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18LC 09 002 / Coaching Skills For Educators

This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 11th April until 23rd May: The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment and potential discount.

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Post Primary only

18LC 09 001 / Developing a Response Plan to cope with a Critical Incident within your School Community

Aims of the workshop: • To consider what constitutes a critical incident in various school settings. • To outline four steps in developing a critical incident response plan • To consider appropriate responses in sample cases which have occurred in Irish schools and to share learnings and good practice from experiences of previous incidents. Participants will have the opportunity to: • To identify protective structures and practices in schools • To share ideas on the promotion of a caring ethos of physical and psychological safety in a school which can lessen the impact of a critical incident, should it arise • Review a NEPS template to generate a critical incident management policy appropriate to the needs of a post-primary school community. • Review new 2016/17 NEPS guidelines a

18LC 10 001 / Developing a Response Plan to cope with a Critical Incident within your School Community

Aims of the workshop: • To consider what constitutes a critical incident in various school settings. • To outline four steps in developing a critical incident response plan • To consider appropriate responses in sample cases which have occurred in Irish schools and to share learnings and good practice from experiences of previous incidents. Participants will have the opportunity to: • To identify protective structures and practices in schools • To share ideas on the promotion of a caring ethos of physical and psychological safety in a school which can lessen the impact of a critical incident, should it arise • Review a NEPS template to generate a critical incident management policy appropriate to the needs of a post-primary school community. • Review new 2016/17 NEPS guidelines a

18LC 08 009 / ePortfolios Presentation

Creating an online portfolio of work allows students to be creative, even those who feel they lack the more obvious artistic skill. By using ePortolio suddenly all students are on an even level to create more interesting work and to include aspects of their own unique style and personality, like never before. ePortfolio makes use the free Google Apps for Education such as Google Docs, Slides, Drive and Google Classroom to ensure students are developing the needed Digital Literacy and Skills need for further Education and the workforce. Utilising a Google Site, ePortfolio, is user friendly and allows students own personal digital interest to be incorporated into a school setting

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Primary only

18LC 10 003 / Primary - Health and Wellbeing

The aim of this short course is to highlight the importance of teacher wellbeing, identify sources of teacher stress and provide participants with some tools to effectively tackle this challenge. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of a whole school culture, as well as strategies to help teachers create a more positive learning environment within their own setting. This is a repeat of the Workshops in May 2018

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Primary or Post Primary

18LC 10 002 / Teaching Chess to Children

Session 1: • The basics of chess: how to move the pieces, check and checkmate. • How to teach the basics to young children. Mini-games, based on chess, that can be used easily in the classroom to enhance numeracy. • How to set up your chess club and run competitions in various formats. Sourcing of equipment, Session 2: • More advanced rules of the game: castling, stalemate, other drawn games, pawn promotion, en passant captures. • Simple chess tactics and strategies for children. How to help children develop beyond moving the pieces randomly! • The most common checkmating patterns. Session 3: • Further chess tactics and strategies. • How to integrate chess into the primary curriculum. • Once the chess programme is established in your school, how to bring it further by taki

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Summer Course (DES Rule 58)

18LC 07 001 / Summer Course: Aistear - Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear.

18LC 07 002 / Summer Course: Aistear - Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants) CANCELLED

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear.

18LC 07 003 / Summer Course: Health & Wellbeing in the Classroom

This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.

18LC 07 004 / Summer Course: Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Development Resource

Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character

18LC 07 007 / Summer Course: Sharing: Nature, Heritage, Food Gardens and Sustainable Skills with Children

Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation

18LC 07 008 / Summer Course: Educational Trails of Dun Laoghaire

You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing!

18LC 07 009 / Summer Course: Enhancing Literacy, Numeracy and Well Being in the Outdoor Classroom

In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required .

18LC 07 010 / Summer Course:Beginners Guide to School Gardens, Nature & Nutrition

School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.

18LC 07 011 / Summer Course: The Advanced Guide to School Gardens, Nature and Nutrition

This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.

18LC 07 012 / Summer Course: Teaching Science through Inquiry with Discover Primary Science and Maths and SEAI

The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills.

18LC 07 005 / Summer Course: Deputy Principal Summer Course (PDST Tánaiste)

Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.

18LC 07 006 / Summer Course: Deputy Principal Summer Course (PDST Tánaiste)

Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.

18LC 07 013 / Summer Course: Exploring Ireland’s Seashore through Science, Maths, Geography, English and Art, the Explorers Education Programme™

• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f

18LC 07 014 / Summer Course: Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and it's Evirons

The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.

