Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Primary

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

Tutor:  Ciara Howard

Course date: 24-10-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 24-10-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 23-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 16
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:  Tues 6th November 2018 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Seán Hourihane BL

Participants will be provided opportunities to discuss recent case law and statutory changes in some of the following key areas: 

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Health & Safety Law
  • Education Law
  • Protective Disclosures Act
  • Child Protection
  • Corporate Governance & Finance
Course date: 06-11-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 06-11-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 12
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

This course will provide participants with practical examples of how to use iPads in their classroom. The Apps covered in this course can be applied to numerous subject areas thus not limiting the use of iPads in your classroom.

Through active and engaging activities participants will get to experience the same benefits and excitement that a class would receive when technology is used in the classroom.

While exploring the use of iPads the tutor will provide a module detailing how your IWB (namely ActivPanels) can be used in conjunction with iPads and also how the ActivPanel is much more than just a projector.

Course Content:

This course consists of four two hour modules:

  • Revision of iPads general functions and Classroom Management
  • Numeracy and Literacy Apps
  • Assessment and ePortfolios
  • Using IWB in Conjunction with your iPad

Learning Outcomes:

Having completed this course participants will be enabled to:

  1. Use the basic tools and functions of an iPad
  2. Use an iPad to support learning in any subject area
  3. Use an iPad to support children with SEN
  4. Assess their pupil’s knowledge through AFL and AOL
  5. Use their IWB (ActivPanel) effectively in their classroom

**iPads will be provided but feel free to bring your own device if you have specific questions**

Tutor:  Eoin Stakelum

Course date: 07-11-2018 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 05-12-2018 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

PDST are offering new RSE full-day seminars this term. The focus of the seminar will be primarily on teaching the sensitive elements of RSE from Infants to Sixth class, in the context of Social, Personal and Health Education.
The course will be experiential and practical in its approach.

The seminar will include:
•   An overview of RSE as a core component of SPHE
•   The role and function of an RSE policy
•   Methodologies for teaching RSE
•   Creating a safe classroom environment

 

School Principals are invited to nominate one or two teachers from their school to attend this seminar.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

The groups will be limited to 24 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Participants are asked to bring along their own copies of the four RSE books entitled “Resource Materials for Relationships & Sexuality Education”, which are available to download from http://www.pdst.ie/node/811 or purchase from https://www.laoisedcentre.ie/pdstpublications/

Teachers wishing to attend this seminar are instructed to go to the PDST online booking system in order to book their place, and these events are now live and ready for teachers to book.

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=RSE&subject=Health+%26+Wellbeing&ec_name=All&sector=Primary

 This seminar is taking place in Kildare Education Centre on Monday 12th November 2018 (9.15am-3.15)

  For a full listing of seminar dates, venues and times, please here:

Course date: 12-11-2018 9:15 am
Course End Date: 12-11-2018 3:15 pm
Capacity: 24
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Tuesday 13th November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

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We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 13-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 13-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 09-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 26
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

In this popular course for 2018 by PDST TiE, emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, while 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 cater for all pupil’s 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 course 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:  Brian Sweeney

Course date: 13-11-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 20-11-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 1
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:              Two-day retreat- Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November 2018

Venue:             Mount St. Anne’s Retreat Centre, Killenard, Co. Laois

Facilitator:       Ann-Marie Ireland, Primary Teacher & ChillOut Ireland Facilitator

Time:               10am – 4pm each day

Fee:                 €50

Teachers, during the winter months, we are often in need of some rest, comfort and relaxation…..so why not treat yourself to just that…...  RETREAT…..   RENEW…..   RESTORE…..           

·        Take some time out for yourself

·        Don’t wait for the Christmas break to renew your energy levels; try to renew them so you can enjoy your break instead

·        Engage in simple, enjoyable mindfulness practices in a beautiful, cozy, calm, relaxed environment

·        Renew your energy and rekindle your passion for life

·        Learn how to bring well-being practices into your personal and professional life

·        Engage in self-care in order to feel more like yourself, which will benefit those you care for and work with

·        Give yourself space to breathe and relax

·        Enjoy the company of like-minded people

 

Course date: 17-11-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date: 18-11-2018 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 16-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 13
Registered: 12
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Mount St. Anne's Retreat Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Seminar Date:  Tuesday 20th November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

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

 *** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 20-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 20-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 16-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 14
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The Wonder of Words – Effective Vocabulary Development

Through the lens of the Primary Language Curriculum, explore effective practice which immerses children in a
word-rich emotional and intellectual environment to foster and celebrate rich word usage. Explore a process
through picture books which supports the collaborative discussion of which words to teach, how to teach
individual words, maintain new words and create a culture which nurtures a curiosity and wonder about
words.

This workshop is taking place in Kildare Education Centre on Wed 21st November 2018 from 4pm-6pm.

For a full listing of alternative venues and dates, please click here

On-Line registration required via the PDST websitewww.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

Course date: 21-11-2018 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 21-11-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Thursday 22nd November 2018

 Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

 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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 22-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 22-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 20-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Tuesday 27th November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 27-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 27-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 23-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Wednesday 28th November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

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

 *** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 28-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 28-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 23-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Wednesday 5th December 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

 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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 05-12-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 05-12-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 03-12-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 12
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date / Time:  Wed 5th December from 7pm-9pm

Facilitator:  Sinéad Nooney


The teachers will be enabled to get some new ideas for Christmas themed Visual Arts lessons.
Touching on the strands of Paint and Colour and Fabric and Fibre and integrating with language and literacy, this hands on workshop will help the primary teacher to gain some new ideas that are practical and easy.

Course date: 05-12-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 05-12-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 05-12-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 22
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Monday 10th December 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

 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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 10-12-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 10-12-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 07-12-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Wednesday 9th January 2019

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

 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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

Course date: 09-01-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date: 09-01-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 04-01-2019 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Thursday 10th January 2019

Please note: This seminar day is for Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

 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

*** To access resources and partake in activities, participants are being asked to please bring a laptop only. ***

 

Course date: 10-01-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date: 10-01-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 07-01-2019 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 7
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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