This course will cover what challenges students with ASD face in our schools and the benefits that a Special Class can bring to these students and to the whole school community. It will outline the steps involved in setting up an ASD Class, from both the management side and Class Coordinators point of view, as well as some considerations for schools who are making this positive move in response to evolving needs in their school.
The world we live in is full of stress, anxiety and weapons of mass distraction. Before COVID, stress and lifestyle disease were the epidemics of our time with 18.5 percent suffering from a mental health problem (including anxiety, OCD, depression, addiction etc). Anxiety is the most common mental health challenge. Having tools and strategies at your fingertips to effectively manage stress and overcome anxiety is a key life-skill.
Primary Principals Community of Practice Meeting. If you have already registered for previous meetings you will automatically be invited to this meeting. However if you previously missed out on registration for this community of practice meeting and you would like to join you are welcome to register now.
Please note dates for Term 1 are - 18 October, 15 November and 13 December.
This course will look at the sensory system and how it effects us all, not just children with Special Educational Needs. It will help you to plan for, implement and assess sensory and/or movement breaks in the classroom, in the SET room and in a halla/outside space. It will demonstrate resources and items you might find useful in planning sensory and/or movement breaks.
This course will help you to deal with conflict through effective communication and to gain an appreciation of how dialogue is the catalyst for advancement.
Puppets are a fantastic tool for the classroom. This course is largely based on Siobhán Prendiville’s amazing work with puppets in therapeutic and educational settings. The course will outline ways in which you can use puppets effectively across the curricular areas.
As educators we need to create a positive learning environment to support the empowerment of student voice. The culture we create as the leaders of learning in our individual settings must consist of shared values that are reinforced through effective communication. This introduction session will provide an overview of the principals and practices that form the foundation for an upcoming course series taking place on 03, 10 and 17 November 2021, which will provide a practical guide for teachers to create meaningful opportunities for developing student voice.
Communicating with EAL Learners and Families
Would you like to be able to communicate more effectively with EAL learners and their parents and guardians? Would you like to add to the welcoming nature of your school? Register for this webinar and you will be closer to achieving those goals.
Aimed at: Infant teachers and first class teachers in the primary school. SNA’s could come as well.
3 Night Series - 02/09 and 16 November 2021
Relational work has been identified in research as the principle vehicle for change. This course will explore the research showing the effectiveness of Relationship-Based Practice. Schools are places where many relationships take place, the relationships with children, with their parents, with colleagues and also with ourselves. This course will explore the principles of relational work and how we can affect change through exploring the external and internal realities of people’s lives.
Target Audience:- School Leaders
A Support Group for Primary Teachers in Irish.
Dates for Term 1: 03 & 17 November, 01 & 15 December.
After you register for your first meeting you will automatically be eligible to attend any further meetings that will take place.
How best can we support the Learners in our Classrooms for whom English is an Additional Language?
Follow on sessions from our Introductory Session held on 20 October 2021.
Dates: 03, 10 and 17 November 2021.
Restorative Practice (RP) is both a way of being and a set of skills for building strong relationships and resolving conflict in a simple and emotionally healthy manner. Restorative practices help us develop and sustain strong and happy families, schools, workplaces and communities.
This 6 night course takes place on 03/10/17/24 Novemeber and 01/08 December 2021.
Developing the Role of the Deputy Principal. Community of Practice. Avail of the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss your present role as a Deputy Principal with peer support.
Dates for Term 1 are - 08 November & 06 December
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head.
Taking place over 3 nights - 10, 17 & 24 November 2021
This course is a repeat of our September course.
Free Writing is a commonly used methodology employed by many teachers who want to give their pupils opportunities for writing practise and to develop writing skills. This webinar will be of interest to any teacher who would like ideas on how to develop a love of writing in their pupils through the free writing process.
This webinar is designed for staff returning to schools during a pandemic. It is also relevant to staff working with children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or other trauma.
We are delighted to offer a 3 part series - Introduction to Computer Science for Post-Primary Teachers. Learn about Computer Science and Computational Thinking. Discover how to introduce Computer Science to students from 1st-4th Year, including taking part in challenges that require no devices. No previous experience is required.
Dates: Introduction to Computational Thinking & Computer Science - Mon, Nov 15 4.15pm - 5.15pm, Micro:bit 1 - Thurs, Nov 18 4.15pm - 5.15pm, Micro:bit 2 - Mon, Nov 22 4.15pm - 5.15pm.
Sensory play has countless benefits including the development of gross and fine motor skills, supporting language development, problem solving skills and social interaction. This course will outline what sensory play is and why we use it with the children we work with.
This course takes place over two evenings - 17 and 24 November.
17 November at 5 p.m.
‘Sensory Processing; Effects on Behaviour & Learning - Part 1’
This webinar explores what sensory processing is, with a focus on sensory modulation difficulties. We look at how sensory hyper- and hyposensitivity challenges may present in the classroom, to help increase your understanding of a child’s attempt to self-regulate. Understanding what is going on is a crucial first step in helping children to cope with these sensory challenges.
24 November at 5 p.m
Sensory Processing; Effects on Behaviour & Learning - Part 2’
Building on the knowledge gained in the first webinar, we will further explore how sensory processing affects levels of alertness and arousal. We will discuss practical strategies and environmental adaptations to help the child self-regulate and to promote a calm & alert state conducive to learning.
EAL Learners, Direct Provision and the International Protection Accommodation System
Do you know what your EAL pupils, students and families experience in Direct Provision / the International Protection Accommodation System?
This webinar will enhance your ability to have a better understanding of the context and backgrounds of these learners.
Higher Level Maths Probability Course: Series of 4 Sessions – 4 Classes, 1 hour each
The learning outcomes will be aligned with the learning outcomes of the LC Higher Maths Syllabus.
Training will cover a range of free literacy support software and strategies available to Windows/laptop users, to support students with dyslexia/specific learning disabilities.
The strategies covered in this course are comparable to those in commercial software, such as Read & Write Gold and ClaroRead, commonly recommended for students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.