Past Webinars

We appreciate that it may not always be possible for you to participate in our live webinars. We're keen to ensure that they be as accessible as possible, so if the timing of a particular webinar does not suit you, please be assured that all webinars are also recorded and made available for viewing shortly after the live webinar. All previous webinars can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below. Schools are encouraged to consider watching a webinar recording as a school-based professional learning community, or as a cluster of schools, during that portion of Croke Park hours activities which is  as engaged in on a whole-school basis. 

ITE Research in Initial Teacher Education

ITE Research in Initial Teacher Education: the topic is discussed by Dr Thomas Walsh, of Maynooth University, and by newly qualified teachers – Aisling White, Dónal Greene, and Jennifer Barry – who speak of their experience of researching projects they completed as part of their programmes for initial teacher education. Issued 16 May, 8.00-9.00 p.m.

Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

What next? Possibilities for completed research projects

On 9 May, 8.00-9.00 the Centre for Effective Services (CES) hosted this webinar for the Teaching Council.

To access the webinar recording click here.

To view the webinar slides, click here.

Schools as Learning Spaces - Teaching and Learning for All

On Wednesday, 25 April 2018, Kinsale Community School hosted this panel discussion in front of a live audience. 

The panel members were;

  • Dr John O'Halloran, Vice President and Registrar of UCC.
  • Dr Helen Hynes, Secretary of the Kinsale Community School Parents Association.
  • Ellen Kelleher, Head Girl, Kinsale Community School.
  • Tony Leahy, newly qualified teacher, Kinsale Community School.
  • Jean Gaffney, NIPT facilitator and Deputy Principal, Kinsale Community School.

The event explored the role of schools in supporting learning across the continuum of teacher education. The panel examined the role of school culture and school infrastructure in supporting such learning. Infrastructure, in this context, included the physical design of school buildings, the way in which time is structured, and the roles that are established within the school to support the development of cultures of professional collaboration. 

John Coolahan Research Support Framework

Practical support and guidance on completing the research support framework application form.

This is a short webinar (approximately half an hour in duration) which can be viewed in its entirety, or in “bite-sized” segments. Should you prefer the latter option, we’ve timed each of the segments, to help you to locate a piece that’s of particular interest to you.

  •  The first part of this webinar provides some background information and tips and advice to be followed in planning and completing your application form. This section concludes at just under 10 and a half minutes in.
  • The second section takes webinar participants through each section of the form, highlighting key questions and pointing out links to the guidance notes at pertinent points. This section concludes at 20 minutes and 50 seconds in to the recording.
  • The final section covers the review process and the awarding of funding.

Quantitative Research 

On Wednesday, 28 March 2018, The Centre for Effective Services (CES) hosted this webinar for the Teaching Council.

Research Ethics in Social Research

On Wednesday, 21 March 2018, The Centre for Effective Services (CES) hosted this webinar for the Teaching Council.

Carrying out a Literature Review

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, The Centre for Effective Services (CES) hosted this webinar for the Teaching Council.

Qualitative Research 

On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, The Centre for Effective Services (CES) hosted this webinar for the Teaching Council.

Uplifting Leadership and Learning: Teaching for Innovation, Integration and Improvement presented by Prof. Andy Hargreaves

On Thursday, 8 February 2018, as part of the Teaching Council CROÍ research webinar series Prof. Andy Hargreaves presented this webinar, the Chair of which was Tomás Ó Ruairc.

Inquiry-based Webinar with Professor Kathy Short

The latest Webinar in the Teaching Council’s Croí series took place at 8 p.m. on 6 December. The theme of the webinar was Inquiry-based Learning, and the guest presenter on the night was Professor Kathy Short from the University of Arizona. The recording of the Kathy Short webinar may be accessed through this link.

You may wish to read this research ezine on the theme of inquiry-based learning. We hope that the summaries in the ezine will whet your appetite for what we have no doubt will be a very interesting and enjoyable event. You may also wish to read this article, which provides an overview of Professor Short’s journey as an educator and lifelong inquirer.

Research Webinar on Wellbeing

The Teaching Council hosted its research webinar on 8 November 2017 at 8 p.m. in which the theme of wellbeing was discussed by the following panellists:

  • Ms Marie-Thérése Downes: a primary-school teacher, PhD candidate, and member of the Teaching Council's Research Engagement Group
  • Dr Niall Muldoon: Ireland's Ombudsman for Children
  • Prof. Roisín Corcoran: formerly Assistant Professor at John Hopkins University and now a member of UCD School of Education
  • Keara Caul: a fifth-year student in Fingal Community College who has worked with Crosscare on projects related to the theme of wellbeing
  • Patrick Ferris: a fifth-year student in Fingal Community College who has completed the Jigsaw It's Time to Start Talking programme

Participants may also wish to read our ezine on the same theme, which is available here.

To access a recording of the webinar please click here.

Webinar with Professor Michael Fullan- Building Cultures of Collaboration

As part of its series of research webinars, the Teaching Council was delighted to host a webinar with Professor Michael Fullan (former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Special Policy Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario) on 6 September 2017 on the theme of BUILDING CULTURES OF COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONALISM. According to Professor Fullan, cultures of collaborative professionalism are characterised by both individual and collective autonomy and responsibility. In cultures of collaborative professionalism, each and every teacher and principal is involved; professional expertise is acquired through persistent action, reflective feedback, and continuous improvement, as teachers and other education leaders systematically collaborate to improve the learning experiences and achievement of all students.

To access a recording of the webinar with Professor Michael Fullan please click here.

Droichead Webinar

The Teaching Council hosted a Droichead Webinar on Wednesday 14 June at 8 p.m. The webinar afforded teachers an opportunity to hear from, and interact with, a principal, newly qualified teacher and professional support team member who have experienced the Droichead process.

Transitions in Eductation

Ms Catherine Whelan, Dr Lorraine Harbison, and Ms Sheila McManamly present on easing the transition from primary to post-primary education in Ireland.

Ms Whelan wishes to thank the Principals and Boards of Management of both Mount Sion Primary School and Mount Sion C.B.S. Secondary School, and also the School Completion Programme na Siúire.

Cross-curricular Teaching and Learning

This webinar offered contributions from Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Marita Kerin with insights from their Quavers to Quadratics programme, Dr Carmel O'Sullivan's insights from Drama in Education and practical examples from the staff at Kinsale Community School on how this is applied in practice.

Research webinar with Professor Thomas Guskey

The Teaching Council was delighted to welcome Professor Thomas Guskey to present a webinar entitled 'From teaching to learning and back again - making the journey of professional learning' on 25 January 2017. This webinar provoked much discussion and collaboration on Twitter. This discussion can be reviewed by Twitter users by searching for #molfeasa.

Maths Pedagogy

This webinar was presented by Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, UCD and Professor Alan Schoenfeld, University of California, Berkeley on Thursday 20 October 2016. Professor Schoenfeld is an expert in the area of problem solving and this aspect of pedagogy was examined through practical examples during the course of the webinar. The slides from the presentation and the recording of the event are available below.

Collaboration with Dr Fiona King

On 14 September 2016, Dr Fiona King from DCU Institute of Education presented a webinar entitled Collaboration Matters! Dr King discussed the importance of and barriers to collaboration within the profession.

Leadership for Inclusive Schools

Dr Gerry Mac Ruairc presented this webinar on 18 May 2016. The interesting discussion examined the parameters and language of leadership and inclusion and the implications of working with diversity and difference on school leadership.