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20TRA560 NEPS Read Aloud to Children, how it builds Vocabularies

 

 

 

 

NEPS will be presenting the webinar for parents: “Reading aloud to children, how it builds vocabularies”  

Reading aloud to children from a very young age underpins future literacy development. It is the single most important parental activity for helping reading success (Bredekamp, Copple, & Neuman, 2000).

Children can listen to stories at a much higher level than they can read, so reading aloud makes complex ideas more accessible and exposes children to vocabulary, background knowledge and language patterns that are not part of everyday speech. This, in turn, will familiarise children to the structure of books when they read independently (Fountas & Pinnell, 1996).

Reading aloud to children also allows less skilled readers to access the same rich and engaging books that strong readers read on their own, and encourages them to become better readers. Pupils of any age benefit enormously being read aloud from high quality books.

This webinar is aimed at parents of children in the pre-school or primary school age range. 

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Course date 29-09-2020 9:00 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 10:00 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker NEPS
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA488 Visual Arts Appreciation for 3rd to 6th Class Teachers

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Art Appreciation

These webinars are designed to support teachers with the Looking & Responding Strand Units of the Visual Arts Curriculum. This webinar covers  Senior Primary from Third to Sixth Class. 

The tutor demonstrates how well known works of art and free online resources can enhance pupil engagement with the Art curriculum. It highlights practical and fun activities for pupil engagement in Art appreciation and familiarisation with world famous art galleries through a virtual lens. 

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Course date 29-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Saoirse Walsh
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA572 Working as a SNA - Best Practice

 

 

 

 

This webinar focuses on best practice in working as a Special Needs Assistant. This webinar will focus on SNAs’ role in supporting pupils’ care needs, as well as supporting pupils in developing greater levels of independence. This webinar will present a range of evidence-based strategies to support best practice in the role, as well as allow time for engagement.

Please note that there will be no recording shared with participants. Slides will be shared if the presenter is agreeable to this . Please only register for our webinars if you have an internet download speed greater than 6MB. Speed test your internet prior to registering. If you lose your internet connection during the webinar this doesn’t warrant a refund.

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Course date 29-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Dr. Claire Griffin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA486 Using IZAK 9 Cubes in the Classroom Part 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workshop 1 - September 29th - 4.30pm - 6pm 
 
Introduction  to the concepts underpinning IZAK9 
Starting IZAK9 in your Classroom
Exploration of key tasks and approaches
Problem-solving with IZAK9
 
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Course date 29-09-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2020 8:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 498
Individual Price Free
Speaker Pat Hanrahan
Number Hours 1.5 hour session via Zoom
Location: Online
20TRA562 After Covid 19: Transition Back to School for Students with ASD

 

 

 

 

This webinar will examine ways we, as teachers and SNAs, can prepare to ease the transition back to school for students with SEN. This may be particularly difficult for students with ASD and for this reason we will look at strategies for ASD that can also be used for other students with SEN. We will look at ways parents can begin preparing their child for the return to school. We will examine visual supports and other strategies that teachers and SNAs can use to support children with SEN as they return to school after a prolonged absence. We will also look at ways to lower anxiety levels for students and staff.

Biography

Dr Michele Dunleavy BA, PGCE (UK), PGD (Trinity), PGD (UK), M.St (SEN), D.Ed (SEN) Trinty

Michele has a number of years’ experience teaching in a primary, special class and special school setting. Michele was seconded as an Advisor to the Special Education Support Service (SESS) where she worked with teachers in primary, post primary, special classes and special schools. In addition, Michele worked as a Part-Time and Guest lecturer in a number of Colleges including NUIG, UCC, and Trinity College Dublin.

Michele has vast experience in many areas of special education. However, she has a particular interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Inclusion. She completed her Masters and Doctoral research in these areas. Michele has presented at many conferences, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of ASD and inclusion and continues to conduct research in the area of special education. Michele is a member of the National Executive of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) and has held many positions including that of Chairperson. Michele is a member of the editorial committee of the Learn Journal.

