Creative Teachers Creative classrooms: Unlocking the Potential of Innovative Methodologies to Enhance Teaching & Learning

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Creative Teachers Creative classrooms: Unlocking the Potential of Innovative Methodologies to Enhance Teaching & Learning 


By participating in this course teachers will have gained a range of skills, tactics and strategies that will enhance the teaching and learning in their own classrooms across all subject areas.   Participants will be explicitly skilled in a large number of instructional methods that will increase student learning and will facilitate the participants themselves in differentiating their instruction to meet their diverse students’ diverse needs.

They will also become familiar with a wide range of instructional organisers that will enhance their classroom management and organisation skills, resulting in greater participation by all students in all class activities, greater motivation on behalf of students and greater student accountability for their own learning. These strategies are carefully linked to many of the standards of highly effective practice as outlined in LAOS in both Domains (Teaching and Learning & leadership and Management) and are identified through research as having measurable impacts on student learning.

Leadership in the school will also be enhanced as the participants will be able to bring their learning back to school where they can share their learning with whole school staff and lead change in instructional practice through modelling and example.

This course will be facilitated by Liz Horgan and Fiona Reihill.



Instructional Leadership is leading and embedding Instructional Intelligence in the classroom in Post Primary Schools over the past ten years . It is based on the studies and teachings of Barrie Bennett (author of “Beyond Monet”)

The program focusses on  teacher thinking, learning and action and the effects an instructional repertoire has on the student’s learning .

During the current academic year, 5 Education Centres (including Cork Education Centre) have trained facilitators towards extending I.L. to the Primary School

The I.L. program highlights awareness of how teacher action can impact on critical factors or “concepts” that affect student learning, such as motivation, novelty, authenticity, safety and accountability.

Through the use of Tactics , Skills and Strategies , teachers guide students in effective individual and group work, ensuring the classroom is a “safe space” whether there is struggle or success, and developing individual accountability, where the students take responsibility for their actions and learning . This leads to improved academic performance and achievement. 




Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.





Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 01 July 2019 - Friday 05 July 2019
Time 9.30am to 2pm
Presenters Fiona Reihill , Liz Horgan
Code 19-1905-SUM
Fee €50.00
Venue Cork Education Support Centre, Cork
Places 7 places remaining
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