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Online Course for the Primary Teacher  

Self-Care, Renewal and Well-Being for the Primary Teacher

Watch the Intro Video

The overall aim of this online course is to create a comfortable, relaxing Breathing Space for the teacher/school leader to reflect, relax, rejuvenate and renew their ‘well’ of energy after the school year has ended.  Come to your laptop or computer each day and retreat into your own space where you can meditate, rest and learn.

Find out more about the course

View a Demo of the course material

The following course aims detail what the course entails:

Firstly, to address the needs of the individual teacher in relation to stress and to explore these needs actively throughout the course through understanding the physiology of the stress response along with self-care and mindfulness practices.  This course will provide a relaxing space where the teacher can reflect upon current practices in the area of well-being and learn new practices too which can then be implemented into their daily life immediately, in order to help change responses to stress and improve his/her own well-being in simple, practical ways.  The course includes guided meditations that can be enjoyed from the comfort of their own home.  (The emphasis lies on the teacher experiencing self-care and mindfulness practices for his/herself and therefore progressing naturally into the second aim).

*      Secondly, to provide the teacher with practical strategies and lessons that can be confidently implemented directly into their classroom/school community under the SPHE curriculum, along with bringing simple, enjoyable well-being resources and ideas into their daily classroom practice, that won’t just benefit the well-being of the pupils and classroom culture but will also directly benefit teacher well-being too.

Please note:  This course will run in two separate tranches which are advertised separately so please ensure that you are registering for your correct choice of dates:- 

Course Code 19KEC315 - 1st July - 19th July (cut-off point for course registration 16th July) 

Course Code 19KEC316 - 5th August - 23rd August (cut-off point for course registration 20th August)

Please note:  Standard Course fee of €60 

 PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION AND ACCESS TO THE ONLINE COURSE IS ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE https://onlinecourse.breathingspaceireland.ie/

Event Date 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 19-07-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 16-07-2019
Individual Price €60.00
Number Hours 20
Location ON-LINE

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Participants on this course will explore a range of digital tools that they can easily integrate into their classroom. Simple changes in the teaching, learning and assessment tools can increase active learning, cut down on the time spent searching for resources and sources of information and facilitate engaging forms of assessment!

Teachers will interact and experiment with an array of tools, websites and technologies throughout the course. They will use these tools in activities that can be adapted and replicated in their own classrooms.

Questions and issues explored in the course include:

●     Where can my pupils access safe trustworthy information online?

●     What resources are out there specifically for Irish classrooms?

●     How can I make assessment an engaging component of my lessons?

●     Where can I find resources to deal with online safety and cyberbullying?

●     How can my school plan together to embed Digital Technologies in teaching, learning and assessment using the Digital Learning Framework?

Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Tutor:  Ciaran Costello

An admin / nominal  centre charge of €10 will apply.  Non-refundable

Event Date 19-08-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-08-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 11
Cut off date 14-08-2019 11:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Number Hours 20
Location Scoil na Mainistreach, Oldtown Road, Celbridge, Co. Kildare W23VR98

This innovative course for 2019 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of pupils’ problem solving abilities.

Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers or tablets. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros which can be incorporated into teaching, learning and assessment from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Tutor:  Jemma Lynch

An admin / nominal  centre charge of €10 will apply.  Non-refundable

Event Date 19-08-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-08-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 5
Cut off date 14-08-2019 11:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Number Hours 20
Location St. Conleth & Marys NS, Newbridge

This innovative course for 2019 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of pupils’ problem solving abilities.

Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum. Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers or tablets. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros which can be incorporated into teaching, learning and assessment from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Tutor:  Eoin Stakelum

An admin / nominal  centre charge of €10.00 will apply.  Non-refundable

Event Date 19-08-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-08-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registered 4
Cut off date 14-08-2019 11:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Number Hours 20
Location Kildare Education Centre

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Online Course for the Primary Teacher  

Self-Care, Renewal and Well-Being for the Primary Teacher

Watch the Intro Video

The overall aim of this online course is to create a comfortable, relaxing Breathing Space for the teacher/school leader to reflect, relax, rejuvenate and renew their ‘well’ of energy after the school year has ended.  Come to your laptop or computer each day and retreat into your own space where you can meditate, rest and learn.

Find out more about the course

View a Demo of the course material

The following course aims detail what the course entails:

Firstly, to address the needs of the individual teacher in relation to stress and to explore these needs actively throughout the course through understanding the physiology of the stress response along with self-care and mindfulness practices.  This course will provide a relaxing space where the teacher can reflect upon current practices in the area of well-being and learn new practices too which can then be implemented into their daily life immediately, in order to help change responses to stress and improve his/her own well-being in simple, practical ways.  The course includes guided meditations that can be enjoyed from the comfort of their own home.  (The emphasis lies on the teacher experiencing self-care and mindfulness practices for his/herself and therefore progressing naturally into the second aim).

*      Secondly, to provide the teacher with practical strategies and lessons that can be confidently implemented directly into their classroom/school community under the SPHE curriculum, along with bringing simple, enjoyable well-being resources and ideas into their daily classroom practice, that won’t just benefit the well-being of the pupils and classroom culture but will also directly benefit teacher well-being too.

Please note:  This course will run in two separate tranches which are advertised separately so please ensure that you are registering for your correct choice of dates:- 

Course Code 19KEC315 - 1st July - 19th July (cut-off point for course registration 16th July) 

Course Code 19KEC316 - 5th August - 23rd August (cut-off point for course registration 20th August)

Please note:  Standard Course fee of €60 

 PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION AND ACCESS TO THE ONLINE COURSE IS ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE https://onlinecourse.breathingspaceireland.ie/

Event Date 05-08-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 23-08-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 20-08-2019
Individual Price €60.00
Number Hours 20
Location ON-LINE
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