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LC21-55SP Welcome to Wellbeing (Early Years & Infant Classes)

Skills and Support Strategies for those working with Early Years, Junior & Senior Infants

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the link between wellbeing in children and other positive outcomes;
  • Understand the link between emotional regulation and resilience;
  • Gain an insight into the field of positive psychology;
  • Gain an overview of the Welcome to Wellbeing Programme and ways to implement it in the classroom.
Course Start Date / Time 09-03-2021 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-33SP Music in the Classroom: Planning, Preparation & Review

Wednesdays 7p.m. as follows:

  • January 27th Performing: Song-singing
  • February 3rd.   Performing: Playing Instruments
  • February 10th Performing: Music Literacy
  • February 24th Listening & Responding
  • March 3rd: Composing
  • March 10th Planning/Preparation/Review

Music in the Classroom:

Are you looking to improve your confidence in teaching music or for some new ideas to enhance the teaching and learning of music in the classroom? Join us for a series of sessions, starting Wednesday January 27that 7p.m.  Course participants will be provided with a range of resources including audio files at the end of each session.

Learning Outcomes

  • A detailed overview of the Music Curriculum to include the musical concepts and all strands and strand units over a series of sessions.
  • A hands on, practical approach to teaching all strands of the curriculum including a step by step guide to teaching, music literacy, song-singing, playing instruments, listening and responding, exploring sounds and composing.
  • An opportunity to explore the potential of the effective use of IT to enhance music education.
  • A guide to long term and short term planning and preparation for effective music education.
Course Start Date / Time 10-03-2021 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-53SP Ceiliúradh Cultúrtha: Ceol agus Craic le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge

Glacaigí sos agus bainigí taitneamh as amhránaíocht, ceol agus craic le haghaidh seachtain na Gaeilge. 

Seans ár gcultúr a cheiliúradh.

Bigí linn ar feadh uaire chun páirt a ghlacadh sa seisiún seo!

Course Start Date / Time 11-03-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 11-03-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-36SP Implementing Models of Co-Teaching in Mainstream Primary Schools
Implementing Models of Co-Teaching in Mainstream Primary Classrooms. 
  • Advantages & disadvantages of in - class models of provision. 
  • Models of in-class support.
  • Review of current practice 
  • Collaborative planning
  • Strategies for group creation 
  • Review & monitoring of progress.
Tutor : Dr Celia Walsh, (Ed D in SEN) Former SET, School Principal & Director of Waterford Teachers Centre
Course Start Date / Time 11-03-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 11-03-2021 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-49SP Visual Art Appreciation Junior & SEN Classes
Course Start Date / Time 15-03-2021 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-51SP Leaving Cert Maths: A Series of 4 Sessions on Probability

Probability– 4 Classes, 1 Hour Each

Class 1 Tuesday March 16th @ 7p.m. 

·       Fundamental Principle of Counting / Factorial

·       Permutations / Combinations / Binomial Coefficients

·       Probability Definition

·       Sample Space

·       Rules of Probability – AND/OR/NOT

·       Exam Questions


Class 2 Tuesday March 23rd @ 7p.m. 

·       Experimental Probability (Relative Frequency) / Expected Outcome

·       One-by-One Vs All-at-once Methods

·       Venn Diagrams / Mutually Exclusive

·       Tree Diagrams

·       Exam Questions


Class 3 Wednesday March 24th @ 7p.m. 

·       Conditional Probability

·       Independent Events

·       Bernoulli Trials

·       Binomial Distribution

·       Exam Questions


Class 4 Wednesday March 31st @ 7p.m. 

·       More Difficult Exam Questions on Probability 

Course Start Date / Time 16-03-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 31-03-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 15
Available place 10
Fee €10.00
Location Online Course
LC21-46SP Transition to Post Primary School for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

This webinar will explore:

·       Legislation, policy and indicators of good practice relevant to transition from primary to post-primary.

·       Explore the difficulties and challenges experienced by pupils with special educational needs during the transition process.

