ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating … Continue reading iRead and EFL: Introducing British Council
Introducing Doukas School Doukas School, a K-12 educational institution with a 100 year history, offers to its 2000 student body one of the most innovative educational and athletic programs in Greece. Doukas School participates in several EU and National R&D Projects (e.g. Erasmus+, Lifelong Learning Programme, Horizon 2020) and has coordinated extensive European Networks (School … Continue reading iRead in Schools: Introducing Doukas School
On 4th July members of the iRead team Mina Vasalou and Laura Benton participated in a Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) professional learning network (PLN) event organised by the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education. These termly events are aimed at specialist teachers in literacy and dyslexia, and provide opportunities for developing and exchanging expertise as well … Continue reading iRead @ UCL Centre for Inclusive Education’s Practitioner-Led Network
We are fortunate to have a wide range of expertise and experience on the iRead project team. In a series of blog posts we will introduce each of our partners and find out what motivated them to get involved in the iRead project. Next up is the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education (introduced by Dr … Continue reading iRead and Struggling Readers: Introducing UCL Centre for Inclusive Education
Building communities of practitioners for digital learning Last month we attended a meeting organised in Luxemburg to introduce the European H2020 funded projects on digital learning. The goal of the day was to draw out synergies and define future priorities. We will focus on one of these priorities: building communities. Many of the attendees worked … Continue reading Building communities of practitioners for digital learning
Project members Wolmet Barendregt, Ylva Hård af Segerstad and Leona Bunting from the University of Gothenburg will be presenting the iRead Project at a conference on school digitisation for school leaders and teachers on 19th June 2017 in Gothenburg. Presentation slides will be made available on the iRead website. For more information see: http://ipkl.gu.se/samverkan/skolans-digitalisering
Who is Dyslexia Action and why are we so excited about being part of iRead.
Professor Kay Berkling from the DHBW team is organising a workshop on Language Teaching, Learning and Technology on 26-30 August 2017.
The iRead kick-off meeting was held at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London, England on 25-27 January. Members from all 17 consortium partners attended the meeting, so it was a great opportunity for everybody to meet, find out about each others' previous experience, knowledge and skills as well as hear their ideas for the project.