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21TRA410 Summer Parenting: A practical Guide, Strategies & Tips

 

 

 

Live Webinar: 17th June 2021 at 7pm

What You Will Learn

  • What common worries are parents experiencing?
  • How has parenting changed recently?
  • What is the power of play in children's development?
  • How can parents support the development of life skills?
  • How can parents promote self-regulation at home?
  • How can parents tune in to their teenagers?
  • How can screen time and social media be managed?

Bio of Presenter: Dr Diksha Laungani

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Dr Diksha Laungani is a practicing Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom, licensed and currently based in Dubai, UAE. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Education and a Training Specialist. Diksha holds a Professional Doctorate in Educational, Child & Adolescent Psychology (D.Ed.Psy) from the Institute of Education at University College London and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Counselling from Middlesex University, Dubai. Diksha is passionate about community outreach and has collaborated with the UAE’s Ministry of Education and several private organisations to support educators’ and families’ development and wellbeing through consultation and training. Her research interests include post-16 education, transition planning and inclusion, self-advocacy for people of determination/SEND, participatory/person-centred approaches, and promoting educator and familial wellbeing.

Course date 17-06-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 17-06-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 17-06-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Diksha Laungani, Educational Psychologist
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
21TRA409 Ensuring your school is wifi ready

 

 

 

 

 

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Course date 16-06-2021 7:30 pm
Course End Date 16-06-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date 16-06-2021 6:30 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker IMS
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA395 Tom Crean Polar Explorer, Three-Part Webinar Series 16th, 17th and 18th June at 11.30am

 

 

 

 

 

Dates: 16th, 17th & 18th June 2021

Time: 11.30am – 12.00pm

Venue: Online via Zoom and suitable for 3rd - 6th class in Primary School

Polar Explorer Tom Crean was born in Annascaul County Kerry in 1877. Tom went on three expeditions to Antarctica under Scott and Shackleton and spent ten years of his life exploring the coldest, most hostile place on Earth. This three-part webinar series by Kerry County Museum explores his three scientific expeditions to the South Pole and Tom's life after he retired from the Navy in 1920. Kerry County Museum recently launched their revamped Tom Crean Polar Room showcasing the life and achievements of Kerry's famous explorer. Kerry County Museum's Education Officer Claudia Kohler will illustrate the webinars using images from the Museum's substantial Polar collection and she will also talk about the Museum's Tom Crean handling collection for schools. 

Presenter: Claudia Kohler - Education, Community & Outreach Officer, Kerry County Museum 

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Course date 16-06-2021 11:30 am
Course End Date 18-06-2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date 18-06-2021 10:30 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Claudia Kohler, Education, Community & Outreach Officer Kerry County Museum
Number Hours Half Hour
Location: Online
21TRA411 Sketch Note Workshop for 5th & 6th Class Students

 

 

 

 

Sketch Note Workshop for Primary School Students

  • Learn about the importance of study skills
  • Draw along with me and explore the basics of this innovative study technique
  • Become familiar with the skills needed to identify key concepts in texts
  • Observe the Sketch Note study technique in action

Bio of Presenter: Claire Comerford

Claire Comerford

Claire completed a BSc in Education in University of Limerick, and qualified as a post primary school Biology and Chemistry Teacher. After spending a couple of years working as a mainstream teacher, Claire returned to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs in Dublin City University. Her special areas of expertise include Numeracy, Science, and Special Educational Needs. Claire created a Numeracy course which is now delivered to all first year students at Coláiste Bríde and has presented her work to the Department of Education at the National Numeracy and Literacy Forum . She worked part time with the PDST on the development of numeracy based resources last year and has presented to the JMB, OECD and NCCA on her work. She has also held the post of Attendance Coordinator in Coláiste Bríde, and has worked extensively with students displaying school avoidance tendencies.

Course date 15-06-2021 9:30 am
Course End Date 15-06-2021 10:15 am
Cut off date 15-06-2021 9:30 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Claire Comerford
Number Hours 40 Minutes
21TRA389 HR for School Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

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Course date 10-06-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 10-06-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Caroline Reidy
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA383 Sketch Note Workshop for 5th & 6th Class Students

 

 

 

 

Sketch Note Workshop for Primary School Students

  • Learn about the importance of study skills
  • Draw along with me and explore the basics of this innovative study technique
  • Become familiar with the skills needed to identify key concepts in texts
  • Observe the Sketch Note study technique in action

 

Bio of Presenter: Claire Comerford

Claire Comerford

Claire completed a BSc in Education in University of Limerick, and qualified as a post primary school Biology and Chemistry Teacher. After spending a couple of years working as a mainstream teacher, Claire returned to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs in Dublin City University. Her special areas of expertise include Numeracy, Science, and Special Educational Needs. Claire created a Numeracy course which is now delivered to all first year students at Coláiste Bríde and has presented her work to the Department of Education at the National Numeracy and Literacy Forum . She worked part time with the PDST on the development of numeracy based resources last year and has presented to the JMB, OECD and NCCA on her work. She has also held the post of Attendance Coordinator in Coláiste Bríde, and has worked extensively with students displaying school avoidance tendencies.

Course date 09-06-2021 11:30 am
Course End Date 09-06-2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date 09-06-2021 11:00 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Claire Comerford
Number Hours 30 mins
Location: Online
21TRA295 Module 1 LÁMH

 

 

 

 

You will receive a link from LÁMH with 6 modules which you will need to complete in your own time. This should take roughly 3 hours to complete. You will receive this link in May. This needs to be completed within two weeks.

You will be then expected to attend two live Zoom webinars on the 8th & 9th June from 4.30pm - 6.15pm.

When you register for this course you are agreeing that your details will be forwarded to Lámh. They will use your contact details to forward you course materials and links.

This course is for staff working with children and adults, who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is suitable for Teachers, SNAs, Social Care Workers, PAs and Preschool & AIMS staff and others, who work in preschools, mainstream and special schools, adult support services and other settings. It may also suit parents and family members. The Course covers 100 Lámh signs and how to support a Lámh user.

  • Module One Lámh signs (100+)
  • Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC)
  • Lámh – brief history and development
  • Lámh signing environment

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Use the 100+ signs from the Module One Book
  • Use Lámh as an effective communication tool
  • Contribute to assessment or decision-making around Lámh use
  • Participate effectively in an established Lámh environment.     

 

 

 

 

Course date 08-06-2021 4:30 pm
Course End Date 09-06-2021 6:15 pm
Cut off date 30-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity 0
Individual Price €80.00
Speaker Rachael Fitzgerald
Number Hours 1.45
Location: Online
21TRA388 CESI-CS Community of Practice - Machine Learning and AI

  

 

 

Tuesday the 1st June sees the third CESI-CS Community of practice, where LCCS teachers, prospective LCCS teachers, or anyone with an interest in CS can meet and discuss any topics that are relevant. We have lots of meeting rooms so breakout discussion can take place, as well as chat channels so that the CoP can continue even after the virtual in-person events!

For next week there will be a kick-off discussion around Machine Learning and AI (just as a starter topic where we hope many other conversations evolve). The last session was around IDE’s – pro’s cons and what you use!!! And the first session saw discussions on qualifications and another on creating extensions for a BBC micro:bit using Typescript – so feel free to suggest one on the night!

If you have already registered you simply just attend the Discord channel on the 1st June from 6 pm to whenever you leave!!

If you have not please register at:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yxdjdkjpX06M7Nq8ji_V2oGqibGsoy1AhqSgJjp9KKFUQlFNTlhNOTdJV1VMVVFVUE9FV0RYWUxFMS4u

And we will send you the Discord channel joining details!

Course date 01-06-2021 6:00 pm
Course End Date 01-06-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 01-06-2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location: Online
21TRA376 Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students - An Interview with Rachael Blackmore

 

 

 

 

 Rachael Blackmore #INSPIRINGIRELAND Interview Back by Popular Demand!!

 

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Course date 31-05-2021 11:30 am
Course End Date 31-05-2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date 31-05-2021 11:00 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames with special guest Rachael Blackmore
Number Hours 30 mins
Location: Online
21TRA378 Supporting Children to become Critically Literate Learners

 


Teaching and learning about critical literacy and digital media literacy is a life-long journey. In this webinar we will consider the importance of critical literacy within the Primary Language Curriculum. Participants will explore practical examples and supports showing how social interactions and effective questioning can foster a critically literate classroom environment. The webinar will also examine how a variety of different texts can be used to develop critical literacy. 

Course date 27-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 27-05-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 27-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker PDST
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA364 Irish Primary PE Association Sports Day Webinar

 

 

 

 

 

This online webinar is to help teachers prepare and facilitate a fun and enjoyable Sports Day for their class or their school. It will take into account Covid considerations. Elements of the webinar will include:

  • how to structure the day
  • organising fair teams
  • traditional and co-operative Sports Day games
  • equipment list
  • suggested timetable
  • Sports Day Spotify playlist  for an energising event.

