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Post Primary Newsletter - 15th January 2021

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Post Primary

Newsletter - 15th January 2021 

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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)


 

2021 Webinars

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

Online Workshop - Useful ICT and remote teaching strategies for the Post-Primary Maths Classroom

Online Workshop - Useful ICT and remote teaching strategies for the Post-Primary Maths Classroom

The topics that this webinar will cover are: Screen sharing via Zoom and Google meet; Opportunities with IXL for example monitoring students progress, differentiation and enhancing their understanding of each topic in a fun and engaging way.

Course date: 19-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Katie Brennan

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 for Parents of Junior Cycle students on cyberbullying to include Instagram Polls, TikTok and General Online Bullying

Webinar for Parents of Junior Cycle students on cyberbullying to include Instagram Polls, TikTok and General Online Bullying
Agenda
  • Instagram
  • TikTok - The Dangers of TikTok
  • Privacy Settings
  • Bullying within Games (Beware of HeadPhone, In App Purchasing, Listening by Game companies) 
  • DDOS attacks on home IP address to shut down gamers access to game.
Course date: 19-01-2021 8:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Graham Mulhern

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 Workshop - Assessment - Leaving Certificate Higher Level English - Paper 2

Online Workshop - Assessment - Leaving Certificate Higher Level English - Paper 2

Using PCLMA Practical Workshop to assess Paper 2 of Leaving Certificate Higher Level English.

Course date: 20-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Catherine Leddin, English Teacher

Integrating Educational Technology into classroom pedagogy for Post Primary Teachers & SNA's

Integrating Educational Technology into classroom pedagogy for Post Primary Teachers & SNA's

This session will focus on integrating educational technology into classroom pedagogy. The webinar will focus on optimising the use of educational technology within post-primary pedagogy across a range of subjects at junior and senior cycle. The session will include an overview and brief introduction to the use of Microsoft Forms, Microsoft Teams, Miro boards, Nearpod, Kahoot Mentimeter and more within post-primary pedagogy.

Course date: 20-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. Melanie Ní Dhuinn, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

Webinar - Jump-A-Grade Feedback Platform for Post Primary Teachers

Webinar - Jump-A-Grade Feedback Platform for Post Primary Teachers

Simplifying Formative Feedback for Post- Primary Teachers.  

Course date: 20-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Jump-A-Grade

Online Financial Maths Course: Series of 4 Sessions

Online Financial Maths Course: Series of 4 Sessions

Financial Maths – 4 Classes, 1 hour each

Typed notes and instructional videos with worked solutions to exam questions will be provided as part of the course material

Course date: 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Sean Murphy

Webinar - Supporting My Adolescent : Post Primary Parent Webinar

Webinar - Supporting My Adolescent : Post Primary Parent Webinar

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 and motivate adolescents. It will also identify ways that we can make space for emotions and build connection.

Course date: 21-01-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Nicola Culloty

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

Clare Post Primary Online SENCO Forum - Literacy interventions

Clare Post Primary Online SENCO Forum - Literacy interventions

The next topic at the Post Primary SENCO Forum will be Literacy interventions.  New members welcome.  

Course date: 21-01-2021 7:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Rose-Marie Flanagan (B.Ed., M.Ed. in SEN)

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 - How to Implement Teacher Peer Observation in a School

Webinar - How to Implement Teacher Peer Observation in a School

Peer observation is about teachers observing each others’ practice and learning from one another. It aims to support the sharing of best practice and build awareness about the impact of your own teaching.

Course date: 26-01-2021 5:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Claire Kilroy, Deputy Principal of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir

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 - 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

From Dysregulation to Regulation (2 part Online Workshop)

From Dysregulation to Regulation (2 part Online Workshop)

Never in the history of calming down has anyone ever calmed down when told to “Calm Down!” When we feel overwhelmed what we long for is connection. We want someone calm and loving to be with us, to let us know we are seen, heard, cared for and understood. No-one needs, or deserves this type of response more than our children.

Course date: 01-02-2021 5:30 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP

Working with Children with Dyspraxia/DCD: Strategies and advice for an inclusive classroom- A webinar for Teachers and SNAs

Working with Children with Dyspraxia/DCD: Strategies and advice for an inclusive classroom- A webinar for Teachers and SNAs

This webinar looks at how Dyspraxia/DCD can affect children in a variety of ways and how these factors may affect these children in the classroom. It aims to provide teachers and SNA with a greater understanding of the lives of children with Dyspraxia/DCD as well as strategies and ideas to address these needs in an inclusive manner.

Course date: 03-02-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Stephen Hodnett

Webinar - Leaving Cert History RSR Success and How To Get There

Webinar - Leaving Cert History RSR Success and How To Get There

We will deal with: The research and writing process from beginning to end of the LC Research Study Report and Giving better; quicker and more effective feedback to our students; Using the marking scheme to get the 100% for your students in this section; Find out exactly what LC History examiners like Patrick are looking for; RSR exemplars included!

