Past Events List

November 2017

1 November
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.
1 November
Blackrock Education Centre
4 November
Airfield Estate
Using your school garden can be a challenge as well as keeping it productive and aesthetically pleasing. This course meets over 4 Saturdays throughout the year to help you make the most of your garden through the different seasons. Meet and work alongside our Airfield experts that will help you to explore the possibilities in your school garden and nurture the nature within it. Meet and learn from like-minded teachers and grow yourself and your gardening skills! Dates are October 14th 2017,18th November 2017, 10th March 2018 & 14th April 2018 from 10.00am – 1.00pm in Airfield Estate.
7 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Based on the principles of a Nurture Group, (an intervention for the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of children within U.K. primary schools) this course will provide teachers with the information, case studies, skills and strategies needed to create nurture among the busy school community. Teachers will be trained in using Boxall Profile Assessments, talked through a typical day in a Nurture Group, given strategies of how to spot a child in need of nurture and create strategies to implement positive change in their school communities. "If children cannot learn the way we teach, we need to teach them the way they learn"
8 November
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.
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
• To discuss how tablet devices and applications can be used effectively in the classroom. • To investigate a range of content free and content generating apps for teaching and learning. • To demonstrate how tablet devices can promote active learning methodologies through the lens of literacy. Please bring your own Device with the necessary apps downloaded on it. See below in attachments
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
2-hour evening workshop that will explore: Circular letter 0015/2017 and its implications for persons allocated management resource hours. Ideas to support teachers of subjects within the junior cycle framework. Possible roles for people with management resource hours to support school management. Assessment changes in Junior cycle and a possible role for persons allocated management resource hours. Planning next steps for use of allocated management resource hours over the academic year. * Please being a Wi-Fi enabled device e.g. Laptop or Tablet*
8 November
Blackrock Education Centre
11 November
Airfield Estate
Using your school garden can be a challenge as well as keeping it productive and aesthetically pleasing. This course meets over 4 Saturdays throughout the year to help you make the most of your garden through the different seasons. Meet and work alongside our Airfield experts that will help you to explore the possibilities in your school garden and nurture the nature within it. Meet and learn from like-minded teachers and grow yourself and your gardening skills! Dates are October 14th 2017,18th November 2017, 10th March 2018 & 14th April 2018 from 10.00am – 1.00pm in Airfield Estate.
14 November
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
14 November
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
We would like to invite all of our Principals/Deputy Principals to an Information Coffee Morning (in Blackrock Education Centre), when we can get to know each other, share ideas, get a preview of upcoming courses and events, and talk to us about what you would like your Education Centre to provide for your CPD needs in your school. Tea, coffee and sandwiches/cakes will be provided. We look forward to meeting you here!
15 November
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.
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
• To discuss how tablet devices and applications can be used effectively in the classroom. • To investigate a range of content free and content generating apps for teaching and learning. • To demonstrate how tablet devices can promote active learning methodologies through the lens of literacy. Please bring your own Device with the necessary apps downloaded on it. See below in attachments
15 November
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
15 November
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
15 November
Blackrock Education Centre
16 November
Blackrock Education Centre
This course provides teachers with a hands-on introduction to Google’s CS First platform to help educators set up their own computer club during or after school using Scratch. The aim is to help participants feel comfortable on the platform, while also getting them excited about starting their own club with students. By the end of the course participants will: 1. Understand the context of computer science in the Irish education sector 2. Understand the context of computer science in the global context 3. Understand the purpose and reasoning behind the CS First platform 4. Become comfortable with the structure and materials of the CS First platform 5. Feel confident and willing to set up a club Participants do not have to be an expert in Scratch the idea of setting up a computer
16 November
St Andrews National School Bray
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
16 November
St Andrews National School Bray
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
18 November
Airfield Estate
Using your school garden can be a challenge as well as keeping it productive and aesthetically pleasing. This course meets over 4 Saturdays throughout the year to help you make the most of your garden through the different seasons. Meet and work alongside our Airfield experts that will help you to explore the possibilities in your school garden and nurture the nature within it. Meet and learn from like-minded teachers and grow yourself and your gardening skills! Dates are October 14th 2017,18th November 2017, 10th March 2018 & 14th April 2018 from 10.00am – 1.00pm in Airfield Estate.
21 November
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.
21 November
Blackrock Education Centre
This course of workshops is for you if you are interested in developing personally and professionally. It is ideal for teachers interested in improving relationships, building community, and communicating in a positive way that promotes synergy, well-being and solutions. Level One: CONNECT In During these two workshops (5.00-7.0 pm in BEC) we will explore how to develop our own restorative skills and cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language. November 21st & 28th
21 November
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
21 November
Blackrock Education Centre
Driochead Cluster Meeting open to NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school. PLEASE NOTE Attendance at this cluster meeting will not be accredited if you have not registered on the teaching Council Website DR1 form and completed a form D. You may not attend if your school has not completed the Droichead PST training.
22 November
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.
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
A huge amount of schools are buying tablets/iPads with the new IT grant that has been allocated . This course will demonstrate the benefits of using such technologies to make learning more accessible to ch• This course will investigate • The role of ICT in differentiation • To explore the accessibility features of the tablet • The ways in which the tablet can be used in teaching and learning practices to cater for pupils individual learning needs. • A range of tablet related resources and applications for SEN children who may have an SEN> Please bring your own Device with the necessary apps downloaded on it. See below in attachments
22 November
BEC
Assessment and Feedback to all Learners NIPTWS06 The workshop aims to equip NQTs with a range of assessment methodologies which can be effectively applied across the curriculum. NCCA materials are central to the workshop and an NIPT A-Z of Assessment across different subjects will be explored in order to look at how different assessment methodologies apply across different subjects. Participants share examples of work to date and examine ways of building and developing assessment to assist with effective planning, teaching and learning in the classroom.
22 November
Blackrock Education Centre
22 November
BEC
Assessment: Analysing Classroom Evidence NIPTWS06 The aim of this workshop is to build on prior knowledge in relation to assessment methodologies. Resources from www.ncca.ie including Assessment in the Primary School Curriculum: Guidelines for Schools, The Aistear Toolkit and ACTION website are key references for the workshop.