Early Years Training and Continuous Professional Development

Workshops

The majority of workshops will continue to take place via Zoom. All workshops are live so that we can have an 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, 20 or 30 people.

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


To view the workshops currently on offer please click on the link below.  Forward any inquiries to workshops@claredevlin.org 
 

Workshop Programme 2021/ 2022


Workshop Programme 2021/2022

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) 
 

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: £45 per person

Maximum Places : 20

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: 1:45 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 20

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: 1:15  hours

Cost: £30 per person

Maximum Places: 30 

Zoom

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


 

Workshop 4

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                           
- 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 preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


Workshop 5

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                            
- Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSE)

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progress in PSE - both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents for preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


 

Workshop 6

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                             
- 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 preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


 
 

Workshop 7

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- 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 preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

Workshop 8

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                            
- Physical Development & Movement

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 preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

Workshop 9

Planning in Nursery & Pre-school
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- 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 preschool (up to age 4) 
  • 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

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 10

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- Mathematics & Numeracy

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in Mathematics & Numeracy - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 11

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in PDMU - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 12

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- Language & Literacy

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in Language & Literacy - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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


Workshop 13

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- The Arts

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in The Arts - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 14

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- Physical Development

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in Physical Development - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 15

Planning for Investigative Play in FS/KS1
Outdoor/Indoor                              
- The World Around Us / STEM

Workshop will include:

  • Planning for progression in The World Around Us / STEM - (demonstrating how to plan for progression from Year 1 - 4) both outdoor and indoor (one planning tool is used for both)
  • Examination of planning documents
  • 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: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 15

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 16

Quality Interactions                           
- The Role of the Adult

Workshop will include:

  • Examine the role of the adult in supporting young children's thinking, learning and development
  • Examine strategies that adults may use to enhance their interactions with children
  • Explore how adults support and sustain shared thinking with children
  • Viewing quality interactions
  • Planning for quality interactions

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 per person

Maximum Places: 30

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 17

Technology in the Early Years
                             

Workshop will include:

  • What good Technology experiences look like in Early Years settings
  • Planning for Technology in Pre-school, Nursery and Foundation Stage classrooms
  • Projects demonstrating how technology can be used effectively to support and enhance learning across the curriculum

Time: 1:00 hour

Cost: £30 per person

Maximum Places: 30

Zoom

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

 

Workshop 18

Self-Evaluation & Action Planning

Workshop will include:

  • What does Self-Evaluation mean?
  • Consider Self-Evaluation within the context of Development Planning
  • Use self evaluation tools to help identify strengths and areas for development - gather evidence
  • Prioritise areas for development
  • Plan for improvement - action planning
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring Processes
  • Evaluate progress/outcomes

Time: 1:30 hours

Cost: £45 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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