Our 2023 Summer EPV Courses

Our Goal is to provide optimum Continuous Professional Development learning opportunities for Primary Teachers. We offer an array of courses from Mindfulness to IT, Music to Resilience, Self-esteem to Self-empowerment. All courses are taught online, and facilitated by highly experienced tutors.

The purpose of these courses is to equip Teachers with the knowledge, expertise and resources necessary to optimise their classroom environment during times of Educational change.

Mindfulness & Life Skills

This course is designed to offer a practical approach to Mindfulness and Life Skills in our stressful world. It will develop skills and strategies that lead to higher concentration and attention levels, reduced stress and increased positivity for both pupils and teachers. The course offers a range of ideas, concepts and suggestions for practical use at home and in the classroom to facilitate the teaching of Mindfulness. An ideal course to de-stress in these unsettling times.

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Resilience, Self-esteem & Self-empowerment

The course is designed to examine the significance of self-esteem, self-empowerment & resilience, and their application in the classroom.
It has been specially created to assist teachers in their personal and professional self-awareness and self-care. Key principles of SPHE will be identified and considered, focusing on the promotion of personal development, self-esteem, self-confidence and self-empowerment.

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Leadership & Management Skills

Learn about leadership, the qualities of a good leader and the importance of adopting and cultivating good leadership traits. Participants will be guided to become the best leader that they can and learn the difference between managers and leaders, and how these differences determine the outcome of various exercises. Learn to acquire the knowledge to construct and develop a skills management portfolio and relay these to your colleagues and pupils.

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Following the Artist’s Way

This course is aimed at teachers who would like to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the 5 strands of the Visual Arts curriculum, while cultivating their own inner artist. The five modules are packed full of inspiring ideas, and we offer a wealth of sample lessons and techniques to awaken and nurture the budding artist. Acquire skills that give you endless personal pleasure, and bring a fun new dynamic to your classroom.

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Mindfulness & Happiness

This course offers a range of positive skills & strategies to promote the teaching of Mindfulness, Well-being & Happiness in the classroom. All S.P.H.E. course themes were chosen to enable both teacher and pupil to flourish intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Participants will acquire a set of empowering tools and techniques to enhance their daily living. Weave well-being into your week’s work

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Positive Behavioural Management

Stock up on your strategies this Summer to motivate and manage student behaviour. We focus on promoting positive behaviour, and encourage students to be accountable by allowing them to design their own rules and expectations. We provide techniques and tips to prevent power struggles, maintain self-control, set goals, resolve conflict and maintain calmness and positivity to create the optimum classroom environment

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Mastery of Music

Bring the supreme joy of Music to your classroom, with our detailed information, instructional sequences and teaching suggestions for working within the Music Curriculum. We explore the various strands through online activities and tutorials, touching on listening, responding, performing and composing. Add an enjoyable dimension to your week’s work.

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Physical & Mental Well-being in School

Join us to discover the essence of Well-being and make it part of your home and work life. Our course is key to equipping children with the skills and knowledge to deal with challenges that impact on their well-being in these changing times. We offer a myriad of tips and strategies to support personal and pupil well-being.

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Integrating IT in School

This course offers an in-depth look at how teachers can harness the power of ICT on a practical level to facilitate and improve their teaching methods. Through better use of technology in the classroom, this course strives to foster and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively utilise an e-learning platform.

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Promoting Spiritual Well-being

Spirituality is the central pillar of Positive Well-being. It can bring a host of benefits to your everyday life. Knowledge is Power. With our online course, you can absorb the information, skill-set and techniques needed to live a happier, healthier, holistic and Spiritual life.

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Education for the Quantum Age

Be at the forefront of the New Age, with this exciting new course. A pupil’s first exposure to Quantum learning should be “cutting-edge” and could help them pave their path for personal potential. This Summer, achieve fluency in the language of quantum, for a brighter Future.

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Specialising in Special Education

If you have an interest in Special education, then this course is definitely for you. It aims to offer a series of intervention strategies and techniques that will equip teachers to work in the arena of Special Education. We provide learning support and procedures, for acquiring a greater understanding of the SET role.

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The aim and purpose of each course is to foster and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to .optimise the classroom learning platform.

We encourage participants to support pupil learning, teach effective lessons and motivate learners using these creative and empowering courses.

All EPV courses are taught online, by qualified tutors who direct the learning process by answering questions and queries. Every course commences on 3rd July and must be completed by August 18th

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    * Congratulations to Karen Morris, our 2022 course winner of an Apple iPad.

    Testimonials

    A really well laid out course, extremely enjoyable and fantastic notes. I will definitely recommend it to colleagues. Thanks.

    Margaret

    I really liked this course it was practical with great links to use throughout the year. It was very concise with no ‘padding’ like other courses would have. It was very helpful for the teacher personally as well as professionally.  I’d highly recommend this course to others.

    Emma

    Very enjoyable course, extremely beneficial and very well put together. Made life very easy for the user and also contained lots of vital content, information and tips.

    Peter

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course.  I thought the modules were very well put together and all are very useful in the classroom.

    Sinead

    I really enjoyed the Stress Management and Mindfulness course. I know that it will be very helpful in my day to day life and my classroom in the future. Thanks for all of your help. I hope to take part in your courses again next year.

    Paul

    This was a most enjoyable course with lots of practical suggestions and strategies for dealing with stress.

    Maelbhina

    Meet the Team!

    At Teacher Summer Courses our educators are dedicated to providing great learning opportunities for Primary School Teachers. Combining Teaching, Mindfulness, IT, Reiki, Music, Business and Counselling skills, our experienced, multi-disciplinary team have been facilitating workshops and seminars for over 20 years.

    Michael McKeever

    Julie Ruane

    Joan Hunt

    Sue Nolan

    Poul Moestrup

    Keith O Ruadháin