Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Post-Primary

 NEPS Workshop on Planning for and Responding to

Critical Incidents in Post-Primary Schools

(As this workshop is being offered on 2 different dates, in 2 different venues, please ensure you are booking in for the workshop date & venue of your choice)

Date:     Thursday 27th September 2018

Time:     1.30pm-4pm (Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available on arrival from 1pm)

Venue:   Kildare Education Centre  

Under the Action Plan for Education, the DES is requesting representatives from all Post Primary Schools to attend workshops on prevention, preparation for and responding to Critical Incidents. See attached flyer outlining the aims and objective of each workshop.

 

This workshop is aimed at Principal teachers, Guidance Counsellors and/or members of the Schools Critical Incident Management Team or Student Support Team and will be delivered by psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS).   To determine the effectiveness of this training and to improve outcomes for schools, attendees will be asked to complete short ‘pre’ and ‘post’ and follow-up questionaires.

  

Aim of the workshop:

  • To outline four steps in developing a critical incident plan

  • To consider what constitutes a critical incident in various school settings.

  • To share ideas on the promotion of a caring ethos of physical and psychological safety in a school which can lessen the impact of a critical incident, should it arise.

  • To consider appropriate responses in sample cases which have occurred in Irish primary schools and to share learnings and good practice from experiences of previous incidents.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Review a NEPS template to generate a critical incident management policy appropriate to the needs of a post-primary school community.

  • Review new 2016/17 NEPS guidelines and practical resources to see how these could provide welcome support at a time of great stress and challenge. (Please bring a school copy of ‘Responding to Critical Incidents – NEPS Guidelines and Resource Materials for Schools to the workshop)

  • Leave the workshop with a clear plan of the steps they need to take in order that their schools will be in a stronger position to deal with the significant challenges which a critical incident may bring in both the short- and long-term.

 Please Note:  A separate booking must be made by each person wishing to attend this workshop - facility for group bookings for teachers from the same school is NOT available. 

 

Course date: 27-09-2018 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 27-09-2018 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 26-09-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 20
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre invites you to four evening workshops to explore the concepts of:

Personal & Team Coaching in Schools

 

 Dates /Time:  Mon 1st October, 8th October, 5th November & 12th November 2018 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Carmel Lillis M.Ed., Adv.Dip. in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching.( European Mentoring and Coaching Council Affiliated)

 Coaching is an essential element in an effective professional development programme. Coaching can develop will, skill, knowledge and capacity. It taps into the intellect, behaviour, values and feelings of an educator. It can foster deep reflection where learning can take place. It supports professional conversations, collaborative practices and school improvement. It can develop joyful, resilient school communities.  

 

Course date: 01-10-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-11-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 01-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

VENUE: ARDCLOUGH VILLAGE CENTRE, ARDCLOUGH, STRAFFAN, CO. KILDARE.

DATES: 3rd October 2018, 7th November 2018 , 5th December 2018, 6th February 2019, 6th March 2019, 3rd April 2019, 1st May 2019, 5th June 2019

TIMES: 4-6 pm.  Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. 

COURSE CONTENT: See ‘Working in Tandem with the Seasons’ on www.schoolearthed.ie The course will broadly follow the content covered in each of the articles.

SUMMARY: This course will enable teachers and people who have an interest in nature education to (a) discover through engagement with practical activities what is of relevance in the natural world each month; (b) to teach the content of the strand units, Plant and animal life, Rocks and soil, Environmental awareness, and Caring for the environment using all the senses;  (c) to learn about the benefits of engaging with nature regularly for the development of a person’s mental and physical well-being, and his/her spiritual and aesthetic awareness.

PRESENTER: Paddy Madden.  Paddy is the author of ‘Go Wild at School’ and ‘The School Garden’ and co-founder of SEED -  an organisation which promotes school gardening.  He worked for many years as a primary teacher and a lecturer in a College of Education.  He is a Heritage in School specialist since 1999 and has recently completed a doctorate on the state and status of nature awareness, appreciation and education in the Irish primary educational system.

 

Course date: 03-10-2018 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 05-06-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 01-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 20
Individual Price: Free
Location: Ardclough Village Centre, Ardclough, Straffan, Co. Kildare

Following the launch of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Wellread National Award in 2015, the PDST would like to invite schools to register for a possible award in October 2019 or thereafter.

The PDST Wellread National Award aims to promote the development of a reading culture in school communities towards supporting the personal and academic development of our young people. It involves all stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, Board of Management and the wider community in reading and associated activities.

The PDST would like to invite teachers to attend a two-hour Information Session taking place in Education Centres around the country. This session will outline ways in which schools might explicitly foster and nurture a reading culture in their school, including exploring practical considerations concerning the reading environment and establishing reader networks.  This session will also consider ways in which schools might capture their ‘Wellread’ journey.  Further information can also be found on the PDST website.

