Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

 

Assessment of and for and as learning in a post-primary school setting 

 

The purpose of this workshop is to: introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom; to introduce teachers to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in real-time; to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. To align the use of ICT assessment resources with key skills. The effective use of ICT in a post-primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be seamlessly integrated across the curriculum, to evaluate of learning outcomes.

 

This course is designed for /post-primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas as to how to make use of web tools for assessment in their classrooms.  

 

Participants should have intermediate Internet skills. This would be a great workshop to start a professional journey online in order to inform teaching and learning.  

 

·       To define assessment.

·       To distinguish assessment of and for learning

·       To know and understand the key elements of assessment for learning

·       To identify ICT tools to support assessment and evaluation strategies at

        post-primary level

·       To use a selection of ICT tools, including Padlet, Mentimeter, Socrative,

        Kahoot, Edmodo, StudyStack, EdPuzzle and Blendspace,  to gather, interpret  

        and use assessment information to inform teaching and learning.

      Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

      Time:    7.00pm – 9.30pm

      Dates:   Tuesday 3rd February, 2015 & Tuesday 10th February, 2015

      Tutor:     Denis Lyons

 

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Course date: 03-02-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 10-02-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 02-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 17
Registered: 14
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture as part of Féile Bríde 2015

The Unfolding Universe – Glimpses into Mystery by Nellie McLoghlin rsm

Sponsored by Kildare Education Centre

Nellie McLoughlin is a well-known speaker and author. Her work includes reflections on the life of the Universe from its beginning to the present day, commentary on how we treat our planet and commitment to caring for the precious Earth, upon which we all depend for survival. These themes are central to her book "Out of Wonder". In her presentation, as part of Féile Bríde 2015, she reflects on life, she peers into the vastness of the Universe and how it compels us to care for the Earth and she considers Brigid place as a beacon in all of this.

This lecture will invite us "to be awe-struck by the thirteen billion-year evolutionary story. We are all one within the community of creation ... this is both a privilege and a responsibility. May the wonder of this amazing story inspire us to acknowledge and celebrate our interconnectedness as the community of the universe."

Past experience has taught us that places for this lecture will fill quickly, so please book your place by using the Register (Individual) link below. 

If you are having any difficulty with this on-line booking, to reserve your place please phone the Kildare Education Centre on 045 530200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Course date: 04-02-2015 8:00 am
Course End Date: 04-02-2015 12:00 am
Cut off date: 02-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 50
Registered: 1
Individual Price: Free
Location: Solas Bhríde

Facilitator:  Mairead Hennessy

This interesting and engaging course will present a variety of literacy and cooperative learning activities relating to guided reading and oral language that are both practical and enjoyable. Cooperative learning is a key strategy for promoting pupil learning across the curriculum. The course includes a variety of activities for fostering cooperative learning groups, duties/roles in cooperative group work and using jigsaw groups in SESE. Many practical team activities and strategies will be given that participants can replicate in their own classrooms. Participants are requested to bring a USB stick if they would like to have the course material for their own use in the classroom.

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Course date: 10-02-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 10-02-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 09-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Beidh ceardlann ar Theagasc na Léitheoireachta á reachtáil ag an PDST sna hIonaid Oideachais go luath

Déanfar smaointe praiticiúla chun an léitheoireacht a chuir chun chinn sa seomra ranga a roinnt sa cheardlann seo. Geobhaidh rannpháirtithe  tuiscint níos fearr ar

•           struchtúr an cheachta léitheoireachta

•           scileanna na léitheoireachta

•           an cur chuige a bhaineann le léitheoireacht faoi threoir

This workshop which examines practical ideas for promoting reading as Gaeilge in the classroom is suitable for all schools

 

 

 

 

Lean an nasc http://www.pdst.ie/primary/Léitheoireacht

 

 chun clárú ar line agus áit a chur in áirithe ar an gcúrsa

 

Course date: 12-02-2015 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-02-2015 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 10-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

NABMSE (www.nabmse.org), in collaboration with the Kildare Education Centre and the Laois Education Centre, are hosting Data Protection training for principals, teachers and members of boards of management.

This free training is open to all schools at primary and post primary level and is presented and facilitated by Millett & Matthews Solicitors. As there is a limited number of places, booking is essential. 

Millett & Matthews Solicitors have extensive experience in the area of Data Protection and advised on the development of the website www.dataprotectionschools.ie

The evening will include:
1. What is data protection? What does it apply to and when is it relevant?
2. Future developments.
3. Recent cases in the news.
4. A tour of the new data protection website: www.dataprotectionschools.ie
5. Training staff: How to train receptionists/front line staff to detect phishing and blagging.
6. Data protection infrastructure and frameworks: IT security, logging and audit trails, access permission levels, physical and boundary security for offices and file storage areas.
7. CCTV systems and privacy rights of minors.
8. “Need to know”.
9. Releasing personal data to third parties and state agencies (including An Garda Siochana, TUSLA, Department of Social Protection, Department of Education etc).
10. Data Access Requests (including time limits, exemptions, and how to deal with refusals).
11. Common Scenarios in schools

 

Refreshments will be provided from 17:40

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Course date: 12-02-2015 6:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-02-2015 8:00 pm
Cut off date: 09-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 60
Registered: 60
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Brendan Culligan

This session will examine the causes of reading difficulties. It will also focus on the disadvantages of bringing children to a phonics programme too early. Using a case study it will outline activities to support the struggling reader. 

