Courses

FSC 1701 – Effective and Engaging Classroom Presentations

On completion of this course, participants use appropriate educational focused techniques involved in creating an effective and engaging presentation. From the onset, they will use the impress software to create, edit, open and manipulate existing presentations for use in cross-curricular teaching. Part of the course will involve developing lesson plans using effective and engaging presentations as the delivery method across a wide range of subjects and will combine Interactive Whiteboard use with Impress to encourage whole class participation.

FSC1702 – Interactive Whiteboards in Everyday Teaching

On completion of this course, participants will know how to use appropriate educational focused techniques to fully utilize the whiteboard to create an effective and engaging presentation. They will be able to add audio, video and animation to their lessons to encourage whole class participation across all subjects. Participants will also learn how to connect to other schools both locally, nationally and internationally using the whiteboard. As part of the course, they will search and source resources to be used in the everyday teaching of the curriculum for use on the interactive whiteboard.

FSC1703 – Social Media for Education – Application in the Classroom

On completion of this course, participants learn how to use appropriate educational focused techniques to fully utilize the social media to create an effective and engaging learning. They will add audio, images and links to their social media to encourage whole class participation across all subjects. Participants will also gain the skills required to connect to other schools both locally, nationally and internationally using social media and understand the possibilities of social media through reading best practice examples.

FSC1704 – Blogs and Blogging use in the Classroom

On completion of this course, participants learn the basic techniques involved in creating an educational blog, and know how to install the software required to create blogs. They will also learn to use the blogging software to create, edit, opening and update blogs. As part of the course, they will learn how to create a blog for use in the classroom and engage and encourage whole class participation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed lessons plans to integrate blogs into the classroom and everyday teaching and understand the possibilities of blogs through reading best practice examples.

FSC1705 – Web Design for Schools – Optimising Teaching and Learning

On completion of this course, participants will learn the techniques involved in creating, editing and manipulating a school and class website. They will also learn how a website can be used in the classroom to engage children in learning and encourage whole class participation. As part of the course, participants will search and source resources to be used in the creation of the school and class website for use in cross curricular teaching and develop lessons plans to integrate the website into the classroom and everyday teaching. There will also be an introduction to photography, images and photos into the delivery of the Revised Curriculum.

FSC1706 – Web Technology and Cloud Computing in Education

On completion of this course, participants will learn the skills to use appropriate educational focused tools to fully utilize the web and technology including cloud, and social media to create effective and engaging learning and teaching. Participants will integrate technology and web-based applications to encourage whole class participation and learn how to connect to schools both locally, nationally and internationally using social media. As part of the course, they will also develop lesson plans using technology as the delivery method and learn how to search and source resources to be used in the everyday teaching of the curriculum for use via technology and the web.

FSC1707 – Introducing Digital Media to your Classroom

On completion of this course participants will be better equipped with the necessary broad and basic skills and knowledge with regard to ICT development and applications in their classrooms and schools for the purpose of a more engaging and effective learning and teaching process. Participants will develop their ICT Plan, record pupil centred CDs or Podcasts, create school and classroom based DVDs, and engage with graphics and digital images throughout.

FSC1708 – Characteristic Management Skills for School Leaders

On completion of this course, participants will learn the skills to use appropriate educational focused tools to fully utilize the web and technology including cloud, and social media to create effective and engaging learning and teaching. Participants will integrate technology and web-based applications to encourage whole class participation and learn how to connect to schools both locally, nationally and internationally using social media. As part of the course, they will also develop lesson plans using technology as the delivery method and learn how to search and source resources to be used in the everyday teaching of the curriculum for use via technology and the web.

FSC1709 – Essential Leadership Competences for School

On completion of this course, participants will be able to analyse ad assess how leadership is practiced in their own school community, analyse how the school self-evaluation process has been (or will be) facilitated in their own school and assess the current strategic infrastructure of the school and identify areas where they can begin to use the concepts discussed. The course will also cover how Instructional Leadership influences school self-evaluation and school improvement and why delegation is an important management technique.

FSC1710 – Leadership Skills for School Improvement

On completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the multiple concepts of leadership (as opposed to management), be able to analyse and assess how leadership is practiced in their own school community and reflect on the skills required to exercise leadership and to assess their own leadership capabilities. The course will also cover topics such as the meaning of instructional leadership and the theories behind motivation, and then use these to identify how he/she can create a richer motivational environment for staff.

FSC1711 – Leadership and Managing Conflict and Stress

On completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the multiple concepts of leadership (as opposed to management), be able to analyse and assess how leadership is practiced in their own school community and reflect on the skills required to exercise leadership and to assess their own leadership capabilities. The course will also cover topics such as the meaning of instructional leadership and the theories behind motivation, and then use these to identify how he/she can create a richer motivational environment for staff.

FSC1712 – Stress Management and Mindfulness (SPHE)

The aim of this course is to provide a clear comprehensive set of positive strategies for teachers to promote the teaching of SPHE. This will enhance their self-awareness and understanding, helping children to name and manage their own feelings, and to recognise and appreciate their own skills and abilities. They will acquire a set of positive, empowering skills and techniques to deal with bullying, conflict, stressful situations and learn to set personal goals.