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Newsletter - June 2019

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First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course

First Aid Responder (FAR) Training Course - 17th, 18th and 19th June 2019 (Monday to Wednesday - 9am to 3pm) - COST: €100
First Aid Responder (FAR) three-day certified course is the NEW Health and Safety Authority standard for first aid at work. It is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency first aid should the need arise.
PHECC First Aid Responder course takes place over 3 days in Clare Education Centre.  
From 1st Septemer 2017 this course replaces the FETAC Occupational First-Aid Course.
On completion of the First Aid Responder Course participants will possess the following general skills. The ability to: 

  • deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until arrival of emergency medical services.
  • provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including home and recreational settings.
  • display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self-confidence while understanding their limitations. 


Summer Courses 

DCU Summer School - open schooling approaches to inquiry learning in science as part of the European H2020 project - July 8th – July 12th 2019
Venue: NG22 Marconi Building, School of Physical Sciences, Glasnevin, DCU
Date: July 8th – July 12th 2019
Course Facilitators: Dr. Eilish McLoughlin, Dr. James Lovatt and Dr. Theresa Tallon
Approved by the Department of Education for EPV Days
Description: Summer Course for Primary and Post Primary level teachers, now open for Enrolment
This course will provide primary and second level teachers with the knowledge, skills, and resources to support the adoption of open schooling approaches to inquiry learning in science as part of the European H2020 project, Open Schools for Open Societies (OSOS).
See flyer attached with all information.  

Coaching Skills for School Leaders - QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Life and Workplace Coaching (Specialising in Educational Leadership Coaching)

The Clare Education Centre in association with CoachAcademy PLUS is delighted to offer this Coaching Skills for School Leaders - QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Life and Workplace Coaching (Specialising in Educational Leadership Coaching).  
This unique training programme is designed for School Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspiring School Leaders.  This Programme will run from October 2019 to May 2020 over 24 Tuesdays and 4 Saturdays at the Clare Education Centre.  Places are limited.  Closing date for receipt of Application Forms is June 21 - click here for application form.  A detailed course description can be downloaded HERE.   If you have any questions or need further information about this Coach Training Programme for School Leaders please contact Noel Brosnan on 086 8063792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Music Generation Development Officer

Music Generation Development Officer - Kerry, Kildare, Longford, Meath and Tipperary
Kerry ETB, Kildare and Wicklow ETB, Longford and Westmeath ETB, Louth and Meath ETB and Tipperary ETB are now each inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer.  A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by each education and training board and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Local Music Education Partnership in each county.  All five counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.  Five year, fixed-term contract (€46,771 – €57,157)
CLICK HERE for all the information and how to apply. 

Upcoming Workshops/Seminars 

LÁMH - MODULE ONE SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE (ONE DAY COURSE) - Saturday, 7th September 2019 (9.30am to 4pm) COST: €60
This course is for staff members and professionals who have started to work in an environment where Lámh is used and covers 100 Lámh signs and how to support a Lámh user.  Click here to register

LÁMH - MODULE ONE ADD-ON WORKSHOP FOR COMMUNICATION PARTNERS OF CHILDREN USING LÁMH - Wednesday, 18th and 25th September 2019 (6.30pm to 8.30pm) COST: €60
Course Overview: Communication partners of children who use Lámh and who have completed Module One can attend this practical workshop that looks at encouraging Lámh use as well as adding to their Lámh sign vocabulary.  For more information and to register click here.  

This workshop aims to develop the skills required by students to successfully and independently complete Classroom Based Assessments in Science.  The workshop will comprise of hands on activities that will help students acquire the skills needed: to develop a research question (ensuring student choice is to the fore); to develop the planning skills required to successfully approach all aspects of the Classroom Based Assessments; to develop the skills required to evaluate sources for relevance and bias; to reflect and make adjustments to their plans and work and to analyse their final product (self-assessment). 
Register here.  

EMOTIONAL HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND MINDFULNESS FOR RETIRED TEACHERS - 30th September, 7th, 14th and 21st October 2019 (10am to 12pm) COST:  €40
Register here for this Emotional Health and Well-being for Retired Teachers 4 week course.  

SUBJECT PLANNING SESSION FOR SUBJECT COORDINATORS - 3rd October 2019 (4.30pm to 6.30pm)  COST: €10
Discussion based workshop for subject coordinators in relation to maximising the efficiency of subject planning meetings. The session will focus on the following: Establishing meeting norms; Running effective meetings; Identifying and prioritising Agenda items and Using Digital approaches to increase productivity.  Register here

School leadership is a hugely demanding job with on-going change a fact of everyday life. People in leadership are conscious of huge expectations on them and searching for ways to manage stress and share the burden of leadership.  We are also in a transition period as we move from hierarchical models to more participative, collaborative, team-based models that enable, empower and develop people.  In this workshop, we want to look at a practical framework for thinking about how we can be effective around change, at how we can handle conflict and some of the destructive dynamics around leaders, and at ways to survive and stay in good shape as leaders.  Register here.  

THE MIDDLE LEADER – A KEY MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY - 7th, 14th and 21st October 2019 (3 evenings - 7pm to 9.30pm)  COST: €30
This Workshop is aimed at teachers who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership in post primary schools.  For more information and to register Click here.  

THE ROLE OF THE YEAR HEAD IN THE POST PRIMARY SCHOOL - 9th November 2019 (9am to 5pm) COST: €30
This Workshop is aimed at year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head.  Click here to register.  

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