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Rescheduled LC20-143A Self Care for Principals in Challenging Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries, communities and people globally in unprecedented and unexpected ways.  Now we are faced with the next challenge of living alongside the COVID-19 virus, while resuming, education activities that for the past few months have been paused or based remotely. This will require additional awareness, innovation, teamwork and problem solving - all on top of the normal challenges of running a busy school and dealing with the needs of students, parents and staff.   

We can consistently run a strong and thriving team and school - if we ourselves are thriving.  Overworking and exhaustion does not pave the way for sustainable success.   When people are burned out, potential and output is eroded.  In these times of unprecedented challenge, change and uncertainty, more than ever we need to take good care of ourselves so that we can recharge our batteries in our down time so we can be at our best at work and in our lives.  

Calodagh McCumiskey, an accredited thought leader in wellbeing, and Director of Spiritual Earth (www.spiritualearth.com) will deliver the session.  

The session will cover: 

·       What is wellbeing? And what wellbeing means to me?

·       The growth equation 

·       How to avoid burnout.  

·       Insights and practices to help you effectively manage stress and relax

·       Dealing with Emotional Contagion 

·       Communications in Challenging Times 

·       How to Switch Off 

·       Personal Self-care action plan 

 

Course Start Date / Time 06-10-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 06-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 31-08-2020 7:00 pm
Capacity 40
Available place 28
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC20-149A Primary Language Curriculum Support Series of 3 Webinars

Overall Participant Outcome:

To provide an opportunity for teachers to engage in facilitated discussions on the Primary Language Curriculum and to participate in a professional learning community of teachers, where ideas and expertise are shared, and participants have the opportunity to collaborate and support each other to improve teaching and learning in relation to the Primary Language Curriculum.

Session 1: Reading October 6th 7p.m.-8p.m.

Reflect on the teaching of reading in both English and Gaeilge in relation to the Primary Language Curriculum and to consider effective strategies ad approaches that support children to develop as readers.

Explore the potential of a variety of texts in relation to the Learning Outcomes of the Primary Language Curriculum.

Session 2: Oral language November 10th 7p.m.-8p.m. 

Reflect on current practice in relation to Oral Language.

Explore ways in which we can explicitly support children in developing specific Oral Language skills and concepts.

Session 3: Writing December 1st 7p.m.-8p.m. 

Reflect on the teaching and learning of Writing in both English and Gaeilge in relation to the Primary Language Curriculum

Explore ways in which we can explicitly support children in developing specific writing skills and concepts.

Course Start Date / Time 06-10-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 01-12-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 14-09-2020 10:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 4
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC20-127A Unconscious Bias - Post Primary

                                                          

This unconscious bias workshop is designed to create an awareness, among members of school management and teachers of all subjects, about the barriers that can inhibit students from engaging in particular subjects at primary and secondary school. Investigating your own personal unconscious biases and the biases of your students can impact student interactions and student-teacher relations within the classroom. Focussing on strategies to minimize negative biases around the school and promote inclusivity and diversity in the classroom is one of the core outcomes of this workshop.

Course Start Date / Time 07-10-2020 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 07-10-2020 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 25-08-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 20
Available place 5
Cut off date 05-10-2020 6:00 pm
Fee Free
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Speaker Deirdre O' Neill
Location Online Course
LC20-139A Ciorcal Comhrá Seisiún 3:

Bain taitneamh agus tairbhe as Gaeilge a labhairt. Comhrá, craic, comhluadar agus cairde nua ar líne. Méadaigh do stór focal, labhair faoi théamaí difriúla agus bí muiníneach as an teanga a labhairt.

Seisiúin Comhrá Neamhfhoirmiuil ar line do mhúinteoirí bunscoile agus méanscoile! Bíodh cupán tae agus comhrá agat! Bain triail as!

Course Start Date / Time 07-10-2020 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 07-10-2020 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 24-09-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC20-138A Seisiúin Tacaíochta do Ghaelscoileanna agus Scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht

Cliceáil anseo le haghaidh níos mó eolais. 

