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Summer-courses-2021

Welcome to the Marino Institute of Education summer course programme for 2021. This year we are offering face-to-face courses on campus at MIE in the first week of July (1st -7th) and a range of online courses that will run for the month of July (1st – 31st).

This year we are also hosting a blended video conferencing/online course that will take place in the first week of July (1st -7th ). Information on content, registration and payment for all these courses is included below.

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

button_pay_now_irCOURSE FEE (Face-to-Face): €90

COURSE FEE (Online Courses ): €50 *

(*Teachers and the Law €90)

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

Face to Face Courses

UNDERSTANDING ASD - SUPPORTING THE CHILD AND THE TEACHER

Tutors: Mary Mc Kenna & Anne Collins

This course aims to provide the teacher with an opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach that focuses primarily on meeting the individual needs of autistic children in their class, while also supporting their own development as reflective innovative practitioners in a positive and sustainable way. The combined autism teaching experience of the co-presenters 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.

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MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS - SKILLS FOR WELLNESS, PEACE AND PRODUCTIVITY

Tutor: Ena Morley

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.

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SPRAOI! GNÍOMHAÍOCHTAÍ PRAITICIÚLA DON SEOMRA RANGA

Teagascóir: Claire M. Dunne

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 bhaile, sa chlós, agus in ábhair eile an churaclaim.

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GAEILGE: DEISEANNA CHUN GAEILGE A LABHAIRT

Teagascóir: Aodán Mac Suibhne

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!

Beidh deiseanna agat Gaeilge a labhairt le daoine eile i suíomhanna taitneamhacha 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. Seo deiseanna chun do chuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh arís agus an teanga a úsáid i suíomhanna neamhfhoirmiúla. An bhfuil tú ar bord?

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PROMOTING INCLUSION, INTEGRATION & INNOVATION IN PRIMARY PE

Tutors: Suzy Macken & Caitríona Cosgrave

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.

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LIFTING THE LID ON LITERACY TEACHING IN THE SENIOR CLASSES

Tutors: Adrian Lohan & John Doohan

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 special education 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.

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MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM

Tutors: Emily Duignan & Anne L. Duignan

On this course we will practically explore ways of introducing mindfulness to busy classrooms. 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. 

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Online Courses

TEACHERS AND THE LAW

Facilitator: David Ruddy BL

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.

 

Testimonials from 2020:

The course has opened my mind up to so many questions and queries regarding the many legal issues we have to be aware of in our schools today. It has answered many of the concerns I have has as a principal and member of our Board.

 

Overall, I would like to thank you for putting together a great course which was very insightful for teachers and really helped to broaden my understanding of the many legal issues that can impact on teachers, schools and Boards of Management.

 

This was an excellent course on helping to navigate around the legal pitfalls in schools The modules were clearly structured with information on compliance and safety for pupils and staff particularly valuable.

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

TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING

Facilitators: Clara Fiorentini & Sinéad Lambe

ECE-Summer-Course

 “Those who work with very young children have a unique opportunity to get it right from the start”  (French, 2013)

 

Young children learn best in playful, interactive, nurturing learning contexts. Getting it in the infant classroom right matters. This course provides a comprehensive and practical exploration of teaching and learning in the infant classroom. From practice to preparations, this course provides the A to Z in organisation, management and methodologies to support best practice in the infant classroom.

This course aims to support participants in the creation of an interactive learning environment and in facilitating purposeful, playful, language-rich learning experiences across the curriculum.

Content within each module has been carefully designed to equip participants with research informed, contemporary approaches to planning, practice and organisation of the infant classroom.

 

 Modules include:

  • Play & Playful Learning
  • Language & Literacy
  • Classroom Organisation
  • Classroom Management
  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Approaching Assessment

 

Whether you are interested in refreshing your current practice or you are new to early childhood education, this is the course for you!

 

Testimonials from 2020:

"This has been one of the most relevant, practical and enjoyable summer courses I’ve ever done!"

 

"I don’t even know where to begin. This course has been packed with amazing resources, tips, hints and practical information that I will use in the upcoming school year. each module had a wealth of information and gave brilliant ideas."