Course date 29-09-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 5:30 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2020 9:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 122
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Dr Michele Dunleavy
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
20TRA497 Jacinta Kitt Webinar 2:  Emotional and Social Intelligence for Success and Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jacinta Kitt Webinar Series

Webinar 2: Emotional and Social Intelligence for Success and Wellbeing - Tuesday, 29th September 2020

TIME:          4.15pm to 5.15pm 

VENUE:      Online via Zoom

Webinar 2:  Emotional and Social Intelligence for Success and Wellbeing

The second Webinar involves examining the importance of developing our emotional and social intelligence for increasing happiness, success and wellbeing. It examines what is involved in recognising and managing our emotions and moods, the nuances of social intelligence in terms of getting on well with others and the role of those two intelligences in building relationships.

Jacinta M. Kitt
Jacinta is a Lecturer\Researcher and an Organisational Advisor. She is a former primary teacher. She lectures part-time in Trinity College on the M.Ed. programme, in Marino Institute of Education on the B.Sc. and B.Ed. programmes and provides guest lectures for other colleges.  She also provides professional development training and presentations for schools, colleges and various other public and private organisations. The focus of much of this work is the characteristics, skills and benefits of creating and maintaining a positive/effective work environment. 

Her Masters thesis had workplace bullying in schools as its theme and she is an acknowledged expert on that subject. She conducts awareness sessions on bullying in schools and workplaces. Her focus is on prevention and minimisation of negative and inappropriate workplace behaviours and on the links between organisational culture and climate and the prevalence of those behaviours. Providing strategies for improving how we communicate/ interact with each other in every environment is the theme of much of her work. She regularly works with school principals on the impact of their behaviours, relationships and emotions on school effectiveness.  

She frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on workplace environment related topics. She provides expert witness reports to tribunals and court cases relating to employment law. She is the author of a recently published book entitled “Positive Behaviours, Emotions and Relationships…. The Heart of Leadership in a School”.

 

Course date 29-09-2020 4:15 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2020 5:15 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2020 8:00 am
Registered 13
Available place 112
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Online
20TRA489 Enriching Literacy
 
 
 
 
 
Twin Webinar: Monday 28th of September 7-9pm & Monday 5th of October 7-9pm
 
Enriching English is a programme that was developed by Julie Prendiville, a teacher from Kerry working in Kilkenny. 
 
Enriching English links reading, writing and oral language, leading to a greater degree of comprehension for the child. Minimal resources are required to implement this strategy, which is referred to as “tagging”. Enriching English allows children to develop independent thinking, self-assess and express opinions confidently in a fun and enjoyable way. The children focus on developing their abilities and potential as critical thinkers, teachers and authors. In the videos and tutoring provided within the course you will be given a structured ten week step by step guide on how to implement the strategies in the programme. 
 
Testimonials
"Very well presented" "Ideas transferable across mainstream and SEN." "Sensible resources." "Excellent- every teacher needs to do this course." "Schools should definitely roll it out. Huge long term gains."

"Realistic teacher talk for once-especially regarding differentiation and assessment which can overwhelm the best of us. The answer to our literacy prayers."

 

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Course date 28-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 05-10-2020 9:00 pm
Cut off date 28-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Julie Prendiville
Number Hours 4
Location: Online
20TRA561 The Classroom with the Green Floor and Blue Ceiling - Bringing Teaching and Learning Outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

The content of the course will include-

  • Why using the outdoors as a location and resource for teaching and learning has never been so relevant
  • Underpinning research & education policy
  • How to teach simple cross-curricular lessons outdoors with primary school classes and stay sane
  • Sample lessons and ideas for a range of curricular subjects for all primary class levels
  • Ideas for developing outdoor spaces in school grounds

All participants will receive a copy of the presentation as well as sample lesson plans, accompanying planning notes, online links and editable SESE trails

Biography

Paul O’Donnell is principal of St. Patrick’s N.S., Slane, Co. Meath and is currently seconded to the CPSMA management body. He has facilitated numerous courses on teaching and learning outdoors in a number of Education Centres nationwide. Paul is also the author of Wild Teaching Cross-curricular Lessons Outdoors for Agoraphobic Teachers, published by Meath Co. Council and The Heritage Council, which has been featured on the RTE Radio 1 programme, Mooney Goes Wild and in the INTO’s InTouch magazine.

