Past Events List

February 2016

1 February
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
1 February
Blackrock Education Centre
A 2 ½ hour workshop entitled “Quarrelling with Reality” for post-primary English teachers will be held in local education centres during February and March 2016. Participants will • discuss how to support students in further developing critical literacy skills using an integrated approach to language and texts • explore resources available to support them in teaching the comparative study and poetry. TO BOOK www.pdst.ie
1 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Day 1 of 3 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2 & 3. It's 3 x 2hr evening workshops. Problem Solving Teachers will explore how problem solving encompasses all aspects of maths in your classroom. Problem solving is a skill which is developed with your pupils through active teaching methodologies and exploration of each strand of the maths curriculum. Enabling children to work collaboratively, engage in talk and discussion about their problem solving strategies and develop their reasoning skills are core elements of these workshops. The workshops explore hands on approaches including many activities from the PDST teaching resources for numeracy. A range of assessment approaches to problem solving will also be explored. To book Please logon to wwwblackrock.ie
1 February
Blackrock Education Centre
The PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ is a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create HEIGHTENED AWARENESS about the importance of creating a CULTURE OF READING in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development.
1 February
B.E.C
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to Primary PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
2 February
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
2 February
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
2 February
2 February
Blackrock Education Centre
These workshops on shape and space will support you in developing a problem-solving approach to shape and space with your pupils. You will see how establishing a learning environment based firstly around concrete experiences, underpins your pupils’ conceptual understanding of shape and space. You will also explore how to use a range of practical assessment strategies to determine your pupils’ progression in understanding shape and space concepts. This will go hand in hand with developing pupils’ higher order skills, in particular their ability to reason through problem solving tasks in shape and space and how to communicate their approaches to their peers and you as teacher. http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking These workshops on shape and space will
2 February
B.E.C.
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
2 February
B.E.C.
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
2 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
3 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
3 February
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
3 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
3 February
B.E.C
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
3 February
B.E.C
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
4 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
4 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
4 February
B.E.C
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
4 February
B.E.C
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
4 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Identifying and Supporting Misconceptions in Physics Workshop If you teach Junior or Senior Cycle Physics register for this workshop to: Explore common misconceptions and how they can be identified ? Explore ICT resources to stimulate and enhance understanding of physics principles for both you and your students. Experience Inquiry based demonstrations. Enjoy the uplifting conversation with supportive like minded colleagues Booking www.pdst.ie
4 February
B.E.C
REPEAT CLUSTER MEETINGS * NOTE Driochead Cluster Meeting 1 open to NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. * NQT's Please note if you have attended this cluster meeting in September 2015 you may still attend however it will not count as extra hours towards your NIPT NQT Induction programme.
5 February
Blackrock Education Centre
5 February
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
5 February
6 February
Blackrock Education Centre
6 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
8 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Learn how to Source new ideas (refined internet searching) Store and Share your Ideas (Google Drive) Communicate your Ideas (PowerPoint & Google Mail) Please make sure you have a gmail address before the first class.
8 February
Blackrock Education Centre
8 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Day 1 of 3 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2 & 3. It's 3 x 2hr evening workshops Problem Solving Teachers will explore how problem solving encompasses all aspects of maths in your classroom. Problem solving is a skill which is developed with your pupils through active teaching methodologies and exploration of each strand of the maths curriculum. Enabling children to work collaboratively, engage in talk and discussion about their problem solving strategies and develop their reasoning skills are core elements of these workshops. The workshops explore hands on approaches including many activities from the PDST teaching resources for numeracy. A range of assessment approaches to problem solving will also be explored. To book Please logon to wwwblackrock.ie
8 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This interactive session introduces teachers to how Robotics may be integrated into Engineering, DCG or Technology classes. There is a particular focus on the technology that controls these robots - Genie Control Boards. The Genie E18 is a powerful, but cost-effective, programmable micro controller. It uses Genie flowchart programming software that enables students to learn programming constructs in a practical way. Participants will also learn of the EA Robot Games Ireland competition to be held in Dublin Castle in May 2016 and will have the opportunity to register their students to take part in this competition, which will form part of the EXCITED Digital Learning Festival. The session is delivered by Niall McCormick of Colmac Robotics, organisers of the EA Robot Games.
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
9 February
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
By Invitation only: this meeting is a Private Meeting and Participants are invited to attend.
