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Getting in Touch with Literacy

Conversations on Literacy: Content and Connections. Our next virtual conversation is: Monday, November 14, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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While we wait to gather again in-person in 2023, we invite you to participate in a series of virtual conversations.  These virtual sessions will capture the spirit of in-person interactions with robust conversations using a variety of breakout rooms and other online meeting tools. 

Our next virtual conversation is:
Monday, November 14, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

This fifth virtual “Conversations on Literacy: Content and Connections” will be a Joyful Journey of Stories in a Virtual World.  Join Gwyn McCormack, from the United Kingdom, to discuss how to make literacy opportunities for families simple, possible, and doable using a multi-sensory approach in a virtual environment. 

Gwyn uses her many years of experience as a Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI) and Head of Service to deliver imaginative and creative approaches, within easy-to-use frameworks. She founded Positive Eye in 2008, to provide practical courses and a range of resources for practitioners working with children and young people with vision impairments.

Gwyn is also collaborating with the Deafblind Projects in the Southeast and Midwest States (USA) to bring Sparkly Story Shows to hundreds of children and their families.  These Story Time Shows are strengthening the literacy outcomes for children with complex learning needs.  Join us November 14, 2022, to learn more about these exciting projects. 

Register Now for Conversations Session Five – Joyful Journey of Stories in a Virtual World 

Topics and dates for the additional Conversations on Literacy will be announced as they are confirmed. For more information, check the Getting In Touch With Literacy website (where you can also find more information on the rescheduled 2023 in-person conference.).

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