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Calling all beginning and EPD1 teachers


Calling all BTs and EPD1 teachers in “Special” settings
Are you working in a special school or unit?
The Regional Induction for Special Educational Needs (RISEN) group promotes the GTCNI Charter for Education.

“We recognise the right of all engaged in the process of education to ongoing professional development appropriate to their needs”
RISEN offers courses addressing the GTCNI competences to support your early professional development. RISEN represents ELBs, Special School Principals, teachers, C2k, GTCNI and ETI and is chaired by Dr Brenda Montgomery, Adviser – Special Education, SEELB.

Beginning Teachers are offered 6 full day courses to address specific and diverse needs in special settings e.g. effectively managing the classroom, behaviour and speech & language. The programme also reflects on the self evaluative process. For more details of the courses offered in 2009/2010 download the BT’s 2009-10 Information leaflet.

EPD1 Teachers in special settings
are invited to sign up for a blended course (3 days face-to-face and 7 weeks online) promoting ICT to enhance learning and teaching i.e. sharing classroom strategies using the LNI courseroom and creating an interactive electronic resource.

Previous excellent examples can be found in LNI /library/Staff/Inclusion SEN.
“I feel much more confident about using both PowerPoint and LNI.”
“I found the interactive discussions very useful and it was helpful to discuss problems and solutions with other teachers.”
For more details of the next course starting in January 2010 download the EPD1 Information Leaflet.
All courses address the GTCNI Core Values of the Teaching Profession and focus on a variety of teacher competences to address professional values, practice, knowledge, understanding, skills and application.



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