Date / Time:  Mon 21st January 2019 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Kieran McTigue

The workshop will introduce Spaced Learning to teachers and educators. Spaced Learning is an approach to learning that is based on recent neuroscientific research which aids memorisation of information in a more effective manner. Research has found that approaches such as Spaced Learning aid in improved memory recall and retrieval, making it an excellent methodology for use in the classroom. Owing to the more effective use of time in the classroom, more varied approaches and methodologies could be utilised, namely, walking debates, hot seat, project work, creativity/artwork, etc.

The approach can be used across a range of subjects and offers an effective, fun and interactive approach to learning.  In particular, it has proven effective in expanding the educational experience of learners by offering them an opportunity to explore more novel and interesting ways of learning. Included in this are students who may hitherto have been disengaged in learning but also those students who wish be challenged more in their learning.

Course date 21-01-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-01-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 9
Cut off date 21-01-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
16

Date / Time:  Wed 30th January 2019 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Mary Brennan

This workshowill  focus  on  thplanningorganisation  and  teaching  of a  narrative  writing lesson,usinwidrangomaterials and strategies. It will have also include tips for classroom organisation re-Write a Book.

Course date 30-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 30-01-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 8
Cut off date 29-01-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
17

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an approach to language learning where subjects are taught through Gaeilge, e.g. Art, PE, Drama etc. 

During this seminar, participants will engage with a range of practical activities and proven methodologies to encourage and support the implementation of CLIL.

Substitute cover will be available for up to two teachers from each school.

Book on-line @ www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

or click on this link to bring you directly to the on-line booking-in page on the PDST website:

 https://pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=2019+C.L.I.L.&subject=All&ec_name=Kildare+EC&sector=All

Is cur chuige é FCÁT (Foghlaim Chomhtháite Ábhar agus Teanga) ina dhéantar ábhair eile a mhúineadh trí Ghaeilge, m.sh. Ealaín, Corpoideachas, Drámaíocht, srl.

I rith an tseimineáir seo, rachaidh mhúinteoirí I ngleic le réimse gníomhaíochtaí praiticiúla agus modheolaíochtaí chun tacú leo FCÁT a chur I bhfeidhm agus chun iad a spreagadh.

Ionadaíocht ceadaithe do bheirt mhúinteoirí ó do scoil.

 Cláraigh ar líne @ www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

Course date 31-01-2019 9:15 am
Course End Date 31-01-2019 3:15 pm
Capacity 26
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
26

 

Venue:  Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:  Monday 4th February 2019 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Lucy Bell

Please note:  This workshop is being offered in two different locations (Kildare E C & Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Maynooth).  When registering, please ensure that you are registering for the venue of your choice.

Course Content: Are you interested in learning the skills to be able to take your class outside and into a woodland setting more often? Would you like children to be able to spend more time outdoors, in nature, which has huge benefits for their health & well-being as well as their personal, cognitive and creative development? Forest School, which has been growing in Ireland since 2013 is based on recurring time in nature, it is child-led and designed to develop the children’s relationship to themselves, each other, learning and nature in a safe and holistic way. We would like to give you a taster of what Forest School is, with the potential to take part in training courses in the near future.

Part of this session will be outdoors, please wear warm clothes and waterproof footwear.

Course date 04-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 04-02-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 6
Cut off date 03-02-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
19

 

Date / Time:  Wed 6th February 2019 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Mary Brennan

This course will introduce key comprehension skills such as prediction, making connections, visualizing, questioning, clarifying, inferring, determining importance and summarizing.

Course date 06-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 06-02-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 25
Cut off date 05-02-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre

 

Féile Bríde 2019 - Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture  (Sponsored by Kildare Education Centre)

 Title:         "Receptions & Transformations of St. Brigid in Europe"

Date:         Wednesday 6h February 2019

Time:         8pm-9pm

Venue:      Kildare Education Centre

Presenter: Dr Shane Lordan

Féile Bríde 2019 - Annual Celtic Heritage Lecture

Dr Shane Lordan is a medievalist who researches early Insular Christianity and the earliest connections between Ireland and Europe. He is particularly focussed on the literature and traditions associated with St Brigid. A former Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, he has taught in UCC, UCD, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is an expert speaker on Ireland and Irish history for National Geographic, and is writing a book on the cult of St Brigid in Ireland and Europe.

Course date 06-02-2019 8:00 pm
Course End Date 06-02-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Cut off date 06-02-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre

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                DATE & TIME: Thurs 7th February 2019 (5pm-7pm) 

Facilitator, Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc. is an Occupational Psychologist who blends 30 years’ experience as teaching & administrative Principal with her success and expertise as an Occupational Psychologist, a Business, Executive & Personal Coach, Certified Mediator and Registered Occupational Test User 1 & 2 (BPS) to help you manage your time more effectively and achieve a healthier work-life balance.

Time Management is critical to the wellbeing and effectiveness of every teacher in the busy, modern day classroom.   Achieving quality work-life balance is crucial. This talk covers key areas:

·        Effective Planning; Developing Organisational/Time Management Skills

·        Setting priorities

·        Goalsetting

·        Importance of Emotional Intelligence

·        Minimising distractions; Effective Communication (listening/verbal/written)

·        Delegation

·        Group Tasks

·        Teamwork / Motivation

·        The power of Collaboration

·        Taking Responsibility

·        Time saving strategies … and more

Course date 07-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-02-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 16
Cut off date 06-02-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
9

 

Date:  Thurs 7th February 2019 (7pm - 9.30pm)

Tutor:  Con McNamara

This workshop is designed to introduce teachers to the skills required to make the maximum impact at the job interview.  It will be highly interactive, engaging all participants.  The workshop will include:-

-   Critical Elements of Communication

-    Preparation of the CV and Covering Letter

 -    Job Analysis, Preparing for the Interview Conversation

 -    Career overview, Dealing with Competency questions & ending the conversation.