 

Presenter's Biographies:

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Jason Byrne is a primary school teacher from Galway. He currently works as a Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Coordinator in Scoil Chroi Iosa & Castlegar NS. He is a PDST PE & Wellbeing Associate and the Co Chairperson of the Irish Primary PE Association (IPPEA). Jason has a particular interest in PE and the whole school community, and is joint National Coordinator for European School Sports Day (ESSD) in Ireland.

peter lavin

Peter Lavin is a teaching principal from Manister National School in Limerick. He is a PDST PE facilitator and the Co Chairperson of the Irish Primary PE Association (IPPEA). Peter has an interest in all things sport related and coaches underage GAA with his local club teams and county team. Peter is the joint National Coordinator for European School Sports Day (ESSD) in Ireland.

Course date 26-05-2021 7:30 pm
Course End Date 26-05-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date 26-05-2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Jason Byrne & Peter Lavin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA374 Infant Teachers' Support Forum

 

 

 

 

May 26 Infant Support

Course date 26-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 26-05-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 26-05-2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Emma Grufferty
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
21TRA369 Support a Child at Time of Stress - How chronic stress can have a dramatic effect on a child’s ability to manage behaviour

 

 

 

 

What You Will Learn

  • How chronic stress can impact on a child’s ability to control behaviour
  • How stress is often misidentified as poor behaviour and wrongly disciplined
  • Ways to support children to self-regulate at home and in the classroom
  • How to reduce the effect of stress on a child’s performance

Bio of Presenter: Dr. Elana Wolkoff

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Dr. Elana Wolkoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at William James College, Boston, United States. She is a licensed school psychologist and licensed educational psychologist. Dr. Wolkoff earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Prior to her doctoral training, she worked as a high school special education teacher. Dr. Wolkoff has engaged in a wide range of professional roles, including: 15 years as a practicing school psychologist; Founding Member and Director of Student Support Services at a Boston area charter school; and clinical and special education consultant to K-12 schools. Dr. Wolkoff has presented at the regional, national and international levels. In addition to her passion for teaching children to self-regulate and to develop executive functioning skills, areas of research and clinical work include: developing trauma sensitive classrooms; increasing resilience for vulnerable youth; having difficult conversations, including, but not limited to those about race; and increasing educational equity.

Course date 25-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 25-05-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 25-05-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price €15.00
Location: Online
21TRA379  Kerry SENCO Forum

 

 


The final meeting for the SENCO forum for this academic year will encourage participants to share their biggest tips and challenges which they faced during another busy school year.

There will be a presentation from Geraldine Greene on the TEST2r, and also a brief discussion from Karen Riordan who will share some of her new resources and tips for teaching children with SEN.

Bio of presenters: 

Geraldine Greene has been a SET in Doora School for many years while shared with various schools prior to 2017.  She was the first Resource Teacher in Co. Clare in a cluster of four schools and worked in special schools also.  She has an Honours Diploma in Remedial Education from MIC Limerick.  She has special interest in specific learning differences especially dyslexia.  With two colleagues in Ennis CBS, she commenced extensive training on TEST2r fifteen years ago with Pauline Cogan, developer and participated in  continual training and the norming process at various times.  She is now a member of the Clare SENCOP (Community of Practice) and was a founding member and secretary of the Clare branch of ILSA  for many years.  She also tutored the DES training courses for SNAs at various Education Centres for many years.  

Karen Riordan, teaching in St Tolas, Shannon for the past 16 years. Spent 9 years in SEN and did Reading Recovery for 8 of those years. I have a passion for all things Literacy and SEN, especially early literacy acquisition. I have been giving Literacy Lift Off and Guided Reading Workshops in the Clare Education Centre for the past 10 years. 

Course date 25-05-2021 6:00 pm
Course End Date 25-05-2021 7:00 pm
Cut off date 25-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity 60
Individual Price Free
Speaker Emma Sweeney Geraldine Greene, Karen Riordan
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA286 Module 1 LÁMH

 

 

 

 

You will receive a link from LÁMH with 6 modules which you will need to complete in your own time. This should take roughly 3 hours to complete. You will receive this link by the 3rd May. This needs to be completed within two weeks.

You will be then expected to attend two live Zoom webinars on the 24th & 25th  of May from 4.30pm - 6.15pm.

When you register for this course you are agreeing that your details will be forwarded to Lámh. They will use your contact details to forward you course materials and links.

This course is for staff working with children and adults, who use Lámh to enhance their communication. It is suitable for Teachers, SNAs, Social Care Workers, PAs and Preschool & AIMS staff and others, who work in preschools, mainstream and special schools, adult support services and other settings. It may also suit parents and family members. The Course covers 100 Lámh signs and how to support a Lámh user.

