Lisa McKee - Teacher at CDVEC

Member of the Irish Regional Committee at Oblate Youth Service

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Education and Training

Education

Masters/PostGrad

Lisa's career objectives is to continue to gain experience teaching within the FETAC level 5/6 Childcare, Special Needs, Social Care modules in further education sector (V.E.C.)

Lisa McKee's Professional Experience

2011 - Present

Oblate Youth Service - Member of the Irish Regional Committee

Lisa's role involves researching, developing, promoting and recruiting Oblate Youth Service members to volunteer in a variety of local projects within the Inchicore area

2009 - Present

CDVEC - Teacher

Lisa's role involves devising and structuring a curriculum within the areas of Childcare, Special Needs and Community Care FETAC level 5 courses to ensure all students' reach their full potential. This involves delivering programmes to ensure compliance with FETAC Level 5 requirements.

Designing and researching lecture materials within the subjects of Care Provision and Practice, Care Skills, Care Support, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Working in Childcare, Understanding Special Needs, Care of the Special Child, Special Needs Assisting, Work Experience, Caring for Children and Irish.

Developing lesson plans in consultation with students needs and areas of future study/ employment interest. To provide the students with achievable tasks and deadlines throughout the academic year and ensuring the development of course content, exam scripts and course structure. Developing a variety of teaching methods to ensure the full development of each students' talents is adhered too.

Assessing the quality and standard, in accordance with FETAC marks and standards policies and procedures, of students’ project submissions, exam work, and practical work and overall academic performance.

Key Skills
child development Childcare FETAC Special Needs
2012 - 2012

Oblate Youth Service - Faith Friends Instructor

Supporting 5th/6th prImary school students to develop understanding of the meaning of Confirmation.

2011 - 2011

Little Eden - Volunteer in a centre for students' with profound special needs

LITTLE EDEN is a residential centre based in South Africa that believes no matter how profoundly disabled a person may be, he or she is still a whole complete being, with a body; a mind; and a soul.

The centre recognises the power of the human spirit, the joy to be found in simple achievements, the satisfaction of caring for those who are weaker than ourselves, love that seeks no reward.

The residents benefit from occupational, hydro-, physio- and music therapy and metamorphosis .

Lisa volunteered to care for and teach children and adults with profound special needs. She partook in creative activities such as painting, singing, playing with lego, puzzles and other educational toys. Horse-riding, music therapy, counselling, medical and spiritual care for those in need.

Lisa cared for student's basic needs by as washing, dressing, feeding and listening to each student in her care.

Key Skills
painting Special Needs
2010 - 2010

National College of Ireland - Student Support

NCI's Student Services Department is responsible for a high quality student administrative service from the time a student applies for a course run by NCI, up to the time you graduate and beyond. Their services are designed to optimise the student experience during your time at National College of Ireland. Student Services covers an array of support services which include:

Admissions and Registration
Student Records
Fees
Student Support
Careers and Opportunities
Exams

Lisa's role involved giving graduates and current students career advise in order to use their NCI Qualification to get a Job in Ireland or abroad. She was involved enrolling potential students, providing course information and processing course applications.

2007 - 2008

DCU in the Community - Researcher / Lecturer

DCU in the Community acts as a bridge between the university and its local community. Its mission is “To provide educational opportunities to local people in North Dublin in order to increase participation levels and to promote equality in third level education”.

The centre aims is to broaden access and increase participation in higher education.

DCU in the Community: recognises the individual talent of each student and offers a flexible curriculum based on their needs and aspirations.

DCU in the Community: acts as a ‘drop in centre’ for all local learners seeking information and advice in relation to accessing further education options.

Lisa was involved in the development and the teaching of the first courses to take place in DCU in the Community.

This involved researching and developing a booklet "Introduction to DCU life". Other tasks included attending meetings with DCU in the Community staff and Lecturers with the Education Dept. in order to ensure the overall mission of the centre was adhered too.

2007 - 2007

St. Micheal’s Special Needs School - Special Needs Teaching placement

St. Michael's House's Special National Schools provide education specifically for children with an intellectual disability from the age of four to eighteen. During Lisa's teaching placement she worked among a clinical team assigned to support pupils, staff and families.

Supports included psychological and medical services, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy.

2005 - 2005

Trinity Comprehensive School - Learning Support Teacher

Lisa's role was to ensure that pupils with mild learning difficulties achieve maximum proficiency in literacy. Lisa supported secondary school students' within areas of specific learning difficulties in skill areas of reading, writing, spelling and language.

2005 - 2005

C.T.Y.I. Dublin City University - Lecturer Assistant

C.T.Y.I. Ireland aims to allow all talented students to reach their potential both academically and socially by providing relevant and interesting challenges based on ability and interest rather than age.

Through this experience within C.T.Y.I. Lisa experienced enrichment-style classes covering extracurricular areas that normally would not be studied until third level.

Lisa McKee's Education and Qualifications

2010

Masters/PostGrad - M.A. in Child, family, Communities Studies

D.I.T. Mountjoy Square

The overall aim of this Masters was to examine how human capacity can be enhanced across the lifespan in the socio-educational sector. Lisa gained a critical understanding of concepts and approaches to enabling individuals and groups to realise their potential.

The Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies educated students to high levels of contemporary theoretical awareness and ensured a rigorous academic enquiry and writing.

Principal Modules included:

- Perspectives on Family and Community
- Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Social Care
- Transitions across the lifespan
- Management practice and theory
- Research Methods & Dissertation
- Interventions in child and adolescent mental health
- Contemporary issues in the early years
- Youth Offending & Youth Justice Perspectives
- Risk, vulnerability and the protection of children and vulnerable adults
- Victimology
- Perspectives on ageing

2009

Higher Diploma - H.dip. in Early Childhood Education in Montessori Education

St. Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland

This course enabled Lisa to teach children aged between birth and six years in a Montessori// Special Needs Setting.

Principal Modules included:
Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology, Management, Arts & Culture in Early Years Education and Academic Writing & Communication Skills.Montessori Education, Practitioner Training, Inclusive Education, Research Methods and Arts & Culture in Early Years Education.

2008

Bachelor/Degree - Education

Dublin City University (DCU)

Through completing this three year undergraduate degree Lisa gained an academic insight into the following modules:

Concepts and contexts in Education and Training
Curriculum Development
Development Psychology
Academic Writing and Reading
Micro-teaching and Teaching Methodologies
Enterprise Education and Team Learning
Philosophical Perspectives on Education
Professional Skills and Practice
Classroom medication skills
Assessment and feedback
Advanced Teaching strategies

Lisa McKee's Additional Information

Links

Interests

Special Needs Education, Montessori Education, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Community Care

Memberships

Teaching Council

Teacher's Union of Ireland