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  • 10.05  employability skills10.35  Darren Hirst, Chesterfield College.  Inclusive Learning, Enrichment and Work Experience in Foundation Studies.11.10 break11.25 Disability Employment Project, Derbyshire CC11.55 employability resources12.10 Lyn – Ofsted on RARPA12.15 RSC update12.30 AOB1.00   Lunch and networking after lunchdemo of the Schoolpod Destinations and Outcomes ILP
  • esafety and employability skillsPadletORSheets : badge canvas
  • esafety and employability skillsPadletORSheets : badge canvas
  • OU, 3DGames Lab, Microsoft, NASA,
  • replacing statements with birth- to-25 education, health and care planimproving cooperation between all services and requiring LAs and health authorities to work together.From Jane Raca ‘Standing up for James "The council does not have the resources to fulfil all of its statutory obligations and so may avoid identifying a need which it cannot meet … It relies on applicants' lack of knowledge about their rights to achieve this,"
  • replacing statements with birth- to-25 education, health and care planimproving cooperation between all services and requiring LAs and health authorities to work together.
  • Taking the photo of the text is made possible by the reader, which provides for the correct distance and alignment of the paper. Pop-up Reader is an adaptation to the iPhone which allows a person with a visual impairment to read a paper letter or other document using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) apps.It uses mainstream hardware (any iPhone 3GS or later) and apps together with VoiceOver. It replaces a dedicated piece of assistive technology costing between £500 and £2,000. The Letter Reader itself can be made at home for £2, or produced cheaply using a laser-cutter.  The Sept 2013 Enabling Tech Report from the Beaumont projects:
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    • 1. Accessibility and Inclusion Forum 12 November 2013 Martin Cooke, ILT Advisor
    • 2. statistics on disability Connexions Notts (2010) less than 1.5% with a Statement of SEN progress into paid employment 5.2 million people of working age are disabled Over 2 million have a visual impairment 1.5 million have learning difficulties over 7 million have literacy problems More than half of disabled adults of working age are unemployed Accessibility Forum 2
    • 3. SpringboardTV It's given them a real taste of what it's like to work in industry. You could potentially have a learner coming to the college and feeling as if they're being employed at SpringboardTV. You're not coming to college to do a BTec diploma in media, you're coming to the college to work for SpringboardTV and you happen to get that and many other things on your journey through. And at the end you go off to a destination and it feels seamless, it feels like you've had one experience and gained a huge amount on the way through. College of West Anglia
    • 4. Programme (flexible to take account of input, collaboration and networking) 10.05 Employability Skills 10.20 Chesterfield College Foundation Studies 11.10 break 11.25 Disability Employment Project Margaret Spencer, Derbyshire CC 11.55 Employability resources Martin Cooke 12.10 Ofsted on RARPA Lyn Lall 12.15 RSC update Martin Cooke 1.00 Lunch Darren Hirst Karen Green
    • 5. Padlet double click anywhere on the wall and start typing
    • 6. employability skills: Employability and Disability Only 8% of apprenticeships are people who have declared LLDD Is the Access to Work scheme helpful? There is ESF funding for those in employment so is it lack of awareness amongst employers? lack of awareness amongst providers? These and other questions are raised in the SFA survey
    • 7. employability skills: Supported Internships for Ls with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16 to 24 with a Statement, LD Assessment, or Education, Health and Care Plan not being ‘rolled out’ as such, but available nationally from September 2013 via all FE, 6th F + ISCs Partnership between LA, provider, and employer Goal: move into paid employment. on-the-job training, study for relevant qualifications Job coaches support employers: • increasing confidence working with interns • understand business case for employing a diverse workforce • support at the end of the internship for those not offered a paid job Funding: EFA core funding (Elements 1 +2) and top up from LA high needs budget (Element 3) DWP Access to Work fund for job coach + expenses
    • 8. employability skills: employability and technology Blended learning could help to meet workplace needs: • • • • Employability skills Digital skills personalisation Multimedia Do trainers have the necessary knowledge and skills? Do employers have the necessary knowledge and skills?
    • 9. employability skills: case studies Foxwood Academy person-centred transition planning with a focus on employment; a vocational curriculum for disabled young people 14-19. Abingdon & Witney College: Digital employment skills for 21st century students in FE Digital employability skills for L3 students in FE using video conferencing and webinars. Trained to use a webinar platform and to set up and run 8 webinars with local employers around the theme of ‘What does an employer want from an employee? Homefield College ebay business and internet café Open Badge Adventure at Borders College Mozilla Open Badges ecosystem offers an opportunity to increase student engagement, retention and employability. Chesterfield College Inclusive Learning, Advocacy, Enrichment and Work Experience in Foundation Studies
    • 10. employability skills: case studies Using technology to reflect on work experience placements by sharing with other students at Cardonald College Learning for Work Course : full-time course for schoolleavers. Aims to prepare young people with LD for life after school, and transition from school to college or employment. Building skills for life and work , personal awareness, work preparation, IT, job search skills and independent travel. Boston College E&D Employers Frank Hanson Working with Holocaust Centre, JustLincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Hospice. Equality and Diversity in the workplace good practice guide. Henshaws College: media social enterprise transferable employability skills through an accessible and purposeful media social enterprise.
    • 11. employability skills: case studies LSIS SFA Equality and Diversity projects Many of these include employment and apprenticeships, and there is a focus on inclusion. Some projects make use of technology.
