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Success at school leads to success in life. Children and young people who attend school regularly attain well, learn to make friends, and are significantly more likely to find skilled employment, to avoid antisocial or criminal behaviour and to enjoy good mental health. Most children start school with confidence and enthusiasm, but some do not. They do not respond to the teaching offered, either withdrawing or behaving aggressively to teachers and fellow pupils. These children will make little progress and may reach the stage of exclusion, a damaging experience for the child and sometimes the last straw that leads troubled families to breakdown. They also have a profound and negative effect on other pupils, interfering with their work, taking more than their share of their teacher’s attention and generally lowering class morale. Much of this can be prevented. For more than 40 years, nurture groups have been demonstrating that, with the right help and support, such children and young people can successfully and cost-effectively be included in mainstream schools.

Cost:  €150 to cover the cost of resources and books, and also correction of the optional assignment should you wish to submit it for certification. 

Dates are as follows: 

21st January 4th February 11th February 18th February 4.30pm -7.30pm

Course date 21-01-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 18-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 21-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 19
Available place 11
Individual Price €150.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that carries serious health risks, which are exacerbated by incorrect concussion management steps. In a student's typical day at school, a concussion can occur during PE, playing a school sports match, playing on the school yard, or even tripping and falling in the classroom. As a member of school staff, your understanding of concussion is critical in firstly, identifying and managing a potential concussion safely and, secondly, helping students successfully recover from their injury upon their return to school. 

Concussion Coach provides Concussion Education Workshops tailored to school staff, designed to improve your understanding of this complex injury, and enable you to manage it safely. Over the course of 60 minutes, Concussion Coach delivers an interactive learning experience exploring the following key areas of concussion:

Course date 21-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 21-11-2018 12:00 am
Cut off date 21-01-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 10
Available place 30
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Managing_Aggression__Violence_in_schools.pdf

The purpose of the course is to provide school staff with:
(1) The maximum legal knowledge and vocabulary to defend themselves against potential complaints, vexatious or otherwise,
(2) The correct legal and practical terminology in how to report an aggressive or violent incident,
(3) The necessary tactical awareness skills in order to produce a positive outcome,
(4) The skills to deal with physically challenging situations,
(5) Help dealing with potential fear and anxiety in the classroom
.

This course is suitable for all staff members. Having a member of the school’s management attend is ideal.

Please note that this course is also suitable for Board of Management members and their presence would certainly be welcome.

Places are limited to 4 participants per school and there is a fee €25.00 per participant.

If you wish to attend please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book your place

Course date 19-01-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 19-01-2019 3:00 pm
Cut off date 19-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 10
Available place 30
Individual Price €20.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

17TH JANUARY 2019. 6 SCHOOLS INVOLVED COVERING 15 SUBJECTS. To register your school go to www.jct.ie or for further information contact Carol Crean 0667195000 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course date 17-01-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 17-01-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 10-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

GDPR Fundamentals for Primary Schools

See attached Poster for more details: gdpr_poster_3.pdf

Course date 16-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 16-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 1:00 pm
Registered 18
Available place 2
Individual Price €20.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

GUIDING YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION PLANNING

Aspiring Principals, those seeking Deputy Principal or AP Posts & Teachers simply pondering change Primary & Post Primary Sectors

This highly successful and motivating Talk may prove to be your first step in taking stock of your career as it guides you through the steps in your career progression planning and explains how to enhance your application & interview performance through -

  • Professional & succinct CV compilation
  • Guidance on Letters/forms of application & on-the-spot presentations
  • Effective communication with interview panels
  • Understanding the interviewer/interviewee dynamic
  • Understanding and applying key DES frameworks: ‘Looing at our Schools’ and ‘SSE’
  • Translating your skills, competencies, experience and achievements to impressive performance in the selection process
  • Objectively reviewing outcomes and moving on with confidence.
  • Offering 1-to-1 consultations. Pinning down YOUR particular career development plan – coaching, testing, guiding, shadowing you as you tread in to new territory.

Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc., Director of THC CONSULT shares 36 years experience in Education (30 yrs in Principalship), and her success and expertise as an Occupational Psychologist, Lecturer, Tutor (PDSL) a Business, Executive Coach, Certified Mediator and Registered Psychometric Test User 1 & 2 (BPS) to affirm and motivate you towards securing your ideal position, finding career satisfaction and realising your true potential.

Course date 16-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 16-01-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 14
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee
This Talk is specifically tailored for School Administrators both Primary and Post Primary, post holders and emergent Leaders with Talk, Group work and a chance to collaborate incorporated, covering topics such as:
 Setting Priorities and Delegating
 Being Visible – Staying in touch
 Maintaining flow through Systems
 Using Emotional Intelligence wisely
 Valuing a good Secretary
 Choosing a Closed or Open-Door policy
 Time-saving strategies … and more
Facilitator, Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc. blends 30 years’ experience as 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.
Course date 16-01-2019 11:00 am
Course End Date 16-01-2019 1:00 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 9
Available place 21
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Are you a ‘resilient’ person? Learn how to measure and strengthen your resilience levels.

 

How do your ‘resilience’ levels impact your Leadership style and those you lead?

 

What are the benefits of ‘resilience’ when managing change, collaborating and building relationships?

If you would like to learn more and plan sensibly, from both Educational and Occupational (Work) Psychological perspectives, this course is for you!

Venue: Education Centre Tralee

Dates: 15th January 5-7pm

Facilitator:   Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc.

Teresa has 30 years’ experience as a Principal and now works as an Occupational Psychologist, Executive & Personal Coach, Mediator & Registered Psychometric Test User 1 & 2 – Ability and Personality (British Psychological Society).

She is Director of ‘THC Consult’, working extensively across public and private sectors.   Access her website on www.thcconsult.ie

Course date 15-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 15-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 15-01-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 17
Available place 13
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

 

The seminar will:

  • Empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • Explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • Raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 14-01-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 14-01-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 13
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Target Group: Teachers who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership in post primary schools

The course will address the following themes:

  • Defining Middle Leadership
  • Models of Leadership and their application
  • Establishing and creating a vision for the role of middle leader
  • Leading teams
  • Planning
  • Managing meetings
  • Managing conflict
  • Preparing for Interviews

The course will have a practical focus and will provide opportunities for participants to engage in discussion and share good practice.

Course date 12-01-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 12-01-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 12-01-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 22
Available place 8
Individual Price €30.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Droichead Cluster 2 meeting Primary Teachers

Course date 09-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 09-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 23
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Meet Mathy. Throughout these two workshops Mathy will offer practical approaches to planning and assessing play-based learning in Maths. The workshops are suitable for teachers new to Aistear and also for those with Aistear experience, as they look at play through a mathematical lens. Participants will learn practical suggestions for developing maths language, how to plan playful lessons, and activities for teacher-led and child-led play.  Booking through PDST website: www.pdstonlinebooking.ie

St Olivers NS Ballycasheen Killarney

09/01/2019

16/01/2019

4.00 - 6.00pm

 

Course date 09-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 16-01-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 09-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle Culloty
Number Hours 4
Location: St Olivers NS

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

 

The seminar will:

  • Empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • Explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • Raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 09-01-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 09-01-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 9
Available place 4
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Droichead Post Primary Cluster 2 workshop

Course date 07-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 07-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

COURSE DESCRIPTION

With the introduction of the Junior Cycle Specifications, the focus this year is on planning, teaching and assessment practises which support the principles underpinning the new Junior Cycle. All the sessions are geared to presenting practical ideas for the classroom and will be accompanied by ready to use resources.

Titles:

  1. Planning Units of Work for Junior Cycle Geography: Teaching Learning outcome 2.3 (identify how the physical landscape influences the development of primary activities) in a non-linear integrated approach.
  2. Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time: The role of reflective practice to support student learning in geography classrooms.

