Important Information – Enrolment now open for 2022

To qualify for your EPV days* you can select from any of our practical and beneficial suite of courses. The more courses you select, the more EPV days you receive:

  • 1 online course – 3 EPV days entitlement
  • 2 online courses – 4 EPV days entitlement
  • 3 online courses – 5 EPV days entitlement

All our courses are run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills criteria. Courses begin on Monday, 4th July 2022 and must be completed by Friday, 19th August 2022 at 5.00pm.

Each course requires approximately 20 hours of study. The Discussion forums are facilitated by expert moderators. When you have successfully completed your course you will receive your CPD Certificate.

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  • Each Individual course costs €69
  • Two courses will cost €89
  • Three courses will cost €99

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FSC2228 An Introduction to Irish Sign Language and Deaf Awareness

FSC2228 An Introduction to Sign Language and Deaf Awareness

69.00

Gain an awareness of the culture surrounding individuals with hearing difficulties, being to use ISL and acquire vocabulary to communicate competently in the classroom.

FSC2228 An Introduction to Irish Sign Language and Deaf Awareness

This course engages a whole school approach to Irish Sign Language where the strengths of all pupils, Hearing and Deaf are enhanced and their needs addressed. The course explores innovative ways of including ISL in school life, in language, song, rhyme and active lessons. The meta linguistic development of all pupils is considered with the benefit of this visual language ISL for all pupils explored.

 

COURSE DETAILS 

  • Target Audience: Teachers looking to engage a whole school approach to Irish Sign Language where the strengths of all pupils, Hearing and Deaf are enhanced and their needs addressed
  • 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 4th – August 19th.  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]

 

 

COURSE LAYOUT

Module 1 – An Introduction to Irish Sign Language

  • Background information on Irish Sign Language and the importance of ISL.
  • ISL alphabet and symbol
  • Finger-spell names and ages, short words
  • Learn the rhyme the Butterfly Song
  • Teaching ISL alphabet rhymes
  • Beginning of personal information

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Module 2 – Deaf Issues, the Importance of Irish Sign Language and the Irish Sign Language Act 2017

  • Routine ISL vocabulary and signing videos on: Greetings, Personal details, Relationships and family Social outings
  • Emotions
  • Colours
  • Teaching of the rhyme ‘If you are happy—–‘ with sign
  • PowerPoint presentations on Deaf Awareness and deaf Peer Awareness
  • Personal Information Development

 

Module 3 – Deaf Awareness

  • Routine ISL vocabulary and videos on: Questions and requests. School. Occupations
  • Learning rules of a game of realt an ranga with sign language
  • Text on Deaf Friendly Schools
  • Text on Deaf Friendly Classrooms
  • Learning rhyme with sign ‘This is the way’
  • Personal Information Development

FSC2228 An Introduction to Irish Sign Language and Deaf Awareness

Module 4 – The Hearing & Deaf Worlds and Inclusion

  • Vocabulary and sign for hobbies and pastimes- football, music, books
  • Vocabulary on food and drink – breakfast, lunch,dinner items. Restaurants – Chinese, Italian
  • Link to Deaf Advocates on video Eg. Keith Nolan, Christine Sun Kim
  • Links to videos on school Inclusion Eg. Dan Habib
  • Personal Information Development

 

Module 5 – The School Self-Evaluation Process

  • The SSE process will be examined in detail
  • Relevant areas of the Looking at Our Schools document will be discussed and explored

 

FURTHER QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION?

  • Please review our Frequently Asked Questions section here or contact our Summer Course support team directly at [email protected]