Past Events List

March 2015

1 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
2 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all infant teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
2 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
2 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Khan Academy is an excellent Maths website which can be used in class, for homework or for revision. This course will show you how to create a teacher account on Khan Academy, how to create groups for different students and to assign tasks to the whole class or to individual students.
3 March
Blackrock Education Centre
3 March
B.E.C.
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 the 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.
3 March
B.E.C.
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS0 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.
3 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is ideal for those looking to use free online resources to assess their students in innovative and creative ways. If you feel jaded by handwritten records and Friday tests, it's time to make a change and start using tools that do all that work for you. Each week we will look at various assessment methods that will be explored using modern, online tools. We will offer a hands-on exploration of Padlet, Socrative, Get Kahoot, Cube Creator, EdPuzzle, EdModo and Blendspace, to name but a few. While these tools may mean nothing to you now, they can afford you an amazing opportunity to assess your students in a new, exciting way.
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
As Seachtain na Gaeilge approaches a workshop with practical ideas for promoting the Irish language will take place in Blackrock Education Centre on 4th March 2015 from 4.30 – 6.30pm. The workshop will be linked to the curriculum with fun and enjoyable activities to encourage interest in the language. Sinéad Puirséal, will facilitate the session.
4 March
B.E.C.
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS0 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.
4 March
B.E.C.
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 the 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.
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
5 March
Blackrock Education Centre
5 March
Blackrock Education Centre
5 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop will be run over two sessions and is suitable for teachers of junior and senior infant classes. It may also be suitable for learning support teachers. The workshop will support teachers in the exploration of: • The development and acquisition of mathematical skills in the Number strand • Mathematical language as central to instruction • Use of appropriate mathematical equipment for infants • Problem-Solving as a central methodology • Self-reflection on existing practice.
5 March
St Andrews National School BRAY
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS0 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.
5 March
St Andrew's National School BRAY
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 the 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
Blackrock Education Centre
A collaborative event between Blackrock Education Centre and Sustainable Energy Ireland, typical annual savings of participant schools have been in the order of 10% - 20%. Aimed towards principals or other members of management, involves two half-day workshops where schools are given access to a range of resources and expert advice. Places are extremely limited, participants must commit to attendance at both workshops and must submit utility bills to the facilitator in advance.
7 March
Blackrock Education Centre
7 March
Blackrock Education Centre
7 March
Blackrock Education Centre
7 March
Blackrock Education Centre
8 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all infant teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Khan Academy is an excellent Maths website which can be used in class, for homework or for revision. This course will show you how to create a teacher account on Khan Academy, how to create groups for different students and to assign tasks to the whole class or to individual students.
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Edmodo takes learning beyond the classroom by providing a free, safe place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate—anytime, anywhere. Edmodo is an invitation-only social network and each Edmodo class group is managed and controlled by the teacher.Teachers can: • Connect and collaborate with students and fellow teachers • Foster and continue discussions outside of school hours • Create homework assignments • Create online quizzes, polls and assess learning • Track progress and performance with a built-in gradebook • Upload and share files, photos, and videos • Make links to useful websites • • Students need an access code to join the class • Students can only communicate to the whole class or to the teacher – private messages between students are not possible.
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is ideal for those looking to use free online resources to assess their students in innovative and creative ways. If you feel jaded by handwritten records and Friday tests, it's time to make a change and start using tools that do all that work for you. Each week we will look at various assessment methods that will be explored using modern, online tools. We will offer a hands-on exploration of Padlet, Socrative, Get Kahoot, Cube Creator, EdPuzzle, EdModo and Blendspace, to name but a few. While these tools may mean nothing to you now, they can afford you an amazing opportunity to assess your students in a new, exciting way.
10 March
B.E.C.
