L&T Programme 2020 2021 – Mike Hughes Programme

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN           

 

 

Mike Hughes Programme

 

Newcomers

We will replace each of the 3 existing face-to-face workshops with two shorter sessions, one 2-hour and one 1-hour.  The programme therefore will comprise six Zoom sessions.

 

If there is sufficient demand, on any given day the same session will be conducted three times and a school’s group of teachers can choose the time slot which suits them best.

 

  1. Time Slot 1: Morning

 

  1. Time Slot 2: Late afternoon, immediately after class (typically 4pm onwards)

 

  1. Time Slot 3: Evening (typically 7pm onwards)

 

Saturday morning and other time slots will be considered if there is a demand.

 

The programme will commence with a 2–hour session on Wednesday 4 November and a 1-hour session on Tuesday 24 November.  Further sessions will take place in January and March 2021, dates TBA.

 

Schools can register up to 4 teachers.  We require the same teachers to attend all 6 sessions so that session 2 can build on session 1 etc.   Registration will remain open until 12 noon on Monday 2 November but please register early to ensure the viability of the sessions.

 

It is strongly recommended that teachers access these sessions in their school groups, working collaboratively (while socially distancing) within the same room at the same time. If this is not possible (e.g. evening sessions or where teachers who are self-isolating) participants should be able to communicate with their colleagues during the session via FaceTime or similar.

 

A per-school fee for the programme is €400.

 

We strongly recommend that each Newcomers has a copy of the Irish Magenta Principles/Na Prionsabail Maigeanta to support their understanding and learning throughout the programme.

 

Books cost €30 each (+ €10 PP).  For 4 or more it’s €25 each (+ €15 PP).  For 10 – 20 it’s €20 each (+ €20 PP).

 

Returners

We will offer the 2019-20 cohort one 2-hour session on Wednesday 25 November, with a choice of late afternoon (4pm onwards) or evening (7pm onwards).

 

Again, it is strongly recommended that teachers access these sessions in their school groups, working collaboratively (while socially distancing) within the same room at the same time. If this is not possible (e.g. evening sessions or where teachers who are self-isolating) participants should be able to communicate with their colleagues during the session via FaceTime or similar.

 

A per-participant fee for the session will be €50.

 

Registration Newcomers

 

Registration is now open, click here to register now.

 

Registration can be made only by school Principals and Deputies.

Registration Returners

Registration is now open, click here to register now.

Places will be filled on a first-come basis.

 

Any questions?  Contact Barry O’Callaghan at leading4learning@napd.ie

NAPD – Learning and Teaching Workshops 2020-2021

Given difficulties around Covid-19, NAPD has decided that it won’t be possible to offer Learning & Teaching face-to-face workshops by Mike Hughes and Graham Powell in this academic year.

 

From conversations to date with Principals, Deputies and teachers it would seem that there are two schools of thought:

  1. Teachers will want professional engagement with their colleagues and with external L&T facilitators to energise and stimulate them in the challenging times at hand.
  2. Thanks, but no thanks – we have enough on our plates as is.

 

If you’re in the latter camp, you can leave us now and hopefully re-join us in September 2021.  Otherwise carry on …

 

Mike and Graham too have differing views.  Mike is happy (and excited) to offer his programmes online via Zoom, while Graham won’t begin any new programmes this year but is happy to continue working to support existing schools on a private basis.

 

 

Mike Hughes

 

Newcomers

The programme heretofore comprised 3 x four-hour workshops over the academic year (November, January and March) for up to 4 teachers from a school.

 

The proposal for the coming year is to replace each of the 3 existing workshops with two shorter sessions, one 2-hour and one 1-hour.  The programme therefore will comprise 6 Zoom sessions.

 

On any given day the same session will be conducted three times and a school’s group of teachers can choose the time slot which suits them best.

 

  1. Time Slot 1: Morning

 

  1. Time Slot 2: Late afternoon immediately after class (typically 4pm onwards)

 

  1. Time Slot 3: Evening (typically 7pm onwards)

 

Face-to-face Magenta workshops are based around a series of activities and include a significant element of discussion. The aim for the coming year is to replicate this as far as possible in a remote setting. Participants will gain maximum benefit from the programme when working in a group and it is highly recommended that teachers access these sessions in their school groups, working collaboratively (while socially distancing) within the same room at the same time.

 

If this is not possible (e.g. evening sessions or where teachers who are self-isolating) participants should be able to communicate with their colleagues during the session via FaceTime or similar.

 

The programme will commence with a 2–hour session on Wednesday 4 November and a 1-hour session on Tuesday 24 November.

 

Further sessions will take place in January and March 2021, on dates TBA.

