Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Seminar Date:  Mon 22nd May 2017 (9.15am-3.15pm)

Venue:              RACE Centre, Dublin Road, Kildare Town

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) provides a range of continuing professional development supports in the area of Health and Wellbeing. A central component of this relates to the teaching and learning of the PE curriculum.

The PDST are delighted to offer one full day’s training in Physical literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills.  Physical literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills.

Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 

A copy of the PDST’s new Physical Literacy resource pack which brings Fundamental Movement Skills to life for teachers, will be provided to all schools attending this training.

The purpose of the seminar is to:

·     -  demonstrate the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation

·     -  upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum

·     -  enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack

Schools are invited to nominate TWO teachers to attend.

Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 22-05-2017 9:15 am
Course End Date: 22-05-2017 3:15 pm
Cut off date: 22-05-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 24
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE)

Seminar Date:  Tues 23rd May 2017 (9.15am-3.15pm)

Venue:              RACE Centre, Dublin Road, Kildare Town

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) provides a range of continuing professional development supports in the area of Health and Wellbeing. A central component of this relates to the teaching and learning of the PE curriculum.

The PDST are delighted to offer one full day’s training in Physical literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills.  Physical literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills.

Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 

A copy of the PDST’s new Physical Literacy resource pack which brings Fundamental Movement Skills to life for teachers, will be provided to all schools attending this training.

The purpose of the seminar is to:

·     -  demonstrate the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation

·     -  upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum

·     -  enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack

Schools are invited to nominate TWO teachers to attend.

Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 23-05-2017 9:15 am
Course End Date: 23-05-2017 3:15 pm
Cut off date: 19-05-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 23
Registered: 23
Individual Price: Free
Location: Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE)

Seminar Date:  Friday 26th May 2017 (9.15am-3.15pm)

Venue:              RACE Centre, Dublin Road, Kildare Town

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) provides a range of continuing professional development supports in the area of Health and Wellbeing. A central component of this relates to the teaching and learning of the PE curriculum.

The PDST are delighted to offer one full day’s training in Physical literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills.  Physical literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills.

Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 

A copy of the PDST’s new Physical Literacy resource pack which brings Fundamental Movement Skills to life for teachers, will be provided to all schools attending this training.

The purpose of the seminar is to:

·     -  demonstrate the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation

·     -  upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum

·     -  enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack

Schools are invited to nominate TWO teachers to attend.

Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 26-05-2017 9:15 am
Course End Date: 26-05-2017 3:15 pm
Cut off date: 23-05-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 24
Registered: 24
Individual Price: Free
Location: Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE)

ICT to support literacy (formally The Reading & Writing Process using ICT)

This Summer course for 2017 from PDST TiE 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 learning 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 and SSE on a whole school level. 

Tutor:  Shane O'Looney

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:00 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 9
Registered: 9
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Edenderry BNS, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

Dates:  Mon 3rd July - Friday 7th July 2017 (9.30am-2pm)

Tánaiste is a free leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals and provided by the PDST.  PDST School Leadership (Formerly LDS) have been delivering high quality CPD for school leaders since 2002.

 The course provides opportunities for deputy principals to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school. It provides an opportunity to learn from facilitators and colleagues in similar roles with all resources having been designed or nuanced to reflect the deputy principal role.

The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.

 

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 13
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Maura O'Dwyer

Dates:  Mon 3rd July - Fri 7th July 2017 (9.30am-2pm)

Interested in starting a school garden or improving your knowledge of gardening?

This course offers beginners and more advanced participants an opportunity to develop an understanding of the wealth of learning opportunities in terms of its purpose and the beauty it provides.

It will cover a diverse range of topics from Tree identification, native hedgerows, choice of plants for school gardens, development of SESE trails, Rocks and soil, fauna and Flora of land and sea, Biodiversity, pond dipping, development of organic techniques and assessment tools. The course will consist of both workshops and practical activities.

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 20
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: St. Laurence's National School

Using Tablet Devices for Literacy and Numeracy 

 

A revamped and revised summer course for 2017 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 are required to bring their own/school activated tablet (iPad) for the duration of the course.

Tutor:  William Carroll

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 12
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitator:  Michael O'Reilly

Dates:  Mon 3rd July - Fri 7th July 2017 (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.

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Facilitators:  Niamh Ui Chadhla & Sibéal Breathnach

Dates:  Mon 3rd July - Fri 7th July 2017 (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). 

The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children.  It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way.

This course draws on the 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. You will also hear about a variety of resources available on the NCCA’s website.

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 13
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Gaelscoil Chill Dara, An Bothar Glas, Newbridge

Embedding ICT in the Primary Classroom 

This Summer Course for 2017 from PDST TiE will introduce teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom.  

Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms.  

Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ICT and finally planning for e-learning practices to complement current SSE practices in your school. 

Tutor:  William O'Donoghue

 

Course date: 03-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 07-07-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 14
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Robertstown NS

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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