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Primary Newsletter - 15th January 2021

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Primary

Newsletter - 15th January 2021

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Tacaíocht: Supporting Clare's Primary School Leaders

Tacaíocht: Supporting Clare's Primary School Leaders
Clare Education Centre is organising a series of events for Primary School Leaders in the last week of January 2021.  Principals on the Management Committee of Clare Education Centre have organised these events to support our Primary School Leaders. Two of the events are scheduled for 10am starts and two of the events are being held outside of school hours.  It is recognised that the organisation of events during school time may be problematic but this is also an acknowledgement that professional development shouldn't always take place after school hours.  These events are being organised by school leaders for school leaders with the purpose of sharing our leadership stories, learning from our different contexts and getting insights into the leadership challenges and successes of our colleagues.
Sessions will be held online via ZOOM.  Please note that there is a separate registration for each session. 
 
Session 1: 'Leading in Challenging Times' with Dr Joe O’ Connell - Monday, 25th January at 10am.  REGISTER HERE

Session 2: 'Our Shared Leadership Stories' - Speakers: Sally O'Neill (Principal of St. Senan's NS, Shannon), Gareth Heagney (Principal of Sixmilebridge NS), Grace Shalloo (Deputy Principal of Sixmilebridge NS): Conor McKenna (Principal of Inch NS), Brenda Egan (Deputy Principal of Inch NS), David Quinn (Principal of Ennis ETNS) and MJ Malone (Deputy Principal of Clarecastle NS) - Tuesday, 26th January at 7pm.  REGISTER HERE

Session 3: 'Supporting our School Leaders'.  Speakers will include Anna Mai Rooney (CSL), Bernard McHale (PDST) and Jack Durkan (IPPN) - Wednesday, 27th January at 10am. REGISTER HERE

Session 4:  'Clare School Leaders in Conversation' - John Burns (Principal of Barefield NS), Avril Bolton (Principal St. Senan's NS, Kilrush), Orla Brady (Deputy Principal of Crusheen NS), Caroline Lodge (Principal of St Anne's Special School) and Martin Keane (Principal of Scoil Mhichíl, Kilmihil) - Thursday, 28th January at 3.30pm. REGISTER HERE


 

Making a Difference: Middle Leadership Matters

Making a Difference: Middle Leadership Matters

The building of leadership capacity in schools has a crucial impact on teaching and learning. With the changing educational landscape, there are significant challenges for leadership and management teams in primary and post-primary schools. This conference will challenge us to support middle leaders in their development of knowledge and key skills and practices. 

The conference will consider learnings from research and practice and will attempt to explore the key factors for enabling effective and highly effective practices in developing leadership capacity in our schools. This will be supplemented by inputs on key skills for Middle Leaders including relationship building, dealing with conflict and influencing others. 

This day will focus on building understanding, sharing learning and advancing good practice. 

Athlone, Clare, Galway & Laois Education Centres are delighted to host this conference and look forward to contributing to the growth of the development of the middle leadership layer in Irish Primary and Post Primary Schools. 

Please download flyer HERE.  

REGISTER HERE

Course date: 06-02-2021 9:00 am
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Dr Christine Forde (University of Glasgow; Scottish College for Educational Leadership), Dr Finn Ó Murchú (Head of School of Education (Post-Primary) MIC), Dr Joe O’Connell (Consultant in Educational Leadership)

 

January Webinars

Webinar - Resources for remote teaching and learning with Stephen Eustace

Webinar - Resources for remote teaching and learning with Stephen Eustace
A 60-minute webinar which will be focused on showcasing supports available to help you teach more effectively remotely and is suitable for all levels of expertise. This session will be delivered by Stephen Eustace who is a teacher with a deep understanding of using Educational Technology to improve student and teacher outcomes.
Course date: 18-01-2021 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Stephen Eustace

Webinar - Getting the Concept – Teaching Curriculum Vocabulary and Concepts

Webinar - Getting the Concept – Teaching Curriculum Vocabulary and Concepts

The Irish curriculum builds on previous knowledge. This means difficulty with vocabulary and concepts at an early stage in the primary career have significant impacts at a later one. This one-hour workshop will enable you to identify and teach both simple and challenging vocabulary.  The webinar is suitable for SNAs, class teachers, learning support teachers who work with primary school (Junior Infants up to 6th Class).

