Promoting a Whole School Environment, support of pupil learning - Clare Education Centre August
Please note that a non-refundable booking fee of €50 is charged for this course
Promoting a whole-school environment, supportive of pupil learning.
About This Course:
The aims of this course are:
To support the best in students, teachers and Principal, so that they can continue to give of their best, in a safe and respectful environment.Parents, teachers, principal, students and members of management, all working together to promote an environment which supports pupil learning.To promote a safe and respectful learning and teaching environment.To highlight that every person actively involved in the life of the school has a responsibility in promoting an environment which is respectful, safe and where everyone is valued.That each person would take ownership of their own behaviour, reflect upon it and modify it, if it is contrary to the spirit of the school.The purpose of evaluation is to learn. Therefore it is necessary to evaluate what is working in creating a supportive learning environment and what is hindering.
The contents of this course are:-
1) Mission Statement. The purpose of a Mission Statement, it's meaning to those involved in the life of the school, who is involved in its development and how the Mission Statement can be a lived experience in the whole school. The necessity for as many participants as possible, actively engaged in the life of the school, to have an input in moulding the Mission Statement.
2) Code of Conduct/Respect. What Respect means, the formation of a respect policy and how that policy is both implemented and promoted among all those actively involved in the school. In other words, how the Respect Policy isn't just sitting on the shelf, but rather is a lived experience for everyone.
3) Communication. What is respectful and effective communication, the need for respectful communication both among and between staff/students and the consequences when the style or content of communication is contrary to the principles of either the Mission Statement or Code of Respect.
4) Pupil/teacher, interaction/learning/teaching. Not all students learn the same way and equally not all teachers impart knowledge in the same way. Students bring to the learning experience their own learning style, cognitive, emotional and social needs. Equally so, teachers bring their own style of interaction to the relationship. We explore a) pupil profiling b) how personality can impact on the teaching/learning experience and c) how awareness of the different styles can impact positively on the teaching/learning experience.
5) Leadership in the school and in the classroom. Attributes of effective leadership, both in the role of Principal but also in the role as teacher, which marries with the environment of respect and value for all.
6) Whole school evaluation. The purpose and value of assessment whether the school environment is supportive of student learning in all areas who is involved in the process, the scope of evaluation and the formation of a clear and concise assessment tool.
|Course date||21-08-2017 9:30 am|
|End Date||25-08-2017 2:00 pm|
|Location||Clare Ed. Centre|