Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Post-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:          Thursday 25th October 2018 (9am-1pm) (light lunch will be provided at the end of the training session)

Venue:       Kildare Education Centre 

What is safeTALK?

safeTALK is an internationally recognised half-day training programme that supports participants to recognise and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide, and to connect them with community resources.  These specific skills are called suicide alertness.

 

The programme stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide.  Participants are supported to be able to use the word suicide I their conversations.

 

Role of the training:

The training will support teachers at an individual level. Teachers are not trained to train other teachers/individuals.

 

Who is safeTALK for?

This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become suicide alert.

 

Who is safeTALK not for?

safeTALK is not suitable for any individual who has been bereaved by suicide in the last 12 months.

 

How long is the training?

The training will run for 4 hours. All participants will complete a pre and post evaluation on the day.

 

What have teachers said who have done this training?

Teacher 1: ‘Excellent training, very interactive, involving participants, makes it a lot easier to talk about suicide’.

 

Teacher 2: ‘Wonderful course - I feel so much more confident in dealing with this issue’.

 

Teacher 3: ‘Excellent training. V. informative, good mix of teaching methods and feel a lot more confident addressing this issue now’.

 

Participant Learning Objectives:

·        To identify people who have thoughts of suicide.

·        Recognise that invitations to help that are often overlooked

·        Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide risk.

·       Apply the TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep safe) steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help.

·       Connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further community resources.

·       Increased knowledge of resources in your local community

Participant Learning Outcomes:

    • Attitudes/knowledge in relation to suicidal behaviour have changed
    • Have developed a greater understanding of the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide
    • Improved knowledge about suicidal behaviour and risk factors
    • Have increased confidence to deal with suicidal behaviour

 

  

Course date: 25-10-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date: 25-10-2018 1:00 pm
Cut off date: 24-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 19
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

A two-hour session for post-primary teachers and school leaders interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in your local Education Centre from October 2018.

This cluster will:

•   support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas
•   aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students’ learning in literacy
•   focus on writing effective targets and actions for improving literacy for students
•   engage in review and evaluation by reflecting on Looking at Our School 2016 and the School Self Evaluation Guidelines 2016-2020

NEW! If you would like to make a brief presentation of a strategy, idea or a resource that you have used or created in the area of Literacy, at one of the Cluster venues, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will accommodate and support you in your delivery and presentation!

 This cluster meeting will take place in Kildare Education Centre on Thursday 25th October 2018 (5pm-7pm).

For a FULL listing of venues and dates for these Cluster meetings, please click here

To register a place on your local cluster, please log onto www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking and search under the heading for "2018 Post Primary Literacy Clusters Autumn 2018

Course date: 25-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-10-2018 7:00 pm
Capacity: 25
Registered: 0
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

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:  Monday 19th November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Post 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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Course date: 19-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 19-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 15-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 6
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Seminar Date:  Wednesday 21st November 2018

Please note: This seminar day is for Post 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: 21-11-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 21-11-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date: 19-11-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
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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Up-coming Courses

18KEC508 Irish Made Easier for Parents
22-10-2018 7:00 pm
Category:  Other Courses
18KE805 Google CS First
24-10-2018 7:00 pm
Category:  Primary | Post-Primary

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