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🤝 5 year People Plan
To support our workforce of over 44,000 and ensure we can deliver for all our children and young people, we are developing a new 5 year People Plan. To help us shape our plans, we want to hear from school based staff, to know what we are getting right and crucially where we can improve your experience at work.
We would like to invite you to tell us about your experience at EA, to join the conversation about our current culture, our practices, what is working and what needs to happen to meet our ambitions for the next five years.
This is your opportunity to have your voice heard; It’s Your EA…Your Say.
👉 Please click here to access the survey
💡 Teaching STEM Through ICT
This course is a repeat of the IT course last year. NOTE THIS IS A ONE DAY FACE TO FACE COURSE NOT 2 DAYS AS IT SAYS ON THE SYSTEM, IGNORE FINAL DATE.
The course will give you the opportunity to experience STEM in Minecraft (CCEA) activities and provide a guide of how to best use the resources in your classroom. There will be an opportunity to develop coding skills across the Key Stages and help primary school pupils explore coding concepts and begin to think like coders through the use of Code-a-Pillar and Code.org We will also examine a variety of learning materials which are available for the iPad that support pupils in STEM subjects. Overall the course touches on many areas of the ICT curriculum, bringing subject knowledge and programming skills to engaging and enjoyable classroom activities.
Venue: Antrim Board Centre
Please note this one day course is being run twice. Choose only one of the following options:
👉 19th January
👉 19th April
THIS IS A TWO DAY FACE TO FACE COURSE, NOT 3 DAYS AS IT SAYS ON THE SYSTEM (IGNORE FINAL DATE). The course is intended to assist teachers in using creative means to record their pupils’ activities and learning, in ways which are effective, interesting and non worksheet based. Links will be made in many cases to other curriculum areas.
Teachers will be introduced to different, time efficient ways of assessing and recording pupils’ learning; Teachers will have hands on experience of strategies and activities which enthuse pupils and make recording a positive activity and not just an add on at the end of a lesson; Teachers will discover effective ways to ensure differentiation in either composite classes or in single year groups.
Venue: Antrim Board Centre
Dates: 12th January 2024/ 23rd February 2024
(please ignore 3rd day on the system)
💡 Funded STEM CPD Opportunities
Teachers must register for a username and password on the Stem Learning website first. Then follow the links for the specific course they are interested in and apply online for the dates and venue of their choice.
ENTHUSE subsidies are provided by Project ENTHUSE - a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers, technicians and support staff across the UK.
🪐 Space - Our Place in the Universe
22nd November 2023
ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast
Activity fee £30
Subsidy upon completion of CPD £150
Get access to the UK Space Conference in Belfast and join us for a day of CPD through the lens of space. The European Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) and Deliberate Learning are partnering to bring you a full day of CPD, using teaching resources developed specifically for the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
Who is it for?
Teachers & WAU co-ordinators.
📚 Primary teachers! Start the new school year with the #BBCmicrobit 📚
Boost teaching confidence with our free micro:bit training and resources for primary school:
You can still register for your free class kit of micro:bits until 18 December at:
Autumn TPL Workshops @ AmmA Creative Learning
Applications are now open for Autumn TPL workshops in AmmA. Enhance your professional skills and secure your place today:
Building Emotional Resilience through Inquiry
See link below to dissemination wesbsite for the 'Building Emotional Resilience through Inquiry' Project . In the midst of the huge challenges brought about by the pandemic, many teachers engaged in this programme and in 2021-22, thirteen schools developed their work further, focussing on building emotional resilience using inquiry based learning approaches.
👉 Click here to access dissemination website
Irish Medium Hub
EA are delighted to officially launch a new Irish Medium (IM) Hub. This platform has been developed by the Shared Education and Sectoral Team and includes valuable contributions from pupils, practitioners and leaders within the sector. It has been designed to raise awareness of IM Education, showcase Case Studies and voices from across IM Schools, support practitioners through TPL and serve as a repository for a range of resources and materials. We look forward to the continual evolution of this online forum to support the entire IM community, which is accessible via the following link:
👉 EA Irish-Medium Hub
Children and Young Peoples’ Services Training Programme 2023/24
Children and Young People’s Services in the Education Authority NI are delighted to offer a range of specialist training for teachers, classroom assistants, SENCos and parents.
If you need support in accessing the registration for online training please contact email@example.com
👉 Click here for further information and to register.
TPL Thursdays! | Every Thursday | Online
TPL Thursdays! is a series of short webinars designed to support the busy teacher. Short sessions are focused on ideas and practice that can be implemented immediately. More info...