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'Being with Children'

Workshops

Most workshops are currently taking place via Zoom. All workshops are live so that we can continue to have a complete interactive training experience. In order to maintain quality throughout and to have full participation, maximum numbers in attendance at each workshop are set at 10 people.
(Please note that "Planning for Learning through Play" is a Face to Face session with a maximum of 4 participants)
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Workshops are being delivered at various times throughout the afternoons and evenings.
All programmes are focused on process. Some headings and terminology are specific to the Northern Ireland curriculum but the processes are transferrable to any curriculum location.


Please book with us directly using the online booking system below each workshop. Forward any inquiries to workshops@claredevlin.org 
 

Autumn Training Programme 2020

The Autumn 2020 training programme is now available for all Pre School, Nursery, Foundation Stage, SEN teachers and assistants. To book a place on any of the training programmes please use the "book now" button to book online.
All workshops are designed to equip teachers and early years practitioners with the skills and confidence to observe, evaluate and plan for challenging and engaging learning experiences that will encourage children to think more creatively and critically.


Training Programme: Autumn 2020

How to book a place

  1. Click above on "Training Programme: Autumn 2020" to view the list of workshops, dates and times available
  2. Now return to the workshop panels on this page and click on the "Book Now" button below one of your chosen workshops - to select your preferred date and time, and to complete your booking
  3. You can add more workshops to your choice from within the booking system.
  4. You can also book from within the "Calander View".


Payment methods within the online booking system:

• Book online and pay by credit card
(NI Schools Only) - Book online and pay by cheque made payable to Clare Devlin - Early Education Consultancy
(NI Schools Only) - Book online and pay via LMS (Education Authority) - please supply Purchase Order Number on the Booking Form
 

You will receive an order confirmation with a link to Zoom if applicable. Please keep this link safe as it is required for your access to online training.


Workshop 1

Observation & Assessment (Session 1)

Workshop will include:

  • Introduction to 3 stage process of observing, assessing and planning
  • Examining observation, documentation and assessment formats
  • Addressing the correlation between involvement and children's learning
  • Observing and supporting wellbeing
  • Practicing the observation process
  • Managing the observation process in settings

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places : 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin
 

Workshop 2

Observation & Assessment (Session 2)

This session is only for participants who have already attended Observation & Assessment (Session 1)

Workshop will include:

  • Questions re implementation of process to date
  • Closer look at connection between observation, documentation, assessment and planning for learning
  • Planning for learning from child led and adult led perspectives
  • Examples of planning for Maths and Physical Development
  • Distinction and correlation between observation and evaluation of learning

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Workshop 3

Learning Outdoors - Maths & The Arts

Workshop will include:

  • Benefits of learning outdoors - leading into policy development
  • Exploring how the outdoor environment supports all aspects of the curriculum
  • Planning for learning outdoors - linking to observations of children and to curricular areas of Maths and The Arts
  • Evaluating the learning and provision
  • Considering how low cost/no cost resources can support learning
  • The role of the adult
  • Challenge, risk and safety

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin
 

Workshop 4

Learning Outdoors - Language, Literacy & Physical Development

Workshop will include:

  • Benefits of learning outdoors - leading into policy development
  • Exploring how the outdoor environment supports all aspects of the curriculum
  • Planning for learning outdoors - linking to observations of children and to curricular areas of Language, Literacy and Physical Development
  • Evaluating the learning and provision
  • Consider how low cost/no cost resources can support learning
  • The role of the adult
  • Challenge, risk and safety

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Workshop 5

Learning Outdoors - World Around Us & Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Workshop will include:

  • Benefits of learning outdoors - leading into policy development
  • Exploring how the outdoor environment supports all aspects of the curriculum
  • Planning for learning outdoors - linking to observations of children and to curricular areas of World Around Us and Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Evaluating the learning and provision
  • Consider how low cost/no cost resources can support learning
  • The role of the adult
  • Challenge, risk and safety

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

Workshop 6

Working with young children virtually

Workshop will include:

  • Using online platforms to connect with young children and ensure that appropriate learning and development continues
  • Using online platforms to support parents with suitable and developmentally appropriate home learning strategies
  • Designing and working through actual Zoom lessons for young children
  • Ensuring structure and progression in online lessons
  • Observing and recording children's progress

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin




 

 

Workshop 7

World Around Us through Play

Workshop will include:

  • Examination of the 4 key strands within the World Around Us (Interdependence, Movement & Energy, Place, Change Over Time)
  • Planning for progression in Learning
  • How to plan for practical experiences that encourage investigative thinking and learning
  • Making links to other areas of the curriculum
  • Evaluating and planning for extended learning
  • Plenary sessions - connecting the learning

Time: 1:45 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 10

Zoom

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin

 

 

Workshop 8

Planning for Learning through Investigative Play

Workshop will include:

  • A close look at what is meant by child and adult led learning
  • Planning for progression in learning across all areas of the curriculum - both indoor and outdoor
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning
  • Focus on high quality learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Resources and environment
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 6 hours

Cost: £120 per person

Maximum Places: 4

Venue: The Training Room, Loup, Magherafelt

Workshop can also be organised directly by individual schools - For cost contact Clare Devlin



For information about workshops in your area, please contact Clare Devlin


 

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Loup
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Co. Derry
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