Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Scratch is a free application, developed by the MIT Media Lab, which allows users

To create and share their own interactive stories, animations and games.

It is easier to use than traditional programming languages as it consists of graphical blocks which snap together.  This course, enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level.

Course Objectives

Participants will be enabled to

Develop basic skills in the Scratch programming language
Develop an interactive game using Scratch
Explore the use of Scratch to support teaching and learning
Describe how Scratch can be used to support the curriculum objectives of their own class level/subject area

The course will focus on introducing participants to Scratch, and enabling them to master the basic concepts and skills of Scratch programming. Participants will also discuss the use of Scratch as a support for teaching and learning. Using Scratch in the classroom, sharing projects, troubleshooting both at primary and post primary level. Participants will share their own Scratch games, and will be introduced to other online resources to support them in their ongoing use of Scratch in the classroom. Participants will learn how to troubleshoot with Scratch.

Tutor:  Niamh Morrin

 

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Course date: 09-02-2016 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-02-2016 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 08-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 7
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

In this workshop the focus for NQTs will be on the skills and strategies that can be used in different classrooms. Using the format of Before, During and After Learning, the NQTs will examine different activities to support literacy development in all subjects. The key reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011-2020 (DES: 2011). Materials from PDST, SESS and NBSS are all referenced in the workshop.

 

Date:       Tues 9th Feb 2016

Time:      5pm-7pm

Venue:   KILDARE EDUCATION CENTRE

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Course date: 09-02-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 09-02-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 07-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 15
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young Peopl2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.

 

Date:       Tues 9th Feb 2016

Time:      5pm - 7pm

Venue:    KILDARE EDUCATION CENTRE

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Course date: 09-02-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 09-02-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 08-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 18
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

The purpose of this workshop is to: introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom; to introduce teachers to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in real-time; to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. To align the use of ICT assessment resources with key skills. The effective use of ICT in a post-primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be seamlessly integrated across the curriculum, to evaluate of learning outcomes.

 

This course is designed for post-primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas as to how to make use of web tools for assessment in their classrooms.  

 

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

 

·         To define assessment.

·         To distinguish assessment of and for learning

·         To know and understand the key elements of assessment for learning

·         To identify ICT tools to support assessment and evaluation strategies at post-primary level

To use a selection of ICT tools, including Padlet, Mentimeter, Socrative, Kahoot, Edmodo, StudyStack, EdPuzzle and Blendspace,  to gather, interpret and use assessment information to inform teaching and learning

Tutor:    Paul Rooney

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Course date: 09-02-2016 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 23-02-2016 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 08-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 11
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Tues 9th & 16th February 2016 (7pm-9pm)

 Facilitator:  Mairead Hennessy

This practical two-part course will present ideas and strategies for teaching comprehension in the classroom.  This will partly focus on the Building Bridges approach to comprehension, including, how to explicitly teach determining importance, visualisation, inferring, self-questioning and synthesising using a cross-curricular approach. The course will also focus on using the class reader and visual media to teach comprehension. The presenter will also engage the participants in suitable books and literature for teaching comprehension and suggest a range of practical activities that the children can engage in to foster their understanding of text.  The course is suitable for teachers of second to sixth classes and learning support teachers. Please bring an external hard drive/USB stick if you would like the course material for your own use in the classroom.

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Course date: 09-02-2016 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-02-2016 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 08-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The reference for this workshop will be LITERACY AND NUMERACY FOR LEARNING AND LIFE: The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young Peopl2011-2020 (DES: 2011). The workshop will focus on the planning, organisation and teaching of a reading lesson, using a wide range of texts. A key component of the workshop will be exploring the use of a variety of reading procedures, skills and comprehension strategies.

 

Date:       Wed 10th Feb 2016

Time:      7pm-9pm

Venue:    SALESIAN COLLEGE, CELBRIDGE

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Course date: 10-02-2016 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 10-02-2016 9:00 pm
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Capacity: 30
Registered: 22
Individual Price: Free
Location: Salesian College, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Building on the basic level course of the same name, this course will allow participants to further explore the use of tablet PCs (iPads in this instance) especially in the creation of multimedia teaching and learning content, including stories. Participants will also explore how tablets can be used as a teaching and learning tool, as well as the potential to collaborate in learning. This course also covers the range of accessibility functions available to facilitate inclusion of all pupils in classroom activity.

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 Objectives

The course will enable participants to:

Explore the use of tablet PCs to enhance teaching, learning, assessment and inclusion in the classroom.
Create multimedia (sound, video, picture, text) teaching and learning resources using tablets to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom
Explore applications (apps) to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in literacy and numeracy – consume, create and collaborate using a variety of apps.

Internet safety considerations in the use of tablet PCs are also covered in this module.

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

Tutor:  William Carroll

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Course date: 10-02-2016 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 02-03-2016 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 09-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 11th February 2016 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Brendan Culligan

In 1999 the Revised Curriculum referred to the ‘centrality of language’ in learning. Cummins and Ó Dhuibhir, (2012) state that the ‘Primary School Curriculum as currently structured is not suitable to meet the needs of diverse learners in different contexts’. Where now for the classroom or learning support teacher? This session will examine

·        the components of language

·        the functions of language

·        receptive and expressive difficulties and

·        offer practical ideas / games to assist children who may be struggling with language.

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Course date: 11-02-2016 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 11-02-2016 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 10-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 17
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Mon 15th February 2016 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Edel McDonnell (http://www.earlyyearsmusiccork.com/#!edel-mcdonnell/gzz1u)

This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that will support music teaching in the Junior classes. This practical workshop, promises to help build confidence in participants own music-making abilities.

Training will provide:-

·        sample experiences, techniques and materials illustrating the use of singing, movement, instruments and listening

·        content which is current, considered best practice and is relevant

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Course date: 15-02-2016 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 15-02-2016 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom. Teachers will be introduced to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in

real-time.  Teachers will also explore the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. The effective use of ICT in a primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be integrated across the curriculum and to evaluate learning outcomes.

 

This course is designed for primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas as to how to make use of web tools for assessment in their classrooms.  

 

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

 

·         To define assessment.

·         To distinguish assessment of and for learning

·         To know and understand the key elements of assessment for learning

·         To identify ICT tools to support assessment and evaluation strategies at primary level

·         To use a selection of ICT tools, including Padlet, Mentimeter, Socrative, Kahoot, Edmodo,       StudyStack, EdPuzzle and Blendspace,  to gather, interpret and use assessment information to inform teaching and learning

Tutor:  William O'Donoghue

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Course date: 15-02-2016 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 22-02-2016 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-02-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

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

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