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    1. Many Thanks for submitting your assignment, Please now make your contributions to the forum for module one and once that is complete you will be able to progress to module 2.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    2. Thanks for this Ellen and for your 2 forum posts. Well done on completing module 1!

    3. Many Thanks for submitting your assignment, Please now make your 2 contributions to the forum for module one and once that is complete you will be able to progress to module 2.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    4. Hi Edel,

      Many thanks for this and for your contributions to the forums!

      Michelle

    5. Thanks for this Edel, yes its interesting that most teachers are using these activities however in a more incidental way. Great to hear that you are now going to incorporate them into your planning and that you have recognised the power of scaffolding!

      Well done!

    6. Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great to see you have recognised the power of recasting and indeed scaffolding children’s language and also the importance of your role in bridging the language between home and school.

      Well done!

    7. Many thanks for this Eleanor and for your forum contributions. Great to hear that going forward you plan to incorporate more reading aloud and explicitly teaching different types of sentences, often we assume children will pick up the structures from exposure alone, however explicit teaching is important to facilitate children’s learning.

      Well done and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    8. Hi Dairine,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      It is interesting to reflect on children who you would have taught in the past, and now view them through a new lens based on your new learning.

      Well done and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    9. Hi Frances,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Yes, teachers often do a lot of talking! So its good to get thinking about what opportunities are available to children to talk throughout the day, more often than not teachers weave these opportunities in incidentally, and as you say stronger students can sometimes to take over. Its good to carve out structured time for oral language, which is often well intended to do but sometimes doesn’t materialise as much as we would like for what ever reason!
      I really like the reflection area for improvement you’ve identified, Its good to reflect and incorporate it into your daily/ weekly practice.
      Well done and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    10. Hi Lorna,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Yes it is interesting to be aware of the impact of low SES on oral language and language in general. Modelling, recasting and scaffolding are great strategies for assisting children to develop their oral language as well as explicit teaching of various grammatical and syntactic structures.

      Well done and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    11. Hi Maria,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Yes there are many components of language to consider when looking at a child’s communication, and also the links between communication difficulties and behaviour difficulties. Great to hear that you’re more confident will all of the components of language and also how language is assessed, there is more on this in the later modules!

      Well done and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    12. Many thanks for this Harry and for your forum contributions.

      Enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    13. Hi Blaithin,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Great to hear that you’re planning on teaching language forms more explicitly going forward and that you’ve had the opportunity to learn more about literate language.

      Many Thanks & enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    14. Hi ,

      Many thanks for resubmitting this on the template and for your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that you enjoyed hearing more about components of language and that you had an opportunity to explore them in more detail in module 1. Knowing the components of language will be a benefit when setting targets and goals for children.

      Modelling and recasting children’s language is a powerful tool, and yes its good to adopt your models for different levels of ability within your classroom.

      Many Thanks and enjoy Module 2!
      Michelle

    15. Hi Caitriona,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that you now have a deeper an understanding of how communication difficulties impacts on behaviour and emotional development.
      Yes, interesting to hear the stats regarding the link between communication difficulties and young offenders.

      Semantic relationships are key in helping children develop better vocabulary skills, that is a really good area of improvement to work on for your school.

      Well done and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    16. Hi Claire

      Many thanks for resubmitting and amending your CPD log.

      Enjoy Module 2!

      Michelle

    17. Hello,

      Many thanks for your assignment and for your forum postings!

      Delighted to hear that you have found The Language Therapy Manual useful, its a great resource!

      RE SSE, Many thanks for your targets, they are all really good areas to concentrate on! As a learning check out the post on SMART targets from Aoife Merrins on the forum for SSE in Module one for some examples target areas for improvements for SSE.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    18. Hello,
      Many thanks for your assignment and for your forum postings!

      Wow, 30 years teaching, you have a lot of experience under your belt! It is true that for various reasons we are seeing an increase in S&L difficulties in children, teachers spend everyday with he children so they have a lot to offer to the SLT which is very valuable when profiling a child’s communication.

      Regarding SSE, Many thanks for your targets, they are all really good areas to concentrate on! Aoife Merrins has put up a fantastic post on the forum for SSE in Module one containing guidance on writing SMART targets, its well worth a read!

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    19. Hi Laura,

      Many thanks for your assignment and for your forum postings!

      Delighted to hear that you found hearing about all the different components of language useful, glad to hear you’re more confident in your knowledge of these areas!

      RE SSE, Many thanks for your targets, they are all really good areas to concentrate on! As a learning check out the post on SMART targets from Aoife Merrins on the forum for SSE in Module one for some example of SMART target areas for improvements for SSE.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    20. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Targeting the linguistic complexity of commands to needs of the individual learner is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    21. Hi,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of solution focused discussion being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      In section 2 you have identified many great ways you can improve on and introduce new strategies to help support children in your classroom. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    22. Hi,

      Many thanks for this for submitting the module 2 assignment.

      Visuals are a very useful tool in supporting oral language development – great to see you have this noted.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Please now make your contributions to the forum for module 2 and once that is complete you will be able to progress to module 3.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    23. Hi Lorna,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that you now have a deeper an understanding of how communication difficulties may impact on behaviour and emotional development.

      Professional development in the area of SLCN is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    24. Hi Dana,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that you enjoyed hearing more about components of language and that you’ve identified ways you can further integrate language in your lesson plans.

      Increased/improved use of visuals is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    25. Hi Alice, I have contributed to the forum 2. Would you be able to approve my post and I would like to get onto module 3 please.
      Thanks.

    26. Hi Mags,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Thank you for your targets, they are all really good areas to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    27. Many thanks for your contribution to the forum.

      Enjoy module 3!

      Thanks,

      Alice.

    28. Hi Dee,

      Many thanks for this and I hope you have enjoyed module 1!

      Yes, recognising speech delays or difficulties is far easier than recognising language difficulties, however with your new knowledge gained on this course we hope you will be feeling more confident in this area!
      Great to hear that you’re planning on identifying ways you can further integrate oral language in your lesson plans going forward.

      Oral language and genres are great points to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife Merrins has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Michelle

    29. Hi Dairine,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions for module 2!

      Yes the collaborative approach to addressing the child’s needs is really key, working together with the parent is pivotal, and supporting them where you can, such as having the appointment letter sent to the school (with parental consent of course) can sometimes be the difference between a child attending or not attending an appointment!

      re SSE all really great points to include in your schools improvement plan. If you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife Merrins post in the SSE forum from module 1 where she outlines how to create SMART targets for improvement.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 3!
      Michelle

    30. Hi Caitriona,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions to module 2.

      Yes teaching a child to ask for help is such a powerful, yet very simple strategy! A checklist when observing a child is really very useful, I always use one , as sometimes with the hustle and bustle of a classroom you can forget to look at a particular area, it might be a strength of theirs so you might not note it, however its good to detail their strengths as well as their weaknesses!

      Well done on your targets for improvement, they are very clear and well written!

      Great job on completing module 2, I hope you enjoy module 3 and all the practical examples within it!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    31. Hi Fiona,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      I hope you have enjoyed module 1.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    32. Hi Edel,

      Many Thanks for this and your forum contribution to the SSE thread.

      That’s great to hear that you’re feeling more confident about the identification and referral process. And yes gathering as much information as possible about a child’s profile is very helpful in both decision making about any potential referrals required or indeed for setting appropriate targets for the child.

      Please now contribute to the forum thread in module 2 regarding identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN.

      Please share your thoughts on what you have learned about identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN having completed Module 2.

      Is there anything you’re going to do differently from now on?

      Is there anything you wish you had of known previously?

      What was your take home point from this module?

      Once you have made your post in the forum I will be able to approve this assignment and you will be able to move to module 3.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    33. Hi Carol Ann

      Many thanks for this and for your forum postings! In future for forum postings make sure to post in the relevant module forum. You posted what you have learned in the module 1 thread and your target in the general forum thread (this thread has now been closed for new posts, apologies for the confusion, it was started by another participant).

      Delighted to hear that you found hearing about all the different components of language useful, are now thinking of new ways in which these components can be integrated into lesson planning.

      Oral language and literacy are great targets for improvement, however they are quite broad! If you haven’t already done so , check out Aoife’s post in the thread on SSE in the module one forum where she outlines examples of SMART targets. My advice would be to break targets down into smaller units going forward.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Enjoy Module 2!

      Michelle

    34. Hi Madeline,

      thanks for this, please make your forum postings for module 2 in the module 2 threads and then I’ll be able to approve this assignment.

      Well done on your SSE targets they are nicely constructed. If you haven’t already done so , check out Aoife’s post in the module 1 SSE thread for more information and examples of SMART targets.

      Let me know when your forum posts for module 2 have been completed.

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    35. I converted this document to a Google Doc and saved it. Hopefully it copied correctly. I can upload in a different format if not.

    36. Hi Tess,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings, I hope you have enjoyed Module 1! There are plenty of practical classroom strategies and activities in later modules so hopefully you will get some good ideas from them!

      Well done on selecting your SSE targets, all really good ideas and areas for improvement. If you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife Merrins post in the SSE forum from module 1 where she outlines how to create SMART targets and provide some examples.

      Many Thanks and enjoy Module 2!

      Michelle

    37. Hi Alice,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum postings!

      That’s great to hear that you enjoyed learning about how SLT’s assess language, there is more about that coming in the subsequent modules with plenty more practical tips and activity ideas!

      Well done on your targets for improvement, both really good areas to focus on. If you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife’s post in the SSE forum from module 1 where she outlines how to create SMART targets for improvement.

      Thanks again and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    38. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions, delighted to hear that you are enjoying the content and learning new skills.

      Yes, DLD is a hidden disability and often underdiagnosed, so it is therefore important for teachers to be aware of the indicators for DLD.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, your targets are well formulated and clear.

      Great job, I hope you enjoy Module 3 !

      Michelle

    39. Thanks Edel, I can see them now!

      Well done on completing module 2, I hope you enjoy module 3!

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    40. Hi,

      Many thanks for your assignment and for your forum postings!

      I hope you have enjoyed module 2, it sounds like you have a great system already in place within your school for identifying and referring children with SLT difficulties.

      RE your targets for improvement, that is a great idea to have the SLT dept come to present to your staff once a year.

      If you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife’s post in the SSE forum from module 1 where she outlines how to create SMART targets for improvement. It may help you to formulate your ideas into SMART targets.

      Many Thanks and enjoy module 3!

      Michelle

    41. Hi Breda,

      Many thanks for your assignment submission!

      Great to hear that you have a better understanding of the broader components that make up good communication skills, and also the connection between reading and writing.

      In order for me to be able to approve your assignment you are required to contribute 2 posts to the forum for module one.

      Please let me know by replying to this email when you have completed this.

      Kind Regards,
      Michelle

    42. Hi there,

      You are flying it!

      Great to hear that you are already using so many of the activities and you can now add to your skills by adopting some of the strategies outlined in module 3. Semantic mapping is a powerful strategy to use with all children to aid them in developing their vocabulary skills. Great that you’re linking with parents and bridging activities between school and home.

      Well done and I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    43. Hi Edel,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Great to hear that you have enjoyed module one and found the topic of literate language interesting, it’s so important for teachers to be aware of bridging the gap between the language at home and at school. Explicit teaching of the more complex areas of language that you have described is indeed necessary.

      Yes, the CsC tool is very useful!

      Well done on your targets for improvements they are all great areas to focus on and very well structured.

      Well done and enjoy Module 2!

      Michelle

    44. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      It sounds like your school has a really good structure in place for identifying, supporting and indeed referring children who have SLCN.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, they are well structured and clear. The following auditory directions resource is very useful, great that you plan to incorporate it into your teaching going forward.

      Many Thanks and I hope you enjoy module 3!

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    45. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Yes its important to consider a child’s communication profile when they are exhibiting behavioural difficulties. Gathering evidence about the child’s strengths and weaknesses will help guide you in your decision making as to whether a referral is required.

      Well done on your areas for improvement, as a senior teacher you will find module 4 of particular interest!

      Well done and enjoy module 3!

      Michelle

    46. Hello,

      Well done on completing module 3!

      It looks like you’ve taken away some great ideas for activities in each of the language areas that were covered in the module.

      The tiers approach to vocabulary is very helpful for planning which vocabulary you are going to concentrate on.

      Great work so far, I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    47. Hi Geraldine,

      Many thanks for this.

      Great to hear that you enjoyed the the topic of literate language, its so important for teachers to be aware of bridging the gap between the language at home and at school.

      re SSE all really great points to include in your schools improvement plan. If you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife post in the SSE forum from module 1 where she outlines how to structure the areas teachers identify for areas of improvement into SMART targets- well worth a read!

      Can you now make your 2 posts to the forum for module 1? there are 2 threads one for each post.

      Once that is completed I will be able to approve your assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    48. Hi Maria/Orla(!)

      I hope you have been enjoying the course so far!

      Many thanks for this and for your forum postings.

      Great to hear that you were happy with your practice in the past in approaching parents, sometimes it good to reflect and have that reaffirmed! Great to hear having completed module 2 that you’re now feeling more confident in this area and found the checklist for talking to parents useful.

      Yes, more often than not a parent may believe a child will ‘grow out’ of their difficulties, or indeed the parent may be harbouring their own concerns and waiting for the teacher to bring it up with them, so its really important that teachers are confident in approaching this, and also equally confident in gathering the evidence about the childs communication profile. It’s good to test the water with parents to see where they’re at and then you’ll know how best to pitch your concerns.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, bridging the gap between home and school by making parents aware of the language that is being taught in school is an excellent area to focus on.

      All very good areas for improvement. If you haven’t already done so, have a look at Aoife’s post in the forum 1 module where she outlines examples of how to structure areas for improvement into SMART targets, some great information there!

      Well done on completing module 2, lots of practical tips in module 3, I hope you enjoy it!

      Michelle

    49. Hi Claire,

      Well done on completing module 2!

      Sounds like you’re learnt a lot in this module particularly in the area of DLD! Yes its true 2 in every class of 30 may be presenting with DLD, and as it is a persistent communication difficulty it is really important that these children are identified early and supported with SLT and if they are suitable, referred to a language class for more intensive support.

      Great to hear that you are more confident in making a referral to SLT also!

      Well done on your targets for improvemnt, all great areas for improvement, I particularly like the suggestion of a session for all staff on how to refer to SLT- very practical.

      If you haven’t already done so have a look at Aoife’s post in the forum 1 module where she outlines examples of how to structure areas for improvement into SMART targets, some great information there!

      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    50. Hi Dee,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings!

      Great to hear having completed module 2 that you’re now feeling more confident in identifying and supporting a child with SLCN and also too recognising the power of visuals in supporting children with their communication!

      Yes the collaborative approach to addressing the child’s needs is really key, working together with the parent is pivotal, and supporting them where you can, such as having the appointment letter sent to the school (with parental consent of course) can sometimes be the difference between a child attending, or not attending an appointment!

      Aoife has made a comment on your target in the forum so be sure to check that out!

      I am encouraging everyone to read through the forums and don’t be shy in replying to someone!

      Many thanks and enjoy module 3!

      Michelle

    51. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings, Aoife has left a comment re semantic maps in the forum so be sure to check that out. It looks like you’ve gotten lots of inspiration for activities from the module!

      I am encouraging people to read the forums and don’t be shy in replying to Aoife or commenting on another teachers post!

      Well done and I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    52. Hi Mary,

      Many thanks for this.

      Great to hear that your knowledge of literate language has deepened and you recognise that explicit teaching of it is required.

      Well done on identifying your areas for improvement! If you haven’t already done so check out Aoife’s post in the module 1 forum where she outlines examples of how to structure areas for improvement into SMART targets, some great information there!

      All participants are required to make 2 forum posts for module, so once you have completed that i will be able to approve this assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    53. Hi Eleanor,

      Many thanks for this. Glad to hear that your feeling more confident about identifying SLCN concerns.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 2.5 hours here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above? I would highly recommend reading the forums to further your learning, particularly Aoife’s post in the module 1 forum regarding creating SMART targets.

      Participants are also required to contribute 2 post to the forum for module 2. Can you go ahead and submit your posts to the module 2 forum?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    54. Mary, I see you have made one post, if you can just post one target for improvement to the SSE thread in module 1 I will be able to approve your assignment,

      Thanks
      Michelle

    55. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions for module 1! I hope you have been enjoying the course so far!

      Delighted to hear that the topic of literate language was interesting to you, its a really important area of teaching that often gets neglected. Great to hear you’re planning on spending more time in the future to literate language and also to explicit teaching of various language targets.

      well done on your targets for improvement, they are clear and SMART, if you haven’t already done so have a look at aoife’s post in the module 1 sse thread regarding creating SMART targets, try to incorporate the time element into your targets going forward.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Michelle

    56. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and your 2 forum posts.

      Thanks for your feedback on assignment approval, unfortunately the forums and assignment reviews are not manned at the weekend, I’m just looking in on it now to trouble shoot any problems people are having.

