Past Events List

April 2017

3 April
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
4 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Workshop 2
4 April
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 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Get a fresh approach to preparing for upcoming career move. Learn the most up-to-date interview skills and techniques. Tap-in to your inner potential. Participate in Mock Interviews.
4 April
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.
4 April
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€
5 April
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.
6 April
6 April
Blackrock Education Centre
6 April
Blackrock Education Centre
Book online at www.pdst.ie/eventbooking
10 April
Blackrock Education Centre
11 April
Blackrock Education Centre
12 April
Blackrock Education Centre
13 April
Blackrock Education Centre
24 April
Blackrock Education Centre
17PDST01003 Description: 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 April
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 April
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.
25 April
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
25 April
B.E.C.
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
25 April
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
26 April
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
26 April
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.
26 April
Blackrock Education Centre
This 2 hour workshop explores how 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.
26 April
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
26 April
B.E.C.
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
26 April
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.
27 April
27 April
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
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
27 April
St Andrews NS Newcourt Road Bray
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
29 April
29 April
BEC
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
29 April
BEC
Evidence Based Behavioural Support NIPTWS09 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. 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
29 April
BEC
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.
29 April
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 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.