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Primary Newsletter - 16th October 2020

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Primary Newsletter - 16th October 2020

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Literacy Association of Ireland Connect 2020 A Package of 3 Events Contemporary Issues: Future Directions

Literacy Association of Ireland Connect 2020 A Package of 3 Events Contemporary Issues: Future Directions
 
EVENT 2 - Tuesday, 20th October 2020 at 7 pm (IST)
Teaching Reading in the Primary School: Learning from the Science of Reading
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Timothy Shanahan,University of Illinois, Chicago.
 
 
EVENT 3 - Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 at 7 pm (IST)
PIRLS in context(s): International assessment of reading in a changing world
Dr. Emer Delaney, Educational Research Centre.  Followed by:LAI's 8th Biennial Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis

 


Upcoming Webinars

Clare IPPN & INTO - Covid School Experiences

Clare IPPN & INTO - Covid School Experiences

Clare Education Centre, Clare IPPN and Clare INTO will host a 'Covid School Experiences' CPD Event on Monday, October 19th from 3.30-4.30pm via Zoom.

This Session is for Primary Principals and Primary Deputy Principals ONLY.

REGISTER HERE

Course date: 19-10-2020 3:30 pm
Price: Free
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Parental Rights in Law: Some Practical Implications for Schools

Webinar - Parental Rights in Law: Some Practical Implications for Schools
This one-hour course will introduce participants to the practical implications for schools of parents’ legal rights. In addition to outlining key legislation related to parents’ rights in education, this course will consider the difference between guardianship, custody, and access.
Course date: 19-10-2020 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr Mia Treacy
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures

Webinar - Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures

Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures is a comprehensive resource for the delivery of the Aistear programme for junior and senior infants in Irish primary schools. It is the only full programme for Aistear developed, thus far, in Ireland.  Aistear emphasises holistic and integrated learning, and like Aistear, the Curriculum is founded on the principle of the integration of learning.

Course date: 19-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Julieanne Devlin
Select Hours: 1

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Building a mobile app

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Building a mobile app

ESCI and PDST are delighted to collaborate for a series of eight webinars for Code Week Ireland 2020. The webinars are being held from 12th-22nd October. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Registration for all webinars is available at the following link: https://www.esci.ie/news/163-eu-code-week-in-ireland.html

Course date: 19-10-2020 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Natasha Kiely
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Smart Board Training: Using a Pen on a Digital Whiteboard

Webinar - Smart Board Training: Using a Pen on a Digital Whiteboard
Using a Pen on a Digital Whiteboard
Digital Inking; writing on your SMART Board with pens and fingers.
Course date: 20-10-2020 3:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: SMART Technologies
Select Hours: 1

Gaeilge Webinar 4 - An Leabhar Oibre Mar Áis – Senior Classes

Gaeilge Webinar 4 - An Leabhar Oibre Mar Áis – Senior Classes

This Webinar is suitable for all class teachers from Senior Classes. 

Exploring ways to effectively use your Gaeilge workbook/programme to support pupil learning.  This Webinar will look at a particular unit of work, and show you how to adapt, add and omit to maximise it's potential.  

Course date: 20-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aislinn Nic Pháidín
Select Hours: 1

PDST Primary STEM Online Workshop Series

PDST Primary STEM Online Workshop Series

Following the successful STEM Sa Bhaile series, PDST invites you to join STEM Ar Scoil. This live series supports STEM engagement in both school and blended learning contexts. It will focus on key elements in the teaching, learning and assessment of STEM such as thematic planning, integration, inquiry and playful pedagogies. Each workshop will explore ideas and resources, designed to ignite enthusiasm for rich STEM learning.

Course date: 20-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: PDST
Select Hours: 4

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Making fun with code

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Making fun with code

ESCI and PDST are delighted to collaborate for a series of eight webinars for Code Week Ireland 2020. The webinars are being held from 12th-22nd October. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Registration for all webinars is available at the following link: https://www.esci.ie/news/163-eu-code-week-in-ireland.html

Course date: 20-10-2020 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Lorraine Underwood
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Distance learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

Webinar - Distance learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

This webinar will explore strategies to support students with special educational needs in the event that Distance Learning is required.