For schools who are already on their Wellread journey and registered in the academic year of 2016-2017, you do not need to re-register. Schools who registered in the academic year of 2015-2016 will need to re-register for the Wellread Award.

To book a place on any of the venues below visit www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking 

Please feel free to contact Laois Education Centre on 057-8672400 extension 5 and speak to Margaret Mary Grant should you have any queries.

Timetable of Venues and Dates 

Hosting Education Centre

Date

Duration

Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny                                       

(Donegal Education Centre)

04th September                   

5-7pm

Cork Education Centre

06th September

5-7pm

Dublin West Education Centre

10th September

5-7pm

Limerick Education Centre

12th September

5-7pm

Athlone Education Centre

19th September

5-7pm

Clare Education Centre

26th September

5-7pm

Drumcondra Education Centre

01st October

5-7pm

Kildare Education Centre

03rd October

5-7pm

Wexford Education Centre

04th October

5-7pm

Course date: 03-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 03-10-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 01-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

  NEPS Workshop on Planning for and Responding to

Critical Incidents in Post-Primary Schools

(As this workshop is being offered on 2 different dates, in 2 different venues, please ensure you are booking in for the workshop date & venue of your choice)

Date:     Thursday 4th October 2018

Time:     1.30pm-4pm (Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available on arrival from 1pm)

Venue:   Áras Bhride Parish Centre, Kildare Town  

Under the Action Plan for Education, the DES is requesting representatives from all Post Primary Schools to attend workshops on prevention, preparation for and responding to Critical Incidents. See attached flyer outlining the aims and objective of each workshop.

 

This workshop is aimed at Principal teachers, Guidance Counsellors and/or members of the Schools Critical Incident Management Team or Student Support Team and will be delivered by psychologists from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS).   To determine the effectiveness of this training and to improve outcomes for schools, attendees will be asked to complete short ‘pre’ and ‘post’ and follow-up questionaires.

  

Aim of the workshop:

  • To outline four steps in developing a critical incident plan

  • To consider what constitutes a critical incident in various school settings.

  • To share ideas on the promotion of a caring ethos of physical and psychological safety in a school which can lessen the impact of a critical incident, should it arise.

  • To consider appropriate responses in sample cases which have occurred in Irish primary schools and to share learnings and good practice from experiences of previous incidents.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Review a NEPS template to generate a critical incident management policy appropriate to the needs of a post-primary school community.

  • Review new 2016/17 NEPS guidelines and practical resources to see how these could provide welcome support at a time of great stress and challenge. (Please bring a school copy of ‘Responding to Critical Incidents – NEPS Guidelines and Resource Materials for Schools to the workshop)

  • Leave the workshop with a clear plan of the steps they need to take in order that their schools will be in a stronger position to deal with the significant challenges which a critical incident may bring in both the short- and long-term.

Please Note:  A separate booking must be made by each person wishing to attend this workshop - facility for group bookings for teachers from the same school is NOT available.

 

Course date: 04-10-2018 1:00 pm
Course End Date: 04-10-2018 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 04-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Áras Bhríde Parish Centre, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare

Date / Time:  Thurs 4th October 2018 from 5pm-8pm

 

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

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free for teachers to attend. Teachers receive free resource pack at training containing lesson plans, booklets and posters

How do teachers register?

Please note, teachers must complete a 1-hour e-learning course on the IHF website www.irishheart.ie before attending the workshop.

Workshop will take place on Thursday 4th October 2018 from 5pm-8pm in Kildare Education Centre

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

Course date: 04-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 04-10-2018 8:00 pm
Cut off date: 04-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Thurs 11th October, 18th October & 25th October 2018 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 Within this ‘Teacher Breathing Space’ course you are offered that all important space to: 

·        address stress in the life of the teacher/school leader and offer practices to alleviate this stress and improve your well-being

·        address the term ‘self-care’ and look at your life in terms of renewal both personally and professionally through mindfulness and well-being practices as well as reflecting upon patterns of thinking and habitual behaviour

·        pause, notice and breathe through engaging in simple, short practices in mindful awareness and learning how to bring these practices into your daily life in simple, practical ways

·        engage in short CBT exercises that can help to identify your stressors and ‘declutter’ your mind

·        learn how to appreciate the present moment in order to cultivate a more enriched and fuller life each day

This course is focused upon the teacher’s needs in terms of your emotional and mental well-being, with a passionate belief that in any school community, the very essence and foundation of all teaching and learning begins with the educator and so this course strives to bring care and attention to the teacher/school leader in order to create an improved and enjoyable work/life balance for you.  Whilst the life of the teacher will be looked at in terms of their well-being, this course will not be covering classroom lesson plans or practices.

 

Course date: 11-10-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-10-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 11-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 6
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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