Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

The PDST is delighted to offer this Writing Genre Workshop in Kildare Education Centre.

This is a series of two x 2-hour Workshops.  The purpose of these workshops is to up-skill teachers in relation to the structured teaching of a variety of written genres.

The objectives of the workshops include;

 Session 1:

·       To allow participants to reflect on their current practice in relation to the teaching of writing

·       To enable participants to explore a range of writing genres

·       To examine a  structured approach to the teaching of writing genres

·       To elicit the seven step approach to teaching a writing genre through the writing to socialise genre

Session 2:

·       To allow participants to share practice and reflect on classroom based activity since workshop one

·       To explore the narrative genre of writing through the seven step approach

·       To engage participants in a carousel of activities relating to the genres of writing

 

·       To provide a context within which participants can share practice and plan collaboratively for the future teaching of writing

Session 1 –  Monday 3rd November 2014      (Time:  4pm-6pm)

      Session 2 –  Monday 17th November 2014    (Time:  4pm-6pm)  

P    Please Note:  This is a 2-Part workshop and participants must attend BOTH sessions

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Course date: 03-11-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 17-11-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 31-10-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

(Tutor:  Dominic Cogan)

This five-week course introduces participants to approaches drawn from mindfulness and positive psychology that support better self-care in the workplace. Each session will feature a particular theme such as introduction to mindfulness, understanding the nature of stress, managing stressful communications, developing self-compassion and working with the body to promote deep relaxation. The course is experiential in nature and will involve learning some gentle yoga movements.                         

 

Dates:    Monday Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and Dec. 1st

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Course date: 03-11-2014 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 01-12-2014 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 31-10-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 21
Registered: 21
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

Course Description:  We often marvel at the ability of children today to use technology for games and communication but it cannot be guaranteed that they know how to find and evaluate the suitability of information. They are inextricably linked to the comprehension strategies of skimming, scanning, determining importance and summarising. These are skills worth developing with an array of ICT tools and applications to assist us. We have moved from an era of limited information sources to an era where we have almost unlimited sources of information. This workshop focusses on search skills - looking for information safely in one safe source; using a variety of search functions to get to the information required; introducing a number of student safe search engines; collating information found for later use; attributing the source of information found.

Target Audience: This course is designed for primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas as to how they can introduce safe searching practices to their classrooms.

Duration:  2.5 hour workshop

 

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

Workshop Objectives:

·    To explore a variety of online sources of information - online dictionaries;    encyclopaedias....

·    To introduce a variety of student safe search engines

·    Teachers will appreciate the operators available to undertake a well-  executed search online

·    Teachers will explore a range of classroom focused online resources for use in the teaching of literacy and numeracy based lessons

·    To explore means of attributing, collating and curating the information for ease of use in the classroom

 

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Time:     4.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Date:     Wednesday 5th November, 2014

Tutor:    William Carroll

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Course date: 05-11-2014 4:00 am
Course End Date: 05-11-2014 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 04-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 1
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST are offering Primary RSE workshops in your area again this term. The course will take place in Kildare Education Centre over two afternoons:  Wed 5th November & Wed 12th November 2014 (12noon - 3pm).  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

P     Participants are asked to bring along their own copies of the four RSE teaching books:  “Resource Materials for Relationships & Sexuality Education”

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Course date: 05-11-2014 12:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-11-2014 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 03-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 23
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

We need your contribution!

The Arts in Education Portal is a brand new national initiative. It will be a new national digital resource of arts and education practice, for teachers, artists, and anyone working in the field of arts in education. It will provide a dedicated space where good practice, research, resources and inspirational case studies can be shared and accessed online - and now is the chance to influence what it could look like or what features and functions could support you in your work.

Kids’ Own, in partnership with the Department of Education & Skills and the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, is leading the development of the Arts in Education Portal. The portal is being developed as part of the implementation of the Arts in Education Charter, which was launched by both departments in early 2013.

Kids’ Own is delivering a series of consultations nationwide, in partnership with the Association of Teachers’ / Education Centres in Ireland. In these consultations they invite you to tell about your vision for the arts in education portal, as it aims to support you in your future practice. 

If you need further information on the Arts in Education Portal or on the consultation process, please contact Orla Kenny or Jo Holmwood at Kids’ Own: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07191-2494

 Refreshments will be served.

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Course date: 05-11-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 05-11-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 31-10-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Tutor:  Jan Hennessy

The teachers will be enabled to get some new ideas for Christmas themed Visual Arts lessons.

Touching on the strands of Paint and Colour and Fabric and Fibre, and integrating with language and literacy, this hands on workshop will help the primary teacher to gain some new ideas that are practical easy and ensure that NO child will go home with the same work as another child!

 

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Course date: 06-11-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 06-11-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 03-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 30
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

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

We are no longer accepting registration for this course

Course date: 08-11-2014 10:00 am
Course End Date: 08-11-2014 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 28
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

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 individual 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: 08-11-2014 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 08-11-2014 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 05-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 27
Registered: 27
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

 

 

Course Description: This hands-on course uses a variety of practical websites, programmes and online resources to demonstrate to participants how ICT can be used effectively with active learning methodologies. Participants will learn how ICT can be integrated through the curriculum for literacy and numeracy development using active learning methodologies, discovering a wide range of valuable online resources and tools that can easily be used by teachers in their own classrooms.

Target Audience:
This course is designed for primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas and practice in integrating and using active learning methodologies in ICT to support their classroom teaching.

Prerequisites: Participants should have some experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files) and basic Internet skills.

Course Objectives:
● Participants will explore a range of classroom focused online resources for use in the teaching of literacy and numeracy based lessons.
● Explore each of the key active learning methodologies through a range of classroom focused ICT tasks and activities.
● Develop and use a digital learning portfolio documenting work completed.
● Ability to create teaching and learning resources using ICT to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom.
● Build awareness of applications to enhance teaching and learning in literacy and numeracy.
● Awareness of strategies for planning and sharing resources and ideas in participant’s own school.
● Sample actions related to developing the use of ICT to support school self evaluation in literacy and numeracy will also be provided.

Session Overview


Session 1: This literacy focused practical session introduces and engages participants with each of the methodologies through an ICT based teaching task. Participants will learn how to easily set up and maintain a digital portfolio as they investigate a range of suitable online tools and resources which can be applied in their own classrooms to support planning, teaching and learning. The session concludes with an overview of session two’s content and simple actions teachers can take to use these teacher friendly resources in their own classroom.

Session 2: This numeracy focused hands-on session will engage participants in a range of online problem solving tasks and activities before investigating other relevant numeracy resources which can be easily used to support teaching and learning. Participants will also investigate a range of new and exciting online tools that highlight the purposeful use of the environment for learning before examining how these useful resources can be meaningfully incorporated in planning, teaching and learning.

 

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre  

Time:     4.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Dates:    Monday 10th November, 2014 & Monday 17th November, 2014

Tutor:    Bryan Lynch

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Course date: 10-11-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 17-11-2014 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 09-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

(Tutor:  Phyllis Clegg)

This two-part workshop will examine the nature of behaviour, risk factors and management strategies within the context of the role of the Special Needs Assistant. Roles and responsibilities within a whole-school setting will be clarified and the complex role of the Special Needs Assistant in promoting a positive behaviour model will be explored. Recording and monitoring of problematic behaviours will also be covered in this important session which offers a rare chance to Special Needs Assistants to share their experiences and concerns with colleagues. (Primary and Post-Primary settings welcome)

This 2-part worskhop will take place on in Kildare Education Centre on Mon 10th & Tues 11th November (5pm-7pm)

We are no longer accepting registration for this course

Course date: 10-11-2014 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 11-11-2014 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 07-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 31
Registered: 31
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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Up-coming Courses

14PDST306 Writing Genre Workshop
03-11-2014 4:00 pm
Category:  Primary
14KEC308 Taking Better Care of Ourselves
03-11-2014 7:30 pm
Category:  Post-Primary | Primary

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