Course date: 21-10-2020 6:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Geraldine O Loughlin and Marie Ryan
Select Hours: 2

Webinar - Best Practice in Individual Pupil Planning: A Focus on the Student Support Plan

Webinar - Best Practice in Individual Pupil Planning: A Focus on the Student Support Plan

This webinar will focus on best practice in individual pupil planning, with reference to the student support plan and the wider continuum of support. The webinar will focus on assessment strategies, target-setting, creating pupil-friendly IEPS, and including the voice of the child etc. This webinar would be best suited for teachers new to, or working in the SET position.

Course date: 21-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Griffin
Select Hours: 1

ESCI Webinar - SeeSaw for PARENTS of Very High Risk Learners

ESCI Webinar - SeeSaw for PARENTS of Very High Risk Learners

This webinar aims to provide parents with a comprehensive understanding of Seesaw, an online learning platform that many schools use to share resources and activities with their pupils.

Course date: 21-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: John Rush
Select Hours: 1

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Your future & robots: autonomous vehicles are coming

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Your future & robots: autonomous vehicles are coming

ESCI and PDST are delighted to collaborate for a series of eight webinars for Code Week Ireland 2020. The webinars are being held from 12th-22nd October. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Registration for all webinars is available at the following link: https://www.esci.ie/news/163-eu-code-week-in-ireland.html

Course date: 21-10-2020 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Martin Mullins & Martin Cunneen
Select Hours: 1

A Literacy Association of Ireland Webinar - Listening to Teacher Voices: Linguistic Diversity in Irish Schools

A Literacy Association of Ireland Webinar - Listening to Teacher Voices: Linguistic Diversity in Irish Schools

With over 200 languages spoken in Ireland (NCCA, 2015), there is an urgent need to accommodate the diverse language and literacy needs of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in primary school classrooms. Research-based evidence is reported in this presentation which will examine curricular and policy reform in Irish primary education, espousing inclusive integrated bilingual immersion teaching for children with English as an additional language in mainstream classes. 

Course date: 22-10-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. Fiodhna Gardiner-Hyland
Select Hours: 1

ESCI Webinar - Google for SCHOOLS with Very High Risk Learners

ESCI Webinar - Google for SCHOOLS with Very High Risk Learners

This webinar is suitable for Principals, Mainstream Class Teachers, Special Education Team and SNAs who are supporting very high risk learners. 

Course date: 22-10-2020 7:15 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Martin Hanly
Select Hours: 1

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Design Thinking

ESCI & PDST Webinar Series - Design Thinking

ESCI and PDST are delighted to collaborate for a series of eight webinars for Code Week Ireland 2020. The webinars are being held from 12th-22nd October. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

Registration for all webinars is available at the following link: https://www.esci.ie/news/163-eu-code-week-in-ireland.html

Course date: 22-10-2020 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Martin Mullins & Martin Cunneen
Select Hours: 1

Primary Language Curriculum Workshop exploring Teanga ó Bhéal

Primary Language Curriculum Workshop exploring Teanga ó Bhéal

A workshop to explore Teanga ó Bhéal in the Primary Language Curriculum will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 at 3:15 -4:45PM. During the workshop the main messages of the Curriculum will be revisited. Learning outcomes, teaching strategies and assessment methods will be discussed.

Course date: 03-11-2020 3:15 pm
Price: Free
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Active student responding: Enhancing pupil engagement, learning and assessment

Webinar - Active student responding: Enhancing pupil engagement, learning and assessment

This webinar will explore a range of evidence-based strategies to promote greater levels of active student responding in the classroom. Such strategies are suitable for whole-class and group-based teaching/learning, serving to enhance pupil engagement, learning and formative assessment. 

Course date: 03-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Griffin
Select Hours: 1

ESCI Webinar - Using Padlet for SCHOOLS with Very High Risk Learners

ESCI Webinar - Using Padlet for SCHOOLS with Very High Risk Learners

This webinar is suitable for Principals, Mainstream Class Teachers, Special Education Team and SNAs who are supporting very high risk learners. 

Course date: 04-11-2020 7:15 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Niall Larkin
Select Hours: 1

Online Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course

Online Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course

This course is suitable for Teachers and SNAs who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, attachment difficulties, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, low resilience, self-regulation and/or self-expression difficulties.

