Why should you attend?

These meetings will give you a chance to address personal needs, build relationships with other local stakeholders and discuss issues relating to the development & practice of computing in education. At meetings we will begin by catching up, then negotiating activities to collaborate on, and finally forming groups to work on those activities.

Activities in the meeting are to address YOUR needs in practice and might include:

 

Course date 25-02-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 25-02-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 6
Cut off date 22-02-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
19

 

Date:  Tues 26th February 2019 (5pm-7pm)

Facilitator:  Brendan O’Regan

Course description:

The objective of this workshop is to provide CSPE teachers with guidelines for managing and reporting on ‘actions’ or ‘action projects’ in the new CSPE Short Course Specifications or in the CSPE Syllabus. There will be advice on appropriate timetabling of CSPE, as part of Wellbeing, and the options for ongoing assessment arrangements into the future. For those currently working on Action Project Reports for the CSPE exam this June there will also be guidelines for effective completion. This will also be an opportunity to share experiences and resources.

Course date 26-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 26-02-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 4
Cut off date 25-02-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
26

 

Date / Time:  Mon 4th March 2019 (4pm-5.30pm)

Accelerated Reader Programme - Encouraging reading for pleasure through differentiated reading practice.

This programme offers unparalleled opportunity to provide personalised practice for students, offering insight into individual reading habits and abilities, while fostering a lifelong engagement with reading among students.

Schools will be introduced to the Accelerated Reader Programme and its benefits for Literacy development.

Course date 04-03-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 04-03-2019 5:30 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 2
Cut off date 03-03-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
28

Date & Time:  Thurs 7th March 2019, 5pm-7pm

Facilitator:   Teresa Hand-Campbell, M.Sc.

Teresa has 30 years’ experience as a Principal and now works as an Occupational Psychologist, Business Executive & Personal Coach, Mediator & Registered Psychometric Test User 1 & 2 – Ability and Personality (British Psychological Society). Teresa is also a Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst. She is Director of ‘THC Consultancy Ltd’, working extensively across both public and private sectors, helping organisations identify and grow their best talent; helping individuals with their career progression planning, offering motivational Talks, Training, Coaching, lecturing part-time on Masters Programme at Mary Immaculate College and Tutoring on PDSL at University of Limerick base.

  The role of the Principal, Senior & Middle Management Teams in building and maintaining a Resilient Workforce

  • Understanding ‘resilience’ as a concept – personal resilience and organisational resilience.

  • Connecting Resilience and Social & Emotional Intelligence.

  • Are you a ‘resilient’ person?  Learn how to measure and strengthen your resilience levels.

  • How do your ‘resilience’ levels impact your Leadership style, workplace culture and those you lead?

          ·        What are the benefits of ‘resilience’ when managing change, collaborating and building relationships?

Course date 07-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-03-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity 32
Registered 26
Cut off date 06-03-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
6

 

Date / Time:  Saturday 9th March 2019 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Facilitator:  Tony Hayes

A one day course covering aspects of Strand 5, the Functions section of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics Syllabus.

This one-day course will focus on:-

The meaning of the derivative of a function and its application to properties of the given function.

To begin with there will be a review of material from the Junior Cycle specifications in particular Section AF 7. d

·        Make connections between the shape of a graph and the story of a phenomenon, by looking at time/distance graphs.

Time will then be spent looking at -

·        Slope of a line as average velocity of a function between two given points.

·        the behaviour of a function in terms of

o   Increasing/decreasing.

o   Positive negative.

o   turning points

o   maximum/minimum

o   inflection/saddle inflection

·        The slope of the tangent to a point on the graph of the function.

·        First/second derivatives as indicators of the behaviour of the original function.

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

A pdf version of the presentation will be made available to all participants via e mail on completion of the course.

Course date 09-03-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 09-03-2019 4:30 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 25
Cut off date 08-03-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre

This JCT 2-Hr evening workshop:

1.   Is aimed at teachers of English, Science, Business Studies, MFL, Visual and Gaeilge that will be facilitating a Subject Learning and Assessment Review meeting in their school in the academic year 2018/19.

2.    Will explore key considerations for the facilitator before, during and after a SLAR.

3.    Aims to further complement and develop facilitation skills from core JCT subject in-service.

4.    Provide advice, support and resources to assist facilitators in their work.

 

Course date 14-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 14-03-2019 7:35 pm
Registration Start Date 14-01-2019
Capacity 60
Registered 60
Cut off date 12-03-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre

 

Date / Time: Thursday 21st March 2019 (6pm-8pm)

Facilitator:  Susan Gibney

This Information Session on Nurture Group Theory and Practice is an introduction for school personnel on the theory behind Nurture Groups and how to engage in the practice of running a Nurture Group and being a Nurturing School. 

During this session, the following will be addressed:

  • The practicalities of setting up and running a nurture group – early years, primary and secondary.
  • An outline of up-to-date research in attachment theory and neuroscience.
  • Nurture Groups and child development and learning.
  • An introduction to the Boxall Profile and how it is used to refer children and youngpeople, set targets and put in place practical strategies to address the challenges children have.
  • Linking to the curriculum.
  • Developing a whole-school nurturing approach.
  • Monitoring and evaluation through a structured, evidence-based, planned approach.

This Information Session will be of interest to those who wish to set up and run a nurture group. It is also suitable for schools who want to adopt a more nurturing approach while working with children who have any or all of the following: social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, low resilience, self-regulation difficulties and/or self-expression difficulties.

Following the Information Session, participants will have the opportunity to enrol in a full 'Nurture Group Theory and Practice Course', in Kildare Education Centre, with an option for accreditation as a Nurture Group Practitioner (on submission of an assignment).

Course date 21-03-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date 21-03-2019 8:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 1
Cut off date 20-03-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
29

SEMINAR FOR POST PRIMARY PRINCIPALS

The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection called Child Protection and Safeguarding and Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017

To familiarise principals with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model, the Inspectorate is facilitating a number of seminars at a number of Education Centres.  The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

Venue:   Kildare Education Centre 

Date:   Monday 1st April 2019 (10.30am-12.30pm)  (Tea/Coffee on arrival)

Course date 01-04-2019 10:30 am
Course End Date 01-04-2019 12:30 pm
Capacity 60
Registered 34
Cut off date 29-03-2019
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
26

Date / Time:  Thurs 16th May 2019 from 6pm-9pm

What is Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.

What is involved?

The programme is available only to PE teachers.

There are two parts to the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme:

  • A 1-hour online course on the Irish Heart Foundation website www.irishheart.ie which must be completed by teachers before attending the workshop
  • 3-hour face to face evening workshop held in Education Centres nationally

Why do schools need Y-PATH PE 4 ME?

·         Y-PATH PE 4 Me is the only programme of its kind in Ireland

·         Acknowledged by the PDST, UCC and Sport Ireland

·         Fits into wellbeing curriculum, highlighting wellbeing indicators involved in each lesson

·         Uses a whole school approach with elements for students, teachers and parents

·         Adapts current practice to allow engagement of all pupils within PE class

·         Designed by teachers for teachers

·         Evidence based on the needs of Irish children, backed by 8 years of research

·         Does not require any major equipment to run lessons

·         Emphasis on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy

·         Aims to reduce the age-related decline in physical activity common among post primary school age students

·         Focuses on empowerment, motivation and confidence

·         Gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities they enjoy

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Course date 16-05-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date 16-05-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 3
Cut off date 15-05-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location
Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare Education Centre
22
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