Past Events List

August 2017

14 August
Blackrock Education Centre
A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio.
14 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.
14 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
14 August
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.
15 August
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.
15 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.
15 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
15 August
Blackrock Education Centre
A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio.
16 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
16 August
Blackrock Education Centre
A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio.
16 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.
16 August
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.
17 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
17 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.
17 August
Blackrock Education Centre
A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio.
17 August
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.
18 August
Blackrock Education Centre
A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio.
18 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
18 August
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.
18 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.
21 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
21 August
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
21 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o
21 August
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.
21 August
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:
21 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
22 August
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
22 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
22 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
22 August
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:
22 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o
22 August
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.
23 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
23 August
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
23 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
23 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o
23 August
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:
23 August
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.
24 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
24 August
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education
24 August
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:
24 August
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.
24 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
24 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o
25 August
25 August
Blackrock Education Centre
In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. 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. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.
25 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.
25 August
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:
25 August
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.
25 August
Blackrock Education Centre
This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o
25 August
Blackrock Education Centre
The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education