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Teachers’ Afternoon Cuppa 28 Apr 2021

Primary and preschool teachers are warmly invited to grab a cup of tea and join us on Zoom for our first afternoon cuppa event. This will be an informative and relaxed chat with The Ark team and likeminded teachers interested in discovering ways to bring creativity into the classroom.

Given the new ways in which we are all working and the challenges of our current times, we wanted to create a space for teachers to take a little time out for a breather, to catch up with colleagues informally with a bit of inspiration about the arts in the classroom thrown in for good measure.

Grab a cup of tea and join us as we share with you how to access all the free online arts based resources that The Ark has for teachers. We’re also delighted to present guest speaker Dr. Dorothy Morrissey, who is a member of The Ark’s Teachers’ Advisory Group. She will give a short talk on the topic of creativity in the classroom to provoke our thinking about this.

We’ll have some time to break into small groups too so you’ll have a chance for a chat and catch up with colleagues. Come and join us for a relaxed and enjoyable gathering this afternoon.

As there is a limit to the number of places on a video call we do need you to register this time. We promise it is really quick and simple.

Please register here.

Once you have successfully registered, we will email you a link to a Zoom call on the morning of the event. Please be advised you will need to install the Zoom app in advance which can be downloaded here.

About Dr. Dorothy Morrissey

Dr. Dorothy Morrissey is a lecturer in drama education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. She teaches on initial teacher education programmes and is course leader of the College’s MA in Education and the Arts (META). The principal focus of her research and her teaching is on arts education. She is currently evaluating the ‘Creative Clusters’ initiative and was co-author, with Dr. Ailbhe Kenny, of a report on teacher-artist partnership in Ireland’s primary schools. Dorothy also has extensive experience as a primary teacher and in teacher professional development.