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20TRA454 Lexia Literacy Skills Software Overview

 

 

 

 

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Course date 11-06-2020 10:00 am
Course End Date 11-06-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date 11-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Lexia
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
Course date 10-06-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 10-06-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Online
20TRA453 How to Create a Virtual Classroom

 

 

 

 

Would you like to learn how to create a Virtual Classroom for your students, featuring a Bitmoji of their teacher?
 
This webinar will guide you through the process of designing your own Virtual Classroom with interactive elements, that will allow students to click on various resources, documents, links and activities of your choice. We will show you how to create a bitmoji image of yourself, and how to link this to your virtual classroom. 
 
Students will thoroughly enjoy this fun and novel experience. Virtual Classrooms can be used on their own, or can be easily incorporated in to Seesaw, Google Classroom or other digital learning platforms. 
 
 
 
 
Course date 10-06-2020 5:00 pm
Course End Date 10-06-2020 6:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle Culloty
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA446 Guiding Literacy in the Home for 2nd to 4th Class

 

 

 

 

Literacy Webinars

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

 Literacy Association of Ireland Presenters

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.

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).

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).

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 Niamh Watkins Guiding Literacy in the Home for 5th and 6th class students.

Webinar 2 with Regina Dunne Guiding Literacy in the Home for 2nd to 4th class students.

Webinar 3 with Clara Maria Fiorentini Guiding Literacy in the Home for Junior Infants to First class students.

Course date 10-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 10-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 43
Available place 27
Individual Price Free
Speaker Regina Dunne
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA451 Enriching Literacy - The Transfer of Skills

 

 

 

Enriching Literacy-the transfer of skills is a programme that was developed by Julie Prendiville, a teacher from Kerry working in Kilkenny. Enriching Literacy-the transfer of skills is an inclusive approach which enables continuous assessment to take place during each structured English and Gaeilge lesson. Enriching Literacy 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 Literacy allows children develop independent thinking, self-assess and express opinions confidently. The children focus on developing their abilities and potential as critical thinkers, teachers and authors. The assessments, discussions and debates in class are teacher guided but student led.

In this one hour webinar Julie will show you how to implement one of the ten strategies. Please have reading material and a notebook at the ready.

 julie

 

Testimonials:

"What a course! I have done many courses and this was hands down the most enjoyable and I felt I got the most out of it. The course is well laid out and easy to follow. The Enriching English programme is exactly what is needed in Irish classrooms. A simple, to the point, easy to use programme that uses very little resources and can be adapted to any piece of reading or topic that the teacher chooses. It is easy to envisage this programme being used in the classroom and it would make planning and assessing much easier for the teacher. The fact that it can be tied in with and lends itself very well to the Primary Language Curriculum is also a big bonus. I am delighted that I chose to do this course and I am grateful for all of the practical skills and ideas I have learned."

"Thank you for providing such an insightful and informative course. It has been thoroughly enjoyable and I can’t wait to implement it in the classroom in both English and then in Gaeilge. The best course yet, well done!"

 

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Course date 10-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 10-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Julie Prendiville
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA444 A Developmental Approach to Spelling: An Introduction to the Words Their Way Programme

 

 

 

NEPS Limerick will be presenting the webinar: “A Developmental Approach to Spelling: An Introduction to the Words Their Way Programme”. The Words Their Way Programme adopts a word study approach to spelling which moves away from the traditional system of spelling teaching, instead emphasising the value of teaching pupils processes and strategies for examining and thinking about the words they spell, read and write. An assessment is given to determine where to begin teaching. Based on assessment results pupils are given words to study in order to discover the common attributes. In this manner pupils are actively constructing their own knowledge of spelling patterns. Pupils learn features by completing activities such as word sorting, word hunts, games and drawing and labelling. Pupils work individually, with partners, and in small groups to encourage cooperative learning.

NEPS has overseen the implementation of this new approach to spelling in a number of Dublin, Cork and Wexford schools and it has had very positive outcomes.

 

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dEbjzANmRsKkaZY0FHxTnw

 

Course date 10-06-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 10-06-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 10-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Diarmuid O' Rourke
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA421 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 with the Education Centre in Tralee on Tuesday 9th June. Paul Sharkey 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.

 

Course date 09-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 09-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 09-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 48
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Speaker Paul Sharkey
Number Hours 2
Location: Online
20TRA432 Integrating Art and Mindfulness - Calming the Mind

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Mindfulness

Course date 09-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 09-06-2020 3:30 pm
Cut off date 09-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA445 Guiding Literacy in the Home for 5th to 6th Class

 

 

 

 

Literacy Webinars

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

 Literacy Association of Ireland Presenters

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.

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).

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).

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 Niamh Watkins Guiding Literacy in the Home for 5th and 6th class students.

Webinar 2 with Regina Dunne Guiding Literacy in the Home for 2nd to 4th class students.

Webinar 3 with Clara Maria Fiorentini Guiding Literacy in the Home for Junior Infants to First class students.

Course date 09-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 09-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 09-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 35
Available place 35
Individual Price Free
Speaker Niamh Watkins
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA441 Restorative Practice - A Trauma Informed Lens

 

 

 

 

This webinar offers an introduction to Restorative Practice through a trauma-informed lens, seeking to move conversations beyond behaviour management and towards the importance of connection and relationships.

 

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Course date 08-06-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 08-06-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 08-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle Stowe
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA443 Make a Movie: Home Project Tutorial 3

 

 

 

Make a Movie Home Project will host a live Q&A session for any teachers partaking or wishing to partake in the Project.

