Helping Hands Program – Maria Garvey

Helping Hands Program – A New Approach

The ‘Helping Hands’ program is about giving teachers access to the world of the silent and often unnoticed 85%. It provides cutting edge knowledge, skills and tools for schools to ensure inclusion, wellbeing and psychological safety of students. It provides teachers with a heat map of relationship dynamics that are hidden in the peer group. Vulnerable students can be identified before problems escalate or complaints are made, facilitating measures that assist them, to be put in place. Rather than another ‘add on’ programme, the software instrument integrates with classroom management and helps to reduce rather than increase teachers’ workload.

Our award-winning program has been developed through rigorous research and is based on international best practice and leading thinking. It combines high-quality professional development for school personnel with an easy-to-use diagnostic tool that accesses underlying relationship dynamics in groups. It can pinpoint students who are already excluded from the peer group, as well as identifying situations where there is a potential for bullying to occur or to escalate.

Teachers can use this new knowledge and software instrument to:

  • prevent bullying
  • intervene early before bullying becomes entrenched
  • develop classroom teams that are welcoming to all
  • build support networks around vulnerable students
  • create conditions that make it safe for students to tell
  • help empower students who are victimised
  • ensure that students who engage in bullying behaviour learn to have appropriate levels of power

The software instrument can also be employed for School Self-Evaluation (SSE). It can yield high-quality data with minimum teacher input required in its design and implementation

The Program

The program consists of:

  • Two 3-hour on-site sessions for School Leaders and Student Support teams

and

  • Two I-hour online sessions for all school staff (suitable for facilitation during Croke Park Hours)

 

Dates for follow-up sessions to be confirmed. Additional programs will be provided in response to requests

Unlimited access to the software package is available to schools who adopt the program. Training must be completed in order to access the program.

Cost varies according to school size and is €3 per student. Early adopters’ price of €2 per student applies to all the courses listed above.

For details contact: mgarvey@tcd.ie
Mob: 0863585175

7th Annual Creative Engagement Exhibition

NAPD Director Clive Byrne invites you to the opening of The Annual Creative Engagement Exhibition, November 19, 2019 in the National Indoor Sports Arena, Abbottstown, Dublin. The Exhibition will be opened formally by Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell at 2pm The Exhibition is open from 10am – 4pm  

NAPD Learning and Teaching Workshops 2019 – 2020

Mike Hughes and Graham Powell are back again for another year 

*** Please note places are limited and will be filled on a first come basis, with a max of 4 participants per school. It is preferable, but not essential, that new schools to the programme include the Principal or Deputy Principal.***

About Graham Powell 

Graham first presented to NAPD Conference in 2012.  Since then he has conducted multiple series of Learning & Teaching workshops for NAPD across the country, involving Principals, Deputies and teachers from hundreds of schools.

Graham has also been working directly with schools, individually and clustered, throughout Ireland for the past seven years.  He is the initiator, with Guy Claxton, of The Learning Power Approach which is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all students as confident and capable learners – ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out.

Their new book – titled Powering Up Students – on what this means across the curriculum in secondary schools will be published in June 2019.

Graham’s workshops are engaging, practical and interactive; they have led to radical changes in classroom practice, with many Irish schools working collaboratively to enhance the professional development of teachers and ultimately to improve learning experiences for students.

About Mike Hughes

Mike made his first presentation to NAPD Conference in 2013.  In the time since, he has conducted annual series of Learning & Teaching workshops for NAPD nationally, involving Principals, Deputies and teachers from hundreds of schools. Mike also works with individual schools, clusters of schools and groups in different ETBs and regions.

Mike is a prolific author of many celebrated education books – among the best known are Tweak to Transform, The Main Thing is Learning, A Policy for Learning and The Magenta Principles.  His Irish Magenta Principles –Na Proinsabail Maigeanta, written for an Irish context, with case studies and 100+ examples of lessons devised by teachers in Irish classrooms, was launched at NAPD Conference in October 2018.

Workshops, which are practical and challenging, are based on the core Magenta principle that in order to make sense of information students have to do something to/with it.  The term Magenta Principles has become part of the vocabulary in many schools and is now regularly referenced in WSE Reports.

 

Strand 1 –Mike Hughes – New Participants

Series of 3 workshops offered in  3 locations

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Galway 12 November 2019 21 January 2020 3 March 2020
Kilkenny 14 November 2019 22 January 2020 4 March 2020
Dublin 15 November 2019 23 January 2020 5 Mach 2020

 

Strand 2 –Mike Hughes – Continuing Participants (will have attended a series of Hughes workshops previously)

One workshop with a choice of location, Kilkenny or Dublin – places limited, filled strictly first-come basis 

One workshop
Kilkenny Wed 13 November 2019
Dublin Fri 29 November 2019

 

 

Strand 3 – Graham Powell – New Participants

Series of 3 workshops offered in 2 locations 

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Cork 26 November 2019 5 February 2020 24 March 2020
Portlaoise 28 November 2019 6 February 2020 26 March 2020

