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Availability for Autumn 2023 is now limited.

Please contact clarafiorentinicpd@gmail.com to enquire about availability for Spring 2024.

Schedule

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2023

 

Webinars:

  • Engaging Oral Language Instruction in the Primary Classroom - 21st & 27th Feb - hosted by West Cork Education Centre 

  • Prioritising Play: Strategies for Playful Literacy Development in the Junior Primary Classroom - March 6th, 7pm -hosted by Donegal, Carrick & Mayo Education Centres

  • The Novel in the Primary Classroom - May 4th, 7pm - hosted by West Cork Education Centre -

  • Picturebooks and the PLC - April 19th, 7pm -in collaboration with the Literacy Association of Ireland & hosted by Navan, Clare & Tralee Education Centres

  • Reading for Pleasure in the Primary Classroom - 24th April, 7pm - hosted by West Cork Education Centre

  • Prioritising Play: Strategies for Playful Literacy Development in the Junior Primary Classroom - 15th May, 7pm -hosted by West Cork Education Centre

Symposia:

  • The Science of Reading In Ireland: Scarborough's rope and The Primary Language Curriculum - 20th May: 9.30am - 1.30pm (Online)

  • The Science of Reading in Ireland: 'Caught or taught?' Exploring Evidence-based Spelling Instruction - 2nd September: 9.30am - 1.30pm 

School Support:

  • 'Phonological Awareness: What, how & why? - Nun's Cross, Co. Wicklow, September 6th, 2023

PD Input:

  • Every lesson is a language lesson: Reflecting on Meaningful OL instruction in the primary classroom - An input for the Department of Education Primary Inspectorate (Online) - 18th April. 

  • The Early Literacy Lens: Opportunities for Continuation of Early literacy Practices across the early Years - 15th May, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

  • Picturebooks for Reading Comprehension - An Input for the Department of Education Primary Inspectorate, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, July 5th

 

Conference Presentations:

  • CoSTaR Project: Communities of Student Teachers as Readers - TEAN Conference, Manchester, May 11th & 12th.

Summer Course for Primary Teachers:

Firm Foundations in Literacy Learning (Online) - Marino Institute of Education, July 1 - 30th 

Research Projects:

  • CoSTaR Project: Communities of Student Teachers as Readers in collaboration with Dr Geraldine Magennis, St Mary's University, Belfast (ongoing, year two)

  • Aistear & Your Local Library in collaboration with DLR Libraries & Creative Ireland

2022

  • Februrary 1 - "Transitions Project" - Webinar Series in collaboration with Donegal, Sligo, Mayo & Carrick-On-Shannon Education Centres 

  • March 1 - "Transitions Project" - Webinar Series in collaboration with Donegal, Sligo, Mayo & Carrick-On-Shannon Education Centres

  • March 3 - "Sounds Like Phonics" - with Dr Jen O'Sullivan & CJ Fallon

  • March 9 - "The Dialogic Classroom: Developing Oral language Through Dialogue in the Primary Classroom Infants to 2nd Class." - Webinar hosted by West Cork Education Centre

  • March 23 - "The Dialogic Classroom: Developing Oral language Through Dialogue in the Primary Classroom 3rd - 6th Class" - Webinar hosted by West Cork Education Centre

  • March, 31 - "To learn, to laugh, to love: Prioritising Picturebooks in the Primary Classroom" -  Literacy Symposium for Ukraine - Webinar hosted by The Literacy Channel with Dr Jen O'Sullivan, Dr Treasa Bowe & Dee O'Toole

  • April 5 - "Playful Literacy: The What, the Why and the How?" - with Dr Sinéad McCauley Lambe - Webinar hosted by West Cork Education Centre

  • April 7 - "Transitions Project" - F2F Session - Lifestart Centre, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal

  • May 10 - "Transitions Project" - Webinar Series in collaboration with Donegal, Sligo, Mayo & Carrick-On-Shannon Education Centres

  • May 21 - "What first and why? Priorities in Preschool Literacy Practice" - Presentation for the Post-Graduate Research Conference, Trinity College Dublin

  • July 4 - 8: "Play, Language & Literacy" - Face-to-face, EPV Approved Online Summer Course for Teachers, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

  • July 5 - "Preschool Literacy Practice - what first?" - Presentation for European Conference on Literacy, Literacy Association of Ireland, DCU, Dublin.