Course date 07-02-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 07-02-2019 9:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 26
Cut off date 06-02-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
4

 

Venue:  Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Celbridge Road, Maynooth.

Date / Time:  Monday 11th February 2019 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Lucy Bell

Please note:  This workshop is being offered in two different locations (Kildare E C & Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Maynooth).  When registering, please ensure that you are registering for the venue of your choice.

Course Content: Are you interested in learning the skills to be able to take your class outside and into a woodland setting more often? Would you like children to be able to spend more time outdoors, in nature, which has huge benefits for their health & well-being as well as their personal, cognitive and creative development? Forest School, which has been growing in Ireland since 2013 is based on recurring time in nature, it is child-led and designed to develop the children’s relationship to themselves, each other, learning and nature in a safe and holistic way. We would like to give you a taster of what Forest School is, with the potential to take part in training courses in the near future.

Part of this session will be outdoors, please wear warm clothes and waterproof footwear.

Course date 11-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 11-02-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 3
Cut off date 10-02-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Rail Park, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Rail Park, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Rail Park, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
22

 

Date / Time:  Wed 13th February 2019 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Mary Brennan

This workshop will focus on the 5 components of effective oral language instruction. It will include key strategies for day to day interactions with students to promote and develop their oral language. A structured approach to teaching the components of effective oral language instruction will be presented.

Course date 13-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 13-02-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 12
Cut off date 12-02-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
13

 

Date / Time:  Wed 13th February 2019 (5pm-7pm)

Facilitator:  Patrick Hunt

When making a school garden there are many factors to consider such as what elements to include, orientation, wind, shelter, what vegetables to grow, sharing the work involved, how big, layout, and cost. Patrick Hunt a member of the panel with The Heritage in Schools Scheme and SEED (School Earth Education) will talk about his experience working with primary schools in their gardens, what works and doesn't work and give practical advice on where to begin the process of making a garden.

We will examine some of the above considerations by looking at a semi-detached home garden as an example and follow this with some group work applying the same principles to the school grounds.

Please bring along photographs, maps and sketches of your school grounds for some group work.

This talk is aimed at those new to gardening and assumes no prior knowledge. Having completed this workshop, participants should feel more confident and enthusiastic in their ability to make a garden.

Course date 13-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 13-02-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 3
Cut off date 12-02-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
22

Computers in Education Society of Ireland

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) is the teacher professional network for any teacher with an interest in the potential of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for all involved in education. CESI•CS focuses on computing.

In 2017 CESI welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate Subject. Members are also involved in the Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding, some are developing Computational Thinking in Primary and there is representation from third level too.

Following the successful application to Google for sponsorship for 2018-2019, CESI is expanding the number of meetings and is developing ways to sustain the community through local efforts.

Why should you come to a meeting?

The meetings will give you a chance to address personal needs, build relationships with other local stakeholders and discuss issues relating to the development and practice of computing in education.

We will workshop activities to develop personal knowledge of computing and computational thinking.

For more detailed information please contact:  Richard Millwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Course date 25-02-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 25-02-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 0
Cut off date 22-02-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
25

 

 

 This five-part course for primary teachers will look at the following topics:-

Introduction:  legislation, classification of role.
Maths:   resources, methodologies and strategies
English:   resources and methodologies
Assessment:   screening, standardised and diagnostic tests
Team Teaching:   outline, definition, programmes of work and planning
- IPLPs:   formation of individual and group IPLPs 

 Dates:  5 consecutive Wednesdays:  27/02, 06/03, 13/03, 20/03, 27/03/2019

Tutor:    Ann Goggins

Course date 27-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 27-03-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 28
Registered 10
Cut off date 26-02-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
18

Date & Time:  Thurs 7th March 2019, 5pm-7pm

Facilitator:   Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc.

Teresa has 30 years’ experience as a Principal and now works as an Occupational Psychologist, Business Executive & Personal Coach, Mediator & Registered Psychometric Test User 1 & 2 – Ability and Personality (British Psychological Society). Teresa is also a Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst. She is Director of ‘THC Consultancy Ltd’, working extensively across both public and private sectors, helping organisations identify and grow their best talent; helping individuals with their career progression planning, offering motivational Talks, Training, Coaching, lecturing part-time on Masters Programme at Mary Immaculate College and Tutoring on PDSL at University of Limerick base.

  The role of the Principal, Senior & Middle Management Teams in building and maintaining a Resilient Workforce

  • Understanding ‘resilience’ as a concept – personal resilience and organisational resilience.

  • Connecting Resilience and Social & Emotional Intelligence.

  • Are you a ‘resilient’ person?  Learn how to measure and strengthen your resilience levels.

  • How do your ‘resilience’ levels impact your Leadership style, workplace culture and those you lead?

          ·        What are the benefits of ‘resilience’ when managing change, collaborating and building relationships?

Course date 07-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-03-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 22
Cut off date 06-03-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
3
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