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20TRA375 Creating Rich Literacy Experiences for Junior Infants to 1st class pupils - A Literacy Association of Ireland Webinar

 

 

 

 

Creating Rich Literacy Experiences for Junior Infants to 1st class pupils - A Literacy Association of Ireland Webinar

Date:          Thursday, 21st May 2020
Time:          2pm to 3pm 
Location:   Online via Zoom


Literacy Association of Ireland in Partnership with Clare Education Centre, The Education Centre Tralee, Navan Education Centre and Monaghan Education Centre.  Clara Maria Fiorentini Creating rich literacy experiences for Junior Infants to First class. 

Distance Learning with Picturebooks

This webinar series is designed to support primary school teachers in exploiting picturebooks in the distance learning environment.  What does research tell us about what is important for children’s literacy development? How can picturebooks help us to provide rich, engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for the children in our classrooms in this new context? Whether you are using email, Aladdin, SeeSaw or Zoom this one-hour session will help you to explore what is possible for your context through picturebooks.

Clara Maria Fiorentini

Clara Maria Fiorentini is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. Clara is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education . Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for ten years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in holistic oral language development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature (DCU) and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching oral language development and transitions to formal literacy learning. Clara runs the popular Irish teaching blog www.littlemissteacher.com and is an active member on her social media platforms. Clara is a co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).

Clara Maria Fiorentini

 

Course date 21-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 21-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 21-05-2020 5:00 am
Registered 125
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Clara Maria Fiorentini, Literacy Association of Ireland
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA379 Using OneNote Class Notebook for Collaborative ePortfolios

 MAY WEBINARS copy

 

Click on One Note to register

 

Join this session to see how OneNote and other Microsoft tools can;

  • Empower your students to create and showcase their thought process
  • Reflect on their learning
  • Allow the teacher to review and give feedback with ease
Course date 21-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 21-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 21-05-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Stephen Eustace
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA396 Spellings for me

 

 

Capture

 

 

 

Course date 20-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 20-05-2020 12:00 pm
Registered 98
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Speaker Patrick Grace
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA374 Special Needs Assistants - How to support children during Covid 19

 

 

 

No country, government, medical organisation, scientists, educational bodies or people
could have been prepared for what has just happened in our world over the last
number of weeks. As adults, parents, teachers, doctors, SNA’S, frontline workers or
people who have closed their businesses or who cannot return to work, we all have
been catapulted into shock.

We have spent years encouraging connection and relational knowledge to the
children we work with and now they have been told to stay at home, wash their
hands and keep away from many people. Children’s mental health difficulties have
been the focus of attention over the last decade and we have made substantial
progress in this area to-date. This webinar will explore the impact of Covid-19 and
outline how we can support the children who were under our care before this
pandemic.

You will be sent an email link on the morning of the webinar. If you don't revieve this link before 10am email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately. You will enter a waiting room after joining. The meeting will be closed at 12.05. anyone joining after this will not be permitted to join.

Course date 20-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 20-05-2020 7:00 am
Registered 493
Available place 7
Individual Price Free
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA376 Creating Rich Literacy Experience for 5th to 6th Class

 

 

 

 

Literacy Webinars

Literacy Association of Ireland in Partnership with Clare Education Centre, The Education Centre Tralee, Navan Education Centre and Monaghan Education Centre

 Literacy Association of Ireland Presenters

   
 

Clara Maria Fiorentini is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. Clara is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education . Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for ten years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in holistic oral language development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature (DCU) and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching oral language development and transitions to formal literacy learning. Clara runs the popular Irish teaching blog www.littlemissteacher.com and is an active member on her social media platforms. Clara is a co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).

 

Regina Dunne is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She is a primary school teacher and Coordinator for Literacy in St Catherine’s National School, Rush, Co Dublin. From 2015-19 she was seconded to PDST where she was Team Leader for Primary Literacy.  Regina was the Academic Coordinator for English Language Teaching and Learning at the Applied Language Centre, UCD from 1996-2006. She holds a Higher Diploma in TESOL (UCD) and an and MPhil in Applied Linguistics (TCD).

Niamh Watkins is the President of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She is an assistant professor in Literacy in the Institute of Education in Dublin City University.  Niamh has more than ten years’ experience teaching at primary school level.

Her interests include literacy in the context of educational disadvantage, dialogic approaches to oral language, best practices in writing instruction and critical literacy pedagogy.

Niamh is currently completing doctoral studies in the University of Sheffield.

