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Dyspraxia Association of Ireland - 23-Jan-2015

Dyspraxia Association of Ireland
Day Seminar with Leading International Experts Jo & Richard Todd
CPD certificate of attendance will be available for professional training.
Seminar Fee: €75 (€45 for Students/Unemployed/OAPs). Early bird booking €65 (by 30 January). Special price for Dyspraxia Association members €60 (Early bird €50).
Fee includes light lunch and refreshments.
Richard and Jo Todd from Key4Learning are leading experts in the field of education and employment for adults with Neurodiverse profiles. This seminar is ideal for adults with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger’s, their families and professionals working in this area. The day will provide insight into strategies for success in order to maximise the true potential of adults with Dyspraxia and co-occuring Neruodiverse profiles.
Enquiries and reservations please visit:
or phone 01-8747085
Bookings by February 20th 2015. Places are limited.
Dyspraxia Association of Ireland presents Day Seminar with Leading International Experts Jo & Richard Todd
Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin
Saturday, 7TH March 2015
THEME: RELEASING TALENTS - Chaos & the Dancing Star
9.00 –9.30 Registration
9.30 -9.45 Welcome address
9.45 – 10.45 Stepping out and looking for the stars: A motivational session (Jo Todd)
10.45 – 11.05 Voices of Experience – Adults talk about life with dyspraxia.
11.05 – 11.30 Coffee Break & Information Stands
11.30 – 11.50 Voices of Experience
11.50 – 1.00 Is chaos inside or outside? - Overview of dyspraxia issues at work and education (Richard Todd)
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch and Information Stands
2.00 – 3.00 The Legacy of Childhood: An interactive session about family and friends (Jo Todd)
3.00 – 4.00 Trips and Tricks – coping in chaos. A set of practical tactics to help at home and work/college (Richard Todd)
4.00 – 4.30 Questions and Wrap-Up

AGM - Wednesday 25 February 2015 - 21-Jan-2015

All are welcome to the Annual General Meeting of Navan Education Centre on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 4.30 pm in Navan Education Centre.
To register please contact the Centre on 046 9067040

Write A Poem 2015 - 23-Oct-2014

Following the tremendous success of the Write A Poem project and publications over the last six years. Navan Education Centre is running this project again in 2015 for both primary and post primary pupils.

Primary and Post Primary pupils are invited to compose poems around the chosen theme “Into the Future”. Interested teachers are invited to enter their pupils in this poetry project.

Entry into this competition will cost €30 per class teacher as defray some of the costs of the full colour publication of the award winning poems.

Every pupil in the class can submit individual poems on the theme outlined above.

The class entries will then be submitted to a panel of independent adjudicators who will select the winning poems which will be compiled into a book format and published by Navan Education Centre.

All pupils who enter the competition will receive a certificate for their entry. An Awards ceremony will then be held for the winning poems.

Please return the attached application form by Friday 28th of November 2014 to receive your competition pack.

Mata sa Rang - 24-Sep-2014

Mata sa Rang (Maths Recovery) for Primary Schools 2014/2015

In response to demand, Maths Recovery (Ireland) in conjunction with Navan Education Centre invites primary schools who are interested in having teachers trained in Mata sa Rang Module 1 to apply for inclusion in this programme.

The overall aim of this project is to train teachers in the approaches drawn from the Maths Recovery Programme in order to support in-class approaches to numeracy.

Module 1: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at first class (much of the content is applicable to Infants or second class: Number Words and Numerals; Structuring Number; Early Addition & Subtraction).

Mata sa Rang - Module 1 Autumn 2014

Session 1Wednesday 24th September 5pm – 8pm
Session 2Wednesday 8th October 5pm – 8pm
Session 3Wednesday 22nd October 5pm – 8pm
Session 4Wednesday 5th November 5pm – 8pm
Session 5Wednesday 19th November 5pm – 8pm

Training will take place in Navan Education Centre and will be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time.

Places are limited. Places will be allocated on first come first basis. Application froms are availabe to download under courses/downloadable froms on our website.

In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following:
• Support the teacher to practice instruction/assessments
• Pay costs of equipment and materials, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€300 per teacher for the full pack or €100 per additional teacher) payable to Education Centre on application. It is essential that there is access to adequate materials for participating teachers.

Participating teachers will be expected to:
• Attend and participate in all training; complete school-based tasks; and complete a reflective journal/brief report.

NIPT Workshops 2014-2015 - 08-Sep-2014

If you are a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), you must:

1. Register for the NIPT Workshop Programme through your local Education Centre

2. Visit the NIPT website www.teacherinduction.ie for information, resources and support

Please note, NQTs who are teaching outside of Ireland should visit the NIPT and ATECI websites for information about alternative arrangements for completing the workshop programme.

You can now register to attend the workshops through Navan Education Centre. Application forms are available on our website.

Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan | Tel: 046 9067040 | Fax: 046 9067065 | Email: info@ecnavan.ie
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