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Cluster 1 will take place in The Education Centre Tralee on Monday 17th September at 5.00. NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead Process.

Course date Monday, 17 September 2018
Course End Date Monday, 17 September 2018
Cut off date Monday, 17 September 2018
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Course date Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Course End Date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Cut off date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Number Hours 2
Course date Wednesday, 05 September 2018
Course End Date Thursday, 23 May 2019
Cut off date Thursday, 23 May 2019
Number Hours 2

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Course date Tuesday, 04 September 2018
Course End Date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Cut off date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Number Hours 2
Course date Tuesday, 04 September 2018
Course End Date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Cut off date Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Primary Language Curriculum Drop In Clinic

Individual Teachers or gruops of teachers from particular class groupings are invited to meet with a PLC advisor to discuss the needs of their school with regards to implementing the PLC.

Course date Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Course End Date Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Cut off date Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Speaker Elizabeth Breen

A Primary Language Curriculum seminar will be made available for teachers who were unable to attend training during the school year 2017/2018.

It will take place on Monday the 27th of August from 9:15am to 3:15pm in Tralee Education Centre.

This seminar will explore the Reading and Writing strands in depth, with a particular focus on the learning outcomes and the progression continua in the Primary Language Curriculum.

Please note, this seminar is not suitable for teachers who have already attended the Reading & Writing PLC Seminar this year.

If you are interested in attending please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book your place

Course date Monday, 27 August 2018
Course End Date Monday, 27 August 2018
Cut off date Monday, 27 August 2018
Speaker Elizabeth Breen

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

This innovative course for 2018 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 students’ 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. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning 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.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes 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 can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 20 August 2018
Course End Date Friday, 24 August 2018
Cut off date Monday, 20 August 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Brenda Walsh
Number Hours 20

The course is a practical hands - on week of learning in the beautiful setting of Gortbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy, Tralee.

Elements covered include planning and designing the Living Classroom, basic gardening skills, outdoor classroom management and linking the formal and informal Curriculum within the Living Classroom.

Promoting Well-being through the Living Classroom is a central feature of this Course. The objective is to introduce teachers to the concept of using the school grounds as an educational resource or ‘Living Classroom’ where practical activities can be undertaken to support and implement the Curriculum formally and informally. The development of Literacy and Numeracy skills and the promotion of life skills leading to positive well-being and health are predominant themes throughout the Course. The Course which will also enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their particular school grounds and plan long term improvements.

Course date Monday, 20 August 2018
Course End Date Friday, 24 August 2018
Cut off date Friday, 27 July 2018
Individual Price 50.00
Speaker Ian McGrigor/Niamh Ni Dhuill
Number Hours 20

This course provides the participants with tools to support their own mental health and wellbeing and that of their students through the medium of art and meditative practices.   In a relaxed and supportive environment it explores how art and meditation can be used to manage stress, increase ability to cope in challenging situations and build mental and emotional resilience.                              

Course date Monday, 20 August 2018
Course End Date Friday, 24 August 2018
Cut off date Monday, 13 August 2018
Individual Price 50.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20

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My name is Nikki Roberts. I hail from Greystones in Co. Wicklow and now live in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. I have a medical background having worked within mental health in both public & private sectors for the last 3 decades. I hold MA (Hons) Art Psychotherapy BA (Hons) degrees and have a private practice as well as holding clinics at various educational, healthcare and industry -based locations. I am qualified as a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and also as a Master Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Practitioner. I studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Dublin and Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. I work as an Art Psychotherapist for the South West Counselling Centre, South Kerry Development Partnership (SKDP) and am Resident Psychotherapist at the ISK Intermediate School, Killorglin. I hold voluntary monthly clinics at Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support. I am a Reiki Master, Intuitive and Pranic Energy Healing Practitioner. I facilitate face to face CPD courses and Croke Park Hours for schools nationwide and am the Creative Designer for “Difference Days” – (an organisation that runs corporate socially responsible projects - featuring on TV3 & RTE)

“I AM” – Integrating Art & Mindfulness - is a new user friendly online course. Participants can explore the importance of leading a holistic lifestyle and how to integrate it simply into their daily routine. This course provides participants with tools to support their own positive mental health and wellbeing and that of their students through the medium of art and meditative practices.

The “I AM” course is a gentle and thought provoking course that offers the participant calm, relaxing and peaceful meditations through the use of self-soothing techniques and exercises to allow introspective and contemplative reflection.

“I AM” seamlessly integrates with both the Visual Arts and SPHE curriculum. The course considers how art, meditation and mindfulness can be used to manage stress, increase one’s ability to cope in challenging situations and build mental and emotional resilience.

The “I AM” course provides a yearly scheme that demonstrates how mindfulness and the Visual Arts are integrated. Individual lesson plans expand on the yearly plan. There is no need to possess any perceived artistic abilities. This is a course that offers a platform to use the medium of art as a self-soothing tool. There is no right or wrong way of creating an image and there will be no critiquing of your artwork. The images are simply for you to consider and review.

PARTICIPANTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE 20 HOUR “I AM” ONLINE COURSE QUALIFY FOR EPV DAYS

Course date Monday, 06 August 2018
Course End Date Thursday, 23 August 2018
Cut off date Friday, 17 August 2018
Individual Price EUR79.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20

This course provides the participants with tools to support their own mental health and wellbeing and that of their students through the medium of art and meditative practices.    In a relaxed and supportive environment it explores how art and meditation can be used to manage stress, increase ability to cope in challenging situations and build mental and emotional resilience

Course date Monday, 09 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 13 July 2018
Cut off date Monday, 09 July 2018
Individual Price 50.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20

This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching; promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy.

Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be used in their classrooms; they can also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can be applied in their own settings to great effect.

Other important key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework; and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Wednesday, 04 July 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Paddy Keane & Tom Roche
Number Hours 20

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

This innovative course for 2018 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 students’ 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. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning 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.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes 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 can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Gráinne Keane & Huw Roberts
Number Hours 20

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 focuses on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. Key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Tom Roche
Number Hours 20

Embedding Digital Technologies in the Primary School Classroom

This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching; promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy.

Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be used in their classrooms; they can also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can be applied in their own settings to great effect.

Other important key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework; and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Nora Falvey & Olivia Buckley
Number Hours 20

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

This innovative course for 2018 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 students’ 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. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning 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.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes 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 can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Barry O'Leary & Tim Long
Number Hours 20

Tablets to Support Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 focuses on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. Key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Caitriona Behan & Eileen Murphy
Number Hours 20

Tablets to Support Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 focuses on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. Key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Monday, 02 July 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Róisín Johnson
Number Hours 20

Creating and Using Digital Resources across the Primary Curriculum

In this popular PDST TiE course for 2018, the emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, whilst also exploring useful online tools to support and enhance pupils’ cross-curricular work.  

Each module includes ample opportunity for discussion centred on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of digital technologies in creating meaningful learning opportunities in the areas of literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom-based examples of differentiation across the curriculum so as to provide for all pupils levels of ability and the variety of needs that exist within every class.

Other important related areas of course content to be explored during the week include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date Monday, 02 July 2018
Course End Date Friday, 06 July 2018
Cut off date Friday, 29 June 2018
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Denis Moynihan
Number Hours 20

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The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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