Leaving Cert Applied National Conference & Awards Sat 25th Nov 2017 Athlone Springs Hotel
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9.00 Registration
9.30 Welcome Address by Tom Rodgers, LCANA Chairperson
9.45 An overview of the PDST by Anne Grills
10.00 A Principal’s perspective on Leaving Cert Applied
10.15 A student’s perspective on Leaving Cert Applied by David Power
10.30 An update on the review of the Leaving Cert Applied module - descriptors by Louise O Reilly , Education Officer with
the NCCA.
10.45 Media in the LCA classroom by Brian Comerford

11.15 Coffee / Tea

11.35 “Ways to Wellbeing in the LCA classroom “ by John Doran.
John Doran has been a teacher and guidance counsellor in
the Patrician Secondary school for over 23 years. He was Chairman of the
Network of School Planners from its foundation, dedicated to the ongoing
professional development of teachers. He is author of the acclaimed Ways to
Wellbeing, Irelands’ leading resilience and wellbeing programme aimed at
post Junior Certificate students. It is currently taught in over 120 schools both
here and in mainland Europe. John has personally trained over 250 teachers
in the programme with great success. He is passionate about the
transformative power of education to disrupt poverty and help young people

do all they can, with all that they have, in the time that they have got, in the
space that they are in. John speaks to management bodies, teachers, parents
and students on the topics of resilience, Wellbeing, stress management and
maximising performance both nationally and internationally.

1.15 Lunch

1.45 An address by Mary Mitchell O Connor, Minister of State at
The Department of Education and Skills with special responsibility
For Higher Education,

An address by Fearghal Quinn congratulating this year’s winners
( video )

Presentation of Awards.

2.30 An update on apprenticeships by Denise Mc Carthy – IBEC

3.00 Q/A session, distribution of resources

3.20 AGM - new members welcome on the executive committee

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