Past Events List

May 2015

4 May
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
5 May
B.E.C.
I.G.C Branch meeting
5 May
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.
6 May
Blackrock Education Centre
Practical Digital Storytelling is an enjoyable hands on course providing training in the use of the iPad to create a digital story using apps such as imovie (free) and Explain Everything (paid). Attendees should have an outline for a personal story, fact or fiction, maximum a hundred words. If possible supply images to support your story. All participants need to bring their iPad to this workshop.
7 May
Blackrock Education Centre
Book online at www.sphe.ie
8 May
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.
8 May
Blackrock Education Centre
Book online at www.sphe.ie
11 May
Blackrock Education Centre
11 May
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
12 May
Blackrock Education Centre
12 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This is a short course for teachers on approaching aspects of the curriculum through the medium of digital storytelling. Building on teaching and story-telling expertise that teachers already have, it will introduce participants to video set-up, sound capture and editing skills. This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) course. Participants are encouraged to use their own or school iPad.
12 May
B.E.C.
Review of chapters 10-13 and introduction to chapters 14-18. (For further details look Session One, 13/1/15)
13 May
Blackrock Education Centre
Practical Digital Storytelling is an enjoyable hands on course providing training in the use of the iPad to create a digital story using apps such as imovie (free) and Explain Everything (paid). Attendees should have an outline for a personal story, fact or fiction, maximum a hundred words. If possible supply images to support your story. All participants need to bring their iPad to this workshop.
13 May
Blackrock Education Centre
The PDST Wellread National Award aims to create heightened awareness of the importance of the creation of a culture of reading in school communities for our young people in their personal and academic development. It will involve all of the stakeholders, including students, teachers, parents, Board of Management and the wider community of a particular school in reading and associated activities.
14 May
Blackrock Education Centre
18 May
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
19 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This is a short course for teachers on approaching aspects of the curriculum through the medium of digital storytelling. Building on teaching and story-telling expertise that teachers already have, it will introduce participants to video set-up, sound capture and editing skills. This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) course. Participants are encouraged to use their own or school iPad.
20 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This course would be particularly useful to CSPE teachers, but is of relevance to all. It will provide you with a basic ‘tool kit’ of skills for making a digital project with your class PC. You will be guided, step by step, through the stages of a project, using easily available or free resources and looking at ‘workarounds’. We will cover basic audio, image, video use and online publishing.
23 May
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
23 May
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop
23 May
B.E.C.
Stretching all Learners NIPTWS07 This workshop emphasises the need to cater for the variety of Learners within the classroom and provides subject specific samples and ideas for resources to ensure that all learners are stretched in their learning within the classroom. NQTs are afforded an opportunity to discuss a variety of scenarios that arise in the classroom and are encouraged to reflect on and discuss effective strategies. Challenging learners across the full spectrum, e.g. providing extension activities are included. References to key websites for resources are important elements of this workshop
23 May
B.E.C.
Stretching all Learners NIPTWS07 This workshop emphasises the need to cater for the variety of Learners within the classroom and provides subject specific samples and ideas for resources to ensure that all learners are stretched in their learning within the classroom. NQTs are afforded an opportunity to discuss a variety of scenarios that arise in the classroom and are encouraged to reflect on and discuss effective strategies. Challenging learners across the full spectrum, e.g. providing extension activities are included. References to key websites for resources are important elements of this workshop
23 May
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
23 May
B.E.C.
Differentiation: Responding to the Needs of all Learners NIPTWS07 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to consider and discuss how to respond to the diverse needs of all learners in the classroom. Key elements of the workshop include a discussion on the concept of differentiation, the role of the teacher and the practical implementation of a number of differentiation strategies. Scenario-based discussion and teacher reflection are an integral part of this workshop.
25 May
Blackrock Education Centre
25 May
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
26 May
Blackrock Education Centre
A briefing session on advanced features of Aladdin, such as ePayments, Library-Book Rental, Google Apps for Education and Web Enrolment, will take place in Blackrock Education Centre on Tuesday May 26th from 11:00 to 13:00. It is geared towards existing users and we are suggesting both principals and school secretaries attend.
27 May
Blackrock Education Centre
27 May
Blackrock Education Centre
27 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This is the inaugural support meeting for primary principals with ASD units or those considering opening an ASD unit. The purpose is to provide a forum for principals to share their knowledge, experiences and wisdom. There is no set agenda for this meeting, participants will identify priorities and areas of mutual interest. A light working lunch will be provided.
27 May
27 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This course would be particularly useful to CSPE teachers, but is of relevance to all. It will provide you with a basic ‘tool kit’ of skills for making a digital project with your class PC. You will be guided, step by step, through the stages of a project, using easily available or free resources and looking at ‘workarounds’. We will cover basic audio, image, video use and online publishing.
28 May
Blackrock Education Centre
28 May
Blackrock Education Centre