OPEN CALLOUTS
Contribute illustrations for the Dystinct Magazine
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July 2021 Issue

Callout #8 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Love your difference

This article discusses keeping an eye on the human aspect of dyslexia while focusing on the technical parts. It talks of how to develop understanding and empathy in the process of empowering parents, teachers, and community members while improving children’s self-esteem.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
Dyslexia is more than understanding the brain, it is also about protecting the heart!
 
OR
 
The power comes from one’s ability to adapt
 
OR
 
Mistakes and eraser marks in your work are part of being human.

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide:

An illustration of a happy child holding a colorful powerful brain in one hand and a glowing heart in another hand”

OR

“A person with a colourful brain in the head and heart in the chest that are radiating power.”

Callout #7 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Metacognition-What is it?

This article discusses facts about metacognition and how we can help children develop it.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
adult and child either talking or working together

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a teacher/parent and child talking to each other or of a parent/teacher and child doing an obstacle course together”

Callout #6 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Is my child ready to learn how to keyboard?

This article discusses the developmental progression of keyboarding skills and compares handwriting skills with keyboarding skills.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
child typing on keyboard

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a child typing on a computer using a keyboard”

Callout #5 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Phonics instruction in preschool

This article discusses how literacy instruction can start at a young age and the evidence and reason behind why it’s necessary to start that early.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
phonics instruction in preschool

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a group of preschoolers being taught the alphabet sounds and CVC words in a classroom”

Callout #4 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Classroom accomodations for Dysgraphia

This article describes accommodations that can benefit children with dysgraphia within classrooms.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
child having trouble with handwriting

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”an illustration of a child having trouble taking down class notes.”

Callout #3 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: The THREE "E's – Experience, Emotion, & Expertise

This article discusses how learning happens through the complex interplay of overlapping experience, emotion, and expertise domains

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Illustration Guidelines
Reading mastery is a complex process

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: A stable stool with three legs. The words Experience, Emotion and Expertise are written on one leg each of the stool.”

Callout #2 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching

This article discusses the difference between equality and equity in education and the importance of providing culturally responsive instruction to children.

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines
Equality is different to equity
OR
The importance of placing student’s voices and identity at the forefront.

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: A group of children in a classroom who are from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Callout #1 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: The Importance of Evaluating the Whole Child

This article discusses how just observing some of the reading markers of a child that is struggling and simply providing intervention is insufficient.  It stresses the importance of  evaluating the whole child and getting to know their unique profile, strengths and weaknesses before providing them with individualised intervention. 

Illustration theme
Illustration Guidelines

Each individual with dyslexia is different

OR

A dyslexic person has unique strengths and weaknesses

OR

Having dyslexia is more than just an issue with reading and spelling.

You can create the illustration of

The Scarborough’s rope

OR 

Draw a few children each with a differently coloured brain

 

You can also feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO SUBMIT

Instructions for CREATING illustrations

  • If your child can create digital drawings, that would be preferred. If not, illustrations on paper will suffice. (If your child can create a digital illustration please let me know about the software/platform that they will be using to create the file).
  • Please create/draw/colour on an A4 sheet of WHITE paper.
  • Scan the image and send us a clear image of the illustration without shadows. Please do not take a photograph using flash on your mobile device).

Instructions for SUBMITTING illustrations

Subscribe to the news callout newsletter to submit your illustrations with the below info:

  • Short bio- 25-50 words
  • Name of Child
  • Age
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Diagnosis/suspected diagnosis
  • 1-2 high-resolution headshots/ photos of the child