Summer Courses

It’s this time of year again. 
Time to think of Summer Courses.

Learn, catch up with old colleagues and friends and enjoy the beautiful environs of Marino while you attend one of our many summer courses.


For further information on these courses please contact:

Moya Uí Mhaonaile at (01) 8057775 or email inservice@mie.ie


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Summer Courses 2013

 

 

Date

Course

Tutor(s)

Course Fee

1

July 1st – 5th 

LEARNING DIFFICULTIES - LITERACY

This course will focus on children who are experiencing literacy difficulties in the primary school. Participants will be guided in diagnosing children's needs in oral language, reading and writing. Using authentic case studies this course will enable you improve children’s performances across the strands of the English Language Curriculum.

Brendan Culligan

€90

2

July 1st – 5th 

SESE: THE LIVING CLASSROOM

This practical course on the outdoor classroom will focus on studying trees, rocks and soil, designing exploration trails, and constructing and using a school garden. Participants will identify, classify and hunt mini-beasts in the college grounds. The course includes a visit to the Botanic Gardens.

Paddy Madden

€90

3

July 1st – 5th 

SHAPING UP WITH VISUAL ARTS: EXPLORING SHAPE ACROSS THE STRANDS

Participants will explore all strands of JUNIOR visual arts primary school curriculum through the lens of concepts and skills development relating to the visual elements SHAPE and SPACE. They will create individual works of art relating to the curriculum strands with a special focus on concepts and skills development relating to shape and space.  ICT will be used to digitally document creative processes and completed works.

Michael Flannery

Niamh Synnott

C McDonagh

€90

4

July 1st – 5th 

OMG: RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM

 This course will explore the beliefs and practices of some of the different religions that you may now be encountering in your classroom, in a very hands-on, experiential way.  Experiences will range from visiting the Islamic Cultural Centre, engaging in Buddhist meditation, and entering into dialogue with Jehovah’s Witnesses.   The course will also suggest ways you can manage and cater for religious difference in your classroom. 

Aiveen Mullally

€90

5

July 1st – 5th 

LOOKING AT TEACHING, CHILDREN AND MATHEMATICS
This course is centered around a mathematics Summer school for children.  Each day for two hours of this summer course the tutor will teach mathematics to children in a primary school class (3rd or 5th) while the course participants observe. For the other two hours of the course the teachers will discuss various aspects of the teaching. The mathematical topics will include area, time, problem solving and proving.

Sean Delaney

€90

6

July 1st – 5th 

CAN WE PRETEND TOO? CURRICULUM INTEGRATION AND MANTLE OF THE EXPERT.

This summer course will appeal to those who are looking for a new way to approach teaching and learning in the senior classes. Mantle of the Expert is an integrative, dramatic approach to the whole curriculum. Children work as experts in an enterprise and explore curriculum tasks from that standpoint. Participants will plan a ‘mantle’ for a group of children who will join the course for the last two days.

Annie O Breacháin

€90

7

July 1st – 5th 

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE EARLY YEARS CLASSROOM

A collaborative journey through curriculum methodologies.

Participants will look at play (Aistear), language, literacy, maths and SESE in infant classes through the lens of the curriculum. They will explore active learning methodologies through language, literacy and maths games. The course includes examining resources for the infant classroom and negotiating a maths trail outdoors.

Joan Kiely

Laura Walsh

€90

8

July 1st – 5th 

PE MATTERS! PE FOR ALL IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL

This is an active, fun-filled course where activities will be undertaken in a practical, learning environment both indoors and outdoors. Participants will engage in a variety of activities based on the strands of the PE curriculum and explore other issues in PE such as SEN,  ICT, physical ‘fitness’ and fun activities to develop flexibility, strength and conditioning for your PE lessons.

Caitríona Cosgrave

Ciarán Gray

Suzy Macken

€90

9

July 1st – 5th 

GAEILGE NEAMHFHOIRMIÚIL

Would you like an opportunity to practise and brush up on your own Gaeilge with some of your colleagues in a variety of informal relaxed settings inside and outside the classroom? This is the course you’re looking for. Bí linn ar thuras ar an DART, cuairt ar Chaisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath, cuairt ar an teach inar rugadh Pádraic Mac Piarais, ar an Leabharlann Náisiúnta agus ar Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann. Sa seomra ranga, déanfar Desert Island Discs - beidh deiseanna ag daoine éisteacht le ceol agus labhairt faoi na píosaí ceoil atá roghnaithe acu féin. Bainfidh tú taitneamh as.

Aodán Mac Suibhne

€90

10

July 1st – 5th 

MATHEMATICS IN THE SENIOR CLASSES

Making mathematics practical in the senior classes (3rd- 6th)

Developing integrated projects across the Measures strand, exploring 2D and 3D shapes, examining length, area and perimeter. Teaching and assessing problem solving in a meaningful way are at the heart of this summer course. Participants will work on practical tasks which they can develop and bring back to their classrooms. This is real hands-on maths for teachers!

Valerie O’Dowd

Noel Mannion

Damien Burke

€90

11

July 1st – 5th 

MUSIC IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

This course looks at all elements of the music curriculum - Junior Infants to Second Class- in a practical and enjoyable way. Participants will learn how to approach song singing, rhythm work, playing instruments, dance, listening to music, as well as exploring  many ideas for performance throughout the school year. Suitable for teachers at all musical levels.

Breda Murray

€90

12

July 1st – 5th 

USING ICT TO ENRICH LITERACY AND NUMERACY

This interactive course explores simple, effective ways of enhancing children’s literacy and numeracy using ICT. Teachers will have an opportunity to engage with a variety of digital tools and resources that can be applied in many classroom settings. Everyone on the course will have access to a computer, but personal devices/tablets are welcome too! 

Anne McMorrough

€90

 

 

13

July 1st – 31st

TEACHER AND THE LAW (ONLINE COURSE)

This is a hands-on practical course which is designed to help you navigate around the legal pitfalls in schools.

You will be brought up to date with the latest cases and legal developments. You will have an opportunity to engage and discuss with fellow participants your views and the challenges you face. A large resource file will be available for you to draw upon or bring back to your school. Topics covered include: Cyber bullying, Work Related Stress and Employment Law, Duty of Care/Negligence, Codes of Behaviour/Admission Policies, Child Protection, Special Education Needs, Data Protection and Health & Safety.

David Ruddy

€90

     

 

 

14

Aug.19th-23rd  

SHAPING UP WITH VISUAL ARTS: EXPLORING SHAPE ACROSS THE STRANDS

Participants will explore all strands of JUNIOR visual arts primary school curriculum through the lens of concepts and skills development relating to the visual elements SHAPE and SPACE. They will create individual works of art relating to the curriculum strands with a special focus on concepts and skills development relating to shape and space.  ICT will be used to digitally document creative processes and completed works.

Michael Flannery

Niamh Synnott

Clodagh McDonagh

€90