secondlevel 

Courses for Second Level

 

Due to Covid 19, courses in Autumn 2020 are being offered as webinar presentations lasting one hour.  There will be time for discussion after the presentation.   The webinars are as follows:

  1. Study Skills and Exam Preparation for Senior Cycle Students with dyslexia.
  2. Dyslexia for Mainstream Teachers. 
  3. Planning and Resources for the SEN class. 
  4. Maths and Dyslexia.
  5. Study Skills which support the Student with Dyslexia for Teachers. 

 

1. Study skills and exam preparation for senior cycle students with dyslexia

Students with dyslexia may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning, note-taking, writing and spelling.  There are specific strategies that help the student to achieve and which target their specific difficulties.  The workshop is particularly aimed at the senior cycle student with dyslexia who does not qualify for additional teaching support.  it would also be relevant to students with other specific learning difficulties such as dyspraxia.  There are two webinars. 

Saturday 26th September 10.00 - 11.00

Topics to be covered include organisation, goalsetting, note-taking, memory and learning strategies. 

Saturday 3rd October 10.00 - 11.00

Topics to be covered include reading, comprehension, understanding questions, writing, spelling and vocabulary.  

Details will be sent to schools in September or use the contact form on this website to request further details

 

2. Dyslexia for Mainstream Teachers 

This webinar is for mainstream teachers who have students with dyslexia in their classes. The key emphasis is on practical classroom strategies as well as useful resources, many of which are downloadable. 

Although the course deals in particular with dyslexia, many of the strategies and resources will also help when working with students with other specific learning difficulties such as Dyspraxia.

Saturday 3rd October 12.00 - 13.00

Topics to be covered include

  • Dyslexia and how it affects the student at second level.
  • Screening and identification.
  • Understanding the assessment report.
  • Classroom teaching and learning strategies.

What teachers have said about our courses in the past.

  • 'An engaging and comprehensive course, one of the most relevant I have ever done'
  • 'A very interesting day that will change my approach in the classroom from Monday'
  • 'Practical approach, student focussed at all times, no filler'.
  • Details will be sent to schools in September or use the contact form on this website for more details.

 

3. Planning and Resources for the SEN class

This webinar is for teachers who have been allocated some SEN classes and have not received formal training on SEN teaching.  Teachers interested in this webinar might find it useful to participate in the webinar on 4th October on Dyslexia for Mainstream teachers. 

Saturday 10th October 12.00 - 13.00 

Topics to be covered include strategies, class planning and resources for the SEN class and study skills for the student with dyslexia. 

Details will be sent to schools in September or use the contact form on this website for more details. 

  

4.  Maths and Dyslexia

The course has been split into two webinars

October 10th 10.00 - 11.00 and October 17th 10.00 - 11.00

Although dyslexia is primarily about literacy difficulties, many students with dyslexia may experience specific difficulties in Maths.  These webinars cover the following:

  • What students with dyslexia find difficult about Maths.
  • Different cognitive strategies in Maths learning.
  • The impact of anxiety on learning in Maths.
  • Approaches that have been found to be effective in Maths learning.
  • Resources for Maths learning. 

 

5.  Study Skills which support the Student with Dyslexia for Teachers

Students with dyslexia may experience difficulties with organisation, reading, memory and learning note-taking, writing and spelling.  This course is for teachers and concentrates on practical study skills and strategies that will help the student achieve. The webinar is split into 2 sessions as follows: 

Saturday 17th October 12.00 - 13.00

Topics to be covered include organisation, goalsetting, note-taking, memory and learning strategies. 

Saturday 7th November 12.00 - 13.00

Topics to be covered include reading, comprehension, understanding questions, writing, spelling and vocabulary.

Details will be sent to schools in September, or use the contact form on this website to request details.