Course date 28-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 28-09-2020 8:00 pm
Cut off date 28-09-2020 4:30 pm
Registered 46
Available place 79
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Paul O'Donnell
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
20TRA576 Early Literacy Skills in Context

 

 

 

 

 

Effective teaching of literacy in the early years should include the explicit teaching of early literacy skills, with frequent and extensive opportunities to apply this knowledge in meaningful contexts. Shared reading is a powerful instructional method as big books engage children’s attention and imagination, drawing them into the reading process. It is during these shared moments that the teacher can focus children’s attention on the text to help them learn specific concepts, skills and strategies. In this webinar, we will explore how a wide to teach a range of early literacy skills (including concepts about print, phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, high frequency words and vocabulary development) within the context of a big book.

Biography

Dr. Tara Concannon-Gibney lectures in the area of literacy at Dublin City University (St. Patrick’s campus). A former primary school teacher, she has worked with pre-service and in-service teachers in Ireland and in New York for over a decade. She is the author of Teaching Essential Literacy Skills in the Early Years Classroom: A Guide for Students and Teachers (Routledge). She is also a past-president of the Literacy Association of Ireland and a current member of the executive committee. 

Dr Tara Concannon Gibney

 

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Course date 28-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 28-09-2020 8:00 pm
Cut off date 28-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Tara Concannon-Gibney
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
20TRA566 Concern Online Primary Debates Information evening

 

 

 

 

Concern Worldwide invites teachers participating in the Concern Primary Debates Programme to an information session through zoom.   The Concern Primary Debates is a fun educational programme aimed at senior primary students. 

How will students benefit?

  • Learn to speak in public and in front of their peers
  • Develop cognitive and language abilities, as well as skills in research and debating
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the global issues affecting millions of people

The debates are run in conjunction with The Education Centre Tralee and this year the debates are moving online due to social distancing.  If you are a Primary school teacher who would like your school to take part and receive training on how the Concern Primary Debates works, please note that a Training Session will be held through a webinar on Monday 28th September, 2020 at 4.00p.m.  Claire Marshall, Schools and Youth Manager, Concern Worldwide will host this webinar

 

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Course date 28-09-2020 4:00 pm
Course End Date 28-09-2020 5:00 pm
Cut off date 28-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 50
Individual Price Free
Speaker Claire Marshall
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA542 Precision Teaching in the Classroom: Supporting Fluency and Formative Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

This webinar will focus on the use of Precision Teaching in the classroom. This evidence-based methodology, as endorsed by NEPS, is highly effective in enhancing pupil fluency across a range of curricular areas, including literacy and numeracy. The methodology also serves as an effective means of gathering formative assessment data through a ‘response-to-intervention’ approach.

 Biography

Dr Claire Griffin is an Educational Psychologist and lecturer in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. Claire originally worked within primary and special education settings and in residential care centres for persons with intellectual disabilities. Claire completed her PhD in 2018 through University College London. This research explored the preparedness and deployment of Special Needs Assistance when supporting the behavioural care needs and independence development of children in primary schools. Claire’s research interests include inclusive education, psychological and educational assessment, positive behaviour support and the voice of the child in education.

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Course date 24-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 24-09-2020 8:00 pm
Cut off date 24-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Dr Claire Griffin
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
20TRA569 PDST Webinar 1-Focus on Relationships

 

 

PDST Wellbeing Webinar Series in partnership with Tralee, Clare, Monaghan and Navan Education Support Centres

This series of webinars aims to assist primary schools in supporting and enhancing pupil wellbeing, by showcasing the wide range of resources that PDST have developed for PE, SPHE and Wellbeing across the whole school community.