Distance Learning with Picturebooks

This webinar series is designed to support primary school teachers in exploiting picturebooks in the distance learning environment.  What does research tell us about what is important for children’s literacy development? How can picturebooks help us to provide rich, engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for the children in our classrooms in this new context? Whether you are using email, Aladdin, SeeSaw or Zoom this one-hour session will help you to explore what is possible for your context through picturebooks.

Webinar 1 with Regina Dunne Creating rich literacy experiences for 2nd to 4th class

Webinar 2 with Niamh Watkins Creating rich literacy experiences for 5th to 6th class

Webinar 3 with Clara Maria Fiorentini Creating rich literacy experiences for Junior Infants to First class

Course date 20-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 20-05-2020 9:00 am
Registered 79
Available place 46
Individual Price Free
Speaker Niamh Watkins
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA398 Infant Learning Forum

 

 

Keeping the momentum going with younger students in the home.

We are creating a space for teachers of infants to share practises and support each other in these challenging times.  The session will be guided by Denise Duffy and Emma Grufferty, both are experienced infant teachers and tutors in the field of early childhood education.

The themes for this session are:

  • Creating a calm learning space for young learners in the home
  • Creating a shared repository for collating useful resources and ideas for infant teachers

You will be given an opportunity to discuss practices and approaches which may be useful in maintaining distant learning with younger students in the coming weeks.

 

Make a tea/coffee and log in!

Hosted by NESC, Tralee Ed Centre and Monaghan Education Centre

Course date 20-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 20-05-2020 8:30 am
Registered 26
Available place 4
Individual Price Free
Speaker Emma Grufferty & Denise Duffy
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA394 Strategies and Ideas for teachers and SNA’s to Support Parents of Children with Dyspraxia/DCD in the Home Learning Environment

 

 

 

Recent events have caused us to work differently.  Our face to face work with children in the classrooms has changed with parents now taking on the role of a home educator. This webinar focuses on how teachers and SNA’s can support parents of children with DCD/Dyspraxia with lots of practical low cost no cost ideas  which can be linked to areas of learning as well as their motor skills.

Biography of Presenter

Dr Sharon Drew has over 25 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs. Although her professional background is in children’s Occupational Therapy Sharon works independently as an educational consultant, trainer and author with a special interest in children with developmental co-ordination disorders (DCD) and physical skills development in young children. Sharon has written and published a number of books and resources in relation to DCD for teachers and parents.

Sharon is also a senior lecturer within the University of South Wales where she co-teaches on the Masters Programme for Special Educational Needs and Post Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties. 

Smart Consultancy

www.smartcc.co.uk

Sharon Drew A

Course date 20-05-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 20-05-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 20-05-2020 6:30 am
Registered 154
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Sharon Drew
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA400 Digital Resources for Special Education

 

 

 

 

 

This online webinar will provide Special Education Teachers with some ideas to help support their pupils while learning online and will also give some useful resources that are available to use to support pupils while learning at home.

A link will be emailed to you prior to the webinar

Course date 20-05-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 20-05-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2020 9:00 pm
Registered 60
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle O' Loughlin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA371 Creating Rich Literacy Experiences for 2nd to 4th class

 

 

 

 

Literacy Webinars

Literacy Association of Ireland in Partnership with Clare Education Centre, The Education Centre Tralee, Navan Education Centre and Monaghan Education Centre

 Literacy Association of Ireland Presenters

   
 

Clara Maria Fiorentini is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. Clara is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education . Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for ten years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in holistic oral language development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature (DCU) and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching oral language development and transitions to formal literacy learning. Clara runs the popular Irish teaching blog www.littlemissteacher.com and is an active member on her social media platforms. Clara is a co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).

 

Regina Dunne is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She is a primary school teacher and Coordinator for Literacy in St Catherine’s National School, Rush, Co Dublin. From 2015-19 she was seconded to PDST where she was Team Leader for Primary Literacy.  Regina was the Academic Coordinator for English Language Teaching and Learning at the Applied Language Centre, UCD from 1996-2006. She holds a Higher Diploma in TESOL (UCD) and an and MPhil in Applied Linguistics (TCD).

Niamh Watkins is the President of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She is an assistant professor in Literacy in the Institute of Education in Dublin City University.  Niamh has more than ten years’ experience teaching at primary school level.

Her interests include literacy in the context of educational disadvantage, dialogic approaches to oral language, best practices in writing instruction and critical literacy pedagogy.

