FSC2243 NQTs and Beyond: Practical Advice for Early Career Teachers
This course aims to guide Newly Qualified teachers through the first year of their career. It will assist with Improving teaching and learning in the classroom. It will assist teachers in understanding the purpose of the Droichead process and how NQTs can effectively engage with this process. It will also introduce the concept of School Self evaluation and will guide teachers through ICT used in teaching while also preparing teachers for interview.
- Target Audience: Teachers new to the career looking to understand more about what to expect in their NQT year.
- 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]
- Engage with and apply information from contemporary research by DE bodies such as NEPs and NCSE in order to improve teaching and learning
- Reflect on their own philosophy of teaching and their strengths as an educator with a view towards completing the standard application form
- Differentiate between various teaching contracts when applying for jobs in Ireland
- Understand the role of the main panel and supplementary panel, as well as eligibility for both
- Prepare for a teaching interview in Ireland through engaging with relevant DE policies and documents
- Understand the importance of effective planning and its positive impact on the teaching and learning in the classroom
- Engage effectively with short and long term planning in a mainstream classroom setting
- Create a timetable in a mainstream classroom taking into consideration specific DE allocation times and Circular Letter 0056/2011
- Understand the role of the INTO, the support that this union offers teachers and the benefits of becoming a member of this union
- Refer to a collection of useful resources and websites based on contemporary research by government agencies in order to support teaching and learning in the classroom
- Understand the role of the substitute teacher in ensuring continuity of learning in the classroom
- Understand what the Droichead process is and how NQTs can effectively engage with this process
- Understand the role that Droichead plays in the initial stages of their career and the role Cosán plays in continuing professional development as their career progresses
- Examine specific aspects of the Droichead process such as observations, working with the PST and portfolio based learning.
- Approach the first day, week and month of school with confidence with a specific focus on preparing the learning environment, teaching preparation and practices, assessment tools and classroom procedures.
- Ensure the smooth transition to a new classroom for both the children and teacher
- Explore classroom management and behaviour management techniques with specific reference to DE documents and policies in this area
- Examine the role of restorative practice in effective behaviour management
- Compare in-class support through team teaching and withdrawal when supporting the needs of the pupils in the classroom
- Evaluate the efficacy of team-teaching models and strategies
- Appreciate the role of the parent in their child’s learning and how to effectively develop a working relationship with parents in order to further pupil learning
- Differentiate between assessment of learning and assessment for learning
- Define assessment and understand its role in effective teaching and learning
- Identify key elements of effective assessment with specific reference to the Assessment Guidelines (NCCA, 2007) and support documents from the PDST
- Understand the role of standardised tests
- Define differentiation and explore differentiation strategies and their benefits for developing an inclusive classroom
- Identify key elements of effective differentiation
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