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Links to SCHOOL CLOSURE - ONLINE RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY & POST PRIMARY TEACHERS

             UPCOMING WEBINARS - GO TO COURSE PAGE

WEBINAR: COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT SEN STUDENTS IN THE DISTANCE LEARNING SETTING  -2nd June 2020

STEM Webinar: LIVING THINGS – 3rd June 2020

ZOOM: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP/INTERNET SAFETY AND ASSESSMENT using DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES – 3rd June 2020

WEBINAR: KEEPING CHILDREN ENGAGED IN READING AT HOME and in a BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT – 4th June 2020    

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ZOOM EDUCATION WEBINARS

Go to https://ieducate.ie/education-webinars/ website

to watch and download Webinars 

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ARTS IN EDUCATION EVENTS & NEWS

  • The Arts in Education Portal are delighted to announce the first series of Virtual Regional Events from the 25th to 29th May 2020.

http://artsineducation.ie/en/2020/04/30/virtual-spring-regional-events-programme-announced/

  • Introducing the Arts and Culture in Education Research Repository (ACERR) by NUI Galway Open Scholarship Week.  For more information & booking via Eventbrite

https://eventbrite.ie/e/introducing-the-arts-and-culture-in-education-research-repository-tickets-98618575815?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

OCreative Clusterwing to the current Covid-19 crisis, The Department of Education & Skills are pleased to announce that the closing date for receipt of applications has now been extended to Friday, 26th June 2020. (See POSTER ATTACHED BELOW)

Please see the following link:

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-youth.html

Any queries, please contact Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applications should be sent to Laura Zalcmane at Waterford Teachers’ Centre:
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  • Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.
  • A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before.
  • Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.
  • The Waterford Teachers’ Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area.
  • A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.
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Happiness and Wellbeing Skills for Post Primary Schools

The Happiness and Wellbeing Skills website offers a number of wellbeing tasks and short guided meditations for Post Primary schools. Additional wellbeing skills will be added regularly, such as the Daily Wellbeing Skills videos which may be helpful.

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Health and Safety Authority (HSA) Choose Safety Programme – POST PRIMARY

The HSA Choose Safety Programme is a free programme available to Post Primary schools and Colleges of Further Education which introduces Senior Cycle students and students in Further Education to the principles of workplace safety and health. The programme is designed around six Units; each Unit contains enough material and teaching suggestions to cover five or more class periods. Teachers may dip into the text and engage in the topics and student activities that best suit the level of knowledge of their students. The school pack consists of a Student Workbook and a Teacher Textbook, which are also available as Gaeilge; Téacs Daltaí agus Téacs Múinteoir.

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iRevise – POST PRIMARY

iRevise are providing free study resources to all students for one month, along with some live online Maths tutorials.

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Nurture: The Bereavement Box

We are pleased to be able to inform you that Nurture UK have made their valuable resource for children who have been bereaved: ‘The Bereavement Box’ freely available to download from their website via the link below.

https://www.nurtureuk.org/what-we-do/news/news/bereavement-support-children-and-young-people

Designed originally by Dr Tina Rae for teachers and professionals, this booklet is accessible to parents and carers too.

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Irish Primary Principals' Network (IPPN) and Centre for School Leadership (CSL)

IPPN has worked closely with CSL to put together a guidance document containing some practical options and ideas to support school leaders in their leadership role at this time.

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DEMO VIDEOS FOR ICT RESOURCES

Teachers, to support you in your online engagement with your pupils, Tomás McLoughlin, ICT tutor for WTC, has created 2 demonstration videos of free ICT resources that you can watch and then try out at your leisure.  The resources are 1.  EPIC – a remote teaching resource for teachers and 2. Kahoot - an online assessment tool for teachers. See Attachment enclosed as LINK is enclosed.  These resources have been found to be really helpful in the facilitation of online learning for pupils and allows teachers to interact with their pupils while also monitoring their progress. (SEE ENCLOSED ATTACHEMENT BELOW)

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@specialedteacherireland

This Instagram account, run by ASD Class Teacher Angela O’Connor, offers resources for Primary school children and children with ASD and additional needs, including how to make visual timetables for home. 

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    An Chomhairle um Oideachais Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)

Is féidir cuardach a dhéanamh ar líne do na háiseanna atá ar fáil do theagasc na Gaeilge nó don teagasc trí Ghaeilge.

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Camara Education Ireland and Google for Education Webinars

Camara Education Ireland and Google for Education are running a number of webinars on various topics, such as Google Classroom. Teachers can register for a webinar/s here.

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      Cocoon Remote Learning and Virtual Classrooms Blended Learning Bootcamp

Cocoon are running two week online bootcamps for Primary and Post Primary teachers; there is a Google for Education bootcamp and an Office 365 bootcamp. They have partnered with Explain Everything and WeVideo to provide these to schools. Both Explain Everything and WeVideo are offering free access to their platforms during the current situation so the bootcamp is 100% free for teachers. Click here to see the Cocoon information/registration page for schools and here to see their information flyer.