 

Strand 4 – Graham Powell – Continuing Participants (will have attended a series of Powell workshops previously) 

Series of 2 workshops offered in 1 location

Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Portlaoise 27 November 2019 25 March 2020

 

NAPD R Pre-Retirement Seminar Monday 8th April 2019

NAPD Pre-Retirement Seminar for Principals and Deputy Principals

Education Centre, Athlone

Monday 8th April 2019     2pm – 4.00pm

Programme

2:00 p.m.      Welcome and Introductions

Ciarán  McCormack, (Chair, NAPD-R)

Clive Byrne (Director)

2:05 p.m.      President Active Retirement Ireland  Kay Murphy

2:20 p.m.     Tax efficient drawdown of  retirement benefits Conor Johnston, Cornmarket

 3:00 p.m.     Pensions; your Retirement

  • DES Pensions Section Spokesperson on Voluntary Secondary & C & C Pensions.
  • DES Pensions Section Spokesperson on ETB Pensions.

3:45 p.m.     Tea/coffee

If you wish to book a place at the seminar please send an email to napdr@napd.ie giving your name and school.  Please use a personal rather than a school email address.

NOTE: Colleagues who have previously indicated an interest in this seminar should also book a place by replying.

NAPD Further Education and Training Committee Symposium 2nd April 2019

NAPD Further Education and Training Symposium 2019

“Towards the FET College of the Future”

Symposium Chair – Mr John Walshe

 

9:00    Registration

9:30    Conference Opening

Mr Kieran Golden, President of NAPD

Dr Rory O’Sullivan, Chair of NAPD FET Committee

10:00  Session 1 – An Irish Perspective

Ms Carol Hanney, Chief Executive, City of Dublin ETB

Mr Andrew Brownlee, Executive Director, SOLAS

10:30  Open Discussion

11:15  Health break

11:45  Session 2 – An International Perspective

Dr Justin Rami, Director of the Further Education and Training Research Centre, Institute of Education, DCU

12:00  Symposium discussion – John Walsh

1:00    Rapporteur: Dr Anne Looney, Executive Dean Institute of Education, DCU

1:30    Finish – Light Lunch

NAPD Learning & Teaching Workshops 2018-2019

Mike Hughes and Graham Powell are back again for another year 

**Please note that Strand 1 Mike Hughes Dublin is now FULLY BOOKED**

*** Please note places are limited and will be filled on a first come basis, with a max of 4 participants per school. It is preferable, but not essential, that new schools to the programme include the Principal or Deputy Principal.***

About Graham Powell 

Graham first presented to NAPD Conference in 2012.  Since then he has conducted multiple series of Learning & Teaching workshops for NAPD across the country, involving Principals, Deputies and teachers from hundreds of schools.

Graham has also been working with schools throughout Ireland for the past six years. He is the initiator, with Guy Claxton, of The Learning Power Approach and their book on what this means across the curriculum in secondary schools will be published at the end of 2018.

His well-received courses are practical and interactive; they have led to radical changes in classroom practice, with many Irish schools working collaboratively to enhance the professional development of teachers and ultimately to improve learning experiences for students.

About Mike Hughes

Mike made his first presentation to NAPD Conference in 2013.  In the time since then, he has conducted annual series of Learning & Teaching workshops for NAPD across the country, involving Principals, Deputies and teachers from hundreds of schools. Mike also works with individual schools, clusters of schools and groups in different ETBs.

Mike is a prolific author of many celebrated education books – best known are Tweak to Transform, The Main Thing is Learning, A Policy for Learning and, most recently, The Magenta Principles.  He is currently working on the Irish Magenta Principles, written for an Irish context and with examples of lessons devised by Irish teachers.  This book will be launched at the NAPD Conference in Galway in October 2018.

The term Magenta Principles has become part of the vocabulary in many schools and is now regularly referenced in WSE Reports.

 

Strand 1 –Mike Hughes – New Participants

Series of 3 workshops and a choice of 3 locations

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Galway 13 November 2018 5 February 2019 26 March 2019
Kilkenny 15 November 2018 6 February 2019 28 March 2019
Dublin** 16 November 2018 7 February 2019 29 March 2019

**FULLY BOOKED

 

Strand 2 –Mike Hughes – Continuing Participants (will have attended a series of Hughes workshop previously)

Series of 2 workshops in 1 location

Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Portlaoise 14 November 2018 27 March 2019

Strand 3 –Graham Powell – New Participants

Series of 3 workshops and a choice of 2 locations

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3
Cork 27 November 2018 23 January 2019 12 March 2019
Portlaoise 29 November 2018 24 January 2019 14 March 2019

Strand 4 – Graham Powell – Continuing Participants (will have attended a series of Powell workshop previously)

Series of 2 workshops in 1 location

Workshop 1 Workshop 2
Portlaoise 28 November 2018 13 March 2019