Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

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Date:  Wed 29th March 2017 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 This 2 hour session is being offered to all Special Needs Assistants who are looking for a follow-up from a well-being and mindfulness course that they may have attended in order to offer ongoing support in this area.  Within this session, there will be mindfulness, self-care and well-being practices offered, along with opportunities for SNAs to connect with each other in terms of offering and receiving support/advice in the area of well-being and emotional health.  We will continue to look at how to use mindfulness and well-being practices in solving daily issues that arise, along with reflecting on your approach and response to every day school-life stressors.

 Please note:  This session is being offered at two different time slots on the same day (4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm).  Please ensure that you are registering for your preferred choice. 

 

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Course date: 29-03-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 29-03-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 28-03-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Wed 29th March 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 This 2 hour session is being offered to all Special Needs Assistants who are looking for a follow-up from a well-being and mindfulness course that they may have attended in order to offer ongoing support in this area.  Within this session, there will be mindfulness, self-care and well-being practices offered, along with opportunities for SNAs to connect with each other in terms of offering and receiving support/advice in the area of well-being and emotional health.  We will continue to look at how to use mindfulness and well-being practices in solving daily issues that arise, along with reflecting on your approach and response to every day school-life stressors.

 Please note:  This session is being offered at two different time slots on the same day (4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm).  Please ensure that you are registering for your preferred choice. 

 

Course date: 29-03-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 29-03-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 28-03-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 15
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 Dates:  Thurs 30th March & 6th April 2017 (7pm - 9pm)

 

Speech and Language Therapy Teacher Workshops

 

run by HSE SLTs

 

for Learning Support / Resource Teachers and

 

 Junior Infants to 2nd Class Teachers

 

Topics covered include:

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

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

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

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

  • Using resources

  • Interpreting SLT reports

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Course date: 30-03-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 06-04-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 29-03-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 22
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Evan Hughes BBLS, QFA, FLIA, JFSD, RPA of PSRA (Public Sector Retirement  Advisors)

Date:          Tuesday 4th April 2017, 7.00 - 9.00 p.m.

An information session for those primary and second level teachers seeking impartial advice on: 

• Retirement Planning. (Note:  this is NOT aimed at teachers close to retirement, rather those early and mid-way in their career who wish to plan effectively for retirement).

• Sick Pay & Salary Protection. Understanding your entitle-ments and the different salary protection options.

• Mortgage Protection & Life Cover. Ensuring you have the appropriate level of cover and are not overpaying.

• Savings. How to effectively manage your savings

Numbers limited so early booking is advisable.

Course date: 04-04-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 04-04-2017 9:00 pm
Capacity: 30
Registered: 23
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 27th April 2017 (4pm-5.30pm)

Delivered by:  Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, is pleased to introduce you to our new teacher training workshop for Action for Life. Action for Life is supported by the Department of Education and Skills and the Health Service Executive.

Action for Life is a health related physical activity resource for primary schools designed to support teachers with the roll-out of their PE programme. There are four booklets, one for each of the four class levels; Junior & Senior Infants; First & Second Class; Third & Fourth Class; Fifth & Sixth Class. The resource reflects both the PE and SPHE curricula with a focus on the strands of athletics, dance and gymnastics.

Adaptations for those with differing abilities are included within the activities.

As part of the teacher training, the Irish Heart Foundation will provide your school with the following resources:

  • Action for Life set of manuals
  • 1 x Bizzy Break and 1 x Bizzy Break for Rainy Days
  • Let’s get active pocket planners
  • Beanbags

The teacher training is a 1.5 hour practical workshop (please wear appropriate clothing and bring an exercise mat) that takes teachers through Action for Life V2 and how it is delivered in the classroom. 

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Course date: 27-04-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 27-04-2017 5:30 pm
Cut off date: 26-04-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 24
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 27th April 2017 from 7pm-9pm

Facilitator:  Áine Sotscheck

Áine has many years’ experience as a primary teacher and school principal.  She designs and delivers courses for teachers in building positive relationships, communication, conflict and others.

 This session will offer participants an introduction to the topic of conflict in primary schools. The format will be a presentation, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and consideration of issues brought forward by the group.

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Course date: 27-04-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 27-04-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-04-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Wed 3rd May 2017 (5pm-7pm)

Facilitator:  Liam Murray

 A two-hour course for teachers who would like some hints and tips for improver chess lessons i.e. chess lessons for students who understand checkmate. The course will cover:

  • competition rules (lesser known rules)
  • improver tactics
  • fun chess mini games/variations
  • software for organising in-school chess tournaments

If you have registered for the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to forward specific chess questions you would like answered at the two-hour course.

 

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Course date: 03-05-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 03-05-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 03-05-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 24
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST ORAL LANGUAGE 

(Twin Two-Hour Workshops)

The PDST is delighted to offer a series of twin two-hour workshops which focuses on effective teaching and learning of Oral Language in all class levels.

WORKSHOP 1 will explore current practice regarding Oral Language and will investigate a framework for the effective teaching and learning of Oral Language in all classes.

WORKSHOP 2 will allow participants to engage with a range of practical activities and proven methodologies. Activities will reflect both the content objectives of the 1999 English Primary School Curriculum and the learning outcomes of the new Primary Language Curriculum.

These workshops will complement the one day seminar for the Primary Language Curriculum but are suitable for teachers of all class levels.

On-line booking is essential via the PDST website: www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

Course date: 04-05-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 11-05-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Amended Date:  Mon 8th May 2017 (4pm-6pm)

 Facilitators:  Marion Sherlock & Teresa Nurse

 For 2016-2017 NEPS and the Association of Teachers’/  Education Centres in Ireland have embarked on an exciting collaboration to provide training courses for teachers who would like to develop their practice in the teaching of literacy skills in the Early Years.

As part of the National Literacy Strategy, NEPS have developed a new on-line resource for use by teachers in Irish primary schools.

The Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years draws on international research, evidence based practice and samples of that practice in Irish primary schools to give a coherent and comprehensive guide to teachers. It is also aligned with the new Primary Language Curriculum.

This is a resource that can be used by class teachers working with children from Junior Infants to First Class. It may also be helpful to schools who have identified the need to improve reading standards as part of the school-self-evaluation process.   Some schools may also like to use the resource to support the work of a professional learning community focusing on literacy.

This resource contains:

*      Suggestions for developing practice

*      Supporting resources and materials

*      32 short video clips of best practice in action showing teachers and children in Irish classrooms

*                Summary of research evidence practice in action 

 

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Course date: 08-05-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 08-05-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 05-05-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST Fónaic, Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge i scoileanna T2 - Ceardlann Bunscoile

Beidh ceardlanna do mhúinteoirí bunscoile ar Fónaic, Gramadach agus Litriú na Gaeilge i Scoileanna T2 á reáchtáil ag an PDST go luath.

Ag deireadh na ceardlainne seo beidh tuiscint shoiléir ag na múinteoirí ar na príomhghnéithe a bhaineann le fónaic, gramadach agus litriú. Le linn na ceardlainne glacfaidh múinteoirí páirt i ngníomhaíochtaí praiticiúla chun tacú leo fónaic, gramadach agus litriú a mhúineadh go héifeachtach.

Lean an nasc www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking chun clárú ar líne agus áit a chur in áirithe ar an gcúrsa

Course date: 10-05-2017 4:30 pm
Course End Date: 10-05-2017 6:30 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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