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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 2 evenings in;

The Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday, 6th & 13th of March 2014 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Further training will be offered to the group four weeks after this course, this will give the participants an opportunity to implement the programme in their classroom and progress their training accordingly

Please find attached a separate sheet to this letter which outlines the content of the Reading Resource Kits.

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.

It was decided considering the financial restraints on schools at present that this training should be offered at a reduced unit price per school (all teachers in a school) rather than a cost per teacher.

Cheques / Postal orders for €160 made payable to The County Donegal Education Centre, Floor 2/3, Pier 1, Quay Street, Donegal Town. (Limited places available.)

Course Details

Start Date 06-03-2014 7:00 pm
End Date 13-03-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date 04-03-2014
Individual Price €160.00
Speaker Margaret Farren
Location Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny

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Donegal Education Centre,
Floor 2/3, Pier 1,
Quay Street
Donegal Town
Co. Donegal

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