Past Events List

September 2015

5 September
Blackrock Education Centre
7 September
Blackrock Education Centre
8 September
Blackrock Education Centre
8 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
8 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
9 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
9 September
Blackrock Education Centre
9 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance
10 September
Blackrock Education Centre
10 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
10 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
10 September
Blackrock Education Centre
An experienced marker of LC Physics will give personal insight into marking scheme, common student mistakes and misconceptions. Please bring your own set of papers and marking scheme.
11 September
Blackrock Education Centre
11 September
B.E.C
Droichead is a new model of induction and probation for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The Council’s policy on this new model was developed following a consultation process, which took place in 2013. Droichead is about a systemic welcome for NQTs, by fellow professionals, into the most important profession in society. It refers to that period of supported professional practice which an NQT will undertake following initial registration. In this Information session for post primary principals on Droichead principals will be provided with: * information on the Droichead model * an update on the pilot * an opportunity to ask questions about the Droichead process * an opportunity to hear from a school already engaging in the Droichead pilot
11 September
B.E.C
Droichead is a new model of induction and probation for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The Council’s policy on this new model was developed following a consultation process, which took place in 2013. Droichead is about a systemic welcome for NQTs, by fellow professionals, into the most important profession in society. It refers to that period of supported professional practice which an NQT will undertake following initial registration. In this Information session for primary principals on Droichead principals will be provided with: * information on the Droichead model * an update on the pilot * an opportunity to ask questions about the Droichead process * an opportunity to hear from a school already engaging in the Droichead pilot
12 September
Blackrock Education Centre
12 September
Blackrock Education Centre
14 September
Blackrock Education Centre
14 September
Blackrock Education Centre
The purpose of this two hour workshop is to develop participants'awareness of the importance of Phonological Awareness as a key component of early reading development
15 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
15 September
Blackrock Education Centre
15 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
15 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Izak 9. is an immersive, 3D mathematics-based active learning concept, designed for children in Primary and Post Primary schools. Arithmetic and algebraic tasks are facilitated in a fun and friendly three-dimensional, shared learning environment. Teamwork, debate and adaptability are integrated naturally into all of the activities.Further information at www.izak9.com
16 September
Blackrock Education Centre
16 September
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. Please note that these workshops are a repeat of the Infant Maths workshops that rolled out in Spring 2015. Day 1 of 2 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2.(Day 1 16th September & Day 2 23rd September. 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.
16 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
16 September
B.E.C.
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
17 September
Blackrock Education Centre
17 September
St Andrews National School Bray
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
17 September
St Andrews National School Bray
Teacher Professionalism and Well-Being (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS01 This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, an outline of probationary requirements (Primary), getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance
17 September
Blackrock Education Centre
18 September
Blackrock Education Centre
19 September
Blackrock Education Centre
21 September
Blackrock Education Centre
21 September
BEC
An opportunity for local principals to meet up and support agencies to give updates. The session starts promptly at 10:00 and each topic will be covered in 15-20 minutes and will include Madeleine Hickey (SESS) on school supports, Stephanie O’Neill (Science Foundation Ireland) on Science initiatives, Sinéad Begley (SEAI) on saving 10% - 20% of your energy bill and the impact of the Energy Efficiency Directive on schools, as well as Dara Connolly from ReCreate on accessing unlimited art material.
21 September
B.E.C
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
21 September
B.E.C.
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
22 September
Blackrock Education Centre
22 September
22 September
22 September
22 September
B.E.C.
Planning and Preparation: What is required? NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to support NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are discussed and clarified. This workshop uses the guidelines for long term planning and short–term planning and provides examples of planning templates which can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
22 September
B.E.C.
School Self-Evaluation and Planning NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to assist NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. School Self-Evaluation is discussed and the implications for the planning process are explored. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are presented. This workshop provides examples of planning templates that can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
22 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Design thinking is a method of practical, hands on, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result. It is something that can be used in primary and post primary, and across nearly any curriculum subject. Design thinking in an education setting promotes creative thinking, teamwork, and student responsibility for learning. Classroom activities that use design thinking rely on observation, ideation and prototyping and can provide countless opportunities for technology integration. This is an evolving space to combine technology tools and teaching strategies that support learning
22 September
Blackrock Education Centre
22 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Bronze Age handling boxes contain replicas of Bronze Age artefacts from the National Museum collection and educational resources. This will allow pupils to simulate the work of archaeologists with facsimile primary sources, allowing teachers scope for a wider range of teaching methodologies. This box will only be available for loan to teachers who have completed this course
22 September
Blackrock Education Centre
23 September
Blackrock Education Centre
23 September
BEC
This is the first support meeting this year 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. A light working lunch will be provided.