Course date: 05-11-2020 4:30 pm
Price: €200.00
Tutor - Speaker: Niamh Brennan
Select Hours: 12

Webinar - Clare Primary School Deputy Principal WebMeet

Webinar - Clare Primary School Deputy Principal WebMeet

This Web Meet is for Clare Primary School Deputy Principals. Opportunity to connect and to consider leadership successes and challenges.

Course date: 05-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Clare Education Centre
Select Hours: 1

From Trauma Reactive to Trauma Responsive: A Croke Park Hour Webinar

From Trauma Reactive to Trauma Responsive: A Croke Park Hour Webinar

This Croke Park Hour Webinar is in conjunction with Monaghan, Navan and Tralee Education Centres.  It is open to whole school staffs.  Participating schools can register once for the webinar and each participating school will get a link to the webinar which they can forward to all of their staff. The cost per participating school is €20.  

Course date: 09-11-2020 3:30 pm
Price: €20.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP
Select Hours: 1

From Dysregulation to Regulation (2 part Online Workshop)

From Dysregulation to Regulation (2 part Online Workshop)

Helping the Overwhelmed Child to find their Calm within the School Environment.  A 2-part, trauma informed, online workshop. 

Course date: 09-11-2020 5:15 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP
Select Hours: 3

Webinar - Helping the Struggling Speller with Brendan Culligan

Webinar - Helping the Struggling Speller with Brendan Culligan

This talk will examine spelling as a skill and also as a developmental process. It will explore reasons why children struggle with spelling and what can be done to overcome these difficulties. It will also examine strategies to aid spelling development. Using case studies, it will show how to detect spelling difficulties and suggest methodologies

Course date: 09-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Brendan Culligan
Select Hours: 1.5

Gaeilge Webinar 5 - Graiméar Gan Gráin

Gaeilge Webinar 5 - Graiméar Gan Gráin

This Webinar is suitable for all class teachers from Senior Classes. 

Exploring resources, activities and learning experiences that will support the teaching of 'Gramadach na Gaeilge' in senior classes.  

Course date: 10-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aislinn Nic Pháidín
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Distance learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

Webinar - Distance learning for pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

This webinar will explore strategies to support students with special educational needs in the event that Distance Learning is required.

Course date: 11-11-2020 6:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Geraldine O Loughlin and Marie Ryan
Select Hours: 2

Webinar - Effective and practical strategies and interventions for supporting learners with ADHD within the school setting

Webinar - Effective and practical strategies and interventions for supporting learners with ADHD within the school setting
ADHD: Self Regulation & behaviour Support Strategies for ADHD Children at home & school (ages 6-13 years)
learn how to effectively use Self regulation strategies to support behaviour in ADHD children at home and school
This course can be completed in your own time.
Course date: 11-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €9.99
Tutor - Speaker: Andrew Whitehouse
Select Hours: 1.5

Online Workshop: Child Protection: Roles and Responsibilities of Primary School Teachers

Online Workshop: Child Protection: Roles and Responsibilities of Primary School Teachers

This interactive session will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the area of child protection including; an awareness of signs and symptoms of abuse, handling a disclosure from a child, mandatory reporting responsibilities and curricular provision. There will be time in this meeting for teachers to ask questions and seek clarifications in matters relating to child protection, mindful of confidentiality requirements.

Course date: 12-11-2020 3:15 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Margaret Nohilly and Mia Treacy
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Supporting Independence in Children with SEN

Webinar - Supporting Independence in Children with SEN

This webinar will focus on practical, evidence-based strategies to support independence development in children with SEN. This will span a range of domains including learning, behaviour and life skills. This webinar would be particularly suitable for SNAs, given the focus within their role on this core concept. However, teachers would also benefit from this learning.

Course date: 16-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Griffin
Select Hours: 1

Webinar - Virtual Art Appreciation - Junior Infants to Second Class

Webinar - Virtual Art Appreciation - Junior Infants to Second Class
This Webinar is suitable for Teachers and SNAs from Junior Infants to Second Class.   This Webinar is designed to support teachers with the Looking & Responding Strand Units of the Visual Arts Curriculum.  
Course date: 17-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Saoirse Walsh
Select Hours: 1.5

Restorative Practice Webinar 3: School Culture; the Restorative Paradigm Shift

Restorative Practice Webinar 3: School Culture; the Restorative Paradigm Shift

School Culture; the Restorative Paradigm Shift - moving conversations beyond behaviour management towards creating relational learning communities.

