School Based Primary Seminars: Information and Application
Achieving Curricular Targets Using Digital Literacy: General Learning Disabilty
This seminar focuses on using iPads and Apps to achieve Curricular Targets through a Digital Literacy Framework and Planning Tool. It concentrates on the Moderate, Severe and Profound levels on General Learning Disability (GLD) where students may not have conventional literacy.
iPads are not provided. Participants may wish to bring their own although this is not strictly neccesary.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
This seminar provides an Introduction to ASD for mainstream class teachers who have a student with ASD in their class. It offers participants an understanding and knowledge of ASD and the unique learning style of students with ASD. It focuses on effective strategies for teaching and learning to enable the inclusion of students with ASD in mainstream classrooms
Challenging Behaviour and Students with Special Educational Needs
This seminar is intended to meet some of the initial needs of teachers in the area of Challenging Behaviour and students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). It explores and stimulates participants' thinking on students with SEN and challenging behaviour and aims to enhance participants' understanding of why some students with SEN display challenging behaviours.
Curriculum Differentiation for Students with Special Educational Needs
This is a two-hour seminar for whole staff which explores differentiation in the classroom as a methodology to enhance and facilitate inclusion for students with SEN.
Dyslexia: Indicators and Interventions
This seminar looks at the concept of Dyslexia and examines the impact of Dyslexia on teaching and learning in the classroom, with a focus on appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
Individual Education Planning
This seminar examines the context, rationale, policy and legislation pertaining to Individual Education Planning (IEP) and the implications for schools. The seminar gives an overview of IEPs, examines the collaboration neccesary behind the IEP process and looks at the practicalities involved in writing an IEP. It includes a practical workshop on IEP planning.
Teaching Exceptionally Able and Dual Exceptional Students Inclusively: An Introduction
This seminar aims to provide Primary teachers with an introduction to the topic of Exceptional Ability and Dual Exceptionality. The seminar examines what we mean by Exceptional Ability and Dual Exceptionality It also explores Assessment, Identification and Needs and also teaching these students in the mainstream classrroom
The Metacognitive Teacher: Teaching to Think, Teaching to Learn
This seminar provides an overview of the concept of Metacognition and explores the important role that it plays in supporting the learning and cognitive development of students, with particular reference to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
The seminar introduces a range of practical strategies, suitable for both primary and post-primary classes. It will outline how these strategies, which have been shown to be highly effective in developing students higher order thinking skills and in supporting learners ability to self-regulate, may be introduced into the mainstream classroom to the benefit of all students.
Transition from Primary to Post-Primary for students with Special Educational Needs
This seminar is designed to provide an outline of all of the challenges faced by students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in their transition from primary to post-primary school and to present suggestions and strategies that can be applied by schools in order to facilitate that transition.