Past Events List

October 2016

3 October
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
3 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
3 October
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? 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.
3 October
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will take place over 2 afternoons; it isnecessary for the same teacher to attend both. The focus of the course will be primarily on teaching the sex education elements of RSE from Senior Infants to 6th class in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The course will be experiential and practical in its approach. Please book online at www.pdst.ie
3 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Schools wishing to apply for the ASF and schools wishing to renew their flags are advised to attend. The ASF presentation will: - Advise schools about the ASF application process. - Guide schools through the NEW online application form and Success Criteria - Give schools a range of practical ideas about ways that they can promote physical activity - Direct schools to the many supports and resources which are available to them.
4 October
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
4 October
Blackrock Education Centre
4 October
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
4 October
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? 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.
4 October
B.E.C.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
4 October
B.E.C.
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
4 October
Drumcondra Education Centre
This Cluster Meeting is off site and must be booked through Drumcondra EC. http://www.ecdrumcondra.ie/programmes/droichead-nipt
4 October
B.E.C.
Driochead Cluster Meeting open NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. From September 2016, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one cluster meeting per term (2 hour duration), while undertaking the process. A minimum of 3 cluster meetings will be available each year. All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and 3. As per the workshop programme, NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will be sent to all NQTs who submit a DR1 Form to www.lec.ie when applying to undertake the Droichead process. In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity.
5 October
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
5 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
5 October
B.E.C.
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
5 October
B.E.C.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
6 October
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
6 October
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
6 October
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
6 October
Blackrock Education Centre
The Autumn Workshops are designed to: Enable teachers to enhance the students' understanding of waves Give teachers the opportunity to explore the Physics teaching resource distributed Provide an occasion for teachers to share and discuss the ideas encountered Please book online at www.pdst.ie
7 October
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
7 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
7 October
Royal Marine Hotel
For all booking information please refer to http://www.htai.ie/2016/09/annual-conference-2016/
8 October
Royal Marine Hotel
For all booking information please refer to http://www.htai.ie/2016/09/annual-conference-2016/
9 October
Royal Marine Hotel
For all booking information please refer to http://www.htai.ie/2016/09/annual-conference-2016/
10 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Numeracy, promoting inclusion for children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include models of team teaching, skills through content approach to numeracy and planning for the implementation of team teaching in numeracy, using the PDST numeracy manuals.
10 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
10 October
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? 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.
10 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
11 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Numeracy, promoting inclusion for children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include models of team teaching, skills through content approach to numeracy and planning for the implementation of team teaching in numeracy, using the PDST numeracy manuals.
11 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
11 October
Blackrock Education Centre
11 October
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
11 October
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? 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.
11 October
B.E.C.
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
11 October
B.E.C.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
12 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Numeracy, promoting inclusion for children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include models of team teaching, skills through content approach to numeracy and planning for the implementation of team teaching in numeracy, using the PDST numeracy manuals.
12 October
B.E.C.
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
12 October
B.E.C.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
13 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
13 October
Blackrock Education Centre
A collaborative event between Blackrock Education Centre and Sustainable Energy Ireland, typical annual savings of participant schools have been in the order of 10% - 20%. Aimed towards principals or other members of management, involves two half-day workshops where schools are given access to a range of resources and expert advice. Places are extremely limited, participants must commit to attendance at both workshops and must submit utility bills to the facilitator in advance. There is no need to book Workshop 2 as you will be automatically registered for this event on 9th November
13 October
B.E.C.
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. The Guidelines on Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support (NEPS: 2010) is used as a key reference for this workshop. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
13 October
B.E.C.
Classroom Management & Organisation: What do I need to focus on? NIPTWS03 This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
15 October
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 Post-Primary 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
15 October
BEC
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary 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
15 October
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.
15 October
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to give participants an understanding of the process in developing designs suitable for repeat printing. Participants will design and create a block-printed repeat pattern on fabric.
15 October
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.
17 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
17 October
Blackrock Education Centre
2 x 2 hour workshops for teachers of Junior Infant to Second Class. Being great at maths is much more than following procedures and memorising facts. The key to maths is understanding it. An early and robust understanding of Number forms the foundation on which maths is built. Students with Number Sense like maths, understand it and don’t have to rely on prescribed procedures. What’s more, it is known that high achieving students use Number Sense in maths while low achieving students don’t. This series of two workshops will support teacher’s ability to develop Number Sense in all students. Come along and explore practical and simple strategies and tools for developing Number Sense in your classroom.
17 October
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? 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.
17 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
18 October
BEC
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
18 October
Blackrock Education Centre
18 October
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? 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.
