Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

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The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), in partnership with the Kildare Education Centre, is offering facilitator training in the  FRIENDS for LIFE programme. This evidence based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme is designed for use in schools. NEPS promotes delivery of this programme on a whole class basis. Attendance at the training workshop certifies teachers to deliver this evidence based intervention in their schools.

The FRIENDS for LIFE programme is designed to be co-delivered by two trained teachers, on a weekly basis, over 10 weeks, as part of the social, personal and health education (SPHE) curriculum.

The two day training course will be facilitated by NEPS Psychologists in the Kildare Education Centre. There will be two courses, this one and an alternative on: Thursday 19th March 2015 & Thursday 26th March 2015 (please click here for details & to book onto this alternative course).

Please note there is no substitution cover for teachers for these two days. Full attendance at the two days from 9:00 to 3.30 pm is mandatory for certification purposes.

Places on each course are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. There will be a maximum of 30 participants accepted per course.

The two teachers who attend for training should be in a position to co-deliver the programme in their schools. The cost per teacher is €50 on the basis of two teachers attending (in the event that only one teacher from a school attends, the cost is €55). This fee includes the cost of programme materials and lunch each day. Payment can be paid online (PayPal/Credit Card) or by cheque/postal order  by Friday 6th March 2015. Please make cheques payable to the Kildare Education Centre.

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Course date: 14-04-2015 9:00 am
Course End Date: 22-04-2015 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 06-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 31
Individual Price: €55.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator: Aingeal de Burca

REVISED DATES:  Tues. 14th April & Tues. 21st April 2015 (7pm-9pm)

This two-part course will cover:-

An overview of the elements of music; pulse, duration, tempo, pitch, dynamics, structure, timbre, texture and style.

The benefits of experiential music making as part of an overall educational process and ways of integrating music with other subjects.

Tools for creating new ideas that are simple and reliable and do not rely on any particular musical genre or terminology.

Methods of developing simple, original ideas into larger pieces.

Conducting and directing in a way that allows for different soundscapes as well as demonstrating different musical elements.

 Composition in an overall context of listening, responding and performing.

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Course date: 14-04-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 21-04-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 20
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Mairead Hennessy

This practical and engaging workshop will focus on the wide variety of poetry genres that teachers can engage with in the classroom. The course will include an interesting and varied selection of poems and teaching activities suited to all class levels. Lots of suggestions and poems will be presented on the night so 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: 14-04-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 14-04-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

Dates:  Thurs 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April & 7th May 2015 (5pm-7pm)

 

This course will focus on identifying the sources of stress in the teacher’s life and offer solutions through teaching essential life skills including meditation and mindfulness practice.  It will also offer strategies that can be used within the professional life of the teacher.  Overall, the aim of this course is to address the stress in the life of the teacher both personally and professionally in terms of improving well-being.

 

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Course date: 16-04-2015 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 07-05-2015 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 14
Registered: 15
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Mairead Hennessy

Dates:  Mon 20th & 27th April 2015 (7pm-9pm) (REVISED DATES)

This two-part course will focus on the explicit teaching of comprehension strategies in the primary classroom. The course will focus on key comprehension strategies, including, determining importance, summarising and paraphrasing, inferring, visualisation and self-questioning.  The presenter will model and demonstrate key teaching approaches, exhibit a wide range of suitable literature for teaching comprehension and present practical activities that children can engage in to foster their understanding of text. Ideas for Transactional Strategies Instruction will also be presented. If you are interested in participating, feel free to email Mairead at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating any aspects of comprehension that you would like to be included/focused on in the course. In this way, the course can be tailored to the needs of the participants and ensure that it is both practical and enjoyable.  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: 20-04-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 27-04-2015 9:00 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Michelle Hannafin

Dates:  Tues. 28th April & Tues. 12th May 2015 (7pm-9pm)

This is an exciting and practical two-part course which will focus on enhancing the teaching of Science in the classroom. Elements of literacy will also be incorporated into the course to allow integration of Science and English. Participants will engage in a range of practical scientific activities that they can replicate in the classroom to enhance both literacy and scientific skills. The focus is on encouraging children to work as scientists through the development of essential cross-curricular skills including questioning, hypothesising, making observations and inferring. Activities included in the course are the ‘magic’ bucket, black box activities, working with materials, the great fossil find, designing and creating bridges and the world’s tallest towers. Practical activities based on sound and electricity will also be incorporated into the course. This course is most suitable for teachers from 2nd- 6th classes and SEN teachers. Participants are advised to bring a USB key if they wish to avail of the course material for their own use in the classroom.

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Course date: 28-04-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-05-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Wondering what Aistear is and how it might help you in your infant classroom? This workshop will introduce you to the key ideas in Aistear and show you how you can get started with using some of these ideas in your work across the primary curriculum. These ideas will be part of the new language curriculum which will be ready for infant classes in September 2014.

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Course date: 17-06-2015 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 17-06-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 7
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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