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INTO Summer Programme 2019

INTO Learning is offering 8 online summer courses and one face-to-face summer school. Registration and payment for all courses is now open on

All online courses will run from Monday 1st July to Monday 22nd July and cost €35. Beidh an scoil samhraidh Cumarsáid, Comhluadar agus Craic ar siúl Luan 1ú go Aoine 5ú Mí Iúil i mbliana.

Participants can register online or by using an application form.


Summer Programme Course Details

Moving from Mainstream to LS/RT

This online course will enable participants gain an understanding of the role of the special education teacher (formerly LS/RT) particularly for those teachers moving to this role for the first time. The current SEN model will be explored in a comprehensive manner including policy and practice details.  The course will also explore a variety of learning difficulties which may be encountered as well as an exploration of the diagnostic and screening tests available to identify support needed for such difficulties. It will explore good practice in supplementary teaching to support oral language development, phonological awareness, reading and general mathematical difficulties.



This course explores the use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning in the areas of Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In particular it will provide a hands-on experience of online resources for science, history, geography, maths and basic programming. I will feature survey creation tools for science projects, timeline creation tools and multi-media story telling applications for history, various online mapping resources for geography, a variety of online numeracy resources, tools and applications as well as approaches to introduce pupils to computer programming including the use of scratch. 


Maths Problem-Solving: A process, not a product!

This online course focuses on a process led approach to maths problem-solving across all class levels. It includes an exploration of mathematical language and maths thinking. It presents a series of problem-solving strategies, a tool kit and a framework to support maths problem-solving. It also explores assessment in maths problem-solving, mathematics in the environment and mathematics across the curriculum.


Learning Through Play                      

This online course will explore the concept of learning through play including: current trends and research in the pedagogy of play, the role of the teacher and the benefits and challenges of play in the classroom. The course will explore the Aistear assessment guidelines and the following areas: pretend, socio-dramatic and small world play; planning for play and language development.


Global Citizenship Schools: justice, sustainability, equality and human rights 

This course explores the concepts of justice, sustainability and equality at a local, national and global level through the lens of human rights. It seeks to enhance teachers’ confidence and competence when engaging with these issues by providing a range of teaching approaches, case studies and resources.  It also seeks to promote a more critical and action-based approach when teaching global citizenship issues through the INTO Global Citizenship Schools support service, and is suitable for all primary school teachers.


Leadership and Wellbeing NEW

This course explores the concept of school leadership and in particular the role of school leadership in leading wellbeing in our schools. Participants not only gain an understanding of leadership styles but also an understanding of current wellbeing policies and strategies, of workplace stress and of skills and communication approaches to support, enhance and lead wellbeing across the school community. The course comprises of the following 5 modules:

  • Wellbeing and the School Community
  • Leadership Styles
  • Distributing Leadership and Wellbeing
  • Understanding Workplace Stress
  • Leadership Skills and Engagment


Literacy through the Arts NEW

This exciting new course explores how a school’s discrete literacy programme can be supported and extended using the arts: drama, visual and musical arts. The approach integrates best practice in literacy pedagogy into arts lessons. In particular it will examine

  • discrete literacy teaching to support the new primary language curriculum
  • bringing a story to the stage from a creative writing and oral language development perspective including video footage of the process. 


Our Environment, Our Lives! NEW

This timely new online course is designed to equip teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively teach pupils about pertinent environmental issues. The course will explore the concepts of environmental auditing, biodiversity and interdependence, climate change and climate justice, environmental sustainability, and how positive proactive attitudes can be developed.  Practical strategies and examples based on the primary curriculum as to how these concepts can be dealt with in the classroom will be offered.


Cumarsáid, Comhluadar & Craic

Tá an cúrsa samhraidh seo dírithe ar mhúinteoirí bunscoile atá ag iarraidh feabhas a chur ar a gcumas labhartha agus dá réir ar a gcumas chun an teanga a theagasc nó teagasc tríd an teanga ag gach leibhéal sa bhunscoil. Beidh ceardlanna/gníomhaíochtaí ar ábhair éagsúla mar shampla: amhránaíocht agus filíocht. Beidh siúlóidí agus turas ar oileán chomh maith le h-imeachtaí oíche.

Ionad: Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, Dún Chaoin, Trá Lí, Co Chiarraí
Dátaí: 1 - 5 Iúil, 2019
Táille Cúrsa: €100

Tuilleadh eolais ó Nuala Uí Ghearailt, Cathair Scuilibín, Baile na nGall, Trá Lí, Co Chiarraí  
b: 066 915 5286  / m: 087 6534633                              

nó ó SeáÓ Cathain Cill Mhic a Domhnaigh, Ceann Trá, Co Chiarraí 
fón: 086 8044416 r:

Click ANSEO for an application form for this course and post it along with course payment to either of the Teagmhálaí: Nuala Uí Ghearailt, Cathair Scuilibín, Baile na nGall, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí  m: 087 6534633 or r: nó Sean O’Cathain: Cill Mhic a Domhnaighi, Ceann Trá, Co. Chiarraí fón: 086 8044416 r:

INTP Learning Summer Courses 2019 (pdf, 95 kb)
Application Form