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  Cúla4 

This website from TG4 is aimed at two groups; under-sixes (Cúla4 na nÓg) and older children (Cúla4). Aside from television programmes there are games and creativity sections. On Monday 20th April, Cúla4 ar Scoil launches, with a broadcast every weekday morning from 10a.m. - 10.30a.m. from Scoil na bhForbacha in the Connemara Gaeltacht. It will feature contributions from teachers and facilitators from other communities and Gaeltacht regions, incorporating a range of dialects.

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Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)

Distance Learning Platform

PDST has created a page of curated content which has been developed to support schools and teachers engaged in distance learning in order to provide continuity to students. This platform, which is being updated regularly, can be accessed here.

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Leadership

The PDST Leadership Team has compiled a suite of information and supports that may be useful to Primary and Post Primary school leaders at this time. This suite of information can be used to help support and develop the thinking of school leaders and will continue to be developed.

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Primary Wellbeing Online Resource Portal

The PDST Primary Health and Wellbeing Team have collated a comprehensive collection of SPHE and PE resources that can be used to support distance learning. This resource portal can be accessed here.

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Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Technology in Education

The PDST Technology in Education Team have developed a new course, Teaching Online for Primary and Post Primary Teachers. This course, open to all teachers, aims to help them continue to teach and support their students' learning online. This course can be accessed here.

Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the Teaching Council Learning for All Webinar Series

PDST and the Teaching Council are hosting a series of live webinars for teachers commencing on Tuesday 31st March 2020. These webinars will address the experiences and concerns of school leaders and teachers at this time in the spirit of support, reassurance and enablement. Through live panels and live links, representatives from the profession and the field will engage in conversations about the realities currently being faced by teachers and school leaders, as well as highlighting the wonderful efforts they are making in maintaining continuity in learning for students. Further details can be found here.

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Twinkl

Twinkl Ireland has created a variety of weekly learning resource packs for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Resource packs, created by teachers, contain fun, interactive, exciting and challenging work and English, Maths, Gaeilge, History, Geography, Science, Art and STEM activities so children can continue their learning at home.

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SEN Teacher

The SEN Teacher website has free SEN teaching resources and learning materials.

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Scoilnet

Scoilnet has a number of home usage supports which teachers and students alike can benefit from. These supports are free and do not require registration.

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                              Scratch

Visit the Scratch website to learn how to program interactive games, stories and animations.

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                    TeacherCPD.ie

TeacherCPD.ie provide a number of short online courses in the area of digital technologies which teachers can access to upskill and gain ideas for distance learning.

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National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

NCSE are providing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs developed by Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. There are resources for parents and teachers

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Mental Health eLearning Programme for Teachers

Jigsaw, in collaboration with Education Support Centres Ireland (ESCI), has developed a number of interactive online training courses for teachers. This unique training, based on the latest research, was developed in collaboration with young people, teachers and schools. The courses are self-directed, and provide ongoing opportunities for reflection. More information can be found here.

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National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS)

DES NEPS psychologists have developed advice and resources for children and young people to manage and stay well when schools are closed, along with guidance for parents supporting children and young people to create new routines at home. 

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Online Creative Writing Pack for Primary Schools

Deirbhile Graham of WriteWords has created a creative writing pack for parents and teachers of Primary school students. 

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Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams

Many schools are familiar with Microsoft software to provide remote learning but many teachers might not be aware of what it can do. This website gives advice on how to ramp up online learning quickly with Microsoft.

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Middletown Centre for Autism Webinar Series

Middletown Centre for Autism are offering a series of twice weekly live webinars (with a break for Easter). These sessions will feature members their own multi-disciplinary team and international speakers on a series of themes.

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National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

NATE have provided a number of resources focused on teaching the English curriculum to Primary and Post Primary school students on their website.

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Online Mindfulness Events

Dee Hennessy of Mindfulness Facilitation is hosting various free online cross-professional mindfulness events during this time.

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                      The Ark @ Home

The Ark @ Home is a way for children who are home from school to connect with The Ark through a series of at-home arts activities, virtual events and online screenings of live performances to name a few.

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Libraries Ireland

Libraries Ireland have various online services available. For example, you can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away.

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eBooks

A number of eBook and educational content providers have made their materials freely available, such as CJ FallonEdcoFolens (to access FolensOnline, use the following codes when registering: Primary School Resources: Prim20 or Secondary School Resources: Sec20) and Gill Education.

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Google G Suite for Education

For any teachers struggling to get to grips with Google classroom, there are updated tips and tricks here on how to keep your lessons going remotely.

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Google Teach From Home Hub

Google have created a Teach From Home hub which is a suite of information and tools to help teachers teaching from home.

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myON eBook Library and myON News Service from Renaissance Learning

With the aim of helping to support teachers, students and parents/guardians to 'keep Ireland reading', Renaissance Learning are offering access to thousands of free eBooks through myON Library and free daily news articles through myON News.

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National Parents Council (Primary)

Over the next few weeks, the National Parents Council will be publishing a daily edition of useful information, tips and fun activities on their website for parents of Early Years and Primary School children.

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