Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Post-Primary

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

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 Network of School Planners, Ireland (NSPI) will hold their 11th NATIONAL CONFERENCE on Saturday 11th November 2017 in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The theme of this conference is

“Looking at our Schools - Supporting the Changing Classroom”

Further details and conference brochure here.

 

Course date: 11-11-2017 8:30 am
Course End Date: 11-11-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 27-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 200
Registered: 47
Individual Price: €65.00
Location: The Killeshin Hotel

Date:  Mon 13th November 2017 (5pm-7pm)

Facilitator:  Pauline Kelly

  • This presentation will show the progression from learning outcomes through learning intentions; the use of oral, written and digital texts; success criteria, reflection, self and peer- assessment.
  • Demonstrating the AFL approach, it will help teachers to prepare their students for the Oral communication Task (CBA 1) and the Collection of Texts (CBA 2) and will outline requirements for SLAR meetings.

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Course date: 13-11-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 13-11-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 8
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

Kildare Education Centre

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

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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