Newsletter 12 Dyslexia Courses Ireland: Update on digital copies of textbooks from educational publishers

The start of a new and very bizarre school term.  I appreciate how enormous the challenges and workloads for the teachers are at this time. Let us hope the situation improves quickly and 2022 will be a better year for us all. 

I attach Newsletter 12 from Dyslexia Courses Ireland.  It includes information on the following:

  • Study Skills webinars for students on the Dyslexia Association of Ireland on Youtube
  • Resources for teachers and students, particularly Science resources
  • TTRS, (Touch type, Read, Spell),  is now available free from  libraries.  Once students are registered with a library, they can use TTRS at home or in school.
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A Resource pack for student teachers working as substitutes

1. Substitute Teaching Resource Toolkit (padlet.com) – Fabulous resource kit of lesson plans in all areas of the Curriculum

2. ‘How to’Guide to Scoilnet

Here is a page of support material for Scoilnet. Some of the videos referenced were created over the past five years and were included in our online courses (PDST Technology in Education), so they will have relevance to teachers (or parents) with minimal acquaintance with the site. Some of the videos will be more applicable to the slightly more advanced user – interested in sharing their resources through the portal.


Some of the links contain a lot of further information presented in an accordion-type format, as in the following:



3. This is a beautiful Picture Book Advent Calendar for Junior, Senior and First and Second Class. Really good



4.This for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class. – story book Advent calendar


5. PDF of Resources


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Christmas Novelty Activity Zoomed into Classroom

Kater4kidz Cookery School are delivering a Zoom Novelty Christmas Decorating session on Thursday December 9th.

Workshop has activity for all classes - junior infants up to 6th class and is approximately 1 hour long.  No special equipment is required.  

This session is being hosted by Waterford Education Centre - this link will bring your teachers to registration:  https://www.wtc.ie/cpd-courses-2/primary-courses/1643-webinar-christmas-novelty-cookery-workshop-with-kater4kidz.html

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Heritage Keepers - pilot programme

Burrenbeo Trust and we have launched a new pilot programme in partnership with the Heritage Council called 'Heritage Keepers'. Heritage Keepers is a 10 hour place-based education and community stewardship programme during which participants learn about the local cultural, built and natural heritage of their local area and then  plan an action to enhance that heritage.  

As well as being available to schools and communities, we the programme has a strand for primary and secondary teachers to become Heritage Keeper trainers. I was hoping that perhaps the ESCI could repost our Heritage Keepers facebook post or draw attention to the programme on Twitter?

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BurrenbeoTrust/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/burrenbeotrust?lang=en

There is more information on Heritage Keepers on our website https://burrenbeo.com/hk/ 


 Hertigage keepers



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