18LC 07 015 / Summer Course: The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups - CANCELLED

This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo

18LC 07 016 / Summer Course: The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups - CANCELLED

This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi

18LC 07 017 / Summer Course: Forest School Teacher Training

The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.

18LC 07 018 / Summer Course: Primary Language Curriculum

The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti

18LC 07 019 / Summer Course: Droichead - Professional Support Team Training

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18LC 07 020 / Summer Course: Weaving Well-Being - Positive Psychology

This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i

18LC 07 021 / Summer Course: SALF - Assessment for Learning Cancelled

Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P

18LC 07 022 / Summer Course: Teaching Children to Move Well and Move Often

This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.

18BK 720 / Summer Course: Using ICT for Literacy and Numeracy in Junior Classes

This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.

18BK 721 / Summer Course: Digital Technologies to Support the Literacy Process

This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.

18BK 722 / Summer Course: A Whole School Approach to Using ICT

If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. Digital Citizenship is also explored

18BK 723 / Summer Course: Embedding Digital Technologies in the Primary School Classroom

This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit

18BK 724 / Summer Course: Using Tablets & Online Tools for Literacy & Numeracy

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co

18BK 725 / Summer Course: 21st Century Problem Solving (Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom’)

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a

18BK 726 / Summer Course: 21st Century Problem Solving (Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom’)

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a

18BK 727 / Summer Course: Using Tablets & Online Tools for Literacy & Numeracy

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

18BK 728 / Summer Course: Creating and Using Digital Resources for Across the Primary Curriculum

In this popular course for 2018 by PDST TiE, emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, while also exploring useful online tools to support and enhance pupils’ cross-curricular work. Each module includes ample opportunity for discussion centred on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of digital technologies in creating meaningful learning opportunities in the areas of literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom-based examples of differentiation across the curriculum so as to cater for all pupils levels of ability and the variety of needs that exist within every class. Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety will also be explored during the week.

18BK 729 / Summer Course: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Filmmaking (Fís Filmmaking’)

This creative and innovative summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the filmmaking process as they work towards creating their very own short film. Each module in this course is designed to encompass a hands-on approach to learning and mirrors the process, step by step, that participants can use when undertaking filmmaking in their own classrooms. Each module focuses upon a specific step in the filmmaking process and how this may be applied to a classroom setting to support and enhance pupils’ literacy development across the curriculum. Discussion regarding each aspect is followed by directed tasks and activities to develop participants’ understanding. Throughout the week participants will gain insight into the range of skills associated with

18BK 730 / Summer Course: Creating and Using Digital Resources for Across the Primary Curriculum

In this popular course for 2018 by PDST TiE, emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, while also exploring useful online tools to support and enhance pupils’ cross-curricular work. Each module includes ample opportunity for discussion centred on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of digital technologies in creating meaningful learning opportunities in the areas of literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom-based examples of differentiation across the curriculum so as to cater for all pupils levels of ability and the variety of needs that exist within every class. Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety will also be explored during the week.

18LC 08 001 / Summer Course: "Maths Eyes and Trails for outdoor learning across the curriculum"

This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.

18LC 08 002 / Summer Course: Health & Wellbeing in the Classroom

This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.

18LC 08 003 / Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear.

18LC 08 004 / Summer Course: DabbledooMusic - A new method for primary school music

This course will introduce you to a new method of teaching music in the classroom, specifically designed for Irish Primary Schools. The system has been designed to make music more accessible, fun and creative for teachers and their students while comprehensively covering all areas of the Primary Music Curriculum No musical experience is required and all participation will be in context of group performance using simple classroom instruments. The course will cover all areas of the music curriculum, across all classes,using the free online resources at DabbledooMusic.com. Shane Mc Kenna, music teacher, musician and founder of DabbledooMusic, will host this workshop, sharing his experience and knowledge of how to make music work for you in your classroom. Join us for a week of listenin

18LC 08 005 / Summer Course: Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and it's Evirons

The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.

18LC 08 006 / Summer Course: The Artist in Residence Project

This is a unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools. It potentially improves literacy, numeracy & well-being in all schools including DEIS. Many schools across the country are engaged in projects with artists, ranging from one-off artist visits to longer term projects, and in a variety of art forms Participants in the course will be invited to apply for a residency in their own school in the coming year

18LC 08 007 / Summer Course: The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups

This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo

18LC 07 025 / Summer Course: The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups - CANCELLED

This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo

18LC 07 024 / Summer Course: Ceramics for Well Being in NCAD

This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms

18LC 07 023 / Summer Course: Herstory A history Summer Course

• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.

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