Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

 

 

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: 12-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 12
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: 12-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 11
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: 12-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 13
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Wondering what Aistear is and how it might help you in your infant classroom? This workshop will introduce you to the key ideas in Aistear and show you how you can get started with using some of these ideas in your work across the primary curriculum. These ideas will be part of the new language curriculum which will be ready for infant classes in September 2014.

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Course date: 17-06-2015 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 17-06-2015 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 28
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 Facilitator:  Nuala Madigan

Dates:  Wed. 1st July - Tues 7th July 2015

Based at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre this course will introduce to you some of Ireland’s habitats including woodlands, boglands, 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 fuana, 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. 

 

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Course date: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 14
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Bog of Allen Nature Reserve & various field trips

Blended Learning Summer Course - 3 days face to face & 8 hours on-line

 

This GAA Teacher Summer Course is a 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. For further information on timetables and locations, please click here.

 

 

 

Bí istigh ar ár gcomórtas learning.gaa.ie/ComortasPECeim agus buaigh áit ar an gcéad chúrsa riamh a reachtáilfear trí mheán na Gaeilge.  Beidh an cúrsa ar siúl in InstitiúidOideachais Marino, Baile Átha Cliath, ón Luan 17ú – 21ú Lúnasa. Mar chuid den chúrsa tabharfar iad siúd a bheidh páirteach ar Thuras ar Staid Pháirc an Chrócaigh, saor in aisce.

 

 

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Course date: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 03-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Maynooth Post Primary School, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

 

Facilitators:  Niamh Ui Chadhla & Sibéal Breathnach

Dates:  Wed 1st July - Tues 7th July 2015

 

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a fun way? Or perhaps, thinking about teaching through play? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Network of Education Centres in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). 

This course explores Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (NCCA, 2009) and provides lots of practical ideas for using Aistear and especially the play guidelines, in your infant classroom. Take a look at other teachers’ resources for play and find out how they plan for, resource, support and assess children’s learning through play. Gather new ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning.

This course will also link closely with the new Primary Language Curriculum for Junior Infants –Second Class.

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: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 11
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Gaelscoil Chill Dara, An Bothar Glas, Newbridge

This revised summer course for 2015 from PDST TiE will investigate will investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying earning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy intervention programs as well as planning for e-learning on a whole school level.

 

Tutor:  Shane O'Looney

 

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Course date: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 17
Registered: 17
Individual Price: Free
Location: Edenderry BNS, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

 A revamped and revised summer course for 2015 from PDST TiE centred 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 led 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: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 18-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 20
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

This revised summer course for 2015 engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. 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. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning as promoted by the Aistear framework. Finally, relevant classroom based examples of collaborative and cooperative work in infant classrooms will be explored throughout the week by all participants as they plan for the use of ICT to support teaching, learning and assessment in their own classrooms

Venue:  Denise McGrath

 

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Course date: 01-07-2015 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2015 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 19-06-2015 12:00 am
Capacity: 17
Registered: 17
Individual Price: Free
Location: Holy Child School, Ballycane, Naas

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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