Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

PDST 2-Part Problem Solving with Measures Workshop

(Length, Area, Weight, Capacity, Time, Money)


Workshops May 2016 - Suitable for all Primary Teachers

As teachers, we know that pupils often struggle with the real-life problem solving demands of measurement. These two hands-on workshops will help teachers develop pupils’ conceptual understanding of measurement, through engagement in child-centred activities, enabling pupils to communicate, reason and solve practical measurement problems, in real-life contexts.

Opportunities for home-school linkage in measures will also be explored as well as a range of assessment strategies.

Workshop 1:   Explore how pupils develop their conceptual understanding of Length, Area and Weight, followed by engaging in a range of practical activities, examining the opportunities for genuine linkage and integration of measures across the curriculum.

Workshop 2: This follow-on workshop explores how pupils develop their conceptual understanding of Capacity, Time and Money. The practical activities are designed to engage all pupils in seeing the real-life application of measures. Finally, teachers will examine a range of methods to assess pupils’ ability to reason and problem solve in measures.

Kildare Education Centre dates:  Workshop 1 -  Tues 10th May & Workshop 2 - Tues 17th May 2016 (4.15pm-6.45pm)

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To book your place at the workshops go to:

Course date: 10-05-2016 4:15 pm
Course End Date: 17-05-2016 6:45 pm
Cut off date: 09-05-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The “Battelle for Kids” organisation has developed a resource which may be of use to schools in the development of the SSE process, school improvement plan etc. It contains comprehensive materials for student surveys and best practice in formative assessment teaching methods and assessment.

Principals (Primary & Post Primary) are invited to attend a meeting in Kildare Education Centre at which Battelle for Kids will demonstrate how Irish teachers, who participated in a pilot project:

-   have used these resources in their classrooms to cater for learning diversity

-  have examined how these practices have been effective in helping them to better understand where students are at in their learning, and

-  have used the resources to provide differentiated instruction to cater for their students’ needs.

The Battelle for Kids representative will give examples of how Formative Instruction Practice (FIP) has promoted students’ learning, motivation and engagement, and will outline plans for the national launch of the project in Ireland in September 2016

The details of the meeting are:

Revised Date:    Thursday 19th May 2016

Time:                4:00 pm – 6.00pm

Venue:              Kildare Education Centre

Course Code: 16KEC222


Course date: 19-05-2016 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 19-05-2016 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 18-05-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
                R51 KN66.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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