Past Events List

February 2017

1 February
1 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Participants will become familiar with the SPHE course content, methodologies and resources. The focus is on experiential learning and personal development.
1 February
B.E.C.
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
1 February
B.E.C.
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
2 February
2 February
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
2 February
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
2 February
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
3 February
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
3 February
Blackrock Education Centre
4 February
Blackrock Education Centre
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 February
Blackrock Education Centre
A portrait sculpture demonstration with contemporary sculptor, Liz O'Kane. Working from a model of a human head, participants will observe and create a small scale clay head portrait. Based on this session you should be able to teach your students how to make a scupture head.
6 February
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. NO CLASS on MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY - MID-TERM
6 February
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
6 February
Blackrock Education Centre
7 February
Blackrock Education Centre
7 February
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
7 February
Blackrock Education Centre
7 February
B.E.C.
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
7 February
B.E.C.
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
7 February
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.
7 February
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€
8 February
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
8 February
B.E.C.
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
8 February
B.E.C.
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
9 February
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
9 February
B.E.C.
Content Based Literacy NIPTWS08 In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.
9 February
B.E.C.
Literacy: Teaching and Managing a Reading Lesson NIPTWS08 The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.
9 February
Blackrock Education Centre
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.
13 February
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. NO CLASS on MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY - MID-TERM
13 February
Fitzpatrick Castle 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
13 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
14 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
14 February
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
14 February
Blackrock Education Centre
14 February
Blackrock Education Centre
Concern Worldwide invites teachers participating in the Concern Primary Debates Programme to an interactive training session. Teachers will receive practical advice and tips on how to successfully integrate the Debates programme within their classroom. Teachers will receive: • Lesson plans on how to incorporate Debating into the classroom. • Debating methodologies. • Tips on how to approach motions with a class group. • Advice on tackling development issues. • New handbook with rules and regulations for the programme
16 February
Blackrock Education Centre
A follow-up course on improving your Powerpoint presentations, but no need to have done the first part. The course will feature hands-on exploration of some of the advanced aspects of Powerpoint. There will be a chance to revise some of the aspects of Part 1 (e.g. inserting video, tips and tricks for better presenting) along with new elements, how Powerpoint interacts with other programmes like Google Slides, Emaze and Blendspace. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices and create new presentations or freshen up existing presentations.
20 February
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. NO CLASS on MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY - MID-TERM
27 February
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. NO CLASS on MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY - MID-TERM
27 February
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
27 February
Blackrock Education Centre
ICT is an integral part of teaching learning and assessment, however as young pupils become citizens of the digital community, they need to be guided and facilitated in behaving responsibly online and developing good judgement when interacting with others. This course will focus on supporting teachers in helping pupils explore their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens. Course Objectives • To explore what is meant by being a digital citizen • To understand the importance of managing yourself in an online world • To identify safe, reliable and suitable sources of information online • To raise awareness among students about being responsible online • To highlight privacy issues, cyberbullying, online etiquette and your digital footprint.
28 February
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 February
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
28 February
Blackrock Education Centre
This chess course for teachers will teach primary school teachers 1. how to play chess (from zero knowledge) 2. how to teach chess to primary school students (using a simple games-based approach) 3. how to organise a school chess team and/or chess competitions in the school or classroom Do I have to know how to play chess to attend the course? No. All participants will be taught the basic rules of chess from scratch. No prior knowledge is assumed.
28 February
B.E.C.
Behaviour for Learning NIPTWS09 This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support -Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants’ own concerns will also be explored.
28 February
B.E.C.
Exploring Learning NIPTWS05 This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students’ learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.