Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Post-Primary

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

Facilitator:  Harry Freeman

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

 The course which will be run over three evening sessions will address the following themes:

·        Establishing  and creating a vision for the role

·        Managing Workload

·        Leading task groups

o   Running  effective meetings

o   Turning vision into action

o   Communicating

·        Managing conflict

·        Applying the School Self Evaluation model to in-school initiatives

·        Preparing for Interviews

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

 

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Course date: 14-11-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 28-11-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 13-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 30
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Saturday 14th October 2017 (9.30am - 4.30pm)

Facilitator:  Tony Hayes

A one day course aimed at Junior Certificate Mathematics Teachers who wish to engage with the solving of problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

The Junior Certificate Mathematics Syllabus for examination from 2016 contains a section in each of the five strands entitled “Synthesis and Problem Solving Skills.”

One of the learning outcomes in this section states that students should be able to

Apply their Knowledge and Skills to Solve Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts.”

This one day course aims at providing teachers of Junior Certificate Mathematics with a bank of questions which will aid them in achieving this goal.

The questions provided :

  • Range across the five strands of the Junior Certificate Syllabus.
  • Range across the three years of the Junior Certificate Cycle.
  • Allow students engage in tasks for which the solutions are not immediately obvious.
  • Are suitable for a wide range of abilities.
  • Can be scaffolded to cater for differentiated learning.
  • Can be solved by a variety of approaches and methods.
  • Link material from a number of strands.
  • Can be used to introduce and develop other concepts.

There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage with the material by working through examples and discussing the solutions and there will be full worked solutions to many of the examples.

 A PDF version of the presentation will be made available to all participants via email on completion of the course.

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Course date: 14-10-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date: 14-10-2017 4:30 pm
Cut off date: 13-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 18
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 12th October 2017 (5pm-7pm)

The programme will consist of a combination of:

  • Teacher training
  • Lesson plans
  • Learning materials
  • Equipment packs
  • Online resources

 Schools will be provided with their own manikins from the Irish Heart Foundation to afford students hands on practice and teachers will undertake a short facilitation programme through local Education Centres so they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to train students.  Participating schools must send 2 teachers to the workshop.

 Objectives:

  • To empower all post primary students to be competent in recognising cardiac emergencies and performing CPR.
  • To train a generation of life savers who will respond in the event of any cardiac emergency and not be afraid to do so. 

Expected benefits:

  • Young people will have the knowledge to recognise cardiac medical emergencies and will have the skills and confidence to perform CPR.
  • An increase in survival from sudden cardiac arrest in our communities. 

CPR training programme delivery:  

  • Students will follow along with a DVD. The programme is very hands on and follows the practice while watching format. Teachers will ensure that students follow the DVD and perform skills as demonstrated in the videos.
  • The course to be delivered to students fits perfectly into a normal class period. 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 12-10-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date: 12-10-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date: 11-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 26
Registered: 26
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

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

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Course date: 18-10-2017 7:30 pm
Course End Date: 18-10-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 17-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 22
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Dates:  Wed 8th Nov, 15th Nov & 22nd November 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

Within this ‘Teacher Breathing Space’ course, you are offered that all important space to:

  • address stress in the life of the teacher/school leader and offer practices to alleviate this stress and improve your well-being
  • address the term ‘self-care’ and look at your life in terms of renewal both personally and professionally through mindfulness and well-being practices as well as reflecting upon patterns of thinking and habitual behaviour
  • pause, notice and breathe through engaging in simple, short practices in mindful awareness and learning how to bring these practices into your daily life in simple, practical ways
  • engage in short CBT exercises that can help to identify your stressors and ‘declutter’ your mind
  • learn how to appreciate the present moment in order to cultivate a more enriched and fuller life each day

 This course is focused upon the teacher’s needs in terms of your emotional and mental well-being, with a passionate belief that in any school community, the very essence and foundation of all teaching and learning begins with the educator and so this course strives to bring care and attention to the teacher/school leader in order to create an improved and enjoyable work/life balance for you.  Whilst the life of the teacher will be looked at in terms of their well-being, this course will not be covering classroom lesson plans or practices. 

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Course date: 08-11-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 22-11-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 07-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 30th November 2017 (4pm-6pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 This 2 hour session is being offered to all Special Needs Assistants who are looking for a follow-up from a well-being and mindfulness course that they may have attended in order to offer ongoing support in this area.  Within this session, there will be mindfulness, self-care and well-being practices offered, along with opportunities for SNAs to connect with each other in terms of offering and receiving support/advice in the area of well-being and emotional health.  We will continue to look at how to use mindfulness and well-being practices in solving daily issues that arise, along with reflecting on your approach and response to every day school-life stressors.

 Please note:  This session is being offered at two different time slots on the same day (4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm).  Please ensure that you are registering for your preferred choice. 

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 30-11-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 30-11-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 29-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 26
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Date:  Thurs 30th November 2017 (7pm-9pm)

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 This 2 hour session is being offered to all Special Needs Assistants who are looking for a follow-up from a well-being and mindfulness course that they may have attended in order to offer ongoing support in this area.  Within this session, there will be mindfulness, self-care and well-being practices offered, along with opportunities for SNAs to connect with each other in terms of offering and receiving support/advice in the area of well-being and emotional health.  We will continue to look at how to use mindfulness and well-being practices in solving daily issues that arise, along with reflecting on your approach and response to every day school-life stressors.

 Please note:  This session is being offered at two different time slots on the same day (4pm-6pm & 7pm-9pm).  Please ensure that you are registering for your preferred choice. 

 

We are no longer accepting bookings for this course

Course date: 30-11-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 30-11-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 29-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 25
Registered: 25
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

 

This hands-on course uses a variety of practical websites, programmes and online resources to demonstrate to participants how ICT can be used effectively with active learning methodologies. 

 

Part of the course is aimed towards the new Junior Cert Science where teachers will use Mind-mapping software to organise their resources as well as plan for the new syllabus. Teachers will be afforded time to work in groups to make ICT resources that are aimed towards the new learning outcomes.

 

This course is for all Post Primary Teachers however it is predominantly for teachers of Junior Certificate Science. (Resources will be shared on the night)

Tutor:  Paul Rooney

 

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Course date: 19-10-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 26-10-2017 9:30 pm
Cut off date: 12-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Winter Renewal & Self-Care Retreat for Teachers

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

Dates:  Sat 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017 (10am – 4pm)

Course Fee:  €50

Facilitator:  Ann-Marie Ireland

 

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

 

   

·        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

 

                            

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Course date: 25-11-2017 10:00 am
Course End Date: 26-11-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 24-11-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 14
Registered: 10
Individual Price: €50.00
Location: Mount St. Anne's Retreat Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois

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: 0
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

PDST Problem Solving for ALL your Pupils
25-09-2017 4:00 pm
Category:  Primary
NIPT Droichead Cluster 1 (PRIMARY)
26-09-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  NIPT

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