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The Bridge newsletter 2

Issue 2 New Look Fronter Website The Literacy and Numeracy CPD Project Fronter website has been streamlined to make it even easier for teachers to access hundreds of teaching resources within a few clicks! The new look also includes an updated Fronter icon for the project, click on the Fronter icon as shown above and select the TPL units pictured below. More than 46,000 teachers and educationalists now have access to resources, videos and information relating to the CPD Transition Project. All teachers cross-phase and across the curriculum have access to the Fronter website. The Bridge Building Bridges to Better Learning in Numeracy & Literacy KS2-KS3 CPD Transition Project CPD Project’s Training Days Fill Within Two Hours Teachers attending training sessions can locate the TPL Units, which include all PowerPoint presentations, videos and resources, used on the days, in the Fronter website. The TPL unit training materials can then be downloaded and saved for use in staff and departmental cascading sessions following the training days. The Wallace High School, Lisburn pupils Rebecca and Sarah with their character jars inspired by the CPD project training days. The demand for the CPD Transition teams’ Literacy and Numeracy cross-phase training days has been so high, the courses became oversubscribed within two hours of the dates being released. The training events were held in six venues located all over Northern Ireland. However, many teachers unable to secure a place in a centre closest to their schools opted to travel long distances to attend the two Teacher Professional Learning Units. A waiting list of 178 teachers for the training has led to two extra days being released per unit. Additional days will be held in Newry and Antrim in February and March. The first TPL Unit in October focused on Thinking Skills and Oracy. It was then followed by the second TPL Unit on Differentiation. The resources and PowerPoints for both of these training days are available on the CPD Project’s Fronter website. Mrs Tracy Morrissey, Numeracy Co-ordinator at Carnmoney Primary School attended the recent training. “The CPD Transition Project training has greatly helped in developing the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy within our school,” she said. Mrs Gillian Weir, Head of English at The Wallace High School, Lisburn also commented on the impact of the literacy training in her classroom. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the CPD Project as it’s encouraged me to be much more creative in my classroom. My Year 9 pupils have produced some amazing personal writing using visual stimuli and Year 10 have been working on iMovies based on Heaney’s ‘Mid Term Break’.” Contact: Mrs Pat Delaney Newry Teachers’ Centre Email: pat.delaney@eani.org.uk Tel: 028 3026 2357 a C The third TPL Unit focuses on teacher peer observation and will take place in January and early February. It is aimed at Heads of English and Mathematics in post-primary schools and Literacy and Numeracy Co-ordinators in primary schools. This will be followed in March by the fourth TPL Unit which looks at gender in the classroom based around encouraging resilience and improving attainment. 1 23 The Bridge - 1

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