      Thanks for bring it up though, I’ll think about where there is some way we can improve on this.

      Great idea to set up a working group to drive the identification and referral, and support for children who have SLCN.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, they read very well!

      Best Wishes and enjoy module 3!
      Michelle

    57. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your 2 forum contributions!

      I hope you have enjoyed module 1 so far. If you haven’t already done so take a look at Aoifes post in the SSE thread in module 1 where she outlines and gives examples on how to create SMART targets for SSE.

      What you have done her for module 1 is perfect, however its good to start thinking of how to write SMART targets to help you plan areas for improvement going forward.

      Best wishes and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    58. Hi Paula,

      Many thanks for this!

      Great to hear you are feeling more confident in referring children now having completed module2, well done also on your 2 areas for improvement, both excellent suggestions.

      Can i ask you now to make your 2 forum posts in the module 2 forum and once that has been completed i will be able to approve this assignment and you’ll be able to progress to module3.

      https://www.cdi.ie/forums/forum/module-2-identifying-and-supporting-children-with-speech-and-language-needs-in-the-classroom/

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    59. Hi Lorna,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that through your reflection and learning from module 3 you are planning to focus more on certain aspects of PA that you may not have spent too much time on in the past.

      Great idea to introduce more pair work for children to ask and answer questions about the book.

      Well done on your areas for improvement.

      Best wishes and I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    60. Hi Mary,

      I have found your 2nd comment , it was posted to the module 1 review of learning threat and not the SSE thread.

      Your assignment has now been approved, I hope you enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    61. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this and for your 2 forum contributions.

      Great to hear you’ve been able to learn more and indeed reflect on the classroom environment and how it can be structured to enhance language.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, they read very well!

      I hope you enjoy module 2!

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    62. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      You’ve identified a number of areas for improvement which is great, however in future try to structure them into statements or SMART targets. Have a look at Aoife’s post in the SSE thread in module 1 where she outlines smart targets and gives an example.

      Well done on completing module 1 and I hope you enjoy module 2.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    63. Sorry Michelle I tried to make 2 posts on the forum yesterday but they must not have saved. I’ve reposted them on the forum now. Thanks for letting me know.
      Paula

    64. Hi Dee,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions for module 3!

      Great work here and great ideas to bring with you into your teaching going forward!

      Best wishes and enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    65. Hi Dairine,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions for module 3!

      TPR to develop PA would work really nicely for the infant classes, and bridging the learning between home and school would certainly reinforce the learning and enable parents to become involved in their child’s learning.

      The SEEC model is a great framework for teaching vocabulary, glad you found it useful.

      Well done on your areas for improvement also, I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    66. Hi Roisin,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions for module 1. If you haven’t already done so check out Aoife’s post in the module 1 forum thread where she talks about EAL, she is currently studying for her PHD in this area so use the forums to ask her questions in this area if you’d like to learn more about supporting children with EAL.

      Well done on identifying your targets for improvement, all great areas to focus on, check out Aoifes post in the module 1 SSE thread where she outlines how to create SMART targets and provides examples.

      Best wishes and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    67. Well done on your lesson plan and thank you for your forum contribution.

      I hope you enjoy module 5.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    68. Thanks Michelle, I really appreciate you doing this and especially when the reviews and forums are not manned over the weekend.
      I must say again, it’s not that I’m pressuring to get the assignment reviewed, if there was a way to make the learning time options a little bit more flexible that would be great. Thank you

    69. Sorry, I have done that now. I couldn’t see the course forum link.
      Thanks
      Ruth

    70. Perfect, thanks Ruth!

      The forum link comes up in the side bar on the left when you click into a module, or in the top right there is a person icon and the forums are in the drop down.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    71. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, I can’t see your posts in the module 3 forum….can you make your contributions and let me know once completed?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    72. Hi Michelle,
      Apologies. I had forgotten to do my posts to the forum. I have completed my 2 posts just now.
      Thank you,
      Karen.

    73. Time Spent on the online learning platform: 1hr 45min
      Time spent during self directed learning :1hr Reading (note taking)
      Time spent completing assignments: 45mins
      Total: 3hrs 30 mins approx

      Apologies I forgot to fill in times.
      Ruth

    74. Hi Jenny,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions, i’m going to approve this assignment, however can i ask you to expand on your forum post. Please share how your understanding of speech and Language has developed having completed module 1. What was your key learning point? you can take snippits from your assignment to answer this question.

      Well done on completing module 1, i hope you enjoy module 2,

      Michelle

    75. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      I have read through your handout and have some feedback for you:
      -Try to incorporate some visuals into the hand out and space out the text in order to make it visually appealing for the reader.
      -beware of jargon terms parents may not know what ‘scaffolding’ means
      -try to give clear examples- you mention questioning as a strategy for reading, however you have not provided an example of this strategy- therefore parents may not know how to try it out etc
      – you have given a clear example in no 2, but again have used the term ‘scaffold’
      in no 3 you mention 3 games -What am I?, Think of Three, 5 seconds- however you don’t explain to parents how to play these games, you have assumed shared knowledge of these games , however there may be some parents that don’t know what or how to play these games….

      Just some things to think about for your handouts going forward.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    76. Thanks for this, i see you have a post up on the forum re support for EAL children with regards to PA. Aoife will be on the forums tonight and will reply to you!

      Thanks, and enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    77. Hi Tess,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Unfortunately I cannot open this attachment, can you re-submit as a PDF?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    78. Hi Juliet,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions, (yes you are doing them correctly ;-)!

      Yes the collaborative approach to addressing the child’s needs is really key, working together with the parent is pivotal, and supporting them where you can. It’s good to test the water with parents to see where they’re at and then you’ll know how best to pitch your concerns.

      Great work on your targets for improvement, if you haven’t already done so, have a look at Aoife’s post in the module one SSE thread where she outlines examples of creating SMART targets- well worth a read.

      Well done on completing module 2!

      I hope you enjoy module 3,
      Michelle

    79. Having completed this first module on Supporting Speech and Language Development in the classroom, I can appreciate the importance of early interventions and referrals in light of the facts presented with regard to negative impact of language difficulties on Social/Emotional Development, Learning, Behaviour and Friendships Skills.
      In the light of this, I can see benefit in targetting many aspects of Language: Sequencing/Narrative Skills being an area I would target initially

    80. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your reply and apologies for that. I’ll upload a PDF of it. Do you have to delete this one? I don’t have the option to upload another document for this Module while it’s still there I think?

      Thanks,
      Therese

    81. Hi Therese,

      You should be able to delete or remove your assignment from the box and upload another one, let me know how you get on!

      THanks,
      Michelle

    82. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and great to hear you have more clarity around SLCN & DLD and are more focused on involving the parent.

      I have reviewed your targets for improvement and while there is a lot in them I’m unclear as to what the actual target is within each one. I am going to refer you to look at Aoife’s post in module one, in the SSE thread where she outlines SMART targets and gives an example: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/school-self-evaluation/

      Can you reconstruct your two areas for improvement making it really clear what the target is? How you’re going to achieve it? How its going to be measured and remember to keep it realistic and put a time frame on it. Look at Aoifes example as a guide and have a read through others attempts at this on the forum.

      I also note that you haven’t made your contributions to the module 2 forum. Please do so when you’re re-submitting your assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    83. Hi Michelle,

      I’ve gone back in a few times and there’s no option to delete it that I can see? Nor is there the option to upload anything else. It just says awaiting approval.

      Please advise?

      Thanks,
      Therese

    84. Hi there ,

      THanks for this, good work!

      I see you have contributed to the SSE thread in module 2, can i ask you now to contribute the following to the thread in identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN:
      Please share your thoughts on what you have learned about identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN having completed Module 2.

      Is there anything you’re going to do differently from now on?

      Is there anything you wish you had of known previously?

      What was your take home point from this module?
      https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/identifying-referring-and-supporting-children-with-slcn/

      Once this is completed i will be able to approve this assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    85. Hello,

      Many thanks for this.

      Each participant is required to make 2 contributions to the forum for module 1:
      the first forum is here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/how-has-your-understanding-of-speech-and-language-developed/

      and the second one is the SSE thread located here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/school-self-evaluation/

      With regard to SSE well done in identifying your targets, for subsequent modules try to expand on them and make them into SMART targets, see Aoife’s post in the module one SSE thread where she explains this and provides examples.

      Let me know when you have made your forum postings,
      Thanks,
      Michelle

    86. Hi Michelle,
      I have completed those two forum posts
      Thanks,
      Josephine phillips

    87. Well done on your lesson plan, I particularly like the compare and contrast element between English and Irish syntax!

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy module5!

      Michelle

    88. Q2.Targets for improvement.

      Target 1: For all pupils to greet staff and visitors appropriately during the school day: this is will be explained to the children and their will be high expectations for the pupils. Staff will model the greetings with each other as well as offering encouragement for the pupils throughout. Positive reinforcement will be favoured when promoting greetings. Visual cues and reminders will be displayed in classrooms and common areas. Staff will have appropriate expectations for different age groups as well as any pupils with SEN.
      Target 2: Pupil’s vocabulary will be wide and varied and will be used in conversations and work. Each class will use an age appropriate word of the day games and activities. These will be completed in the form of whole class activities and smaller group work on whiteboards. Teachers will encourage the use of different words for many over used words and model good vocabulary use in conversations. Various displays will also be utilised to give the children prompts and options for words in work and conversations.

    89. Hi Emma,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great that you’re planning on incorporate more student talk time going forward.

      Just a note on your CPD log, this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 3.5 hours here, going forward can you ensure that it is 4 hours +, I would highly recommend reading the forums to further your learning.

      Many Thanks and enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    90. Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you now feel that you have a greater understanding of language and literacy acquisition.

      Well done on completing module 3.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    91. Hi Aisling,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Working with parents is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan- you have included some great practical ideas in this point. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    92. Hi James,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you have a greater knowledge of speech and language in the classroom – particularly literate language after module one.

      Thanks for both points included in your schools improvement plan, both are good ideas for inclusion. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    93. Thankyou for your comment. I have enjoyed Module 1 & 2 and I find watching the videos very valuable going forward. In the past, I would be quite anxious having to speak to Parents to children with SLCN. Going forward I will now observe, gather evidence and keep a record. I will communicate closely with other staff members. Then I would request a meeting with Parents, having an informal chat initially. Having listened carefully to their thoughts and concerns I would devise a plan going forward to support the SLCN child. It has given me more confidence in knowing what to do going forward.
      Thankyou,
      Louise.

    94. Hi,
      Would you be able to approve my assignment. I would like to move onto the next module please.
      Thanks.

    95. Hi there,

      It’s great to see that you aim to build on strategies that you are already using in the classroom to support vocabulary, phonological awareness and grammar.

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts.

      Enjoy Module 4!

      Alice.

    96. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum posts.

      Can you please revise your CPD log? Participants are expected to spend approximately 4 hours on each module before progressing to the next module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    97. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution. Participants are required to make two forum contributions per module, could you now make a contribution to “School Self Evaluation” in order to move the next module?

      Thanks for all your points in your schools improvement plan – they are some good ideas for inclusion. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module one.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    98. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see your knowledge of the importance of literate language has developed in module one.

      Thanks for your great suggestions for your school improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      RE: CPD log – participants are expected to spend approximately 4 hours of learning per module. Please be aware of this moving forward.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Thanks,

      Alice

    99. Assignment Template & CPD Log

      Module_2__

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 4 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 2 hours
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hour
      Other
      Total: 7 hours

      Q1. I have referred at least one child in my class each year to a SLT.  Teaching classes of 30 meant I had at least one child already attending and one needing referral as I teach seniors and 1st class.  This has been steep learning – finding out how to refer, completing several forms, what evidence to collect, how to communicate with parents, what to look for in class, etc.  This module has been excellent in giving a complete overview of this process.  The notes on communicating with parents were great.  It has been good to see that the way I’ve done things is in line with best practice – I got advice from SETs etc along the way.  But it’s also great to have the checklist from the Trust to use to prepare for future meetings.  It has also been hugely beneficial to find out about language classes and the application process, etc.  I also found it very interesting to note that children presenting with behaviour/emotional difficulties should be referred to SLT for assessment too – this makes complete sense and is something that needs to be added to our policy.  It’s good to see that the classroom strategies are ones that I’ve been putting into practice – I need to add a visual timetable to my strategies and take care with the language I use.  Overall, a very helpful module.  Word Count: 220

      Word Count:_______

      Q2. To keep clear, ongoing observation notes in a consistent way.  Particularly with children for whom I have concerns – building up an evidence bank.

      To carry out whole class checks to develop and monitor ability to follow directions using the ‘Following Auditory Directions’ book.
      Discuss at Croke Park session with staff how to communicate with parents about children with SLC development and SLCNs using the communication trust resources as a stimulus for conversation.
      Add classroom strategies to those already in place – visual timetable, checking for understanding not just likes when reading stories, consider the language I use in class and make sure it’s clear, etc.
      Update the school’s special needs policy to include clear procedures for what to do when a teacher has concerns about a child’s SLCD.
      Prepare resources for parents with a list of further resources or places where a parent can find further information if they wish to.  This is something I have not done so far.  I would usually meet parents informally and formally and complete the referral and leave that further information to the SLT with the exception of practical resources to help the child. I think it would be great if I had contacts ready for parents too of organisations/websites they can go to for further information too.    Word Count: 214


      Word Count:_______

    100. Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for getting back to me on this. Hope this will suffice.

      Regards,
      Therese

    101. Hi Paula,

      Well done on your lesson plan, it is well thought out and contains lots of activities, I hope you get to use it now, or if you’re not teaching senior classes this year, share it with a colleague!

      I hope you have been enjoying the course so far, glad to hear you’re more confident in using the comprehension strategies with senior classes now too!

      Best wishes and Enjoy module 5!

      Michelle

    102. Hi Caitriona,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see lots of different ways you might communicate key recommendations to parents.

      Creating vocabulary rich classrooms and focusing on semantic mapping are good areas for inclusion in your school improvement plan.

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Thanks,

      Alice.

    103. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions, I hope you have been enjoying the course so far.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, the first one in particular is very SMART (check out Aoifes post in the forum 1 SSE thread for more on this)

      Happy talk is a super programme and would be lovely for infants!

      Well done and enjoy module 2

      Michelle

    104. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Great to hear that you are clearer on the role of the SLT and that you found the topic of literate language interesting!

      Well done on your areas for improvement, if you haven’t already done so, check out Aoife’s post in the SSE thread in Module 1 where she outlines SMART targets and gives examples, try your hand at a SMART target in module 2!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    105. Well done on completing module 3, I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Michelle

    106. Hi KB,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    107. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. It’s great to hear you now have a greater knowledge around phonological awareness terminology – it can be confusing!

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Thanks,

      Alice

    108. Hi Therese,

      Many thanks for this, and sorry you were having problems with the template and uploading. There is a template for every module so be sure to download that for each module!

      Great that you found the overview of the referral process useful and also great to affirm your practice with parents in the past has been inline with best practice, well done!

      Well done on completing module 1, and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    109. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing this summer course.

      Can I ask you to confirm the following:
      Name as registered with the teaching Council: Ellen Keenan
      Teaching Council number: 164182

      Have you completed the post training survey?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    110. Hi Alice,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Targeting vocabulary in an incremental fashion is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.
      Well done on completing module 2.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    111. Assignment Template & CPD Log

      Module 1
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 90 minutes
      Time spent during self-directed learning 60 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments 45 minutes
      Other 45 minutes
      Total: 240 minutes

    112. Hope this works this time. I’m working on a MacBook without MS Word so I’ve saved it as a PDF.
      Regards,
      Therese

    113. Hi K,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see you have included lots of fun, practical ways to target phonological awareness activities at school and home.

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    114. Hi Harry,

      Many thanks for this, as a former student of linguistics myself i understand why you have suggested outlining the anatomy and physiology of how to produce sound, but it is not necessary at primary level to go into that detail. As an SLT myself i would only go into that detail with adults who have had a stroke or who present with motor speech disorders.

      Glad to hear that you are enjoying the course and it is complementing your learning as a linguistic student.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    115. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions. Excellent work on your assignment lots of reflection evident and lots of new ideas generated. Well done to your school for recognising the importance of PA and for changing the way you approach this at JI level.

      The idea of using webinars to share examples and models to parents is very timely given the current circumstances- well done!

      Your targets for improvement are well constructed and read very well.

      Well done on completing module 3 and I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    116. Hi Therese,

      Many thanks for this, all good with your assignment, PDF is the way to go as myself and the other tutors
      are working from word.

      Can I ask you to make your contributions to the module 3 forum? Once that has been completed I will be able to approve your assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    117. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and for you forum contributions.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 2 hours.55 minutes here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    118. Hi Juliet,

      Well done on completing module 3, i hope you enjoy module 4!

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    119. Well done on completing module 3, I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    120. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions!

