Past Events List

March 2016

1 March
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
1 March
1 March
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
1 March
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
1 March
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!!
1 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of the information evenings are to: • provide members of Boards of Managements with key information in relation to the new child protection procedures • clarify the responsibilities of Boards of Management in relation to the welfare and protection of children. To register for this event Please logon to www.blackrockec.ie
2 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
2 March
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
2 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
2 March
Blackrock Education Centre
'This course would be particularly useful for anyone who would like to start to embed technology in their classroom practice. It will provide you with a basic ‘tool kit’ of skills for making a digital project with your class PC. You will be guided, step by step, through the stages of some sample projects, using easily available or free resources and looking at ‘workarounds’. We will cover core basic audio, image, video use and online publishing
2 March
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.
2 March
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
2 March
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
3 March
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.
3 March
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
3 March
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
3 March
St Andrews National School Bray
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
3 March
St Andrews National School Bray
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
3 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The Spring Workshops are designed to: • Enable teachers to enhance the students' understanding of graphing in Physics • Give teachers the opportunity to explore the extensive set of Physics teaching resources distributed • Provide an occasion for teachers to share and discuss the ideas encountered A USB stick, to be distributed free to each participant, contains an incredible range of wonderful Physics Teaching Resources The USB stick includes ... Revision Activities and worksheets Literacy & Numeracy Strategies Links to further resources on the internet Fisic na gCáithníní Modern Physics Interactive Tutorial A Laboratory Equipment Database Quizzes, Tarsia examples The Physics Teacher's Handbook PowerPoint presentations on many topics Graphing resources Useful Excel Templates .. and much,
4 March
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.
4 March
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.
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This meeting is by invitation. Further details from Sandra Campbell
4 March
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
4 March
4 March
Blackrock Education Centre
'This course would be particularly useful for anyone who would like to start to embed technology in their classroom practice. It will provide you with a basic ‘tool kit’ of skills for making a digital project with your class PC. You will be guided, step by step, through the stages of some sample projects, using easily available or free resources and looking at ‘workarounds’. We will cover core basic audio, image, video use and online publishing
5 March
Blackrock Education Centre
5 March
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!!
7 March
B.E.C
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
8 March
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
8 March
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
8 March
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
8 March
8 March
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 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Minecraft allows the creation of open virtual worlds. Already, it is hugely popular with young people. This evening will explain to teachers how Minecraft works and demonstrate the many educational possibilities to promote thinking skills such as creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. We hope to have a follow-up course, where teachers will be helped to create a Minecraft world for their own class.
9 March
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
9 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
9 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Religion Evening Workshop. JC World Religions (Islam & Judaism) and approaching Journal Work This course is targeted at teachers of Junior Certificate Religious Education. This course will provide opportunities to explore: Approaches to teaching Islam and Judaism. Practical guidelines for completing the Journal Work Booklet.
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
'This course would be particularly useful for anyone who would like to start to embed technology in their classroom practice. It will provide you with a basic ‘tool kit’ of skills for making a digital project with your class PC. You will be guided, step by step, through the stages of some sample projects, using easily available or free resources and looking at ‘workarounds’. We will cover core basic audio, image, video use and online publishing
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
What's involved? The Facilitation Skills Workshops are a set of two 2-hour workshops that will refresh the basics of facilitator style and provide you with new ways and confidence to lead groups and teams. They have been designed for those who want to consolidate, broaden and enliven their style of facilitation. Whilst you will be provided with facilitation models, tools and tips, I fully recognise that the greatest resource you bring to groups is yourself and the impact that you have in engaging, leading and developing others. It is really important that you are able to attend both of the workshops in order to benefit fully from the experience. (Registration via Kildare Education Centre website www.eckildare.ie
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
10 March
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
10 March
8 Thurs - Jan 21,28 Feb 4,11,18,25 Mar 3,10
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Mental Maths Through these approaches to mental maths you will see how your teacher questioning can elicit a variety of strategies from the children in your class whilst also creating a classroom climate whereby children share their mental math’s strategies openly. Whole class feedback involves recording a range of strategies by the teacher without endorsing any particular method. Children are invited to reason and reflect on these strategies. Strategy development in mental maths, encourages reasoning and problem solving and reduces children’s reliance on rote learning and simply recalling number facts.
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This course is targeted at Junior Certificate Geography teachers This course will: Examine methodologies that will facilitate the exploration of weather and climate in the classroom. Develop models of co-operative learning in the Geography classroom. Incorporate literacy and numeracy strategies into a subject area. Booking Please go to www.pdst.ie
10 March
B.E.C
REPEAT CLUSTER MEETINGS * NOTE Driochead Cluster Meeting 1 open to PST Members and 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.
10 March
Blackrock Education Centre
The objective of this session is to enhance teachers’ own knowledge of an underdeveloped aspect of our history and to equip them with strategies for the classroom. The role played by women in the 1916 Rising has often been overlooked. This seminar is suitable for teachers teaching senior classes in primary schools and for history teachers in post primary schools. Activities for the classroom will be suggested.
11 March
Clayton Hotel Leopardstown
Junior Cycle For Teachers JCT English CPD Day 2.
11 March
Blackrock Education Centre
11 March
8 Fridays - Jan 22,29 Feb 5,12,19,26 Mar 4,11
11 March
Blackrock Education Centre
11 March
12 March
Blackrock Education Centre
14 March
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
14 March
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
14 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Vine, Vimeo and Windows Movie Maker We'll show you how to use Vine, an app for smartphones and tablets, that allows users to record and post short (six-second) video clips from the classroom, which can be shared online. We'll also help you to set up a Vimeo account. Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. It is ideal for hosting videos created in school and the classroom that can later be embedded on the school blog or website. Finally, we'll look at how to use Windows Movie Maker. WMM is a video creating and editing software. It offers the ability to create and edit videos as well as to publish them on social media, Vimeo and YouTube
15 March
8 Tues - Jan 26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 1, 8, 15
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Professional Credit Award (Leading Learning) The Professional Credit Award (Leading Learning) at NUI Galway is designed to accredit learning across a range of teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules. These modules (10ECTS/credits) may be school-based CPD, short courses in Education Centres linked to classroom practice, or equivalent, across the curriculum. The Project Maths Development Team’s initiative on Reflections on Practice can count as one of these modules. Dates of workshops 1st & 8th December, 19th January, 1st & 8th March 2016
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Minecraft allows the creation of open virtual worlds. Already, it is hugely popular with young people. This evening will explain to teachers how Minecraft works and demonstrate the many educational possibilities to promote thinking skills such as creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. We hope to have a follow-up course, where teachers will be helped to create a Minecraft world for their own class.
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Recently launched in Ireland, Indigo Education is an online self-assessment questionnaire aimed at Transition Year students. Using information supplied by the students it gathers information on their individual traits and talents, strengths, skills and motivators. How does it work? Once the online questionnaire has been completed Indigo Education then generates a personalised 25 page printed report. The report contains detailed information on each student’s motivators, inherent skills and strengths and suggests possible career paths.
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
16 March
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23
16 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
16 March
8 Weds - Jan 27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16
19 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Workshop for primary teachers from the authors of Irish Primary Teacher, Infant Teaching Ideas and Primary Art. The workshop will include practical tips on planning, organisation, classroom management, station teaching, Aistear and art. It is suitable for all teachers particularly NQT’s and student teachers.
23 March
8 Weds - Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 2,9,16,23