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Post Primary Newsletter - 13th May 2022

 

Clare Education Centre Newsletter - Post Primary

Newsletter - 13th May 2022 

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Coaching Skills for School Leaders

Coaching Skills for School Leaders
The Clare Education Centre in association with CoachAcademy PLUS is delighted to offer Coaching Skills for School Leaders QQI Level 6 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics (Specialising in Educational Leadership Coaching) A unique one-year part time training programme designed for School Principals, Deputy Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspiring School Leaders
The programme is endorsed by the Centre for School Leadership (CSL), certified by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and accredited by the Association for Coaching(AC)
 
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Dates: 22 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Evenings, 6.30pm to 9.15pm, October to May
3 Saturdays, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Programme Delivery: The programme will be delivered through Live Virtual (Zoom) Learning Sessions
Engage live with programme facilitators and peers just as you would in a face-to-
face learning environment
Places Available: 21
Programme Fee: €1990 - (€975 due with Registration Form by June 8 and €975 due on January 20)
 
For More Information& Application Forms Click HERE
 
 

Resources For Talking To Students About War And Refugees

Resources For Talking To Students  About War And Refugees

Many people have spent the last number of days watching and reading about the terrible situation in Ukraine. We may wonder if there is anything we can do to alleviate the worry that this war is having on some of our students. They may be impacted by the images and news, have family in a country currently at war or have even suffered due to a war/crisis in the world. 

They young people in our classroom may wish to share and express worries or thoughts around the idea of war and refugees. The following are some suggestions on how this could be approached in your school/classroom.

Resources For Talking To Students About War And Refugees

Here is the 2021 UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) Booklist of other recommended books with a summary of each book.

Children's Books Ireland - Together with Refugees - Refugee Reading Campaign List

It is always important to consider if the book you are sharing is reinforcing stereotypes and generalisations about people or challenging them.



 

Supporting Children And Young People In Our Schools At This Time Of War In Ukraine

Supporting Children And Young People In Our Schools At This Time Of War In Ukraine

NEPS psychologists have developed two handouts to provide advice to parents and school staff with regard to supporting children and young people in our schools at this time of war in Ukraine, available at the following links in English and Irish:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e003e-supporting-children-and-young-people-in-a-time-of-war/

gov.ie - Tacú le Leanaí agus Daoine Óga le linn Cogaidh (www.gov.ie)

 

 

Leading the Inclusion of EAL Learners in Post-Primary Schools

Leading the Inclusion of EAL  Learners  in Post-Primary Schools

The PDST Post Primary EAL team invite teachers with a specific remit for EAL to our workshop that will support those leading the inclusion of EAL learners in a post-primary setting. It will provide a practical overview of how EAL learners' priority needs and language needs can be met by a school. It will explore how teachers with a specific remit for EAL can support mainstream classroom teachers and school leadership in the areas of EAL teaching, learning, assessment and leadership.

Book Your Place HERE: http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2022

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2022

Creative Schools 2022 welcomes applications from schools and Youthreach centres across the country who would like to join the programme.  The deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

We are running online information clinics about Creative Schools and how to apply.  The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2022 for the academic years 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.

The online information clinics will take place as follows:

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00

(English language)

Book a ticket here

Thursday 19 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00

(Irish language)

Book a ticket here

Friday 20 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00

(English language)

Book a ticket here

The purpose of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is to support schools and Youthreach centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Participating schools/centres will take part in a guided journey over two years to develop a Creative Schools Plan unique to each school, and begin to implement it.  Key supports offered by this award include up to nine days per year of expert support and advice from a Creative Associate assigned to each school/centre, and a €4,000 grant towards activities and projects arising. 

All applications to the Arts Council are made through the Arts Council’s online services system.  Schools and Youthreach centres interested in applying to Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2022 can register an account on the Arts Council’s online services system here. The system is open to receive applications, and the final deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

All Department of Education-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres that have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are invited to apply.

Further information about the programme and how to apply is available here.

 
 

Listen, Hear, Act - Understanding And Responding To Children And Young People's Lived Experience of Domestic Abuse

Listen, Hear, Act - Understanding And Responding To Children And Young People's Lived Experience of Domestic Abuse

Since 1997, Clare Local Area Network (CLAN) has been in operation. The Network was originally established in response to a report from the National Task Force on Violence Against Women. The Network comprises of representatives from 16 local community, statutory and voluntary agencies supporting women, children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse. Part of CLANs work includes awareness building.

As a result, this resource for practitioners was developed.  It aims at providing enhanced awareness and understanding of children and young people’s experience of living with Domestic Abuse. “Listen, Hear, Act” provides insight on how children and young people don’t just witness domestic violence as passive bystanders, but see it, hear it and feel it. Living with domestic abuse impacts on how they engage with the world around them, how they learn and develop, how they relate to others and ultimately how they navigate through their lives. It offers insight on how children and young people feel about their experiences, how practitioners can recognise the signs of domestic abuse in children and young people and offers signposting to local, regional and national services who can support and advise.

