Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Workshop for Primary & Post Primary Teachers

Khanacademy.org is an innovative website for students and teachers that provides Maths learning videos, exercises, hints and tips in a wide variety of maths topics to suit the needs of students of all abilities in primary (4th -6th) and post primary (all levels) classes.

Teachers can also set challenges and monitor pupil progress via the teacher dashboard. Students can also use the site in their own time, as the website sets challenges for them suitable to their ability level. This allows students to learn at their own pace and in their own time.

This is an introductory workshop that will show you how simple the Khan Academy is to use, how it can add to your list of teaching resources, how your students will benefit and how children can learn at their own pace.

At the introductory workshop you will register with the Khan Academy as a student and a coach. We will also explore the learning opportunities on the website, examine the setting up of class groups and set challenges for individual students. 

Please bring earphones and have a Gmail account set up before arriving. Also be aware that you will be sharing your email address with others on the night. If you have an iPad then please feel free to bring it along. 

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Course date: 24-11-2014 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 24-11-2014 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 21-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 9
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Mental Maths Strategies - Multiplication & Division Workshop

PDST will facilitate a 2-hour mental maths workshop in all education centres in Term 1 2014. This follow-on workshop focuses on eliciting, supporting and extending children’s multiplication and division mental maths strategies.  This workshop also focuses on facilitating children to share and critically evaluate multiplication and division strategies, thus reducing their reliance on rote learning of number facts.  

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a follow-on from the Mental Maths Workshops held in May/September 2014.

It is desirable but not essential that participants attended the first workshop on Mental Maths Strategies-Addition and Subtraction.

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Course date: 01-12-2014 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 01-12-2014 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 26-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 31
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

ADDITIONAL COURSE DUE TO DEMAND

Tutor:  Phyllis Clegg

This two-part workshop will examine the nature of behaviour, risk factors and management strategies within the context of the role of the Special Needs Assistant. Roles and responsibilities within a whole-school setting will be clarified and the complex role of the Special Needs Assistant in promoting a positive behaviour model will be explored. Recording and monitoring of problematic behaviours will also be covered in this important session which offers a rare chance to Special Needs Assistants to share their experiences and concerns with colleagues. (Primary and Post-Primary settings welcome)

 This two-part course will take place in Kildare Education Centre on Mon. 1st & Tues. 2nd December 2014 (5pm-7pm)

We are no longer accepting registration for this course

Course date: 01-12-2014 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 02-12-2014 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-11-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 32
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Looking for new ideas for teaching maths in a fun way? Come to this workshop which continues to explore Aistear and find out how play can provide a wealth of mathematical learning opportunities and experiences for children.  This workshop will look at resourcing and setting up play areas with maths learning in mind, assessing children’s maths learning during play and helping parents support maths learning at home.

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Course date: 03-12-2014 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 03-12-2014 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 01-12-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

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.  The workshop will include:-

-   Critical Elements of Communication;

-    Key Elements of the CV; 

 -    Preparing for the Interview Conversation.

Course date: 04-12-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 04-12-2014 9:30 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Retirement and Financial Advice Information Session

For those Teachers:

  •  Considering whether or not to retire and avail of the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement (deadline 30th June 2015)
  • Considering retiring in the next few years
  • Wondering about pensions, pension contributions, AVCs, taxation and other issues relating to retirement
  • Looking to effectively manage their savings and lump sum now and into retirement

                                   Evan Hughes of Public Sector Retirement Advisors

Wednesday 10th December 2014

Kildare Education Centre

7pm-9pm

On-Line registration required (www.eckildare.ie) (Course Code 14KEC331)

 

Public Sector Retirement Advisors (PSRA) are a leading independent firm of financial advisors who have no allegiance to any bank, insurance company or financial institution and who provide independent financial advice. They are expert in public sector pay and entitlements in particular the public sector pension and superannuation. PSRA are fully regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland to ensure they deliver impartial advice. Individual appointments may be made following the information session. www.expertadvice.ie

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Course date: 10-12-2014 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 10-12-2014 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 10-12-2014 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 This course is run by the HSE SLTs for Learning Support/Resource Teachers & Junior Infants to 2nd Class Teachers. (This is an ADDITIONAL course due to demand)

Dates:  Tues. 13th & 20th January 2015  (7pm-9pm)

Topics covered include:

o   Configuration of services in Kildare / West Wicklow and how to refer

o   What is Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and how does it present in the classroom

o   Identifying and supporting children with receptive and expressive language, and speech difficulties in the classroom

o   Supporting bilingual and dysfluent children, and children with voice difficulties in the classroom

o   Using resources

o   Interpreting SLT reports

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Course date: 13-01-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 20-01-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 09-01-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 30
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Aistear offers a new way of thinking about our role as teachers when working with young children. Come to this workshop to find out more about what this means for building partnerships with parents, interacting with the pupils, assessing their learning and facilitating play. Through video clips, you’ll explore what this role looks like in other teachers’ classrooms.  

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Course date: 28-01-2015 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 28-01-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 26-01-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Looking for new ideas for having fun, interesting and thought-provoking discussions with your junior and senior infants? Then this might be the workshop for you. Join us as we explore how a good picture book can become the ‘seed’ for some great discussion and deep philosophical debate as children explore their thoughts and learn from others’ points of view. This engaging workshop would be of interest to teachers in all classrooms. 

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Course date: 25-02-2015 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 25-02-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 23-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 14
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Ever wondered why children spend so much time playing? Or what the value of play both at home and in school might be? This workshop looks at how play can help young children to learn and develop and what you as a parent can do to support this. So come along and find out more about Aistear and learning through play.

Course date: 25-03-2015 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-03-2015 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-03-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 7
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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