Course date: 18-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Alanna O’Connor

Twin Webinar - Sceitimíní Spreagadh agus Spraoi sa Bhaile

Twin Webinar - Sceitimíní Spreagadh agus Spraoi sa Bhaile

Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin and we are all spending a lot of time at home these days! Cruthaíonn gach dúshlán deis, áfach, and there are lots of opportunities to use Irish creatively at home and online. These two bilingual webinars will look at fun and practical oral language games that children can do at home with their family, and ways that they can interact with their Cairde Comhrá or friends through Irish. We will also look at online resources that children can read, write, and reflect on. Beimid ag caint, ag léamh, agus ag spraoi!

Course date: 19-01-2021 12:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Dunne (Marino Institute of Education)

WEBINAR - Infant Teacher’s Support (January 2021)

WEBINAR - Infant Teacher’s Support (January 2021)

Martina has kindly offered to continue to facilitate the Infant Support Group in these challenging times.  To this end, it is proposed to have a Zoom meeting on Tuesday January 19th at 4pm.  The meeting will be an opportunity to catch up, to chat, to share ideas and to plan.

Course date: 19-01-2021 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Martina O Grady

Webinar Series - Managing & Understanding Challenging Behaviour for Primary & Post Primary Teachers & SNAs

Webinar Series - Managing & Understanding Challenging Behaviour for Primary & Post Primary Teachers & SNAs

This webinar series is suitable for all Teachers & SNAs in both Primary & Post Primary Schools. It will be run over 4 x 1.5 hour sessions in early 2021. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.  

Course date: 19-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €20.00
Tutor - Speaker: Muireann Sadlier

Webinar - Assistive technologies within Office 365

Webinar - Assistive technologies within Office 365

Assistive technologies within Office 365.  The diversity of learning needs demands school systems provide inclusive, accessible learning environments that inspire confidence and encourage independence differently for each student. Learn about how to create a personalized and engaging learning experience for all of your students through the use of Immersive Reader, Dictate, In built supports for ESOL students, maths supports for students and the use of Office Lens. 

Course date: 19-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Karen Burke

Webinar - The Board of Management: Exploring Effective Practices

Webinar - The Board of Management: Exploring Effective Practices

Panellists will offer practical advice, some 'take-away' actions and suggestions of effective practices.

This webinar will explore topics including:
- Engagement of all Board of Management members
- Communication within the Board of Management and developing good working relationships
- Communication and connecting with the school community
- Correspondence and Confidentiality

Course date: 19-01-2021 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Brian O'Doherty (IPPN), Noreen Lawlor (CPSMA), Deirdre O'Donoghue (Educate Together), Bernard McHale (PDST)

Clare Primary School Secretaries Online WebMeet

Clare Primary School Secretaries Online WebMeet

An opportunity to meet up online and to discuss common challenges and successes. 

Course date: 20-01-2021 11:00 am
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Marie Clare Gorman

Webinar - Seesaw- A step by step approach

Webinar - Seesaw- A step by step approach

Whether you are starting out or refreshing your memory, this webinar should aid you with your online teaching and student learning in the coming weeks.
This webinar will look at how the Seesaw App and website can be used to enhance remote learning in your school.
Presented by Declan Ward an expert in the field of e-learning.

Course date: 20-01-2021 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Declan Ward

Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

A comprehensive online ASD and Movement training series which can be completed over a number of weeks. The 5 webinars culminate in a core ASD/FMS fundamental movement skill programme which is currently essential as both a regulatory and behaviour management strategy. 

Course date: 20-01-2021 3:15 pm
Price: €25.00
Tutor - Speaker: Dr Susan Crawford PhD

Online Clare Primary Deputy Principals' Support Group

Online Clare Primary Deputy Principals' Support Group

This Web Meet is for Clare Primary School Deputy Principals. Opportunity to connect and to consider leadership successes and challenges.  Martin Moloney and Ger Ruane will speak on 'Acting up as Principal - Preparing for the Handover'  

Course date: 20-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Clare Education Centre

Webinar - Juggling Home and School: Support for Primary Parents

Webinar - Juggling Home and School: Support for Primary Parents

This webinar will offer practical advice to parents who once again find themselves juggling home and school in one place. This webinar will explore how to support your child’s emotional wellbeing whilst also taking care of your own. It will identify how to motivate your child depending on age and examine how to connect with your child.

