Past Events List

November 2016

1 November
Blackrock Education Centre
8 November
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
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
8 November
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
8 November
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.
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
A two hour session for post-primary teachers and school leaders interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in your local education centre. The cluster will: * Support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas, therefore learning from each other * Aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students' learning in literacy Book on www.pdst.ie
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
9 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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 November
Blackrock Education Centre
This IT course for second level RE teachers will feature a variety of resources suitable for exploring Advent in schools. Apart from finding resources, teachers will a hands-on opportunity to create their own classroom-ready resources, using a variety of software and online tools.
12 November
Blackrock Education Centre
14 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Team Teaching for Literacy will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include; inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and planning for this methodology.
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Coursework B Please book online at www.pdst.ie
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Are you a teacher involved or thinking about becoming involved in the Health Promoting Schools initiative? Coordinator Training will take place on November 15th 2016 in Blackrock Education Centre from 9.30 – 3.30 pm To register go to: http://www.sphe.ie/coursedetails.aspx?CourseTypeID=127 Registration closes November 8th .The day will cover the following topics: · Key stages invovled in the HPS process · Support available · Next steps for your school · Review progress to date · Networking and sharing ideas with other HPS schools · Self- reflection of HPS work
15 November
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
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
15 November
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
15 November
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.
15 November
B.E.C.
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
15 November
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
15 November
Beidh ceardlanna ar an gceapadóireacht agus an ceol á reáchtáil ag an PDST sna hIonaid Oideachais go luath. Ag deireadh na ceardlainne seo beidh tuiscint níos fearr agat ar: ???? na gnéithe teicniúla, ábharthacha a bhaineann leis an gceapadóireacht scríofa ???? an gcur chuige ceithre-chéim is coitianta a mholann teangeolaithe maidir le cothú scil na scríbhneoireachta ???? conas ceol a úsáid le scoláirí a spreagadh chun scríbhneoireachta ???? bhealaí cruthaitheacha le scoláirí a chumasú chun tabhairt faoin gceapadóireacht go neamhspleach
15 November
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.
16 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
16 November
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
• 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
16 November
Blackrock Education Centre
During these two Newly Designed afterschool workshops, explore how 'sowing the seeds' for successful problem solving in maths, begins with establishing a productive classroom climate. Encourage all your pupils to openly share their strategies, value how they can learn from mistakes and see how to develop a 'growth mindset' to maths and problem solving. Meaningful problem solving is worth the struggle. Choosing the correct tasks will ensure maths language is embedded in a context and give all your pupils a chance to shine at problem solving. Book online on www.pdst.ie
16 November
B.E.C.
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06. The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
16 November
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
16 November
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.
17 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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 November
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
17 November
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06. The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
18 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
19 November
Blackrock Education Centre
21 November
Blackrock Education Centre
This 2 hour workshop explores ho w as a teacher you can help to support and promote the mental health and well-being of all of the students in your class. The concept of being One Good Adult in the lives of our students will be discussed and how we, as teachers, can fulfil this role. The workshop will explore elements of the Well-Being Guidelines for Primary Schools and offer practical tips on how to best support and promote the mental health of the students in your care. Self-care is a fundamental element of the teaching profession which will also be addressed in the workshop.
21 November
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
21 November
Blackrock Education Centre
21 November
Blackrock Education Centre
In this session we will show you how to download and utilise Evernote to create Digital Assessment Portfolios for your students and give oral and written feedback in an individual's portfolio. We will explore how to take notes, file documents, circulars, resources, websites, schemes to be accessed anywhere. Evernote Web Clipper is an extension for capturing articles, images, emails, text. Save everything to Evernote and keep it forever! You'll never lose a link or website again. Please bring your own laptop
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Team Teaching for Literacy will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties. Key components of the seminar content will include; inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and planning for this methodology.
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
22 November
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
22 November
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.
22 November
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
22 November
B.E.C.
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06. The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
23 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Booking can be done through the www.sess.ie website
23 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
23 November
Blackrock Education Centre
During these two Newly Designed afterschool workshops, explore how 'sowing the seeds' for successful problem solving in maths, begins with establishing a productive classroom climate. Encourage all your pupils to openly share their strategies, value how they can learn from mistakes and see how to develop a 'growth mindset' to maths and problem solving. Meaningful problem solving is worth the struggle. Choosing the correct tasks will ensure maths language is embedded in a context and give all your pupils a chance to shine at problem solving. Book online on www.pdst.ie
23 November
B.E.C.
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06. The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
23 November
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
24 November
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 November
B.E.C.
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06. The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
24 November
B.E.C.
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06. The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom
25 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
25 November
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
• 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
26 November
Blackrock Education Centre
28 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
28 November
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
28 November
Blackrock Education Centre
We will show you how to turn ordinary photos and video clips into stunning videos with Animoto. It is perfect for bringing school and classroom photos to life and can be embedded on your school website or blog. With Flipsnack, we will show you how to create stylish digital flipbooks which can be shared online or embedded into your website or blog. Please bring your own laptop
29 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
29 November
Blackrock Education Centre
29 November
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.
29 November
B.E.C.
Multi-Grade Teaching in the Primary School NIPTWS14 This interactive workshop focuses on four main areas from a multi-grade perspective: differentiation, teaching methodologies, classroom management and planning. Opportunities are afforded to NQTs to engage with a variety of methodologies throughout the workshop. Useful strategies and resources for NQTs subbing in a multi-grade setting are also explored.
29 November
B.E.C.
Transition from Primary to Post-Primary School NIPTWS12 This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that can be of support to students as they move from a primary classroom to a post-primary classroom. A primary and post-primary facilitator will be present and will give valuable insights into the many transitions that occur in the context of supporting and making the best connections with curricula, teaching, learning and social and emotional needs
29 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Want to sing? Come and join us on Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm. Experience the pleasure of singing together in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, with an emphasis on FUN No auditions, No prior choir singing experience necessary, just a willingness to sing. EVERYONE WELCOME!!
29 November
Blackrock Education Centre
You may have heard of the Reading Ulysses course that we have successfully run in Blackrock Education Centre before. You may have even attended the course already but you know of someone who might enjoy enrolling in it. Well, we are delighted to announce that Dr Seamus Cannon has offered to guide us in the long-life adventure that is to discover what has been described by many critics as ‘one of the greatest novels ever written’ (if not the greatest!!!) The course will consist of six sessions and can be booked by contacting Adela Fernandez via the contact information supplied. Introduction is 0€ | Course is 60€
30 November
Blackrock Education Centre
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
30 November
B.E.C.
Transition from Primary to Post-Primary School NIPTWS12 This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that can be of support to students as they move from a primary classroom to a post-primary classroom. A primary and post-primary facilitator will be present and will give valuable insights into the many transitions that occur in the context of supporting and making the best connections with curricula, teaching, learning and social and emotional needs
30 November
B.E.C.
Transition from Primary to Post-Primary School NIPTWS12 This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that can be of support to students as they move from a primary classroom to a post-primary classroom. A primary and post-primary facilitator will be present and will give valuable insights into the many transitions that occur in the context of supporting and making the best connections with curricula, teaching, learning and social and emotional needs
30 November
B.E.C.
Multi-Grade Teaching in the Primary School NIPTWS14 This interactive workshop focuses on four main areas from a multi-grade perspective: differentiation, teaching methodologies, classroom management and planning. Opportunities are afforded to NQTs to engage with a variety of methodologies throughout the workshop. Useful strategies and resources for NQTs subbing in a multi-grade setting are also explored.