Mosaic e-CPD

Online Continuing Professional Development for the Professional Educator

Let’s invigorate your early childhood pedagogical practice

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes provided by MOSAIC are hugely successful all across the country. The secret to MOSAIC CPD is its uncomplicated format, enabling Educators to refresh and up-skill in specific areas of pedagogical practice.

A tried and tested MOSAIC delivery model adopts a practical, jargon free approach with high levels of transferrable learning to practice outcomes. In everyday terms, when time is precious and tasks are high, this is what Educators need from CPD!

MOSAIC programmes are underpinned by the principles and objectives of early childhood quality and regulatory frameworks – however, they are delivered in an accessible, common sense style that enables Educators to make real and sustainable changes and improvements to everyday practice.

We offer practical explanations and tools that will streamline your work and provide clarity where confusion and overthinking may have taken over!

e-CPD Programme Menu

Have a look through our e-CPD Programme Menu. We are sure you will find something of interest!

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Strength-based Writing
The Strength-based Approach is a meaningful and real style of writing about children in a way that starts with what they can do. A strength-based approach is not about describing a child’s learning and development in a positive light and neglecting to identify areas for further development or areas of concern. Instead it starts with where the child is now, not with what is absent, and highlights where the child can go with additional support. This makes it a vital pedagogical skill for early childhood educators to practice and develop which can be used for transition reports, learning stories or snapshot reviews. The Strength Based Writing programme consists of 4 short components that support Educators to focus on your writing techniques when compiling Learning Stories, Transition Reports or Snapshot Reviews.   *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

02 Hours

€20.00
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Enabling Transition
The Enabling Transition programme will provide the early childhood educator with practical, jargon free guidance on how to compile transition reports that are unique to each child. The programme consists of 4 short components for you to digest, discuss with colleagues and use to inform your practice. If you are a parent, looking to understand a little more about preparing your child for primary school, this programme will also provide you with lots of useful information. 1. The Importance of Positive Transition from pre-school to primary school 2. A Learning Partnership – the child, parents, previous and new educator 3. Good Pedagogy Practice to enable smooth transitions 4. Compiling Transition Reports (practical report writing). Practical supporting handouts are available  for download and print in the users Reference Document section.  *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

02 Hours

€20.00
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Creating Learning Stories
From the very first time I discovered the work of Dr Margaret Carr and the Learning Story Approach – I have loved it and advocated for it as the most effective means of documenting the assessment of young children’s learning and development. I admire the way a child’s strengths are highlighted in a way that is very personal to the child – regardless of their abilities or stage of development. A learning story is an engaging story of a child’s achievements, abilities, interests and viewpoint as an active learner. Learning Stories can focus on everything from a baby noticing himself in a mirror for the first time to a pre-school child creating a model from junk materials or helping a friend. I like to think of learning stories in this way – an assessment report or developmental checklist show you a black and white snapshot of the child, cold and frozen in time. However, learning stories are vibrant, engaging, funny, full colour mini-movies that parents can keep forever.  They give a rounded, holistic view of who the child is as an individual and as a learner. This is, after all, what early childhood education is all about! ‘Creating Learning Stories’ will provide Educators with practical guidance on this wonderful pedagogical technique for early childhood education. The programme is presented in 5 short components - each one building on the learning from the one before and packed with practical examples. Participants will discover how to structure, compile, and use learning stories as a meaningful assessment tool, to engage parents and to showcase children’s individual strengths, interests and needs.  Avril  *PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

03 Hours

€25.00

About MOSAIC

MOSAIC is a company that provides a range of time and cost saving solutions for early childhood services. Our products and services include the MOSAIC Educator and Family Apps, specialist research, mentoring and training, online CPD and the development of policies and procedures.

With over twenty five years’ experience in early childhood care and education including management, academic training and development, mentoring, research and policy – we offer an extensive package of supports to assist you to become a high quality service that provides positive experiences for children.

Our Consultants

Avril McMonagle - Lead consultant

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Avril has dedicated her working life to early childhood care and education and possesses a diverse skills-set consisting of practical, academic and policy experience and expertise accumulated over the past 20 years. The legacy of her work and being at the forefront of a range of pioneering initiatives to enhance early childhood education locally, regionally and nationally; is well evidenced.

Not least she worked as an Education Officer with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to develop Aistear, Irelands first early childhood curriculum framework. She worked as Manager of Donegal County Childcare 2008-2018 bringing forth and developing a range of legacy projects and initiatives during that time including Ireland’s first piece of national research into the cost of childcare.

Avril was awarded a State Appointment and served as the nominee of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on the Council of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment from 2015-18. She holds an MEd from Queens Graduate School of Education and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from Queens University Belfast.