Past Events List

January 1970

1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
1 January
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
TBC
1 January
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
1 January
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
1 January
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
1 January
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
1 January
1 January
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
TBC
1 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
1 January
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
1 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
1 January
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
1 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
1 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
1 January
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
TBC
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
TBC
2 January
2 January
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
2 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
2 January
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
2 January
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
2 January
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
2 January
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
2 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
2 January
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
2 January
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
2 January
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
2 January
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
2 January
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
2 January
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides