTwinning verified)
Location
Riga, Latvia


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05.04.2021 > 09.04.2021 (ID: 154895)
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