The Teaching Council has developed this suite of materials to support schools in self-facilitating workshops around professional learning and Cosán. We have prepared these guidance notes to support teachers wishing to facilitate two workshops. Ideally, prior to undertaking the school-based workshops one teacher from the school will have attended a Cosán workshop facilitated by the Teaching Council (in an Education Centre or other venue), or the school will have contacted the Teaching Council to arrange a support visit or meeting. Enquiries in this regard should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a rough guide, it is suggested that each workshop could be completed in a 45-60 minute session but it is of course at schools’ discretion to determine their own timings, and indeed, how they use the materials.
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As part of the development process for Cosán, the national framework for teachers’ learning, participating schools are exploring their engagement in professional learning, and their reflection on that learning. The Teaching Council has drawn from the Department of Education and Skills’ ‘Wellbeing Focus Group – A Guide for School Staff’ to develop this guide for school staff wishing to conduct a focus group discussion to support that process.