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17CN05 – Active School Flag Presentation (Primary Schools) 

Date: Tuesday 03rd October 2017

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Venue: St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

Active School Flag (ASF) presentations will take place in St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan on

Tuesday, 3rd of October 2017. All schools (new applicants and renewal schools) working towards the flag are advised to attend.


The purpose of the presentation is to:

  • Advise schools about the ASF application process.

  • Guide schools through the online application form and the ASF success criteria

  • Give schools a range of practical ideas about ways that they can strengthen their PE programme and energise the school day

  • Direct schools to the many supports and resources which are available to them, locally and nationally

A teacher from a local school that recently achieved the ASF will be invited to attend to share their ASF experience with attendees.



17CN06 – Creating A Mindful Classroom For Calm and Focus 

Date: Wednesday 04th October 2017

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.

Tips and techniques for creating the Mindful environment most supportive for children’s Well-being & Focus This introductory course will cover the following:

Mindfulness: what are you looking for? get under the skin of what mindfulness offers and how to integrate it into your classroom.Create you personal mindfulness practice to utilise in your classroom.

This training will enable you to create a mindful classroom and integrate short mindful practices for optimum benefit for both yourself and your pupils. Everyone benefits from being more alert, yet calm and focused. Children thrive in a mindful environment because they feel safe and secure and more balanced. It introduces a much needed balance to the active brain and at the same time enables children to perform at their optimum. For the teacher it enables you yourself to create short 1 or 2 minute pauses in the day to recharge and focus. There are lots of relaxing CD’s and mindfulness apps out there but how do you navigate all of these resources to get exactly what you need for your classroom dynamics.





17CN07 – Creating A Heartful Classroom To Promote Character Development 

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.


This introductory course will cover the following:

Heartfulness: Understanding the role of values, what values do you want to utilise, simple effective techniques to create  a values based classroom

The training will enable you to create a heartful classroom by integrating values into your teaching and learning. 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.

Simple explicit techniques can promote character development in your pupils which could last a lifetime! Your role is to promote and model these values so your pupils observe and participate in their own development. It’s also a lot of fun !


Facilitator: Colette Savage 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
She currently offers training, coaching and mentoring in wellness and excellence for both educational and business clients



17CN08 – Dyslexia: Information and Understanding(Primary) 

17CN08 – Dyslexia: Information and Understanding(Post-Primary) 

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017(Primary) & Wednesday 25th October 2017          

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.


Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan           Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017     Time: 7pm-9pm



Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan           Date: Wednesday 25th October 2017     Time: 7pm-9pm


This Presentation is lively and engaging and covers all areas of Dyslexia from the  Student’s perspective.  The objective: to give the participants a really good understanding of the difficulties that students with Dyslexia experience.  Topics to include: spellings, reading, eye-tracking, comprehension, sequencing, writing skills and processing speeds.

Practical advice will also be given to participating teachers as to how they can alter/ tweak their own teaching methodologies in order to meet the needs of the student with Dyslexia.

The Information evening for post primary on Wednesday 18th October will be subsectioned…specifically focusing o

1.Wordy subjects eg. English, History                       2.Science Subjects          3.Practical Subjects

This presentation will boost the morale and confidence of participating teachers as they reflect on what they are already doing very well in their classrooms


Facilitator: Mary McDonald is a Learning Support, Resource and mainstream English & Geography teacher for over twenty years.  She has been teaching in St Clare’s Comprehensive in Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim for the last fifteen years.  She is also a Dyslexia at Bay Consultant and she provides in-service training to schools and other educational institutions.

17CN09 – Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder: Information/Understanding 

Date: Wednesday 08th November 2017

Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.

Harry Conway from DyspraxiaDCD Ireland will visit Cavan Education Centre to give a presentation on Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-Ordination Disorder. This is tailored for the requirements of Primary school teachers…. Information on the disability and how it is difficult for many to understand.  Also information on DyspraxiaDCD Ireland: its objectives and initiatives being undertaken.Harry will be accompanied by Ms Faye Dunn who will provide a brief presentation re her experience… ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of going through school with her Dyspraxia. Some children, despite adequate teaching, a stimulating environment and generally normal intellect, have difficulty with movement and specific aspects of learning.  Dyspraxia is a difficulty with thinking, planning and carrying out sensory / motor tasks.

17CN10 – Áiseanna Teagaisc Na Gaeilge (Provision of Irish Language Teaching Resources) 

Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Venue: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan.

Áiseanna Teagaisc na Gaeilge  

Is minic a deireann múinteoirí nach bhfuil go leor áiseanna Gaeilge amuigh ansin. I ndáiríre tá raidhse áiseanna úsáideacha ar fáil. Tacaíonn An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoilaíochta – COGG le soláthar áiseanna teagaisc don Ghaeilge. Roinnfear eolas sa chur i láthair faoi na háiseanna sin agus conas iad a úsáid go héifeachtach sa rang.


Áiseanna Teagaisc na Gaeilge

Teachers often refer to the dearth of resources available for the teaching of Irish. The reality is that there are a wealth of resources available. An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoilaíochta (COGG) supports the provision of Irish language teaching resources, Máire will give an overview of the many resources which are available in many instances online and free of charge.


Máire Nic an Rí is a primary school teacher who works as Education Officer with COGG (An Comhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta). She worked as a Gaeilge advisor to the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) She contributes a monthly article to InTouch magazine about Irish resources.








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