 

As has been our practice, we will require the same teachers attend all 6 sessions so that session 2 can build on session 1 etc.

 

A per-school fee for the programme in the region of €400 is envisaged.

 

 

Returners

We propose to offer the 2019-20 cohort one 2-hour session on Wednesday 25 November, with a choice of late afternoon (4pm onwards) or evening (7pm onwards).

 

A per-participant fee for the session in the region of €50 is envisaged.

 

 

Graham Powell

New NAPD Programme – Graham will not undertake any new NAPD programmes in this academic year.

Tailored work for individual schools …Graham is available to offer online training sessions with groups of teachers/leaders to help them develop their practices around Leading Learning.

2019-2020 Cohort

Newcomers (Cork and Portlaoise) and Returners (Portlaoise) had their programmes terminated in March before the final workshop could take place.  Graham will conduct these workshops in person as soon as circumstances allow.

 

 

What to do now?

Please email Barry O’Callaghan  (leading4learning@napd.ie) no later than Friday 2 October if …

1.      If your school is interested in either of the Mike Hughes’s proposed programmes (Newcomers, Returners).  To gauge the viability of programmes we’d like an expressions of interest, not a final commitment.

2.      If you have a preference for the timing of Mike’s programmes – mornings, late afternoons or evenings.  Will any of these times definitely not work for you?

3.      If you’d like to make contact with Graham.  I’ll send you his email and you can explore options with him.

Newly Appointed Deputy Principals Mentor Zoom Meeting

Deputies,

I hope you are not finding your first few weeks in your new position too stressful in this most difficult year. As you may be aware NAPD (National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals) organises group mentoring for newly appointed deputies every year. In previous years the format consisted of a plenary session at which there was a brief input from experienced school leaders on some aspect of the Deputy Principal’s role and then an opportunity for each group to have an initial meeting with their mentor.  This initial meeting was followed by three or four session throughout the school year at a venue within a reasonable proximity of the mentees. The mentors are all experienced Deputy Principals and have been involved in mentoring for a number of years.

 

Clearly such an approach is not possible this year, so we have decided to offer mentoring online using Zoom. The first session involving all mentors and mentees will take place on Wednesday September 30th at 4pm. This session, which we are scheduling to last no more than an hour, will involve a brief overview of mentoring, a short presentation by a very experienced Deputy of one school’s story of dealing with Covid-19 and, using the breakout facility in Zoom, an opportunity for the new deputies to meet with their mentors, share experiences and set the dates for further meetings.

 

I realise that Zoom meetings have their limitations, but we will try to keep the groups reasonably small so that everyone gets a chance to be involved. It may be possible later in the year to get back to corporeal ones and for that reason we will have regard to geography in drawing up the groups.

 

This initiative is open to all new Deputy Principals and there is no charge involved.

 

Please let me know as soon as possible but, in any case, no later than 23rd September if you wish to be involved. You can contact me at mp.mccann4@gmail.com. When confirming your participation please specify the e mail address you wish to use for the meeting invitation.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me at my e mail above.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Michael McCann

(NAPD Director of Mentoring)

Upcoming Region AGM’s

Upcoming Regional Annual General Meetings

  • Region 1 Meeting, Thursday 1st October 6pm Meeting ID: 857 3766 8528 Passcode: 124136

 

 

  • Region 3 Details to follow

 

  • Region 4 Tuesday, 22nd September 2020. 4:30pm Zoom Details:

Meeting ID: 835 4412 7472  Passcode: 9ujFaV NAPD Region 4 – AGM Agenda 22 Sept 2020

 

  • Region 5 Thursday 1st October 2020 3pm. Zoom Details:Meeting ID: 812 4753 9225 Passcode: 67WDMqAGM
    1. Agreed dates for coming year
    2. Executive Report
    3. Welfare Report
    4. Financial Report
    5. Election of Officers
      1. Chair
      2. Secretary
      3. Treasurer
      4. Regional Representative
    6. Director & President

 

  • Region 6 Thursday 1st October 2020 2pm.

Zoom Details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81626281345pwd=TnVUSm43cEFzRUpoOHhCaHZYTEVEUT09

Please fill out the form to register for the AGM and to select your sector, in order to facilitate the meeting of the various sectors

Complete Region 6 AGM Form

  • Region 7 Wednesday 30th September 2020. 7:30pm Further details to follow

 

  • Region 8 Thursday 1st October 2020 4pm Zoom  Meeting ID: 940 7435 8204 Passcode: Zm4qyQ

 

  • Region 9 Tuesday 6th October 2020 4pm. Zoom Details to follow.

If you have any questions with regards to the above, please do not hesitate to contact your regional rep

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