Past Events List

May 2018

1 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
2 May
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 11th April until 23rd May: The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment and potential discount.
4 May
Blackrock Education Centre
5 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This workshop is designed to provide NQTs with an opportunity to explore and reflect on some of the professional issues that may arise for NQTs as they begin their teaching career. Key aspects include the Teaching Council Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers, working with other adults in a professional setting, caring for the voice, getting started with planning and maintaining a work/life balance.
5 May
BEC
This workshop builds on the learning at ITE in exploring the additional needs that can be experienced by some students in the area of behaviour management. It will aim to give NQTs an understanding of a range of behaviour management strategies suitable for managing individual and group behaviour. Support materials and resources from DES support services are explored, such as NBSS. There are additional online extension materials if the NQT would like to investigate elements of classroom management.
5 May
BEC
This workshop provides NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on the concept of an effective teaching and learning environment. The following topics are explored in this context: positive relationships, the social and learning environment, effective classroom organisation, a systematic approach to responding to behaviour, and teacher attitudes and behaviours. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share ideas will be a central element of this workshop.
8 May
Blackrock Education Centre
Aims of the workshop: • To consider what constitutes a critical incident in various school settings. • To outline four steps in developing a critical incident response plan • To consider appropriate responses in sample cases which have occurred in Irish schools and to share learnings and good practice from experiences of previous incidents. Participants will have the opportunity to: • To identify protective structures and practices in schools • To share ideas on the promotion of a caring ethos of physical and psychological safety in a school which can lessen the impact of a critical incident, should it arise • Review a NEPS template to generate a critical incident management policy appropriate to the needs of a post-primary school community. • Review new 2016/17 NEPS guidelines a
8 May
BEC
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
8 May
BEC
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
8 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
9 May
BEC
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
9 May
BEC
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
9 May
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 11th April until 23rd May: The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment and potential discount.
10 May
Sunbeam House Vevay Road Bray Co Wicklow
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
10 May
Sunbeam House Vevay Road Bray Co Wicklow
Inclusion (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS13 This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
12 May
BEC
This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included
15 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
15 May
Blackrock Education Centre
The aim of this short course is to highlight the importance of teacher wellbeing, identify sources of teacher stress and provide participants with some tools to effectively tackle this challenge. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of a whole school culture, as well as strategies to help teachers create a more positive learning environment within their own setting.
15 May
BEC
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
15 May
BEC
Child Protection and Safety (Cross?Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
15 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
16 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools. The programme also seek to develop self-esteem and teach coping skills in a simple and structured way.
16 May
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 11th April until 23rd May: The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment and potential discount.
16 May
BEC
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
16 May
BEC
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
17 May
BEC
Múineadh na Gaeilge NIPTWS12 Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.
17 May
BEC
Child Protection and Safety (Cross Sectoral) NIPTWS10 This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary and PostPrimary Schools (DES: 2011) and the guidelines on WellBeing in Post-Primary Schools (2013). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording
18 May
BEC
The seminar, aimed at principals who would like to offer the Droichead process, will provide information on: • The Droichead Process • Choosing a Professional Support Team • Professional Support Team Training • Getting started... Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided before the seminar from 12.30 pm – 1pm. As this is a short seminar, sub-cover will not be provided
18 May
BEC
The seminar, aimed at principals who would like to offer the Droichead process, will provide information on: • The Droichead Process • Choosing a Professional Support Team • Professional Support Team Training • Getting started... Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided before the seminar from 12.30 pm – 1pm. As this is a short seminar, sub-cover will not be provided
19 May
BEC
This workshop focuses on the importance of developing positive working relationships with parents. NQTs are encouraged to work closely with parents to achieve optimum learning outcomes for their pupils/students. Effective communication skills and strategies for building positive relationships are explored through discussion and role?play. Parent-teacher meetings, both formal and informal, are a key focus of this workshop.
19 May
BEC
This workshop focuses on the importance of developing positive working relationships with parents. NQTs are encouraged to work closely with parents to achieve optimum learning outcomes for their pupils/students. Effective communication skills and strategies for building positive relationships are explored through discussion and role?play. Parent-teacher meetings, both formal and informal, are a key focus of this workshop.
19 May
BEC
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
19 May
BEC
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.
20 May
BEC
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 May
Blackrock Education Centre
The aim of this short course is to highlight the importance of teacher wellbeing, identify sources of teacher stress and provide participants with some tools to effectively tackle this challenge. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of a whole school culture, as well as strategies to help teachers create a more positive learning environment within their own setting.
22 May
BEC
This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that can be of support to students as they move from a primary classroom to a post-primary classroom. A primary and post-primary facilitator will be present and will give valuable insights into the many transitions that occur in the context of supporting and making the best connections with curricula, teaching learning and social and emotional needs.
22 May
Blackrock Education Centre
This popular course will run for seven session: 28th November 2017, 9th January 2018, 6th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May and12th June 2018, plus some walks to be agreed at a later stage. Please contact Adela for bookings and further information.
23 May
BEC
This interactive workshop focuses on four main areas from a multi-grade perspective: differentiation, teachingmethodologies, classroom management and planning. Opportunities are afforded NQTs to engage with a variety of methodologies throughout the workshop. Strategies and resources for NQTs subbing in multi-grade settings are explored.
23 May
BEC
This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.
23 May
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course would benefit participants in the following areas: Leadership People Management Skills Career Progression Navigating difficult conversations • This course will be accredited through the Association of Coaching (the AC) • On completion, all participants will be eligible for affiliate membership of the AC and those with sufficient Coaching experience will be able to apply for full coaching accreditation. Dates: The course will run for 7 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Starting 11th April until 23rd May: The cost for this course is €600.00. Once you have a booked a place a member of the team of Kaizen Performance will contact you in regards to payment and potential discount.
24 May
BEC
The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies
24 May
BEC
For Post-Primary NQTs the workshop will focus on how to connect and develop the numeracy dimension across the curriculum and to support school-wide numeracy development. Looking at how teachers can support students in the development of the essential life skill and also to support their own subject. Opportunities to discuss and share strategies and ideas will be a central element of this workshop with a view to exploring the numeracy dimension of different subjects