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Notice for Post Primary NQTs undergoing the Droichead process of Induction: - 21-Oct-2016

Notice for Post Primary NQTs undergoing the Droichead process of Induction:

From September 2016, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one cluster meeting per term (2 hour duration), while undertaking the process. A minimum of 3 cluster meetings will be available each year. All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3.
As per the workshop programme, NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR1 Form to www.lec.ie when applying to undertake the Droichead process. In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night.


Monday 14th November - 7pm – 9pm Cluster 1
Monday 30th January - 7pm – 9pm Cluster 1
Monday 6th February – 7pm – 9pm Cluster 2
Monday 27th March – 7pm – 9pm Cluster 1
Monday 3rd April – 7pm – 9pm Cluster 2
Monday 24th April – 7pm -9pm Cluster 1
Monday 1st May – 7pm -9pm Cluster 3
Monday 15th May – 7pm – 9pm Cluster 3



To register for this Cluster please email bmccabe@ecnavan.ie with all you details.




RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2016 - 11-Oct-2016

Dear Principal,

You and your staff are cordially invited to the first ever collaborative regional research conference which is being held in Drumcondra Education Centre on Saturday the 22nd of October 2016. This conference aims to highlight recent research undertaken by fellow teachers. It is cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary so we hope that there will be something of value for all participants. The conference is free of charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Simply log into the eventbrite online registration facility to book your place.

The Theme of this Conference is ‘RESEARCH IMPROVING LEADERSHIP, TEACHING AND LEARNING’
This conference is open to personnel from pre-school, primary school, post-primary school and further education.
Numbers are limited so it is essential to reserve your place by visiting www.laoisedcentre.ie or clicking on the following link directly: http://research_conference.eventbrite.ie

Please pass this invitation on to all interested parties

Your sincerely,

Bernadette

Dr. Bernadette McHugh
Director



RESEARCH CONFERENCE - EVENTBRITE - 07-Oct-2016

PLEASE CLICK ON ATTACHED LINK FOR THE CONFERENCE DETAILS.

http://research_conference.eventbrite.ie


Notice to Post Primary NQTs undergoign the Driochead process of Induction - 03-Oct-2016

Notice for Post Primary NQTs undergoing the Droichead process of Induction:

From September 2016, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one cluster meeting per term (2 hour duration), while undertaking the process. A minimum of 3 cluster meetings will be available each year. All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3.
As per the workshop programme, NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR1 Form to www.lec.ie when applying to undertake the Droichead process. In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night.


Cluster 1, which is a compulsory element of Strand B, will take place in Navan Education Centre on Monday 3rd October from 7pm – 9pm
To register for this Cluster please email bmccabe@ecnavan.ie with all you details.




Attention All Primary NQTs for 2016/2017 - 15-Sep-2016


Attention NQTs (primary) for 2016/2017
Individual Education Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)
A pilot workshop developed by the NIPT and SESS to support teacher planning in special educational settings
What areas will the workshop cover?
● Individualised Education Planning (IEP) rationale
● IEP content and process
● IEP writing and reviewing
The workshop will include input on Individual Education Plans for pupils with special educational needs. It will highlight the on-line and face-to-face supports available from NIPT and SESS. A practical activity-based approach underpins the workshop approach.
How does the workshop fit with the current workshop ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary)?
The workshop will complement the current workshop ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) provided as part of the National Induction Workshop Programme for NQTs in schools not offering the Droichead process. The central focus of the ‘Planning and Preparation (Primary) is support for the NQT in the mainstream class. The new workshop will extend and build on this existing workshop by providing support to NQTs with special educational planning.
For NQTs in schools not offering the Droichead process, will attendance at the workshop
be accredited towards the 20 hour workshop condition attached to my Teaching Council
registration?
Yes.
May I attend the workshop if I’m not currently teaching any children with special
educational needs?
Yes.
May I attend the workshop if I’m currently teaching in a school offering the Droichead
process?
Yes. In keeping with your obligations under Strand B of the national Droichead policy, you may
decide to attend the workshop as your one other professional learning activity. This workshop may
be useful as a response to your professional learning needs, in consultation with your school’s
Droichead Professional Support Team.
Where will the workshop be provided?
For 2016/2017, the workshop will be piloted by the NIPT and Special Education Support Service
(SESS). Workshops will be provided in nine education centres – see details below. SESS advisors will
facilitate the workshops. Register for the workshop by contacting the education centre you wish to
attend.
Why was the workshop developed?
The pilot workshop is collaboration between NIPT and SESS in response to NQT feedback about the
need for planning guidance to support children’s learning in special education contexts.
Is this the first year of this pilot workshop?
No. The workshop was first piloted in seven education centres last year. NQT feedback informed the
2016/2017 workshop.
National Induction Workshop Programme
Pilot workshop
Individual Education Planning: Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Venues
Dates
Times
Cork Education Centre
021 425 5600
18th October, Tue.
27th October, Thus.
5.00 – 7.00pm
5.00 – 7.00pm
Drumcondra Education Centre
01 857 6400
18th October, Tues.
24th October, Mon.
25th October, Tues.
5.00 – 7.00pm
5.00 – 7.00pm
5.00 – 7.00pm
Dublin West Education Centre
01 4528000
20th October, Thurs.
25th October, Tues.
5.00 – 7.00pm
5.00 – 7.00pm
Galway Education Centre
091 745603
18th October, Tues.
6.00 – 8.00pm
Laois Education Centre
057 8672400
19th October, Wed.
5.00 – 7.00pm
Limerick Education Centre
061 585 060
24th October, Mon.
5.00 – 7.00pm
Monaghan Education Centre
047 74000
19th October, Wed.
5.00 – 7.00pm
Sligo Education Centre
071 9138700
24th October, Mon.
5.00 – 7.00pm
Wexford Education Centre
053 92 39100
18th October, Tues.
5.00 – 7.00pm
Register by contacting the education centre you wish to attend. Places are limited.


Word Study - An Approach to Spelling - 29-Aug-2016

Practical advice and resources to help with assessment, teaching and learning of spellings. This workshop will
1. Inform about current research findings on how children learn to spell
2. Provide practical opportunities for teachers to engage in research-grounded activities.
3. Learn how to conduct diagnostic analysis of spelling behaviours.

This workshop is suited to class teachers at every level as well as support teachers.

To book a place please contact Sharon Gavillet on 046 906 7040



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