Seminars


RAI Spring Seminars 2014

Cork seminar on Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy

A Literacy Research Symposium on Enhancing Literacy Pedagogy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teacher-Researchers took place on February 8th 2014  in the Aula Maxima, UCC

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Navan seminar on Phonological Awareness

A Spring Seminar presented by Jennifer O’Sullivan, Marino Institute of Education and RAI Executive Committee on Phonological Awareness Workshop, took ‎place on 13th February, 2014 in the Navan Education Centre.

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RAI Spring Seminars 2013

Dublin Seminar on Reading for Understanding

A Workshop on Reading for Understanding, presented by RAI President, Niamh Fortune, will be offered at two locations:

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Tipperary Seminar on Critical Thinking and Book Talk

A Spring Seminar presented by Dr Mary Roche on “Critical Thinking and Book Talk”, will take ‎place on March 4th in the Tipperary Education Centre, St Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co. ‎Tipperary.

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RAI Spring 2012 Seminars

Cork Seminar on Explicit Fluency Instruction

Clodagh Conway and Dr. Brian Murphy presented on ‘Understanding the role of explicit fluency instruction and its positive impact on the teaching of reading’ at Cork Education Support Centre on February 2nd, 2012.

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Cork Seminar on Literacy Framework

Dr. Eithne Kennedy will present on ‘Write to Read: A Balanced Literacy Framework’ at the  Cork Education Support Centre on Monday, April 30th, at 7.30 p.m

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Dublin Seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum

Niamh Fortune will present on ‘Writing across the Curriculum’ at Drumcondra Education Centre on Tuesday, April 24th at 7.30 p.m

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RAI Spring 2011 Seminars

Dublin - Drumcondra Seminar on Novels in the Classroom

Bernadette Dwyer and Aoibheann Kelly presented on ‘Novels in the Classroom: Using Literature Circles to Promote Reading Engagement and Critical Thinking’ at Drumcondra Education Centre on March 23, 2011.

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Limerick Seminar on Helping the Struggling Speller

Brendan Culligan presented on ‘Helping the Struggling Speller’ at  Mary Immaculate College on March 24, 2011.

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Dublin - Blackrock Seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum

Niamh Fortune presented on ‘Writing in Six Genres Across the Curriculum’ at Froebel College of Education on March 30, 2011. Click here for information and booking form.

Cork Seminar on Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Ciara Bowe and Brian Murphy present edon ‘Comprehension Strategy Instruction and Its Positive Impact on Motivation’ at Cork Education Support Centre on April 4, 2011.

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RAI Winter 2011 Seminars

Cork Seminar on Assessments in Ireland: Key Findings and Implications

Dr. Gerry Shiel presented on ‘Questioning Recent National (NAER) and International (PISA) Reading Literacy Assessments in Ireland: Key Findings and Implications.’ at Cork Education Support Centre on January 24th 2011 Download Flyer and Presentation

RAI Summer 2010 Seminars

Navan Seminar on Helping the Struggling Speller

Brendan Culligan author of Improving Children’s Spelling and Spelling and Handwritting presented on ‘Helping the Struggling Speller’ at Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education on May 12th, 2010.

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RAI Spring 2010 Seminars

Cork Seminar on Research of second language teaching and learning

Jacinta Mc Keon School of Education, UCC presented on ‘Questioning Research, theory and best practice of second language teaching and learning: insights relevant to EAL pupils in Irish primary and second level schools’ at Cork Education Support Centre on Thursday April 29th 2010.

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Limerick Spring Seminar

Dr Marty Holland presented on ‘The Effective Application of ICT in Support of Struggling Readers’ and Dr. Mary Roche presented on ‘Into the Picture, Between the Lines and Outside the Box: Using Picture Books to Promote Critical Thinking and Dialogue in the Classroom’ at Mary Immaculate College on March 20th 2010

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RAI Winter 2010 Seminars

Cork Seminar on Questioning the Answer

Dr. Mary Roche presented on ‘Questioning the answer: Nurturing a community of enquiry using picture books and classroom dialogue’ at Cork Education Support Centre on January 27th 2010

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RAI Summer 2009 Seminars

Navan Seminar on Helping the Struggling Speller

Brendan Culligan author of Improving Children’s Spelling and Spelling and Handwritting presented on ‘Helping the Struggling Speller’ at Navan Education Centre on 21st May 2009 . Flyer and Presentation.

Dublin Seminar on Vocabulary Development

Gene Mehigan presented on ‘Teaching Vocabulary as Part of an Effective Literacy Programme’ at Marino Institute of Education on 20th May 2009 . Flyer and Presentation.

Cork Seminar on Gender and School Literacy Achievement

Dr. Brian Murphy Education Department, University College Cork presented on ‘Boys, Gender and School Literacy Achievement: Current Insights and Possible Ways Forward’ at Cork Education Support Centre on May 18th, 2009. Flyer and Presentation.

RAI Spring 2009 Seminars

Dublin Seminar on Effective Literacy Interventions

Dr Greg Brooks from the University of Sheffield presented on ‘What works for pupils with literacy difficulties: The effectiveness of intervention schemes’.

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