CLAN recognise that due to the complex nature of domestic abuse, no single agency or institution can successfully tackle such abuse on its own and isolated policies are not sufficient in responding to such a complex and multi-faceted challenge. Good practice examples show that results are enhanced when law enforcement authorities, the judiciary, victim support services, child protection agencies, schools, health professions, non-governmental organisations and other relevant partners join forces to develop a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to combating domestic abuse.

Resource Document HERE

This can also be found on the Clare Haven website at http://www.clarehaven.ie/ and on the Tusla website on https://sway.office.com/7q20XCBXDbJLKEIA?ref=Link

 

LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Skills Online)

LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Skills Online)

Most people are surprised to learn that by asking someone if they are thinking about suicide and listening to the response, they could help save a life. Suicide prevention training provides people with the lifesaving skills to help a family member, friend, colleague, patient or even a stranger they meet on the street.

LivingWorks Start is a 90 minute online interactive training programme that will give you the skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide.

This programme is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become more suicide alert.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a licence for LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Skills Online)

Please See These Resources For More Information: LivingWorks Start (Suicide Prevention Skills Online)
 

Upcoming Courses / Webinars

 

DramaCast: A Useful Resource For Post Primary English Exam Classes (PP)

DramaCast: A Useful Resource For Post Primary English Exam Classes (PP)

DramaCast is a joint educational production between An Grianán Theatre and Workhouse Theatre Company, produced by Patricia McBride and directed by Iarla McGowan. The creative director is Michael Kelly from Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny.

Key moments from three plays on the English post-primary curriculum (Macbeth, Philadelphia Here I Come! and Romeo and Juliet) have been performed and filmed on the stage of An Grianán Theatre. The films are now freely available to students and teachers at angrianan.com. with commentary from Michael Kelly and Iarla Mc Gowan.

Course date: 16-05-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Michael Kelly & Iarla McGowan

 
 

ESCI / NEPS Webinar for all Post-Primary School Staff: Introducing a Trauma Informed Approach: The Stress Factor - Getting the Balance Right (PP)

ESCI / NEPS Webinar for all Post-Primary School Staff: Introducing a Trauma Informed Approach: The Stress Factor - Getting the Balance Right (PP)

This training focuses on stress and its impact on wellbeing, learning and behaviour. It provides practical advice on how best to manage stress for all in the school community including young people with additional needs and those who have experienced trauma.

Course date: 16-05-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: ESCI & NEPS
 
 

Exploring Student Planning Across the Continuum of Support - POST PRIMARY

Exploring Student Planning Across the Continuum of Support - POST PRIMARY

Dr. Claire Griffin will present a suite of four webinars which focus on best practice in support planning across the Continuum of Support, with specific focus on the post-primary school context. Over the course of four sessions, Dr. Griffin will explore support planning for students with additional or Special Education Needs (SEN) across each level of the Continuum of Support. Particular focus will be placed on compiling the Support File and Support Plan at Classroom Support, School Support and School Support Plus levels within the post-primary school context. Using the NEPS ‘Problem-Solving Approach’ as a framework for practice, attendees will be guided through a four-staged approach to (a) identifying students' strengths and needs/concerns (b) information gathering & assessing (c) planning & intervening, and (d) reviewing students' progress. Practical examples of target-setting, creating student plans and planning evidence-based interventions will be explored, with due regard for monitoring and reviewing progress. The importance of ‘student voice’ will also be emphasised throughout the planning process, with reference to a host of practical examples for accessing the voice of students with SEN. This suite of webinars is particularly suitable for teachers working in the SET position at post-primary level, as well as for SENCOs.

Course date: 06-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Dr. Claire Griffin
 
 

Teaching Evolving Plate Tectonic Theories at Junior Cycle Geography (PP)

Teaching Evolving Plate Tectonic Theories at Junior Cycle Geography (PP)

The theory of plate tectonics is an ever-evolving phenomenon. The evidence base for the theory is constantly being expanded on by geologists. However, in my own classroom practice I have been grappling with the idea of teaching more complex plate tectonics concepts rather than sticking with simpler, yet outdated ideas such as convection currents in the mantle are the driving mechanisms for plate movement.

Course date: 08-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Lee O'Donnell
 
 

5 Steps To Inclusion of Autistic Students (P) (PP) (SNA)

5 Steps To Inclusion of Autistic Students (P) (PP) (SNA)

This 5-Week Series 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: 13-09-2022 5:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Shaun Greville
 
 

Managing & Understanding Challenging Behaviour for Primary & Post Primary Teachers & SNAs (P) (PP) (SNA)

Managing & Understanding Challenging Behaviour for Primary & Post Primary Teachers & SNAs (P) (PP) (SNA)

This webinar series is suitable for all Teachers & SNAs in both Primary & Post Primary Schools. It will be run over four 1.5 hour sessions.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion. Over the 4 webinars the following areas will be examined in detail.

