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Join us on 11 February 2021 for a webinar with Martin Bloomfield to get a better understanding of dyslexia and tips for teaching dyslexic students.

About the webinar

During this webinar, participants will leave with three measurable takeaways: First, a greater understanding of the scale of the problem the education system faces due to its general lack of dyslexia awareness, coupled with the ability to communicate the urgency and importance of this problem to important actors (school heads, teachers, authors, etc); second, a deepened understanding of what dyslexia is, and how it affects the learner in an EFL context, coupled with an appreciation of the types of learning and communication that work and don’t work; and third, some simple teaching tips that will work (almost) immediately, allowing greater learning in – and out of – the classroom.

Together, these takeaways form a “toolkit” – a gauge to help participants see where the problems lie, a spirit level to allow them to find the right balance for a learning environment, and a spanner to help them adjust and tighten up what they’re already doing.

Date: 11 February 2021

Time: 12:00pm UK time. See what time this is where you are

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About the speaker

Martin has worked in intercultural dyslexia awareness for twenty years, speaking in front of governments, departments of International Trade, and conferences worldwide. He holds visiting lectureships at universities in Britain, Germany, France, and Russia, trains teachers from around the European Union, and is authoring a chapter for a major publication on Innovative Teaching in Early Years Education.

Currently driving European projects to provide an interculturally-consistent measuring tool for dyslexia assessment across the EU, and to provide free online SEN teacher training around the continent, Martin runs the Dyslexia Bytes project, while completing his PhD at the University of York, England.

Read Sandy Millin's interview with Martin in August 2020

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How to watch the webinar

Our webinars are free.

They take place in Zoom. You do not need any special equipment to watch the webinars apart from a computer with the audio on. 

Registration

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  1. Click on the link that was emailed to you when you registered for the webinar
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Certificates

Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. The link to obtain your certificate is provided in the following places:

  • At the end of the webinar in the chat box
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