19-Jun-24 | News

Be ThAT Parent- Assistive Technologies and families

Be ThAT Parent – Unlocking the Transformative Power of Assistive Technologies
Introductory Zoom webinar: Friday 28th June, 11.00am-12.30pm

Be that parent assistive technology logoDeveloping the use of Assistive Technologies in mainstream classrooms can have a transformative impact on learner progress. So, what happens when we extend this offer to homes too?

We are offering parents and carers of students (aged 5-19) an opportunity to join a new, free webinar on assistive technology use, following the highly successful “Be ThAT Teacher” professional development programme.

Between January 2022 and July 2023, Microlink Education designed and delivered two transformational school improvement projects, with our delivery partner nasen (nationally recognised experts in the development of Special Education Needs provision). Funded by the Department for Education, and involving over two hundred primary and secondary schools, the project aimed to develop awareness and understanding of the power of assistive technologies to transform mainstream and targeted teaching and learning. The programmes were an unqualified success, with impact seen in terms of pupil engagement, motivation and access to learning.

Following this, we are currently offering an extended programme (funded by HSBC) to schools from around the world. As a new development, we want to create a service for parents and carers.

Microlink Co-Head of Education, Nic Ponsford, will introduce parents to the use of Assistive Technologies at home, and to use this knowledge to empower meaningful conversations with schools, especially at transition.

If you would like to be part of this national pilot, as a parent, a teacher, or as an informed contributor who works in this space, please email piers.gardner@microlinkos.com or JOIN ON THE DAY  HERE