Since the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty, the unknown and school closures have posed particular challenges for students with special educational needs (SEN) and their families. While teachers have responded creatively to closures by adapting their practice and endeavouring to provide opportunities for remote learning, some students with SEN found it very challenging to engage meaningfully with this. Families have experienced stress in trying to meet their child’s learning needs within the home. Many students with SEN have found it difficult to understand the loss of routines and opportunities to interact with school staff and peers.
The webinar will explore the Well-Being Policy Statement and Framework for Practice 2018-2023 (revised October 2019) in accordance with the continuum of support approach. It will focus on how schools can support well-being among students with particular reference to students with SEN. The role of the teacher in the promotion of wellbeing for all students will also be explored, as well as Wellbeing for staff.
This webinar is suitable for both Primary and Post-Primary Teachers.
Course Outline and Content
This two-part webinar will cover the following:
Primary & Post Primary Part 1 - 23rd May
Strategies to help promote a Sense of Safety
Strategies to help promote a Sense of Calm
Strategies to help promote a Sense of Connectedness
Re-establish predictable routines
Teach new routines
Minimise change and uncertainty
Strategies to help promote a Sense of Self and Community Efficacy
Independence skills and skills for learning
Communication and self-advocacy
Strategies to help promote a Sense of Hope
Use positive language
Focus on strengths
Emphasise fun activities
Primary & Post Primary Part 2 - 30th May
Tolerating Uncertainty during Covid-19
Sources of Uncertainty
Responses to Uncertainty
Promoting Coping in Uncertain Times
Tackling Your Feelings:
Self - Care
Self - Awareness
This course will be facilitated by Edmond Scannell
Edmond Scannell is a teacher at a special school in Limerick and has been teaching for 24 years. He has presented to a number of ETBs, schools and colleges on Literacy and Mathematics.
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Zoom link and details will be emailed to all registrant in advance of the course.
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|Course Date||23-05-2023 6:00 pm|
|Course End Date||30-05-2023 7:00 pm|
|Cut off date||23-05-2023 2:00 pm|
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