Past Events List

April 2016

4 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Junior Cycle For Teachers English CPD Day 2
5 April
Blackrock Education Centre
5 April
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. Please note the workshop will not take place on Tuesday 3rd May.
5 April
B.E.C
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
5 April
B.E.C
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? How? Primary NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
5 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Soundcloud, Audioboom, Voki and Audacity Firstly, we'll look at SoundCloud. It is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere, and is ideal for podcasting and recording the classroom. It takes just a click to share sounds to Twitter, the school blog or website. From there we'll look at AudioBoom, which is a website and an application for iOS and Android which allows users to listen to, record and share sound files. Again, it's perfect for podcasting and recording music, reading or Gaeilge! Then we'll look at something different. Voki is an educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character. Voki characters can be customised to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and even yourself! We'll finish u
6 April
Blackrock Education Centre
6 April
Blackrock Education Centre
For further details Please contact Aoife Gargan at 046 909 3355 or agargan@ecnavan.ie
6 April
This event is by invitation. All participants have been notified.
6 April
B.E.C
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? How? Primary NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
6 April
B.E.C
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
7 April
Blackrock Education Centre
7 April
B.E.C
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? How? Primary NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
7 April
Blackrock Education Centre
PDST will be facilitating meetings again in April and May. Custer meetings will be informal, round the table exchange of experience, questions, ideas and information to help progress the SSE process in your school: • Looking at targets and actions in the area of numeracy • Bringing it altogether: the report and SIP • Looking forward: monitoring and reviewing actions • Looking at numeracy at transition from primary to post primary. To Book Please go to www.pdst.ie
7 April
B.E.C
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
8 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This meeting is by invitation. Further details from Sandra Campbell.
8 April
Extra date in lieu of cancelled date.
8 April
9 April
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop
9 April
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
9 April
BEC
Stretching all Learners NIPTWS07 This workshop emphasises the need to cater for the variety of Learners within the classroom and provides subject specific samples and ideas for resources to ensure that all learners are stretched in their learning within the classroom. NQTs are afforded an opportunity to discuss a variety of scenarios that arise in the classroom and are encouraged to reflect on and discuss effective strategies. Challenging learners across the full spectrum, e.g. providing extension activities are included. References to key websites for resources are important elements of this workshop
9 April
BEC
Supporting Parents in Education Primary NIPTWS04 This workshop focuses on the importance of developing positive working relationships with parents. NQTs are encouraged to work closely with parents to achieve optimum learning outcomes for their pupils/students. Effective communication skills and strategies for building positive relationships are explored through discussion and role play. Parent-teacher meetings, both formal and informal, are a key focus of this workshop.
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
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
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Action Learning Network Forbairt Progamme. For further details Please contact Sheila McManamly at sheilamcmanamly@pdst.ie
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Scríbhneoireacht Ceardlann Bunscoile Beidh ceardlanna do mhúinteoirí bunscoile ar mhúineadh na scríbhneoireachta á reáchtáil ag an PDST go luath Ag deireadh na ceardlainne beidh tuiscint shoiléir ag na múinteoirí ar conas tabhairt faoi na Seanraí Scríbnhneoireachta a mhúineadh go héifeachtach Beidh tuiscint agus eolas acu chomh maith ar straitéisí éifeachtachta, praiticiúla gur féidir a chur i bhfeidhm ar bhonn scoile chun scríbhneoireacht a chur chun cinn sa seomra ranga.
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
The workshop is rooted in the Senior Cycle Curriculum and the Chief Examiner’s Report 2013. Areas to be considered include: • motivating students to think and create • supporting students to critically appreciate and make judgements on a selection of texts • providing meaningful feedback - 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. Through demonstrating motivating and challenging methodologies, we hope to engage teachers of Senior English students in a discussion that focuses on the teaching and learning within the English classroom.
12 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
12 April
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. Please note the workshop will not take place on Tuesday 3rd May.