  • Module One Lámh signs (100+)
  • Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC)
  • Lámh – brief history and development
  • Lámh signing environment

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Use the 100+ signs from the Module One Book
  • Use Lámh as an effective communication tool
  • Contribute to assessment or decision-making around Lámh use
  • Participate effectively in an established Lámh environment.     
Course date 24-05-2021 4:30 pm
Course End Date 25-05-2021 6:30 pm
Cut off date 24-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity 0
Individual Price €80.00
Speaker Rachael Fitzgerald
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
21TRA376 Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students - An Interview series with Influential Irish people

 

 

 

 

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19. Grand national trophy

Course date 24-05-2021 11:30 am
Course End Date 24-05-2021 12:00 pm
Cut off date 24-05-2021 11:00 am
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames with special guest Rachael Blackmore
Number Hours Half an hour
Location: Online
21TRA349 Introduction to Coaching

 

 

 

 

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Course date 20-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2021 9:00 pm
Cut off date 03-06-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price €90.00
Speaker EDelia
Number Hours 3 x 2hour sessions over 3 week period
Location: Online
21TRA365 Exhibiting your 'Best Self ' in your Job Application and New Role

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibiting your 'Best Self' in your job application and new role is packed with practical advice and an authentic insight into the job application process for teachers. This one-hour webinar aims to provide useful tips and tools to help teachers create a unique and powerful teaching application by harnessing personal strengths and values. A portion of this webinar will also provide insight into how to get into the right frame of mind for interviews and how to prepare for them. It will conclude with evidence-based self-care strategies for starting in a new role. All information in this webinar is informed by approaches adapted from positive psychology, coaching psychology and teaching experience. 

Bio of Presenter: Aisling O' Donovan

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This webinar is presented by Aisling O’Donovan. As a graduate of Mary Immaculate college, Aisling went on to work in a variety of settings including rural, DEIS and senior schools. Having seen the challenges that teachers face in schools, Aisling aspired to learn more about ways teachers can ensure they are their ‘best self’ in their role so she decided to further her education by completing a Masters in Positive and Coaching psychology in University College Cork. She recently set up ‘The Áthas Academy’ - an online community for her coaching and positive psychology practice which endeavours to encourage staff and student wellbeing. To date, Aisling has completed a range of webinars in this area. Aisling is currently working as a Special Education Teacher and is an Assistant Principal in her school. She has seen first hand how approaches from positive psychology have benefited her in applying for various school roles and also how approaches from positive psychology have been an asset to her school community.

Course date 19-05-2021 7:30 pm
Course End Date 19-05-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Aisling O' Donovan
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA371 Sketch Note Workshop

 

 

 

 

Sketch Note Workshop 

1.      Introduction (5 minutes)

2.      Practical Basics of Sketch Notes - Learn how to draw the most useful icons in sketch notes (People, Text, Banners, Etc) (30  minutes)

3.      Theory behind sketch notes and teaching the strategy to students (It is expected that by the end of this part of the session that the participants will have created their own sketch note of the theory behind the practice) (20 minutes)

4.      Questions and Conclusion (5 minutes)

Bio of Presenter: Claire Comerford

Claire Comerford

Claire completed a BSc in Education in University of Limerick, and qualified as a post primary school Biology and Chemistry Teacher. After spending a couple of years working as a mainstream teacher, Claire returned to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs in Dublin City University. Her special areas of expertise include Numeracy, Science, and Special Educational Needs. Claire created a Numeracy course which is now delivered to all first year students at Coláiste Bríde and has presented her work to the Department of Education at the National Numeracy and Literacy Forum . She worked part time with the PDST on the development of numeracy based resources last year and has presented to the JMB, OECD and NCCA on her work. She has also held the post of Attendance Coordinator in Coláiste Bríde, and has worked extensively with students displaying school avoidance tendencies.

Course date 19-05-2021 7:30 pm
Course End Date 19-05-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Claire Comerford
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
21TRA351 Expecting the Unexpected - 10 Tips for your NQT Year

 

 

 

 

 

This webinar aims to inform NQTs and soon-to-be NQTs on the ins and outs of the NQT year. Heading into your NQT year, there are a lot of things you need to know, that you may not know already. There are even things you wouldn't expect that you need to know, and this is where this webinar comes in. Topics that will be covered include Droichead, Dealing with Parents, Child Protection, Croke Park Hours, Subbing and much more!

 

Presenter Bio: Adam Barrett

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My name is Adam Barrett and I am a qualified primary school teacher from County Kerry, currently teaching in County Cork. I qualified from the Bachelor of Education programme in Mary Immaculate College in 2019 and have spent the last 2 years working as a Special Education Teacher, as well as a substitute teacher. I also run the Instagram page 'Mister Múinteoir' @mister_muinteoir_ , where I share ideas, information, resources and support for student teachers and NQTs.
Course date 18-05-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 18-05-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 18-05-2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Adam Barrett
Number Hours 1
Location: Online

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