Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2016 (9.30am-2pm)

 

This course provides a space for the primary teacher to address their well-being needs both personally and professionally. 

The course has two main aims:

To understand and address the needs of the teacher:

  • The course is designed with the intention of giving you breathing space; space to reflect and evaluate your own journey in terms of self-care and well-being
  • Through many activities within this space, you are offered practices and life skills including mindfulness practices that if used regularly will aid in alleviating stress and improving quality of life
  • The topic of self-care is explored throughout the course and this practice can dramatically improve your life and in turn, the lives of those around you
  • This course offers you opportunities to evaluate your own well-being, learn new skills and practices to improve it and also provides activities that allow you to look forward in a positive way to the challenges presented to you both professionally and personally in the future

To transfer these skills and practices into the classroom:

  • The course also provides you with practical ideas and lessons that can be implemented directly into the classroom/resource room on a daily basis and under the SPHE curriculum
  • You will be provided with lesson plans based on mindfulness practice and also on a specific step by step relaxation lesson template which you can be used directly and then also used to create your own lesson plans in order to integrate them with other curricular areas 

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Newbridge College, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

 Creating and using digital resources to enhance literacy and numeracy

In this revised course for 2016 emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools.

Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum.

Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.

Tutor:  Siobhan McAndrew

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 14-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 13
Individual Price: Free
Location: Scoil Bhride, Green Lane, Leixlip

Using Tablet Devices for Literacy and Numeracy

A revampt and revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom.

Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum.

The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio of sample teaching and learning resources for all class levels over the week. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.

Participants will be expected to bring their own/school activated iPad for the duration of the course, an individual school iTunes account and an individual email address.

Tutor:  William Carroll

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 14-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 18
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Catherine Carragher

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2016 (9.30am-2pm)

 

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to be effective Professional Support Team (PST) members and support and guide newly qualified teachers (NQTs) through the induction process. 

 The course is open to teachers in Droichead schools and to teachers in other schools who are interested in mentoring newly qualified teachers and/or being an external professional support team member.

 Each participant must be fully registered with The Teaching Council and have 5 years teaching experience.

 Please note that: 

  Attendance at and completion of this course will not guarantee membership of a professional support team. Professional support team membership is at the discretion of the principal.

 ● Participants are required to complete the full 20 hours of the course to be deemed a   trained PST member.

Completion of the course will enable participants to:-

 ● foster professional relationships

mentor, support and engage NQTs and fellow experienced teachers in professional, reflective dialogue 

conduct and organise classroom observations to enhance teaching and learning 

monitor and review professional practice 

set goals and action plan

advise NQTs in relation to planning, preparation and effective classroom management practices 

reflect on their own professionalism and professional vision

deepen their commitment to ongoing professional development

become leaders of learning and improvement at school level

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 14
Individual Price: Free
Location: Aras Bhride Parish Centre, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Using Scratch to develop Numeracy and Problem Solving Skills

This revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE develops the use of Scratch 2.0 as a programming language in the primary classroom. The course includes a wide range of of short classroom practice focused videos demonstrating Scratch being integrated in daily teaching activities at a range of class levels.

Each module includes discussion of practical classroom applications of Scratch programming and makes specific reference to the use of Scratch as a teaching tool in developing, supporting and extending children’s application of key mathematical concepts and skills.

By means of a range of practical group activities, participants will investigate how they might incorporate Scratch across other curricular areas. Finally, other key areas discussed over the duration of the course include the development of safe internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality teaching material online and planning for e-learning practices in my school.

Tutor:  Ciaran Costello

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-04-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 17
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitators:  Niamh Ui Chadhla & Sibéal Breathnach

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2016 (9.30am-2pm)

 

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). 

This course explores key ideas in Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework ( 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using these in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess learning through child-led play. The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, and provides ideas for developing  young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way.

 

You will also hear about a variety of resources available on the NCCA’s website which could be useful in your school’s work on self-evaluation and improvement.  

 

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 17
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Gaelscoil Chill Dara, An Bothar Glas, Newbridge

Facilitator:  Michael O'Reilly

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2015 (9.30am-2pm)

This course will examine how various genres of Children's literature can be used as a stimulus for visual arts activities in the classroom.  You will actively explore all strands and strand units of the visual arts curriculum in a process oriented manner and work with a wide range of visual arts tools and techniques. Techniques and topics to be explored will include drawing as a learning tool, experimenting with colour, impressed print making, exploring form with clay, 2D and 3D construction techniques, fabric applique and how to look at and respond to art with children. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills that will enable you to plan an exciting and interesting visual arts programme for any class level.

 

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 12
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Blended Learning Summer Course - 3 days face to face (4th - 6th July) & 8 hours on-line

Blended Learning Summer Course - 3 days face to face (4th - 6th July) & 8 hours on-line

This GAA Teacher Summer Course is a new blended course being using the Association's new Learning and Development Community Portal. The face-to-face element runs over three days face-to-face and approximately eight hours on online modules to be completed thereafter.

Being largely practical-based, it aims to introduce teachers to Gaelic games - hurling, Gaelic football, camogie, ladies Gaelic football, handball and rounders. The main objective of the courses is the advancement of teachers' pedagogical, teaching, learning and management skills in the context of the primary school physical education (PE) curriculum. Courses are organised by Local Education Centre's under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills. The courses are delivered by GAA Games Development staff and tutors.

Furthermore participants will develop the ability to delivery elements of the PE curriculum through the medium of Gaelic games. An emphasis on numeracy and literacy programmes highlight the opportunity to integrate PE through a teaching curriculum by using the various resources developed by the GAA.

Beidh cúrsa aghaidh ar aghaidh trí mheán na Gaeilge ar siúl in Institiúid Oideachais Marino, Baile Átha Cliath, ó 22ú – 26ú Lúnasa. Mar chuid den chúrsa tabharfar iad siúd a bheidh páirteach go Páirc an Chrócaigh, saor in aisce

http://learning.gaa.ie/TeacherSummerCourses

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 11
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Maynooth Post Primary School, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

 Facilitator:  Nuala Madigan

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2016 (9.30am-2pm)

 

Based at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre this course will introduce to you some of Ireland’s habitats including woodlands, boglands, fens, grasslands, canals, playing fields and school gardens.  Each course day will include an introductory talk giving an outline of the particular habitat including examples of the habitats flora and fauna, a hands on practical classroom session and a visit to a local habitat. Examples of poetry, readings and numeracy activities that can be used alongside your chosen habitat study will be suggested that aim to help improve students’ literacy and numeracy skills. This course content will be suitable to use with students from 2nd-6th class and aims to introduce participants to a sample of the wild habitats of Ireland, to encourage and give classroom teachers the skills to undertake these studies with their students and to combine fun with active learning for students. On course completion all participants will receive a Habitats of Ireland Resource CD for use in their school.

 

 

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 23
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Bog of Allen Nature Reserve & various field trips

Facilitator:  Liadain Butler

Dates:  Mon 4th July - Fri 8th July 2016 (9.30am-2pm)

 

This course will cover:

Drawing and Painting: Awareness of colour, tone, line, pattern and space. Exploration of materials, how to draw in 3D.

Fabric and Fibre: Awareness of texture, shape, form and pattern. Highlighting opportunities for linkage and integration.

Printmaking: Understanding of print techniques (relief, silk-screen, mono-printing).

Clay and Construction: Learning about tools, materials and techniques using practical examples appropriate to different skill levels at the various stages of a children's creative development.

Planning and designing craft based class projects. Exploring themes, materials and skills that support an integrated approach to the curriculum.

Resources: Introduction to useful resources that are currently available on the DCCoI’s www.learncraftdesign.com   It will also examine ideas for 'looking and responding aspects' of the visual arts curriculum through practical application. The area of understanding the impact of visual arts as a tool to develop and enhance children's learning will also be covered.

 

Information on how to get involved CRAFTed : Learning through Making. The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and ATECI partnership programme that places crafts people and designers in schools to work collaboratively with teachers to support the Visual Arts Curriculum. 

 

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Course date: 04-07-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date: 08-07-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-06-2016 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 2
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Aras Bhride Parish Centre, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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