Niamh is currently completing doctoral studies in the University of Sheffield.

Distance Learning with Picturebooks

This webinar series is designed to support primary school teachers in exploiting picturebooks in the distance learning environment.  What does research tell us about what is important for children’s literacy development? How can picturebooks help us to provide rich, engaging and enjoyable learning experiences for the children in our classrooms in this new context? Whether you are using email, Aladdin, SeeSaw or Zoom this one-hour session will help you to explore what is possible for your context through picturebooks.

Webinar 1 with Regina Dunne Creating rich literacy experiences for 2nd to 4th class

Webinar 2 with Niamh Watkins Creating rich literacy experiences for 5th to 6th class

Webinar 3 with Clara Maria Fiorentini Creating rich literacy experiences for Junior Infants to First class

Course date 19-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 19-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2020 7:00 am
Registered 121
Available place 5
Individual Price Free
Speaker Regina Dunne
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA380 Microsoft Teams for blended learning

Microsoft Teams 19th May

 

Click on Microsoft Teams to register

 

This webinar will cover;

  • What is blended learning and why is it important in the current climate
  • Using Teams to support a blended learning environment
  • Facilitating Communication and collaboration
  • Setting assignments, giving feedback and tracking students’progress
Course date 19-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 19-05-2020 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Stephen Eustace
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA397 Primary Principal's Support Group

 

 

 

This hour long interactive online meeting via Zoom will be faciliated by Jack Durkan a former Primary School Principal who is now an associate with both the IPPN and the PDST Leadership team. It will be an informal meeting discussing the key concerns and issues school face in the final term. It will give Principals the opportunity to share ideas and concerns amongst themselves and hopefully help them navigate the final term of the school year. 

Jack Durkan M.ED

Former Principal in Togher Boys’ Primary School; recently retired to take up a position with the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) on their Leadership Support Team. B.Ed Degree from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and holds a Master’s Degree in School Leadership and School Management from University of Hull.

Associate with PDST on the Leadership Team. Lectures and Tutors on the PGDELM (Future Leaders Programme) with NUIM (Maynooth).

Jack is a trained Relationship Counsellor and is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor. He also works with Ireland’s Centre for School Leadership (CSL).  

Current Chairperson BOM Blarney St CBS Cork.

Course date 19-05-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 19-05-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2020 11:00 am
Registered 31
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Location: Online
20TRA399 Screencastify - How to Create Simple Instructional Videos

 

 

 

 

Using Screencastify, it is easy for teachers to create instructional videos for pupils or parents. It can be used to give instructions to use new online resources, provide help with assignments at home among other activities.

Screencastify is free (for videos under 5 minutes), easy to install and is especially useful during school closures as a way to communicate with pupils and parents at home. This session will show you how to install and use the software and provide helpful hints and tips.

A link will be sent to you prior to Webinar.

Course date 19-05-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 19-05-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 18-05-2020 9:00 pm
Registered 56
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle O' Loughlin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA392 Maintaining Momemtum and Refining Practice

 

 

 

 

Webinar – Online Platforms: Maintaining Momentum and Refining Practice 

Date:          Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Time:          10am 

Location:   Online via Zoom

REGISTER HERE

Clare INTO Principal and Deputy Principals Committee and Clare IPPN are hosting this Webinar with Simon Lewis in conjunction with Kerry Education Centre, Navan Education Centre and Monaghan Education Centre.

This Webinar is suitable for school leaders.  

At this stage, many schools have decided what way they are using remote learning. Simon Lewis will give a short overview of the common platforms and then give ideas on how to maintain momentum and refine practice for the remaining weeks. This will be followed by a live question and answer session. Simon is an IPPN Board Member and is well known for his work with technology in education for the last two decades.

 

Course date 19-05-2020 10:00 am
Course End Date 19-05-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 19-05-2020 9:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Simon Lewis
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA113 Epilepsy Information Evening

 

 

 

Information Evening on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers, SNAs and School staff

Epilepsy Ireland will host an Information Evening for teachers and Special needs assistants at the Education centre in Tralee on Monday 18th May and Monday 12th October from 4.30pm to 6pm. Community Resource Officer, Kathryn Foley will speak about epilepsy related issues in school, including types of seizures, first aid, triggers, activities and how to manage seizures in the school environment.

This event is suitable for all staff dealing with students with epilepsy in both primary and secondary schools.

