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In addition to the training events offered, we are also able to offer school-specific support in the areas detailed below, as part of Teacher Professional Learning to address aspects identified in School Development Plans.

CCEA Supported Development Programme for Shared Education

We are working in partnership with the Education Authority to support the Northern Ireland Shared Education Programme. We are providing a practitioner led support programme (2017-2018) for post-primary schools in SEP partnerships. Schools not yet part of SEP can also access support and would be encouraged to work in collaboration with other partner schools. Our support can be made available over a period of time and tailored to meet the needs of individual schools within their partnerships. It will be based on research evidence and focus on providing teachers with practical approaches to develop their professional practice.

You can register your interest in these sessions and CCEA will contact you to detail the next steps.

Provision and delivery mode will be subject to level of interest and the availability of officers, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Communication/Literacy

 Communication/Literacy

Talking and Listening Support Visits

Effective development of talking and listening skills is central to the development of good communication and good thinking skills. One of our support officers will advise you and support any aspect of Talking and Listening you have identified as a need in your school. Popular training includes identifying opportunities in your scheme of work, exemplifying standards, or managing and assessing groups.

Intended Audience:
This is offered to any small group of teachers (e.g. department groups, cross-curricular planning teams, Heads of Department).

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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AfL – Effective Questioning

This is a workshop which explores resources and exemplification of good practice in effective questioning strategies to develop pupils’ ability to self-manage and learn about learning.

Intended Audience:
All teachers.

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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AfL – Effective Feedback

This is a workshop which explores the impact of a range of different feedback methods and provides scaffolding to ensure that all feedback is effective in raising standards.

Intended Audience:
All teachers.

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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Writing Across the Curriculum

This workshop style training explores differentiated strategies to help pupils to develop pupils’ extended writing across the curriculum.

Intended Audience:
All teachers

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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Maths/Numeracy

 Mathematics/Numeracy

Developing Using Mathematics Activities

Teachers wishing to develop suitable activities that enable pupil progression in Using Mathematics can request a school visit. A member of staff from CCEA will visit the school and support the teacher(s) in identifying suitable opportunities and developing appropriate activities.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 teachers.

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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Support Teacher Judgement

Teachers making judgements with regard to pupil work can request a school visit.  A member of staff from CCEA will visit the school and support the teacher(s) in reviewing pupil work and identifying the standard in line with the Levels of Progression in Using Mathematics.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 teachers responsible for assessing Using Mathematics.

Delivery Mode:
On request.

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Number Across the Curriculum

These online webinars will focus on how to address the delivery and progression of Number across the curriculum. They will look at effective strategies and methods for developing effective Number concepts in a variety of subjects.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 teachers.

Delivery Mode:
Webinar

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Shape, Space and Measure across the Curriculum

These online webinars will focus on how to address the delivery and progression of Shape, Space and Measures across the curriculum. They will look at effective strategies and methods for developing effective Shape, Space and Measure concepts in a variety of subjects.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 teachers

Delivery Mode:
Webinar

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Handling Data Across the Curriculum

These online webinars will focus on how to address the delivery and progression of Shape, Space and Measures across the curriculum. They will look at effective strategies and methods for developing effective Handling Data concepts in a variety of subjects.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 teachers

Delivery Mode:
Webinar

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Using ICT

 Using ICT

Online Collaboration Using New Technologies

This training is designed to assist teachers as they develop pupils’ skills in meaningful online collaboration using new technologies such as Google Apps and Office 365.

Intended Audience:
Whole school

Delivery Mode:
Half day, in school.

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Cross-Phase

Cross-Phase Clusters

These provide an opportunity for teachers in Primary and Post-Primary schools to come together with Moderators to discuss standards of work using The Levels of Progression. The group size is approximately 10 teachers.

Teachers are required to submit two samples of pupil work and fill out a brief commentary about each sample, templates are provided (a ½ day sub-cover is available to accommodate this). The work is sent in about 6 weeks prior to the Cluster taking place.

The samples of work are discussed by the teachers and Moderators at each Cluster group in a supportive and positive way.