Course Start Date / Time 08-10-2020 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 15-10-2020 7:00 pm
Registration Start Date 17-09-2020 10:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 20
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC20-159A Introduction to Junior Cycle L1LPs/L2LPs

Introduction to Junior Cycle: L1LPs/L2LPs - 7.30pm – 8.30pm.   

There is a now a Junior Cycle pathway for students with particular special educational needs: the Level 1 Learning Programmes (L1LPS) and the Level 2 Learning Programmes (L2LPs).  

Students undertaking a L2LP are those with learning disabilities in the low mild to high moderate range of abilities.   

Students taking L1LPs are likely to be at an early stage of cognitive development. Consultation involving parents/guardians, schools and other professionals working with the student will determine the suitability of L1LPs for the student. Some students may also have an identification of a learning disability which falls in the range of low moderate to severe and profound from an educational or clinical psychologist.

This session will provide an introductory overview of the L1LPs and theL2LPs.  

This session is suitable for those that are new to the programmes, or as a 'refresher' for teachers yet to implement the programmes in their school.  Teachers who have received previous introductory CPD from Junior Cycle for Teachers on the L1LPS and/or L2LPs may prefer to opt for the follow up session.  

 

Course Start Date / Time 08-10-2020 7:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 08-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 22-09-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC20-154A Working As An SNA: Best Practice: For SNAs, Principals & Teachers working with SNAs

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. 

 

By engaging in this webinar, participants will be enabled to:

 

  • Become aware of a range of evidence-based frameworks to guide their work as an SNA

  • Learn about evidence-based methods to support pupils’ care needs and develop their independence 

  • Become aware of recent national research related to the SNA role 

  • Reflect on means by which they can improve their daily practice through evidence-based methodologies when supporting pupils with SEN

Dr. Claire Griffin is an Educational Psychologist and lecturer in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. Claire is also programme leader of the B.Ed in Education and Psychology programme. 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 continues to engage in applied work with schools and families, with the aim of supporting evidence-based best practice.

Course Start Date / Time 12-10-2020 5:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 12-10-2020 7:00 pm
Registration Start Date 15-09-2020 1:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Speaker Dr Claire Grifin
Location Online Course
LC20-163A Visual Arts: Skills Based Approach

Over the course of three Visual Arts webinars, Gemma will explore and develop the skills required in the teaching of the strand of print using the themes of Autumn and Halloween.

Each webinar will expand on the skills required and promote the process-led development of print lessons which will assist teachers in the delivery of this area of the Visual Arts curriculum

  • Please note that this is an online session. 
  • After you register, you will be sent the link for this webinar as well as some basic equipment that will help you actively engage in this session with the Visual Arts tutor.
Course Start Date / Time 12-10-2020 7:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 12-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 01-10-2020 6:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 20
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Gemma Mehan
LC20-147A: Leaving Cert English Higher Level: Constructing the Comparative Essay

Leaving Cert English (Higher Level)

Constructing the Comparative Essay

October 13th 5p.m.-6p.m.

·      Choosing the Comparative texts, discussion around teacher experience of what works well;

·      Examining the three modes and applying them to the texts;

·      Time management;

·      Engaging the student in the texts;

·      Classroom methodology that assist the teaching of this area.

·      Structuring a quality essay.

Course Start Date / Time 13-10-2020 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 13-10-2020 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 14-09-2020 10:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 0
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Deirdre Carroll
Location Online Course
LC20-141A SIX BRICKS LEGO Level 1 & Level 2 Certification Training

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Level 1 and Level 2  Online Certification Training October 13th & 20th 6.30p.m.-8.30p.m. 

Course Start Date / Time 13-10-2020 6:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 20-10-2020 8:30 pm
Registration Start Date 03-09-2020 9:00 am
Capacity 12
Available place 0
Cut off date 25-09-2020 11:45 am
Fee €30 Charge towards the cost of certification training and resources
Location Online Course

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Athlone Education Centre

Location

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

EIRCODE: N37 HO43

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