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Course date: 12-02-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-02-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 11-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 ELSTA is hosting a one-day workshop on Literacy and EAL in Kildare Education Centre on Sat 21 February from 9.30-15.00

Literacy and EAL: Inclusive methodologies to support learning   Christina Clarke (PDST)

This workshop will explore evidence-based literacy methodologies that promote best practice in teaching and learning. The Literacy and Numeracy Strategy for Learning and Life, 2011 – 2020 emphasises the need for us to promote methodologies that are active, collaborative, challenging, motivating and that encourage independent learning. Methodologies that can be utilised across the curriculum and that will support both the student’s literacy abilities in language development but also aid their comprehension and level of engagement with the subject content will be explored.

EAL Provision in Irish Schools: Where are we? Where do we need to be? How do we get there?   Dr Niamh Nestor (UCD/ELSTA)

This session will explore the current provision for students who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) at primary and post-primary. It will give participants an opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities in meeting the needs of non-native speakers. This session will contribute to a research project being undertaken by ELSTA which will be published later this year.

Timetable

09.30-10.00                    Registration (Tea/Coffee)

10.00-11.20                    Literacy & EAL Workshop Part 1

11.20-11.35                    Coffee Break  

11.35-13.00                    Literacy & EAL Workshop Part 2         

13.00-14.00                    Lunch

 14.00-15.00                    EAL Provision in Irish schools

Fee:  Members - €10    Non-Members €15

Registration is available online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/literacy-and-eal-inclusive-methodologies-to-support-learning-tickets-15305696751

 

Course date: 21-02-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 21-02-2015 3:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered: 0
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Scratch is a free application, developed by the MIT Media Lab, which allows users to create and share their own interactive stories, animations and games. It is easier to use than traditional programming languages as it consists of graphical blocks which snap together. This course enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level.

Sector:  Primary, Post-Primary

Skill Level:  Intermediate and Experience of using the Internet

 

Course Objectives

Participants will be enabled to

Develop basic skills in the Scratch programming language
Develop an interactive game using Scratch
Explore the use of Scratch to support teaching and learning
Describe how Scratch can be used to support the curriculum objectives of their own class level/subject area

Course Content

Introduction to the basic skills and concepts of Scratch
The course will focus on introducing participants to Scratch, and enabling them to master the basic concepts and skills of Scratch programming. Participants will also discuss the use of Scratch as a support for teaching and learning. Using Scratch in the classroom, sharing projects, troubleshooting both at primary and post primary level. Participants will share their own Scratch games, and will be introduced to other online resources to support them in their ongoing use of Scratch in the classroom. Participants will learn how to troubleshoot with Scratch.

 

 

 

Venue:   Kildare Education Centre

Time:     7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Dates:   Monday 23rd February, 2015, Monday 2nd March, 2015, Monday 9th March & Monday 16th March 2015   

Tutor:    Bryan Lynch

 

 

 

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Course date: 23-02-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-03-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 23-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Richard Casey

This is a two-part course - Tues. 24th February & Tues. 3rd March 2015 (7pm-9pm)

Kildare Education Centre has purchased 2 full class sets of 30 (14 inch) bodhráns. Following completion of the course, the sets will be made available to schools on a rotational basis for a period of three weeks. To apply for short-term use of the sets, at least one teacher from your school must have completed the course.

 

This practical and informative course has been designed to introduce teachers to the bodhrán. Teachers will be shown some simple beats and techniques on the bodhrán as well as some ideas of how to incorporate the bodhrán into the music curriculum  

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Course date: 24-02-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 03-03-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 23-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) - (PRIMARY)

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) incorporating Post- Primary Child Protection is now integrated into the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) forming part of the newly-formed Health and Wellbeing team within PDST. This new team will provide continuing professional development and support in Social Personal and Health education, Physical Education, Stay Safe, Child Protection, Relationships and Sexuality Education, and Bullying Prevention and Intervention for teachers in primary and post- primary schools.    

The PDST is offering PRIMARY RSE workshops in Kildare Education Centre this term. The course will take place over two afternoons; it is necessary for the same teacher to attend on both afternoons.

The focus of the course will be primarily on teaching the sex education elements of RSE from Senior Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The course will be experiential and practical in its approach. 

The seminar will include:              

·        An overview of RSE as an aspect of SPHE

·        The role and function of an RSE policy

·        Methodologies for teaching RSE

·        Creating a safe classroom environment

       Participants are asked to bring along their own copies of the four RSE teaching books -

“Resource Materials for Relationships & Sexuality Education”

Schools are invited to nominate one or two teachers to attend the training.  The groups will be limited to 25 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Priority will be given to ensuring that as many schools as possible send at least one teacher; if places are available a second teacher will be accommodated. 

 The course will take place in Kildare Education Centre on two consecutive Wednesday afternoons – Wed 25th Feb and Wed 4th March  2015.  The course will begin at 12 noon and finish at 3pm.  A light lunch will be provided; this will be available from 11.45am. 

Participants are eligible to claim for travel expenses but not for substitution cover.

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Course date: 25-02-2015 12:00 pm
Course End Date: 04-03-2015 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 28
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co.Kildare.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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