Intended Audience:
Key Stage 3 co-ordinators/teachers in the following areas:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Using ICT

Delivery Mode:
All day, face-to-face.

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SEN

SEN

Gifted & Talented Education

Schools wishing to develop the support for learners who are extremely able may request a school training session. This will look at the different ways learners who are very able may present and the best ways to support each.

Intended Audience:
Mainstream primary and post-primary schools

Delivery Mode:
One hour session available on request.

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Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

This session gives an overview to school staff of the issues faced by learners. It looks at the impact this has both physically and emotionally and discusses strategies to support learners.

Intended Audience:
Special and mainstream primary and post-primary schools.

Delivery Mode:
One hour session available on request.

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Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities

This session gives an overview on what the thinking skills are and on how to use the SEN Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities framework within your school.

Intended Audience:
All special schools and mainstream primary schools.

Delivery Mode:
One hour session available on request.

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Statutory Assessment Using the Levels of Progression

This hour long sessions will look at the lower levels (L1-2) for Communication and Using Mathematics.

Intended Audience:
Teachers of MLD pupils.

Delivery Mode:
One hour session available on request.

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Shared Education

Shared Education Programme

Developing and Assessing Progress in Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

The programme is for all subject teachers. It will include the following elements:

  • Exploring the relationship between TS&PC and other skills frameworks such as 21st Century Skills Framework.
  • Developing an infused approach to teaching TS&PC within subjects
  • Using TS&PC progression frameworks
  • Using a learning model
  • Developing and using practical strategies to teach skills, alongside subject knowledge and understanding
  • Using TS&PC frames and card activities
  • Developing and using rubrics to assess progress in TS&PC.

Intended Audience:
Post primary teachers.

Delivery Mode:
To be agreed with partner schools.

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School-based Action Research

The programme is for all post-primary subject teachers and primary teachers. It will include the following elements:

  • An outline of action research and its purpose
  • The action research cycle
  • Action research methods
  • Validity
  • Ethical considerations
  • Gathering evidence
  • Analysing and evaluating data
  • Reporting and drawing conclusions
  • Formulating action – planning next steps

Intended Audience:
Post primary teachers.

Delivery Mode:
To be agreed with partner schools.

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Developing Critical Thinking

This programme is for all subject teachers. It will include the following elements:

  • Exploring the components of critical thinking and links to progression in learning
  • analysing, interpreting and evaluating evidence
  • considering evidence from multiple perspectives
  • identifying bias and hidden agendas
  • analysing and explaining complex relationships
  • challenging assumptions
  • making reasoned judgements and drawing sound conclusions
  • Developing metacognitive abilities to enhance critical thinking
  • Developing an infused approach to teaching critical thinking within all subjects
  • Developing inquiry-based tasks
  • Effective questioning
  • Self and peer assessment to support critical thinking

Intended Audience:
Post primary teachers.

Delivery Mode:
To be agreed with partner schools.

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Teaching Controversial Issues

This programme is for all post primary subject teachers. It will include the following elements:

  • The benefits and changes of teaching controversial issues
  • The role of the teacher
  • Creating a safe climate for discussion
  • Teaching and learning approaches
  • inquiry-based learning
  • active teaching and learning
  • supporting emotional development

Intended Audience:
Post primary teachers.

Delivery Mode:
To be agreed with partner schools.

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Developing Pupil Voice through Local and Global Citizenship

This programme is for all post primary Local and Global Citizenship teachers. It will include the following elements:

  • Reflection and sharing - identifying what stage teachers are at in developing LGC and Pupil Voice and next steps
  • The role of the teacher and building pupil teacher relationships
  • Pedagogy and pupil voice
  • Developing pupil knowledge understanding and skills for active citizenship
  • Developing strategies to develop pupil voice in LGC
  • Building progression
  • Evaluating impact

Intended Audience:
Post primary teachers.

Delivery Mode:
To be agreed with partner schools.

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Which Post-Primary session(s) are you interested in?

    Communication/Literacy

  • Mathematics/Numeracy

  • Using ICT

  • Cross-Phase

  • SEN

  • Shared Education Programme