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20TRA477 Teacher Artist Partnership- CPD for enhancing Arts Education in Ireland - ONLINE

Teacher Artist Partnership (TAP) CPD Summer Course is an arts-in-education initiative where Artists and Teachers train to work in partnership.  This programme can lead to opportunities for a TAP trained teacher to host a fully funded TAP artist residency in his or her school in the coming academic year.  This Creative Youth, Department of Education and Skills led primary initiative is a highly innovative, creative and participant-responsive programme that promotes professional learning towards partnership.  TAP online maximises engagement through a broad range of on and off-line activities.  Learning activities include practical, multidisciplinary arts experiences through multimedia interactives, video instruction, collaborative posting boards and discussion forums and reflective practices.  Tutors, teachers and artists provide responsive feedback and encourage collaborators to reflect on personal and professional development through the co-creation of learning.  TAP’s core focus is the development of creative partnership between teachers and artists.

Join us in learning together.

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Course date 06-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 10-07-2020 5:00 pm
Cut off date 03-07-2020 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price FREE
Location: Online
20TRA455 No Splashing - Teaching Water Safety in Primary Classroom

 

 

 

 

The overall aim of this course is to support the teaching of water safety as part of the Strand Myself, Strand Unit Safety and Protection (Personal Safety) in the SPHE programme. 

It aims to increase teachers’ knowledge and awareness of water safety at sea, on inland waterways, on the farm, in swimming pools and at home, through the use of factual information and local evidence of water safety incidents. 

Teachers will explore lesson content exemplars and teaching methodologies and provide a variety of resources suitable for teaching and discussing water safety.  Learn how water safety lessons can be evaluated and assessed and how it may be situated within the context of the school self-evaluation process.

The course will also enable teachers to enhance their awareness of their own safety when in, on and near water.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA456   25 Inventions that changed the world

 

 

 

 

This course offers teachers the opportunity to consider the various inventions that have shaped our world.  Some of the choices may not have been considered before as things that have shaped our world. These choices may provide wonderful opportunities for individuals or class projects that incorporate many subjects.

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website
Location: Online
20TRA457 An Ghaeilge leabhartha sa Churaclam Nua Teanga

 

 

 

 

Tabharfaidh an cúrsa seo roinnt mhaith seifteanna simplí, nua-aimseartha do mhúinteoirí maidir leis an nGaeilge ó Bhéal a mhúineadh sa seomra ranga. Déanfaidh na seifteanna seo comhtháthú agus nascadh le hábhair eile ón gCuraclam Bunscoile. Bainfidh an múinteoir agus an dalta taitneamh as na gníomhaíochtaí sa chúrsa seo a chur i bhfeidhm, agus cabhróidh na gníomhaíochtaí maidir le dearcadh dearfach i leith na Gaeilge a chothú sa seomra ranga. Déanfaidh an cúrsa seo roinnt mhaith acmhainní ar líne a roinnt le múinteoirí freisin, seoidíní d'acmhainní a chuireann go mór mór le múineadh agus foghlaim na Gaeilge do chách.

This course will equip teachers with some simple, innovative approaches to effectively teaching Oral Irish in the classroom. These easy-to-use approaches incorporate integration with all subjects across the curriculum.

The activities in this course are enjoyable for both the teacher and pupil, and will help foster positive attitudes towards Gaeilge in the classroom. This course will share a number of online resources with teachers also, hidden gems which make the teaching and learning of Gaeilge an enjoyable experience for all involved.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA458 Positive Wellbeing for Teachers and Children at School and Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

This year above any, we are faced with many challenges that we could never have foreseen, leaving us tired, stressed and drained both physically and emotionally.

This course affords the teacher the time and opportunity to foster the promotion of positive wellbeing, on a personal and professional level and to explore how they can adapt the resources explored to use with children in the classroom.

Topics of exploration will include, Defining Wellbeing, The Power of Positivity, Combating Stress, Living Mindfully, Understanding Others, Empathy, Positive Change and Gratitude.

The perfect toolkit for teacher and child to recharge the batteries in a light, interactive way and prepare for the year ahead ….. and beyond.