    • 12. Disability Confident campaign July 2013, ‘Disability Confident’, a new 2 yr campaign encouraging businesses to employ more disabled workers, and to take on more apprentices, trainees and interns with disabilities or learning difficulties. Guidance on employing disabled people
    • 13. technology: print impairments
    • 14. technology eportfolios tablets Tesco Hudl £119 free open source tools Xmind Balabolka
    • 15. open badges Do you want to make links with employability skills? Badges related to real world skills will be worth having in your eportfolio. non-traditional skills eg Mozilla’s web literacy standards: not formal education but important skills in today’s online world. No academic qualifications but online learning skills or community involvement recognised. Wicked competences and soft skills teamworking, empathy, honesty, integrity, participation, collaboration etc esafety Digital footprint
    • 16. open badges Learner Progress • • • • • • • • • • achievement attainment employability soft skills recognition / accreditation of prior learning modes of assessment linking to standards access and inclusion library / learning resources MOOCs Staff Development CPD, HR, recognition, modes of assessment, linking to standards (GTC etc.), access and inclusion, library / learning resources, MOOCs
    • 17. Who is using open badges? Disney/Pixar, Microsoft, NASA, OU Moodle 2.5 Site badges - available to users site-wide and related to the site wide activities, like finishing a set of courses. Course badges - available to users enrolled in the course and related to the activities that happen inside the course.
    • 18. open badges in Moodle 2.5 Moodle 2.5 includes Open Badges Part 1 - Part 2 – Setting up the Quiz and Looking at Badges Part 3 – Making the Badge Part 4 – Setting up the Backpack Part 5 – Getting my Badge Part 6 – Getting my Badge pt 2 Moodle is the first widely-used platform to support badges. Teachers can now design and award their own badges for any users on their sites, using their own criteria. These badges are compatible with the Open Badges standard from Mozilla, and can be used outside Moodle as well. For more on open badges:
    • 19. Digital Me esafety badges Open Badges For anyone over 13 use on social networks and CV sites using Mozilla Open Badge technology Find out about Open Badges on Makewaves To take part in the Safe programme and start awarding Safe badges to your students, sign up at
    • 20. Open Badge Designer
    • 21. Badge Canvas
    • 22. Events In Brief: Assessing effective use of technology for quality and improvement Online 6 Dec, 2013 1.15-2.00 pm new self-assessment tool, RAPTA, which links into reporting (SAR) processes, quality improvement plan and the Ofsted CIF Work Based Learning Forum 15 Nov 2013 Access Learning, Nottingham Study Programmes and Traineeships Preparing for Safer Internet Day and beyond Thursday 28 November Online event The 11th Safer Internet Day (SID 2014) is 11 February 2014. Theme for the day: Let's create a better internet together
    • 23. Jisc FE and Skills funding call
    • 24. Children and families Bill 2013 Part of the provision is for Special educational needs (SEN) extend the SEN system from birth to 25, giving children, young people and their parents greater control and choice in decisions EHCPs personal budgets for families multi-agency joined up approach House of Lords Committee - archive of committee at work
    • 25. Children and families Bill 2013 Code of Practice LLDD post-16 • • • • • • • EHC plans and collaboration between services Big focus on transition and right of students to be heard Greater choice for parents and young ppl Positive outcomes: employment, HE, etc Preparation for adulthood Extends to 19-25 yr olds Students and Teachers can request an assessment respond online
    • 26. tablet accessibility Fil McIntyre’s presentation on tablet accessibility
    • 27. xerte accessibility xerte 2.1 download Xerte 2.1 is available from the download page. Do you need it? If you are still on 1.9 then most certainly as xerte is now html5 and playable on mobile devices. New look and some additional features: • accessibility button for changing colours • ARIA landmarks (for the blind using screenreaders) • SCORM improvements to track how long spent on each page
    • 28. NADP Student Planner
    • 29. JISC RSC esafety offer
    • 30. BYOD and Flipped Learning Resources from Insight events create iMovie Animoto evaluate Skype Flipboard analyze diigo apply Show me understand Idea sketch remember iBook Posterous ExplainEverything Socrative More on digital Bloom at
    • 31. Sector priorities: some thoughts from EM LPs Study programmes: changes to funding mean less money per L; less time per qualification. Also reduced funding for tutorial programmes. LPs will increasingly turn to technology to support independent learning BYOD: ensuring infrastructure can cope; need good connectivity to support independent L (WBL) 24+ loans; money given to employer, rather than provider, so spotlight on value MIS, better use of data – complicated systems need simplifying Growth in apprenticeship funding – employability Use of VLEs/cloud technology LP priorities BYOD: moving away from investing in kit - actively encouraging users to bring devices equitable access by improving external connectivity; develop user friendly interface. Technology for independent learning How to balance core offer with bespoke training Expanding e-Learning team to support College strategy to move towards more online delivery
    • 32.
    • 33. Disability Employment Project to support disabled people to find training, work experience, voluntary work and paid employment Disability Employment Project G21 Derbyshire County Council County Hall Matlock DE4 3AG Tel: 01629 532441 or 01629 532159 email
    • 34. PAVES Paid and Voluntary Employment Services Markham Vale Paves provide voluntary and paid work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in a wide variety of settings located mainly in Bolsover, NE Derbyshire and Chesterfield. Contact: Jane Abbott
    • 35. Jisc RSC East Midlands • email: • RSC Moodle Accessibility Forum 37