Past Events List

July 2015

1 July
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 July
Airfield House
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 July
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
1 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
1 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
1 July
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
1 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
2 July
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 July
Airfield House
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 July
Dunsink Observatory
This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. 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 mathematical, literacy, science and geography skills. It is an approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers and participants completing it will qualify for 3 EPV days.
2 July
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
2 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
2 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
2 July
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 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
3 July
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.
3 July
Airfield House
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:
3 July
Dunsink Observatory
This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. 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 mathematical, literacy, science and geography skills. It is an approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers and participants completing it will qualify for 3 EPV days.
3 July
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.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
3 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
3 July
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
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
3 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
4 July
Dunsink Observatory
This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. 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 mathematical, literacy, science and geography skills. It is an approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers and participants completing it will qualify for 3 EPV days.
6 July
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.
6 July
Airfield House
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:
6 July
Dunsink Observatory
This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. 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 mathematical, literacy, science and geography skills. It is an approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers and participants completing it will qualify for 3 EPV days.
6 July
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.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
6 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
6 July
Bray area
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
6 July
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.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
6 July
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.
6 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
6 July
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
7 July
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.
7 July
Airfield House
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:
7 July
Dunsink Observatory
This course explores teaching approaches and will focus on inquiry-based learning and how to use the “DPSM/ESERO Framework of Inquiry”. It will assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. 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 mathematical, literacy, science and geography skills. It is an approved Summer Course for Primary School Teachers and participants completing it will qualify for 3 EPV days.
7 July
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.
7 July
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
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
7 July
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.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
7 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
7 July
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.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
7 July
Bray area
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
7 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
8 July
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.
8 July
Airfield House
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:
8 July
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.
8 July
Bray area
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the classroom
8 July
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.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Calling all Primary Infant Teachers to this exciting, innovative, practical course, which emphasises how to enhance literacy and numeracy in the infant classroom.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This new course is designed for those in school leadership. It explores the benefits and potential of technology to enhance the learning experience but will also focus on issues and challenges school leadership faces in developing and implementing a school e-learning policy. Delivered by a principal who has made this journey, it will consider • Effective and strategic planning • Digital age learning cultures • Digital citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders • ePortfolio development for student led, self-directed learning • Pedagogical considerations and exemplars of pedagogical practice • Technology to enhance personal and professional effectiveness as a school leader. • Those attending should expect by completion to have a clear understand
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will focus on the four strand areas of the English curriculum providing participants with ideas for integrating literacy across the curriculum and will also provide classroom management strategies such as Team Teaching. Please note this course is not designed for Special Schools.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
8 July
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.
8 July
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
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre and Various Venues in Dublin City
This course will focus on life in Ireland from 1913 to 1923 and consider how major historical events touched the lives of ordinary people. The course will include two days of field trips to places of historical interest – including Dublin Castle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol and other relevant sites. There course will include a focus on the changing role of women and on policing during these years of conflict.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Restorative Practice is a whole school approach that helps to develop, maintain and repair relationships in the school community. It has links to oral literacy through its focus on restorative language, is integral to SPHE through its promotion of emotional health and well being and supports the promotion of positive behaviour and anti-bullying (see PDST ‘Anti-Bullying Support Material').
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This Programme of professional development has been designed specifically for you as deputy principal and it will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to more effectively carry out your role as a school leader. Content is based on the Leadership Planning framework for school leadership 1. The person and self-development e.g. emotional intelligence (self-awareness), motivation and care, developing the role of the Deputy Principal 2.Leading People and the organisation e.g. communication skills, managing conflict, understanding school culture and using a team approach, 3. Leading Learning e.g. challenges of leading learning, in particular school self-evaluation in school with particular emphasis on context and teamwork. This programme provides an opportunity to
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources supporting the development of literacy and numeracy for junior classes. It includes the creation of multimedia resources and use of curriculum relevant online resources as well as digital cameras. The technologies covered can be used with interactive whiteboards.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course uses the visual programming language ‘Scratch’ to support the mathematics curriculum strands. Participants will create a project to support the development and assessment of pupils’ mathematical skills.
8 July
Holy Trinity NS
This course will focus on the importance of using a Numeracy-based approach to teach Mathematics. Course participants will: • Be informed of recent research and the rationale for using a number-based approach to teach Mathematics. • Be aware of their own school’s strengths and needs in the area of numeracy teaching. • Gain confidence in applying assessment for learning techniques in Mathematics teaching. • Experience a selection of approaches to numeracy teaching, fractions, multiplication and division, choosing strategies to fit their own setting. • Recognise the importance of using a numeracy-based approach throughout the school. • Experience practical strategies and activities to use in whole-class, small group or individual teaching situations. • Gain understanding of a conce
8 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
Fundamental Movement skills are the building blocks for movement. This course will introduce the concept of Physical Literacy with a focus on Fundamental Movement skills. The week will be practical in nature with workshops on gymnastics, dance, Ultimate Frisbee and a host of other mini game activities. The course will provide you with the tools to incorporate PE into the School Self Evaluation plan and will help with the pursuit of an Active School’s Flag. As an extension to this course, there is potential to become part of a PDST PE Pilot Programme commencing in January 2016.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The spotlight will be on 1916 this coming school year. Explore the theme of the Rising and the preceding years using primary sources. From events and personalities, to songs and everyday life, this course offers a variety of practical ideas, activities and materials for the busy teacher.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on components of the reading process, reading comprehension, reading fluency, stages of writing and writing genres and how all can be developed using ICT
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is aimed at schools and teachers interested in developing the skills required to create and use ICT resources which support all subjects with particular reference to literacy and numeracy. The resources will be created for use across a number of technologies.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on the active learning methodologies of the primary school curriculum and explores how ICT can be used to extend teaching, learning and assessment. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of classroom focused online, interactive technologies which can be integrated across literacy, numeracy and the wider curriculum so to actively engage learners.
9 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
9 July
Bray area
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
9 July
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.
9 July
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.
10 July
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.
10 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
10 July
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.
10 July
Bray area
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
14 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.
15 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
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.