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  Course Details
Exploring Current Issues in Assessment and Learning
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 2 Minutes: 30
  Event Address
Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 0330 135 7030
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 18/06/2019 - 18/06/2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 163.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15678-180619
   Audience Restriction
Members £163, non-members £198
   Course Summary
The workshop offers ways to improving assessing, and teaching and learning. Avoiding common errors in assessing and using the symbol digit modalities test is the assessment part of the course, whilst the use of mindfulness and Executive Function model will be explored for teaching and learning.
   Course Detail
The 2019 Current Issues day incorporates 4 topics, 2 of which are SASC Authorised: 

Avoiding common mistakes when assessing- Louise Green (SASC 1 hour 15 mins)

The workshop is designed to cover various strategies to help avoid some errors that can be made during the assessment process.  Louise will look at ways to help work more efficiently in administrating tests, marking subtests, converting scores, reading tables in test manuals, recording results and writing up assessments.

SDMT – current issues regarding the SDMT- Lesley Burnett (SASC 1 hour 15 mins)

The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) is a test that is used to assess visual processing. Many assessors find it a useful addition to their test battery, but it needs to be used with care.

Lesley will explore the ‘strengths and weaknesses' of the SDMT and go over the SASC guidance. She will also explain how to score and interpret the test.

Using the Executive Function model to understand & support a range of specific learning differences - Dr Karisa Krcmar

Executive Functions are the mental processes that allow the individual to control behaviour and perform a range of complex tasks like planning and organising; emotional control and internal monitoring of actions to avoid distractions and reduce procrastination. Good cognitive skills lead to improved self-esteem, which is a crucial factor in academic success due to the inter-relationship of belief, capability and action. 

Delegates are asked to come with a student in mind to explore together how this approach can help both student and specialist tutor develop an appropriate support package.

Mindfulness for primary aged learners with SpLD - Denise Drinkwater

Mindfulness has become very fashionable and is big business. From mindfulness courses and teaching to retreats to colouring books. It can be very complex and confusing. So how can you create a mindful experience in the classroom and become more mindful yourself? Denise will talk about what mindfulness is as well as suggest methods and strategies that you can use in the classroom that will enhance the children's (and your) lives.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • This course is open to any person without a specialist qualification, however, to claim the SASC hours the participant must have a level seven qualification in assessment
   Learning Outcomes
  • To reduce common errors in assessment
  • To reduce errors using the Symbol Digit Modalities Test
  • To apply the Executive Function model to neurodiverse learners
  • • To apply mindfulness approaches to neurodiverse learners