  • July 4 - 29: "Teaching & Learning in the Early Childhood Setting" - EPV Approved Online Summer Course for Teachers - Marino Institute of Education, Dublin

  • September 15th: "The Dialogic Classroom: Infants - 2nd" - Webinar in collaboration with West Cork, Kilkenny, Cork, Wexford & Waterford Education Centres

  • September 22nd: "The Dialogic Classroom: Infants - 2nd" - Webinar in collaboration with West Cork, Kilkenny, Cork, Wexford & Waterford Education Centres

  • October 5th: Picturebooks & The Primary Language Curriculum - Webinar in collaboration with the Literacy Association of Ireland hosted by Navan, Kerry & Clare Education Centres

  • October 10th: Oral Language Instruction in the Junior Primary Classroom - a webinar in collaboration with West Cork Education Centre

  • October 17th: Oral Language Instruction in the Senior Primary Classroom - a webinar in collaboration with West Cork Education Centre

  • November 14th: Developing practice to support the development of Children’s Oral Language: Staff Inservice: Our Lady of Victories Infant School, Ballymun, Dublin 9.

  • November 17th: "Prioritising Play: Strategies for playful literacy development in the junior Primary Classroom" - a webinar in collaboration with West Cork Education Centre

  • November 30th: Tús Maith: North West Transitions Project: Webinar 1 as part of pilot transitions project in collaboration with Donegal, Sligo, Mayo & Carrick-On-Shannon Education Centres

2021

  • December 9 -  "Phonics Instruction" - Webinar with Dr Jen O' Sullivan, hosted by The Literacy Channel

  • November 24 - "Reading for Pleasure in the Primary Classroom" - Webinar hosted by Irish National Teachers Organisiation -  INTO #Teacher2Teacher Series

  • November 13 - "Ducks, bears and caterpillars, oh my! Thwarting a reliance on tired texts." - Presentation: Literacy Association of Ireland, 45th Annual Conference

  • November 11 - "Make chatter matter: Developing Oral Language in the infant classroom" - a webinar with Dr Sinéad McCauley Lambe for the Literacy Association of Ireland; hosted by Navan, Clare, Tralee & Monaghan Education Centres

  • October 20 - "We need to talk about play: Infants - 2nd" - Webinar hosted by Donegal Education Centre

  • October 13 - "We need to talk about play: 3rd - 6th class" - Webinar hosted by Donegal Education Centre

  • April 29 - "High Frequency Word Instruction" - Repeat webinar with Dr Jen O' Sullivan, hosted by The Literacy Channel

  • April 15 - "High Frequency Word Instruction" - Webinar hosted by The Literacy Channel

  • March 11 & 18 - "Playful Literacy" - Twin webinar as part of Marino Institute of Education Webinar Series hosted by Navan, Clare, Tralee & Monaghan Education Centres

  • March 4 - "Refreshing the Read Aloud: 3rd - 6th class" - Webinar hosted by Donegal Education Centre

  • February 25 - "Refreshing the Read Aloud: Infants - 2nd class" - Webinar hosted by Donegal Education Centre

  • January 25 - "Online Literacy Learning" - webinar with Dr Sinéad McCauley Lambe & Jennifer O'Sullivan in collaboration with the Literacy Association of Ireland. Hosted by Navan, Clare, Tralee & Monaghan Education Centres

  • January 12 - "Remote Phonics Instruction" - webinar with Dr Jen O'Sullivan hosted by The Literacy Channel

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2020

  • November 10 - "The Educative Nature of Early Childhood Education" - Choosing our Future: Public Form, ADAPT Centre, DCU, Dublin

  • October 15 - "Phonological Awareness" - Repeat webinar with Dr Jen O'Sullivan, hosted by the Literacy Channel

  • October 14 - "Preparing for Literacy" -Repeat webinar with Dr Sinéad McCauley Lambe, hosted by Tralee Education Centre

  • October 2 - "Phonological Awareness" - Webinar with Dr Jen O'Sullivan, hosted by the Literacy Channel

  • September 21 - "Preparing for Literacy" -Repeat webinar with Dr Sinéad McCauley Lambe, hosted by Tralee Education Centre

  • June 11 - "Distance Learning and Picturebooks" - Webinar for The Literacy Association of Ireland, hosted by Tralee, Navan, Clare & Monaghan Education Centres

  • April 24 - "Literacy on the Loose:  Supports for Families at home" - Webinar with School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education and Limerick & Clare ETB. Presenters: Ann Devitt, Colm Ross, Jennifer Liston, Nóirín Hayes, Mary Flanagan, Jennifer O'Sullivan & Clara Maria Fiorentini. Hosted by Tralee Education Centre.

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