Review of chapters 4-6 and introduction to chapters 7-9. (For further details look Session One, 13/1/15)
11 March
Blackrock Education Centre
11 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The workshop is rooted in the Senior Cycle Curriculum and draws from key aspects of the Chief Examiner’s Report 2013. Areas addressed in the workshop include: ? motivating students to think and create ? supporting students to critically appreciate and make judgements on a selection of texts ? providing meaningful feedback towards moving learning forward ? exploring the process of writing ? understanding aspects of the Leaving Certificate exam in the context of Senior Cycle and the Chief Examiner’s Report. Through demonstrating motivating and challenging methodologies, we hope to engage teachers of Senior English students in a discussion that focuses on the teaching and learning within the English classroom. Registration can be completed on-line via www.pdst.ie
11 March
BEC
This workshop is for secondary school teachers who work with students with learning difficulties or other disabilities in their classes. It allows teachers to familiarise themselves with the assistive technology tools available. These tools allow students to study independently, reducing or removing the need for educational support workers such as Personal Assistants or Note Takers. The workshop covers: • Reading Tools • Writing Tools • Visual tools to increase concentration • Note-taking Tools • Research Tools • Organization and Planning tools
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This seminar entitled; Learning Support: Literacy and Team Teaching will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include models of team teaching and planning for this methodology. This seminar will be delivered by PDST Local Facilitators who are practicing learning support teachers with expertise in this area.
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop will be run over two sessions and is suitable for teachers of junior and senior infant classes. It may also be suitable for learning support teachers. The workshop will support teachers in the exploration of: • The development and acquisition of mathematical skills in the Number strand • Mathematical language as central to instruction • Use of appropriate mathematical equipment for infants • Problem-Solving as a central methodology • Self-reflection on existing practice.
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of these two 2-hour workshops is to introduce participants to a research-based approach to the teaching and learning of spelling. The objectives of the workshops include: • To provide an overview of English spelling and the reasons for its perceived complexities. • To inform teachers about current research findings on how children learn to spell. • To introduce teachers to the concept of Word Study and how it might be applied to the teaching and learning of spelling. • To provide practical opportunities for teachers to engage in Word Study activities. • To discuss possibilities for diagnostic assessment.
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
A hands-on course IT course exploring free Google Tools that can be used in education - including Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Maps and more. This will include an introduction to Google Classroom. Teachers will also get a chance to create classroom ready resources.
13 March
Blackrock Education Centre
A collaborative event between Blackrock Education Centre and Sustainable Energy Ireland, typical annual savings of participant schools have been in the order of 10% - 20%. Aimed towards principals or other members of management, involves two half-day workshops where schools are given access to a range of resources and expert advice. Places are extremely limited, participants must commit to attendance at both workshops and must submit utility bills to the facilitator in advance.
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
16 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
16 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all infant teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
16 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
16 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
18 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
18 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
18 March
Blackrock Education Centre
A hands-on IT course exploring more Google Tools for Education. It will not be necessary to have attended Part 1 of the course. Among the useful tools for education covered will be Picassa (photos), Google Earth (exploring locations relevant to courses), Google Sites, along with tips and tricks for Chrome browser and more.
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Kahoot is a free game based classroom response system which creates an engaging learning environment using any device with a web browser including desktop, laptop, IPad, IPod, Android and Chromebook. • Create and play quizzes with embedded images and video content. • Engage your class and focus attention by projecting the quiz onto the screen or whiteboard. • Pupils join the quiz on their own device and answer questions in realtime. • Teacher facilitates and discusses the content. • Formatively assess individual knowledge and adapt learning to suit • It’s great fun and your pupils will love it! • www.getkahoot.com/
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of these two 2-hour workshops is to introduce participants to a research-based approach to the teaching and learning of spelling. The objectives of the workshops include: • To provide an overview of English spelling and the reasons for its perceived complexities. • To inform teachers about current research findings on how children learn to spell. • To introduce teachers to the concept of Word Study and how it might be applied to the teaching and learning of spelling. • To provide practical opportunities for teachers to engage in Word Study activities. • To discuss possibilities for diagnostic assessment.
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop will explore the concept of wellbeing and developing their wellbeing. Supporting the wellbeing of teachers contributes significantly to the positive wellbeing of students and the enhancement of student outcomes. Participants will develop a toolkit to comprise a range of strategies towards benefiting their personal and professional life.
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of this workshop is to: introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom; to introduce teachers to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in real-time; to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. To align the use of ICT assessment resources with key skills.The effective use of ICT in a post-primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be seamlessly integrated across the curriculum, to evaluate of learning outcomes.