      Well done on completing module 3! I hope you enjoy module 4.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    121. Hi Carmel,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions. On the assignment you’ve submitted you have answered the SSE question in the question 1 box, however I see from the forum you have submitted your response to this question there, so I’m going to copy and paste your forum contribution as a record of your answer to question 1 below:

      Forum post from Carmel, answering Q1 of task for module 1:
      I am finding this course very informative. I have worked as an S.E.T for a number of years and would be very led by what is recommended by the speech and language therapist. The language therapy model is an excellent resource and I plan to use it next year to enhance my teaching. A few points from the course have stuck with me so far. The direct link between socio-economic disadvantage and speech and language difficulties. Having worked in a DEIS school for a number of years I can definitely see evidence of this. I also found it interesting that the oral language skills of a child at the age of four predicted reading comprehension at the age of ten and also the effect of the use of complex language used by the teacher on the comprehension levels of the child. As other posters mentioned it does make you think about the level of language used in the SEN setting and it being perhaps too simplified. I enjoyed the explanation of the different components of language.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2!

      Michelle

    122. Many thanks for completing your 2 forum posts, there is established threads for assignment posts within each module’s forum so be sure to look out for them, you shouldn’t need to create a new topic for your posts, just add your posts to the existing threads.

      Many thanks and enjoy module 2,
      Michelle

    123. Hi Lorna,

      Well done on your lesson plan!

      Can I ask you now to make your contribution to the SSE thread in the module 4 forum and once that is complete i will be able to approve your assignment.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    124. Yes those are the correct details and I have completed the post training survey.
      Thank you for providing a very helpful and informative course.

    125. Well done on your lesson plan and on completing module 4, i hope you have enjoyed it!

      Now for module 5……
      Michelle

    126. Hi Geraline

      Many thanks for your assignment and for your 2 Forum posts for Module 2.

      You made some very relevant points about empowering parents and approaching parents as soon as concerns arise. Also your comments around highlighting the attendance policy for SLT to parents is very important also.

      Well done and enjoy Module 3!

    127. Many thanks for your two forum contributions and your assignment. I particularly enjoyed your points about collaborative working with parents and your ideas for the oral language station.

      Well done and enjoy module 3.

      Thanks
      Alison

    128. Hi Rose

      Many thanks for your two Forum contributions and your assignment. Your points about giving enough time to language as part of everyday teaching were particularly insightful and your plans for the whole school approach were well laid out.

      Well done and enjoy Module 2!
      Kind regards
      Alison

    129. Hi Josph,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Can I ask you to have another look at section 2 of this assignment and then re submit please? Question 2 states “specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan” focusing on speech and language targets. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    130. Hi Steph

      Thank you for completing your 2 Forum posts and assignment.

      Delighted to hear that you found the videos helpful for giving ways to shape those difficult conversations with parents. Your school targets were also very appropriate.

      Well done and enjoy Module 3.

      Thanks
      Alison

    131. Hi Mary,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of reinforcing new vocabulary being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Creating greater awareness of DLD is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. DLD awareness day takes palce each October, radld.org has great resources you may like to have a look at. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2!

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    132. Hi Casey,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.
      Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.
      Targeting the linguistic complexity of instructions is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.
      Well done on completing module 2.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    133. Hi Sarah

      Thank you for completing your two forum posts and your assignment.

      Your targets for next year are excellent and your points about children from areas of low socio-economic backgrounds and their different exposure to vocabulary were very relevant.

      Well done and enjoy Module 2!

    134. Hi Sarah

      Thank you for your assignment and your two forum contributions.

      Well done and hope you enjoy module 2.

      Thanks
      Alison

    135. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for your response. Where can I adjust my CPD log? I have done so on my assignment task word doc but not sure how I can upload it again?

      Kate

    136. Hi Elaine

      Thanks for your assignment and Forum contribution. Your lesson plan was very comprehensive and well thought out.

      Now onto the last module, number 5!

      Thanks
      Alison

    137. Thank you for your assignment and forum contribution. Your lesson plan was very comprehensive and well thought out. Well done!

      Now onto Module 5!
      Thanks
      Alison

    138. Well done on completing a very comprehensive and thoughtful lesson plan.

      Hope you enjoy Module 5!
      thanks
      Alison

    139. Hi Claire

      Well done on completing a very comprehensive and well thought out lesson plan for your assignment, and for your forum contribution.

      I hope you enjoy module 5!
      thanks
      Alison

    140. Hi Ellie

      Thank you for submitting your first assignment and 2 forum contributions. You have highlighted very relevant learning about the difference between home school language and home language, which is particularly relevant in DEIS schools.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log. As this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approximately four hours of learning, however you have documented 1 hour. Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above? I would highly recommend reading the forums to further your learning, particularly Aoife’s post in the module 1 forum regarding creating SMART targets.

      Once this is complete I’ll be able to approve this module.
      thanks
      Alison

    141. Hi Alison,

      Apologies. I meant to update the time logged. I subsequently spent a number of hours reading the additional material ( which I didn’t realise was there in the beginning), reading through the forum and then formulating my own answers. Completely forgot to update that part. Is it possible for me to do so at this stage?
      Also, really enjoyed the first module! Really insightful and informative!

      Many thanks,

      Ellie

    142. Many thanks for your submission of your assignment and your contribution to the “Activity you’re planning to adopt going forward” on the Forum. Your answer to Q1 shows very detailed reflective thinking about how you will adapt your teaching and you have some great ideas for linking home and school learning to maximise children’s communication potential.

      However, I’m afraid I have to ask you to review Q2 section of your assignment and resubmit. The requirements are as follows:
      With regard to SSE: Review Domain 2-3 :Learner experiences and teachers individual experiences. Refer to page 15-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Outline in 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the online forum.

      So in your Q2, you would need to specify 2-3 targets and write one of those targets on the online forum under the thread “School Self Evaluation: targets for improvement module 3”, see here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/school-self-evaluation-3/.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Let me know if you have any queries.

      Thanks
      Alison

    143. Well done on completing Module 4 Caitriona.

      Hope you enjoy module 5.

      thanks
      Alison

    144. Well done completing Module 2, great work on your assignment and forum posts. I hope you enjoy Module 3!

      Thanks
      Alison

    145. Hi Alice,
      i accept that i mistakenly only identified 1 target instead of 2 -3. However, I feel that writing is a form of expressive language as identified in Module 1and therefore should be acceptable as area of Language being addressed in the targets
      Please explain further as I am confused at this stage.
      Thanks,
      Josephine Phillips

    146. Hi Edel

      Excellent work on this module Edel. Hope you enjoy Module 3.

      thanks
      Alison

    147. Hi Ellie

      No problem at all- it’s an easy mistake to make. Can you just outline here by replying to this post your number of hours CPD (time spent and activities) and when I get that, I’ll approve the module for you.

      Glad you’re enjoying the course so far! If you have any other queries let me know.
      thanks
      Alison

    148. Well done on completing Module 4. Your lesson plan was very comprehensive.

      Now onto Module 5- you’re nearly there!
      thanks
      Alison

    149. Hi,
      I have added another target as requested to Q2. i am now having technical problem re submitting same. I don’t see an option for re submitting and it won’t accept use of existing link to assignment template as previously.
      Please help,
      Josephine Phillips

    150. Hi Roisin,

      Many thanks for part one of the assignment and your forum post.

      Could you please complete part two of the assignment and contribute to the forum “School Self Evaluation” in order for your assignment to be approved?

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    151. Hello, I am having issues removing the first document as replacing it with the correct assignment. I have copied and pasted the answer to question two with this comment. I had also already commented on the forum in the ‘School Self Evaluation’ section.

      Target 1: The importance of teaching a child to monitor and assess their own understanding.
      We currently use a traffic light system to monitor understanding. However, I don’t think that the children are ever explicitly taught, what it mean to understand a lesson. I think that I will begin to use my WALT and WILF more actively as a basis for teaching the children to self-assess their understanding. Using thumbs is a much less disruptive way of the children sharing how they found the lesson and it would give me a very quick assessment of who needs more input or a different activity to consolidate their learning.

      Target 2: Modify instructions given to the children.
      I need to become more aware of the specific language I am using and modify the directions given to the children. The children firstly need to be explicitly taught this language, it needs to be actively modeled and then an expectation of the children following through can be set.
      Word Count: 164

    152. Hi B,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module. Can I ask you to post your CPD log as a reply to this comment? I can then approve this module for you.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    153. Hi Roisin,

      Thank you for posting your assignment here. Module 2 is now approved. I hope you enjoy module 3!

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    154. Hi Josph,

      Many thanks for amending your original assignment – could you post part two here as a response to this comment?

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    155. Q2
      I completed a fantastic CPD course last year titled ‘Assessment for Learning’ (CPD College) and I found the approaches recommended therein hugely beneficial in engaging a small group of children with assessing their own learning, identifying their achievements and indicating areas in need of improvement whilst simultaneously giving them a sense of pride in their work and associated progress. Now, looking through the ‘Looking At Our Schools 2016’ publication, I can see clearly how this aforementioned approach ties in really well with Domain 2 – Learner Experiences (p16):
      ‘Students assess their progress realistically and can describe their strengths and areas for development as learners. They have a sense of ownership of their work, take pride in it, and take responsibility for improving it.
      I would be interested in extending this approach, therefore, to a whole class setting in light of my positive experience with it combined with the recommendations within the ‘Looking At Our Schools 2016’ document. our school plan could therefore incorporate
      the following targets :
      1. Children in 2nd Class will engage in AFL approach when learning to orally compose sentences using a noun, verb and adjective whilst maintaining meaning on 4/5 occasions before end of first term when working independently.
      2. Children in 3rd Class will engage in peer AFL approach when learning to narrate a story orally incorporating story elements: Setting, Character/s, Plot, Resolution/Conclusion on 2/3 occasions within the first term..

    156. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    157. Hi Aiden,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you now have a greater knowledge of the assessment used in SLT evaluations.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    158. Q2. Target 1 To have improved planning and collaboration among teachers in the area of Literacy. This will be done through plans being submitted in advance and being co-ordinated by post holders. It will be done on a fortnightly basis to start and discussed at staff meetings. This will be measured by teachers each month and noted in the cuntas miosuil. Teachers need to use planning , preparation and assessment practices to progress pupils learning. Thus there needs to be collaboration across the school regarding methods and the use of assessment results. The various class groupings need to meet including SETs to ensure there is progression of learning across the school taking abilities into account.
      Target 2:
      Develop comprehension throughout the school by spending time teaching comprehension strategies and ensuring that strategies are applied to practice.The strategies will be done systematically during the year. There will be assessment each term of how work is progressing and any adjustments will be made.We have been doing this and have found it hard to maintain progress. Through co-operation across the school, parents and pupils ,children can be guided to apply these strategies across all subject areas..For this to happen teachers need to review their practices regularly and realistically.

    159. Hi Breda

      Thanks very much for your updated of Q2 and your post on the forum. Well done.

      You can now proceed to Module 4.

      Thanks
      Alison

    160. Hi Steph,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    161. Hi Ruth,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on completing such a comprehensive lesson plan!

      Can you send your CPD hour log by return comment? I can then approve this module.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    162. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution for module 5.

      Well done on your handout, try to include some visuals to make it more reader friendly and visually appealing, well done on the content.

      Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course and it has been a good learning experience for you!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    163. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution!

      Well done on your handout, it is well put together and visually appealing with good use of examples to illustrate your point, very parent friendly!

      I hope you have enjoyed this course. Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    164. Hi Blathin,

      Many thanks for your CPD log. I am posting this as a record of the email attachment.

      Module 4 CPD Log
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 3 hr
      Time spent during self directed learning 1 hour
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hour 30 minutes
      Other
      Total: 5 hr 30 minutes

      Best of luck with the final module!

      Alice.

    165. Hi Madeline,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution!

      Well done on your handout, content wise it is perfect, some minor amendments i would suggest: I would give a small introduction in the beginning by way of context and add in some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      I hope you have enjoyed this course. Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    166. Thanks so much Alice. Got carried away a bit..particularly looking up all the websites for inspiration when we eventually return to the classroom.
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 1hrs 25mins
      Time spent during self directed learning: Websites for 1st / 2nd class 2 hours 15 mins
      Time spent completing assignments; 1hr 30 mins

      Total: 5hrs 10mins

    167. Of course. Thank you Alison!

      Total time spent on module 1 : 4 hours 25 mins

      -Watching course videos/ taking notes/ reflection questions. – 1 hour 40 mins
      -Reading materials ( 2012 better communication research programme, reading back over course handout, the language therapy manual) – 1 hour 30 mins
      -Assignments (included reading back through some of the course handout and my own notes) – 40 mins
      -Reading through forum and posting answers – 25 mins

    168. Hi Fiona,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution!

      Well done on your handout, it is simple and to the point and I really like your use of visuals- well done , handouts are a really useful tool to bridge the learning between school and home.

      I hope you have enjoyed this course! Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    169. Hi Claire,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution!

      Well done on your handout, you are really setting the scene for parents here on how they can get off on the best foot involving themselves in their child’s education- well done!

      I really hope you have enjoyed this course. Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    170. Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution!

      I hope you have enjoyed this course. Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    171. I never logged how long I spent on this module!! Apologies!
      It was four hours and ten minutes.

    172. Hi Emma

      Thanks for your assignment, forum posts and the update for the log above!

      Great work, you’ve shown good understanding of key elements of module 2.

      Hope you enjoy module 3.

    173. Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions, well done on your hand out!

      The only thing i would say would be be cautious using the name of programmes such as toe to toe and Wordsworth as parents may not know what these are.

      Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and the post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    174. Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.
      Thank you for your targets, they are all really good areas to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 3.

      thanks
      Alison

    175. Hi Fiona,

      Many thanks for this,

      I will email out your cert next week.

      Many Thanks & I hope you enjoyed the course!

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    176. Hi Ruth

      Well done on completing Module 1 and for your forum contributions, excellent work. I particularly liked your use of the “what…so what” as it demonstrates your excellent reflective practice skills. Keep up the good work! Hope you enjoy Module 2.

      Thanks
      Alison

    177. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for this, just check it for typo’s and i would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.

      Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    178. Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Yes, early identification of speech and language difficulties is important in receiving timely intervention.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    179. Well done on completing Module 2.

      Hope you enjoy Module 3.

      Thanks
      Alison

    180. Hi Karen,

      Many thanks for this, glad to hear that you have found the course useful.

      I will email your cert next week.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    181. Hello,

      Thanks for this, lovely handout, the activities are well explained and it is visually appealing too.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Please now complete your reflective learning assignment and your post course evaluation.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    182. Hi Elaine,

      Thanks for this, Unfortunately the assignment is not on the assignment template.

      Instead of resubmitting can you fill this information out in the comments here:

      Please fill in the following:
      Name as registered with the teaching Council_________________________
      Teaching Council number: _________________________
      Email(please use the same email you used to register for the course):__________________
      Have you completed the post training survey? Yes/ no

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    183. Hi Michelle,
      My apologies – I must have missed the template when I was going to do the assignment!

      Name as registered with the teaching Council: Elaine Kenny
      Teaching Council Number: 224345
      Email: elaine.kenny58@gmail.com
      Have you completed the post training survey: Yes

      Sorry again!
      Elaine

    184. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Can you have a think about how you might communicate some key recommendations to parents who can further support phonological awareness, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in the home?

      Well done on identifying some good areas for improvement – Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 3.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    185. Great Elaine, thanks for that.

      I will email your Cert next week!

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    186. Hi Michelle!
      Thank you for pointing out the error on the CPD log, I completed this module over two days and forgot about the first day.

      I am having trouble figuring out how to re-upload the updated CPD log.

    187. Hi COR,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Can I ask you to send me your CPD log by return comment here please? When you have this complete I can approve this module for you. For future assignments, please use the assignment templates provided.

      You have included some good ideas to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Alice.

    188. Hi Mary,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Yes – every lesson is a language lesson!

      Enjoy module 4!

      Thanks,

      Alice.

    189. Hi Ruth

      Well done on completing Module 5. Your assignment looks great, some lovely ideas for parents. Also don’t apologise for the length of your forum post, it’s great to see your passion on this topic and for other teachers to learn from your experience.

      thanks
      Alison

    190. Hi Geraldine,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    191. Hi Paula,

      Many thanks for this, it sounds like you have learnt a lot from this course!

      I will email your cert next week.

      I hope you have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    192. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for submitting your assignment.

      Could you now make your forum contributions to the module one forum in order to fulfil assessment criteria for this module?

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.
      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    193. Hi Caitriona,

      Many thanks for this, sounds like you have gotten a lot from this course!

      As you didn’t submit your assignment on the template can i ask you to comfirm the following?

      Course Reflective assignment
      Please fill in the following:
      Name as registered with the teaching Council_________________________
      Teaching Council number: _________________________
      Email(please use the same email you used to register for the course):__________________
      Have you completed the post training survey? Yes/ no

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    194. Hi E,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Well done on the areas you have identified for improvement, both are good points to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    195. Record of PD log sent via email:

      I did some revision of the online learning and here is my updated log.
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 1hr 10min
      Time spent during self directed learning 1hr
      Time spent completing assignments 1hr
      Other 50min revision
      Total: 4hrs
      Kind regards,
      Cillian

    196. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this.

