Professional Development

Digital CPD for Teachers

 

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Professional Development

Wriggle’s continuing professional development (CPD) model works with groups of educators in schools throughout Ireland to develop their skills and maximise the use of technology in their teaching. Our professional development services are delivered by trained, experienced Irish educators through practical, hands-on workshops. Our training modules can be tailored specifically for your school to ensure your school’s needs are met and that relevant, effective results are achieved. With support from our partners and with 6 fully qualified teachers on staff, Wriggle are at the forefront of developing and delivering the latest and most engaging training content to help equip your staff to build essential 21st Century skills with their students.

To see the the full range of solutions and services designed by our on-staff teachers for your school, view or download our

 Wriggle Services Brochure.

Some of our training sessions include:

· Office 365 Education (OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Stream and other services)

· Learning with iPad

· CBAs

· ePortfolios

· Using Technology in the new Leaving Cert PE program

· Organisation and Training of School Digital Clusters

· Training of Digital Leader Schools

· Apple Teacher Training

· Microsoft Innovative Educator Training

 

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Explore the Benefits of Office365

The perfect platform for your school workflow, Office365 for Education allows schools to upload and store student’s work safely and easily and so much more! Collaborate with staff and students and easily assess work in Microsoft Teams, create assignments and set projects for students in OneNote, create revision quizzes in Forms and harness the benefits of the multiple accessibility and educational features built into this platform.

To learn more about how Wriggle can help your school to best use all of the tools in Office365, download our Office365 Training Guide.

Or visit our Office365 page here:

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Get the most from iPad in the Classroom

Simple enough for any student to master, iPad was created for education with native apps to allow students to capture their learning in the style that suits them best.

Learn how to shoot movies, create eBooks and keynote presentations and record learning using images, voice or drawings. Reach every learner with iPad’s built-in accessibility tools and capture and assess student’s learning using ePortfolios.

To learn more about Wriggle’s professional development using iPad, download our Apple Training Guide.

Or visit our Apple Partner Pages here:

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CBAs

Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning and skills in ways not possible in a pen and paper examination, for example, their verbal communication and investigation skills.

The framework for Junior Cycle outlines many ways in which students should use digital technology to communicate and assess their learning including:

“Use different technologies to plan, manage and engage in my learning” and “Use technology and digital media tools to learn, communicate, work and think collaboratively and creatively in a responsible, ethical manner”.

Digital technology provides a platform with a vast array of tools built for education to allow students to access, communicate and assess their learning in the way that suits them best. To support this, Wriggle providing tailored training sessions for teachers to educate on best practice in using digital media tools in the classroom.

To learn more about our CBA training for schools, download our Guide to CBAs or Contact Us.

 

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ePortfolios

 

An ePortfolio is an electronic repository used by students to collect, reflect and share their knowledge, skills, abilities and growth over time.

The Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020) states in it’s key goals

“To encourage and support the use of ePortfolios for teachers and to collaborate with the Teaching Council, and other relevant professional bodies for teachers, in the use of ePortfolios in teacher CPD provision”.

Wriggle offer continuous professional development(CPD) to support teachers in the development of an ePortfolio framework. During your training session you will:

· Learn about ePortfolio workflow, structure and modelling

· Learn how to properly collect and store evidence

· Learn how to encourage student reflection

· Learn how to give feedback and promote collaboration within the ePortfolio environment

· Learn how to select the right apps to create reflective learning

To learn more about creating and using ePortfolios in your school, download our ePortfolio Guide or Contact Us

 

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Leaving Cert PE

PE is now a Leaving Cert exam subject which heavily promotes the use of technology. 50% of the new LCPE curriculum involves the use of a digital device to complete and submit a physical activity project and conduct skill-performance analysis.

In consultation with PE teachers and in line with the LCPE Guidelines, Wriggle have designed a specific ‘PE Digital Training Workshop’ that teaches you how to utilise the iPad and other digital tools to:

· Enhance student learning, by enabling students to learn more efficiently and to reflect on their own learning and to create a workflow for capturing video/photos and sharing with teacher and/or students

· Use Digital tools to collect, record, analyse and display information that will used by students to prepare videos, reports, graphics, concept-maps, databases, and presentations.

· Show students how to critically evaluate, manage and use information by using technology to capture images and video.

· Show students how to analyse their own and others’ performances with a view to developing and improving their own technique and skills

For more information on our LCPE training, download our LCPE Guide or Contact Us

 

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Apple Teacher

Apple Teacher is a free professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators using Apple products for teaching and learning. The programme takes educators through all of the built-in tools and features on iPad which are designed to enhance engagement and accessibility for your students. As well as building your skills on iPad and Mac and learning activities to support and improve learning in the classroom, you will earn recognition for all of the new things you learn and be rewarded for the great work you do every day.

Some of the features of this course include:

  • Classroom productivity with iPad
  • Accessibility features
  • Creativity, using iPad tools to express and assess your learning
  • Using keynote, camera and iMovie to bring learning to life

For more information on the Apple Teacher program, visit Apple Teacher

 

 

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Microsoft Innovative Educator

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is a program created to recognise global educator visionaries who are using technology to better learning and student outcomes. In this program you will learn how to apply the fundamentals of using technology to enhance education in the classroom. You will also join a professional network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn and share ideas on how to enrich learning using technology.

Areas included in this course are:

  • 21st Century Learning design
  • Mobile tools for the Inclusive Classroom
  • Using Microsoft Teams
  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Minecraft in Education

For more information on the MIE program, visit Microsoft Innovative Educator

 

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Roadcaster Training Workshops

At Wriggle we know that it can be hard to get to explore all of the options that are available to schools to harness the benefits of technology for learning, that’s why we bring these essential learning tools to your door!

Our Wriggle Roadcaster is a 21st Century technology bus built to drive technology in the classroom forward. With a built in Minecraft station, Green Screen and Padcaster dock as well as all the latest in AR, robotics and technology for coding, the Wriggle Roadcaster is designed to make learning with technology fun!

To learn more about the workshops and training we can deliver to your staff and students on the Roadcaster, download The Roadcaster Workshop Menu or Visit our Roadcaster pages:

 

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