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Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Primary - 26th June 2019

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Primary
Newsletter - 26 June 2019

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Have a great summer break. 

Summer Courses 

Limited spaces available on Clare Education Centre Summer Courses 2019
Limited spaces available on summer courses, see below.  Please see flyer attached with details of our Summer Courses.  

Spaces available in the following Summer Courses next week (1st July to 5th July 2019)

  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Tulla N.S - Register HERE
  • Science, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE 
  • The Story of Ennis, Ennis NS - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - St. Senan's N.S, Kilrush - Register HERE 
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Miltown Malbay N.S - Register HERE
  • Tin Whistle, Ennis N.S - Register HERE 

Clare Education Centre Summer Courses - 19th August to 23rd August 2019

  • Teacher and Artist partnership as a CPD Model, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE
  • Weaving Well-being, Tulla N.S - Register HERE
  • A Field and workshop application of digital imaging using Loophead's coast (August), Loophead - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Clare Education Centre (AUGUST) - Register HERE
  • 21st Century Problem Solving in the Classroom - Scoil na Mainistreach Quin - Register HERE
  • Activating Artistry and Creativity in Language Learning, Clare Education Centre - Register HERE

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.  

Out & About in the Burren - 1st to 5th July 2019
Venue: Hyland's Burren Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Experience the unique environment of the Burren Region.  See flyer attached with all details.  

The Year Round Organic School Garden (For Wildlife and Wellbeing) - Monday July 1st to Friday July 5th - Cost: €80
Venue: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scariff Co. Clare

This course demonstrates how to plan and  create an organic school garden. It shows how to develop various habitats and increase biodiversity in the school grounds.  We will look at an established school garden, and also audit, plan and design a garden for a new location. We will look at the cross curricular potential that a school garden offers and how it integrates with SESE, SPHE, Art, Languages, History and Maths.  See flyer attached.  REGISTER HERE

Gaelic Games Made Easy - Mon. Aug 19th to Fri. Aug. 23rd 
A fun filled Gaelic Games course which covers all aspects of gaelic games, will run from Mon. Aug 19th to Fri. Aug. 23rd at Barefield N.S. Demonstrations on indoor athletics activities and disability inclusion games also included. Contact Peadar McMahon , Barefield N.S. (087) 6173217 or Joe Garry (086) 8383102.

My Learner ID via Mayo Education Centre
‘My Learner ID’ aims to nurture the ‘who’ and ‘how’ of all learners ensuring the development of confident learners for life. Use of ‘My LID’ supports learner wellbeing, authentic assessment practices & school self-evaluation. ‘My LID’ is part of each child’s assessment record – balancing STen Scores in creating a holistic profile of ‘who’ each learner is and ‘how’ s/he learns best. This online course introduces you to ‘My Learner ID’ and invites you, the teacher, to complete the programme for yourself. You may choose to specialise within a class level and can choose from first class to sixth class. A key goal in completing the programme is that you will be able to implement ‘My Learner ID’ in your classroom with confidence.  Register here.  


Dear Principal,
As the academic year comes to a close, and planning begins for 2019/20, we would like to bring to your attention the work of the CLARE LOCAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP, and how we may be able assist you in the coming year.
Enclosed please find letter and leaflet of programmes on offer to primary level pupils throughout the Clare area. We can assist schools through programme delivery, equipment loan, and training.
If you would like to register your school for any of the programmes, or to gain further information on areas of interest, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wishing all staff and pupils an enjoyable and safe summer.  
Kind Regards,
Marian Rodgers
Community Sports Development Officer


Something Fishy 2018/2019 - WINNERS - Doora NS
Congratulations to Fifth/Sixth Classes from Doora NS on their prizewinning entry to the Something Fishy Blog 2018/2019.

To view the Something Fishy Blog 2018/2019 by Doora NS CLICK HERE.


Job Share Partner
Please contact Emma Healy on 087-2702888 if you are looking for a potential job share partner in partner's own school, for the school year 2019/20. Emma has 7 years teaching experience across all years levels.  

Job Share Partner Ennis/ Limerick
Job share partner required in a school close to Ennis/Limerick . I am a permanent teacher with 20 years experience and working in SEN.  Please contact Deirdre on 0876509731 if you are interested.  

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 Form is September 20 - 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..

Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course

NURTURE GROUP THEORY AND PRACTICE COURSE - Thursdays, 17th October, 24th October and 14th November 2019 (4.30pm to 8.30pm)  COST: €150
Flyer attached.  This course is suitable for: those who wish to set up and run a nurture group; those who wish to support pupils who need to ‘settle to learn’; those who wish to support at risk children and teachers and SNAs who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have SEBD and attachment difficulties.  Click here for more information and to register.  

New Workshops/Seminars 

TEACHER WELLBEING WORKSHOP - Monday, 30th September and Monday, 14th October 2019 (7pm to 9pm) COST: €20
This workshop is designed to educate and to empower teachers with the insight and tools to make positive changes to enhance their personal and workplace health, wellbeing and resilience.  Register HERE.  


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 join the waiting list.  

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
1 place left!!  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.  

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, Well-being and Mindfulness for Retired Teachers 4 week course.

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.  

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