      Great work on your lesson plan. Can you please send me a record of your CPD log by return comment and contribute to the forum in order to progress to the next module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    197. Hi Josph,

      Many thanks for this.

      Great work on your lesson plan. Can you now please make your contribution to the module 4 forum and send your CPD by replying to this comment in order to progress.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    198. Hi Aisling,

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Many thanks for your forum contributions and assignment submission.

      Alice.

    199. Hi Tess,

      Many thanks for this.

      Great work on your lesson plan. Can you now please make your contribution to the module 4 forum and send your CPD by replying to this comment in order to progress.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    200. Hi Una,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      The areas you have outlined are good points to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    201. Hi Alice
      i have already posted Re SSE on the Module 4 forum. i’m not sure what you mean by ‘send your CPD by replying to this comment?
      Thanks
      Josephine Phillips

    202. Hi Josph,

      Many thanks for your forum contribution. Participants are required to include their CPD hours log in each assignment, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments, each module equals approximately four hours of learning. If you copy, fill in and paste this table in reply to this comment I can approve this module.

      Time Spent on the online learning platform:
      Time spent during self directed learning:
      Time spent completing assignments:
      Other
      Total:

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    203. Josephine Phillips – Module 4
      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 2 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 2 hours
      Time spent completing assignments: 2 hours
      Other:
      Total: 6 hours

    204. Hello,

      Thanks for this, lovely handout, the activities are well explained and it is visually appealing too.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Please ensure your reflective learning assignment and your post course evaluation are completed to finish the course.

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    205. Hi Alice,

      Thanks for your comment. I have posted to the Forum. I’m not sure what the CPD is that you ask me to post here so can you please let me know what I have to do to proceed?

      Kind regards,
      Tess

    206. Hi Tess

      We are looking for information on your CPD learning for this module. Please complete your CPD log by replying to this thread with the following information-
      Time Spent on the online learning platform:
      Time spent during self directed learning:
      Time spent completing assignments:
      Other:
      Total:

      Going forward, please include this information with your assignment. Once this is complete this can be approved.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    207. Time Spent on the online learning platform: 3 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 3 hours
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hour
      Other:
      Total: 7 hours

    208. Many thanks Ruth!

      Congratulations on completing the course, I will email your cert next week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    209. Many thanks for this, I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      I will email your Cert Next week.

      Best wishes and enjoy your summer!

      Michelle

    210. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for this, its evident that there has been lots of learning for you!

      I hope you enjoyed the course and i wish you all the best for the summer ahead.

      I will email your cert next week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    211. Hi Orla,

      Many thanks for this, really glad you enjoyed the course, it is evident from your reflective learning assignment that there has been lots of learning for you!

      I hope you have a lovely weekend and lovely summer, hopefully the sun returns soon!

      I will be emailing certs out next week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    212. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    213. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of working closely with a child’s parent being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      You have included good areas to improve on in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    214. Hi Geraldine,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution. I would add some visuals to your handout to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please now ensure you have your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation complete.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    215. Hi Maria,

      Thanks for this, lovely handout, the activities are well explained and it is visually appealing too.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Please now ensure your reflective learning assignment and your post course evaluation are completed.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    216. Hi Tiffin,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Well done on completing module 3 – I hope you enjoy module 4!

      Best,

      Alice

    217. Many thanks for your forum contribution. Participants are required to include their CPD hours log in each assignment, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments, each module equals approximately four hours of learning. If you copy, fill in and paste this table in reply to this comment I can approve this module.

      Time Spent on the online learning platform:
      Time spent during self directed learning:
      Time spent completing assignments:
      Other
      Total:

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    218. CPD Details-
      LOUISE MAGUIRE
      USER DETAILS
      Edit profile
      Email address
      Louise@stfelimsns.ie
      Address Line 1
      Monery
      Address Line 2
      Crossdoney
      Address Line 3
      Cavan
      City/Town
      Cavan
      County
      Co. Cavan
      Eircode/Zip Postal Code
      H12N225
      Mobile Phone Number
      0868229005
      Teacher’s Name (as registered with the DES)
      Louise Maguire
      Teaching Council Number (DES requirement)
      121859
      School Name
      St. Felims N.S
      School Email
      Ballinaghns@stfelimsns.ie
      School Roll Number
      16921K
      School Address
      Ballinagh, Co. Cavan
      MISCELLANEOUS
      Forum posts
      Forum discussions
      REPORTS
      Browser sessions
      Grades overview
      Grade

    219. Time spent on the online forum: 180 mins
      Time spent during directed learning 180 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 2hrs mins
      Total 8 hrs

    220. Hi Alice,
      It’s taking me a long time to complete each module. The resources are brilliant and yes I’m learning loads but It’s time consuming. My family are wondering why I’m spending so much time but It takes time to complete assignments and post forums.
      Thank you,
      Louise.

    221. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Could I ask you to have another look at part two of the assignment and put your targets for School Self Evaluation here as a reply to this comment?

      Part Two: “With regard to SSE, Review Domain 1-3 : ‘learner outcomes’ ‘learner experiences’ and ‘teachers’ individual practice’. Refer to pages 13-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools.
      Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan.”

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    222. Hi Tess,

      Thanks for this, lovely handout, the oral language activities are well explained and it is visually appealing too. Could I ask you to have think about the other element of the assignment and add this to your handout: “How to develop family literacy at home with three recommended activities and How to access further support services outside of the school in the local community”?

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Please now ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and your post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    223. Assignment Template & CPD Log

      Module 5

      Name___Therese Kelly__________________

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module: 6 hours

      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 4 hours

      Time spent during self directed learning: 1 hour

      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hour

      Other

      Total: 6 hours

      Handout for Parents: attached PDF

    224. Hi Alice,

      The assignment instructions ask to outline one on the list of three items given. I have designed the poster to address the first of these three. You have asked me to address the other two items too. Is this necessary?

      Regards,
      Tess

    225. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to hear that you feel that you learned lots about Speech and Language already!

      You have detailed lots of good points to include in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    226. Hi Tess,

      Apologies, no, it not necessary to add to your current assignment or resubmit the assignment. They may be useful points to include on a handout to parents in future.

      Congratulations on completing the course!

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    227. Yes, of course. I did the poster as a follow on activity with children. It assumes that I have already provided this information at the start of the school year as this would be normal practice. The poster is more like a monthly update.

    228. Hi Roisin,

      Well done on completing module 3! Great to see SMART goals included.

      Good luck with the next module,

      Thanks,

      Alice

    229. Hi B,

      Many thanks for this, I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.
      Well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.
      Please now ensure that you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Well done on finishing module 5!

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    230. Hi there,

      Well done on completing module 2. Many thanks for your assignment submission and forum contributions.

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    231. Hi lobrien,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    232. Hi Josph,

      Thanks for this, lovely handout, the activities are well explained and it is visually appealing too.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    233. Hi there,

      I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to re submit this assignment on the template provided. There are two parts to this assignment:

      This is part two:

      “With regard to SSE, Review Domain 1-3 : ‘learner outcomes’ ‘learner experiences’ and ‘teachers’ individual practice’. Refer to pages 13-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools.
      Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the forum.
      Please ensure you have submitted your assignment on the assignment template, available to download directly below the video.
      You are also required to contribute two posts to the forum for Module 2.”

      Please also include your CPD log for this assignment.

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    234. Hi Eleanor,

      Many thanks for this, can you now please make your two posts to the module 3 forum in order to fulfil criteria for this module?

      Best,

      Alice.

    235. Hi,
      Would you be able to look at my last assignment. I would like to do the quiz as soon as I can.
      Thanks

    236. I’m not sure if I included time spent on module, course content and readings3.5 hrs and assignment 1.5 hrs.
      Regards
      Mary

    237. Hi Alice, apologies I am finding there are so many extra aspects to the assignment it’s a bit confusing.
      I have my document as requested , and will try to upload it. I am finding the course very interesting and informative though!
      many thanks.

    238. Sorry Alice, I can’t seem to be able to upload the template, the document I sent already is still there.

    239. Hi Nancy,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    240. Hi Cacrean,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    241. Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    242. Hi Edel,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    243. Hi Fidelma,

      You can copy and paste the details from the assignment and your CPD log as a comment? That may be easier than deleting and re- uploading your original assignment.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    244. Hi Lorna,

      Many thanks for this.Well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please now ensure you have completed your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    245. Hi Rose,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    246. Hi Darina,

      Many thanks for this. I hope you enjoy the next module!!

      Thanks,

      Alice

    247. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Well done on including a great SMART target for school self improvement.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    248. hi, am just checking have you received my reflection – I submitted Fri night?
      Regards,
      Josephine Phillips

    249. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    250. Hi Rose,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      You have included some good points for inclusion in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Best,

      Alice

    251. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution. Great to hear that you now have a greater understanding of literate language and the importance of direct language instruction.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      I hope you enjoy the next module!

    252. Hi Ellie,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Enjoy module 4.

      Best,

      Alice

    253. Hi Ruth,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of using correct terminology being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Best,

      Alice

    254. Hi Kelm21,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Well done, you included very comprehensive recommendations for both school and home. Part two of the assignment asks “With regard to SSE: Review Domain 2-3 :Learner experiences and teachers individual experiences. Refer to page 15-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Outline in 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the online forum”. I see you have contributed one idea to the forum. Could you post another idea as a reply to this comment to fulfil criteria for this module?

      Thanks,

      Alice.

    255. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I really like your use of visuals, they make the handout more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    256. Hi Lainey_75,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      You have included some lovely ideas for inclusion in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Enjoy module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    257. Hi Alice, I’m sorry about this, I have tried to copy and paste into this box but it doesn’t work. I could try emailing it to you if that would work? Apologies, I’m pretty okay with technology usually.
      Thanks
      Fidelma

    258. I’m just wondering if I have completed everything in this module. I know I have the quiz to complete.
      Many Thanks,
      Louise

    259. Hi Sonja,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Great to hear that you now have a greater knowledge of speech and language and it’s importance in the classroom.

      RE: School Self Evaluation, Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    260. Hi ash9mcc,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you have a greater knowledge of speech and language after module 1.

      You have included some lovely points in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    261. Hi Eleanor,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    262. Hi BeaD,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    263. Hi Rose,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    264. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    265. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained with lovely use of visuals.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    266. Hi Fidelma,

      That’s perfect – you can send it to me at alice@cdi.ie and I can post the details into a comment here.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    267. Hi Josephine,

      Apologies for the delay in approving this for you, don’t worry about quiz no 5, its not mandatory!

      Many thanks for this reflective piece, great that you’re more familiar with the Looking at our Schools document and also that you have found many of the strategies useful for your teaching going forward.

      I hope you have enjoyed this summer course, I will email your cert this week.

      Many Thanks and have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    268. Hi Geraldine,

      Many thanks for this reflective assignment, delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the course.

      I hope you have a lovely summer, I will email your cert this week.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    269. Hi Carlo,

      Many thanks for this reflective piece, great to hear you have enjoyed the course and have found all of the resources so useful.

      Don’t worry about quiz no 5, its not mandatory.

      I’ll be issuing your cert later this week.

      Best wishes, and have a lovely summer!

      Michelle

    270. Hi Louise,

      Don’t worry about quiz no. 5, its not mandatory.

      Many thanks for this reflective piece. Delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the course and have gotten so much out of it!

      I hope you have a lovely summer, I’ll be emailing your cert later this week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    271. Hi Therese,

      Many thanks for this reflective piece, great to hear that you have enjoyed the course and plan on sharing your learning with your staff.

      Don’t worry about the module 5 quiz, its not mandatory.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,
      I will be emailing your cert this week.

      Michelle

    272. Hi Lorna,

      Many thanks for this, I hope that you have enjoyed the course.

      I will be emailing your cert this week.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    273. Hi Blaithin,

      Many thanks for this reflective piece.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course! I will be emailing your cert this week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    274. Hi Claire,

      Many thanks for this reflective piece. Great to hear that you have enjoyed the course and have developed your understanding of SLCN.

      Don’t worry about the module 5 quiz, its not mandatory.

      I will be emailing your cert this week.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,

      Michelle

    275. Hi Louise,

      Many thanks for this, delighted to hear that you have found this course useful and plan on sharing your knowledge with your staff.

      I’m sure the SLT on site will be delighted to be approached to speak to the staff, great idea.

      Best wishes for a lovely summer, I will be emailing your cert this week.

      Michelle

    276. Hi Juliet,

      Many thanks for this reflective piece, great to hear you have already begun to feedback and share your learning with your colleagues.

      I hope you have enjoyed the course!

      Thanks for the heads up about the typo, I will fix that!

      I hope you have a lovely summer, I will email your cert this week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    277. Hi Mary,

      Many thanks for this, and congratulations on completing the course!

      I will be emailing your cert this week.

      I hope you have a lovely summer,

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    278. Hi Ellie,

      Well done on your lesson plan! Glad to hear you’re enjoying the course and the practical activities.

      Enjoy Module 5,

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    279. Hi Fidelma,

      Thank you for your email. Here are the details from your CPD log and module 2 part 2.

      “Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2.5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 2.5
      Time spent completing assignments 1.5 hours
      Other
      Total: 6.5 hours

      Q2. Target 1. In module 2 it states that non-word repetitions, sentence repetition, grammatical markers of verb tenses are not influenced by social or cultural background, and thus are good markers of children who have speech & language difficulties, and this makes them a good method of identifying problems, The CELF then would be a reliable method. I assumed that social or cultural backgrounds would have been influencers, going forward in our school this is something we could use to identify children with s & l difficulties. Target 2. I was also interested to note that common s & l problems are often misidentified as emotional/behavioural difficulties and if children are referred for psychological appointment, they should also be checked for s & l problems. The impact of s & l difficulties can be masked by other behaviours, which can be misinterpreted by teachers, and this is something I will recommend in our school going forward. Target 3. It was interesting to note that following auditory instructions are a way to promote attentive auditory listening and accurate auditory processing. The book recommended ‘following auditory directions’, 4 – 8 years is one that probably should be in every school and I will suggest that this is purchased and used by our school in future. As work can also be sent home to increase parental involvement, this would promote good communication and teamwork between the school and parents. Word count 234”

      Many thanks for this. Enjoy the next module.

      Best,

      Alice.

    280. Hi Casey,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Enjoy the next module!

      Best,

      Alice.

    281. Really enjoyed the course Michelle, thanks. I feel much better equipped to understand and deal with SLCN going forward. Great content, and great to have the handouts also for reference. Thank you!

    282. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Well done on identifying your targets for improvement, If you haven’t already done so, have a look at Aoife’s post in the module 1 SSE forum thread around creating SMART targets, she gives a good example and try your hand at creating a SMART target for module 2.

      Best wishes and enjoy module 2.

      Michelle

    283. Hi Edel,

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! It is evident that you have gotten a lot out of this course and what’s more, plan on implementing changes based on your learning, best of luck with them!

      I hope you have a lovely summer, I will email your cert this week.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    284. Many thanks for this Mary Clare, glad to hear you found the course useful.

      I will email your cert this week.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    285. Hi Rose,

      Many Thanks for this, well done on your handout, just one or two things struck me as I was reading through it, be sure to give really clear examples of any games you’ve suggested, don’t assume that parents will have knowledge of them or will know how to play them! Also you might think about adding some visuals to entice the reader and make the document more reader friendly.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    286. Hi Rose

      Many thanks for this, I hope you have enjoyed the course.

      I will email your cert towards the end of the week.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    287. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contribution.

      Well done on your lesson plan, I hope you get to use it at some point in the future!

      Enjoy Module 5!
      Michelle

    288. Hi Ellie,

      Many thanks for this, and well done on completing this course.

      I will email your cert towards the end of this week.

      Have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    289. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum posts for Module 2.

      It sounds like you have a really robust and comprehensive system in place , great idea to have a written process in place to support this and also to share with NQT’s to develop their skill set in this area- well done!

      I hope you enjoy Module 3,
      Michelle

    290. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your lesson plan!

      Your CPD log is missing from this assignment, can you send it as a comment here? When you have done so I can approve this module for you.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    291. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, I really like the idea of developing a simple phonological awareness pack for parents. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    292. Excellent work on Module 4, well done!

      Hope you enjoy the last Module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    293. Hi Aisling

      Excellent work on Module 4, really well done!

      Hope you enjoy the final module.
      thanks
      Alison

    294. Hi Emma

      Well done completing Module 3, I hope you enjoy Module 4.

      thanks
      Alison

    295. Hi Darina

      Excellent work on Module 2. Hope you enjoy the next module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    296. Hi Deirdre

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post, I can see you’ve spent a lot of time on this Module, great work!

      Hope you enjoy Module 4.
      Thanks
      Alison

    297. Hi

      Many thanks for you assignment and forum posts. Hope you enjoy the next Module.

      thanks
      Alison

    298. Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. I’m glad you found the update on terminology re: DLD useful and the statistics around how many children per class room this equates to.

