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New addition to Positive Eye courses: on-line accessible, LearnBoosts offer quick, flexible, easy access training packages to Learn – Develop Knowledge – Build Skills Whether experienced professional, newly qualified LearningBoosts are a short burst hour, or a longer in-depth session. Create your own mix and match package to: Support a particular area of development Discuss and review your current practice Develop knowledge about something new
This Wednesday 13th December 2017, Gwyn McCormack from Positive Eye will be presenting a live stream from the Positive Eye Facebook page www.facebook.com/PositiveEye on Positive Looking - a programme of activities to support the development of visual skills. This week during a very practical session Gwyn is talking about Tracking, Scanning and Fixation skills.
This week Gwyn director of Positive Eye is presenting a workshop about award winning Positive Looking - development of visual skills programme for babies and children with VI, complex needs and VI and children with PMLD. A practical workshop rich with resources for each stage of visual skill development . Everyone is welcome. Join Gwyn on the Positive Eye facebook at 7.00pm for a practical and enthusiastically presented workshop. https://www.facebook.com/PositiveEye/
Rachel Pilling, Ophthalmologist says our award winning programme "Vision plays a huge part in learning, so accessing it needs to be part of the everyday curriculum and not something that is just applied for an hour a week. Positive Looking is brilliant ...it can be applied to the whole classroom to enhance learning of children who have different special needs ....' This programme is suitable for any child with VI in mainstream, special schools, early years and home settings
We are delighted to be exhibiting at the Raising the Bar National Conference 2017 next week. We will be sharing how Positive Looking enables the practitioner to have improved understanding of children’s vision and pinpoint and deliver appropriate targeted interventions across the curriculum. It is our first time at this prestigious conference and we look forward to welcoming practitioners to Positive Eye's exhibition area.
This Thursday Positive Eye is hosting a live stream event on resources to support the development of social skills in children with VI/SEND. A set of practical resources and activities will be shared in this 45 minute workshop. Join Gwyn, director of Positive Eye, for this practical and interactive workshop https://www.facebook.com/PositiveEye/
We talked BIG O for OUTCOMES with teachers, SENCO's who attended training on our new resource offering teaching strategies, resource & lesson ideas to enable children with SEND to reach NC Outcome for Eng, Maths & Science, yrs 1 - 6. 'The resources & ideas can be used for children with many different needs. A thorough & comprehensive package which will definitely ensure that individual needs are listened to & addressed.
In the last few months we have developed 4 new products: Positive Outcomes for Children with SEND - creating personalised curriculum's for children with SEND Easy-Easier Child's Voice Toolkit - consult with child, involve in planning support, additional curriculum outcomes linked to National Curriculum Outcomes Training Resource to promote understanding of vision impairment Educational resource: Marvin's Market Adventure and Grandma's Special Birthday Picnic
Positive Eye presenting workshop at 'Getting in touch with literacy conference', New Orleans December 2017
We are thrilled and delighted to have been accepted to present a workshop at the 13th Biennial Conference 'Getting in touch with Literacy' The workshop will be presented by Gwyn and is based on emergent literacy development for children with Vision Impairment. The theme is 'Marketness of Markets' delivered via a lovely story written by Gwyn 'Marvin's Market Adventure and Grandma's Special Birthday Picnic
At the recent NASEN Awards 2017 Positive Looking - development of visual skills programme won 'Inspirational Publication - for making a real difference to children' Positive Looking is an easy to use guide that offers a comprehensive framework to help support and develop a child’s visual skills. In some Local Authorities all special schools have this programme embedded as a strong teaching and learning strand. Also the programme is fully endorsed by an Ophthalmologist.