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Transforming Practice Days 2019

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED


Application opens
Fri 04 Jan, 2019 @ 15:15

While you wait why not check out the course information below.


As part of our on-going support, we will be holding the following Transforming Practice days in Term 2:

 

Happy Healthy Kids

PE Specialist, Moya Gibson, will provide guidance on how to develop physical skills with pre-school children.

Participants will be able to identify key messages and consider how best to disseminate these with parents.

Dates and Locations

  • Friday, 1st February 2019 @ Dungannon Teachers' Centre, 10am - 3pm

 

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Developing Motor Skills in the Early Years

Following on from the previous Happy Healthy Kids session, RISE NI will facilitate a session on “developing motor skills in the early years”.

The aims of this session are:

  • to provide an overview of the importance of, and typical development of motor skills in children.
  • to explore factors which impact on the development of motor skills.
  • to provide strategies for use within the early years classroom to promote motor skills development.
  • to discuss how teachers can deliver the key messages to parents about promoting motor skills development.

This 1 day session will enable pre-school practitioners to become upskilled in sharing with parents and carers the importance of motor skills development – RISE NI will cover the theoretical concepts around motor skills development in children and how practitioners can support this in the early years’ settings.  They will then model how to present these messages using the Getting Ready to Learn’s “Happy Healthy Kids” presentation which teachers can cascade in their own pre-school settings.

Dates and Locations

  1. Wednesday, 16th January 2019 @ Northwest Teachers’ Centre, 10am – 3pm
  2. Thursday, 31st January 2019 @ Antrim Board Centre, 10am - 3pm
  3. Monday, 25th February 2019 @ Clounagh Centre, Portadown, 10am - 3pm

 

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Building Blocks

RISE NI will facilitate a session on, “Building Blocks for Development”.

The aims of this session are:

  • to provide an overview of child development
  • to explore child development across language and communication, motor skills, self-care and independence and social and emotional well-being
  • to discuss how early brain development influences skills development
  • to provide strategies to nursery educators which they can share with parents to promote development across all areas
  • to discuss how teachers can deliver the key messages to parents about promoting child development

This 1 day training will allow practitioners to become upskilled in sharing with parents and carers the importance of healthy child development – RISE NI will cover the theoretical concepts typical child development and how practitioners can support this in the early years’ classroom.  They will then model how to present these messages so teachers can cascade the information and strategies in their own nursery settings.

Dates and Locations

  1. Friday, 8th February 2019 @ Omagh Technology Centre, 10am - 3pm
  2. Thursday, 28th February 2019 @ Antrim Board Centre, 10am - 3pm
  3. Monday, 11th March 2019 @ Clounagh Centre, Portadown, 10am - 3pm

 

NB: Settings who have already worked directly with RISE NI will have received similar training in the past.

 

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Sensory Integration and Fundamental Movement                                                          

We are delighted that Nuala Symington, from Ravenscroft Nursery School in Belfast, has kindly agreed to repeat her very informative session on sensory integration and fundamental movement, which she delivered last year.   

This one-day session will include:

  • looking at how to support children with sensory issues
  • an introduction to Fundamental Movement Skills          

Nuala will share what she has done within her setting to raise parents’ awareness of sensory issues and how best to help at home.

Dates and Locations  

  • Monday, 11th February 2019 @ Dundonald EA, 10am – 3pm

 

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Play Awareness

In Partnership with Play Matters, Playboard NI will facilitate a session to explore ways to help parents:

  • have a better understand the importance of play for pre-school children’s holistic health and well-being
  • explore how play facilitates attachment and builds relationships between children and parents
  • have a greater understanding of a range of play types, their importance in terms of supporting growth and development; and how these can be supported at home
  • explore the role of adults in the play process and how parents/carers can best facilitate play in a way that meets their child’s needs.

Dates and Locations

  1. Tuesday, 5th March 2019 @ Fortwilliam Centre, 10am – 3pm
  2. Wednesday, 6th March 2019 @ Dungannon Teachers’ Centre, 10am – 3pm

 

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Important Information

  1. Please only apply for one place. If additional places become available we will release them at a later date.

  2. Places are limited.  All participants must be able to attend the full day.

  3. All sessions will start at 10am to allow for travel time and end at 3pm.

  4. Once your attendance is confirmed on the day, we will allocate £170 funding for release time into your school budget/pre-school account the following month.

(Statutory sector – as the funding is allocated directly into your LMS budget there is no specific sub cover code, please use normal coding for professional development within the school to utilise this)