  • Anxiety management & wellbeing for pupils with challenging behaviour 
  • Looking at the influence of co-morbid conditions on behaviour
  • Learning to use a Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • What is an environmental assessment 
  • Workshop activity on the different functions of behaviour
  • Proactive ways to manage challenging behaviour 
  • ABC Charts
  • Teaching alternative behaviours
Course date: 13-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Muireann Sadlier
 
 

What You Need To Know About Setting Up Or Working In An ASD/Special Class (P) (PP) (SNA)

What You Need To Know About Setting Up Or Working In An ASD/Special Class (P) (PP) (SNA)

Teachers interested in working with ASD/SEN pupils are invited to this information session held by SEN teacher Libby Conroy (MSEN SEN, PG ASD)

Libby and Dr. Jordan will talk about Autism and briefly look at sensory and language and behaviour issues that affect how SEN children learn. They will discuss the best practice, evidence based teaching strategies you will need to be familiar with when working in an SEN setting. Participants will be guided on how to plan, assess and adapt the curriculum to meet these often complex learning styles.

Dr. David Jordan PHD will also speak about his experiences in the mainstream class setting and he will give advice on how he was helped and encouraged in his education.

Course date: 14-09-2022 6:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Libby Conroy & Dr. Jordan
 
 

Teaching Evolving Plate Tectonic Theories at Leaving Certificate Geography (PP)

Teaching Evolving Plate Tectonic Theories at Leaving Certificate Geography (PP)

The theory of plate tectonics is an ever-evolving phenomenon. The evidence base for the theory is constantly being expanded on by geologists. However, in my own classroom practice I have been grappling with the idea of teaching more complex plate tectonics concepts rather than sticking with simpler, yet outdated ideas such as convection currents in the mantle are the driving mechanisms for plate movement.

Course date: 15-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Lee O'Donnell
 
 

Study Skills Webinar Series for Post Primary Students and Parents (PP) (Parents) (Students)

Study Skills Webinar Series for Post Primary Students and Parents (PP) (Parents) (Students)

These webinars are designed for examination year students although all post primary students and their parents would benefit from them and are welcome to attend.  This short series of webinars will encourage students, with the support of their parents, to develop positive learning and study habits.

Course date: 15-09-2022 7:15 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Kieran Sweeney
 
 

Bully4U – Bullying Behaviour – For Post Primary School Teachers (PP)

Bully4U – Bullying Behaviour – For Post Primary School Teachers (PP)

This excellent workshop has been specifically designed to provide greater understanding of Bullying Behaviour in Post Primary Schools for Teachers. Education and understanding are key to tackling Bullying Behaviour in the post primary school environment and this webinar will deliver both.

Course date: 21-09-2022 6:30 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Bully4U
 
 

Strategies to Improve Historical Writing – Junior Cycle (PP)

Strategies to Improve Historical Writing – Junior Cycle (PP)

From my experience in the history classroom, students have similar problems expressing themselves clearly & coherently in a historical writing style. In the past I was quick to prescribe extended writing as an activity without explicitly teaching it in a careful sequence of logical steps. I have assumed that students will pick up historical writing skills through some sort of osmosis. However, extended writing is one of the hardest tasks we can ask students to do. And my own anecdotal evidence suggests that very few students become good historical writers on their own.

Course date: 21-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Lee O'Donnell
 
 

Online Session: Information Session on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers and SNAs (P) (PP) (SNA)

Online Session: Information Session on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers and SNAs (P) (PP) (SNA)

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: 26-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Veronica Bon
 
 

Diabetes In School (P) (PP) (SNA)

Diabetes In School (P) (PP) (SNA)

Many children attending our schools are living with diabetes. This webinar will give an overview of diabetes and how it may impact on a student during the school day. It is suitable for teachers and SNAs who are working with children with diabetes in the school setting.

Course date: 26-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Aisling White
 

Cyber Bullying and Safety in the Digital Playground – For Post Primary School Teachers (PP)

Cyber Bullying and Safety in the Digital Playground – For Post Primary School Teachers (PP)

This excellent workshop has been specifically designed to provide greater understanding of Cyber Bullying and Digital Safety in Post Primary Schools for Teachers. Communication, education and understanding are key to tackling Cyber Bullying and the safety of post primary school children in the Digital Playground. This webinar will deliver these objectives.

Course date: 28-09-2022 6:30 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Bully4U
 
 

Strategies to Improve Historical Writing – Senior Cycle (PP)

Strategies to Improve Historical Writing – Senior Cycle (PP)

From my experience in the history classroom, students have similar problems expressing themselves clearly & coherently in a historical writing style. In the past I was quick to prescribe extended writing as an activity without explicitly teaching it in a careful sequence of logical steps. I have assumed that students will pick up historical writing skills through some sort of osmosis. However, extended writing is one of the hardest tasks we can ask students to do. And my own anecdotal evidence suggests that very few students become good historical writers on their own.

Course date: 28-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Lee O'Donnell
 
 

Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties with Steve Chinn (P) (PP)

Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties with Steve Chinn (P) (PP)

Each session will include pragmatic strategies for use with learners. Each section/topic in the course will demonstrate the use of appropriately matched, visual images and materials. This is a pragmatic course, but it is based on research and experience.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAME LINK WILL BE USED TO ACCESS EACH ZOOM SESSION***

Course date: 29-09-2022 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Tutor - Speaker: Steve Chinn
 
 

Other Upcoming Courses - Autumn 2022   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





      

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