      I hope you enjoy the next module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    299. Hi

      Many thanks for re-submitting on the template. Well done on completing module 1, hope you enjoy the next module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    300. Hi Ellen

      Great work on your first Module. Your plans are really clear and demonstrate your reflective learning very well.

      Unfortunately you are required to contribute two posts to the forum for Module 1 and I can only see one post. If I’ve missed another post, please let me know. Otherwise can you contribute one further post and reply to this comment to let me know when this is complete. When this is done, I will be happy to progress you onto the next Module.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    301. Hello

      Thank you very much for your assignment. It’s great to hear re: your learning about the importance of language rather than just speech sounds/ pronunciation and your plans for next year are excellent.

      Unfortunately you are required to contribute two posts to the forum for Module 1 and I can only see one post. If I’ve missed another post, please let me know. Otherwise can you contribute one further post and reply to this comment to let me know when this is complete. When this is done, I will be happy to progress you onto the next Module.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    302. Hi Ruth

      Great work on your lesson plan and your forum post. Hope you enjoy the last module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    303. Hi MB

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum contributions. Yes absolutely, there is a strong link between communication difficulties and behaviour, so it’s great to hear that this is something you’re thinking about now going forward.

      Hope you enjoy Module 3.
      Thanks
      Alison

    304. Hi Dana

      Well done on your assignment, it’s great to hear that you feel more confident in making SLT referrals and the importance of your role in promoting good language models.

      Unfortunately I need to ask you to make 2 contributions to the Forum 2 posts to approve this Module. I think perhaps you’ve put 4 comments on Module 1 forum by mistake. Or if I’ve missed your comments somewhere, please let me know.

      Once you’ve put 2 comments on the Forum 2 posts, this Module will be complete.

      Please let me know when this is complete by replying here.
      thanks
      Alison

    305. Hello

      Excellent work on your assignment and Forum posts here. You’ve obviously taken a lot of time to read, reflect and plan.

      Hope you enjoy Module 4.
      thanks
      Alison

    306. Hi, really sorry, I had started writing it but had to leave the laptop before I posted it. I’ve just added the posting there. Thanks!

    307. Hi Ellie

      Well done completing your assignment and Forum post.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    308. Hi BeaD,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Well done on completing module 5!

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    309. Hi Mags,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    310. Apologies, I didn’t complete my time.
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 120 minutes
      Time spent during self-directed learning 70 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments 120 minutes
      Other 90 minutes
      Total: 380 minutes

    311. Time Spent on the online learning platform 120 minutes
      Time spent during self-directed learning 70 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments 120 minutes
      Other 90 minutes
      Total: 380 minutes

    312. Hi MArgaret,

      Many thanks for this, delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the course and that you now feel more confident in a variety of areas.

      I will email your cert towards the end of the week.

      I hope you have a lovely summer,
      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    313. Well done on completing your first assignment and forum posts. The ideas of the story sacks for parents and a buddy bench are both great.

      Hope you enjoy the Module 2.
      Thanks
      Alison

    314. Hi Sarah

      Excellent work on your assignment and Forum posts. I particularly enjoyed your ideas about the Goldilocks activity, I think that will work really well!

      Hope you enjoy the next Module.
      thanks
      Alison

    315. Hi Elaine

      Many thanks for your assignment, Forum posts and the update here re: your CPD. That’s all great, well done.

      Hope you enjoy the next Module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    316. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I really like the use of visuals.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    317. Hi Alice,
      Apologies. Please find my module log below;
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 82mins
      Time spent during self directed learning 80mins
      Time spent completing assignments 75mins
      Other -mins
      Total: 252mins=4hrs 5mins

    318. Hi Kelly

      Many thanks for this I’m glad that you have enjoyed the course.

      I hope you have a lovely summer, i will email your cert in the next couple of days.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    319. Hi Emma,

      Many thanks for forum contribution and well done on your lesson plan – you’ve included some lovely ideas.

      Your CPD log is missing from your assignment, could you fill this out and post it as a comment?

      Once this is complete I can approve your assignment.

      Thanks,

      Alice

    320. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      I really like the idea of a “Chit Chat” corner included in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    321. I found this module very useful to my practice. I have realised that I do not focus enough on Oral Language in my teaching, as I was integrating it in other areas. I now realise how important it is to have direct and explicit Oral Language Lessons. I enjoyed learning about more enjoyable ways of teaching grammar to children, as this is an area that I find challenging to make interesting for the students that I teach. I will definitely be trying these games for teaching grammar going forward in my teaching.
      Furthmore, I enjoyed the idea of using a multi-sensory approach to teach grammar, and will be using this in my practice going forward, to make teaching and learning of grammar more interesting to the children.
      I have heard of “Words Their Way” through my specialism in college. However, I only focused on this strategy to teach words with similar sounds. I feel much more assured about using this to teach root words. An activity that I would use in word study (after reading back over lecture notes) is to turn word study activities focusing on root words into games, such as speed sorting.

    322. Hi Emma,

      This course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning. This is the CPD hours log you are required to fill in, can you copy the template below, fill it in and paste as a comment?

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    323. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you are now better equipped to identify, refer and support children with SLCN.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    324. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for this, can you now make two posts to the module three forum in order to fulfil criteria for this module?

      Best,

      Alice

    325. Hi Steph,

      Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    326. Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan.

      One area which I feel needs to be part of our school improvement plan is for all staff to be aware of how to identify students with SLCN. I also feel it is very important for all staff to view the video of consulting parents if there are concerns about a student.
      There is a lack of implementation of strategies to support students with SLCN in the classroom. SET’s are expected to do all the work and draw up student support files. This year, I have had no input from class teachers when drawing up targets and strategies for students with SLCN.

      A second area for improvement in our school plan is to teach topic specific vocabulary before lessons. As mentioned above, this will mean more collaboration with class teacher and SET.

    327. Hi Dana

      Thanks for your email. I have now reviewed your 2 comments on the Forum 2 posts, that’s perfect. Many thanks for completing this.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    328. Your assignment and Forum posts have now been approved. I hope you enjoy Module 2.
      thanks
      Alison

    329. Hi

      Thanks for part one of your assignment, your handouts have some great ideas for parents.

      Unfortunately I don’t see part two of the assignment which has to be posted on the Module 5 Forum. If I have overlooked this, please let me know.

      Please see instructions below:

      With regard to SSE, Review Domain 2 and 4: Teachers collective/ collaborative practice. Refer to page 30-31 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Review the statements of practice and reflect on the teachers collective/ collaborative practice in your school with regard to the topics covered in this module. Contribute your thoughts on this to the forum.
      *For this module you are required to contribute your answer to part 2 of this task to the module 5 forum*

      Once you have posted this, let me know by replying here so we can progress your work.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    330. Hi Dairine,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    331. Hi Sonja,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice.

    332. Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 2 and a half hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 1 hour 30 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hour
      Other: Reading forum posts for 20 minutes

    333. Hi Alison,
      Sorry I posted part two onto the forum.

      Thank you for your help. I have really enjoyed the course and gained a lot from it.

      Thanks,
      Ciara

    334. Perfect, thanks very much Ciara.

      I’m delighted you’ve enjoyed the course and found it helpful.

      Thanks
      Alison

    335. Thank you for your assignment and Forum posts. Well done on completing Module 1.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    336. Well done on completing your assignment and forum posts. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great ideas.

      Hope you enjoy the final Module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    337. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. I particularly liked your ideas of using the Jolly Phonics Flower and Word Wall together, this would work very well.

      Hope you enjoy Module 4.

      Thanks
      Alison

    338. Hi

      Many thanks for your Forum contributions and your assignment. Your use of visuals and clear instructions on the handout make it very reader friendly. Well done!

      Remember to now complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation to finish the course.
      Many thanks,
      Alison.

    339. Hi

      Many thanks on completing your assignment and forum post. You have some very nice ideas for the handout. A couple of things that struck me from your Handout- I would suggest using some visuals and just be aware that parents often need explicit instructions as we can’t assume that they have prior knowledge of things like Mind Maps. So in that example, perhaps you could explain what exactly a Mind Map is and use a visual example to reinforce this.

      Many thanks,
      Alison.

    340. Hi Breda,

      Many thanks for your lovely feedback, I’m delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the course and have developed your knowledge in the area of SLCN and language teaching.

      I will email your cert next week.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    341. Hi Stephanie,

      Many thanks for this & congratulations on completing the course!

      I hope you have a lovely summer.

      I will email your cert next week.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    342. Hi Ciara,

      Many Thanks for this, great to hear that you have gotten so much from the course.

      I will be emailing your cert next week.

      Best wishes and have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    343. Hi Dairine

      Many thanks for this, great to hear that you have gotten so much from the course and plan yo share your learning with your school in September.

      I hope you have a lovely summer, I will email your cert next week.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    344. Hi Ruth ,

      Many thanks for this, great work on your hand out, some nice clear examples of activities for parents there, the only improvement I would suggest would be to include some visuals to make it more visually appealing for the reader.

      Don’t forget to add you post on SSE to the module 5 forum.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    345. Hi Victoria,

      Many thanks for your assignment submission. Could you now please make your forum contributions to the module one forum? When you have completed this I can approve this module for you.

      Best,

      Alice

    346. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan, it’s very comprehensive and you have included some lovely ideas.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    347. Hi Oonagh,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Great to hear that you now have a better knowledge of SLT and feel more confident working in this area. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Enjoy module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    348. Hi Nancy,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    349. Hi James,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. You have lots of great ideas for integrating your learning in the classroom.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Best,

      Alice

    350. Hello

      I think there’s been a mistake- you have uploaded a blank template here. Can you please resubmit your assignment?

      Many thanks
      Alison

    351. I have hopefully completed this now! I couldn’t find the forum.

      Thanks
      Victoria

    352. Hi
      Many thanks for this. Glad to hear that your feeling more confident about identifying SLCN concerns and setting a clear pathway within your school.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approximately four hours of learning, however you have documented 2.5 hours here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above? I would highly recommend reading the forums to further your learning, particularly Aoife’s post in the module 1 forum regarding creating SMART targets.

      You can resubmit your CPD record by replying to this comment.

      Thanks
      Alison

    353. Hi

      Well done on completing your assignment and forum posts. I’m glad you found the advice re: phonological awareness teaching first before phonics helpful.

      Hope you enjoy Module 4.
      Thanks
      Alison

    354. Hi Victoria

      Many thanks for completing the 2 forum posts, that’s perfect. Hope you enjoy the next Module.

      Alison

    355. Hi Ruth,

      Many thanks for this, I love that you are targeting tier 2 & 3 vocab at home, your children will thank you when they get to college!

      Congratulations on completing the course, I hope you have a lovely summer.

      Cert to follow,
      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    356. Hi Sonja,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    357. Hi Rebecca,

      Many thanks for this. You have included some lovely ideas in your school improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Can you now make your two forum contributions here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/
      Once you have completed this, I can approve this module for you.

      Best,

      Alice

    358. Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    359. Hi Nancy,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Great to hear that nursery rhymes are being used so well in your school!

      Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    360. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      The section below on your assignment is blank, can you copy, paste and fill in the details below and leave them as a comment here please?

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    361. Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 3 hrs 30 mins
      Time spent during self directed learning 30 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hr
      Other
      Total: 5 hrs

      Apologies about that.

    362. Hi Alison,sorry about that . I have the correct template but don’t know how to resubmit it.

      Thanks
      Bernadette

    363. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    364. Hi there,

      If you go into where you submitted your original assignment, delete that assignment and re submit with your new one. Let me know if that works for you.

      Best,

      Alice

    365. Hi Alison,

      I’ve tried everything possible to resubmit module 2.

      I will now send the completed Word document to your Gmail account if that’s ok ?

      Thanks,

      Bernadette

    366. Hi, I am trying to get into the module 2 forum. Could you send me the link please?

      Thanks

    367. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing another module!

      Best,

      Alice

    368. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.
      Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    369. Hi Aiden,

      Many thanks for this and your forum posting. Participants are required to make two forum contributions for this module. Can you now make your forum contribution to “Identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN” to fulfil criteria for this module?

      Best,

      Alice

    370. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Good luck with module 4!

      Thanks,

      Alice

    371. Hi Jessica,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution. Great to hear that you now have better knowledge of speech and language after completing module 1.

      Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Best,

      Alice

    372. Hi there,

      Can you copy and paste the contents of the assignment and leave it here as a comment?

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    373. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. You have included some lovely ideas for your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    374. Hi Sonja,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    375. Hi Carmel,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Your CPD log is missing from your assignment, can you copy, paste and complete the details below into a comment in order to fulfil criteria for this module:

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Well done on completing module 2.

      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    376. New comment on assignment “Module_2_2.docx”
      Author: alice@cdi.ie (IP: 78.17.11.29, sky-78-17-11-29.bas512.cwt.btireland.net)
      Email: alice@cdi.ie
      Comment:
      Hi Carmel,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 4 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 45 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 2 hours
      Other
      Total: 6 hours 45 mins

    377. Module__2_
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2hrs
      Time spent during self directed learning 1hr
      Time spent completing assignments 1hr 30mins
      Other
      Total: 4hrs 30 mins

      Q1. In this module I have learned that children can have language difficulties, DLD, where there is no other known disorder and that there are many areas involved in the diagnosis and assessment of speech, language and communication difficulties. I feel that going forward I will be more informed about how to identify the child’s particular area of difficulty and when to refer him/her on.. I like the guide for what to watch out for in children between 4 and 5 years of age and 5 years and over. I would have used the non-understanding of the child’s speech for referral before .I also like the general classroom strategies, especially checking understanding, visual cues and modeling language which I will do with more commitment. I have always involved the parents when I have perceived a language problem but I now think I’ll be more confident when consulting with them.

      Q2. Target 1 Establish a basic linguistic checklist for all Junior Infants to be administered on a one to one level or in very small groups. . We use PSAK to assess our EAL students .Draw up a simple interview sheet and record answers. To be administered by the class teacher and SET Team. Answers to be recorded and results discussed by team. Children who may have speech and language problems will need to be observed closely, have their needs catered for, and referred on if necessary. To be administered in late September .

      Set up an Auditory Directions Station as part of Team Teaching Literacy to stimulate attentive listening and accurate auditory processing. Agree on vocabulary, methods and graded materials. Teach vocabulary, particularly words that are frequently unknown to students. Do oral work and work sheets, giving extra guidance to those who need it. To be done with a group each day of Team Teaching Block.

    378. I have uploaded my lesson plan and posted a comment on the forum for module 4. I’m waiting on approval to obtain access to module 4 quiz and continue to module 5. Thanks

    379. Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for this, great to hear that you enjoyed the course and have gotten some good ideas from it!

      Cert to follow.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    380. Many thanks for this Carol Ann, and Congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow.

      I hope you have a lovely summer,
      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    381. Many thanks for this Eleanor, and Congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow,

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    382. Hi Sonja,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing this summer course.

      Cert to follow,
      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    383. Hi Aisling,

      Many thanks for this, and congratulations on completing the course!

      Cert to follow,

      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    384. Hi Noleen,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Great that you were able to get started on the course.

      I hope you enjoy module 2.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    385. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions, great to hear that you found module one beneficial.

      Well done on your targets for improvement, both very worthwhile and appropriate. If you haven’t already done so check out Aoife’s post in the SSE module 1 thread where she outlines SMART targets and gives examples. Try your hand at writing a SMART targets for your areas for improvement in module 2.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    386. Hi Aisling,

      well done on this parent handout, the section on where to access help is very practical for parents, well done!

      Michelle

    387. Thanks for your assignment and forum contribution.

      Can you please add your CPD log by replying to this comment, then I will be able to progress you to the next Module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    388. Well done completing your assignment and Forum posts. You have demonstrated a good understanding of the content in this module and your targets for school improvement are excellent, well done.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    389. Well done on completing a very comprehensive lesson plan and thanks also for completing your Forum post and CPD log.

      I hope you enjoy the last module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    390. Hi

      Thanks for your assignment and Forum post. Well done on completing Module 4.

      I hope you enjoy the final Module.
      thanks
      Alison

    391. Thanks Alison.

      CPD Reccord:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 3 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning .5 hour
      Time spent completing assignments 1.5 hours
      Other .5 hour
      Total: 5.5 hours

    392. Hi Deirdre

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. I have now approved your assignment. Apologies for the delay.
      Unfortunately the course is moderated during working hours Monday to Friday and I see that your comment here was submitted over the weekend.

      Hope you enjoy the final module.
      thanks
      Alison

    393. Well done on completing Module 3, many thanks for your assignment and Forum posts.

      Thanks
      Alison

    394. Time Spent on the online learning platform 3hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 30 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 1.5 hours
      Other
      Total: 5 hours

      Thanks Alison

    395. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution. Part 2 of this assignment asks: “With regard to SSE: Review Domain 2-3 :Learner experiences and teachers individual experiences. Refer to page 15-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Outline in 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the online forum.”

