Past Events List

March 2017

1 March
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.
1 March
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.
2 March
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 March
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
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.
2 March
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
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.
4 March
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
6 March
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 March
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 March
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.
7 March
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 4th April
7 March
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 March
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.
7 March
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.
7 March
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.
8 March
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 March
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.
8 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This 2.5 hour technology based workshop is aimed for Educators in Primary and Post Primary. Educators who deal with students that require reading and writing supports. A multitude of free and simple apps and applications, mostly for laptops and desktops and some for table devices, will be demonstrated in the workshop. These apps will be pitched for different types of learning barriers students encounter and will all be practical solutions for these challenges. Participants are welcome to bring their laptops in particular and tablet devices.
8 March
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.
8 March
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.
9 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Planning for and teaching a guided reading lesson. The session will include: • an overview of the different types of reading (shared, guided, independent) • examination of a guided reading lesson (considering the teaching focus and preparation – before, during and after reading. • collaborative preparation of a guided reading lesson Throughout the workshop participants will actively explore of a range of strategies to help children problem-solve while reading ( teaching for meaning; word-solving and decoding, expanding vocabulary; monitoring and correcting; gathering information; predicting; phrasing and fluency; noticing and correcting)
9 March
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.
9 March
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.
10 March
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
11 March
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
13 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
13 March
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 March
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
13 March
Blackrock Education Centre
As part of the National Literacy Strategy, NEPS have developed a new on-line resource for use by teachers in Irish primary schools. The Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years draws on international research, evidence based practice and samples of that practice in Irish primary schools to give a coherent and comprehensive guide to teachers. It is also aligned with the new Primary Language Curriculum. This is a resource that can be used by class teachers working with children from Junior Infants to First Class. It may also be helpful to schools that have identified the need to improve reading standards as part of the school-self-evaluation process. Some schools may also like to use the resource to support the work of a professional learning community focusing on li
14 March
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
14 March
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.
14 March
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€
15 March
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
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
World Wise Global Schools and Concern Worldwide Teacher Training Sessions. Concern Worldwide invites Post Primary English teachers to an interactive training session on how to incorporate Development Education methodologies and themes in to the English curriculum. Teachers will receive practical advice and tips on how to successfully integrate Development themes within their classroom. World Wise Global Schools can also contribute to subbing costs incurred ( €100) by schools.
15 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Practicing mindfulness has implications for our happiness, resilience to stress and our health. This course is for teachers who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness or for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of mindfulness. It will include practices of connecting to the breath, body awareness, mindful eating and mindful movement. Giving this time to ourselves will enable us to become more mindful as teachers and this is the first step to introducing mindfulness into our classrooms. We will look at simple mindfulness exercises that we can incorporate into our everyday lives and in our classrooms.
20 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
20 March
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
20 March
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
21 March
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
21 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
21 March
B.E.C.
The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
22 March
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 March
B.E.C.
For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
22 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching .How ? The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
22 March
Blackrock Education Centre
In a highly visual age, teachers at primary and post-primary levels are increasingly using photographic images in their teaching across all subjects. This practical workshop will demonstrate multiple ways in which any teacher can integrate learning through photographic images into his or her classroom. The photopack FairViews can be purchased at the workshop for €20. The workshop will be led by Gerry Jeffers.
22 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Practicing mindfulness has implications for our happiness, resilience to stress and our health. This course is for teachers who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness or for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of mindfulness. It will include practices of connecting to the breath, body awareness, mindful eating and mindful movement. Giving this time to ourselves will enable us to become more mindful as teachers and this is the first step to introducing mindfulness into our classrooms. We will look at simple mindfulness exercises that we can incorporate into our everyday lives and in our classrooms.
23 March
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 March
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching .How ? The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
23 March
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
23 March
Blackrock Education Centre
I would like to introduce you to this program called Mini Me Yoga which is being implemented in pre-schools and colleges at present and would like to be able to extend the reach into the primary sector. Mini Me Yoga provides simple yoga for children together with positive thinking to enable the children to help manage their own behaviour. I would like the opportunity is to offer the teachers this program in order to bring yoga and positive thinking activities into children’s daily routine.
25 March
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
27 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Target Group: Year heads in schools, and those aspiring to the position of year head. The course will: • Support teachers in defining and establishing their role as year head • Provide a range of template administration/support files • Support teachers in developing a strong year head and class tutor team • Explore strategies to help teachers manage time effectively • Offer a range of strategies to help teachers support positive behaviour in their year groups • Enable teachers to support pastoral care within the year group, including dealing with difficult students. • Help teachers develop effective skills and skills for conflict management.
27 March
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 March
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 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching .How ? The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
28 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
28 March
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.
29 March
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 March
Blackrock Education Centre
Practicing mindfulness has implications for our happiness, resilience to stress and our health. This course is for teachers who are looking for an introduction to mindfulness or for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and practice of mindfulness. It will include practices of connecting to the breath, body awareness, mindful eating and mindful movement. Giving this time to ourselves will enable us to become more mindful as teachers and this is the first step to introducing mindfulness into our classrooms. We will look at simple mindfulness exercises that we can incorporate into our everyday lives and in our classrooms.
29 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
29 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).
29 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching .How ? The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
30 March
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop offers participants a chance to explore the Google Chrome operating system, and in particular the various handy and streamlined devices it works on - The Chromebook (small laptop), Chromebox (a mini-pc than connects with your TV or monitor and the Chromebit, an even tinier computer-on-a-stick that turns your HDMI TV or monitor into a computer. We'll also look at the possibilities offered by the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. We'll also explore the range of Google Apps suitable for education that can run on these devices, and on the Chrome Browser on any device.
30 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy: Developing good practice in mathematics teaching .How ? The focus of this workshop is the practical implementation of the principles of good mathematics teaching in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of number sense, mathematical language, problem-solving skills, and mental and oral maths activities in the classroom. The primary mathematics curriculum and LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011- 2020 (DES: 2011) are key reference documents for this workshop.
30 March
B.E.C.
Numeracy for All NIPTWS11For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. It looks at how teachers can support students in the development of this essential life skill and also how numeracy supports their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011).