FSC2124 Teaching the Junior Classes: Junior Infants to Second Class
This course will provide you support, ideas and approaches for teaching the Junior Classes across all curricular areas. Aimed at those new to the junior end of the school and those who are searching for new ideas to refresh and invigorate their teaching.
Teaching the junior classes can be daunting as it is an incredibly influential time for young learners and forms an important foundation for life-long learning. However, this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to educate this age group in a confident manner. It will provide you with practical ideas, teaching methodologies, tips and strategies to support teaching these classes across a wide variety of subject areas. It will provide a practical guide for teachers who are new to teaching the junior classes but will also serve to refresh, enlighten and invigorate those with experience in these classes.
This course will provide teachers with up-to-date evidence-based teaching strategies for supporting young learners in primary schools. Participants will be provided with ideas, strategies and support in literacy, numeracy, Gaeilge and SESE. Topics such as STEM, Aistear, CLIL (teaching another subject through Irish), station teaching, Ready Set Go Maths, writing genres, homework, classroom management and organisational tips along with many others will be explored and discussed.
There will also be a focus on the use of ICT, teacher wellbeing and guiding teachers through the 6 step process of SSE. On completion of this course teachers should be fully prepared to teach a junior class.
- Target Audience: Teachers looking to support teaching, including those who are new to teaching the junior classes but will also serve to refresh, enlighten and invigorate those with experience in these classes
- Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
- Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
- Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 1st – August 20th. Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
- Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
- EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
- Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
- Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
- Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]
Module 1: Literacy
- Strategies to support literacy development in the Junior Classes
- Reading development e.g. station teaching, guided reading, novels, big books
- Development of oral language skills
Module 2: Literacy and Gaeilge
- Writing in the Junior Classes including writing genres, free writing and the writing workshop.
- Development of handwriting
- Use of ICT to support teaching and learning across the curriculum
- Gaeilge with specific reference to teanga o bhéal, léitheoireacht and scríobhneoireacht
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)-teaching through Irish
- Overview and introduction to School Self Evaluation (SSE)
Module 3: Numeracy
- Teaching methodologies for numeracy in the Junior Classes
- Maths and play-based learning
- Overview of maths programmes such as Mata sa rang, Ready Set Go maths and Maths for Fun
- Tables practice
- Mental Maths
- Step two and three of the SSE process: gathering and analysing evidence.
Module 4 – SESE
- Overview to SESE in the Junior Classes
- Exploration of Aistear – learning through play, including assessment and planning
- Introduction to STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Maths
- The use of ICT for SESE e.g. Coding, Kahoot, Seesaw and many more
- Steps 4 to 6 of the SSE process: writing and sharing the school improvement plan, implementing the actions and evaluating and monitoring the impact of these actions
Module 5 – Classroom Management
- Classroom management and organisation in the Junior Classes including classroom rules, routines, early finishers, attention grabbers and much more
- Reward systems in the Junior Classes
- Communicating with parents
- The first week in school
- Homework in the Junior Classes
- Teacher wellbeing
- Cosán – the national framework for teachers ongoing learning
FURTHER QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION?
- Please review our Frequently Asked Questions section here or contact our Summer Course support team directly at [email protected]