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Marking Progress: Ideas and Resources

Voices from FET

Limerick and Clare ETB: Themed literacy

Limerick and Clare ETB looked at a family learning context where parents were learning a vocational skill with literacy and numeracy and digital literacy integrated across the content. Read about their Family Learning approach here.

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Waterford and Wexford ETB: Engaging and retaining marginalised parents

Waterford and Wexford ETB have had great success in engaging with marginalised parents. While family learning is never wasted, there are priorities of need and ETBs often mention the difficulty in connecting with ‘reluctant’ adults whose prior learning experiences and present life circumstances keep learning low on their personal and family learning agenda.


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The Storytime Project

The Storytime Project is a collaborative family literacy project from The Marino Institute of Education, Dublin City Libraries and the Northside Partnership, Dublin. Watch a summary below or watch a longer video about the Storytime Project here.


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Stories and more

Stories and More was a five-week programme for parents, grandparents or others who care for children.  Based on the Story Sacks model developed by Neil Griffiths, participants explore ways of enjoying books with children. Read more about the project here or watch the video.


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Tipperary ETB: Family Learning: Fairytales and Folklore

Tipperary ETB discusses ideas and tips for the ESOL and family learning classrooms on looking at fairytales and folklore through an intercultural lens. Watch a summary of the project below or watch a longer webinar about Fairytales and Folklore here. 


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Kilkenny and Carlow ETB: The Friday Group

Family learning in this context is very much a partnership between Kilkenny and Carlow ETB and a Kilkenny DEIS primary school. It is a holistic model with children, parents, the school, and the community all benefiting hugely from the collaboration between the school and the ETB.


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The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI): Doodle Families

CDI deliver a Family Literacy Programme in two components-one for parents / guardians and one for children.


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The Dolly Parton Imagination Library

The Childhood Development Initiative use the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to actively engage parents and young children in reading together from birth to five years.


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Building Resilience

Building Resilience for you and your child

Find out more about the course by watching the below video summary.


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Building Resilience Course Material

Click on the links below to download the Building Resilience Course Material.

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Building Resilience Information Webinar

Watch the full Building Resilience Information webinar. This is a family literacy course themed around exploring and developing our resilience in uncertain times.


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More Resources

ETBI FET Digital Library

For more relevant resources, check out the ETBI FET Digital Library including the below useful pages:


ETBI FET Digital Library

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