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|
The Education Centre, Tralee
Call: 066 7195000