Past Events List

July 2017

3 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
3 July
Newtown Community Hall, Newtownmountkennedy
This course introduces teachers to Hurling, Gaelic football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders. The main objective of the courses is the advancement of teachers’ pedagogical, teaching, learning and management skills in the context of the primary school physical education (PE) curriculum. The course is delivered by GAA Games Development staff and tutors. . An emphasis on numeracy and literacy programmes highlight the opportunity to integrate PE through a teaching curriculum by using the various learning resources developed by the GAA. The course adopts a blended learning format: three days face-to-face and approx. 8 hours via the GAA’s online online learning portal. For further details, visit http://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school/
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh
3 July
Airfield Estate
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
3 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.
3 July
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
3 July
Airfield Estate
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
3 July
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
3 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
3 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
3 July
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A practical course from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.
3 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
3 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A practical course from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment
4 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden
4 July
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
4 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
4 July
Airfield Estate
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
4 July
Newtown Community Hall, Newtownmountkennedy
This course introduces teachers to Hurling, Gaelic football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders. The main objective of the courses is the advancement of teachers’ pedagogical, teaching, learning and management skills in the context of the primary school physical education (PE) curriculum. The course is delivered by GAA Games Development staff and tutors. . An emphasis on numeracy and literacy programmes highlight the opportunity to integrate PE through a teaching curriculum by using the various learning resources developed by the GAA. The course adopts a blended learning format: three days face-to-face and approx. 8 hours via the GAA’s online online learning portal. For further details, visit http://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school/
4 July
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
4 July
Airfield Estate
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
4 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
4 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
4 July
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
4 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
4 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh
5 July
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden
5 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
5 July
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
5 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
5 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
5 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A practical course from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment
5 July
Airfield Estate
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
5 July
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
5 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
5 July
Airfield Estate
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
5 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.
5 July
Newtown Community Hall, Newtownmountkennedy
This course introduces teachers to Hurling, Gaelic football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders. The main objective of the courses is the advancement of teachers’ pedagogical, teaching, learning and management skills in the context of the primary school physical education (PE) curriculum. The course is delivered by GAA Games Development staff and tutors. . An emphasis on numeracy and literacy programmes highlight the opportunity to integrate PE through a teaching curriculum by using the various learning resources developed by the GAA. The course adopts a blended learning format: three days face-to-face and approx. 8 hours via the GAA’s online online learning portal. For further details, visit http://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school/
6 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
6 July
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden
6 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
6 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.
6 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A practical course from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh
6 July
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
6 July
Airfield Estate
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
6 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
6 July
Airfield Estate
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
6 July
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
6 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
7 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.
7 July
Airfield Estate
The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:
7 July
Airfield Estate
School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
A practical course from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.
7 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
7 July
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? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:
7 July
Our Lady of Good Counsel GNS, Johnstown
This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.
7 July
Glenmalure Lodge, Glencree Recreation Centre & Laragh Centre
In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required
7 July
Oatlands College
The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.
7 July
Airfield Estate
This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.
7 July
Carraig Dulra, Ballybawn Road, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow
- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre
If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh
7 July
Airfield House
This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.
7 July
Blackrock Education Centre & Various Venues in Dun Laoghaire
You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden
10 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.
10 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
11 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.
11 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
12 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.
12 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.
13 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
14 July
14 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2 & The Digital Hub
Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.
14 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.