·       Consider activities and strategies which may ease transitional difficulties.

·       Consider Transition strategies during Covid 19

·       Investigate reading, resources and materials to assist in managing the transition process.


Geraldine O Loughlin is a teaching Principal of Scoil Mhuire Náisiunta, Corofin, Co Clare. She has a graduate Diploma and a Masters of Education in the area of Special Education, both awarded from Mary Immaculate College. She is currently on secondment with the National Council for Special Education, working as a member of the Primary Inclusion Team.



Rose-Marie Flanagan currently works as a SENCO, special class teacher and mainstream class teacher at St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Tulla, Co. Clare. She has just returned to her school after completing a five-year secondment as an Advisor with the NCSE. Rose-Marie also works as an Associate with the NCSE. She designs and delivers seminars in SEN at third level also. She has a graduate Diploma in SEN and a Masters of Education in the area of Special Education, both awarded from Mary Immaculate College. Her current interests are Inclusion Policy and Practice, Social and Emotional learning, Positive Behaviour Support and Assistive Technology.







Course Start Date / Time 18-03-2021 5:30 pm
Course End Date / Time 18-03-2021 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-50SP Visual Art Appreciation for Senior Classes
Course Start Date / Time 22-03-2021 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course

Get Retirement Ready!


Attend the Retirement Planning Webinar with Conor Johnstonfrom Cornmarket.



Conor will give you an overview on planning your finances for this new and exciting chapter of your life.


Topics covered will include


  • Superannuation – understanding your benefits
  • All about Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
  • Settling your AVC at retirement
  • How to structure your money in retirement



Course Start Date / Time 25-03-2021 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 25-03-2021 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee Free
Location Online Course
LC21-56SP Dyslexia in Primary Schools: A Series of 3 Sessions

Session 1: ‘Introduction to Dyslexia

Date: 13th April 2021: 7p.m.-8p.m. 

1.    Recognise dyslexia and the terminology used around it.

2.    Identify some of the key characteristics and indicators of dyslexia and the difficulties pupils face in their day to day lives in school.

3.    Facilitate teachers to plan for and support pupils with literacy difficulties on  the continuum of support model and communicating concerns to SEN and parents.

4.    Gain a brief over-view of the assessment process and the criteria for the Irish exemption.

5.    Identify  appropriate programs and interventions to support pupils with Dyslexia.

Session 2:   ‘Creating  a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom at Primary Level’.

Date: 20th April 2021 7p.m.-8p.m. 

1.    Explore the importance of developing a more inclusive dyslexia-friendly practice and ways to create a more dyslexia-friendly classroom.

2.    Support teachers to create and select appropriate strategies to support children with dyslexia e.g. developing phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling and vocabulary  instruction.  Teachers will be provided with lots of tips, practical strategies and resources that they can bring back to their classrooms.

3.    Devise effective strategies  to incorporate team-teaching practices in school to support children with dyslexia.

4.    Identify ways  promote ICT to support children with dyslexia in school.

5.    Facilitate teachers to reflect on  their approach to teaching and learning in order to create a more dyslexia friendly classroom.

Session 3: ‘Using  evidence -based strategies to promote oral reading fluency instruction  in the classroom’

Date: 27th April 2021 7p.m.-8p.m. 

1. Identify  the components of reading fluency and its importance  as part of a balanced literacy framework.

2. Select effective strategies to improve  reading fluency for children with dyslexia e.g. choral reading, paired reading, repeated reading and readers theatre.  These strategies will essentially benefit all pupils in the classroom.

3. Explore how to incorporate readers theatre as an effective classroom instructional practice to promote oral reading fluency among children with dyslexia.

4.Support  teachers in assessing oral reading fluency and provide  appropriate examples of resources they can use.

5.Identify key resources to promote reading fluency e.g. books, websites and apps, games.

Course Start Date / Time 13-04-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 27-04-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Fee €10.00
Location Online Course


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