There is no charge but it is essential that you pre-book your places online at www.edcentretralee.ie

For further information please contact Kathryn at 064-6630301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course date 18-05-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date 18-05-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 18-05-2020 4:00 pm
Registered 35
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Kathryn Foley
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA377 Flipgrid

 

 

 

 

 

Flipgrid is 100% free for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos together.

Watch confidence and creativity flourish as your learners record short, authentic videos based on your Topics.

What could you use Flipgrid for?

  • Students make their own videos and give video feedback on a story
  • Children can check in and see their classes
  • Create and run video competitions - Dance competitions, GAA competitions, singing competitions.
Course date 18-05-2020 12:30 pm
Course End Date 18-05-2020 1:30 pm
Cut off date 18-05-2020 10:00 am
Registered 50
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Declan Ward
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA368 Dabbledoo Music

 

 

 

 

This course will introduce primary teachers to a range of musical activities, online resources and home-based music ideas, designed to make music accessible and fun for parents and students during these challenging times. This content have been specially designed with children and parents in mind, with something to suit all levels of musical experience and levels of confidence. Participants will be guided through the free content for parents and teachers at DabbledooMusic.com with advice and instruction from DabbledooMusic founder Shane Mc Kenna. 

Lecturer Bio

Shane Mc Kenna is a musician, music teacher and founder of DabbledooMuisc. Shane studied music education in Trinity college Dublin and performance in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Shane also completed a masters in music and media technology where he became a leading researcher and developer of new forms of musical notation in education. He has presented his work around the world through compositions, installations and performances and has used this experience to create a more accessible and fun way to teach music in primary schools.

Course date 14-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 14-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 14-05-2020 7:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Shane McKenna
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA381 Seesaw Training

 

 

 

Book your place for Practical FREE Training on Remote Learning with Seesaw

'Beyond the classroom: Seesaw for Home Learning' Thursday 14th May, 2pm

Training on Remote Learning with Seesaw

The Education Support Centres of Ireland present a series

of impactful remote learning with technology webinars in

conjunction with Wriggle Learning starting with...

  • Easily track, assess and make learning visible
  • Create student activities and ePortfolios
  • Enable students to reflect on their progress

Seán Glynn Wriggle Learning      Jamie Johnston Wriggle Learning

 

Click on Seesaw to register

Course date 14-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 14-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 13-05-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Sean Glynn & Jamie Johnston
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA373 Book Creator

 

 

 

Book Creator can be used by students and/or teachers to create interactive stories, instruction manuals, poetry books with a combination of text, images, audio and video. 

Suitable for both primary and post-primary students and teachers.

Book Creator is a versatile tool which can be used in all classrooms and educational settings with children of any age. Creating digital or 'ebook' allows teachers to create content suitable to the needs of the pupils in your classrooms.

Please click on this link to find out more

https://bookcreator.com/

Course date 14-05-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 14-05-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 14-05-2020 7:00 am
Registered 49
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Paul O' Callaghan
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA367 6th Class Transition - Supporting Teachers in Guiding Post - Primary Transition

 

 

 

 

This special webinar has been organised to support schools who are guiding 6th Class students who are transitioning to post primary school from a distance.

We have partnered with Motus Learning to offer some guidance on promoting the health and wellbeing of senior primary students at present.  They will identify ways to reach out to these students in positive ways, to aid wellbeing and to reduce anxieties.

The webinar will also be facilitated by a primary school principal and a 6th class teacher who will give an overview of the present context and the challenges faced while engaging with senior primary students and their parents from a distance learning platform.  They will offer some practical advice.

Course date 13-05-2020 4:00 pm
Course End Date 13-05-2020 5:30 pm
Cut off date 13-05-2020 1:15 pm
Registered 81
Available place 44
Individual Price Free
Speaker Motus Learning and Primary and Post Primary Practitioners
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA364 Spelling City Webinar

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a fun and interactive online tool to engage students in spelling and vocabulary activities then take a look at Spelling City. This Spelling City webinar will look at how you can set up Spelling City for your class from the very beginning. 

This webinar will enable teachers to:

  • Set up a Spelling City teacher account
  • Set up and manage individual student accounts
  • Create or import spelling and vocabulary lists for students
  • Group students for customised learning
  • Creating assignments for individuals or at class level
  • Track and grade student work

There will be a question and answer session at the end to enable participants to ask specific questions they may have.

The link to the webinar will be sent on the day. 

Course date 13-05-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 13-05-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 12-05-2020 11:00 pm
Registered 44
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Brenda Walsh
Number Hours 1
Location: Online

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