The An t-Alltan conference will not be taking place in Aviemore this September 2020.
As things stand, Gaelic education, along with its associated support services, is facing a number of challenges.
In general terms, such challenges include barriers to attendance caused by teacher workload and difficulties in finding cover for Alltan attendees through a scarcity of teacher supply.
Many Local Authorities have notified Stòrlann of challenges relating to the release of staff and Stòrlann has responded accordingly.
In addition, the Coronavirus situation has served to compromise the planning of gatherings for coming months.
An t-Alltan online
With the intention of building continuity into Stòrlann’s CLPL provision, the Alltan will now take the form of the following:
- Live Virtual Events (Webinar) Live online event with one or two topics
- Recorded Events (Tutorials) Online/offline training in the form of pre-recorded, downloadable tutorial videos, user guides and advisory information
- Hybrid Virtual Events (Webinar) Consists of pre-recorded workshop/tutorial video with the facility to have audience engagement with a tutor/expert at the end of a showing
The possibility of a limited number of locally based bespoke CLPL events (LA specific) will also be considered as Coronavirus arrangements allow