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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
I am an education specialist who has worked on distance and e-learning programmes for many years at Brunel University, Open University and University of Oxford.
Since leaving my FT role at the University of Oxford I have spent the last 5 years as head of Education and Training at Dyslexia Action developing and delivering a very successful antionally and internationally based e-learning programmes for teachers in schools, F/HE and other settings specialising in the teaching of literacy, focussing on literacy acquisition problems and dyslexia up top Postgraduate level.
It has over 1,000 current students studying and working on courses and seminars, of which over 500 are studying Postgraduate level courses in partnership with the university of York. and a thriving community of Practice of specialist teachers.
I am now working as a consultant developing national standards and programmes on DFE funded projects and providing e-learning and action learning support on a consultancy basis
I am interested in working with other educators developing and delivering e-learning courses and support.
Project Director for Professional Development framework Project to establish the knowledge and skills teachers and other supporters of learners with dyslexia-SpLD need to effectively carry out their roles in the workforce at various stages of their careers.
An audit tool, available to all teachers, teaching assistants etc and more information about the project can be freely accessed vis the Dyslexia-SpLD website at http://www.thedyslexia-spldtrust.org.uk/resources-professionaldevelopmentframework/
The freamework is useful as a training needs analysis tool for individuals, to SENCOs, headteachers, CPD advisers in schools and those developing courses in universities and other training settings to inform CPD development
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