Course date: 18-11-2020 4:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Michelle Stowe
Select Hours: 1.5

Webinar - Mathematical Problem Solving - Fostering interest in the middle and senior classes

Webinar - Mathematical Problem Solving - Fostering interest in the middle and senior classes

Participants will Be familiar with the legislative, policy and curriculum underpinnings of student voice; Learn about the potential of student voice for improved engagement in learning; Identify steps towards using SV for increased engagement in learning and Reflect on their motivation regarding student voice and have potential concerns about student voice addressed. 

Course date: 18-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. John O`Shea
Select Hours: 1

Online Workshop - RSE in Catholic Schools

Online Workshop - RSE in Catholic Schools
The inspiring and hope-filled message of the Catholic faith for all people is at the heart of this new, innovative course on Relationships and Sexuality Education in Catholic Schools. The course will outline how RSE in Catholic Schools must focus on the love, freedom and purpose that God wants each person to experience in their lives. An analysis of RSE in relation to where we have come from, where we are at present and where we can go will be explored. The philosophy and justification for teaching RSE will also be investigated.
Course date: 19-11-2020 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Richard Casey
Select Hours: 1

Supporting the Needs of Children with Mild General Learning Disability in the Mainstream Classroom

Supporting the Needs of Children with Mild General Learning Disability in the Mainstream Classroom

This session is for Mainstream Teachers and Special Education Co-ordinators and Teachers as they work together with children with Mild GLD.  The presentation will adopt a strengths’-based approach to addressing need in inclusive classrooms. 

Course date: 19-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr Margaret Egan
Select Hours: 1.5

Online Workshop - From Worrier to Warrior

Online Workshop - From Worrier to Warrior

Helping the Anxious Child to find their Inner Warrior within the School Environment. 

Course date: 23-11-2020 5:15 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP
Select Hours: 1.5

Webinar - Virtual Art Appreciation - Third Class to Sixth Class

Webinar - Virtual Art Appreciation - Third Class to Sixth Class
This Webinar is suitable for Teachers and SNAs from Third Class to Sixth Class.   This Webinar is designed to support teachers with the Looking & Responding Strand Units of the Visual Arts Curriculum.  
Course date: 24-11-2020 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Saoirse Walsh
Select Hours: 1.5

Restorative Practice Webinar 4: Trauma Informed & Healing Centred

Restorative Practice Webinar 4: Trauma Informed & Healing Centred

This webinar is aimed at all those who work in education.  It highlights the critical theory, beliefs and values of the restorative philosophy to ensure that the practices are trauma-informed and healing -centred. It aims to move away from strategies that seek to promote conformity and towards ways of relational thinking and being that promote connection and community.

Course date: 09-12-2020 4:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Michelle Stowe
Select Hours: 1.5
  

The Year Round Organic School Garden - A Guide to Designing, Creating and Using an Organic School Garden 
Due to popular demand, The Year Round Organic School Garden - A Guide to Designing, Creating and Using an Organic School Garden has been updated and reprinted, it is now available through our online shop and on- site shop at Irish Seed Savers Association.
‘The Year-Round Organic School Garden’ is a practical guide for teachers and other education practitioners who wish to bring nature, native habitats and biodiversity into the school grounds.  
It aims to help with the planning, design, creation and use of an organic school garden with and for students. It demonstrates the huge possibilities of designing and developing the school grounds into a highly stimulating and interactive educational resource with organic food production and biodiversity protection and development as its central theme.
All information can be found HERE


PDST Technology in Education - October Newsletter
View the PDST Technology in Education October Newsletter HERE.


 

Rainbows Ireland - Conversations with Children - A resource framework for those working and supporting children as the COVID-19 restrictions lift
Rainbows Ireland has developed a resource framework for those working and supporting children on their return to school and the community, as the COVID -19 restrictions lift
Download HERE


 

iPads, Lego and Bee-Bots Loan
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to borrow any of the below.  
- iPad loan service
- Lego and Bee-Bots loan service
- IZAK9 boxes  

 

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