Course date: 03-02-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Patrick Hickey

ESCI/Cosán Interactive Workshop Series - Adapting to Change, Reflecting for the Future

ESCI/Cosán Interactive Workshop Series - Adapting to Change, Reflecting for the Future

The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) and the Teaching Council are co-hosting a series of three online workshops aimed at supporting schools in their professional learning during the COVID 19 pandemic. Under the banner – Adapting to Change, Reflecting for the Future, the workshops will be open to primary and post-primary schools, and Centres for Education in the Further Education sector. They will be facilitated by practising teachers and will provide opportunities for schools to learn from each other through reflective conversations that are underpinned by Cosán, the national framework for teachers’ learning.  

Workshop 1: Monday, 30th November 2020, Workshop 2: Monday, 8th February and Workshop 3: Monday, 19th April 2021

REGISTER HERE

Course date: 08-02-2021 4:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Martina McNamara and Liz Shinners

Webinar - Gender Diversity in Post Primary Schools

Webinar - Gender Diversity in Post Primary Schools

In this training event Dr Kelly will give a brief introduction to the following areas; the development of gender identity in children and adolescents and description of what his clinical work entails.

Course date: 10-02-2021 4:30 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Dr Aidan Kelly

Helping my child with Dyspraxia/DCD- A webinar for families of children with Dyspraxia/DCD

Helping my child with Dyspraxia/DCD- A webinar for families of children with Dyspraxia/DCD

This webinar looks to provide families of children with Dyspraxia/DCD with strategies and suggestions on areas in which they can help their child at home. This webinar aims to cover areas such as the uniqueness of each child with Dyspraxia/DCD, helping your child find their niche, working on functional life skills, strategies for organisational and planning and helping your child day to day. 

Course date: 10-02-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Stephen Hodnett

Teacher/SNA Online Workshop - From Worrier to Warrior

Teacher/SNA Online Workshop - From Worrier to Warrior

While separation anxiety is a normal part of development, it becomes problematic when the symptoms; fear of being alone, fear of abandonment, somatic complaints, and worry about atrocities; hinders the child’s normal day to day living (Eisen & Schaefer; 2005.) In essence the child begins to fear the fear itself.

Course date: 15-02-2021 5:30 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP

Parenting Online Workshop - Parenting Your Anxious Child – Helping your Worrier find their Warrior

Parenting Online Workshop - Parenting Your Anxious Child – Helping your Worrier find their Warrior

Experiencing anxiety can be debilitating for a child when the fear of being disconnected from their primary attachment figure becomes so great that in a bid to avoid it, their world dramatically shrinks. They may become unable to go on play dates, participate in extracurricular activities or even attend school.

Course date: 15-02-2021 7:30 pm
Price: €10.00
Tutor - Speaker: Aideen Flynn, PG Dip Ed, MA, M-IAPTP

A 5-Step Study of Autism in Our Schools for Primary and Post-Primary SNAs

A 5-Step Study of Autism in Our Schools for Primary and Post-Primary SNAs

This five-week webinar on Monday 22nd Feb, 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd March is aimed at SNAs working with autistic students in Primary and Post-primary schools and will cover the following areas:

  • Characteristics of autism; Strengths and challenges
  • Sensory processing: Pathway to Sensory Inclusion
  • Communication: Social Communication and Interaction
  • Stressful behaviour
  • Safe Social Story Creation. 
Course date: 22-02-2021 5:00 pm
Price: €20.00
Tutor - Speaker: Shaun Greville

MOVING THROUGH CONFLICT - Online Training for School Leaders

MOVING THROUGH CONFLICT - Online Training for School Leaders
“Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.” – S. Covey
“Your intention will determine the outcome.”
The main thrust of this online training is to introduce a new way of understanding conflict so that you take a different approach to it that will lead to collaborative outcomes.  
Course date: 27-02-2021 9:00 am
Price: €50.00
Tutor - Speaker: Gerry O’Sullivan

Series of 3 Webinars - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinars

Series of 3 Webinars - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Webinars

This series of webinars is designed to give participants a firm understanding of Universal Design for Learning practice in the Irish context. This series of webinars is suitable for both Primary & Post Primary Teachers. 

Course date: 02-03-2021 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Tutor - Speaker: Jean Reale

Webinar Series - CBT Skills for Children

Webinar Series - CBT Skills for Children

This webinar will focus on CBT techniques which can be used to help children with anxiety, motivation, coping and behaviour.

Course date: 08-03-2021 7:00 pm
Price: €15.00
Tutor - Speaker: Nicola Culloty




 

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. 



 

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