Past Events List

July 2018

2 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi
2 July
Queen of Angels PS
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
2 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.
2 July
Airfield Estate
The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.
2 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.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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.
2 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit
2 July
Bishop Galvin NS Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
2 July
Queen of Angels PS
This is a unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools. It potentially improves literacy, numeracy & well-being in all schools including DEIS. Many schools across the country are engaged in projects with artists, ranging from one-off artist visits to longer term projects, and in a variety of art forms Participants in the course will be invited to apply for a residency in their own school in the coming year
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.
2 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. Digital Citizenship is also explored
2 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.
2 July
Queen of Angels PS
This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
TO BOOK PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT. This will lead you to an external website.
2 July
Queen of Angels PS
Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P
2 July
Queen of Angels PS
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.
2 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.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti
2 July
Scoil Mhuire Shankill
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f
2 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 .
2 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.
2 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. 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
2 July
Queen of Angels National School
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.
2 July
Carraig Dulra Farm, 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
2 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.
2 July
Lexicon Library, 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!
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. 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
3 July
Queen of Angels PS
This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i
3 July
Queen of Angels PS
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
TO BOOK PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT. This will lead you to an external website.
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti
3 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi
3 July
Airfield Estate
The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.
3 July
Carraig Dulra Farm, 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
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.
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
Queen of Angels PS
This is a unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools. It potentially improves literacy, numeracy & well-being in all schools including DEIS. Many schools across the country are engaged in projects with artists, ranging from one-off artist visits to longer term projects, and in a variety of art forms Participants in the course will be invited to apply for a residency in their own school in the coming year
3 July
Bishop Galvin NS Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
3 July
Queen of Angels National School
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
• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.
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
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit
3 July
Scoil Mhuire Shankill
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.
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
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. Digital Citizenship is also explored
3 July
Queen of Angels PS
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.
3 July
Queen of Angels PS
Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P
3 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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 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
Lexicon Library, 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!
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
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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 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
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
Scoil Mhuire Shankill
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.
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
Queen of Angels PS
Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
TO BOOK PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT. This will lead you to an external website.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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
Queen of Angels PS
This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i
4 July
Queen of Angels PS
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
This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit
4 July
Queen of Angels PS
This is a unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools. It potentially improves literacy, numeracy & well-being in all schools including DEIS. Many schools across the country are engaged in projects with artists, ranging from one-off artist visits to longer term projects, and in a variety of art forms Participants in the course will be invited to apply for a residency in their own school in the coming year
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
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.
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
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
Queen of Angels National School
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
Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. 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
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
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co
4 July
Bishop Galvin NS Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
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. Digital Citizenship is also explored
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
Queen of Angels PS
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
4 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.
4 July
Lexicon Library, 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!
4 July
Airfield Estate
The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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
Carraig Dulra Farm, 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
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi
4 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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
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
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.
5 July
Queen of Angels PS
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
5 July
Bishop Galvin NS Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti
5 July
Lexicon Library, 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!
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co
5 July
Queen of Angels National School
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
This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit
5 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.
5 July
Carraig Dulra Farm, 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
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
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. Digital Citizenship is also explored
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
Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. 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
5 July
Queen of Angels PS
This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i
5 July
Airfield Estate
The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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
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
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
Scoil Mhuire Shankill
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f
5 July
Blackrock Education Centre
TO BOOK PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT. This will lead you to an external website.
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
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.
5 July
Queen of Angels PS
This is a unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of partnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools. It potentially improves literacy, numeracy & well-being in all schools including DEIS. Many schools across the country are engaged in projects with artists, ranging from one-off artist visits to longer term projects, and in a variety of art forms Participants in the course will be invited to apply for a residency in their own school in the coming year
5 July
Queen of Angels PS
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
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
Queen of Angels PS
Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P
6 July
Scoil Mhuire Shankill
• Using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. • Working scientifically on the seashore, and in the classroom through the use of scientific skills during a range of practical inquiry based exercises. • Examining the features of the local habitats and using the natural environment. • Exploring examples of how to apply learning; make cross curricular connections and carryout thoughtful actions after an activity. • Understanding and recalling aspects of safety in school science and the principles of the conservation code. • Exploring methods for engaging students through talk and discussion, role play and debate. • Practicing methods for inquiry based learning including investigating, questioning, predicting, f
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities. Other important key areas of co
6 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
The content of this summer course has been developed in collaboration with a group of Primary teachers. Literacy and Numeracy will be explored through the following Visual Art Strands: Fabric and Fibre (2 days), Clay (2 days) and Drawing (1 Day). Participants will explore various methods of puppetry techniques suitable to different age groups. Participants will explore illustrative techniques in a variety of media and create their own illustrated book. Participants will create clay tiles based on a literary genre of their choice and will explore numeracy themes in the creation of three dimensional clay pieces using a variety of ceramic techniques e.g. pinching, coiling and slabbing.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
• This course is being organised to mark the 100th Anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage 1918. • Apart from focussing on the suffragette campaign in Ireland, Britain and beyond, the course provides a good overview of the range of involvements of women in the period from 1912 onwards - Lockout, 1916 Rising, working in factories during WWI, Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin etc • The changing role of women in everyday life, education and society • There should be opportunities for examining Herstory through online digital sources & local history in various part of the country • The course will also illustrate how Herstory can be explored through Storytelling, Art & Craft, Music etc.
