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Accredited Intergenerational Teacher Training

17 January 2023

Accredited Intergenerational Teacher Training

Following the success of our first ever intergenerational training for teachers in 2022 we have decided to provide this opportunity again! The next training course will run via zoom over 2 sessions -

  1. Tuesday 28th February 1:30pm - 4pm
  2. Tuesday 14th March 1:30pm -4pm

LGNI's research highlights that intergenerational connections aren't just great fun for all involved but support the achievement of educational outcomes too!

Click this link to register to attend this training!

Check out LGNI's Research: An Intergenerational Approach to Improving Skills and Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland.

The research shows that intergenerational activities support a range of curricular areas including: Personal Development & Mutual Understanding, Skills for Life & Work, Citizenship, Health & Social Care, Volunteering and much more.  It also contributes to the community links element of the Department of Education NI's Every School a Good School Policy.  Check out this video from the Previous Minister of Education NI re his support for the research also at the bottom of this page.

Are you a teacher/educator and interested in developing intergenerational connections in your school but just aren't sure how to do it, need ideas and support to help you develop links? Our 4.75 hour CPD accredited Intergenerational training is a great place to start.

How is it Delivered?

Delivered over 3 modules (1 day or 3 short sessions) the training covers:

  • What is Intergenerational practice?
  • Good practice in preparing and bringing generations together (plus activity ideas for virtual and at a distance
  • Evaluation methods and sustainability

You will also receive a completion certificate with 4.75 hours CPD (Linking Generations Northern Ireland - The CPD Standards Office) and a copy of LGNI's Training Manual to refer back to!

How Much will it Cost?

There is a small cost of £25 for 4.75 hours CPD accreditation and LGNI staff will follow up for payment once you have registered.

If this sounds like something that you would like to take part in we would love to have you on board! Please register to attend here.

If having problems accessing this form or have any questions please contact joyce.savage@bjf.org.uk or 07480613931.

Check out what Mrs Darragh from Integrated College Dungannon thought about the training in the video below: