A Virtual Event for Teachers on Wednesday 2nd February at 7pm - 8pm
Who is this webinar for?
You are an NQT who wants to improve your understanding of special educational needs.
You are an NQT who wants to gain confidence and competence in working with SEN students.
Why have you created this webinar?
We created this CPD webinar because we want to support you in working with SEN students, instead of being unsure of what you need to do.
We hosted this event in May 2021 and over 80% of attendees ranked it as “excellent”.
We had feedback such as:
- “Kate was excellent. She gave many tips and tricks for the classroom”.
- “That the use of language around SEN is so important and I will be a lot more mindful of the language I am using in the future. There are lots of simple tips and tricks that can be implemented that will really help the children”!
- “I loved Kate’s honesty. She wasn’t claiming to know everything and was sharing some of her mishaps to help us learn from them . She was being very practical in her tips and tricks and showing that simple is often just as effective for children. There’s no need to buy the most expensive posters and resources make use of what’s available”.
- “Overall, it was really really informative and worked really well. I learned a lot and I am very thankful that Kate took the time to speak with us, as it is clear she has a lot of knowledge and has done a lot of research and every extra bit of knowledge helps”!
We are passionate about professional development for teachers and have worked with over 6,000 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?
“Spotlight on SEN” is 1 hour in duration including Q&A opportunities.
This webinar will be presented by teacher, Kate Kirwan.
Kate is experienced in working in a mainstream classroom and support setting. She is completing a Masters in Autism from DCU. Kate coaches a parahockey team for children with additional needs from the age of 4 upwards. She’s a lego based trained therapist and she also has a social and emotional support club outside of school called ‘Starbar Club’.
The webinar will be recorded and available for you to re-watch up to two weeks post-event.
A downloadable Certificate will be accessible after the event.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this webinar.
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!
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We have dipped in and out of the CPD course to learn what to do instead!
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When planning ask yourself: What can I do to make this lesson memorable?
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Susan Gavin, course author of EPV Summer Course “Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviour” has put a comprehensive course together to help us pre-empt issues and creating systems and ways of working that stop things escalating negatively.
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