      Could you post your answer to this part of the question here as a comment here in order to fulfil all criteria for this module?

      Best,

      Alice.

    396. Hi MB,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Best of luck with module 4!

      Thanks,

      Alice.

    397. Perfect, thanks very much Oonagh, that’s the module now complete. Well done.

      Alison

    398. Hi Carmel

      That’s perfect, thanks for that. This Module is now complete.
      Thanks
      Alison

    399. Hi Alice, no problem.

      2-3 targets for improvement for school improvement plan:
      1. Enhance vocabulary instruction in junior classes through use of multiple meaning word walls on classroom displays, use of semantic maps during story-telling in particular and by familiarising all teachers with the SEEC model as a valuable tool for vocabulary instruction.
      2. Encourage teachers to use a variety of comprehension activities during all reading lessons and have a prompt card printed out with questions that encourage predicting, connecting, questioning, visualising, inferring and summarising. Adding characters in junior classes should promote student interest and engagement.
      3. Ensure that grammar concepts are contextualised by teaching from a reader or story in class. e.g. The story of the three little pigs to teach commas or exclamation marks. The children then point out to the teacher when they see these punctuation marks later in the story and in other books.

    400. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see you now of a greater knowledge of literate language and it’s importance.

      RE SSE: Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    401. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    402. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    403. Hi Cor

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum post, I’m glad you found the strategies to teach vocabulary useful. Hope you enjoy the next Module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    404. Hi Emma

      Excellent work on your handout- it’s really clear eye catching, nice simple language. Your point on the forum about collaborative working is also great. It sounds like you’ve got a really supportive staff group and this can be maximised by working together with parents to support communication and learning needs. Well done!

      Thanks
      Alison

    405. Thank you for submitting your assignment and Forum contribution. Your handout for parents is excellent- really clear, simple, language and great idea to use visuals to support the vocabulary too.

      Well done!
      Alison

    406. Hi Oonagh

      Many thanks for your assignment, Forum contribution and CPD log. Your handout has some good ideas- I particularly think class visits for parents will be so valuable.

      A couple of things stuck me when reading your handout- just be mindful to keep your language simple for parents and use visuals where possible to make it reader friendly. Your Activity 2 is a good example of this.

      Also, be aware of citing long links to websites as they can be difficult to access- I wasn’t able to open one of the links in your Activity 1, and parents may not all have access to printers, so it might be easier to print out or highlight key points.

      However, you have some great ideas about collaborative working with parents overall. Well done.
      Thanks
      Alison

    407. Hi Aiden

      Thank you for contributing to “Identifying, referring and supporting children with SLCN” in the forum. You have now completed the tasks for this module.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    408. Hi Aiden,

      Many thanks for this. Can you now make your two contributions to the module 3 forum in order to fulfil the criteria for this module?

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    409. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Best of luck with the next module!

      Best,

      Alice.

    410. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive and has some great ideas, well done.

      Hope you enjoy the final module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    411. Hi Shauna,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow,
      Michelle

    412. Hi Emma,

      Thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow,
      Michelle

    413. Hi Fidelma,

      Many thanks for this, Its great to see all you have learnt and plan to implement as a result.

      Congratulations on completing the course, cert to follow.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    414. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    415. Hi Edel,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow.

      Michelle

    416. Hello,

      I have just tried to open this assignment however it is a pages doc. Can you resubmit as a PDF please ?

      I’m going to approve this module so that you can move onto the next one, however please re-submit your module 1 assignment for review.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    417. Hi Mairead

      Thanks for completing your forum posts and assignment. Your assignment is excellent- you have really taken on board the terminology and the ideas to support parents collaboratively with your colleagues. Well done!

      Hope you enjoy the next module.
      thanks
      Alison

    418. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum Contributions. Yes raising concerns about expressive and receptive language can be much for difficult for parents. It’s great that you can draw on a wealth of experience to support them with sensitivity.

      Supporting parents whilst they await SLT input is important too. I see that you were looking for suggestions/ signposting for resources. For activities/ homepacks for parents, the Communication Trust website is excellent, so have a look on there for ideas: https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/3163/postcards_pre_school_final.pdf

      In terms of your question about the video and lists- why don’t you put that question in the Forum here as it might be helpful for others also:
      https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/ask-the-authors-questions-from-module-2/

      Hope that helps. Well done on completing Module 2. Enjoy Module 3.
      Thanks
      Alison

    419. Hi

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    420. Hi James,

      Thanks for this, I’m glad you found lots of useful ideas in module 3. I’m afraid part two of your assignment appears to be missing, can you please review this and then submit part two here as a comment? Can you also please then make your forum contribution to the “School Self Evaluation” forum for module 3?

      Part two of the assignment is “With regard to SSE: Review Domain 2-3 :Learner experiences and teachers individual experiences. Refer to page 15-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Outline in 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the online forum. ”

      Many thanks,

      Alice

    421. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    422. Hi Jenny,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Your CPD log is blank on your assignment submission, can you copy, paste and fill in the details below and post them as a comment here please:
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    423. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. It’s great that you now feel more prepared when referring a child to SLT. Well done on completing module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    424. Hi Ellen

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum contributions. You have some very good ideas about ways to identify children with SLCN and accessing services. The idea of having a folder that all teachers can access to see templates of referrals and resources for support is excellent.

      Well done, hope you enjoy the next Module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    425. Hi Alice, Sorry about that. Here is the rest of the assignment. Many thanks, James.

      Targets for improvement that will contribute to my schools improvement plan are
      1. Using Big Books/Picture books (once a week) as a learning tool for oral language development.This will not only help with listening skills but also with vocabulary development and grammar focusing on verbs, nouns, adjectives identification and with forming more grammatically correct complex sentences. Story based activities will allow to focus on prediction, categorization, inference and analysis.
      2. To have a more structured approach to the teaching of grammar. I will suggest to the staff in the school about the PDST resource available called ‘Suggested Grammar Topics for each class Level’. Also, the List of Grammar Topics for each year group is a very useful checklist, especially for me as the EAL teacher covering all year groups. The site is also rich in activities.
      3. Creating a link between school and home languages. Getting the children to act as teacher at home with parents/siblings. Give the students fun activities to take home that will improve the standard of parent’s English at home (many have minimal English). By teaching parents English and also speaking in their home language Romanian, this in turn will reinforce their own learning.

    426. Hi,
      Would it be possible to contact one of the course moderator’s privately? I have a question about the assignment in module 4.
      Thanks,
      Elaine.

    427. Hi Noleen,

      Many thanks for your assignment submission. Can you now please make your two contributions to the module 2 forum in order to fulfil all criteria for the module. You can find the forum here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/

      Best,

      Alice

    428. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Enjoy the next module!

      Best,

      Alice

    429. Hi Rebecca,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.Targeting the linguistic complexity of commands to needs of the individual learner is a good point to include in your schools improvement plan.

      Well done on completing module 2.
      Many thanks,
      Alice.

    430. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    431. Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2.5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 30 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hour
      Other
      Total: 4 hours

    432. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions, it’s great to hear that you now feel more confident in referring a child to SLT.

      Best of luck in the next module.

      Alice.

    433. Hi James,

      I think you have attached the wrong assignment for this module, the assignment attached is for module 3. Can you delete this assignment and re upload the assignment for module 4?

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    434. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Great to see the importance of parental involvement in the referral process being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      Enjoy module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    435. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    436. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. You’ve included good points in your schools improvement plan. Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      Well done on completing module 1!

      Alice.

    437. Hi James,

      If you go into where you submitted your assignment, there should be an option to delete your current assignment, when you have done this, you can upload the correct one.

      Best,

      Alice

    438. Hi Alice,
      Unfortunately, there is not an option as it says the assignment is approved. Perhaps I could email it to you?

    439. Hi there,

      Many thanks for your assignment submission.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 195 minutes here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit here by copying, pasting and filling out the details below?

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Can you now also make your contributions to the module one forum? It can be found here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/forum/module-1-understanding-and-supporting-speech-and-language-development-in-the-classroom/

      Once these are completed, you will have completed all tasks for this module.

      Best,

      Alice

    440. Hi Amy,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Great to see that you have a greater knowledge of SLT in the classroom after module 1.

      Well done on completing module 1.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    441. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. I really like the idea of the flyswatter game – what a fun and engaging way to target several language components!

      Best of luck the next module.

      Alice.

    442. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.Great to see the importance of consultation with parent being noted as a key learning point from module 2.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 2 hours.50 minutes here. Can I ask you to review this and re-submit the here by copying, pasting and filling in the details below?

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    443. Alice many thanks for your commments. I have reviewed the forum materials and others comments and ideas with great interest and am now happy to add another 45 minutes to my log. I have added to a thread and hopefully will be more efficient tomorrow.
      Many thanks 1409D

    444. Time Spent on the online learning platform: 2hrs 30 mins
      Time spent during self directed learning: 30 mins
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hr
      Other
      Total: 4 hours

    445. Hi Cillian,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow, have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    446. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum post. You have some great ideas for the parent handout. Just remember to be explicit when making handouts for parents- they may not know what an adjective is, so perhaps explain with a description and a few examples first.

      Thanks
      Alison

    447. Many thanks for this and your forum contributions, great to see that although you had a good knowledge base in the various areas prior to the course you have been able to extend and develop your knowledge further in all of the areas covered in module 3.

      Well done on setting your SMART target!

      Enjoy module 4,
      Michelle

    448. Hello,

      Many thanks for this! Great to hear how your learning has developed having completed module 1.

      I couldn’t find your forum contributions in the module 1 forum. Can you contribute a post to the what you have learned thread and one of your targets to the SEE thread?

      The forum is linked here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/forum/module-1-understanding-and-supporting-speech-and-language-development-in-the-classroom/

      Many Thanks & Enjoy Module 2!

      Michelle

    449. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions.

      Yes the link between S&L and Literacy development is intertwined , the language learning/ physical environment is good starting point when looking at developing this area in the classroom.

      Well done on your 3 targets for improvement.

      I hope you enjoy module 2!
      Michelle

    450. Good Morning,

      As there is no option to delete my assignment I emailed it to you yesterday afternoon.

      Kind regards,

      james

    451. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions. Yes literate language is hugely important and its also important in bridging the language of home and school. Great to hear how your knowledge has progressed in this area. Well done on your areas for improvement. If you haven’t already done so, have a look at Aoife’s post on SMART targets in the Module 1 forum on the SSE thread and try your hand at a SMART target for module 2.

      Best wishes and enjoy module 2,
      Michelle

    452. Hello,

      Well done on your lesson plan, I hope you found it a useful activity and hopefully you’ll get to use it in September!

      Best wishes and enjoy module 5,

      Michelle

    453. Hi James,

      Many thanks for this, some good activities here, the only thing I would say would be to include some visuals to engage the reader and perhaps expand on the instructions for parents.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    454. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. Your ideas for focusing on phonological awareness and explicit vocab teaching across the school are great, I hope your targets will be useful in the new term.

      Thanks
      Alison

    455. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. It’s great to hear you had a really positive experience as a parent with SLT services and that you can draw upon that to support parents, together with the checklists etc.

      Hope you enjoy the next Module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    456. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great ideas.

      Can you please add your CPD log by replying to this comment?

      Kind regards
      Alison

    457. Hi

      Many thanks for the update on your CPD and Forum post.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    458. Hello,

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great ideas!

      Enjoy module 5!

      Michelle

    459. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed module 4 and you plan on sharing your learning regarding the SEEC model with your colleagues!

      Your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great activities and ideas, well done!

      I hope you enjoy module 5- nearly there now! 😉

      Michelle

    460. Module 4
      online learning 2 hours
      self directed 1 hour 30 mins
      assignments 2 hours

      total 5 hours 30 mins

    461. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, best of luck with the next module.

      Best,

      Alice

    462. Hi Dana,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      Enjoy the next module!

      Alice

    463. Many thanks for this, that’s this module now complete.
      Kind regards
      Alison

    464. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 3 hours 30 minutes here under “Time spent under online platform”, Can I ask you to review time spent on other areas and re-submit?

      Time Spent on the online learning platform:
      Time spent during self directed learning :
      Time spent completing assignments:
      Other:
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    465. Hi Rebecca,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Best of luck with module 4!

      Best,

      Alice

    466. Hi Nancy,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Can I ask you to review your CPD hour log? Each module is approximately 4 hours learning and you have logged 3 hours 10 mins here. Can you fill out the details below and post them as a comment once you have reviewed this.

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Please then ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    467. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Best of luck with module 3.

      Best,

      Alice

    468. Hi Mairead,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Using the SECC model to teach vocabulary is a good area to include in your schools improvement plan. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    469. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    470. Hi Michelle,

      I was able to delete the error and upload the reflective assignment as required.

      Just want to thank all the people involved in the creation and delivery of this course. I found it really comprehensive and worthwhile.

      Kind regards,

      James

    471. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained and I like the visual you have included.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    472. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained and I really like the visuals and colour you have included.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    473. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions.

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 2 hours 20 minutes here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above?

      Could you copy, paste and fill in the details below and post them here when you have reviewed your log.

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    474. Hi Aoife,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    475. Hi Una,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    476. Apologies Alice, I miscalculated.
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 2 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 1 hour
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hour

    477. Updated Time Log for Module 5
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 30 mins
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hour
      Other 40 mins
      Total: 4 hours 10 mins

    478. Please confirm receipt of this assignment. It’s giving me a message saying “Awaiting Approval” and won’t let me progress onto the quiz.
      Many Thanks

    479. Hi Casey,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    480. Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    481. Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained. I would add some visuals to make it more appealing to the reader.

      Please ensure you complete your post in the module 5 forum and reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    482. Hi Jenny,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. I hope you enjoy the next module!

      Best,

      Alice

    483. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution – you demonstrate great insight into DLD and the challenges that children with DLD can face.

      Best,

      Alice

    484. Copy of details from module 4 assignment emailed to moderator 22/7/2020:

      Lesson Plan Template Module 4 Summer Course 2020
      Subject: English Class: EAL group- beginner Date: September 2020
      Strand: Element
      Place tick to indicate which element is being addressed Learning Outcome Milestones Progression Steps
      The child will… Theme: Animals C.M. Learning Experience
      Oral Language Communicating Use coherent sentences of increasing complexity with correct tense, word order and sentence structure, while using connectives and producing compound and complex sentences to elaborate appropriately. a.
      uses single-word utterances and combines these with vocalisations Phonological Awareness Direct Teaching

      Whole Class Discussion

      Group / Paired Work

      Active Learning

      Song / Story

      Understanding

      • Listen to, and respond to, directions
      Add key parts to farm animals
      • Sing song to illustrate knowledge of animals
      Old McDonald had a farm
      Vocabulary
      b. uses multi-word utterances and short common phrases and uses basic sentences when imitating or chorusing with someone. • List animals- Farm
      Hen/ Dog/ Cat/ Mouse/ Cow /Horse/sheep/ goat/chicken/pig/ donkey
      • The young version
      Chick/pup/kitten/calf/
      foal/lamb/kid/chick/piglet
      Grammar Speech & Language Considerations

      • Identify -ed past tense words and verbs in the story
      Exploring and Using • Identify verbs and -ed past tense words in the story
      • This is a red hen. This is a brown dog. This is a white mouse. This is a black cat.
      • These are two red hens. These are two brown dogs. These are two white mice. These are two black cats.
      Comprehension This is (singular)
      This is a red hen.
      These are (plural)
      These are two red hens.

      Teacher Read Picture Book- ‘The Little Red Hen’ by Mary Mapes Dodge
      Reflection
      Planning and Preparation Teaching and Learning Classroom Management Assessment

      Integration Resources Assessment
      Cross Curricular Connections:
      • Gaeilge: Animhí ar an bhFeirm
      • MathsCounting animals/ sequencing/ordering
      • SESE (Science / History / Geography): The World around me
      • Arts (Drama / Art / Music / PE): Old McDonald/ Draw animals/ move like an animal
      • SPHE: Caring for the environment
      • Religion – Gods Creation • IWB
      • Storybooks
      • Worksheets
      • Flashcards • Teacher designed tasks and tests
      • Standardised testing
      • Teacher observation
      • Questioning
      • Concept mapping
      • Work samples
      • Conferencing
      • Self-assessment

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2 .5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 2 hours
      Time spent completing assignments 1.5 hour
      Other
      Total: 6 hours

    485. I’m so sorry I attached assignment without hour log. I’m unable to attach it again just now but I will try again. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks a million. Jacqueline

    486. Hi Bernadette ,

      Well done on your parent handout, its really clear with really lovely examples, perfect for parents to follow!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    487. Hello

      Many thanks for your assignment, you’ve covered some interesting points.

      Unfortunately you are required to make 2 contributions to the posts on the Forum for Module 1 and Module 2 and I can only see 1 per Module here.

      Can you please add a post to Module 1 and also Module 2 and let me know when this is complete by replying to this comment?

      Many thanks
      Alison

    488. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    489. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 1!

      Best,

      Alice

    490. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice.

    491. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Not to worry, can you fill out the details below and post them here as a comment as record of your hour log for this assignment?

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Well done on completing module 2!

      Best,

      Alice

    492. Hi there,

      I’m afraid I have to ask you to review this assignment, assignments should be submitted on the assignment template for each module including a CPD hours log. Part two of this assignment asks: Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will be a key part of a school’s improvement. plan with regard to oral language and literacy. Post one of your targets to the forum.
      Use the what, so what and now what reflective template as your guide i.e. what have you learned, so what i.e. why is it important and now what, how will this impact your practice/ your school?

      RE SSE: Aoife has a fantastic post in the Module one forum re: SMART goals, check this out for further learning and examples of SMART target areas for improvement for SSE.

      This is the template for the CPD log:
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Can you post your CPD log and part 2 of this assignment here as a comment. As part of this module you are also required to make two forum contributions to the module 1 forum. Can you now make your second contribution here https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/how-has-your-understanding-of-speech-and-language-developed/ if you have not already done so. Once this is complete you will have completed all tasks for this module. Let me know if you have any queries.

      Best,

      Alice

    493. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    494. Hi Victoria,

      Many thanks for part one of the assignment. Part two of this assignment asks: With regard to SSE, Review Domain 1-3 : ‘learner outcomes’ ‘learner experiences’ and ‘teachers’ individual practice’. Refer to pages 13-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools.
      Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the forum. Can you post this section here as a comment when you have this completed?

      Can you also make your forum contributions for this module here: https://www.cdi.ie/forums/forum/module-3-evidence-based-practice-in-language-instruction-junior-classes/ in order to complete all task for this module.

      Best,

      Alice

    495. Hi Carmel

      Many thanks for your Forum post and assignment, you’ve got some great ideas in your lesson plan.

      Re: your CPD Log- As this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx 4 hours of learning, however you have documented 3.5 hours here.

      Please bear this in mind going forward, or you may have to resubmit your log.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    496. Hi Dana

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum posts, you’ve included some great ideas in your lesson plan.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    497. Hi Darina

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum post. You have some lovely ideas in your lesson plan. I see from your assignment it’s been a while since you have done one so I hope you found it helpful having the time to reflect and that it will be practical for you next term.

      Thanks
      Alison

    498. Time Spent on the online learning platform   :   1 hour 45 minutes
      Time spent during self directed learning  :     30 minutes 
      Time spent completing assignments  :     1 and a half hours
      Other   : 30 mins
      Total:   4 and a quarter hours

      Rolf reflection:
      What?: In this module I have learned that there is a strong correlation between behaviour and emotional regulation and speech and language difficulties. When children cannot express themselves easily they become frustrated and as a result they may act out.

      Now what?: As a result of this I think, as a special education teacher and as a school, we should keep to the forefront of our mind is there an underlying, undiagnosed speech and language difficulty that needs to be addressed because this could be at the root of the child’s emotional and/or behavioural problems, especially in the infant classes.

      So what? I will do this by explaining to the staff at our Croke Park hour before school begins in September about the strong link between speech and language difficulties and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

      Target: Staff will be made aware of the link between emotional/ behavioural problems and speech & language difficulties at a staff meeting at the beginning of the academic year. If a child presents with behavioural difficulties we will include the investigation of speech & language difficulties (whether receptive or expressive or both) as part of finding the root cause of the child’s difficulties and coming up with a behaviour modification plan. Class teachers will be made aware of strategies to aid children’s receptive or expressive language such as visual prompts, asking a child to repeat directions. We will review in February 2021 what positive impact this will have on children’s improvement in behaviour.

    499. Hi

      Many thanks for your Forum post and assignment- you have some lovely ideas in your lesson plan.

      Can you please submit your CPD Log for this module by replying to this comment using the format below?
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Many thanks
      Alison

    500. Hi Jessica,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 2.

      Best,

      Alice.

    501. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. You have some lovely ideas in your lesson plan, well done.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    502. Target 2:
      What? I have learned that the language children use at home is different to the language they use at school.

      Now what? As a school, we need to target the teaching of language specific to school.

      So what? We need to develop a list of words, similar to what we did with the language of maths, that will teach the language of school, especially to infants.

      Target: In September I will meet with the infant teachers to draw up a list of common language specific to school e.g. halla, queue, recycling bin, am lóin, pod, next, after, before etc. The class infant teachers will then begin to specifically teach this vocabulary and use visual prompts, as appropriate. We will review after term one to see if the establishment of this practice has improved children’s ability to follow directions, settle in or improve behaviour.

    503. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Best of luck with the next module!

      Best,

      Alice

    504. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Best of luck with the next module.

      Best,

      Alice.

    505. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this. Can you please now make your second contribution here https://www.cdi.ie/forums/topic/school-self-evaluation-2/ and complete the CPD log to complete all tasks for this module.

      Can you fill in the details below and post here in the comment section:

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Best,

      Alice

    506. Module__2_
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2 .5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 0.5 hour
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hour
      Other
      Total: 4

    507. Hi Alice,

      I also emailed you but just in case my second contribution is comment #7138 on the online forum for Module 2.

      Many thanks,

      Marge

    508. Hi Marge,

      Many thanks for this. Best of luck with the next module!

      Best,

      Alice

    509. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this. Well done on completing module 2.

      Best,

      Alice

    510. Hi Louise,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings. Well done on completing module 1!

      Best,

      Alice

    511. Hi Una

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Your lesson plan has some lovely ideas, I particularly like your plan to pair children with SLCN and those with good oral language skills as a model. Well done!

      Alison

    512. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings. I’m afraid I have to ask you to review your CPD log, as this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 3 here, Can I ask you to review this and re-submit? Perhaps you forgot to include something mentioned above?

      Best,

      Alice

    513. Hi Kat

      Well done on completing your assignment and forum post. You have some great ideas in your lesson plan.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    514. Hi Amy,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contribution. Well done on completing this module!

      Best,

      Alice

    515. Hello

      Many thanks for completing your assignment and forum post. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive with some great ideas, well done.

      Thanks
      Alison

    516. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for you forum contributions, there is lots of practical activities and resources in the next few modules so hopefully you will get lots of nice idea to take away.

      Best wishes and enjoy module 3.

      Michelle

    517. Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Your lesson plan has a lot of good ideas and hopefully will be put to good use next term.

      Best wishes
      Alison

    518. Hello,

      Well done on your handout, very clear and nicely presented with lots of lovely examples- perfect for parents.

      Michelle

    519. Time Spent on the online learning platform 1 hour 45 mins
      Time spent during self directed learning 60 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments 60 minutes
      Other 15 minutes
      Total: 4 hours

      Yes, I have actually gone back on this module in the meantime and looked through Gillon’s article from University of Canterbury on the efficacy of phonological awareness interventions.

    520. Hi Sinead

      Many thanks for submitting your assignment and Forum posts. Your lesson plan is excellent- some great ideas and very comprehensive. Well done!

      Hope the final Module goes well.
      Thanks
      Alison

    521. Many thanks for this and your forum contribution.

      Great work on your lesson plan.

      Well done on completing module 4, I hope you enjoy the final module.

      Many thanks,

      Alice.

    522. Hi Sarah,

      Well done on your parent hand out, lovely activities with really clear examples.

      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    523. Hello

      Well done on completing Module 4. Some lovely ideas in your lesson plan here- well done.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    524. Hi

      Well done completing Module 4. You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into your lesson plan, it is excellent!!

      Best wishes for the final module
      Alison

    525. Hello,

      Many thanks for this, I would just add a little more details to points 2 and 3 if you were sending it out to a parent. Your activities are good, I would just add further examples.

      MAny Thanks
      Michelle

    526. Many thanks for completing your assignment and Forum post. Your lesson plan is very detailed and has some great ideas, well done!

      Best wishes
      Alison

    527. Hi Roisin

      I think you’ve submitted a blank template here by mistake instead of your assignment. Can you please delete and resubmit?

      If you have any problems with this, please copy and paste your assignment into the comment here instead.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    528. Thank you for completing Module 4. You’ve obviously put a lot of time and detail into your lesson plan, well done!

      Hope you enjoy the final module.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    529. Many thanks for this.

      Congratulations on completing the course!

      Michelle

    530. Well done on completing Module 4, you have some good ideas here in your lesson plan. Hope you enjoy the final Module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    531. Hi Jordana,

      Many thanks for this & congratulations on completing the course.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    532. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum post.

      Can you please add your CPD log by replying to this post?

      Thanks
      Alison

    533. Module 4 CPD Log
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2 hrs
      Time spent during self-directed learning 1.5 hrs
      Time spent completing assignments 1 hr
      Other
      Total: 4.5 hrs

    534. Hi Louise,

      Great to hear that you have enjoyed the course and have gotten so much out if it! I hope you have a lovely summer and best wishes for the return to school in September.

      Cert to follow.

      Michelle

    535. Hi Louise,

      Well done on your parent handout it’s really nicely laid out with really clear examples- very parent friendly!

      Would you mind if I used this as a sample handout for the course for next year? I will remove your details from it.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    536. Hi Jacqueline,

      Many thanks for this, well done on your parent handout, It is well laid out and i really like the timetable element!

      Would you mind if I used this as a sample for next years course?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    537. Hi Jacqueline,

      Many thanks for your lovely feedback on the course, delighted to hear that you have enjoyed it and benefited from it.

      I hope you have a lovely summer and best wishes for the return to school in September.

      Cert to follow.
      Michelle

    538. Thank you for the lovely feedback! Yes absolutely – feel free to use it!
      All the best,
      Louise

    539. Lesson Plan Template Module 4 Summer Course 2020
      Subject: English Class:3rd Class Date:
      Strand: Oral Langauge Element: Understanding; Communicating
      Content:Persuasive – Debating
      Theme: Are school uniforms a good idea?

      Learning Outcome:
      Communicating
      — Adapt language style such as tone, pace, choice of vocabulary, gestures, facial expressions and body language for a range of audiences whilst communicating orally in a range of genres..

      Exploring and using
      — Analyse and select information to communicate ideas and opinions for a variety of purposes, such as informing, debating, explaining, justifying and persuading.
      a. accepts an interaction with another
      b. engages with another to communicate, using facial expressions, sounds, gestures, signs or speech.

      Phonological Awareness – Total physical response – used to practise the emotion/facial expressions etc.
      Vocabulary – *Listed in planning
      *Specific vocab will be chosen as children brainstorm
      Grammar – Using the sentence starters as a basis; how can we change the ending to make it work for different topics
      Comprehension
      *Activating and using prior knowledge
      *Making Connections
      *Questioning
      *Clarifying

      Speech and Language considerations – Children will be supported until they are confident in reading aloud (teacher could work with some small groups/individuals to practise before they read in front of the class).

      Planning and Preparation

      List of debate topics/key questions –computer games are good for you; The school holidays should be made shorter; It is possible for two people to be exactly the same; One day, computers will replace teachers; Wild Animals should be kept in the Zoo.

      Sentence Starters: It is clear that.. Clearly.. Everyone knows that.. Of course.. There is no doubt.. Surely..

      Persuasive Language: also, although, because, clearly, for example, however, obviously.

      Conclusions: In conclusion, in summary.

      During brainstorm – select most important words for everyone to understand.

      Teaching and Learning
      Starter:
      Walking debate; present the children with a number of statements. Each time they will get a chance to choose if they agree/disagree/unsure. One/two children could be asked to contribute reasons for their choices; teacher could note key words used during discussion.

      Development:
      Present the children with the topic of today’s debate; ‘Are school uniforms a good idea?’

      Whole Class brainstorm: topic words
      Explore key words (persuasive writing sentence starters, language, conclusions)

      Children will split into small groups and each group will be assigned a for/against stance to take on the motion.

      Groups are given time to compile an argument based on their motion. Each person will speak – one person will introduce, another will present arguments, last person will conclude.

      Conclusion:
      Children are given feedback on debates – what could we do differently next time? (could we include research and facts?)
      Whole Class activity/individual response.

      Classroom Management

      Starter – Whole Class activity.

      Debate writing – Small group work – mixed ability groups.

      Reflection/Recap – Whole Class/Individual response.
      Questioning – why?

      Assessment
      Teacher observation – what vocabulary needs to be explicitly taught? What groups may require additional support?

      Questioning groups as they word – encourage higher order thinking.

      Work samples – brainstorm could be kept to refer back to in the future.

      Self- assessment

      Integration
      Cross Curricular Connections:
      • Gaeilge:
      • Maths: Statistics
      • SESE (Science / History / Geography): Uniforms in the past/present
      • Arts (Drama / Art / Music / PE):
      • SPHE: Self-confidence (how does wearing a uniform affect this?)
      • Religion

      Resources
      • IWB (vocab to aid children in writing the debate)
      • Worksheets (Template)
      • Flashcards – key words (introduction/sentence starters, vocabulary, conclusions)

      Assessment
      • Teacher designed tasks and tests
      • Standardised testing
      • Teacher observation
      • Questioning
      • Concept mapping
      • Work samples
      • Conferencing
      • Self-assessment

      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2.5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 1 hour
      Time spent completing assignments 1.5 hours
      Other
      Total: 5 hours

    540. Great work on your parent handout, lovely activities and really clear.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    541. Hi Ellen,

      Many thanks for this, great to see all the areas you have developed as a result of the course. Best wishes for the safe return to school in September.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    542. Hi Roisin,

      Well done on your handout! lovely activities broken down into simple language for parents. Would you mind if i used this as a sample for next years course?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    543. Thanks! I just wanted to say I really enjoyed this course, and found it very helpful and really practical, the ideas and resources have been brilliant, and are very much appreciated!
      Thanks again, Ellen!

    544. Thanks so much Ellen, great to get the feedback, the course will be running again next year so please recommend it to your colleagues!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    545. Hi Darina,

      Well done on your parent handout, it is really well explained with lovely examples of activities at the end- well done.

      Would it be ok if I used it as a sample handout for next years course?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    546. Hi there,

      Thanks for this and your forum postings. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    547. Hi there,

      Many thanks for this and your forum postings. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    548. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and you forum contributions, I hope you enjoy module 2!

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    549. Hi Louise,

      Many thanks for this and your forum contributions. Well done on completing module 3!

      Best,

      Alice

    550. Hi Victoria,

      Many thanks for this. Well done on your lesson plan, it’s very comprehensive. Can you now make your forum posting for this module?

      Best,

      Alice

    551. Hi Aiden,

      well done on your parent handout, lots of lovely activities for parents to try out at home!

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    552. Hi there,

      You have submitted a blank lesson plan in error. Can you delete and re-submit?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    553. Hi

      Many thanks for your lesson plan , it is very comprehensive.

      I hope you enjoy module 5.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    554. Hello,

      Many thanks for this and for your forum contributions. Its great to hear how your understanding of speech and language has developed as a result of this module.

      Your SSE targets are very appropriate. If you haven’t already done so, have a look at Aoifes post in the module 1 sse thread regarding SMART targets and try your hand at a SMART target for your SSE targets for improvement in module2!

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    555. Hi Michelle,

      Sorry about that.

      I cant see an option to delete, would you be able to assist me.

      Thanks
      Deirdre

    556. Please outline the time you have spent on this module: 2 hours
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 11/2 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 1
      Time spent completing assignments 1/2
      Other
      Total: 5

    557. Hi Fiona

      Many thanks for completing your assignment, forum posts and CPD log. I’m glad you found the first module helpful in terms of explaining terminology further and I like your ideas re: planning for Aistear.

      Hope you enjoy the next module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    558. Hi Amy

      Many thanks for your assignments and forum posts. You have some nice ideas here in your lesson plan, well done.

      Hope you enjoy the last Module.
      Alison

    559. Hi Alice

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum post, you have some good ideas for your lesson plan.

      Can you please add your CPD log by replying to this comment here?
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Thanks
      Alison

    560. Hi Rebecca

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. You have some great ideas in your lesson plan, well done.

      Hope you enjoy the last module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    561. Hi Mairead

      Your handouts for parents are excellent. Lots of ideas, nice clear instructions and I really like the visual on dialogic reading!

      Could you please add your post to the Module 5 Forum:
      With regard to SSE, Review Domain 2 and 4: Teachers collective/ collaborative practice. Refer to page 30-31 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Review the statements of practice and reflect on the teachers collective/ collaborative practice in your school with regard to the topics covered in this module. Contribute your thoughts on this to the forum.

      Please ensure your assignment is submitted on the assignment template. For this module you are required to contribute your answer to part 2 of this task to the module 5 forum.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    562. Hi

      Well done on your assignment- your handout is excellent! I particularly liked your use of visuals with key facts and how you explain the modelling etc with clear examples.

      Would it be possible for us to use this as an example for the course next year?

      Thanks
      Alison

    563. Hello

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post, you have some lovely ideas and examples here for parents in your handout.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    564. Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Your handout has some nice ideas for parents and are well explained. I would suggest perhaps adding some visuals to make it more parent friendly, particularly if some families have English as an additional language.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    565. Thanks, sure thing!

