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SUMMER COURSES JULY 2018

 

1.Course Title: PHYSICAL LITERACY COURSE : ‘Move Well, Move Often’

(In Conjunction with Monaghan Education Centre)

Venue:Knocktemple NS, Virginia, Co Cavan.     

Date: Monday 02nd July – Friday 06th July 2018.

Course Description: PDST Physical Literacy Summer Course –‘ Move Well, Move Often’

Physical Literacy is the ability to move with confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole child. This summer course has been designed by PDST PE Advisors to support teachers in developing physical literacy, by focusing a lens on fundamental movement skills using the Move Well, Move Often resource. The week will be fun and practical in nature and will include workshops on gymnastics, dance, athletics, games, outdoor and adventure activities suitable for teachers of all classes from Infants – 6th. By participating in this course, you will also gain valuable insight into the practical use of assessment strategies for PE,  the School Self Evaluation process for PE and the Active School Flag. By developing physical literacy in your PE programme, you can support children in continuing to participate in physical activity throughout their lifespan, enhancing their overall wellbeing.

 

Application: PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATION ONLY TO:  

Monaghan Education Centre

PLEASE CONTACT MONAGHAN EDUCATION CENTRE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:   

Tel: 047/74000 OR Email: info@metc.ie

 

 

2.Course Title: MUSIC FROM SCRATCH

THROUGH SAMBA DRUMMING

& PERCUSSION

Venue: Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Drumalee, Cavan.

Date: Monday 09th July – Friday 13th July 2018.

COURSE DESCRIPTION & OBJECTIVES:

Music from Scratch through Samba Drumming and Percussion: (18th Year)

(For teachers who need a new avenue to explore in delivering music confidentially. No musical experience necessary.)

 

  • Participants will be using pulse, tempo, tones, prepared instruments, homemade instruments, the human voice and the human body.
  • Background will be given on the use of percussion on a local and global scale.
  • The group will learn concentrating/focusing techniques, ways of exploring individuality in musical expression as well as experiencing first hand ensemble music making and the many elements surrounding performance.
  • Also continually exploring the element of self-esteem through personal achievement.The objective of the course is to give all of the participants the ability to use music/percussion in their classrooms with the participation of all students.
  • All participants will develop new skills enabling them to instigate active music making in their class/school.

 

Application: Please complete application form (Application Form: Contact Cavan Education Centre @ 049/4332259 OR email info@cavanec.ie) return with a cheque/or postal order made payable to Cavan Education Centre for €30(Non-Refundable)

 

Closing date for applications on this course: Friday 15th June 2018

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ON RECEIPT OF FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM & PAYMENT ONLY

 

If you have any queries, or require further information:  please do not hesitate to contact the Centre @ 049/4332259 or email: info@cavanec.ie

 

 

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18CN02 – AUTISM: INFORMATION & UNDERSTANDING

MIDDLETOWN CENTRE FOR AUTISM

 

Facilitator: Frances O’Neill, Middletown Centre For Autism

 

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel,Dublin Road, Cavan. Monday Evening 26th February 2018 @ 07.00pm.

Frances O’Neill, Autism Trainer & Advisor..working in Middletown Centre for Autism will facilitate a Talk/Discussion/Information Workshop on the Fundamentals of Autism to include Sensory Difficulties.  She will also include information on the work of the Autism Centre in Middletown, Co Armagh as part of her presentation.

 

18CN03 – ‘CREATING A VALUES BASED CLASSROOM TO PROMOTE PRACTICAL,

CARING & ETHICAL CORE VALUES IN YOUR PUPILS’

Facilitator: Colette Savage, MSc, BSc, PGCE, PGCER

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan. Monday Afternoon 05th March 2018 @ 04.00pm.

Learn how to easily integrate a values based approach to your teaching. For any teacher who is interested in augmenting their curriculum with life skills. It’s easier than you think ! Values are universal, they unite people in a shared focus and purpose and so create an inclusive environment in your classroom to meet the growing diversity of pupils. Its gives you the teacher another dimension which is inspiring and creative. It gives pupils the opportunity to develop their own very practical inner compass through using simple values to drive their decisions. Easy to integrate and augments  any faith or non-faith ethos, it’s fun, creative and stimulating to add this dimension to your classroom. Be part of a positive change in society to create a more caring and compassionate environment for all. So for example you could have a kindness notice board where pupils can post kind actions of other pupils, bring positive role model stories into your literature, have a values copy for one value based action each week and bring curriculum topics alive e.g. P.E. focus on co-operation, look at values through fair trade in geography, maths- sharing etc.

Colette is a qualified school teacher and mindfulness facilitator having taught computer science in three secondary schools in London and spent over 10 years as a university lecturer in computing. She has trained and certified in a wide range of mind and emotional management techniques including mindfulness, EFT , NLP and the universal human values for character development.  She offers over 20 years of  NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) in motivation, leadership and flexible thinking to build success and utilises over 25 years experience in London, in her roles as a university lecturer in Computing, Director of European Training in corporate IT in the City of London, secondary school teacher in computer science and as a motivational speaker, gently supporting people from all walks of life from CEO’s to teenagers in learning and developing their own excellence whilst attaining new skills.

ALSO ON Monday Evening 05th March @ 07.00pm(Colette Savage):

 

18CN04 – EMOTIONAL WELLBEING IN THE CLASSROOM

Facilitator: Colette Savage, MSc, BSc, PGCE, PGCER

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.  Monday Evening 05th March 2018 @ 07.00pm.

Colette will cover three great tried and tested simple techniques to integrate into your classroom to enhance the emotional wellbeing of you and your pupils. Creating an emotionally safe and comfortable space is essential to enhance learning as it enables relaxed  concentration .

The first tool is reframing a wonderful tool to build mental flexibility to move a negative thought and the resulting emotion to a positive, it’s a bit like the very cloud has a silver lining but  you have to train your brain to look for it!!!. Simple and lots of ways to make it fun

The second tool is mindful emotions and labelling . When we label an emotion we put a little space between us and the emotion and this enables us to stand back and look at it and what caused it rather than let it determine how we feel and perhaps getting stuck in it!

The this tool is  EFT or tapping as it is known around the world. This is becoming so popular now as the neuroscience research is proving how it works. Taking time to release any stuck negative emotions enables us to feel more peaceful, happy and less stressed. It’s an old technique which has found a modern application and is fun and easy to use. Great with kids and adults. 

18CN05 – HELPING THE STRUGGLING SELLER

 THERE ARE NO REMAINING PLACES ON THIS COURSE 

Facilitator: Brendan Culligan, Lecturer, Marino Institute of Education

  Author of the renowned: ‘IMPROVING CHILDREN’S SPELLING’

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.  Monday Evening 12th March 2018 @ 07.00pm.

This talk by Brendan Culligan will examine spelling as a skill and also as a developmental process.  It will explore reasons why children struggle with spelling and what can be done to overcome these difficulties.  It will also examine strategies to aid spelling development.  Using case studies, it will show how to detect spelling difficulties and suggest methodologies.

Expected Outcomes:
Participants will have an increased awareness of spelling as a skill and how spelling develops.  They will be able to examine children’s writing and detect strengths and weaknesses and build up a profile of the child’s spelling development.  It will also lead participants to reflect on their own classroom practice and how the quality of errors determines spelling improvement.

 

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