Teaching Students with Mild or Moderate General Learning Difficulites in the Mainstream Post Primary School

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
01/12/2017 01/12/2017 Clare Education Centre 30/11/2017 No
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Description

This is a 1 day course for Resource and Learning Support teachers in mainstream Post Primary schools who teach students with


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand what is meant by MGLD and its impact for the student

  • Understand the importance of focused and adapted assessment in establishing a baseline and in establishing attainment and tracking progress

  • Explore the concept of ‘Prioritising’ in relation to teaching and learning for student with MGLD

  • Be introduced to a range of effective strategies and resources for improving teaching and learning for students with MGLD

  • Examine the need to have robust school systems around, teaching, learning and communication for students with MGLD


Course Overview / Content

  • Explanation of terminology associated with MGLD

  • Explore the impact of MGLD on students

  • Examine the importance of Adult Functionality and a broad spectrum education for students with MGLD at post primary level and examine the arising implications in planning to meet the needs these students

  • Forms of assessment as a tool for establishing student baseline attainment

  • Look at the role of adapted and focused assessment in tracking student attainment and progress, preferred student learning styles, areas of strength and difficulty

  • Exploration of instructional practices for students with MGLD

  • Explore curricular options for students with MGLD at Post Primary level



Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working with students with a special education need
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with a special education need
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.