Current Courses List

January 2018

20 January
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
20 January
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
20 January
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
20 January
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
22 January
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre invites you to nominate a Special Educational Needs teacher and one other teacher (maximum) from your school to attend a one day seminar. This seminar will explore how team-teaching can be used to meet the literacy needs of pupils in the mainstream classroom. Key components of the seminar content will include; inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and literacy strategies.
22 January
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
23 January
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
23 January
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
24 January
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29 January
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre invites you to nominate a Special Educational Needs teacher and one other teacher (maximum) from your school to attend a one day seminar. This seminar will explore how team-teaching can be used to meet the literacy needs of pupils in the mainstream classroom. Key components of the seminar content will include; inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and literacy strategies.
29 January
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
30 January
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
30 January
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
30 January
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
30 January
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
30 January
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
30 January
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
31 January
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
31 January
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.

February 2018

1 February
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
1 February
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
5 February
Preparing for the LCA Inspection; Duties and the role of the LCA Coordinator; Promoting LCA in your School and Centre. Book your place on www.lca-association.com
5 February
What areas will the workshop cover? Individual Education Planning (IEP) rationale IEP content and process IEP writing and reviewing The workshop will include input on Individual Education Plans for pupils with special educational needs. It will highlight the on-line and face-to-face supports available from NIPT and NCSE-SESS. A practical activity-based approach underpins the workshop. How does this workshop fit with the ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) workshop? This workshop will complement the current workshop ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) provided as part of the National Induction Workshop Programme for NQTs in schools not offering the Droichead process. The central focus of the ‘Planning and Preparation’ (Primary) workshop is support for the NQT in the mainstream
5 February
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
6 February
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
6 February
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
6 February
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
6 February
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
6 February
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
6 February
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
7 February
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
7 February
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
8 February
The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with Blackrock Education Centre invites you to nominate a Special Educational Needs teacher and one other teacher (maximum) from your school to attend a one day seminar. This seminar will explore how team-teaching can be used to meet the literacy needs of pupils in the mainstream classroom. Key components of the seminar content will include; inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and literacy strategies.
8 February
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
8 February
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
8 February
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
13 February
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
13 February
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
19 February
In 2007 NEPS delivered the Continuum of Support (COS) to complement the Learning Support Guidelines (2000). The concept of pupils being identified, supported, assessed and tracked along this continuum was introduced by NEPS psychologists to their schools if requested. Previously the role of NEPS was often limited to a few assessments per year. Templates for IEPs and IPLPs were gradually replaced by Student Support Files. A grid was designed by the Support Team which placed pupils in a certain category for support. It was then colour coded so that support teacher’s caseloads were clearly visible. COS was reviewed three times yearly and updated. The master grid held names of all the pupils with additional needs and the level of support in priority areas being received.
19 February
This 2-hour evening workshop: 1. Is aimed at teachers of English/Science/Business Studies that will be facilitating a Subject Learning and Assessment Review meeting in their school in the academic year 2017/2018. 2. Will explore key considerations for the facilitator before, during and after a SLAR. 3. Aims to further complement facilitation skills developed in core JCT subject in-service. 4. Provide advice, support and resources to facilitators in their work.
19 February
During these four workshops we will explore how to develop our own restorative skills and cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language. Each Course costs €160.00 or you can book both levels in advance for €300.00 Payment to Connect RP and sent to Sandra Kinsella Blackrock Education Centre
20 February
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
20 February
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
21 February
Izak9 is a unique and innovative maths resource. It is an active learning device designed for use by children in Primary and Post Primary Schools. The concept of Izak9 is based on the need to expose children to as many ways as possible of developing a positive relationship with mathematics from a very early age. Children, in their formative years of Primary School, love learning through play. The learning here is rich, shared, open ended, investigative and most importantly, fun. So why, when children reach upper Primary and then into Secondary level, is the learning of mathematics in relative comparison, much less stimulating for them? By using izak9, it is allowing children to learn through play in a way that can challenge, encourage, support, stretch and nourish a confidence and comp
26 February
During these four workshops we will explore how to develop our own restorative skills and cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language. Each Course costs €160.00 or you can book both levels in advance for €300.00 Payment to Connect RP and sent to Sandra Kinsella Blackrock Education Centre
27 February
Behaviourfor LearningNIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
27 February
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
27 February
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
27 February
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
28 February
Behaviourfor LearningNIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
28 February
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.

March 2018

1 March
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
1 March
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
5 March
During these four workshops we will explore how to develop our own restorative skills and cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language. Each Course costs €160.00 or you can book both levels in advance for €300.00 Payment to Connect RP and sent to Sandra Kinsella Blackrock Education Centre
6 March
Behaviourfor LearningNIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
6 March
This course will introduce teachers to a new online resource for specially designed for primary music education. Using a range of free interactive online resources we will look at all areas of the primary school curriculum. Participants will become familiar with the dabbledoomusic.com website and it's technical setup in the classroom, gain experience with a range of simple classroom instruments and learn how to organise group performance and composition in the classroom. This course is designed to be accessible and engaging for all primary school teachers regardless of prior musical experience.
6 March
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
6 March
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
6 March
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
7 March
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
7 March
Behaviourfor LearningNIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
8 March
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
8 March
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise t h e impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
12 March
During these four workshops we will explore how to develop our own restorative skills and cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language. Each Course costs €160.00 or you can book both levels in advance for €300.00 Payment to Connect RP and sent to Sandra Kinsella Blackrock Education Centre
13 March
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 23rd January 2018 until 13th March (1 week break 12th February for mid-term) Further information will be available at the Principals and Deputy Principals coffee morning on 15th November here in the Centre from 11.00am. Cost: Full price €600.00
13 March
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
13 March
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
13 March
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
20 March
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
27 March
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.

April 2018

3 April
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
9 April
During these four workshops we will build on our existing skills and expand our capacity to facilitate restorative practices with groups. We will develop our own facilitation skills when using restorative meetings, circles and fishbowls. This course costs €160.00 or €300.00 for Level One & Level Two. Please send payment to Sandra Kinsella in Blackrock Education Centre.
10 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
10 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
10 April
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
10 April
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
10 April
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
11 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
11 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
12 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
12 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
16 April
During these four workshops we will build on our existing skills and expand our capacity to facilitate restorative practices with groups. We will develop our own facilitation skills when using restorative meetings, circles and fishbowls. This course costs €160.00 or €300.00 for Level One & Level Two. Please send payment to Sandra Kinsella in Blackrock Education Centre.
17 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
17 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
17 April
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
17 April
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
17 April
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
17 April
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
18 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
18 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
19 April
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematicsteaching ? How? NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. ** LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) is a key reference document for this workshop
19 April
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop t h e numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects.
23 April
During these four workshops we will build on our existing skills and expand our capacity to facilitate restorative practices with groups. We will develop our own facilitation skills when using restorative meetings, circles and fishbowls. This course costs €160.00 or €300.00 for Level One & Level Two. Please send payment to Sandra Kinsella in Blackrock Education Centre.
24 April
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
30 April
During these four workshops we will build on our existing skills and expand our capacity to facilitate restorative practices with groups. We will develop our own facilitation skills when using restorative meetings, circles and fishbowls. This course costs €160.00 or €300.00 for Level One & Level Two. Please send payment to Sandra Kinsella in Blackrock Education Centre.

May 2018

1 May
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
8 May
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
8 May
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
8 May
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
9 May
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
9 May
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
10 May
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
10 May
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
15 May
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
15 May
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
15 May
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
16 May
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
17 May
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
22 May
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
29 May
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
29 May
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
29 May
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.

June 2018

5 June
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
12 June
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.