Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

All post-primary teachers who have access to a tablet (iPad specifically) and wish to explore the use of tablets in their classroom - both as a teaching and learning tool.

Participants should have some experience of carrying out basic ICT tasks (opening, editing, saving, closing files).  All participants must have their own/school activated tablet (iPad) for the duration of this course, an individual/school iTunes account and an individual email address.

Participants are required to bring with them:

  • An activated iPad* (see below for explanation)
  • An individual/school iTunes account
  • An individual email address

*An activated iPad is one that has been set up and aligned with an iTunes account - all details can be found at http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/essentials/

Course Content:

Module 1:  Getting to know the tablet (iPad) and some apps

Module 2:  Generating content for literacy and numeracy

Module 3:  Apps. that can be used to support literacy in the context of key topics to include reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary and spelling

 

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Monday 28th April, 2014, Monday 12th May, 2014 & Monday 19th May, 2014

Time:    7.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Tutor:    John Cleary

 

 

 

 

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Course date: 28-04-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 19-05-2014 10:00 pm
Cut off date: 25-04-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The Craft Council of Ireland (CCoI), in conjunction with Kildare Education Centre, is offering the following art workshop free of charge to Primary Teachers (only a very limited number of places available) :-

 Weaving with Craftsperson Mary Markey

 

Mary Markey, a textile and print artist, will explore the skill of weaving with the use of old CDs as looms.  A creative touch on the traditional concept of loom weaving

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Course date: 30-04-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 30-04-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 29-04-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 10
Registered: 5
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

* * * FOR THE ATTENTION OF NON-DEIS SCHOOLS ONLY * * *

PDST Programme of Support for Literacy and Numeracy 2014

 

PDST is offering the following series of workshops at:

 Kildare Education Centre

FIRST STEPS SPEAKING AND LISTENING (ORAL LANGUAGE)

  

During these workshops teachers will explore the planning, teaching and assessment of Oral Language as outlined in the First Steps Speaking and Listening resources.

 This series of 3 two-hour evening workshops will enable teachers and schools to:

 -   become critically aware of the processes and skills involved in learning to speak and listen

·            -   examine a framework for assessing Speaking and Listening

·       -       explore a range of teaching methodologies used  to develop the skills of Speaking and Listening

·       -    explore a range of practical activities to support the teaching of Speaking and Listening

 Participants will be expected to attend all three workshops.

NB: Participants are advised to bring laptops.

The workshops will take place as follows:

 Venue:                   Kildare Education Centre

Revised Dates:      3 consecutive Thursdays:  1st, 8th & 15th May 2014 

Time:                       5pm – 7pm

 Booking:                Please register on-line

 

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Course date: 01-05-2014 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 15-05-2014 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 17
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 Facilitation skills and the effective running of a committee, core team or department.

 

This workshop will develop participants' skills and help them to consider ways of working with their colleagues in a community of practice.

Facilitator:  Claire Matthews, PDST Advisor

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Course date: 07-05-2014 4:30 pm
Course End Date: 07-05-2014 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 02-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships. This workshop will allow participants to explore the philosophy of restorative practices and to look at its practical application for schools. 

Facilitator:  Claire Matthews, PDST Advisor

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Course date: 08-05-2014 4:30 pm
Course End Date: 08-05-2014 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 05-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

A Whole-school Approach to Developing a Reading Culture in Your School: Exploring reader identity and strategies to create time and space for reading. 

Facilitators:  Denise O'Flanagan & Claire Matthews, PDST Advisors

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Course date: 12-05-2014 4:30 pm
Course End Date: 12-05-2014 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 09-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 1
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST MENTAL MATHS STRATEGIES: A NEW WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

This 2-hour mental maths workshop, facilitated by the PDST, is an introductory workshop which will focus on eliciting, supporting and extending children's addition and subtraction mental maths strategies.  This workshop will also focus on facilitating children to share and critically evaluate addition and subtraction strategies, thus reducing their reliance on rote learning of number facts.

It is intended to run a follow-up mental maths workshop in Term 1 next year that focuses on the operations of multiplication and division.

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Course date: 14-05-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 14-05-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 07-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free

The Craft Council of Ireland (CCoI), in conjunction with Kildare Education Centre, is offering the following art workshops free of charge to Primary Teachers (only a very limited number of places available) :-

 Clay with Craftsperson Christien Van Bussel  

 Ceramicist and wood-turner, Christien Van Bussel, will work through the medium of clay.  Using air-drying clay, Christien will demonstrate hands on techniques that can be transferred easily to a classroom setting without the need for kilning.

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Course date: 14-05-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 14-05-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 10
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The Craft Council of Ireland (CCoI), in conjunction with Kildare Education Centre, is offering the following art workshops free of charge to Primary Teachers (only a very limited number of places available)

       Please note REVISED date of this workshop - now taking place on Wed 21st May 2014

Finger Knitting with Craftsperson Liadain Butler

The second workshop from textile artist and fashion designer, Liadain Butler, will focus on the skill of finger knitting.  The session will include creative ways to adapt the acquired skills for use with a variety of class levels.  

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Course date: 21-05-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 21-05-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-05-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 10
Registered: 3
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

            Introduction to Aistear for Infant Teachers

 

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: 18-06-2014 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 18-06-2014 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
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

14KE606 Post-Primary Tablets Basic
28-04-2014 7:00 pm
Category:  ICT Courses | Post-Primary
14KEC025 CCoI CRAFTed Workshop on WEAVING
30-04-2014 7:00 pm
Category:  Primary

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