12 April
B.E.C
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? How? Primary NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
12 April
B.E.C
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
12 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Flipsnack, Animoto and Over We'll start by looking at FlipSnack. It's page flip software that enables you to create stylish digital flipbooks out of your PDF documents. You can use it to share or embed into your website or blog all kinds of documents, from books to newspapers and magazines. Then we'll look at Animoto, a famous cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows. It's ideal for bringing school and classroom photographs to life and can later be embedded on your school site or blog. We'll finish up with a look at Over. Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. It features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate
13 April
Blackrock Education Centre
13 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Please register for this event on 24th February for Workshop 1
13 April
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
13 April
Blackrock Education Centre
For second level teachers of all subjects. Exploring tools and software for educational use that doesn’t need to be downloaded to a user’s computer but can be used online in a browser, thus saving computer space and avoiding computers slowing down and picking up malware and adware. Among the topics will be cloud storage, Chromebooks, Microsoft Sway, Office Online and more. Newcomers are welcome – not necessary to have done Parts 1 and 2. Level insofar as it can be described will be for improvers and intermediate.
13 April
B.E.C
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching ? How? Primary NIPTWS11 The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011?2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
13 April
B.E.C
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
14 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
14 April
Blackrock Education Centre
You are invited to attend a meeting in Blackrock Education Centre which will demonstrate how Irish teachers who participated in a pilot project have used these resources in their classrooms to cater for learning diversity and how effective these practices have been in helping them to better understand where students are at in their learning, and how to provide differentiated instructions to cater their needs. You will be able to see for yourself examples of how Formative Instruction Practice (FIP) has promoted students’ learning motivation and engagement in the Lessons and what strategies Irish teachers can use to enhance student learning effectiveness.
14 April
Blackrock Education Centre
You are invited to attend a meeting in Blackrock Education Centre which will demonstrate how Irish teachers who participated in a pilot project have used these resources in their classrooms to cater for learning diversity and how effective these practices have been in helping them to better understand where students are at in their learning, and how to provide differentiated instructions to cater their needs. You will be able to see for yourself examples of how Formative Instruction Practice (FIP) has promoted students’ learning motivation and engagement in the Lessons and what strategies Irish teachers can use to enhance student learning effectiveness.
14 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This three week course will look at the following topics: The Five Types of Team Teaching: In focus: One Teach/One Assist and Station Teaching A Team Teaching Approach to Speaking and Listening Co – Teaching: Power Hour: In focus: How Power Hour can work in any school Video of Power Hour at work The Daily 5 – a new approach to teaching and managing literacy: In focus – what The Sisters say- the how and why of Daily 5 Adapting Daily 5 to any classroom How to set up Daily 5 using one or two teachers Video of Daily 5 at work Exploring Resources—Differentiation—Links to Revised Primary Curriculum
14 April
Bookable on www.pdst.ie
14 April
St Andrews National School Bray
Numeracy for All Post Primary NIPTWS11 For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different 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).
14 April
Blackrock Education Centre
A talk for Second Level teachers of Mathematics on how to demystify Financial Maths for students, with particular emphasis on Leaving Cert material.
15 April
18 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
18 April
BEC
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording.
18 April
B.E.C
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
18 April
Blackrock Education Centre
The evening will provide teachers and other interested individuals with an opportunity to hear about how the course content is suitable for all backgrounds, how the research element can be adapted to the professional development interests of each participant and the advantages of part-time study. Time will be given to addressing all questions and concerns.
19 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
19 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
19 April
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. Please note the workshop will not take place on Tuesday 3rd May.
19 April
B.E.C
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording.
19 April
B.E.C
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
19 April
B.E.C
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school
19 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Evernote and Webclipper Tired of scrapbooks and folders cluttering up your classroom, but you still want to maintain portfolios and records on each student? Evernote is for you. Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organising, and archiving. Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that lets you capture full-page articles, images, selected text, important emails, and any web page that inspires you. Save everything to Evernote and keep it forever! You'll never lose a link or a website name again.
20 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Training Food Dudes school coordinators in all aspects of running the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme in their school.
20 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
20 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
20 April
B.E.C
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording.
20 April
B.E.C
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
20 April
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
21 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
21 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
21 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This three week course will look at the following topics: The Five Types of Team Teaching: In focus: One Teach/One Assist and Station Teaching A Team Teaching Approach to Speaking and Listening Co – Teaching: Power Hour: In focus: How Power Hour can work in any school Video of Power Hour at work The Daily 5 – a new approach to teaching and managing literacy: In focus – what The Sisters say- the how and why of Daily 5 Adapting Daily 5 to any classroom How to set up Daily 5 using one or two teachers Video of Daily 5 at work Exploring Resources—Differentiation—Links to Revised Primary Curriculum
21 April
Blackrock Education Centre
By Invitation only. A 2-hour session for post primary teachers interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in your local education centre from 20th January, 2016 The cluster will • Support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas, therefore learning from each other. • Aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students’ learning in literacy.
