23KESC420 Lego Six Bricks Levels 1&2
23KESC420 Lego Six Bricks Levels 1 & 2 (Online via Zoom)
Wednesday 22nd November & Wednesday 6th December 2023 from 7pm-9pm
Six Bricks activities are short, simple exercises, many of which only take a couple of minutes to do. They are not a curriculum but they are designed to support all areas of development in the curriculum. They help to wake up a child’s brain and get them moving, thinking and remembering through playful learning.
Every child has a set of six bricks, one of each colour (red, yellow, orange, green, light blue and dark blue). The teacher or other professional can then quickly and easily facilitate an activity at any time. Repetition brings about better organisation of the brain and the secret of the success of these activities lies in their regular repetition which enables children to consolidate new knowledge. Six Bricks activities are in development all the time to support different areas of development and executive functioning. In addition, Miriam O Donoghue has developed many activities, resources and activity cards to support the programme. There are more than 1000+ resources in Miriam's Six Bricks Portal. All participants are given access to this portal as part of their training.
This course, covers both SIX BRICKS Levels 1 and 2. It takes place online on Zoom (two x 2 hour sessions) and supports participants to familiarise themselves with the SIX BRICKS methodology and practice using SIX BRICKS across a range of activities designed to support a child’s development. Training is hands-on. Participants will need to carry out activities on a desk space beside their computers so it will be essential to have cameras and microphones on. For the best experience for everyone a laptop will be required as participants need to be able to see each other and collaborate on various activities.
In order to fully participate in the online training registered participants will receive a training kit that includes one set of SIX BRICKS, a SIX BRICKS double sided laminated Activity Mat – Move Around and B Line Mats, some additional supporting materials plus electronic copies of the SIX BRICKS manuals etc. The activity manuals provide step by step details on how all of the activities are carried out, skills and developmental areas supported for each activity, teacher notes, and activity extensions and variations.(Please note that information will be shared with course trainer so that kits can be posted directly to registrants).
This course is suitable for Primary Teachers, SEN staff, SNAs and Early Learning Practitioners. Six Bricks activities are very versatile and can be adapted and scaled up or down depending on the age and stage of the children you are working with.
Participants who complete the full training are eligible for SIX BRICKS Certification Level 1 & 2.
The course is run by lead Six Bricks Trainer Miriam O Donoghue, who is authorised to issue certification for Six Bricks Courses up to Level 4. Miriam was responsible for bringing Six Bricks to schools in Ireland in 2019 and since then the take up in schools has been significant. Miriam is an experienced educator with over 40 years’ experience at national and international levels. Miriam has held key positions in education in Ireland, starting out as a Teacher and later working in Teacher Support Services and as Director of the CDETB Curriculum Development Unit.
Miriam's expertise lies in supporting educators to enhance their students' learning experiences by incorporating accessibility, engagement, fun, and memorability into their classroom practices.
|Event Date||22-11-2023 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||06-12-2023 9:00 pm|
|Cut off date||17-11-2023 3:00 pm|