Past Events List

July 2016

4 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collab
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
4 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
4 July
Airfield House
A brand new course to Airfield Estate this year will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
4 July
Dunsink Observatory
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at Dunsink Observatory from 4th to 8th July. The objective of this course, Using Space to teach science through inquiry, is to assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics. The course also involves a one-day site tour to Armagh Planetarium.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
4 July
Airfield House
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A revamped, practical course for 2016 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school asses
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders. It examines how pupils can
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of this course are: • To honour the aims of the Decade of Centenary Programme a Vision for Ireland 2016 centenary year. “The narrative of everyone on the island of Ireland” are included and heard by the participants • To revise and reinforce with participants the strands, strand units (time and chronology, change and continuity. Cause and effect. Using the environment. Synthesis and communication and empathy) of the history curriculum. • Develop teachers’ knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding and interpretation of this period in history by active exploration and investigation of the local environment (where applicable) • Teachers will acquire a bank of resources and ideas for linkage and integration. • Foster enjoyment and sense of wonder and love of history which the
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
4 July
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
4 July
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
5 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of this course are: • To honour the aims of the Decade of Centenary Programme a Vision for Ireland 2016 centenary year. “The narrative of everyone on the island of Ireland” are included and heard by the participants • To revise and reinforce with participants the strands, strand units (time and chronology, change and continuity. Cause and effect. Using the environment. Synthesis and communication and empathy) of the history curriculum. • Develop teachers’ knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding and interpretation of this period in history by active exploration and investigation of the local environment (where applicable) • Teachers will acquire a bank of resources and ideas for linkage and integration. • Foster enjoyment and sense of wonder and love of history which the
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collab
5 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
5 July
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
5 July
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
5 July
Airfield House
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
5 July
Dunsink Observatory
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at Dunsink Observatory from 4th to 8th July. The objective of this course, Using Space to teach science through inquiry, is to assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics. The course also involves a one-day site tour to Armagh Planetarium.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders. It examines how pupils can
5 July
Airfield House
A brand new course to Airfield Estate this year will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A revamped, practical course for 2016 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school asses
5 July
Scoil Cholmcille S.N.S. (19438W)
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning. You will leave this course with
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy
6 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collab
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A revamped, practical course for 2016 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school asses
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders. It examines how pupils can
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
6 July
Airfield House
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of this course are: • To honour the aims of the Decade of Centenary Programme a Vision for Ireland 2016 centenary year. “The narrative of everyone on the island of Ireland” are included and heard by the participants • To revise and reinforce with participants the strands, strand units (time and chronology, change and continuity. Cause and effect. Using the environment. Synthesis and communication and empathy) of the history curriculum. • Develop teachers’ knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding and interpretation of this period in history by active exploration and investigation of the local environment (where applicable) • Teachers will acquire a bank of resources and ideas for linkage and integration. • Foster enjoyment and sense of wonder and love of history which the
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
6 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
6 July
Scoil Cholmcille S.N.S. (19438W)
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning. You will leave this course with
6 July
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
6 July
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
6 July
Dunsink Observatory
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at Dunsink Observatory from 4th to 8th July. The objective of this course, Using Space to teach science through inquiry, is to assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics. The course also involves a one-day site tour to Armagh Planetarium.
6 July
Airfield House
A brand new course to Airfield Estate this year will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
7 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of this course are: • To honour the aims of the Decade of Centenary Programme a Vision for Ireland 2016 centenary year. “The narrative of everyone on the island of Ireland” are included and heard by the participants • To revise and reinforce with participants the strands, strand units (time and chronology, change and continuity. Cause and effect. Using the environment. Synthesis and communication and empathy) of the history curriculum. • Develop teachers’ knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding and interpretation of this period in history by active exploration and investigation of the local environment (where applicable) • Teachers will acquire a bank of resources and ideas for linkage and integration. • Foster enjoyment and sense of wonder and love of history which the
7 July
Dunsink Observatory
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at Dunsink Observatory from 4th to 8th July. The objective of this course, Using Space to teach science through inquiry, is to assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics. The course also involves a one-day site tour to Armagh Planetarium.
7 July
Airfield House
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders. It examines how pupils can
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A revamped, practical course for 2016 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school asses
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
7 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collab
7 July
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
7 July
Airfield House
A brand new course to Airfield Estate this year will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
7 July
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy
7 July
Scoil Cholmcille S.N.S. (19438W)
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning. You will leave this course with
8 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
8 July
Dunsink Observatory
The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, and Discover Primary Science & Maths is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at Dunsink Observatory from 4th to 8th July. The objective of this course, Using Space to teach science through inquiry, is to assist participants to develop a cross-curricular approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) using Space as a theme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics. The course also involves a one-day site tour to Armagh Planetarium.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
8 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
8 July
Airfield House
A brand new course to Airfield Estate this year will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders. It examines how pupils can
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides
8 July
Airfield House
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre, Corkagh Park, Killiney Beach, Killiney Hill & Dun Laoghaire
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by visiting a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
8 July
Scoil Cholmcille S.N.S. (19438W)
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning. You will leave this course with
8 July
Airfield House
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The aims of this course are: • To honour the aims of the Decade of Centenary Programme a Vision for Ireland 2016 centenary year. “The narrative of everyone on the island of Ireland” are included and heard by the participants • To revise and reinforce with participants the strands, strand units (time and chronology, change and continuity. Cause and effect. Using the environment. Synthesis and communication and empathy) of the history curriculum. • Develop teachers’ knowledge, concepts, skills, understanding and interpretation of this period in history by active exploration and investigation of the local environment (where applicable) • Teachers will acquire a bank of resources and ideas for linkage and integration. • Foster enjoyment and sense of wonder and love of history which the
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This revised summer course for 2016 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collab
8 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A revamped, practical course for 2016 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school asses
8 July
Airfield House
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
9 July
This event is being run by an external organisation. Bookings have been made in advance and it is not available for booking on this website
9 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
11 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
11 July
Blackrock Education Centre
‘Friends for Life’ is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr Paula Barrett in Australia. The World Health Organisation cites ‘Friends for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme for anxiety in children that is effective at all levels of intervention (WHO, 2004). The programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life. The 10 week programme can be run by teachers as a whole class programme, or as a small group intervention. It complements the SPHE programme. NEPS research with over 700 pupils has shown that the programme is e
11 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
12 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
12 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
12 July
Blackrock Education Centre
‘Friends for Life’ is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr Paula Barrett in Australia. The World Health Organisation cites ‘Friends for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme for anxiety in children that is effective at all levels of intervention (WHO, 2004). The programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life. The 10 week programme can be run by teachers as a whole class programme, or as a small group intervention. It complements the SPHE programme. NEPS research with over 700 pupils has shown that the programme is e
13 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre
‘Friends for Life’ is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr Paula Barrett in Australia. The World Health Organisation cites ‘Friends for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme for anxiety in children that is effective at all levels of intervention (WHO, 2004). The programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life. The 10 week programme can be run by teachers as a whole class programme, or as a small group intervention. It complements the SPHE programme. NEPS research with over 700 pupils has shown that the programme is e
14 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
14 July
Blackrock Education Centre
‘Friends for Life’ is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr Paula Barrett in Australia. The World Health Organisation cites ‘Friends for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme for anxiety in children that is effective at all levels of intervention (WHO, 2004). The programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life. The 10 week programme can be run by teachers as a whole class programme, or as a small group intervention. It complements the SPHE programme. NEPS research with over 700 pupils has shown that the programme is e
14 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
15 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will encourage teachers to develop the following skills with their pupils: working scientifically and mathematically on the seashore; designing and making – ships and submarines; creative works – posters and keys.
15 July
Blackrock Education Centre
‘Friends for Life’ is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr Paula Barrett in Australia. The World Health Organisation cites ‘Friends for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme for anxiety in children that is effective at all levels of intervention (WHO, 2004). The programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life. The 10 week programme can be run by teachers as a whole class programme, or as a small group intervention. It complements the SPHE programme. NEPS research with over 700 pupils has shown that the programme is e
15 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation