University of Edinburgh

SSC Course 8: Twilight Networking Opportunity for Teachers of the Deaf and Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Presented on Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 29
Number of Respondents: 28

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Poor = 1; Excellent = 5

Enhancement to your expertise




Content and supplementary material




Will you do anything differently as a result of today's training?

Yes, better assessment of children.
Yes, look at BLENNZ, consider Activity Planning Guide, Language Master.
I will try the activity planning guide.
Try to include some of the suggested activities.
Further implement the Complexity of Task/Environment planning.
Yes, some new ideas.
Complexity guide - will definitely use.
Just hope to find out more about CVI.
Consider Activity Planning.
Take info on board and share with authority.
Incorporate additional tests into FVA (Functional Vision Assessment).
More reading of some of the references.
Yes, my approach to a certain pupil's issues.
I am unsure if anything has a direct impact, but useful to know.
Make more of an effort to network.
Contact Crosshouse re training and pupils!
Made me think about radio aid issue in a different way.
Going to reflect on some of the issues discussed, e.g. how radio and systems are viewed. Find out more.

How would you rate the following: Poor = 1; Excellent = 5

Enhancement to your expertise




Content and supplementary material




What was best about the course/event?

Asking questions and obtaining guidance.
Really interesting topics. Delivery was engaging. The assessment of complexity of tasks was very interesting and something that would be very worthwhile to undertake for all children.
All was relevant and informative.
Good to think more deeply about CVI children.
It was a subject integral to my work.
Excellent delivery of information on how to assess/what to look for.
Liaise with colleagues, find out about courses available. Presentation itself.
CVI presentation.
Very entertaining presentation.
Excellent information on CVI. Opportunity to meet others.
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenters.
Learning new information. Hearing from other QTVIs and their area.
Additional CVI input. Chance to network.
Some useful advice/pointers towards reading and websites.
Networking with other ToDs.
The question and answer section with Joe O'Donnell was really excellent. (2)
Relevant update of info.
Networking opportunity.
Both opportunity to network and speaker's input.
BSL bill info.
Networking with west coast colleagues!
Listening to ToDs and educational audiologist.
It was good to share with other ToDs and to hear Joe's point of view on issues.
Meeting colleagues from other authorities. Sharing experiences.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More time! (4)
It was quite a rush to get into town for 4:30 pm.
I would like to know more about how to improve CVI once a diagnosis has been made.
Twilight over a few evenings. Very quick. Handouts. (2)
Venue - although it is good to have this type of course in the West, this venue wasn’t great for parking etc. (5)
More opportunities to talk to colleagues.

How did you hear about this course?

SSC eBulletin: 1
Course Info Email from SSC: 18
Co-ordinator/Line Manager: 5
Colleague: 1
SSC Website: 2

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Teaching braille to children with cognitive delay.
More on CVI.
Interventions for CVI - particularly for very young or complex children.
Practical workshops.
More Glasgow based training.