This webinar will highlight the practical resources that are available to support teaching and learning in the Relationships and Sexuality Education element of Social, Personal and Health Education. The webinar will invite participants to focus on teaching about relationships from Junior Infants to Sixth Class as part of a positive culture and climate, and will outline a range of new resources that PDST have developed to support the teaching of the sensitive elements of RSE, including our new Busy Bodies workbook and our Advice for Parents document. The webinar will also promote and explore the provision of RSE in-school support, and advise participants on how to apply.

 

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Course date 24-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 24-09-2020 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Amy Keaveney and Kate O'Neill
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA575 Dabbledoo Music Webinar Returning Music in Primary

 

 

 

 

This course will introduce primary teachers to a range of musical activities,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 teachers and students during these challenging times.This content have been specially designed with new regulations and restrictions in mind,with practical solutions and advice for teachers. Participants will be guided through content at DabbledooMusic.com with advice and instruction from DabbledooMusic founder Shane McKenna.

Lecturer Bio - Shane Mc Kenna

Shane 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 24-09-2020 6:00 pm
Course End Date 24-09-2020 7:00 pm
Cut off date 24-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 33
Available place 7
Individual Price Free
Speaker Shane McKenna
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA524 Toe by Toe online Training for Teachers & SNAs

 

 

 

 

The name Toe by Toe was chosen to signify that a student makes progress by the tiniest steps – one toe at a time. However, even though the steps taken are small, the student can clearly measure his or her progress right from the first page. The student’s confidence and self-esteem are boosted as a result.

Over 25 years of fieldwork went into the development of the system and it is this research which makes the method so easy to use. You don’t have to be trained in any field of Education to tutor with Toe by Toe. In fact, the manual often works better with non-professionals using it as they do not come to the task with any pre-conceived notions and thus simply follow the very detailed instructions to the letter.

The unique syllable division employed by Toe by Toe is very easy to use though it is not the syllable division generally used for the teaching of reading. Once the sound of a phoneme has been taught using the ‘polynons’ (nonsense words), these rules can then be applied to any multi-syllabic word and students find a whole new world of reading opening before their eyes.

No matter what the nature of the student’s literacy problem, they can be taught to read using Toe by Toe. The severity of their problem may only be reflected in the length of time needed to get through the book. Indeed, if the system is used with a ‘non-dyslexic’ child (i.e. one without learning difficulties) the rapid improvement in reading age is truly astonishing.

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Course date 23-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 23-09-2020 8:00 pm
Cut off date 23-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Frank Cowling
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA492 Gaeilge Webinar 2 - Gaeilge Labharta

 

 

 

 

 

This webinar will explore simple ways for teachers to include Gaeilge into everyday life in the primary school classroom. It will look at a modern approach to ‘Gaeilge Neamhfhoirmiúl’ and provide you with practical tips that will help you integrate Gaeilge in the day-to-day lives of your pupils. This webinar will help éisteacht agus labhairt na Gaeilge become the norm!

Biography

Aislinn Nic Pháidín is a primary school teacher, teaching in Gaelscoil Átha Í, Co. Kildare for the past six years. Aislinn is very enthusiastic about the Irish language, but has recognised the lack of resources and supports for both parents and teachers when it comes to ‘múineadh na Gaeilge’. As schools began to close earlier this year, Aislinn immediately identified the challenge of supporting Irish at home. Her love for the language, and enthusiasm to provide children with fun, attractive and purposeful learning opportunities as Gaeilge, led to the creation of Scéalta le Spraoi. She runs this social media initiative across Facebook, Instagram and Youtube in an attempt to bridge the gap and make the language more accessible and child-friendly. 

 

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Course date 22-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 22-09-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 22-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Aislinn Nic Pháidín
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA570 Online Kerry SENCO Forum Primary CoP - Bridge Back to School for All with a focus on Children with ASD

 

 

 

 

 

The SENCO Forum aims to continue to bring together online a network of teachers working in inclusive/special education in Kerry Primary schools. The network aims to provide professional learning, support and networking opportunities for teachers. Margaret Egan will facilitate the network and will support its development over time. If you are a Principal, Special Education Teacher, Special Class Teacher or SEN Co-Ordinator in a primary school in Kerry and would like to engage in the network, please join us.

