28/03/2019 : Tactile Universe Presenter Workshop Training Birmingham
Tactile Universe Presenter Workshop Training - Birmingham
|County||West Midlands (GB142)|
West Midlands (GB142)
The Tactile Universe (www.TactileUniverse.org) is an STFC Nucleus Award funded public engagement project based at the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. The project has used input and feedback from the UK’s vision impaired (VI) community to produce a suite of tactile 3D images of astronomical objects which can be used to help VI students access topics in current astronomy research, particularly those related to galaxies research. If you are a teacher, science communicator, outreach officer or an interested member of the public who would like to use our resources with your local VI community, we would like to invite you to join us for a day of learning about the project and the free resources that we have to offer. The day will consist of a general introduction to the project, the team and the tactile models that we have produced; demonstrations of our example accessible workshops for Key Stage 2 and 3 students (upper primary and lower secondary school); discussions of best practice when working with VI students; demonstrations showing how you can make your own tactile models using our custom software; and a networking session.
The event is kindly being hosted by the University of Manchester. Workshop attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will also be provided for all participants. Please note that in addition to this workshop, four other training sessions will be held in: Manchester, 14th January 2019 Edinburgh, 20th February 2019 London, 8th April 2019 Portsmouth, 8th May 2019 As places for each workshop are limited, we would suggest choosing to attend the workshop most geographically suitable for you if this is at all possible. For more information on the training sessions, school workshops, availability of our resources or project in general, please do not hesitate to contact the Tactile Universe team at [email protected]
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