Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Facilitator:  Michelle Hannafin

Dates:  Tues. 28th April & Tues. 12th May 2015 (7pm-9pm)

This is an exciting and practical two-part course which will focus on enhancing the teaching of Science in the classroom. Elements of literacy will also be incorporated into the course to allow integration of Science and English. Participants will engage in a range of practical scientific activities that they can replicate in the classroom to enhance both literacy and scientific skills. The focus is on encouraging children to work as scientists through the development of essential cross-curricular skills including questioning, hypothesising, making observations and inferring. Activities included in the course are the ‘magic’ bucket, black box activities, working with materials, the great fossil find, designing and creating bridges and the world’s tallest towers. Practical activities based on sound and electricity will also be incorporated into the course. This course is most suitable for teachers from 2nd- 6th classes and SEN teachers. Participants are advised to bring a USB key if they wish to avail of the course material for their own use in the classroom.

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Course date: 28-04-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-05-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

Facilitator:  Seán Hourihane BL

This is a two-part course (Tues. 12th May & Tues. 19th May 2015).  Ideally participants should attend both sessions.

Session 1 - Employment Law Essentials for Primary Schools (Tues. 12th May 2015)

This workshop will enable those involved in management of primary schools to better understand the following key areas:

  • Employee v Independent Contractor

  • Contracts of Employment

    • Mandatory Terms

    • Discretionary Terms

    • Express v Implied Terms

  • Fixed Term/ Specified Purpose/ Contracts of Indefinite Duration
  • Termination of Contracts

Session 2 - Family Law Essentials for Primary Schools (Tues. 19th May)

 

With particular emphasis on the impact of  the ‘Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015’ , soon to be enacted as law, this workshop will enable those involved in management of primary schools to better understand and to respond more appropriately to the challenges presented by the following key areas:

 

  • Guardianship

  • Custody
  • Access

  • Married/Unmarried Parents

  • Roles/Rights of Others

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Course date: 12-05-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 19-05-2015 8:30 pm
Cut off date: 08-05-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 17
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

This workshop focuses on the importance of developing positive working relationships with parents. NQTs are encouraged to work closely with parents to achieve optimum learning outcomes for their pupils/students. Effective communication skills and strategies for building positive relationships are explored through discussion and role‐play. Parent-teacher meetings, both formal and informal, are a key focus of this workshop.

 

 

Course date: 16-05-2015 10:00 am
Course End Date: 16-05-2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

 

This workshop focuses on the importance of developing positive working relationships with parents. NQTs are encouraged to work closely with parents to achieve optimum learning outcomes for their pupils/students. Effective communication skills and strategies for building positive relationships are explored through discussion and role‐play. Parent-teacher meetings, both formal and informal, are a key focus of this workshop.

Course date: 16-05-2015 10:00 am
Course End Date: 16-05-2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

  

This workshop builds on the Classroom Management workshop by focusing on teaching behaviour(s) essential for learning. The Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties: A Continuum of Support – Guidelines for Teachers (NEPS: 2010) is a key reference for this workshop which aims to give NQTs an understanding of the Classroom Support Process and the development and use of Individual Behaviour Support Plans. Relevant case studies and resources will be examined and participants' own concerns will also be explored.

 

Course date: 16-05-2015 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-05-2015 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

This workshop at its essence will explore what it is to be a learner. It will reconnect with the NQTs understanding of themselves as a learner as developed at ITE and emphasise the impact that the teacher has on students learning. A virtual class will be used by NQTs to help them to investigate the different learning styles students have and adapt their methodologies to meet these needs. Particular emphasis will be placed on the learning profile of students with SEN.

Course date: 16-05-2015 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-05-2015 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 5
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

This interactive workshop focuses on four main areas from a multi-grade perspective:  differentiation, teaching methodologies, classroom management and planning.  Opportunities are afforded to NQTs to engage with a variety of methodologies throughout the workshop.  Useful strategies and resources for NQTs subbing in a multi-grade setting are also explored.

Course date: 13-06-2015 10:00 am
Course End Date: 13-06-2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

 

This workshop will focus on the practical skills and strategies that can be of support to students as they move from a primary classroom to a post-primary classroom. A primary and post-primary facilitator will be present and will give valuable insights into the many transitions that occur in the context of supporting and making the best connections with curricula, teaching learning and social and emotional needs.

 

Course date: 13-06-2015 10:00 am
Course End Date: 13-06-2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

 

Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.

 

Course date: 13-06-2015 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 13-06-2015 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 1
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.

Course date: 13-06-2015 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 13-06-2015 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 30-04-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
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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