21 April
B.E.C
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording.
21 April
B.E.C
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
21 April
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.
22 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
22 April
University of the 3rd Age. U3As are self-help, self-lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning. Admission is free, all welcome!
23 April
BEC
Multi-Grade Teaching in the Primary School NIPTWS14 This interactive workshop focuses on four main areas from a multi-grade perspective: differentiation, teaching methodologies, classroom management and planning. Opportunities are afforded to NQTs to engage with a variety of methodologies throughout the workshop. Useful strategies and resources for NQTs subbing in a multi-grade setting are also explored
23 April
BEC
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 ,getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
23 April
BEC
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.
23 April
BEC
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 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
25 April
BEC
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included.
26 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
26 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
26 April
Meeting of Guidance Counsellors based in local schools. Booking not available.
26 April
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. Please note the workshop will not take place on Tuesday 3rd May.
26 April
B.E.C
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
26 April
B.E.C
Inclusion (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included.
26 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Practicing mindfulness has implications for our happiness, resilience to stress and our health. This course is for teachers who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness or for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of mindfulness. It will include practices of connecting to the breath, body awareness, mindful eating and mindful movement. Giving this time to ourselves will enable us to become more mindful as teachers and this is the first step to introducing mindfulness into our classrooms. We will look at simple mindfulness exercises that we can incorporate into our everyday lives and in our classrooms.
26 April
Blackrock Education Centre
In this workshop we will explore how to support students in developing their authentic voice in an integrated approach to skills development. We will also consider ideas and resources to support the teaching of Senior Cycle Foreign Language.
26 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Presentations and Projects in the classroom Prezi, Glogster and Blendspace We'll start with a look at Prezi. Prezi is a presentation tool that can be used as an alternative to traditional slide making programs such as PowerPoint. Instead of slides, Prezi makes use of one large canvas that allows you to pan and zoom to various parts of the canvas and emphasise the ideas presented there. From there we'll look at Glogster, which is an online tool that allows you to create interactive online posters, complete with text, images, graphics, audio and videos. Glogs are ideal as a teacher tool and can be used to present lessons complete with links to outside resources, with audio and videos related to the subject and topic.We'll complete the evening by looking at Blendspace, a free web tool for te
27 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
27 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
27 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Nominations will be sought from this meeting for a Primary Principal representative on Blackrock Education Centre Management Committee.
27 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This 2 hour workshop will explore: • The key components of a balanced approach to literacy • The principles underpinning ‘Literacy Lift Off’ • Planning for station teaching in early literacy development The workshop will be followed up with an optional drop-in clinic on 17th May (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) which will give teachers an opportunity to seek support or further advice for developing station teaching in their own school context. To Book Please Logon to www.blackrockec.ie
27 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Nominations will be sought from this meeting for a Post Primary Principal representative on Blackrock Education Centre Management Committee.
27 April
B.E.C
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
27 April
B.E.C
Inclusion (Cross-Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included.
28 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
28 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
28 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This three week course will look at the following topics: The Five Types of Team Teaching: In focus: One Teach/One Assist and Station Teaching A Team Teaching Approach to Speaking and Listening Co – Teaching: Power Hour: In focus: How Power Hour can work in any school Video of Power Hour at work The Daily 5 – a new approach to teaching and managing literacy: In focus – what The Sisters say- the how and why of Daily 5 Adapting Daily 5 to any classroom How to set up Daily 5 using one or two teachers Video of Daily 5 at work Exploring Resources—Differentiation—Links to Revised Primary Curriculum
28 April
St Andrews National School Bray
Múineadh na Gaeilge Primary NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge
28 April
St Andrews National School Bray
Inclusion (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included.
29 April
This event is being run by Sureskills. It is not available for booking on this website. ______________________________________________________________________________ PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management.
29 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
29 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Special schools Event. Following the 2 hour introductory workshops for school principals last term and in advance of whole school professional development to be delivered by PDST in the 2016/2017 school year, PDST is offering full-day training seminars after Easter for school principals and one other staff member in local education centres throughout the country. The seminar will provide participants with opportunities to · become familiar with the rationale for and structure of the Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile · actively explore the curriculum using samples of children’s work and support materials · prepare for an initial exploration of the curriculum with staff in school.
29 April