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Summer Courses 2020

SUMMER COURSES 2020 GENERAL INFORMATION & PAYMENT

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We wish to express our regret that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, MIE will not be hosting face to face courses on the first week of July this year.  The health and well-being of all students, staff and visitors to our campus is our main priority at this time.

However, based on the government's phased plan for the re-opening of educational institutions we are scheduling face to face courses for the week of AUGUST 17-21, 2020. All of our online courses will begin July 1st 2020.

We are delighted to inform you that we are also offering four exciting online courses for teachers this summer. These include our popular course from previous years and updated annually on Teachers & the Law, the course you wish you did last year (!) on Digital Technologies for Teaching, Learning, Leadership and Management in the Primary School, a course for those interested in the early years on Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Setting and a new course this year on Inclusion and Special Education: A practical Approach.

For further information on these courses please contact:

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

Details of these courses including a link to register and pay your course fee are available below.

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All courses qualify for 3 EPV days.

COURSE FEE (Face-to-Face): €90

COURSE FEE (Online Courses): €50* (Please note the course fee for Teachers and the Law is €90) 

*For online courses please register and pay through MIE's Moodle page: www.mie.ie/moodle

Applying in person or via post

If you wish to register and pay for your course in person or by post, please print and complete the form available here.

ONLINE COURSE (Facilitators: Clara Fiorentini & Sinéad Lambe)

The online course aims to enhance participant appreciation and understanding of best practice in teaching and learning within the infant classroom. Content within each module has been designed to equip participants with practical and purposeful teaching and learning strategies suited to the early years of primary school. Participants will explore a wealth of resources and strategies that can be utilised and implemented in the infant classroom.

Key areas of focus include:

  • - Playful pedagogy
  • - Language & Literacy
  • - Classroom organisation, classroom management & assessment

Payment:

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

Fee: €50

ONLINE COURSE (Facilitators: Miriam Colum & Adrian Lohan)

This course aims to provide participants with a range of practical skills and resources that can be implemented in the inclusive classroom. Aspects covered include current developments in inclusion, a variety of assessment approaches, the application of the DES 2017 guidelines to support planning for learners with special educational needs, development of support files, target setting, literacy strategies, accommodations for a range of needs through a universal design for learning and collaboration. Participants will be equipped with approaches for effective inclusive provision in mainstream and special settings.

Payment:

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

Fee: €50

ONLINE COURSE Facilitator: David Ruddy

How our world has changed! Who would have thought that remote teaching and learning would now be so eagerly embraced by schools? Continuing uncertainty as to when we will resume normal activity makes us refocus on our priorities. Compliance and safety for pupils and staff has never been so important considering the legal and technical challenges of remote education. Risk assessment to cater for the changed environment is essential.

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; The new Admission Policy; Child Safeguarding; Special Education Needs; GDPR and Health & Safety. “Looking at Our Schools”, the 2016 seminal Department of Education and Skills quality framework document will always be the backdrop for engagement.

Participants will emerge from this course with a proactive perspective on legal issues. They will become acquainted with the landmark cases along with the ground-breaking legislation. Issues can be teased out among fellow participants. Materials can be shared with the school community. Above all, participants will feel empowered by gaining a greater understanding of law.

 

Payment:

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

Fee: €90 (subsidised)

ONLINE COURSE Facilitator: Ciara Reilly

2020 is the year our understanding of distance/online learning changed forever, with educators at all levels suddenly forced to embrace teaching from afar. Whether you thrived in the world of online learning, or wished you knew more about the tools available to you, this is the course for you. 

This is a course suitable for all levels: whether you're looking to discover new tools for class or online engagement, or to consolidate your command of the options already out there, you'll find plenty to help you prepare for the post-Covid world of digital tuition - from the classroom and afar. 

The course aims to broaden teachers’ knowledge of content and methodologies that pertain to the primary school in relation to the following areas:

  • Use of digital technologies to enhance and support literacy practice
  • Use of digital technologies to enhance and support numeracy practice and assessment
  • Use of digital technologies to enhance and support primary school leadership
  • Computational Thinking in the primary classroom
  • The Digital Learning Framework to enhance and support digital technologies

Participants will engage with a carefully chosen selection of resources that broaden their perspective, and provide suggestions that can be taken back to the classroom to enhance digital technologies in the classroom. They will be invited to consider the implications of the Digital Learning Framework, arming teachers with the capacity, confidence and technological self-efficacy required to lead/assist with a particular aspect of the school’s current and/or future SSE cycle(s) in digital learning

The course you wish you took last year!

Payment:

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

Fee: €50

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

This course aims to enhance participant knowledge, understanding and practice in meeting the literacy needs of pupils from 3rd to 6th class. The course is ideal for both mainstream class teachers and support teachers (SETs). Aspects explored will include reading comprehension, reading fluency, vocabulary instruction, genre-based writing, peer-mediated learning, peer tutoring programmes and diagnostic and standardised assessment approaches. Participants will be introduced to a range of practical strategies and resources to support effective literacy provision in the senior classes.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

This course aims to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach that focuses primarily on meeting the individual needs of the children with Autism in their class. This will be done while also supporting teachers’ own development as reflective innovative practitioners in a positive and sustainable way. The combined ASD teaching experience of the co-presenters (30 years) will ensure a very personal and practical approach with strong emphasis on play, relationships and joyful learning. While the content may be primarily suited to those teaching in a special class setting, it would greatly benefit mainstream teachers who seek further understanding of Autism and its implications for learning. It is envisaged that all teachers will return to their school with renewed vision coupled with a wealth of practical strategies to promote children’s learning and development.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

On this course we will explore ways of introducing mindfulness to busy classrooms in a practical and accessible manner. If you would like your classroom to be a space where wellbeing is enhanced and skills for coping with difficulties are acquired, then ‘Mindfulness in the Classroom’ is the summer course for you. This course will develop the skills that lead to higher attention levels, enhanced wellbeing and increased positivity, while reducing the stress levels of the teacher. We hope that you will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and enthusiastic about a new way of teaching.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

Get active, have fun in an ever-changing, socially distanced PE learning environment! Learn how to facilitate a broad and balanced PE curriculum while maintaining government regulations. Activities suitable 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. 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.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

This hands-on course aims to equip teachers with the tools needed to cultivate and foster a classroom environment in which children are encouraged to express and discuss their mathematical thinking and ideas. Throughout this course, participants will explore effective mathematics teaching through the analysis of sample lessons, sample planning documents and engagement with practical and rich mathematical tasks. Participants will reflect on each task with particular focus on how it promotes the discussion of mathematical thinking in the classroom. The concept of a Maths Talk Learning Community will be introduced as a way to encourage students’ participation, engagement and expression of mathematical thinking in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to study a sample whole-school mathematics plan and suggest alterations that could be made in order to encourage effective teaching, learning and discussion about mathematics across the school. Course participants will be provided with a collection of hands-on and practical mathematical tasks and resources which they can use in their own classrooms in the future.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

Bímis ag spraoi trí Ghaeilge! Sa chúrsa seo déanfaimid go leor cluichí teanga don seomra ranga. Féachfaimid ar áiseanna agus ar leabhair oiriúnacha do pháistí, mar aon le gníomhaíochtaí praiticiúla do chur chun cinn na Gaeilge. Bainfimid sult as an nGaeilge a úsáid sa seomra ranga, sa chlós, agus in ábhair eile an churaclaim.

Fee: €90

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FACE-TO-FACE COURSE: 17 -21 August 2020

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This course offers simple, ready to use and evidence-proven mindfulness tools and strategies to help teachers manage the stresses of both their work and their lives in general. With the additional challenges of the Corona Virus pandemic, we, as teachers, are digging deep into our internal wells and drawing on our courage and resilience to adapt to the changes in our lives and our work practices. This course provides the space and opportunity for you to replenish your ‘wells of wellbeing’ and re-gain equilibrium through engaging in practices that help to calm the mind, body, emotions and spirit. Emphasis is placed on guided meditations in a safe, nourishing ‘meditation room’ atmosphere and environment. Explicit links to curriculum and wider school wellbeing policies and practices are interwoven throughout the course.

Fee: €90

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