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Workshops

The majority of 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 workshops are set at either 15 or 20 people.

All programmes are focused on process. Some headings and terminology are specific to the Northern Ireland context but the processes are transferrable to any curriculum location.


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

Training Programme 2021

Training Programme 2021 is now available for all DayCare, SureStart, Pre School, Nursery, Foundation Stage, SEN teachers and assistants. To book a place on any of the workshops 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 2021

How to book a place

Click on the "Book Now" button below one of your chosen workshops - to select your preferred date, time and to complete your booking.
OR
Book from within the "Calander View"


Payment methods within the online booking system:

• Book online and pay by credit card
• Book online and pay by BACS
• 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: 2  hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places : 15

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 Physical Development
  • Distinction and correlation between observation and evaluation of learning

Time: 2  hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

Workshop 3

Observation Training - Classroom/Teaching Assistants

Workshop will include:
  • Introduction to 3 stage process of observing, assessing and planning (Using the What, So What, Now What Approach)
  • Practice in making and recording good observations
  • Supporting the assessment and documentation process

Time: 1   hour

Cost: £20 per person

Maximum Places: 20 

Zoom

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








Workshop 4

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: 15

Zoom

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




 

Workshop 5

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in PSE - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


Workshop 6

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- Physical Development & Movement

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Physical Development & Movement - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

Workshop 7

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- Language, Literacy & Communication

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Language, Literacy & Communication - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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



 

Workshop 8

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- Early Mathematics

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in Early Mathematics - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

 

Workshop 9

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- The Arts

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in The Arts - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


 

Workshop 10

Outdoor/Indoor Planning                           
- The World Around Us / STEM

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in The World Around Us / STEM - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for both preschool (up to age 4) and primary settings (4-6-year olds)
  • Practical support on how to plan for and extend learning - using observations and evaluations to inform planning for learning
  • Focus on high quality and challenging learning experiences that engage children's minds
  • Intentional resources and intentional environments - low cost/no cost resources
  • Management of play sessions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £40 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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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