The fourth meeting of the SENCO CoP will focus on Bridge Back to School for All with a focus on Children with ASD

Dr. Margaret Egan is a Lecturer in the Dept. of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education at Mary Immaculate College.  She was a Deputy Principal and SEN Co-ordinator for many years before joining the Faculty of Education at MIC.  Margaret is Course Leader of the Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education, which is a cross-sectoral, Level 9 programme for qualified teachers in practice.  She teaches at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Margaret is actively engaged in Communities of Practice with a number of schools.  Her interests are in Inclusion Policy and Practice; Language and Literacy for students with additional needs; Social and Emotional Learning, for all students, including those with Autistic Spectrum Difference (ASD) and Positive Behaviour Support for students with attention and behaviour needs. Margaret is currently supervising a number of Master and PhD students in these fields. Two of her doctoral students, in Educational Psychology (DEPsych), graduated in October 2019.

Maria Dervan (B.Ed M.Ed) has experience working as a mainstream teacher, SET and special class teacher. She has worked as both an Advisor and an Associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) since 2014. She completed a Master’s in Special Education in MIC in 2015 and has worked with Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive and Special Education since then. She is currently undertaking a PhD within the department under the supervision of Dr. Margaret Egan and Professor Emer Ring. She has won many awards for her research to date including a bursary from the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) to pursue the research. She has presented and had her research published nationally.  She has a keen interest in language development, Autism Spectrum Difference (ASD), Inclusion and Special Education and using evidence-based practices in teaching which has been the focus of her research to date.

Bridge Back to School

Bridge Back to School is the result of a team collaboration between Mary Immaculate College and AsIAm autism charity. Maria Dervan, as Editor, will take the CoP through the book, which is designed as a learning resource toolkit to support autistic students in their return to school.  From the outset, the resource introduces a gender-neutral character, Alex who students may self-identify with throughout. The toolkit is underpinned by evidence-based research. It provides advice, support and activities, which are focused on the identified needs of autistic students. It also shares top tips with professionals who are supporting student transition back to school and indeed, engaging their strengths to address needs, throughout the year. It has sample activity worksheets and QR codes that can be scanned to bring the reader to additional supports and references available on the AsIAm website. The booklet is sponsored by SuperValu and is free in stores throughout the country.

 

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Course date 22-09-2020 4:00 pm
Course End Date 22-09-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 22-09-2020 3:00 pm
Registered 24
Available place 26
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Margaret Egan & Maria Dervan
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA564 ‘Preparing for Literacy' Practical Strategies for Infant Teachers

 

 

 

 

Children require a huge number of essential skills (and time) before they are ready to engage with conventional literacy learning. Clara and Sinéad advocate for a balance in approaches and believe in affording children time to develop a range of critical pre-literacy skills before rushing to formal reading and writing instruction. Following their hugely popular summer CPD course, Clara and  Sinéad will present a webinar outlining a variety of developmentally appropriate strategies required to best prepare your infants for literacy learning.

Take time to rethink your approaches and give your learners the best possible start in literacy learning!

This webinar will focus on:

  • Preparing the literacy learning environment
  • Preparing for language development
  • Preparing for reading
  • Preparing for handwriting
  • Preparing for literacy development through play

Biographies

Clara Maria Fiorentini

Clara Maria Fiorentini 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 eleven years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in literacy development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature at DCU and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin and is researching early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. The face behind the popular Irish teaching blog www.littlemissteacher.com, Clara is also an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland and is co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).

Sinéad McCauley

Sinéad McCauley Lambe is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Sinéad taught for eleven years in St. Vincent’s Infant Boys’ school in North William Street. Here, Sinéad moved into resource teaching and worked with children with ASD and those experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. It was this work that ignited Sinéad’s interest in educational disadvantage, motor development and early intervention. Sinéad completed a Masters Educational Disadvantage in DCU and is currently a PhD candidate there. Her research interests include infant motor development and emergent handwriting development.