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA459 Physical, Political, Environmental and Social Geography of Ireland

 

 

 

 

This course brings you on a virtual geographic tour of Ireland. It varies from the standard physical geography to the social geography of our wonderful place in this landscape. It looks at our geographical heritage as well as the physical heritage and places figures from history in the geographic context.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA460 20 Irish Writers for Children

 

 

 

 

 

This course gives teachers the opportunity to discover Irish writers for children. Offering an opportunity to discover or rediscover some of the best Irish writers in the world for children and adults alike. Module 4 is devoted to writers as Gaeilge. It is also an opportunity to compile a list of possible books by Irish writers, for the school library.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA461 Birth of a Nation - How the Irish State Began

 

 

 

 

This course gives you the background to the 1916 Rising. It explores the effects of WW1 on the potential new state. It follows on from this to the civil war before setting the scene for the foundation of the new state and explores the challenges that come with the foundation of the new state. Informative and thought provoking. 

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA462 Fostering a Positive School Climate Through The Teaching of Happiness

 

 

 

 

This course is designed to enable teachers to enhance and foster happiness in their lives on both a personal and professional level. We focus on promoting positive wellbeing and self-care, exploring that which makes us happy and overcoming obstacles to same, developing effective communication skills, combating stress and anxiety and building resilience. What better toolkit could one have at this time of uncertainty and fear of the unknown.?

This course explores the concept of “Teaching Happiness” in a light, practical and interactive way. Starting on a personal level this course aims to demonstrate how by developing skills to enhance our own happiness we can learn to teach others to do the same and hence help to foster a positive working and learning school climate for all.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA468 20 Inspiritional Women in Irish History

 

 

 

 

This course looks at inspirational women in Irish history, many of which have been overlooked by the books. It is informative and interesting, choosing women that you may not have considered icons until now. It is a subjective choice and you may wish to suggest others – this can be done in the various Forums.

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price 59 euros
20TRA463 Historical Building of Ireland

 

 

 

 

This course looks at the built history of Ireland – from the ring forts to modern architecture. It looks at the iconic buildings and places in Ireland and invites you to explore them virtually and physically. The list could be expanded for every place in Ireland from urban to rural landscapes and invites participants to consider these.

 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on Moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA465 Mindfulness Resilience and Wellbeing for schools

 

 

 

 

Teachers need to be nourished before they can nourish others… This comprehensive, cross curricular course is a well-balanced, creative course with nourishing practices including mindfulness, wellness, resilience, ‘WSE with ease’ and a variety of resources for skillful and easy whole school implementation. Coming from a wealth of creative practices, rigorous  research, and extensive interaction with teachers across the country, it ensures a unique and practical experience for Irish teachers, the Irish curriculum and Irish schools. We wish you a restful and practical experience enjoying simple teacher and pupil activities to support daily life in the classroom, school and beyond.

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on moodle website)
20TRA464 Nutrition for Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

This course aims to support you in enhancing your own wellbeing, by learning how to nourish your body and mind with delicious, easy and nutritious recipes. It will support your teaching of Nutrition in SPHE and the promotion of wellbeing in your school. 

In Nutrition for Wellbeing, it will explore the science behind nutrition and how to use food to enhance your mood and energy levels. It will explore a variety of resources and initiatives that will support you in teaching children about nutrition and healthy eating through the SPHE curriculum, which will equip them with key skills and knowledge to enable them to confidently make healthier life choices. You will learn how to support children in growing and preparing food at school and how to prepare a Healthy Eating Policy for your school.

It will also explore a wide range of healthy lunch recipes for the busy teacher, and you will be invited to make some delicious, nutritious high energy snacks to bring with you to school!

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA466 Mindfulness Self Care & Classroom Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

A happy teacher builds a happy classroom.  With over 7,000 previous participants endorsing the course, teachers are its top priority. The course offers a welcome opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness and wellbeing and to gain new and fresh activities for pupils. Not a typical online course, it is very experiential with audios, videos, practices, cute clips, mindful walks and fun. It cultivates mindfulness; enhances positive mental, emotional and physical health; integrates SPHE; reduces stress; increases calm and contentment and encourages a skilful responses to challenging classroom situations. We teach the easy way so you can relax and enjoy! 

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA467 Making Music in the classroom

 

 

 

 

This course aims to give teachers enhanced skills in teaching music effectively in the classroom in order to encourage an appreciation for music in their students. Also to develop an awareness of linking music with other curricular subjects and enhance knowledge of musical terminology, genres and origin.

