OTB Learning was founded in 2018 and is a natural extension of the firmly established Outside the Box Learning Resources, Irelands leading educational publisher. A contemporary online platform offering a diverse suite of courses, OTB Learning strives to be the CPD portal of choice for teachers and special needs assistants. Intending to diversify their reach to facilitate parents and guardians, OTB Learning will also deliver suitable short courses that equip caregivers with the knowledge and skills to support and understand their children’s individual learning needs.

The team at OTB Learning brings with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in the education sector and course participants will have access to learning support from one of the company’s professional e-tutors. All online courses undergo a rigorous assessment to ascertain if they meet the OTB Learning standard of excellence before being published.

The portfolio of courses is hosted on a Moodle Learning Management System, which is underpinned by innovative technology and advanced data security.

While Outside the Box Learning Resources specialises in traditional print educational resources encompassing and complimenting the Irish curriculum, OTB Learning dedicates itself to providing educators with a contemporary, multimedia-rich platform, on which to seamlessly complete all of their CPD requirements. How we learn is continuously improving due to technological advancements. OTB Learning aims to evolve with these enhancements to ensure that the learner always enjoys an enriching learning experience.

 

 

Weaving Well-Being – Positive Psychology, Relationships, and Resilience

This online course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Grounded in the SPHE curriculum and shows how a whole-school approach can be supported by the SSE process, with particular reference to Well-Being in Primary Schools (DES, 2015).

 

S.A.L.F– Assessment for Learning: A Practical Approach

Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this online course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders for all classes. The course aims to enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment and provides opportunities for participants to reflect upon, question and share assessment practices and approaches.

 Stop, Think, Do!– Managing Behaviour

This online course proposes an evidence-based framework and approach called Stop, Think, Do to support pupil behavior and learning management and motivation through the explicit and implicit teaching of social skills. The approach is contextualized within the SPHE and English curricula and also supports school improvement target setting.

Autism– Inclusion in Mainstream

This online course will provide Principals, Mainstream, Learning Support and Resource Teachers with the necessary knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to feel confident in including a child within a mainstream school. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of a number of topics including School Self Evaluation to support the inclusion of pupils with ASD.