"This course gave a comprehensive overview of teaching strategies and methodologies to use in the infant classroom. Everything from play, Aistear, literacy, handwriting, behaviour and classroom organisation was covered. The course really puts the learning of the child at the forefront of all modules and encourages best practice in all the different elements of infant teaching".

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

TURNING PUPILS INTO PUBLISHED AUTHORS

Facilitator: Leah Elsted

During the past year, while schools were engaged in remote learning, Emu Ink Schools'  Publishing has successfully collaborated with many school communities around Ireland to harness the power of technology to produce beautiful books.

This online course will examine the writing process for primary school children (2nd- 6th class) from “pencil to print”. Its main focus will be on the genre of narrative creative story/fiction but is applicable to many other writing genres. Participants will gain an understanding of the writing process, focusing on designing a plan that can be used by a school when a decision is made, to publish a school anthology.

Participants will also acquire the skills to assess samples of children's writing, gather evidence of the writing process and to stage a successful school event, such as a book launch, that will garner positive public relations for the school.

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

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING, LEARNING, LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Facilitator: Ciara Reilly

2020 and 2021 were the years 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!

Testimonials from 2020:

This was an excellent course on the benefits of using digital technologies when teaching, leading or managing schools. The modules were clearly structured. This course have given me the confidence to dive into this, this is an area where I would haven't been very confident with. I now also have a fantastic list of resource to share with my staff which will benefit all.

 

As a school principal, I found this course gave me a great overview into the different resources that are available to teachers and how we, as a school, can engage with digital technologies in a more meaningful way. 

 

The course has provided a wealth of resources for every class level and will be a great tool to showcase the merits of digital teaching and learning. The wealth of support materials, tutorial videos provided throughout this course definitely helped increase my confidence in using these technologies.

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

INCLUSION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION: A PRACTICAL APPROACH

Facilitators: Miriam Colum & Adrian Lohan

This lively course is packed full of practical resources, strategies and guidance for both mainstream and special education teachers to enhance their understanding of inclusive education. Participants will engage in depth with the Guidelines for Supporting Pupils with SEN in Mainstream Schools (2017). Information on a range of categories of learners with SEN is examined along with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches for effective differentiation. The assessment and target setting process for developing Student Support Files (IEPs) is explicitly addressed. Team-Teaching strategies and recommendations on effective collaboration with SNAs, parents and external professionals are explored. A variety of evidence-based approaches to literacy intervention is outlined.

 Testimonials from 2020:

“This is without doubt the best summer course I’ve done- so practical and so many resources which I will use in my role as class teacher and SET. I will share these resources with my staff.” Sarah

 

“Loved the UDL approach to differentiation, and the knowledge of a range of categories of pupils with SEN. The videos on team teaching are so insightful! I have always found writing IEP targets daunting- and this course has given me so much confidence and practical skills! Thank you so much Miriam and Adrian!” John

      “Was so good- I want to do it again!” Kate

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

 

Blended course via video conferencing/online

DELVING INTO YOUR LOCAL HERITAGE STARTING WITH CEMETERY AND GRAVEYARD

Tutors: Karin Bacon, Sandra Austin, Georgina Laragy & Michelle O'Connor

This video conferencing/online summer course has a lovely blend of collaborative and independent inquiry. It will take place during the first week in July [1st  – 7th]. Day one and Day five will be facilitated fully online via zoom. For the three other days participants will engage in directed fieldwork in their local area with online daily support via the MIE Moodle platform. On the last day of the course (July 7th) participants will share their discoveries. 

The course is designed to model best pedagogical practices in relation to the teaching of history at Primary level and to develop the skills of working as an historian, as outlined in the Primary History Curriculum.

Through their engagement with this course and in particular by working with staff of Glasnevin Cemetery in conjunction with their local cemetery, participants will have a deeper understanding of history as a body of knowledge as well as history as a way of working. They will develop a greater awareness of the vision of the Primary School History curriculum, thus helping them identify engaging ways to commemorate historical events in the future particularly within their own locality. Participants will be introduced to the potential of Glasnevin Cemetery as a model to stimulate Historical inquiry and to apply this model in their local context.

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