The Zoom meeting will offer participants the chance to discuss progress to date including any issues or tips they may have. Facilitator Ruairí Mac Conduibh will also offer advice and ideas for classes on how they can progress the project for distance learning with classes.

Teachers who were not able to participate in the first webinar can register and attend to avail of the pre-recorded Zoom webinars to use with students at home.

Course date 05-06-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 05-06-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 25
Individual Price Free
Speaker Ruairi Mac Conduibh
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA440 Visual and Environmental Supports for Children with Special Educational Needs

 

 

 

 

 

This presentation will seek to explore the use of visual and environmental supports with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). A broad range of supports will be explored, with the aim of providing greater structure for children with SEN and aiding them to engage in more independent functioning. This presentation is aimed at teachers and Special Needs Assistants and will address visual and environmental supports for use in the classroom and at home by parents.


Biography


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.

Griffin Claire

 

 

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Course date 05-06-2020 10:00 am
Course End Date 05-06-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date 05-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Claire Griffin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA423 Literacy on the Loose

 

 

 Literacy on the Loose:  Supports for Families at home

from School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education and Limerick& Clare ETB

with

Ann Devitt, Colm Ross, Jennifer Liston, Noirin Hayes, Mary Flanagan, Jennifer O'Sullivan, Clara Maria Fiorentini

In this COVID world, families are at home together working, learning and managing as best they can in difficult circumstances.  In this webinar, we are celebrating and highlighting the opportunities in the every day lives of families for parents to support young children learning to read and write. 

We have produced 7 short videos on how families can support young children with their literacy learning during the school shutdown. 

They are for all to see and share on the TCD Youtube playlist “Literacy on the Loose”

Check out the videos here

 Share your own videos on Twitter with the hashtag #LiteracyOnTheLoose

Join us for the webinar on Thursday 4 June at 2.30pm here:  LINK

Dr Devitt and Dr Ross's work on this is part of the Family Digital Literacy project, a collaboration with NALA and funded by the Irish Research Council

#FamilyLiteracyTCD @LoveIrishResearch @NALAIreland

 

logos Literacy on the Loose

 

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Course date 04-06-2020 2:30 pm
Course End Date 04-06-2020 3:30 pm
Cut off date 04-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Ann Devitt, Colm Ross, Jennifer Liston, Noirin Hayes, Mary Flanagan, Jennifer O'Sullivan, Clara Maria Fiorentini
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA378 Transitioning to Secondary School

 

 

 

 

Transitioning to Secondary School - Invitation ONLY Webinar

Presented by HSE Primary Care Paediatric Occupational Therapy

You may only attend this Webinar if you have already received an invitation by post from HSE Primary Care Paediatric Occupational Therapy, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.

Full details of this Webinar will have been provided in your postal invitation.

The Webinar will take place on Thursday, June 4th, starting at 10am. It will be about one hour in duration.

Course date 04-06-2020 10:00 am
Course End Date 04-06-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date 03-06-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 59
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker HSE
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA407 GDPR & Child Safeguarding Training for Principals and Teachers

 

 

 

 

This webinar will equip you with an understanding of the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Legislation and outline your responsibilities . 

It will also explore the implications and challenges for schools  of implementing  this legislation with reference in particular to our current distance learning context .

Course date 03-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 03-06-2020 3:30 pm
Cut off date 03-06-2020 7:00 am
Registered 60
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Mary Hough
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA442 Infant Learning Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping the momentum going with younger students in the home.
We are creating a space for teachers of infants to share practices 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.

  • Creating a shared repository for collating useful resources and ideas for infant teachers
  • Encouraging young readers in the home

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.

Course date 03-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 03-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 03-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 8
Available place 22
Individual Price Free
Speaker Emma Grufferty & Denise Duffy
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA405 GDPR Training for School Secretaries Primary & Post Primary
 

 

 

This webinar will equip you with an understanding of the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Legislation and outline your responsibilities.


It will also explore the implications and challenges for schools  of implementing  this legislation with reference in particular to our current distance learning context .

Course date 03-06-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 03-06-2020 12:30 pm
Cut off date 03-06-2020 7:00 am
Registered 60
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Mary Hough
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online
20TRA416 Virtual Sports Day

 

 

 

 

Virtual Sports Day - Turn your school sports day into a reality

As we near the end of the final term, we all know that Sports Day is a day that many children look forward to. Sadly, this year they will not get the opportunity to enjoy this. We wanted to provide schools with a way of bringing the fun and excitement of sports day to the homes of children.

By attending our Virtual Sports Day Live Webinar, the teacher will get access to:

  • A step by step guide, on how you can host a Virtual Sports Day in your school.
  • A suite of resources including detailed explanations with downloads, explainer videos and music playlists
  • A list of household items which can be substituted for normal school equipment

A number of the activities we have used reference the Move Well Move Often Programme (PDST).

We want to make our Virtual Sports Day resource accessible to every school and family, hopefully turning that end of year sports day into a reality for the children, and bringing some well-needed happiness to all the family in these challenging times.

Course date 02-06-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 02-06-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 02-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 124
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Éanna Casey & Adrian Ormsby
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA434 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.

 

 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking below:
 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Course date 02-06-2020 12:00 pm
Course End Date 02-06-2020 1:00 pm
Cut off date 02-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Jack Durkan
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA433 Dyslexia - Helping Students to Access the Curriculum

 

 

 

During this workshop we will examine differentiation techniques and resources that will help students with dyslexia to access the curriculum and to reach their full potential. We will take a practical approach to planning to meet needs of the students and will look at some of the resources available for students with dyslexia.

 

 REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING HERE 

Course date 29-05-2020 2:30 pm
Course End Date 29-05-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 29-05-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Annette Ormonde
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Online

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