18 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
18 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
18 October
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will explore: The TY plan from a practical perspective using a new workbook guide. Please bring your own devise if possible. Book on www.pdst.ie
19 October
Blackrock Education Centre
This is a hands on workshop in which we will explore some basic programming. We will look at • BeeBot and its use in the classroom • Blockly which uses visual blocks to learn the basics of coding • Frozen which uses Blockly to create a Winter Wonderland • Lightbot to create simple programs using sequential commands This workshop is suitable for Primary Teachers and Second Level up to Junior Cert. Teachers must bring their own laptops, not tablets.
19 October
Blackrock Education Centre
To Celebrate Maths Week Blackrock Education Centre is hosting this event: The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice
19 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Get started with Design Based Learning and Minecraft. MindRising champions the use of digital technology in schools & groups.MindRising is about telling stories using digital storytelling skills across a range of media. Our course will provide an introduction for teachers to the benefits of technology in the classroom with an introduction to Minecraft.
19 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
19 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
20 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
20 October
Blackrock Education Centre
These workshops introduce teachers to evidence based wellbeing strategies such as mindfulness, gratitude, nutrition, movement, rest, laughter yoga and resilience. Book on www.pdst.ie
20 October
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
20 October
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
20 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Book online at www.pdst.ie
21 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
24 October
Blackrock Education Centre
• familiarise the participants with the revised Stay Safe programme; the rationale, key messages, content, resources and methodologies , with a view to enabling participants to support the whole school implementation of the revised programme • raise awareness of the revised Walk Tall programme and other DES approved SPHE resources
24 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
24 October
Blackrock Education Centre
2 x 2 hour workshops for teachers of Junior Infant to Second Class. Being great at maths is much more than following procedures and memorising facts. The key to maths is understanding it. An early and robust understanding of Number forms the foundation on which maths is built. Students with Number Sense like maths, understand it and don’t have to rely on prescribed procedures. What’s more, it is known that high achieving students use Number Sense in maths while low achieving students don’t. This series of two workshops will support teacher’s ability to develop Number Sense in all students. Come along and explore practical and simple strategies and tools for developing Number Sense in your classroom.
24 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Primary & Post Primary Teachers with little or no experience working with computers. Exploring the internet to find and share resources, creating literacy and numeracy worksheets, Ideas for using your camera effectively in the classroom, Editing photos using Picasa and creating a slide show with Photostory
24 October
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? 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.
25 October
Blackrock Education Centre
25 October
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? 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.
25 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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
25 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
25 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Stand Up! training tackles homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other students. We are pleased that we are again offering CPD sessions to help teachers prepare for Stand Up! Week. The sessions will be delivered by senior staff from BeLonG To, who will be very open to questions and discussions. Please register online at www.belongto.org.
26 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Get started with Design Based Learning and Minecraft. MindRising champions the use of digital technology in schools & groups.MindRising is about telling stories using digital storytelling skills across a range of media. Our course will provide an introduction for teachers to the benefits of technology in the classroom with an introduction to Minecraft.
26 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
26 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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
27 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Working in the Further Education and Training (FET) sector presents teachers/tutors/trainers with a broad range of challenges. These include the wide diversity of abilities and experiences of the learner cohort and various levels of motivation. Social, emotional and behavioural issues amongst this learner cohort add to the complexity of the learning context within which FET staff practise. This session will offer practical strategies to help equip teachers/tutors/trainers to respond to the challenging behaviours encountered daily. It will also give teachers/tutors/trainers an opportunity to share and learn from each other.
27 October
Fitzpatricks Hotel, Killiney
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum
27 October
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to a new online resource for specially designed for primary music education. Using a range of free interactive online resources we will look at all areas of the primary school curriculum. Participants will become familiar with the dabbledoomusic.com website and it's technical setup in the classroom, gain experience with a range of simple classroom instruments and learn how to organise group performance and composition in the classroom. This course is designed to be accessible and engaging for all primary school teachers regardless of prior musical experience.
27 October
Blackrock Education Centre
These workshops introduce teachers to evidence based wellbeing strategies such as mindfulness, gratitude, nutrition, movement, rest, laughter yoga and resilience. Book on www.pdst.ie
27 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
27 October
B.E.C.
Supporting Parents in Education 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.
27 October
Blackrock Education Centre
Most of us can do basic Powerpoint presentations, but Powerpoint can do a lot more than the basics – this course for Powerpoint improvers will explore working to improve images, useful shortcuts, embedding sound and video, animations, using weblinks, converting Powerpoints to Google Slides and Prezi presentations and more.
28 October
The Grand Hotel, Wicklow
Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST during the school year 2016-2017. This will comprise a full day seminar for which school closure has been sanctioned. The purpose of this full day professional development will be to explore the structure and content of the Primary Language Curriculum with a particular emphasis on the Oral Language/Teanga Ó Bhéal strands, begin to explore a suggested planning process for the Primary Language Curriculum and consider ways to begin the implementation of the oral language/teanga ó bhéal strand of the Primary Language Curriculum