Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Facilitator:  Brendan Culligan

 This session will examine spelling as a skill and what is needed to become a speller. It will look at reasons why children fail to progress as spellers and critique common spelling strategies.  With the aid of case studies, it will show how to detect difficulties and offer advice as to how these may be overcome.

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Course date: 05-03-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 05-03-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 04-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 29
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre AGM

The Kildare Education Centre will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Education Centre at 20:00.

This event is open to all members. Members of the Kildare Education Centre are:-

  1. All teachers who are normally resident or teaching in the catchment area of the Centre and are eligible to register with the Teaching Council.
  2. Representatives of parents and school management in the Centre’s catchment area who have been nominated to the Centre’s Management Committee in accordance with the Centre’s Constitution.
  3. Retired teachers who are normally resident or who have taught in the Centre’s catchment area.
  4. Allied personnel in the education community as defined by the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education & Skills.

 Motions for the AGM are to be submitted to: The Secretary of the Management Committee, Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare to arrive no later than 5pm on Wednesday 25th February 2015. Included with each motion shall be the name of the proposer and the seconder.

 

Please Note:

There is no pre-registration for this event.

 

Course date: 11-03-2015 8:00 pm
Course End Date: 11-03-2015 9:00 pm
Capacity: 40
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Con McNamara

This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the skills required to make the maximum impact at the job interview.  It will help the participants to understand and acquire the critical elements of communication when dealing with interviews or making presentations.  It will be highly interactive engaging all participants.  It will include - Critical Elements of Communication; Key Elements of the CV; Preparing for the Interview Conversation.

We are no longer accepting registration for this course

Course date: 12-03-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-03-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 11-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

Facilitator:  Tony Hayes

A one day course covering the inferential statistics section of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Syllabus.

 

The day will focus on

 

  • the concept of margin of error,

     

  • constructing  95% confidence intervals for a population proportion from a large sample using Z tables,

     

  • constructing  95% confidence intervals for the population mean from a large sample using Z tables,

     

  • using sampling distributions as the basis for informal inference,

     

  • performing univariate large sample tests of the population mean (two-tailed z-test only),

     

  • using and interpreting  p-values.

 

There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage with the material by working through examples and there will be full worked solutions to all examples.

 

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Course date: 14-03-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 14-03-2015 4:30 pm
Cut off date: 11-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 13
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

A Practice-based Approach to Using Assessment for Learning in the Post-Primary Classroom
 
This course is designed to support teachers to use Assessment for Learning (AfL) in the post-primary classroom. It will look at what  Assessment for Learning means and will focus on developing and sharing the Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria with students.

It is divided into two workshops.
 
Workshop 1: An Introduction to Asssessment for Learning
This workshop will look at what we mean by Assessment for Learning and will focus on developing and sharing the Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria with students.
 
It is hoped that after this initial workshop teachers will have the opportunity to practise the use of Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria in their classrooms. They will be invited to share their experience in Workshop 2.
 
Workshop 2: Developing the use of Effective Feedback
This workshop will focus on the use of Effective Feedback that links back to  Learning Outcomes and Success Criteria. Teachers will be invited to share their own experience of using Learning Outomes, Success Criteria and Effective Feedback.

(The date and time for Workshop 2 will be decided after consulting with the participants on Workshop 1)

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Course date: 18-03-2015 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 18-03-2015 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 1
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Maura O'Dwyer

Dates:  Wed 18th & 25th March 2015

This two-part course will aim to provide primary teachers with opportunities to explore, engage with and reflect on a range of methodologies for teaching science in the classroom.  Teachers will be given opportunities to engage with different methodologies for increasing children's thinking, reasoning, and dialogue skills in the primary classroom.

The aims of the course are:

To assist teachers become confident in teaching science through inquiry and increase their confidence in teaching science.

To provide and increase teacher integration of science, maths and technology in the classroom.


 

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Course date: 18-03-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-03-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 23-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PLEASE NOTE:  REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - CAPACITY REACHED

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), in partnership with the Kildare Education Centre, is offering facilitator training in the FRIENDS for LIFE programme. This evidence based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme is designed for use in schools. NEPS promotes delivery of this programme on a whole class basis. Attendance at the training workshop certifies teachers to deliver this evidence based intervention in their schools.

The FRIENDS for LIFE programme is designed to be co-delivered by two trained teachers, on a weekly basis, over 10 weeks, as part of the social, personal and health education (SPHE) curriculum.

The two day training course will be facilitated by NEPS Psychologists in the Kildare Education Centre. There will be two courses, this one and an alternative on: Tuesday 14th April 2015 & Wednesday 22nd April 2015 (please click here for details & to book onto this alternative course).

Please note there is no substitution cover for teachers for these two days. Full attendance at the two days from 9:00 to 3.30 pm is mandatory for certification purposes.

Places on each course are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. There will be a maximum of 30 participants accepted per course. 

The two teachers who attend for training should be in a position to co-deliver the programme in their schools. The cost per teacher is €50 on the basis of two teachers attending (in the event that only one teacher from a school attends, the cost is €55). This fee includes the cost of programme materials and lunch each day. Payment can be paid online (PayPal/Credit Card) or by cheque/postal order by Friday 6th March 2015. Please make cheques payable to the Kildare Education Centre.

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Course date: 19-03-2015 9:00 am
Course End Date: 26-03-2015 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 06-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 31
Individual Price: €55.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Programme of Support for Literacy and Numeracy  

PDST is delighted to offer the following two workshops in

                                                                     Kildare Education Centre

Word Study as an approach to the teaching and learning of Spelling

The purpose of these two 2-hour workshops is to introduce participants to a research-based approach to the teaching and learning of spelling.  

The objectives of the workshops include:

        To provide an overview of English spelling and the reasons for its perceived complexities.

        To inform teachers about current research findings on how children learn to spell.

        To introduce teachers to the concept of Word Study and how it might be applied to the teaching and                   learning of spelling.

        To provide practical opportunities for teachers to engage in Word Study activities.

        To discuss possibilities for diagnostic assessment.

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Course date: 19-03-2015 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-04-2015 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 7
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Workshop on the Introduction to Wellbeing for Teachers

(Primary & Post Primary)

 

This workshop will explore the concept of wellbeing and how teachers can be supported in maintaining and developing their wellbeing.

Supporting the wellbeing of teachers contributes significantly to the positive wellbeing of students and the enhancement of student outcomes. Participants will develop a toolkit to comprise a range of strategies towards benefitting their personal and professional life.

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Course date: 19-03-2015 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 19-03-2015 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 18-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

NIPT Child Protection and Safety (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS10

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: 21-03-2015 10:00 am
Course End Date: 21-03-2015 12:00 pm
Cut off date: 18-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 20
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

15KEC207B Teaching Spelling - Primary (2 CPD Hours)
05-03-2015 7:00 pm
Category:  Primary
AGM 2014
11-03-2015 8:00 pm
Category:  Post-Primary | Primary

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