schools close for the summer break, this week we have delivered our final CPD
virtual workshop for this term. The appreciation and feedback from teachers and
SNAs has made the hard work in getting our courses on-line all worthwhile.
arrival of Covid19, we geared up quickly to make our training courses for principals,
teachers and SNAs available on-line during lockdown to support their continuous
closely with Cork Education Support Centre (CESC), we delivered 15 virtual
workshops for teachers and SNAs during lockdown.
Our four ABLE4Teachers
virtual workshops for schools enable teachers and SNAs to connect and build
relationships in a virtual space and in real time and learn about how positive
interactions and relationships in school impact positively on the health and
wellbeing of all.
delivered 25 CPD workshops for teachers and SNAs to date this year, training
450 participants via our four workshops:
Building positive relationships and listening actively to parents and colleagues
Introduction to managing conflict in the school community
Conflict at home – how it affects children in school
Building resilience – putting on one’s own oxygen mask first
Each virtual workshop is suitable for 3 hours’ CPD and involves a 2-hour interactive, facilitated workshop, with 1 hour’s pre and post-course work. All provide small group, peer- to-peer learning opportunities with live interaction.
workshops support the Indicators for Success in the Department of Education’s
(DES) Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework.
Hurley, founder of Ag Eisteacht, said: “We are supporting teachers at the very
heart of their work by sharing insight, knowledge and skills to help them to
understand why positive relationships matter so much in all our lives. They are
a key social determinate of health and wellbeing.
is also crucial. By creating time and space for school staff to tune into their
own feelings, thoughts and responses, they can identify what helps them as
individuals to deal with and learn from adversity and stressful situations.
This means they are better able to be present and attuned to the children in
their class and support their learning opportunities.
arrival of Covid-19 and the additional pressures facing schools, it is more
important than ever that that staff have specialist training to support their
wellbeing in times ahead.”
Demand for the four ABLE4Teachers workshops for schools continues to rise and we are developing more courses in response to requests from participants.
Two of our autumn virtual workshops are already open for bookings: