Pembrokeshire INSET for SENCOs

| October 15, 2009 | 1 Comment 

NantYFfinToday we are at Nant Y Ffin Hotel working with a focus on SEN with teachers and support staff from the Pembrokeshire area. The morning session providing training for the teachers and the support staff, then the afternoon working with a delightful bunch of Y3 – Y6 pupils from Brynconin Primary School.

Thank you to Tina Gethin, Advisory Teacher for Speech and Language and Pam Stephens, Advisory Teacher for the Hearing Impaired for their overview and reflections of today’s event.

Most schools in Pembrokeshire enter into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the LEA. The aim of the SLA is to provide training/workshops to schools, develop CPD and promote good practice. Today’s training/workshop is hailed as an example of good practice in using IT to inspire creativity in children of all abilities and reluctant writers. Through today’s SLA, teachers were given the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Myst 111 and see how this works in practice with children of all ages. All those that attended were eager to purchase the Myst and implement it in the classroom.
The product of day proved to be an exciting, inspiring and innovative approach to developing creating writing in all ages, all abilities and all levels of reluctance.

Points discussed
Children responding with having to put up their hands.
Listening for the moment when to drop their ideas in.
Oral language can take away the barriers, the image supports them.
Confidence to share their ideas because nothing is ‘silly’, wrong.
It can be developed upon, building on the strategies used to encourage confidences
Growing in confidence was evident
Promote self-esteem
Multisensory aspects

A big THANK YOU to Tina for coordinating today’s event so efficiently.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Katie Jones says:

    Fantastic day – throughly enjoyed. Really good to have morning with loads of ideas and suggestions and then see them used to great effect with a bunch of children who were all completely new to the ideas!
    Loads of fun, laughter and inspiration. It was amazing to see Myst, Tim’s verbal enthusiasm and techniques boosting confidence in all through empowerment and success at all levels of ability.
    I’m off to play Myst!

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