Wednesday 11th August 2021 10am - 2pm.
Who is NQT Picnic for?
You are a soon-to-be teacher (PME or NQT) or a newbie teacher who wants to get prepared for the new academic year.
You would like a better understanding of how to prepare for your first day, week and month as a teacher!
You are a soon-to-be teacher who wants to gain confidence and competence in topics such as classroom management and lesson planning.
You want to develop a clear understanding of how to effectively prepare for all the students in front of you, including those with SEN.
You are a soon-to-be teacher who wants to gain an insight into principal expectations of them in the job and in interview.
You want to be inspired, motivated and informed about your new role in the teaching profession, which is about to start!
By the end of this CPD event, you will:
- Have clear, practical guidance on how to prepare for your first day, week and month in your teaching role, instead of feeling like you are clueless on what you are supposed to do.
- Know how to build the effective classroom management into your teaching practices easily and quickly, instead of worrying about what to do.
- Have clear steps on how to plan engaging lesson seamlessly, instead of feeling like you are overwhelmed and unable to do it all.
- Know and understand your role in supporting students with SEN, instead of feeling unsure of what to do.
- Feel empowered to use the tools and resources shared in the virtual conference to prepare for your NQT Year, instead of feeling unsure.
- Be able to understand a principal’s perspective and expectations of NQT’s, instead of being worried that you don’t understand what they want.
- Have confidence in your ability to be the best teacher you can be, instead of feeling like an imposter in the classroom!
Why have you created this event for NQT’s?
We launched our pilot event for NQT’s called NQT Fest in January 2021. It was such an uplifting, inspiring and motivating day to be part of and the feedback was phenomenal!
Since then, we’ve had a number of requests from teachers starting this year to see if we would do something to prepare them for the new academic year… and we thought, why not?!
So, forget Electric Picnic, we’re having our own mini-festival focused on teaching, learning and getting started as a teacher!
It is daunting when you start out as a teacher – they show you your classroom and send you your students – and then leave you alone!!
It can be nerve-wracking… We’ve been there!
NQT Picnic will settle those nerves and provide you with the tools to make the very best start you can!
We are passionate about professional development for teachers and have worked with over 7,000 teachers since 2017. As a teacher, you are the most important person in the classroom – you make the greatest impact on the students in front of you.
What is included?
NQT Picnic is a specially designed online event for NQT’s.
This event aspires to inspire, motivate and share valuable insights to our newest teachers.
We explore topics such as Essentials for an NQT Classroom; Planning & Preparing for the first day, week and month; Classroom Management; Supporting Students with Additional Education Needs; Effective Lesson Planning in 4 Easy Steps; Teacher Wellbeing and Jobs.
We hear from experts in education and teachers who have walked the road before you and are willing to share their experience.
We take the time to reflect on how far we have come and we set goals for the year ahead.
Join us for a morning of positivity and support in a virtual space full of like-minded teachers who are cheering each other on!
"Setting Up for Success in September" with Ciara Lynch
Ciara is a 3rd Class Teacher in an Educate Together school. She is passionate about creating a positive, inclusive and welcoming classroom for all students throughout the school year”. Ciara manages the successful Instagram blog called @ciarasclassroom.
"Classroom Management & Relationship Building" with Niamh Byrne
Niamh is an incoming primary school principal. She is a former member of the Professional Support Team (PST) and has supported over 20 NQT’s through the Droichead Process. She is a part-time tutor at Marino Institute of Education. She manages a highly successful educational blog www.irishprimaryteacher.ie supporting thousands of teachers every week on a range of topics. She is the author of ‘The NQT Year’.
"Lesson Planning Made Easy - A 4 Step Framework" with Ciara McGuane
Ciara is an experienced teacher, school leader and teacher trainer. Ciara has written and co-ordinated a number of CPD courses with Rahoo, including DES-Approved CPD course “ Effective Lesson Planning”.
"SEN: What I Wish I Knew in My NQT Year" with Angela O Connor
Angela qualified in 1998, going straight into working in a special school. Angela has over twenty years experience in special education In Ireland and completed a Masters in Education on integration. Angela is currently teaching in an ASD class, attached to a mainstream DEIS1 school In Dublin and is now studying for a second Masters in Education in Autism, in DCU.
"The Principal Panel" with Niamh Cullen, Pádraig Conaty & Robbie O Connell
Led by Niamh Cullen, the panel will be discussing the NQT year, expectations, jobs and wellbeing. We are joined by a panel of enthusiastic and passionate principals, eager to share their insight with new teachers.
Niamh Cullen, Principal of Grace Park Educate Together National School
Niamh trained as a mentor with the National Induction Programme for Teachers in 2007 and has mentored teachers in all school settings and classes. Niamh is an Associate with NIPT and facilitates induction workshops, Cluster Meetings and PST Training. Niamh was seconded to the Teaching Council. Here, she was directly involved in the development of the current Droichead Policy.
Pádraig Conaty, Principal of Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School
Pádraig is the first principal of Harold’s Cross Educate Together Secondary School. His vision is of a school which provides outstanding teaching in a learner-centred and equality-based environment; a school where students can engage with a broad curriculum as well as a wide range of sporting and cultural extra- curricular activities in an atmosphere where kindness, effort and creativity are recognised and celebrated.
Robbie O Connell, Principal of Blennerville National School
Robbie is passionate about his role as principal, in particular it’s variety and the daily interactions of all within the school community. I have an Instagram platform where I share my philosophy, it’s called @positiveprimaryprincipal.
NQT Picnic Features:
- Online Conference from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 11th August – accessible from your home – all you need is a cuppa, notebook, pen and a smile!
- Certified for Croke Park hours & CPD Record
- Expert Speakers on Special Education, Classroom Management, Lesson Planning & Wellbeing
- Teacher Panel share experience & advice on the NQT Classroom Essentials & Preparation
- Q & A / Discussion Opportunities
- Access to event talks and workshops for 2 weeks post-event.
- Downloadable Conference E-Booklet.
- Access to Private Teacher Online Sharing Area.
- Giveaway Competitions on the day!
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MadeSimple Financial Advice provide Financial Well-Being advice for Newly Qualified Teachers.
The main purpose of MadeSimple is to de jargon pension and employment benefits for employees in Ireland. Since March 2020, we started the MadeSimple free online seminars with teachers, HSE, university staff, city & county council employees and other public sector bodies.
Learn about their upcoming seminar for NQTs:
“Financial Introduction for NQTs – Prepare to Enter the Workforce, Understand your Pension and Protection Benefits” on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August at 12pm.
Details can be found HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to check out NQT Picnic. Feel free to get in touch with us at email@example.com if you have any questions you would like to ask. We love hearing from you and will do all that we can to support you!
** Please note that this event is subject to changes. **
Thank you for taking the time to check out this event for NQT’s.
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