e-CPD Programmes

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Strength-based Writing
The Strength-based Approach is a meaningful and real style of writing about children in a way that starts with what they can do. It starts with where the child is now, not with what is absent, and highlights where the child can go with additional support. The ‘Strength Based Writing’ programme will support Educators to focus on professional writing techniques when compiling Learning Stories, Transition Reports or Snapshot Reviews.  Practical examples of strength-based writing in different formats are included. The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion. *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

02 Hours

€20.00
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'Seeing Voices' Engaging Children's Participation Rights & Voice in Early Ed.
Participation is a deliberate process put into place to give children the opportunity to express their views, influence decision making and achieve change. Participation is underpinned by a child rights approach. The ‘Seeing Voices’ programme will give educators a sound framework from which to understand participation in the context of early childhood education and care.  A range of practical strategies and activities for engaging children and including them in decision making processes in the early childhood setting are included.  The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion.  

02 Hours

€25.00
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Creating Learning Stories
Learning stories are a meaningful method of assessment for learning in early childhood that capture the uniqueness of the individual child. The ‘Creating Learning Stories’ programme will provide Educators with practical guidance on this wonderful pedagogical technique for early childhood education. The programme is presented in 5 short components - each one building on the learning from the one before and packed with practical examples. Participants will discover how to structure, compile, and use learning stories as a meaningful assessment tool, to engage parents and to showcase children’s individual strengths, interests and needs.  The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion. *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

03 Hours

€25.00
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'Settling in Softly'
Social and emotional learning is essential to every child’s education to help children achieve their academic potential, build strong relationships and lead healthy and successful lives. 'Settling in Softy' will support Educators to focus on the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through a curriculum of care - for example, when joining the pre-school setting for the first time. This practical e-CPD programme is a must for all educators to ensure children’s emotional well-being is front and centre during the early months away from home and family.  The interdependent nature of educator well-being and the ability to support children is also explored.  The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion. *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

2.5 Hours

€20.00
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A Look into MOSAIC (2022)
‘MOSAIC Educator’ is an innovative, secure, child documentation system on a cloud-based app designed especially for early childhood services. The MOSAIC platform contains a range of pedagogical tools to support the work of the professional educator. Designed as an electronic storybook, MOSAIC brings together multiple components of quality to capture the magic of early learning. Through the interconnecting ‘MOSAIC Family’ App, the early childhood service and nominated family members can access regular updates in the form of photographs, videos, learning stories and reports. For children under 3, daily care records are also communicated directly to a parent’s phone or tablet in real time. ‘A Look into MOSAIC’ will provide an overview of the key features of the MOSAIC Educator app. **Please note... this is not a training course, it is for information purposes only.     

01 Hours

Free
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Understanding Emergent Curriculum
Emergent curriculum is a method of providing an early childhood curriculum that responds to children’s interests and needs as they develop naturally in real time.  The ‘Understanding Emergent Curriculum’ programme will enable the educator to understand what emergent curriculum is and how to implement this pedagogical strategy when working with babies, toddlers and pre-school children.  This includes the background to emergent curriculum and planning inquiry based activities for the under 3’s and for pre-school children. The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion. *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

2.5 Hours

€25.00