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Course date 01-07-2020 9:00 am
Course End Date 14-08-2020 5:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Early Bird course fee €59.00 (payable on moodle website)
Location: Online
20TRA480 Webinar for Parents of Children Starting Primary School This September

 

 

 

 

This practical webinar has been designed to support your children's transition to primary school. 

Panels will give presentations on:

  • Primary schools and how they are organised
  • Learning in the Junior Infants classroom
  • How parents can support the transition in the coming months

 

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Course date 25-06-2020 8:00 pm
Course End Date 25-06-2020 9:00 pm
Cut off date 25-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Panel of Experts
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA470 Behaviour Management for Mainstream Primary Teachers: ADHD and Environmental Audits

 

 

 

 

 

The goal of this webinar is to present a double lens for mainstream primary teachers to view behavior management in their classes for children with a diagnosis of ADHD. First, a rubric for auditing the teaching-learning environment will be presented with examples of aspects teachers can change or modify. Second, a set of clusters of characteristics that pertain to children with ADHD are presented as a guide for teachers showing what can be expected as part of that diagnosis. Finally, a case of a child with ADHD is examined in detail to show how both lenses (environmental audits and understanding key features of a diagnosis) can clarify behavior for teachers and support their selection of small and practical interventions. Several examples of these are provided.

Key Resource: Small Changes can make Big Differences: Behaviour Management through the Lens of Special Educational Needs, Daly, P. (2020), Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College. 

www.curriculumdevelopmentunit.com

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 Biography

Born in Cork, Patricia M. Daly is a graduate of UCC, taught in Adamstown (Co.Wexford) and Macroom (Co. Cork), and completed the post-primary Remedial course at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in 1978. She completed an M.A. in Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (1982), and a Ph.D. in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Ohio State University in 1986. She worked in undergraduate and graduate special education in the US at Miami University of Ohio, Central Michigan University, and Ohio Dominican University from 1986 until 2006 when she returned to Mary Immaculate College to direct the graduate diploma in SEN here. She has recently retired from her role as Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Inclusive & Special Education. She was seconded half time for five years to the SESS as a Senior Adviser for Behaviour.  She has helped to provide CPD for teachers in the area of Autistic Spectrum Disorders countrywide including with Middletown Centre for Autism in Northern Ireland. 

 

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Course date 24-06-2020 11:30 am
Course End Date 24-06-2020 12:30 pm
Cut off date 24-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Patricia Daly
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA478 Gaeilge sa Bhaile – Exploring Resources and Supports for the Teaching of Irish

 

 

 

 

In this webinar, Aislinn will draw attention to the array of hidden Gaeilge resources available to teachers and parents. She will give examples of how these resources can be used to help transform Gaeilge lessons into fun and attractive learning opportunities. She will also show you how to adapt simple activities to support the learning of Gaeilge, and in particular, the ways these activities can be used when engaging in ‘home learning’. She will discuss her initative Scéalta le Spraoi and answer any questions you may have in relation to the teaching of Gaeilge.

 

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 23-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 23-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 23-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Aislinn Nic Phaidin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA476 Gaeilge sa Bhaile – Exploring Resources and Supports for the Teaching of Irish

 

 

 

 

 

In this webinar, Aislinn will draw attention to the array of hidden Gaeilge resources available to teachers and parents. She will give examples of how these resources can be used to help transform Gaeilge lessons into fun and attractive learning opportunities. She will also show you how to adapt simple activities to support the learning of Gaeilge, and in particular, the ways these activities can be used when engaging in ‘home learning’. She will discuss her initative Scéalta le Spraoi and answer any questions you may have in relation to the teaching of Gaeilge.

 

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 22-06-2020 2:00 pm
Course End Date 22-06-2020 3:00 pm
Cut off date 22-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Aislinn Nic Phaidin
Number Hours 1
Location: Online
20TRA472 Building Psychological Resources for these Challenging Times

 

 

 

 

We need all the resources we can muster to help us during these uncertain times. Our social resources are extremely curtailed, by limited access to people and places. Our psychological resources, however, are more accessible, once we know what they are and how to make the most of them. They are usually referred to as PsyCap and have four components, namely Hope, Optimism, Self-efficacy (confidence) and Resilience.  These elements are states rather than traits, so can be learned and improved. This presentation will outline the benefits of PsyCap and provide strategies for building each one of its elements.    

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”.

 

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Course date 19-06-2020 11:00 am
Course End Date 19-06-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date 19-06-2020 8:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Jacinta Kitt
Number Hours 1
Location: Online

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