19 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
19 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
20 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Kahoot is a free game based classroom response system which creates an engaging learning environment using any device with a web browser including desktop, laptop, IPad, IPod, Android and Chromebook. • Create and play quizzes with embedded images and video content. • Engage your class and focus attention by projecting the quiz onto the screen or whiteboard. • Pupils join the quiz on their own device and answer questions in realtime. • Teacher facilitates and discusses the content. • Formatively assess individual knowledge and adapt learning to suit • It’s great fun and your pupils will love it! • www.getkahoot.com/
23 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all infant teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
23 March
Blackrock Education Centre
For RE teachers - exploring how religious themes, including themes on the secondary school curriculum, have been explored in TV drama. This course will suit both Senior and Junior Cycle courses
23 March
Room 2
Blackrock Education Centre is happy to partner with Discover Primary Science and Maths and European Space Education Resource Office Ireland to offer three x 2 hour workshops. Using hands-on activities, they will demonstrate how a framework of inquiry based science teaching and learning might be used to teach a scientific activity (i.e. one lesson) and a scientific theme or topic (i.e. over many lessons). Teachers will also be introduced to the many science teaching resources. Session 1: Monday March 23rd; Session 2: Monday April 27th and Session 3: Monday May 25th
23 March
Blackrock Education Centre
24 March
B.E.C.
I.G.C Branch meeting
24 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This 2 hour workshop will situate the teaching of comprehension strategies within the broader context of reading development. It will explore the comprehension strategies and examine an instructional framework through which they can be taught. The workshop will be followed up with an optional clinic, which will give teachers an opportunity to explore comprehension in relation to their own school context.
24 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
24 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
24 March
Blackrock Education Centre
25 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The seminar will look at literacy in the context of active learning pedagogies, with a specific focus on embedding oracy and, in particular, dialogue, across the curriculum. It will link this to the core aim of promotion of self-efficacy as a foundation for continued learning capacity. Members and friends of RAI who wish to register for the workshop should do so at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJKK9HN
25 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Rights Sparks, supported by Amnesty International Ireland provide free CPD opportunities in human rights education (HRE) and development education (DE). The workshops are run by teachers and are for teachers. Ms. Olive Hogan conducts Rights Sparks workshops in primary schools on the topic ‘An Introduction to Human Rights Education in the Classroom’. The workshop aims to introduce teachers to a range of HRE and DE methodologies and resources, which can be integrated across the curriculum and encourage the development of skills like literacy and working with others. Incorporating human rights education into the classroom encourages communication, conflict resolution and empathy to create a positive school atmosphere. Teachers are provided with an opportunity to examine HRE and DE resou
25 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
25 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
26 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of these two 2-hour workshops is to introduce participants to a research-based approach to the teaching and learning of spelling. The objectives of the workshops include: • To provide an overview of English spelling and the reasons for its perceived complexities. • To inform teachers about current research findings on how children learn to spell. • To introduce teachers to the concept of Word Study and how it might be applied to the teaching and learning of spelling. • To provide practical opportunities for teachers to engage in Word Study activities. • To discuss possibilities for diagnostic assessment.
26 March
St Andrew's National School BRAY
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? 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. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
26 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of this workshop is to: introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom; to introduce teachers to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in real-time; to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. To align the use of ICT assessment resources with key skills.The effective use of ICT in a post-primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be seamlessly integrated across the curriculum, to evaluate of learning outcomes.
26 March
St Andrew's National School BRAY
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the 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. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
30 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all infant teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
30 March
Room 2
Blackrock Education Centre is happy to partner with Discover Primary Science and Maths and European Space Education Resource Office Ireland to offer three x 2 hour workshops. Using hands-on activities, they will demonstrate how a framework of inquiry based science teaching and learning might be used to teach a scientific activity (i.e. one lesson) and a scientific theme or topic (i.e. over many lessons). Teachers will also be introduced to the many science teaching resources. Session 1: Monday March 23rd; Session 2: Monday April 27th and Session 3: Monday May 25th