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First Steps Reading

Many of you will have been aware of the “First Steps” Literacy Resources and the corresponding inservice that has generally been available only to DEIS Schools.
Donegal Education Centre is now in a position, for the first time, to provide Teacher Resource Kits to schools and comprehensive training by First Steps Certified Trainers at a reduced rate of €160 per kit.

The Centre has been able to avail of approximately a 50% reduction in the Teacher Resource Packs for each of the 3 Strands, 1 Writing; 2 Reading; 3. Speaking and Listening (i.e. Oral Language).

The County Donegal Education Centre are offering the Reading courses over 6 evenings in;

The Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny Thursday, 30th of January & Thursday 6th 13th 27th of February, & 6th & 13th of March 2014 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Facilitator: Margaret Farren

By typing in the following URL into your Internet Browser, you will be brought to a page within the website of ECU Resources for Learning Ltd (ECURL), an Australian company who researched, produced resources and traded as STEPS Professional Development, where you can view all of the same material as well as view the Table of Contents for each Resource Book and download a Sample Chapter from each book:

The overall aim is to train teachers in First Steps – Reading in this instance.

In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following.

  • Nominate teachers to undertake this training.
  • Contribute €160 for the Resources.

Course Details

Start Date 30-01-2014 7:00 pm
End Date 13-03-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date 29-01-2014
Individual Price €160.00
Speaker Margaret Farren
Location The Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny


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