 Biographical Note on Presenter: Edmond Hussey is a Geography teacher in Christian Brothers College (CBC Cork). Edmond has over 17 years of teaching experience and is an active member of Cork Geography Teachers Association. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Edmond was awarded a B.A in Liberal Arts in the Subject areas of Geography, Media and Communications. Committed to continuous development in 2012, he received First Class Masters of Education from UCC.  In addition, he was amongst the first cohort to graduate in the Toraíocht (Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership) program run by NUIM. An active advocate for use of Mobile Tablet Devices as a learning tool, in particular the use of Digital Learning Platforms in Geography pedagogy. Previously he was on secondment to the PDST as an advisor, Edmond pioneered, facilitated and supported schools in the development and delivery of Politics and Society as Leaving Certificate Subject. Edmond was a consultant author on Geography Now! The Educational Company of Ireland new Junior Cycle Textbook.

Course date 13-12-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date 13-12-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 12-12-2018 5:00 pm
Registered 18
Available place 12
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
The Fatherhood Programme is a parenting programme for fathers, developed in 2010 by Brendan Dennehy. Harvard research confirms that a father’s active participation and emotional engagement with his children leads to improved Academic, Social/Emotional and Behavioural outcomes. As an involved father, you can have a lasting positive influence on your children, from birth right through to adulthood. About the Programme
Fathers from every walk of life attend the programme, in schools, organisations and in the community. The programme is fun and open to all. Includes new Harvard Research.
What Science Says about the Importance of Fathers
Harvard Research has shown that:
 Children who feel greater closeness to their father are twice as likely to enter third level education or find stable employment
 Father involvement leads to improved stress tolerance, better problem solving competence and greater empathy and moral sensitivity in children
 Higher levels of father involvement are correlated with confidence and sociability in children
Practical Tools and Strategies included in the Programme:  The Fatherhood Clarifier – 8 questions to find out how you’re doing as a Dad  Kidz Quiz – simple questions to ask your children, described by one Dad as ‘life changing!’  The Confidence Builder – a tool to improve your children’s confidence  The Conflict Converter – a tool to help improve family harmony Beneficial Outcomes:
 Increases confidence in your ability to relate to your children
 Positive impact on you and your child’s mental wellbeing
 Enhances your relationship with your child
Course date 13-12-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date 13-12-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 12-12-2018 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 28
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Cluster 1 will take place in The Education Centre Tralee on Wednesday 12th December 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 12-12-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 12-12-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 12-12-2018 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 23
Individual Price Free
Speaker Margaret Barry
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Measúnú chun
Foghlama sa Rang
Gaeilge
Ceardlann Iar-bhunscoile
 
? Tusicint an mhúinteora a fhorbairt maidir le hIntinní Foghlama agus Critéir ratha a aithint, a dhearadh agus a úsáid
go héifeachtach sa seomra ranga.
? Dea-chleachtas maidir le ceistiúchán éifeachtach a roinnt ar na rannpháirtithe.
? Samplaí praiticiúla de straitéisí agus féidearthachtaí a bheith i seilbh na múinteoirí maidir le haiseolas cuiditheach a
roinnt ar na scoláirí agus iad a chumasú bheith freagrach as a gcuid foghlama féin.
Ionad Oideachais Thrá Lí 11/12/2018 6 -8pm
Lean an nasc www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking chun clárú ar líne agus áit a chur in
áirithe ar an gcúrsa
Course date 11-12-2018 6:00 pm
Course End Date 11-12-2018 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-12-2018 12:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Number_Talk.pdf

  • Do you want to promote the development of mental calculation strategies in your class and school?
  • Do you want to enable the children in your class/school to become mathematically accurate, efficient and flexible in their thinking?
  • Would you like to do all this using an approach that works equally well in a whole class situation or with a small group?
  • Would you like to be equipped to start all of this in one practical and productive session?

Then this session on Number Talks is for you!

In this session, you will explore number talks, experience them for yourself, receive suggestions on how to use them with your class/groups and will have access to a whole suite of number talks resources, in fact, all you'll need to get Number Talks up and running in your class/school.

Participants are encouraged to bring an internet enabled device to this session.  

To secure a place on this workshop please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online. Please note that there is a €10.00 booking fee applicable to this workshop 

Course date 06-12-2018 6:30 pm
Course End Date 06-12-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 06-12-2018 12:00 am
Registered 21
Available place 4
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 05-12-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 05-12-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-12-2018 12:00 am
Registered 1
Available place 24
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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