Date / Time:   Mon 29th April 2019 (5.30pm-7.30pm)

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Child Protection and Safety (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS10: This workshop is informed by Circular 0081/17 (DES), the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (DES: 2017) and the Children First document-National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including reasonable grounds for concern, mandated persons, threshold of harm, dealing with disclosures, route of referral and procedures for reporting and recording.

Event Date 29-04-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 29-04-2019 7:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 30
Cut off date 29-04-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:   Mon 29th April  2019 (7pm-9pm) 

      Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.

Event Date 29-04-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 29-04-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 27
Cut off date 29-04-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

 Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3. 

 At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.iePlease have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to cluster meetings, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 30-04-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 30-04-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Cut off date 30-04-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3. 

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 30-04-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 30-04-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Cut off date 30-04-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:   Wed 1st May  2019 (5pm-7pm)

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Is é príomhchuspóir na ceardlainne seo ná deiseanna a thabhairt do na rannpháirtithe a bheith ag obair i ngrúpaí. Cuirfear béim ar úsáid na teanga agus ar struchtúr an cheachta Ghaeilge, an cur chuige cumarsáide, acmhainní, measúnú agus araile. Beidh deis ag na rannpháirtithe freisin plé le cásanna difriúla ó thaobh mhúineadh na Gaeilge.

Event Date 01-05-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 01-05-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 21
Cut off date 01-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:   Wed 1st May 2019 (5.30pm-7.30pm)

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Child Protection and Safety (CrossSectoral) NIPTWS10: This workshop is informed by Circular 0081/17 (DES), the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (DES: 2017) and the Children First document-National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017). Key responsibilities for teachers with regard to child protection and safety are outlined, including reasonable grounds for concern, mandated persons, threshold of harm, dealing with disclosures, route of referral and procedures for reporting and recording.

Event Date 01-05-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 01-05-2019 7:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 19
Cut off date 01-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

 

PDST are offering new RSE full-day seminars this term. The focus of the seminar will be primarily on teaching the sensitive elements of RSE from Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education. The course will be experiential and practical in its approach. 

 

 The seminar will include:

  • An overview of RSE as a core component of SPHE

  • The role and function of an RSE policy

  •  Methodologies for teaching RSE 

  •  Creating a safe classroom environment

 

 Participants are asked to bring along their own copies of the four RSE books entitled “Resource Materials for Relationships & Sexuality Education”, which are available to download from http://www.pdst.ie/node/811  or purchase from https://www.laoisedcentre.ie/pdstpublications/

 

 One or two teachers per school are invited to attend this seminar. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required. The groups will be limited to 24 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

Register to attend this seminar at www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

 Or click on this link: https://pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=RSE&subject=Health%20%26%20Wellbeing&ec_name=All&sector=Primary

 

 

 

Event Date 02-05-2019 9:15 am
Event End Date 02-05-2019 3:15 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:   Thurs 2nd May 2019 (5.30pm-7.30pm)

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

This interactive workshop will focus on the classroom environment and classroom planning to support inclusion. NQTs will be given an opportunity to reflect on their own individual values, behaviours and attitudes which will determine inclusive practice in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on how to develop strategies to ensure that pupils/students with special educational needs are included

Event Date 02-05-2019 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-05-2019 7:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 30
Cut off date 02-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

 

Date / Time:  Thurs 9th May from 4pm-5.30pm

Facilitator:  Paul Brerton

Science Culture Ireland is holding a free information evening for primary teachers and principals on how to make teaching Science so much easier for both teacher and the student.

The workshop will show how to save time, reduce stress and increase confidence in teaching Science.  All this while raising the quality of your science lessons.

It also easily links all strands of the science curriculum together and makes better sense of abstract topics such as magnetism, gravity, sound, electricity, solids liquids and gases in a fun and interesting way.

This workshop will give you a clear understanding on how nature works and how to apply it to your existing lesson. The approach is a “one size fits all” super tool that will not require any major changes, but will change your understanding of science and the natural world.

Event Date 09-05-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 09-05-2019 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 21
Cut off date 08-05-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

For the attention of Teachers of Irish

You are invited to an exclusive Information Evening with Seán Greif & Séamus Ó Fionnagáin, expert authors of our new Junior Cycle Irish programme Gaeilge Abú!
Seán & Séamus will cover how Gaeilge Abú! can meet your teaching needs and offer advice to Irish teachers.
Samples will be available on the evening and you will also receive a Teacher's Yearbook 2019/2020.

Date:    Thursday 9th May 2019
Time:    7pm-8pm (Tea and Coffee available from 6.30pm)
Venue:   Kildare Education Centre

Tickets are free but space is limited, so please confirm your attendance by replying to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087 0501951.

Visit: FolensOnline.ie/gaeilgeabu for more information on Gaeilge Abú!

Event Date 09-05-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers.

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process.

Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting.

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3.

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.iePlease have this form with you on the night.

In addition to cluster meetings, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 14-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 14-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 35
Registered 34
Cut off date 14-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3. 

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 14-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 14-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 8
Cut off date 14-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:  Thurs 16th May 2019 from 6pm-9pm

What is Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.

What is involved?

The programme is available only to PE teachers.

There are two parts to the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme:

  • A 1-hour online course on the Irish Heart Foundation website www.irishheart.ie which must be completed by teachers before attending the workshop
  • 3-hour face to face evening workshop held in Education Centres nationally

Why do schools need Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

·         Y-PATH PE 4 Me is the only programme of its kind in Ireland

·         Acknowledged by the PDST, UCC and Sport Ireland

·         Fits into wellbeing curriculum, highlighting wellbeing indicators involved in each lesson

·         Uses a whole school approach with elements for students, teachers and parents

·         Adapts current practice to allow engagement of all pupils within PE class

·         Designed by teachers for teachers

·         Evidence based on the needs of Irish children, backed by 8 years of research

·         Does not require any major equipment to run lessons

·         Emphasis on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy

·         Aims to reduce the age-related decline in physical activity common among post primary school age students

·         Focuses on empowerment, motivation and confidence

·         Gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities they enjoy

If you have any further questions, contact the Irish HThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ols team on (01) 6685001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Date 16-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 16-05-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 10
Cut off date 15-05-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

 Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3. 

 At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.iePlease have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to cluster meetings, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 21-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 17
Cut off date 21-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

From September 2017, Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs in SEN settings.

From September 2018, Droichead is the sole route of Induction in large primary schools of 16 (or more) classroom teachers. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

 Cluster meetings may be attended only by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to The Teaching Council via ‘My Registration’ portal on its website (www.teachingcouncil.ie) and received a confirmation email.

The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster 2 and/or 3. 

 At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.iePlease have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to cluster meetings, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 21-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 12
Cut off date 21-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3. 

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 21-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 1
Cut off date 21-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Notice for Post-Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route of Induction:

Droichead is the sole route of Induction for NQTs with a contract of 200 or more hours in large Post-Primary schools with 400 or more students or in SEN settings. 

NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process must attend one 2-hour cluster meeting per term for the duration of their Droichead process. 

Cluster Meetings may only be attended by NQTs who have applied for Droichead to the Teaching Council via the ‘My Registration’ portal on its website www.teachingcouncil.ie and received a confirmation email. The National Cluster Meeting Schedule will accompany the confirmation email and NQTs must register with the Education Centre to attend a cluster meeting. 

All NQTs engaging in the Droichead process must attend Cluster Meeting 1 before attending Cluster Meeting 2 and/or 3. 

At cluster meetings, NQTs will present Form D to be stamped by the facilitator as proof of attendance. Form D is available at www.teachingcouncil.ie. Please have this form with you on the night. 

In addition to this, NQTs who are engaging in the Droichead process should also engage in one other professional learning activity. This may include attendance at an NIPT workshop which NQTs must register with the EC to attend.

Event Date 21-05-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 21-05-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Cut off date 21-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre

Date:         Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (NO sub cover provided)

Time:         10am-3pm

Venue:        Kildare Education Centre

Facilitators: Terry Callaghan and Ciara Hogan

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

Event Date 22-05-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 22-05-2019 3:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 3
Cut off date 20-05-2019
Individual Price Free
Location Kildare Education Centre
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