9 February
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
9 February
B.E.C
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
9 February
B.E.C
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
10 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Teachers whose schools have been selected to participate in the international PIRLS reading assessment in 2016 will learn how to administer the new, computer-based aspect of the test, which examines digital literacy (ePIRLS).
10 February
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
10 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
10 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
10 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This will be a guide to using online tools for education while storing your work in the Cloud. Using online software does away with the need to download and install software that ultimately clutters your computer and slows it down, and may even give you malware. All you need is a browser and among the tools covered will be an introduction to Microsoft’s online presentation tool Sway, using online video (incl in presentations), tools for using music in the classroom and more. The course is suitable for second level teachers of all subjects and insofar as it can be stated the level will be improver/intermediate.
10 February
B.E.C
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
10 February
B.E.C
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
10 February
Blackrock Education Centre
An information session for teachers interested in DCU’s Doctorate in Education (EdD) will take place in Blackrock Education Centre on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. The EdD is a research degree for experienced professionals from education and related fields who wish to extend their professional knowledge and skills. Commencing in July 2016, the part-time Doctorate will involve two years of coursework (on campus and online) and two years of dissertation writing.
11 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
11 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
11 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
11 February
St Andrews National School Bray
Content Based Literacy Post Primary NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
11 February
St Andrews National School Bray
Literacy: Primary Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
11 February
Blackrock Education Centre
'Learn the 'what is' and 'how to' about ClassDojo, the latest online sensation to encourage positive classroom behaviour and management. ClassDojo is the easiest way for teachers to encourage students, and share their best moments with parents. ClassDojo’s mission is to reinvent classrooms by bringing teachers, students and parents closer together. Teachers use ClassDojo as a communication platform to encourage students, and get parents engaged too. Classrooms become positive places - which means there's no more ‘classroom management’. This session will teach you all about how to get set up on the ClassDojo site, and would be ideal for a staff team CPD session.
11 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Déanfar Forbhreathnú ar an leagan amach atá ar an mBéaltriail Roghnach ag leibhéal an Teastais Shóisearaigh. Forbhreathnú ar an leagan amach atá ar an mBéaltriail ag leibhéal na hArdteistiméireachta. Forbhreathnú ar na gnéithe is suntasaí a bhaineann leis an labhairt a fhorbairt agus a mheas. Samplaí praiticiúla de straitéisí, acmhainní agus féidearthachtaí don seomra ranga Gaeilge a spreagann an chumarsáid a iniúchadh. Lean an nasc http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking chun clárú ar líne agus áit a chur in áirithe ar an gcúrsa
12 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
12 February
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
12 February
Blackrock Education Centre
12 February
13 February
Blackrock Education Centre
13 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
15 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop will introduce the group to some of the incredible things that can be done with the Raspberry Pi; first as a standalone device and second, using sensors to hack together their first maker project. Participants will write python code to convert temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit. They will then be shown how to develop their script, and use sensors to make a smart weather hub that tweets the current temperature.
16 February
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
16 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
17 February
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
17 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
17 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
18 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
18 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
19 February
Blackrock Education Centre
19 February
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
19 February
20 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
22 February
Blackrock Education Centre
WORD STUDY - AN APPROACH TO SPELLING (A Series of Two Workshops) This is a series of two workshops which will Introduce teachers to the concept of Word Study, and how it might be applied to the teaching and learning of spelling. Provide practical opportunities for Teachers to engage in word study Activities, discuss possibilities for diagnostic Assessment of spelling These workshops are a must for class teachers at every level as well as support teachers!! To book your place at the workshops go to: http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking
22 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Day 1 of 3 When you book for Day 1 session, you are also booked for Day 2 & 3. It's 3 x 2hr evening workshops. Problem Solving Teachers will explore how problem solving encompasses all aspects of maths in your classroom. Problem solving is a skill which is developed with your pupils through active teaching methodologies and exploration of each strand of the maths curriculum. Enabling children to work collaboratively, engage in talk and discussion about their problem solving strategies and develop their reasoning skills are core elements of these workshops. The workshops explore hands on approaches including many activities from the PDST teaching resources for numeracy. A range of assessment approaches to problem solving will also be explored. To book Please logon to wwwblackrock.ie
22 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop will introduce the group to some of the incredible things that can be done with the Raspberry Pi; first as a standalone device and second, using sensors to hack together their first maker project. Participants will write python code to convert temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit. They will then be shown how to develop their script, and use sensors to make a smart weather hub that tweets the current temperature.
