Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Primary

This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding.  Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities.  There is an array of tools including Lego and Bee-Bots which are colourful and easy-to-operate.  The bee-bots are a little robot which is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving and just having fun.  These can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class.  While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas.

Dates:  Monday 23rd October & Monday 20th November from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Tutor:  Ciaran Costello

Venue:  Maynooth Boys National School

 

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Course date: 23-10-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 20-11-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 23-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Maynooth Boys National School

Date:  Tues 24th October 2017 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Brendan Culligan

 

In 1999 the Revised Curriculum referred to the ‘centrality of language’ in learning. Cummins and Ó Dhuibhir, (2012) state that the ‘Primary School Curriculum as currently structured is not suitable to meet the needs of diverse learners in different contexts’. Where now for the classroom or learning support teacher? This session will examine

·        the components of language

·        the functions of language

·        receptive and expressive difficulties and 

·        Offer practical ideas / games to assist children who may be struggling with language.

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Course date: 24-10-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 24-10-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 23-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 28
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Training details

This training course will provide a hands-on introduction to Google’s CS First programme, including an overview of the materials available to facilitators as well as the workflow for setting up and running a club. The objective of the course is to provide educators with the skills necessary to set up a club in their school or education centre after this training day.

CS First details

CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers

Users

Over 4,600 schools have used CS First clubs to introduce computer science to students. 700,000+ users and growing.  The CS First curriculum is free and easy to use — no computer science experience required!

Clubs are available in a variety of themes, such as music, art, and game design that are designed to capture a student's existing interests. Each theme contains up to 10 hours of content across 8 learning activities.

Materials

  • are completely free and available online
  • are targeted at students age 9 - 14
  • can be tailored to fit your schedule and needs
  • involve block-based coding using Scratch
  • are themed to attract students with varied interests e.g. sport, art, music, game design

Participants are required if possible to bring their own headphones for the duration of the course.

For more information please visit https://www.cs-first.com

Tutor:  Ciara Howard

 

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Course date: 25-10-2017 6:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-10-2017 8:30 pm
Cut off date: 25-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 18
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Once a week (Wed evening 7pm-8.30pm) - commencing Wed 25th Oct – Wed 13th Dec 2017

Facilitator:  Mr. Lichaou Li.

 

The UCD Confucius Institute of Ireland (CII) is dedicated to the development of Chinese education in Ireland, to increase the number of teachers teaching Chinese, to strengthen these teachers’ abilities in Chinese and to improve the quality of Chinese teaching itself. 

In order to cater for the growing demand of Chinese language and culture education in Irish schools the UCD CII launched training programmes for Irish teachers in 2011. These programmes aim to help Irish teachers build their capacity of independent and sustainable capacity to teach Chinese modules in their schools. 

In conjunction with Kildare Education Centre, an introductory course on Chinese culture and language will be delivered locally. The course is based on small class sizes, excellent rapport between the tutor and the participants and using practical everyday examples of language and culture.

Participants from previous courses have gone on to take official Chinese examinations and are now teaching Chinese in their own schools.

Please note there is no fee for this course.

Course date: 25-10-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 13-12-2017 8:30 pm
Cut off date: 24-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Beidh ceardlanna do mhúinteoirí bunscoile ar Fónaicí á reáchtáil ag an PDST go luath.
Ag deireadh na ceardlainne seo beidh tuiscint shoiléir ag na múinteoirí ar na príomhghnéithe a bhaineann le fhónaicí. Le linn na ceardlainne glacfaidh múinteoirí páirt i ngníomhaíochtaí praiticiúla chun tacú le fónaicí ó bhéal, a mhúineadh go héifeachtach.

Lean an nasc www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking chun clárú ar líne agus áit a chur in áirithe ar an gcúrsa

Course date: 07-11-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 14-11-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free

Dates:  Thurs 9th & 16th November 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Marese O’Connell

 This practical and informative course has been designed to introduce teachers to the bodhrán. Teachers will be shown some simple beats and techniques on the bodhrán as well as some ideas of how to incorporate the bodhrán into the music curriculum.

Kildare Education Centre has purchased 2 full class sets of 30 (14 inch) bodhráns. Following completion of the course, the sets will be made available to schools on a rotational basis for a period of two weeks. To apply for short-term use of the sets, at least one teacher from your school must have completed the course.

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Course date: 09-11-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-11-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 08-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 12
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The Department of Education and Skills issued Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools in September 2011 (See Circular 00065/2011). All newly appointed Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) are advised to attend child protection training in order to be clear about their role, and in order to ensure that all staff members understand their responsibilities under the Child Protection Procedures. 

Please note that the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools referenced above along with the underpinning guidelines ‘Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children’, are currently being revised. The PDST therefore is also required to update its range of supports for schools in line with the revised procedures and new guidelines. Consequently we will be offering this in-service for the revised versions in Term 2 2018.

In the meantime, however, due to demand from newly appointed DLPs and DDLPs for immediate training this term, the PDST is providing a one-day training course for newly appointed DLPs and DDLPs. Schools should note that this training will be based on Circular 0065/2011 (i.e. existing guidelines) which will be replaced by the revised versions accompanied by training in Term 2, 2018. The PDST will keep schools updated regarding this in-service which will become available to all schools in Term 2.

Places for the seminar this term (based on existing guidelines), is strictly reserved for newly appointed DLPs and DDLPs only. 

The Department of Education and Skills will facilitate substitute cover where necessary.

You may wish to look at the child protection section of the PDST website at www.pdst.ie/childprotection.  It contains relevant documentation as well as presentations which you may find useful for sharing with staff or parents.

The PDST request that you bring your own copy of the Child Protection procedures to the training day. These are available on www.pdst.ie/childprotection

On-Line Registration via the PDSTworkshop (www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking) is required.

 

Course date: 13-11-2017 9:15 am
Course End Date: 13-11-2017 3:15 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Tues 14th, 21st & 28th November 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Kieran Gallagher 

For teachers who would like a new avenue to explore in delivering music with confidence.

No musical experience necessary. 

We will be using pulse, tempo, tones, prepared instruments, homemade instruments, the human voice and the human body.  Background will be given on the use of percussion on a local and global scale.  The group will learn concentrating/focusing techniques, ways of exploring individuality in musical expression as well as experiencing first hand ensemble music making and the many elements surrounding performance. Continually exploring the element of self-esteem through personal achievement. 

The objective of the course is to give all of the participants the ability to use music/percussion in their classrooms with the participation of all students.

All participants will develop new skills enabling them to instigate active music making in their class/school.

Kildare Education Centre has purchased 2 sets of drums.  Following completion of the course, the sets will be made available to schools on a rotational basis for a period of two weeks. To apply for short-term use of the sets, at least one teacher from your school must have completed the course.

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Course date: 14-11-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 28-11-2017 9:00 pm
Capacity: 20
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 16th November 2017 (4pm-6.30pm)

Facilitator:  Sarah Butler

This practical workshop, facilitated by an Occupational Therapist, supports teachers in adjusting tasks to cater for children's diverse needs in completing classroom activities.  Focusing on common areas of difficulty, such as handwriting, scissors, colouring, drawing, seating, PE and yard-play, the workshop shares strategies to achieve 'just-right' challenges in physical learning activities.

 Workshop goals:

  • Identify the factors influencing children's performances and difficulties.
  • Discover practical strategies to adjust activities, prompts and equipment to accommodate pupil need.
  • Gain hands-on experience adjusting relevant activities and support levels in everyday school activities.

 This workshop is fully tailored to your requirements as a practitioner (resource, learning support or class teacher).  Prior to the workshop it is helpful to consider a list of activities your pupils struggle with in their learning environment.

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Course date: 16-11-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-11-2017 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 9
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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