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Summer Courses 2017

summer courses 2017

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 MIE while you attend one of our many summer courses. The following face to face courses will take place on campus at Marino Institute of Education. For further information on these courses please contact:

Summer Course Administrator at (01) 8057775 or email inservice@mie.ie

ALL COURSES QUALIFY FOR 3 EPV DAYS

COURSE FEE: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC01 

Fee: €90

This course focuses on children who are experiencing problems in literacy. Participants will be guided in diagnosing children's difficulties within the three strands of the English Curriculum. Through the use of assessment and case studies, it will outline practical strategies and ideas to ameliorate difficulties in oral language, reading and writing.

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Please note that this course is fully booked.

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC02

Fee: €90

A practical approach to introducing mindfulness to busy classrooms.

What does a Mindful Classroom look like?

  • Attention levels are higher while stress levels are lower
  • Well-being is enhanced (intellectual, spiritual & emotional)
  • Skills for coping with difficulties are acquired
  • A discipline of silence animates the school day
  • Positivity ensures that the classroom is a place where everyone matters

If you would like your classroom to look like this, then ‘Mindfulness in the Classroom’ is the summer course for you. This course will develop the skills that lead to higher attention levels, enhanced well-being and increased positivity, while reducing the stress levels of the teacher.

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Please note that this course is fully booked.

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC03

Fee: €90

Would you like an opportunity to practice 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!

Beidh deiseanna agat Gaeilge a labhairt le daoine eile i suímh thaitneamhacha gan bhrú laistigh agus lasmuigh den seomra ranga. Beidh tú ag labhairt Gaeilge le daoine eile, beidh tú ag rólimirt, gheobhaidh tú turas treoraithe ar an DART trí mheán na Gaeilge ó Bhinn Éadair go Bré agus tabharfaidh tú cuairteanna ar ionaid stairiúla i lár chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath. Deiseanna chun an teanga a úsáid i suímh neamhfhoirmiúla.

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Please note that this course is fully booked.

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC04

Fee: €90

Get active, have fun! A practical approach to PE for all class levels. 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’, Active School Flag and the relationship between PE, physical activity and sport. The course will also explore lesson plans/schemes and other recommended materials for the teaching of PE and any relevant equipment required to implement activities.  Activities designed at preventing and improving posture and potential injuries will also be explored throughout the course. The course takes place in the gym at MIE with every opportunity taken to use our campus, playing fields and local area if the weather permits.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC05

Fee: €90

This new summer course, entitled Heritage, Memory and Landscapes in Modern Ireland, gives participants a unique opportunity to explore Glasnevin cemetery and Museum and Richmond Barracks. In exploring these environments with local experts and by engaging with professional historians, participants will develop the skills of working as historians. This course will encourage participants to think about how best they can get young children to; ask questions, think critically, evaluate sources of evidence and develop a perspective, and use the above skills to argue their ideas and judgements. It should also help participants understand the complexity of people’s lives and historical events, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC06

Fee: €90

The primary curriculum seeks to enrich the child’s life and nurture the child in all dimensions of her or his life. Exploring these aspirations experientially in a range of relaxed settings, this reflective practice course will not be limited to the cognitive dimension or confined within classroom walls!  Mindfulness, liminal experiences, complexity, autobiography, critical conversations, aesthetic approaches, holistic classroom strategies and meaningful teaching activities will all feature on a menu designed to encourage reflective practice and classroom research and to provide food for teacher-thought!

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC07

Fee: €90

Pitch perfect in primary school! A practical approach to developing choral singing in primary schools which will involve lessons in choral technique, rhythm, breathing exercises, music literacy, choreography, exposure to fun and inventive repertoire, and most importantly, singing. This course will appeal to all those with a love of music.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC08

Fee: €90

This course unpacks a variety of 2D and 3D construction processes that can be introduced and developed in the primary school. It explores the curriculum strand Construction and construction led linkage and integration from infants to sixth class.  Upon successful completion, participants will be enabled to evaluate and enhance school planning with arts rich construction experiences and will have complied a portfolio of work for future reference.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC09

Fee: €90

With the growing demands and diversity in classrooms, now more than ever, teachers need practical strategies for supporting a wide range of abilities and needs. This course aims to equip teachers with practical strategies and a clear direction on how they can best cater for a wide range of needs and abilities in Language and Literacy. It aims to offer practical supports for teachers to enable them to build inclusive classrooms in as effective and stress-free a manner as is possible.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 3rd – 7th July, 2017

Course Code: SC13

Fee: €90

This course is based around a mathematics summer school for children. Each day the tutor will teach mathematics to children who have completed third class while the course participants observe the lessons. Beforehand and afterwards participants discuss various aspects of the specific teaching observed and of teaching mathematics in general.

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 21st – 25th August, 2017

Course Code: SC14

Fee: €90

Due to the nature of our work as teachers, we all benefit from opportunities to nurture our wellbeing - which can be quite depleted at the end of the year. The combination of personal and professional content in this course ensures a holistic developmental journey enabling participants to reflect with greater clarity on their own wellbeing, that of their pupils and the wider school community. Internationally research proves that mindfulness helps reduce stress, anxiety, exhaustion and increases clarity of thinking, improves our relationship with ourselves and others, our performance at work and our physical and mental health - enhancing our overall wellbeing. To bring mindfulness to children and young people it is necessary to begin with teachers, other school staff and all adults involved in the child’s educational journey.

Through this course participants will be enabled to:

  • learn practical ways to feel calmer and more present in their work and communication
  • Practice guided mindfulness meditations
  • Practice journaling and enquiry as part of mindfulness
  • cultivate compassion for self and others
  • experience ‘in-person’ mindfulness teaching, offering a model for those who go on to teach children/ young people

The course links closely with ‘Well-Being in Primary Schools – Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion’. Schools are now working on consolidating the good practices already in place in their schools and seeking out relevant CPD opportunities, programmes etc. that will build on and complement mental health and wellbeing strategies already in place and enhance the whole school approach.

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ONLINE COURSE: 3rd – 28th July, 2017

Course Code: SC15

Fee: €90

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

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Please note that you will be required to register and pay for this course through MIE's Moodle page: www.mie.ie/moodle

ONLINE COURSE: 3rd – 28th July, 2017

Course Code: SC16

Fee: €90

Participants on this online course will

  • explore the benefits and challenges associated with various methods of assessment for literacy and numeracy
  • examine innovative approaches that teachers can use for assessment in all curriculum areas with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy
  • be supported in using the outcomes of assessment to aid planning and inform their teaching (Assessment for Learning)

Payment:

Please note that you will be required to register and pay for this course through MIE's Moodle page: www.mie.ie/moodle