First Steps to Teaching Braille
Presented on Thursday & Friday, 30 September and 1 October 2010
This two-day course is intended for teachers who support children who require Braille to access the same learning opportunities as their peers. Other professionals and parents may also find this course interesting and appropriate.
Day One: Introducing Pre-Braille skills and Braille in the Early Years may be more suitable for those involved with younger children.
Day Two: Braille for older pupils including the use of Braille Technology.
Target Audience: Teachers of the visually impaired, classroom teachers and support staff, other professionals and parents.
Presenters: Janis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre;
Elaine Brackenridge, The Royal Blind School and other experienced teachers of the visually impaired.
Programme: Day 1
- 10.20 am Introduction: Braille - Why bother?, Janis Sugden
- 11 am Introducing Braille across the stages, Elaine Brackenridge
- 11.30 am Workshops: Pre Braille activities for younger children (Word doc)
- 1.30 pm The young braillist in the mainstream school, Elaine Brackenridge
- 2.30 pm Case studies to consider
- 3.30 pm Course Evaluation and close
- 10.30 am Literacy: Braille and Print, Janis Sugden
- 3.45 pm Course Evaluation and close
Programme: Day 2
10.20 am Introduction, Janis Sugden
11.30 am Braille Maths: Concepts and Equipment, Elaine Brackenridge
1.30 pm Braille Technology: Some pros and cons, Janis Sugden
3.15 pm Discussion and Questions