Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

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Renew your ‘well’ of energy this summer!

 The overall aim of this online course is to create a comfortable, relaxing 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.

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. 

 The online course in Well-Being, Self-Care and Renewal for the Primary Teacher will run in two separate tranches:

Course Code 18KEC317 - 2nd July - 20th July (cut-off point for course registration 17th July )

Course Code 18KEC318 - 6th August - 24th August (cut-off point for course registration 21st August)

Please note that both tranches are advertised separately so please ensure that you are registering for your correct choice of dates

Please note:  Standard Course fee of €75

However, Early Bird offer of €65 course fee will apply from Thurs 10th May - Sunday 20th May

You will be able to create your account to register before the course begins and access to actual course content will go live at 9am on 6th August.  We have experienced tutors ready to support you throughout your online course this summer.



Course date: 17-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 21-08-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Registered: 6
Individual Price: €75.00
Location: ON-LINE

This creative and innovative summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the filmmaking process as they work towards creating their very own short film. Each module in this course is designed to encompass a hands-on approach to learning and mirrors the process, step by step, that participants can use when undertaking filmmaking in their own classrooms.

Each module focuses upon a specific step in the filmmaking process and how this may be applied to a classroom setting to support and enhance pupils’ literacy development across the curriculum. Discussion regarding each aspect is followed by directed tasks and activities to develop participants’ understanding. Throughout the week participants will gain insight into the range of skills associated with filmmaking that their pupils can develop through the effective use of digital technologies, such as those associated with planning a shoot, capturing footage and editing. All participants are fully supported at each stage along the way by PDST TiE Tutors in this area.

Content in this course shall also focus on the Fís Film Project. Here useful resources, as well as examples of note for use in the classroom, will be discussed and explored. Other important related areas of course content to be explored 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:  Bryan Lynch


Course date: 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 18-08-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 16
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot, Co. Kildare

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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