Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

(Tutor:  Mairead Hennessy)

This practical and ‘hands-on’ course explores the concept of thematic teaching and outlines how a thematic approach effectively ensures integration across the curriculum and facilitates achievement of a significant number of curriculum objectives simultaneously. Examples of themes incorporating literacy, SESE and the Arts will be provided. The course will examine how to plan cross-curricular themes using an integrated flowchart. Various sample flowcharts will be provided for a variety of themes. Participants will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a theme suited to their class level. This course is most suitable for second to sixth class teachers.

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: 16-09-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-09-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 14-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 5
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: 17-09-2014 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 17-09-2014 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST READING FLUENCY WORKSHOP

The PDST is delighted to offer a Reading Fluency workshop.  The purpose of this two-hour workshop is to introduce participants to the concept of reading fluency and to meaningful ways to develop reading fluency in their classroom.

The objectives of this workshop include:-

  • To provide an understanding of what reading influency is
  • To explore a variety of effective fluency strategies to enhance reading
  • To provide opportunities for participants to engage in activities to support and assess fluency strategies
  • To introduce participants to the Fluency Development Lesson (FDL) Model

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Course date: 18-09-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 18-09-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 9
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

(Tutor:  Con McNamara)

This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the skills required to make the maximum impact at the job interview.  It will help the participants to understand and acquire the critical elements of communication when dealing with interviews or making presentations.  It will be highly interactive, engaging all participants.  The workshop will include:-

  • Critical Elements of Communication
  • Key Elements of the CV
  • Preparing for the Interview Conversation

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Course date: 22-09-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 22-09-2014 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 19-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 3
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

(Tutor:  Mairead Hennessy)

This course will present great ideas and strategies for the explicit teaching of writing in the Primary School Classroom. The course will include ideas and teaching approaches for free writing, creative writing, recount, report and persuasive writing.  Topics for writing and how these can be developed will be included as will a variety of practical writing activities and games that pupils can readily engage in.

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: 22-09-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 22-09-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 3
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Mental Maths Strategies: A NEW Workshp for Primary School Teachers

PDST will facilitate a 2-hr Mental Maths workshop.  This introductory workshop focuses on eliciting, supporting and extending children's addition and subtraction mental maths strategies.  This workshop also focuses on facilitating children to share and critically evaluate addition and subtraction strategies, thus reducing their reliance on rote learning of number facts.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a repeat of the PDST Mental Maths Workshops held in May 2014.

It is intended to run a follow-up mental maths workshop in November 2014 that focuses on the operations of multiplication and division.

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Course date: 25-09-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-09-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 22-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 9
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 PLEASE NOTE:  THESE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO NQT's WHO HAVE REGISTERED ON-LINE WITH KILDARE EDUCATION CENTRE FOR THE 2014-2015 NIPT PROGRAMME.

This workshop is informed by Circular 0065/11 (DES), Child Protection Procedures for Primary & Post Primary Schools (DES:2011) and the guidelines on Well-Being in Post-Primary Schools (2013).  Key responsibilities for teachers with regards to child protection and safety are outlined, including dealing with disclosures, route of referral, and procedures for reporting and recording

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Course date: 27-09-2014 10:00 am
Course End Date: 27-09-2014 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 24-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 PLEASE NOTE:  THESE SATURDAY WORKSHOPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO NQT's WHO HAVE REGISTERED ON-LINE WITH KILDARE EDUCATION CENTRE FOR THE 2014-2015 NIPT PROGRAMME

This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion.  NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own indivividual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms.  Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils /students with special educational needs are included.

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Course date: 27-09-2014 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 27-09-2014 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 24-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 9
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 Guidelines on Safety, Health and Welfare in Primary Schools

(Tutor:  Bryan Lynch)

The focus of this workshop will be on a practical approach to using the various tools and templates in the Health and Safety Authority Guidelines to manage safety, health and welfare in a primary school.  The presenter will show principals and teachers how to use the Guidelines to update a primary school Safety Statement, carry out risk assessments and ensure that a school is complying with its legal obligations regarding safety, health and welfare.

Course Content:

  • Tools for the writing of a school Safety Statement
  • A sample Safety, Health and Welfare Policy
  • A list of what a Safety Statement should contain
  • Information on a school's legal obligations regarding health, safety & welfare
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about safety, health & welfare in schools
  • Risk Assessment templates to help schools to identify hazards, assess risks and put measures in place to control the risks
  • Checklists, audit tools, report forms and other templates to support the school in managing safety, health & welfare effectively.

 

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Course date: 29-09-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 29-09-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 26-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

(Tutor:  Mairead Hennessy)

This two-part course will present strategies for vocabulary development and enrichment and is suitable for teachers of second to sixth classes and SEN teachers at Primary level. The course will focus on oral language and vocabulary building as a key element of effective cross-curricular literacy instruction and will provide a wide range of practical activities to facilitate word knowledge and vocabulary development. Links with creative writing and reading will be explored and suggestions for fostering a love of language given. The course includes activities and games that teachers can easily use in their own classroom.

Participants are requested to bring a USB stick if they would like to have the course material for their own use in the classroom.

This course will take place on 2 consecutive Mon nights:  Mon 29th Sept and Mon 6th Oct

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Course date: 29-09-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 06-10-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 26-09-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered: 1
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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