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BATOD CPD Study Day and AGM

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Saturday 8 March 2008

09.30 – 16.00

St Cecilia’s, Wandsworth Church of England School, Sutherland Grove, Wandsworth, London SW18 5JR
St John's RC School, Church Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6DF
Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Web photo album of the event

- who can you spot?

This ground-breaking CPD study day offered a unique opportunity to listen to speakers, not only present at St Cecilia's but also in the USA, Boston Spa and Edinburgh using the Phonak i-learn video link. Demands of work-place and personal life puts great strains on attending courses which are some distance away and the use of Phonak i-learn has alreday proved that local INSET (for example the Ear Foundation Twilight lectures) can be shared both 'live' at the time of presentation and also viewed after the event at a personally convenient time. Recently i-learn hosted a 'virtual' international conference that enabled delegates to take part in lectures presented in several countries by eminent leaders in the field.

Dipping BATOD's toe in the water has shown that some members are already taking part in e-learning. e-learning CPD can offer flexibility, open access, discussion with far flung colleagues, most recent evidence base ability of all to participate without feeling nervous. As an introduction the main BATOD conference will be augmented by satellite meetings in the North - at St John's School, Boston Spa and Moray House in Edinburgh.

Join the meeting at the most convenient venue and share the networking and locally provided workshops as well as the speakers from other venues.

BATOD would like to thank Chris Cartwright (Phonak) for his support, encouragement and technical expertise in presenting this conference to BATOD members in three venues using Phonka iLearn technology.

Thanks also to Kevin Harrington (St John's School Boston Spa) for his enthusiasm and conviction that 'it would work' which has resulted in the conference becoming a reality and Fiona MacKenzie who ensured that BATOD Scotland was included in the planning.


09.15 Registration, Exhibition, Coffee
10.00 Welcome and Introduction Alison Weaver
10.10   Video Conferenced presentations from Wandsworth, USA, Boston Spa and Edinburgh
  • 10.10   Chris Cartwright      (potential of i-learning)
  • 10.20   Harold Johnson           (how we are doing it in the US)
  • 10.30   Wendy McCracken     (e-blend ToD Training)
  • 10.40   Rachel O'Neill             (e-learning language modification)
  • 10.50   Jacqui Webber-Gant   (Onlineinset for TAs)
11.00   Networking, Exhibition, Coffee, Comfort break
11.30   Workshop One (Workshops based on conference venue)  
plus video workshop London Grid for Learning – video conferencing with pupils plus iVisit workshop Harold Johnson USA
12.30 Lunch, Exhibition, Networking
13.45BATOD AGM and Presidential handover to Ann Underwood
14.30Workshop Two (Workshops based on conference venue)  
plus video workshop Rachel O’Neill from Moray House
15.30Tea, Coffee, Networking
15.45Conference Close

Speakers and workshop presenters at the three venues for this conference

  • Chris Cartwright, Audiology & Education Manager, Phonak UK
  • Harold Johnson, Deaf Education Teacher Preparation, Michigan State University, USA
  • Wendy McCracken, Senior Lecturer in the Education of the Deaf
  • Rachel O'Neill, Lecturer in Deaf Education, Moray House School of Education
  • Jacqui Webber-Gant, Online Project Training Officer
  • Tina Voizey and Martin Smith,Widgit
  • Cath Smith, Deafsign - Let's Sign and Write
  • Lynda Holland - Birmingham
  • Joyce Sewell-Rutter, Education Consultant, Ewing Foundation
  • Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq, Deafax
  • Judy Halden, Sarah Beadly, Maria Cameron and Elizabeth Kraft Speech and Language Therapists
  • Nancy Allen and the team from Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth
  • Matthew Ward, FourForm Ltd and Malcolm Strang, Eastington Primary School
  • Anne Worsfold and Cate Calder, Cued speech
  • Clare Armitage, Alison Phillips and Joanne Kirsopp, Wakefield
  • Angela Cordingley, St John's School, Boston Spa
  • Alison Paton and Tina Kirwin, Manchester Hearing Needs Service
  • Suzanne Harrigan, The Ear Foundation