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Course date 21-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-09-2020 8:00 pm
Cut off date 21-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price Free
Speaker Clara Maria Fiorentini & Sinéad McCauley Lambe
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online
20TRA529 Achieve that 'just right' reading level using Lexile

 

 

 

 

Twin Webinar over two evenings: Monday 21st September & Wednesday 30th September

Achieve that 'just right' reading level using Lexile: In this course you will have acquired the skills to differentiate text into multiple levels of readability so that every reader in the class can read the same text at their reading level.   You will have been introduced to The Lexile Framework for Reading to use in the area of literacy which will benefit you in relation to the planning and delivery of literacy in your classroom. You will learn how to add a Lexile measure to your current stock of books and broaden the scope of accessibility to reading at the right level in your school and classroom library.

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Course date 21-09-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date 21-09-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 21-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Edmond Scannell
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Location: Online
20TRA503 Introduction to Google for Education and Google Classroom Part 1

 

 

 

In this webinar participants will learn about the range of apps within GSuite for Education. The main differences between GSuite for Education and a personal GSuite account will be explored. Google Classroom will be introduced. Participants will learn to create their Google Classroom, invite pupils to the classroom using a class code, share classroom access with support teachers, send notifications/tasks/assignments to pupils.

Biography

Martin Hanly graduated from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in 2001. He has taught in a variety of settings from urban to rural, private to public and advantaged to disadvantaged. Martin graduated with a Masters of Education in 2010. He has facilitated PDST Technology in Education summer courses for the past 4 years. Martin is a teaching principal in a four teacher school in Co. Westmeath. The school has embedded the use of Google for Education in all classrooms from 1st to 6th class in the past three years. At present Martin is a Support Teacher in Edmonton NS, Killucan. Martin is presently facilitating webinars for numerous Education Centres on the use of Google for Education to support face-to-face teaching and remote learning. 

 

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Course date 17-09-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 17-09-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 17-09-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Martin Hanly
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA540 Vocabulary Development

 

 

 

 

 

Oral language is our earliest form of communication, and it is essential as we use it daily to communicate our needs. Language is crucial to learning as it gives a child entry to a world of knowledge, unlocking the world of the imagination, reading, providing skills to write and helping us grow as individuals. However, without language, a word gap ensues and with children being away from the classroom for the past few months, the ‘word gap’ between some pupils, unfortunately, will have widened.  It is imperative to close this gap, but as teachers, how can we help prevent this early catastrophe? We can help by expanding children’s vocabulary. Through this Webinar, I aim to provide teachers with practical ideas on how to build and expand upon primary children’s vocabulary at this crucial time. It is based on my resource ‘Language for Living’, but all ideas are adaptable to all class levels, including EAL/ SEN without the resource.

Biography

Julieanne Devlin is a teaching deputy principal. She is currently teaching a multigrade classroom of 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes. She qualified with a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2002, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2004 and a Master of Science from Dublin City University in 2007. She specializes in the area of oral language and vocabulary development. She has spoken internationally on the topic in addition to delivering CPD training and seminars in numerous Education Centres countrywide and talked about ‘closing the word gap’ at the IPPN Conference in Citywest January 2020. She also hosted a popular home-school blog throughout the pandemic with up to 2000 unique visitors per day. (www.julieannedevlin.com). Julieanne is the author of Language for Living (Tip of the Tongue), a whole school oral language and vocabulary development programme for primary schools which is being used throughout the UK and Ireland published by TTS Education in the UK. In recent years Julieanne has been working on developing Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures, the only full programme for Aistear developed, thus far, in Ireland and is published, designed and illustrated here in Ireland by www.eduhub.ieJulieanne is passionate about teaching, the progress of her pupils and the resources she has created for other teachers and their classrooms.

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Course date 17-09-2020 4:00 pm
Course End Date 17-09-2020 5:00 pm
Cut off date 17-09-2020 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 500
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Julieanne Devlin
Number Hours 1 hour
Location: Online

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