University of Edinburgh
 

Adapting curriculum materials for VI pupils in mainstream classes: useful strategies and techniques that you can use

Presented on Wednesday 12 May 2010

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 12
Number of Respondents: 12

Overall Assessment: 

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

Enhancement to your expertise

 

2.08

Content and supplementary material

 

2.08

How will you use what you have learned today?
I will be using all the adaptation methods shown today.
I differentiate work, not just enlarge it. I will maybe use the website for resources.
Use of different methods to present materials - not just enlarging!  Further investigation into Books for All.
As a new teacher it was an invaluable chance to learn some 'new tricks' and reassuring that what I do already is on the right track.
Chose no 4 (above rating) due to my job being Braille teacher/VI support for 6 years: I do most of today's info.
I will now adapt materials/provide advice for others in the adaptation of materials with far greater clarity and understanding  I will also have a far greater understanding of LVAs.
I will inform all the teachers who use the school library service about 'CustomEyes', Books for All etc.
In regular adaption of materials supporting pupils in mainstream - ongoing.
In adapting materials required for children who are visually impaired.
I will use everything I have learned today! From awareness raising (of eye conditions) to info on equipment and adapting resources in my everyday practice.

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

Clarity of presentation

1.5

Pacing of course/event

1.58

What was best about the course/event?
Very informative - hands-on part very useful  Lots of visual resources.
The workshops trying-out aids.
Looking at examples of adapted materials. Opportunities for question and answers.
Being able to ask questions and have discussions as the presentations were going on to get clarity and added advice. Group work as it encouraged people to mix and talk.
Strategies and examples.
Everything was very useful, especially practical talk through step-by-step of how to adapt work by Sally and photocopy of instructions for this. Books for All and DDA & ASN Act refresher great too!
I really enjoyed the two talks which Alison gave - they were really informative.
Presentation and discussion of PowerPoint and exchange of experiences from other sensory support workers.
Chance to meet other people from different authorities who do the same job. (2)
Quality information about resources. (2)

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
The slideshow could have been given out to make notes on.
Would have been good to have a copy of the slideshow used in the presentations for reference.
A few tactile examples.
More structured differentiation/tactile/Braille.
I would have liked a hard copy of Alison’s talk.
Opportunity for hands on adapting materials (or accessing) eg; through website.
The use of IT; being shown software and the process of adapting materials.

Any other comments regarding the course?
I would like to see more available resources.
No specification only aimed at Primary and enlargements as opposed to differentiation/Braille. Did not really think it was applicable to myself - this was not the fault of the course itself.
IT resources particularly magnifiers and cameras are of particular interest to explore.
Enjoyed the day, and learned more techniques to help me adapt materials.
Very useful course, practical skills and knowledge were well balanced.

Location and Venue
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Convenience of venue

1.83

Quality of venue

1.58

Have you made use of the website? If yes:

Frequency

 

Helpful

Weekly

Monthly

Less Often

No Response

Yes

No

No Response

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 6

Comment: I attended the CfE course recently and was told that material from this course would be put on the website but it wasn’t.

How did you hear about this course?
SSC Courses Brochure. (6)
Course Leaflet Mailshot. (1)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager. (2)
SSC Newsletter. (1)
Colleague. (1)
SSC Website. (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
ICT (IT resources particularly magnifiers and cameras are of particular interest to explore).

Outcomes Assessment
Chartered Teacher Standard components:

Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment

1.83

your professional knowledge and understanding

1.83

your professional and personal attributes

1.83