UCC CPD courses

Social Media and Students: Challenges for Teachers

About

Fact File

  • Title

    Social Media and Students: Challenges for Teachers

  • Code

    CPD1607

  • College

    Centre for Continuing Professional Development

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €70 Early Bird until 29th March €85 from 30th March See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Aimed at teachers, principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    5th April 2018

  • Start Date

    11th April 2018

Outline

This one-day event is aimed at teachers (primary and secondary school level), principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants.

Topics covered will include: 

Introduction to Social Media (e.g. social networking sites, social messaging apps, video streaming sites)

  • What is popular among Irish students/children
  • What are the challenges for students/teachers/school (e.g. online pressures, sexting, happy-slapping, snapchat streaks, mental health issues, screen-time)
  • How can teachers/schools discuss safe use of social media with students
  • Resources for use in the classroom

 

Introduction to Cyber-bullying

  • Forms of Cyber-bullying currently experienced by Irish students (e.g. fraping, outing, sub-tweeting)
  • The role of the bystander
  • How to identify cyber-bullying
  • How to deal with cyber-bullying cases within school

 

Legal Aspects & Acceptable Use Policies/Anti-Bullying Policies

  • Irish law regarding online activities
  • School Policies (e.g. AUP, Anti-Bullying, Code of Behaviour)
  • Guidelines from Department of Education & Skills
  • Additional aspects that should be incorporated & implementation of policies

Question & Answer Session

This CPD offering currently has the following date available for registrations:

  • Wednesday, 11th April 2018 (Registration Closing Friday, 5th April)

Registrations will include lunch.

Practicalities

Who teaches this course

MGMS Training was founded by Dr. Maureen Griffin B.A. M.A. Ph.D., a forensic psychologist. Maureen specialised in the area of online offending and recognised the need for education/training for children and those responsible for their care and protection. 

Since its foundation in 2010, Maureen has visited over 600 primary and secondary schools across Ireland; worked with organisations responsible for the care and protection of children; provided training in relation to online offending behaviours for those working with offenders and delivered lectures on Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behaviour Courses in Universities across Ireland.         

 

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Requirements

Aimed at teachers, principals, deputy principals, special needs assistants.

Fees and Costs

€70 Early Bird until 29th March
€85 from 30th March

 

Includes lunch and refreshments on arrival.

How Do I Apply

Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first serve basis.

*REGISTRATIONS OPENING SOON*

To register your interest for 2018, please email cpd@ucc.ie

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