23 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This is a meeting of the IADT Creative Media Technologies programme team.
23 February
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
23 February
23 February
B.E.C
Exploring Learning Post Primary NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN
23 February
B.E.C
Behaviour for Learning Primary NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support – Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants' own concerns will also be explored
23 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
23 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Participants have been invited to attend.
24 February
Blackrock Education Centre
A collaborative event between Blackrock Education Centre and Sustainable Energy Ireland, typical annual savings of participant schools have been in the order of 10% - 20%. Aimed towards principals or other members of management, involves two half-day workshops where schools are given access to a range of resources and expert advice. Places are extremely limited, participants must commit to attendance at both workshops and must submit utility bills to the facilitator in advance. There is no need to book Workshop 2 as you will be automatically registered for this event on 13th April.
24 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
24 February
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
24 February
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
24 February
B.E.C
Exploring Learning Post Primary NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN
24 February
B.E.C
Behaviour for Learning Primary NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support – Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants' own concerns will also be explored
24 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This short course will look at everyday life, newspaper sources and images to reconstruct the period leading up to the events of Easter Week 1916. We will look at a number of practical, classroom based activities to help your pupils explore this exciting time in Irish History. Workshop 2 takes place on Wednesday 2nd March at 6.00pm, you only need to book this workshop for both workshops.
24 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Learn how to use Twitter effectively to connect with other educators and classes online. This session provides an opportunity to develop and expand your personal learning network, to see who you should be following and how to use hashtags on Twitter. Learn how to set up a class account and explore the many uses of Twitter in the classroom. This is a one night only course and is not to be missed.
25 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
25 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
25 February
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
25 February
Blackrock Education Centre
These meetings are facilitated by PDST literacy advisors in your local education centre. The meetings are provided in the context of school improvement to discuss issues of common concern, to share good practice and to engage in ongoing professional development. Booking www.pdst.ie
25 February
B.E.C
Behaviour for Learning Primary NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support – Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants' own concerns will also be explored
25 February
B.E.C
Exploring Learning Post Primary NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN
25 February
Blackrock Education Centre
An invitation to attend has been sent out to all participants.
26 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
26 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
26 February
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
26 February
Blackrock Education Centre
26 February
27 February
Blackrock Education Centre
27 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This is Workshop 2 for post-primary art teachers. This 2 ½ hour workshop is a follow on from Workshop 1. The purpose of this second workshop will be to: explore the design footprint as an integral component of the student’s work; explore ethical considerations in relation to the Assessment Framework; and interrogate a sample paper. Teachers are asked to bring the sample workbook and examination paper given out at Workshop 1 with them. Teachers are also asked to bring a primary source with them. Art teachers will be invited to attend either a morning seminar (9.30 am – 12.00) or an afternoon seminar (1.30- 4:00pm). To book Please login to www.blackrockec.ie
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This is Workshop 2 for post-primary art teachers. This 2 ½ hour workshop is a follow on from Workshop 1. The purpose of this second workshop will be to: explore the design footprint as an integral component of the student’s work; explore ethical considerations in relation to the Assessment Framework; and interrogate a sample paper. Teachers are asked to bring the sample workbook and examination paper given out at Workshop 1 with them. Teachers are also asked to bring a primary source with them. Art teachers will be invited to attend either a morning seminar (9.30 am – 12.00) or an afternoon seminar (1.30- 4:00pm). To book Please login to www.blackrockec.ie
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Is gearr go mbeidh Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lán seoil. Reachtálfaidh PDST ceardlann do mhúinteoirí bunscoile sna hIonad Oideachais le smaointe praiticiúla chun an teanga a chur chinn le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge. Beidh an ceardlann curaclam bunaithe le gníomhachtaí spraíúla chun suim sa teanga a spreagadh. Roinnfear smaointe chomh maith le sin maidir le comóradh 1916.
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
A 2 ½ hour workshop entitled “Quarrelling with Reality” for post-primary English teachers will be held in local education centres during February and March 2016. Participants will • discuss how to support students in further developing critical literacy skills using an integrated approach to language and texts • explore resources available to support them in teaching the comparative study and poetry. To book logon to www.pdst.ie
29 February
Blackrock Education Centre
The presence of Rome in the Aeneid. All teachers of Junior and Leaving Certificate Classical Studies and Latin. Bookings www.pdst.ie