Course date: 20-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Nicola Culloty

Webinar - Teaching and Connecting with Infants online

Webinar - Teaching and Connecting with Infants online

In this webinar, the challenges of remote teaching with infants will be discussed with a solutions-focused approach, considering the needs of both students and parents. Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) will be explored and practical resources and activities will be shared. The presentation will be followed by a live Q & A.

Course date: 21-01-2021 3:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Eva O'Neill

Webinar - Class Dojo- Remote Learning tutorial

Webinar - Class Dojo- Remote Learning tutorial

Whether you are starting out or refreshing your memory, this webinar should aid you with your online teaching and student learning in the coming weeks.

Course date: 21-01-2021 3:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Declan Ward

Seisiúin 1: Measúnú trí Ghaeilge

Seisiúin 1: Measúnú trí Ghaeilge

Díreoidh an seisiún seo ar na modhanna éagsúla measúnaithe is féidir a úsáid chun próifíl iomlánaíoch a chruthú de mhic léinn atá ag foghlaim trí Ghaeilge. Tá sé tábhachtach go mbeadh tuiscint ag múinteoirí i scoileanna lán-Ghaeilge ar mhodhanna éagsúla measúnaithe toisc nach bhfuil go leor measúnuithe caighdeánaithe ar fáil trí Ghaeilge. Cuirfidh an seisiún seo straitéisí praiticiúla ar fáil gur féidir a úsáid sa seomra ranga.

Course date: 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. Sinéad Nic Aindriú (Andrews)

Webinar – Guided Reading – An introduction to grouped reading instruction

Webinar – Guided Reading – An introduction to grouped reading instruction

Guided Reading is a method of grouped reading instruction in Literacy. This introductory webinar will be of interest to anyone who is interested in or considering setting up Guided Reading in their classroom.  

Course date: 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €5.00
Tutor - Speaker: Karen Riordan

Webinar - ADHD: Effective Strategies & Interventions for Supporting Learners with ADHD in School

Webinar - ADHD: Effective Strategies & Interventions for Supporting Learners with ADHD in School
LIVE Webinar with ADHD expert Andrew Whitehouse

21 January 2021, 7pm -8:15pm Sharp

 
Course date: 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €12.09
Tutor - Speaker: Andrew Whitehouse

Webinar - 'Unlocking Literacy in the Classroom' - Reading improvement through developing fluency

Webinar - 'Unlocking Literacy in the Classroom' - Reading improvement through developing fluency

The reading fluency webinar will briefly explain why focus on reading fluency.  

Course date: 25-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. Ellen Reynor

Online Leadership Masterclass: The Power of the Question you ask

Online Leadership Masterclass: The Power of the Question you ask

This Masterclass will help you reflect on your own practice as a school leader and challenge you to consider the questions you use in your daily interactions.

Course date: 25-01-2021 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Culligan (Deputy Principal, Rice College Ennis), Kevin Clohessy (Principal, Kilmurry NS), Noel Brosnan (Coach Academy Plus), Kieran Sweeney (Director, Limerick Education Centre) and Ray McInerney (Director, Clare Education Centre)

Webinar - Google Classroom

Webinar - Google Classroom
Whether you are starting out or refreshing your memory, this webinar should aid you with your online teaching and student learning in the coming weeks. This webinar will look at Gsuite in education and how your school can utilize Gsuite to enhance teaching and learning from a distance. Setting up a class, Adding students, Adding co-teachers...... and much more. 

 

Course date: 26-01-2021 5:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Declan Ward

Webinar - Creating a positive environment for school staff in negative times

Webinar - Creating a positive environment for school staff in negative times
The aim of this one-hour Webinar is for Teachers and SNAs to learn simple self care techniques and how to create a positive working environment.
Course date: 26-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Rachel Mescall and Carrie Budds

Online Session: Information Session on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers and SNAs

Online Session: Information Session on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers and SNAs

Community Resource Officer with Epilepsy Ireland, Veronica Bon will speak about epilepsy related issues in school, including types of seizures, first aid, triggers and activities and how to handle seizures in the school environment.  This online information session is suitable for all staff dealing with students with epilepsy in both primary and post-primary schools.  

Course date: 27-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Veronica Bon

Webinar - The Underlying Skills Necessary for Handwriting

Webinar - The Underlying Skills Necessary for Handwriting

Handwriting is a very complex process and there are tons of reasons why a child may be struggling. Wondering why a child can't remember how to form their letters? Or why they are slumped on the desk? Can't keep the letters on the line?

Course date: 27-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Jessica Kennedy

Webinar - Class Dojo for parents

Webinar - Class Dojo for parents

Full exploration of how to use Class Dojo to help your child with remote learning
Presented by Declan Ward an expert in the field of e-learning.

Course date: 27-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Declan Ward

Webinar - Using Boardmaker 7 in Primary & Post Primary Schools

Webinar - Using Boardmaker 7 in Primary & Post Primary Schools
This is a complete special education platform that supports education, communication, access and social/emotional needs. At home, at school, or in a clinical practice, Boardmaker drives your student's success.
Course date: 28-01-2021 3:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Michael Brazil

Webinar - Padlet

Webinar - Padlet

In this 45 minute Padlet webinar, we will look at how Padlet can be used to allocate work to students and parent etc. 
 

Course date: 28-01-2021 5:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Declan Ward

Catholic Education: What's the Point? - Online Workshop

Catholic Education: What's the Point? - Online Workshop
In a time where our culture is vastly changing and where anxiety and other mental health problems are on the rise, this course presents how the Catholic faith has a powerful message of hope, dignity and truth for the contemporary person. This course will present the key messages to teach children about the Catholic faith in order to bring it to life. It will also highlight the role Catholic Education plays in our lives and in our culture. 
Course date: 28-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Richard Casey

Webinar - An Introduction to Bizzy Breaks - for Bizzy Bodies and Bizzy Minds

Webinar - An Introduction to Bizzy Breaks - for Bizzy Bodies and Bizzy Minds

Looking for ways to create an active classroom and break up long periods of sitting?  

The Irish Heart Foundation’s NEW Bizzy Breaks programme for primary schools is packed with ideas for physical activity and mindfulness in the classroom; whether it’s for a brain break to help with concentration, an energiser to break up sitting time or a transition between lessons, Bizzy Breaks has an activity for you.

Course date: 28-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Irish Heart Foundation

Webinar – Running Records – An assessment tool for teachers

Webinar – Running Records – An assessment tool for teachers

Running Records is an excellent assessment tool developed by Marie Clay, used to determine text difficulty and observe pupil reading behaviours. This assessment technique is useful to teachers of all class grades and those working in SEN who would like to improve their assessment of reading. This will be an interactive webinar and participants will be required to print out some pre-webinar documents in order to participate fully in the session.

Course date: 28-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €5.00
Tutor - Speaker: Karen Riordan




 

Other upcoming Webinars in 2021



Jobshare

Job Share - Clare
I am delighted to be looking for a job share in a host school for the coming academic year beginning September 2021. I have been working in Dublin for 11 years and now wish to move back to Clare. In my time teaching, I have gained much experience with children of varying educational needs and am open to teaching all class groups . Thanks, Edel (087 3922554 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


 

Newsletter 10 from Dyslexia Courses Ireland: update on accessing digital copies of textbooks

Dyslexia Courses Ireland
Download Newsletter 10 from Dyslexia Courses Ireland HERE.  It includes information on the following:
  • Books on dyslexia for teachers of languages, music and maths.
  • Dyslexia and Maths resources and courses
  • Webinar and booklet for parents of students in Irish Medium Schools
  • A touch typing course TTRS which also targets spelling and reading. It could be helpful while students are at home in the coming month.
  • The TuDOr Project.  A resource for language teachers when teaching students with dyslexia.
  • A free guide to Assistive Technology from Urability.
CLICK HERE for an update on how to access digital copies of textbooks from the educational publishers. 

 


iPads, Lego and Bee-Bots Loan

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  

 

ESCI

The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

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