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The Literacy Bundle consists of four courses aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and educational practitioners teaching learners with multisensory impairments, and more complex needs, reading skills.

 

These courses are aimed at special schools and specialist provisions working with learners with complex needs; autism and SEND. They are suitable for teaching assistants, teachers, therapists and other educational practitioners.

 

Led by Dr. Sarah Moseley who has a solid research background which includes a master’s degree and PhD in Special Education, focusing on the teaching of reading for pupils with SEND and inclusion; and Richard Hirstwood who is passionate about enabling educators/practitioners to maximise the impact of delivering sensory learning opportunities.

 

The courses in the Bundle are sequential and begin with Richard Hirstwood’s ‘The Senses and Learning.’ This establishes the foundation of why learners need to develop their sensory skills for learning and ways to do this.  In ‘Creating Engaging Sensory Stories’ Richard then moves to how to use sensory stories as a vehicle to develop prerequisite reading skills.  In Teaching Reading to All Part One, Dr. Sarah Moseley then works through how applying a basic understanding of good practice teaching of reading for typically developing learners, supports the teaching for children with more complex learning needs.  In Teaching Reading to All Part Two, Sarah then moves to how high expectations of competence and using a multisensory approach within diverse and rich literacy experiences creates the ideal learning environment for all learners developing as readers.

 

A full course curriculum, details about your tutors and testimonials are available by clicking the individual course below.

Teaching Reading to All – Part 1

Teaching Reading to ALL – Part One £48 (Single Ticket) or part of the Literacy Bundle – On this course you will learn how to apply a basic understanding of good practice teaching of reading for typically developing learners, to support the teaching for children with more complex learning needs. This is achieved through a…

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Teaching Reading to All – Part 2

Teaching Reading to ALL – Part Two Raising Attainment and Confidence £48 (Single Ticket) or part of the Literacy Bundle – Learning to read is well established as a key to education, but do we know enough about how it develops and how to support all our learners?  If learning to read defines our success,…

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The Senses and Learning

The Senses and Learning –  £36 (Single Ticket) or included in all Bundles – Our senses play a vital role in living and learning.  It is important to understand how our learners receive and understand the information that their senses send to them. In ‘The Senses and Learning’ we look in-depth at each of our…

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Creating engaging sensory stories

Creating Engaging Sensory Stories £36 (Single Ticket) or part of the Literacy and Sensory Learning bundle – A guide for teachers and teaching assistants working with children and young adults with complex needs, autism and SEND. For all learners, with or without SEND, sensory stories can be much more interactive and engaging than stories read…

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Online learning: practicalities

 

Each course contains a mixture of video, text, photos, infographics, downloadable resources and a quiz.

 

Modules within the course end with a summary of key points

 

Each module includes Reflective Practice activities

 

Learning can be accessed in any location, on any device, at any time

 

A side bar indicates progress through the course

 

All movies are closed captioned in English

 

On completion of each course a certificate can be downloaded and printed

 

Each individual staff member has their own login 

 

Learning is flexible and convenient 

 

Any learning or reflective practice can be revisited

The Literacy Bundle Costs

Access to the Literacy Bundle is for 12 months – plenty of time to learn when it suits you.

To buy up to 50 users/logins costs £795 plus VAT.

To buy 100 users/logins costs £1590 plus VAT.

To buy 150 users/logins costs £2300 plus VAT.

We can give you a quote for numbers inbetween these – please email lois@hirstwood.com or call 01524 426395 to discuss a specific number of logins/costs.

Once the number of logins is agreed, a PO number will confirm your order.

To create access for your school or setting we will need:

 

  1. A spreadsheet of names and email addresses of staff who need access to the online learning.  This should be in .xlsx or .csv with separate columns for first name/last name and email address.  Please check that the email addresses are correct!

 

  1. A name and email address for a designated ‘administrator’ for your account.

 

The administrator will be able to track the progress of each individual member of staff through the online learning.

 

Each member of staff will have their own unique account which they will log into using the email address supplied. Once enrolled, staff will receive an email with their login instructions.