23 September
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. Please note that these workshops are a repeat of the Infant Maths workshops that rolled out in Spring 2015. Day 1 of 2 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2.(Day 1 16th September & Day 2 23rd September. (Day 1 September 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.
23 September
B.E.C.
School Self-Evaluation and Planning NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to assist NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. School Self-Evaluation is discussed and the implications for the planning process are explored. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are presented. This workshop provides examples of planning templates that can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
23 September
B.E.C.
Planning and Preparation: What is required? NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to support NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are discussed and clarified. This workshop uses the guidelines for long?term planning and short–term planning and provides examples of planning templates which can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop
24 September
Blackrock Education Centre
24 September
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
24 September
B.E.C.
School Self-Evaluation and Planning NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to assist NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. School Self-Evaluation is discussed and the implications for the planning process are explored. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are presented. This workshop provides examples of planning templates that can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
24 September
B.E.C.
Planning and Preparation: What is required? NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to support NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are discussed and clarified. This workshop uses the guidelines for long?term planning and short–term planning and provides examples of planning templates which can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
25 September
Blackrock Education Centre
25 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Places can be booked directly at sess.ie
25 September
26 September
Airfield House
Using your school garden can be a challenge as well as keeping it productive and aesthetically pleasing. This course meets over 4 Saturdays throughout the year to help you make the most of your garden through the different seasons. Meet and work alongside our Airfield experts that will help you to explore the possibilities in your school garden and nurture the nature within it. Meet and learn from like-minded teachers and grow yourself and your gardening skills!
28 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Monday Evenings from September 28 th – Nov 16th 2015 7pm 9.30pm. Week of October Bank Holiday the Mindfulness Course in on a Tuesday 27th instead of Monday. Weekly plus one day retreat on Saturday Nov 14th Mindfulness is a technique for living in the present moment. Cultivating Mindfulness in your daily life invites you live with greater awareness, ease, Calm, peace & balance. This 8 MBSR Programme founded by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn involves; Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices. Gentle stretching, hatha yoga & mindful movement exercises Group dialogue & mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in interpersonal relationships. Exploration of stress, stress patterns and new ways of coping. Home Practice.
28 September
Blackrock Education Centre
28 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Day 1 of 2 part course. Same teacher attends at both. (Day 2:is the 5th Oct 2015). When you book for Day 1,(28th Sep 2015) and attend Day 1, you are also booked for Day 2.
28 September
29 September
Blackrock Education Centre
29 September
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.
29 September
B.E.C.
School Self-Evaluation and Planning NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to assist NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. School Self-Evaluation is discussed and the implications for the planning process are explored. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are presented. This workshop provides examples of planning templates that can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
29 September
B.E.C.
Planning and Preparation: What is required? NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to support NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are discussed and clarified. This workshop uses the guidelines for long?term planning and short–term planning and provides examples of planning templates which can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
30 September
B.E.C.
Planning and Preparation: What is required? NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to support NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are discussed and clarified. This workshop uses the guidelines for long?term planning and short–term planning and provides examples of planning templates which can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
NO CLASS ON 28th OCT
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
This two and a half hour workshop explores the teaching of writing within the primary school classroom. It will include a workshop based around genre-based writing, cultivating positive attitudes and motivation towards writing, within the context of a writing workshop approach. Teachers will be provided with an opportunity to explore how a writing workshop approach works in a primary school classroom. This course will also provide practical ideas for teacher, peer and self-assessment of children’s writing.
30 September
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. Please note that these workshops are a repeat of the Infant Maths workshops that rolled out in Spring 2015. Day 1 of 2 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2.(Day 1 30th of September & Day 2 7th of October 2015). 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.
30 September
Blackrock Education Centre
Exploring a variety of images of God especially in Film, TV Drama, Art and Scripture. Relevant to modules in Junior and Senior RE.
30 September
B.E.C.
School Self-Evaluation and Planning NIPTWS02 This workshop is designed to assist NQTs to plan in a focused, effective and efficient manner. School Self-Evaluation is discussed and the implications for the planning process are explored. Requirements regarding planning, preparation and recording of progress are presented. This workshop provides examples of planning templates that can be used to support NQTs’ work over the year. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop.