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

 

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

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

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

 

Date / Time:  Saturday 9th March 2019 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Facilitator:  Tony Hayes

A one day course covering aspects of Strand 5, the Functions section of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics Syllabus.

This one-day course will focus on:-

The meaning of the derivative of a function and its application to properties of the given function.

To begin with there will be a review of material from the Junior Cycle specifications in particular Section AF 7. d

·        Make connections between the shape of a graph and the story of a phenomenon, by looking at time/distance graphs.

Time will then be spent looking at -

·        Slope of a line as average velocity of a function between two given points.

·        the behaviour of a function in terms of

o   Increasing/decreasing.

o   Positive negative.

o   turning points

o   maximum/minimum

o   inflection/saddle inflection

·        The slope of the tangent to a point on the graph of the function.

·        First/second derivatives as indicators of the behaviour of the original function.

There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage with the material by working through examples and there will be full worked solutions to all examples.

A pdf version of the presentation will be made available to all participants via e mail on completion of the course.

Course date 09-03-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 09-03-2019 4:30 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 25
Cut off date 08-03-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre

This JCT 2-Hr evening workshop:

1.   Is aimed at teachers of English, Science, Business Studies, MFL, Visual and Gaeilge that will be facilitating a Subject Learning and Assessment Review meeting in their school in the academic year 2018/19.

2.    Will explore key considerations for the facilitator before, during and after a SLAR.

3.    Aims to further complement and develop facilitation skills from core JCT subject in-service.

4.    Provide advice, support and resources to assist facilitators in their work.

 

Course date 14-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 14-03-2019 7:35 pm
Registration Start Date 14-01-2019
Capacity 60
Registered 44
Cut off date 12-03-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
16
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