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
Bishop Galvin NS Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
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
Carraig Dulra Farm, 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
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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 summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE aims to investigate a range of effective and easy to use digital tools which can successfully support and enhance pupils’ competence and confidence in the areas of reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. Throughout the week participants will explore practical classroom-based digital activities which will provide them with valuable approaches to employ when embedding digital technologies into their classroom practices to meaningfully enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Ways in which differentiation can be easily achieved to support all pupils, and in particular those with SEN needs, will also be explored in each module.
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
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
Queen of Angels PS
Using Assessment for Learning strategies, this face-to-face course clearly outlines the steps involved in creating, compiling and completing Self Assessment and Learning Folders with Junior, Middle and Senior classes in primary schools. The course aims to: 1. Enable participants to explore and enhance their understanding of assessment including: a. The (NCCA, 2007) continuum, the SSE process, school improvement planning, AfL & AoL b. The rationale for assessment - Assessment strategies, approaches (in particular pupil self-assessment & the voice of the child) together with tools/resources for assessment practices to further develop a classroom culture that supports self-assessment practices c. The role of parents – increasing the flow of information between the home and school 2. P
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
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for practitioners who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary • Up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool and using it to refer children and young people to Nurture Group intervention and set targets • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach Each participant wi
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Oral language is the basis for reading and writing. Much research has shown that good oral language skills are essential for successful literacy. The Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Vocabulary Development Boxes offer a wealth of inspiring resources ready to use for the development of oral language and vocabulary development skills throughout the school. It fulfils the Elements and Learning Outcomes of Oral Language in the classroom and supports the development of children’s ability to become more effective communicators in an active way. 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
6 July
Queen of Angels National School
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
Queen of Angels PS
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
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
Queen of Angels PS
This face-to-face course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children’s and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum. • Provide an understanding of Positive Psychology, the science of well-being • Explore the many benefits of enhancing children’s well-being • Explore research on resilience and mindfulness • Provide a range of strategies to support children’s resilience and self-efficacy • Explore strategies for developing positive relationships • Provide a range of strategies that can enhance children’s well-being in the areas of Positive Emotions, Character Strengths and Flow experiences • Provide ideas and strategies to support teacher well-being • Understand how each well-being i
6 July
Queen of Angels PS
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
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. Digital Citizenship is also explored
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
Blackrock Education Centre
This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard. Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect. Digit
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
The Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class. This summer course will explore the three strands of the Primary Language Curriculum: Oral Language, Reading and Writing. The aim of this course is to help you become more familiar with the new curriculum and in particular, to help you become more comfortable in using the learning outcomes and the progression continua as a support in structuring teaching and learning experiences within your class. A range of methodologies and ideas will be discussed throughout the week, including the use of play as a methodology, the dialogic classroom, the transfer of skills across languages, etc. This will be an interesting and interacti
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals, at Primary level, and provided by the PDST. The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal 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
Airfield Estate
The Introduction to Forest School Course aims to expose teachers to the ideas and skills associated with integrating Forest school methodologies into the school experience. Based outdoors, the course will help introduce this teaching style in an easy and relaxed way.
6 July
Blackrock Education Centre
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6 July
Lexicon Library, 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!
9 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms
9 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
9 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.
9 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
10 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.
10 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
10 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
10 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms
11 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
11 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms
11 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
11 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.
12 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.
12 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a
12 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
12 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom. This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.
13 July
Phoenix Park Special School
This course is suitable for those working with children who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, difficulties with self-regulation and self-expression. The course will cover: • The practicalities of setting up and running a Nurture Group – early years, primary and secondary • Attachment theory and neuroscience • Child development and learning • Developing an in-depth understanding of the Boxall Profile assessment tool • Developing the curriculum • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach This course will cost €200, including €150 for course materials and handbooks and €50 Summer Course fee. (It may be possible to have this fee paid by yo
13 July
NCAD 100 Thomas Street Dublin 2
This summer course has been specifically designed for Art teachers and Primary teachers with an interest in Ceramics. Over the five days of the summer course Art teachers will explore and experience Well Being through the medium of clay. Participants will create ceramic artefacts using Pinch, Coil and Slab Building techniques. They will experiment and engage in various Slab Decoration techniques e.g. Under glaze, Stencil, Sgraffito and Layering. Participants will learn how to pack a ceramic kiln; apply Bat Wash to kiln shelves; explore firing cycles and ramps. Work made during the course will not be fired but arrangements can be made to have it fired at a later date. Various methods of assessment will be utilised with the summer course participants which can be applied in their classrooms
13 July
Blackrock Education Centre
This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without a