      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 3 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 1 hour
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hour 30 mins
      Other
      Total: 4 hours 30 mins

    566. Hi Una

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Your handout has some lovely ideas. Just remember that SLT operates an open referral policy- so parents, teachers etc can all refer, so I think this could be made a bit clearer on your handout. Parents can sometimes be put off by thinking they need to make a GP visit first.

      Thanks
      Alison

    567. Well done on completing your assignment and forum posts, some lovely ideas in your parent handout and nice use of visuals.

      Thanks
      Alison

    568. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. You have some lovely ideas for parents and great examples. Well done.

      Alison

    569. Hi there,
      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.
      Please ensure you complete your reflective learning assignment and post course evaluation.
      Many thanks,
      Alison.

    570. Hi there,
      Many thanks for this, well done on your activities, they are nicely explained.

      Can you please complete your CPD log by relying to this comment below.

      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total:

      Thanks
      Alison

    571. Hi Shannon

      Many thanks for your assignment and forum post, hope you enjoy the next module.

      Alison

    572. Hi

      Your assignment seems to be missing part 2 below:

      With regard to SSE, Review Domain 1-3 : ‘learner outcomes’ ‘learner experiences’ and ‘teachers’ individual practice’. Refer to pages 13-19 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools.
      Specify in another 150 words 2-3 targets for improvement which will contribute to your schools improvement plan. Contribute one of your targets to the forum.

      Can you please add it into the comment below?
      Thanks
      Alison

    573. Well done completing module 3.

      I hope you enjoy the next module.
      thanks
      Alison

    574. Many thanks for your assignment and forum post.

      Hope you enjoy the next Module
      Thanks
      Alison

    575. Well done completing your assignment, your handout has some lovely ideas.

      Thanks
      Alison

    576. Well done completing your assignment, your handout has some lovely ideas.

      Thanks
      Alison

    577. Hi Dee can you please submit the second part of your assignment below by replying to this comment:

      With regard to SSE, Review Domain 2 and 4: Teachers collective/ collaborative practice. Refer to page 30-31 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Review the statements of practice and reflect on the teachers collective/ collaborative practice in your school with regard to the topics covered in this module. Contribute your thoughts on this to the forum.

      Please ensure your assignment is submitted on the assignment template. For this module you are required to contribute your answer to part 2 of this task to the module 5 forum.

    578. Well done completing your assignment, your lesson plan has some lovely ideas.
      Thanks
      Alison

    579. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment, you have some great ideas for your school’s improvement plan.

      You are also required to contribute two posts to the forum for Module 1. Can you please post these and let me know when this is complete by replying here in the comments.

      Thanks
      Alison

    580. Thank you Alison.
      Could you tell me when my reflective learning assessment will be approved? I am going away in the morning and would like to have it finished.
      Kind regards,
      Elaine.

    581. Well done completing your assignment, your handout has some lovely ideas.
      Thanks
      Alison

    582. Well done completing your assignment, your handout has some lovely ideas. I would suggest using some visuals to highlight key points to parents, but the content is good.

      Thanks
      Alison

    583. Well done completing your assignment, your handout has some lovely ideas. I really like how you give explicit examples for the role play, as we can’t assume that all parents know what to do/ say in these imaginative games. I would suggest perhaps using some visuals to highlight key points, but the content is excellent, well done.

      Thanks
      Alison

    584. Hi Roisin

      Many thanks for this. Your cert has been emailed.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    585. Hi many thanks for your assignment, you have shown good understanding of the aspects here.

      As this course is 20 hours in duration, with course videos, reflective exercises, reading forum posts, posting on the forum, self directed learning and assignments , it all adds up. Each module is approx four hours of learning, however you have documented 3 hrs 15 minutes.

      I will accept this for Module 3, perhaps there is some thing that you missed out, but going forward, I would ask that you demonstrate at least 4 hours of learning.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    586. Hi Orla,

      Many thanks for this, your cert will be emailed to you.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    587. Hi Caroline,

      Many thanks for this, your cert will be emailed.

      Best Wishes,

      Michelle

    588. Hi Darina,

      Many thanks for this, congratulations on completing the course.

      Your cert will be emailed to you.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    589. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this, lots of learning evident!

      Your cert will be emailed to you, enjoy the rest of your summer!

      Michelle

    590. Well done on completing Module 1. I’m glad to hear you’ve found the course helpful so far in increasing your confidence in speech and language.

      Hope you enjoy the next Module.

      thanks
      Alison

    591. Hi Victoria,

      Many thanks for this, I hope you enjoyed the course.

      Your cert will be emailed to you.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    592. Many thanks for this, your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great ideas.

      Hope you enjoy the final module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    593. Hi Deirdre,

      Many thanks for this, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the course. Aoife has recommended 2 books on etymology on the forum, so be sure to check them out or post another question about it in the general forum.

      Congratulations on completing the course. I will email your cert now.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    594. Hi Alice,

      Many thanks for this, lots of learning evident here. I hope you enjoyed the course.

      Your cert will be emailed to you.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    595. Hi Shimmer

      Can you please add 2 posts to the Forum for Module 2, which is part of your assignment.

      I’m also awaiting your 2 posts from Module 1.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    596. Hi Sarah,

      Many thanks for this. Can I just check if you have completed the post course evaluation?

      Also, can I ask you to answer part 2 of the reflective assignment here in the comments:

      Outline how you intend to bring the knowledge & experiences that you have learned throughout this course back to their colleagues & schools (150 – 250 words)?

      It wasn’t included on the assignment you submitted.

      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    597. Hi

      Well done on completing your first module, you’ve obviously put a lot of effort in and it’s great you’ve found the course helpful so far. Just bear in mind that with the course finishing on Friday, remember to give yourself time for each module- each one is approximately 4 hours of learning.

      Hope you enjoy the next module.
      thanks
      Alison

    598. As a deis band 1 school one of our key targets has been collaboration with parents. When I first joined the school 17 years ago not one parent was interested in becoming a member of a parent committee now we have many parents working with us very effectively.The practice of collaboration with parents I feel has particularly benefited those parents new to the country, providing them with a community and support network. We hold literacy lift off, power hours guided reading, time capsules and regular meeting s and workshops with parents to ensure good channels of communication.
      Collaborative work also effectively take place in planning in class groups and set teachers. I feel that CPD is undertaken on an individuals motivation and not as a collective practice for the school. Professional development should be organised on a whole school basis and should be focused on what is required by the school rather than the individual. It also should be shared with the school community as STaff meetings or Croke Park hours.

    599. Hi Sarah,

      Sorry for the confusion!

      I have found your post on the module 5 sse forum, they are 2 separate questions.

      Can you submit an answer to the following question whis is part of the reflective assignment here: Outline how you intend to bring the knowledge & experiences that you have learned throughout this course back to their colleagues & schools (150 – 250 words)?

      You have touched on it in your forum contribution at the end there.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    600. Hi Carmel,

      Many thanks for this and for your lovely feedback. I am delighted to hear you have enjoyed the course.

      I will email your cert now.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    601. Hi Ann Marie,

      Many thanks for this, I hope you have enjoyed the course.

      Cert to follow.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    602. Hi Aiden ,

      Many thanks for this. Lots of learning evident!

      Congratulations on completing the course. Cert to follow.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    603. Hi Una,

      Many thanks for this and congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow,
      Michelle

    604. Hi Amy,

      Many thanks for this, lots of learning evident!

      Congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert to follow.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    605. Hi Jean,

      Many thanks for this & congratulations on completing the course.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    606. Hi Rebecca,

      Many thanks for this & congratulations on completing the course.

      Cert has been emailed.

      Michelle

    607. Many thanks for this, your lesson plan is very comprehensive with lots of great ideas.

      Hope you enjoy the final module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    608. Hi Laura

      I sent you an email, just incase you didn’t get it, can you please submit part 2 of your assignment in the comments box here- you should be able to copy and paste from the forum but we need a copy here with your assignment to ensure it’s complete.

      Thanks
      Alison

    609. Hi Kim

      Many thanks for your assignemtn and forum post. You have some great ideas in your lesson plan.

      Can you please add your CPD record by replying to this comment below:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform
      Time spent during self directed learning
      Time spent completing assignments
      Other
      Total

      Thanks
      Alison

    610. Hi Alison,

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
      Time Spent on the online learning platform: 2 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning: 1hr
      Time spent completing assignments: 1 hr
      Other
      Total: 4hrs

    611. Hi

      Many thanks for your assignment and Forum posts. Delighted to hear you’ve learned more about SLCN and found the videos helpful for having those sensitive conversations with parents.

      Thanks
      Alison

    612. Perfect, thanks Kim. That’s this Module Complete. Just onto the last one now, you’re nearly there!

      Thanks
      Alison

    613. Reflecting on the SSE content in relation to this module, I feel strongly that it is important that the research provided regarding Deis schools and student performance around language instruction in those settings is of paramount importance to my school. One key area for improvement would be the collaboration among staff to produce relevant tiers of vocabulary. This could be divided between Junior and Senior staff teachers. The Infant teachers could focus on the Aistear Themes and make sure that there is continuity between year groups. The Seniors could focus on SESE topics. Another key target for our school would be the importance of teaching phonological awareness. The fact that children with a phonological disorder are at a high risk of developing literacy difficulties was particularly relevant as children from areas of social deprivation have weaker phonological skills. The emphasis on teaching phonological awareness before phonics instruction in these settings especially, was very revealing. Maybe we could use our SET team to provide in class support to teach it at a designated phonological awareness station by replacing an independent station during reading group time.

    614. I would like to bring many of the strategies learned into my own teaching on SET not only to language groups but also to my reading recovery where I will place an increased value on the acquisition and understanding of vocabulary. I would hope to share what I have learned perhaps in a presentation to my colleagues in a croke park hour.

      Working in the junior cycle mostly I would aspire to advise infant teachers through planning meetings how crucial oral language /phonologocal development is and how it should play a key role in power hours. I will also be happy to share with volunteers and parents through workshops and information meetings how to assist children in the development of their oral language

      Thanks for this Sarah. Please ensure you complete the post course evaluation.

      I will email your cert now.

      Enjoy the rest of your summer!

      Michelle

    615. Hi Jenny,

      Many thanks for this and for your feedback on the course, sorry to hear that it didn’t offer any new learning for you, but as you say its good to verify that you are already practicing to a high level in this area.

      Enjoy the rest of your summer, your cert has been emailed to you.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    616. Hi Laura

      That’s perfect, many thanks for this. This module is now complete.

      Alison

    617. Many thanks for your assignment and forum post. Delighted to hear the games were practical and your son even enjoyed it!

      Hope you enjoy the next module.

      Alison

    618. Hi

      Many thanks for completing your forum posts, that’s the module complete.
      Alison

    619. Hi

      I’ve just reviewed the forum- many thanks for adding your forum posts. That’s the module now complete.

      Alison

    620. Hi Fiona

      Many thanks for this, you have some great ideas in your lesson plan. Well done.
      Alison

    621. Hi Kim

      Your handout is fantastic, well done! Delighted you took the time to make it relevant to your work so you can use it in September, that’s exactly what we aim for- resources that you can find practical in your work.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    622. Well done completing your handout, you have some great ideas here for parents.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    623. Hi Shannon

      Well done on completing Module 3, hope you enjoy the next module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    624. Hi

      Many thanks for you Handout. Can you please add your contribution to Module Forum 5 as below.

      With regard to SSE, Review Domain 2 and 4: Teachers collective/ collaborative practice. Refer to page 30-31 in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Primary/Post-Primary Schools. Review the statements of practice and reflect on the teachers collective/ collaborative practice in your school with regard to the topics covered in this module. Contribute your thoughts on this to the forum.

      Please ensure your assignment is submitted on the assignment template. For this module you are required to contribute your answer to part 2 of this task to the module 5 forum.

      Thanks
      Alison

    625. Hi Kim,

      Thank you for such lovely feedback! Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the course and congratulations on completing it.

      I will email your cert now.

      Have a lovely summer,
      Michelle

    626. Hi Mairead

      Many thanks for this, lots of learning evident!

      I will email your cert now.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    627. Hi Fiona,

      Many thanks for this, I will email your cert now.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    628. Module 4
      Please outline the time you have spent on this module:
      Time Spent on the online learning platform 2 .5 hours
      Time spent during self directed learning 45 minutes
      Time spent completing assignments 2 hours
      Other 1 hour Looking at online websites
      Total: 6.15 minutes

    629. Hi Laura

      Many thanks for your assignment, forum post and CPD log. Your lesson plan is very comprehensive and has some lovely ideas- well done.

      Hope you enjoy the next module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    630. Many thanks for your assignment and forum post, you have some great ideas in your lesson plan.

      Thanks
      Alison

    631. Hi Shannon

      Well done on completing your parent handout and forum post. You have included some nice ideas. I would suggest making your examples for parents explicit, like you did in the first activity of your handout, as we can’t always assume parents know what you are asking of them without examples.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    632. Many thanks for your assignment and forum posts.

      Hope you enjoy the next Module.
      Thanks
      Alison

    633. Hi

      Well done on Completing Module 3. I like your idea about using the Fairy Tales for vocabulary development, I think this could work really well.

      Kind regards
      Alison

    634. Well done on your lesson plan, you have some great ideas here.

      Many thanks
      Alison

    635. Well done on completing Module 3. Hope you enjoy the next module.

      Thanks
      Alison

    636. Hi Jessica,

      Many thanks for this, really lovely handout, well done!

      Would it be ok if i used this as a sample for next years course?

      Many thanks,
      Michelle

    637. Hi Elaine,

      Many thanks for this, lovely activities here- well done!

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    638. Hi Niamh,

      Many thanks for this. The course will be closing at 5pm today and participants will need to have engaged with the content for 20 hours in order for certs to be issued.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    639. Hi Jessica,

      Many thanks for this. I have issued your cert to your email now.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    640. Hi Elaine,

      Thanks for this. your cert has been issued to your email.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    641. Hi there,

      Well done on your lesson plan, nearly there now!

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    642. Hi Laura,

      Well done on a fabulous handout! Would you mind if I used this as a sample for next years course?

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    643. Thanks for this Shannon, can you just email me a copy of your receipt for the course, I can’t find you here on my spreadsheet, when did you sign up?

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    644. Hi Laura,

      Many thanks for this your cert has been emailed.

      Glad you have enjoyed the course!
      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    645. Well done on your lesson plan and teacher handout.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    646. Hello,

      I hope everything is ok with my reflective assignment. It seems to be awaiting approval and I can’t complete the Module 5 quiz to complete the course. Is there anything I need to do?

    647. Hi Margaret

      THanks for this, your cert has been emailed.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    648. Hi Frances,

      Well done on your parent handout, really nice activities and very nicely laid out.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    649. Hello,

      Many thanks for this. Just to advise that the course is closing at 5pm sharp today and any assignments submitted after that point will not be processed.

      This is a 20 hour course and participants are requires to have engaged with the content for a minimum of 20 hours in order for certs to be issued.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    650. Hello,

      Many thanks for this. Just to advise that the course is closing at 5pm sharp today and any assignments submitted after that point will not be processed.

      This is a 20 hour course and participants are requires to have engaged with the content for a minimum of 20 hours in order for certs to be issued.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    651. Apologies I forgot to submit my Teaching Council Number on the template. My council number is 151503

    652. Hi Frances,

      Many thanks for this and for your lovely feedback on the course.

      I have emailed your cert.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    653. Hi Catherine,

      Thanks for this, your cert has been emailed.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    654. Hi Niamh,

      Many thanks for this. As per my earlier comment the course is closing at 5pm today so I assume you are completing these modules for your own learning.

      I will not be able to issue you with a cert and unfortunately we cannot facilitate any extensions.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    655. I cant seem to do the quiz as it says I have an assignemnt awaiting approval

    656. Sorry .. I shouldn’t have left in until half four on Friday I know!

    657. Thanks for this Sinead.

      Just to say Happy Talk has a fabulous manual that you can purchase, just google the programme for more information about their resources.

      I will issue your cert now.

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    658. Hi Aoife

      Thanks for this. Please submit your reflective assignment before 5pm today.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle

    659. Hi Kathleen,

      Thanks for this.

      Please submit your reflective assignment before 5pm.

      Thanks,
      Michelle

    660. Hi Kathleen,

      THanks for this. I will email your cert now.

      Best wishes,
      Michelle

    661. Hi Sinead

      Thanks for this, please submit your reflective assignment ASAP.

      Michelle

    662. Hi Aoife,

      Thanks for this , can you complete the end of course survey now and i will issue your cert.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    663. Hi Sinead,

      Thanks for this.

      Can you complete the survey and I’ll issue your cert then.

      Many Thanks,
      Michelle

    664. Hi Aoife,

      Can you email me at michelleq@cdi.ie to confirm you have completed the post course evaluation(you indicated no on your reflective assignment when asked if you had completed it) and I will issue your cert when I am back from annual leave on the 27th of August.

      Best Wishes,
      Michelle