Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

ICT Courses

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

 

Tutor:  Shane O'Looney

 

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 13
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Edenderry BNS, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

This summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE engages teachers in a hands-on approach to using digital technologies in the junior classroom to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment. Each module explores a range of digital tools that can be used to effectively develop active pupil learning in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

Participants will be afforded many opportunities throughout the week to explore digital tools and online content relevant to this specific level within the primary school context. They will also explore how easily these tools can be differentiated to include all learners in the class, and in particular those with special educational needs. Relevant classroom-based examples of collaborative and cooperative work in infant classrooms will also be explored during the week by all participants as they begin to plan for the use of digital technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment in their own classrooms.

Other important related areas of course content to be explored 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:  Denise McGrath

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-04-2018 4:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 13
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Holy Child School, Ballycane, Naas

This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching, promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy in this regard.

Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be subsequently used in their classrooms, they also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can also be applied in their own settings to great effect.

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed and developed in this course also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.   

 

Tutor:  William O'Donoghue

 

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 20
Registered: 14
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Robertstown NS, Robertstown, Naas

The course begins with an exploration of digital age learning cultures (Past and Present) and examines how the nature of learning is changing in a digital age as well as the skills that students will require to navigate this changing landscape. The course also seeks to challenge school leaders’ beliefs regarding effective and meaningful technology integration towards the development of their own vision for technology integration in their school. It will help school leaders explore effective and strategic planning for technology integration and how they might lead this integration within their own context, both curricularly and organisationally. 

Furthermore the course examines Digital Citizenship and what this means for students, teachers and school leaders.  It examines how pupils can be supported to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. The course also explores excellence in professional practice as well as pedagogical considerations, incorporating the Tpack and SAMR Models for effective, transformative technology integration.  

Finally the course examines the areas of personal and professional effectiveness, linked to the leadership domain, Personal Growth and Development. Through this module participants will probe effective workload management strategies and how to harness the learning potential of peer or personalised learning networks. A core component of the week is the maintenance of an ePortfolio of participants work, which will incorporate learning from the course to help participants understand the benefits of an ePortfolio for student led, self-directed learning. This learning provides an insight into the use of portfolios/ePortfolios and constructivist approach espoused in the curriculum.

Tutor:  Stephen Donovan

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 8
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Scoil Bhríde, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard. 

Tutor:  William Carroll

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 6
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Kildare Education Centre

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Tutor:  Siobhan Hennelly

 

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 22-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 16
Registered: 13
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: St. Brigid's Primary School, Kildare Town (Academy Building)

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 week 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:  Siobhan McAndrew

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 21-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Scoil Bhride, Green Lane, Leixlip

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 centres on the effective use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, in enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in the Irish classroom.

This course offers teachers a range of practical approaches to employ when utilising tablet technology to best effect in their classrooms. To this end, key content in this course will address how the effective use of tablets can enhance pupil engagement when undertaking literacy and numeracy lessons, as well as in a cross-curricular fashion. Importantly, this course also aims to provide teachers with insights relating to key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant-oriented tasks and activities.

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ePortfolios and other methods and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

 

Tutor:  Caroline Mahon

Course date: 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Maynooth Boys National School

This creative and innovative summer course for 2018 by PDST TiE will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the filmmaking process as they work towards creating their very own short film. Each module in this course is designed to encompass a hands-on approach to learning and mirrors the process, step by step, that participants can use when undertaking filmmaking in their own classrooms.

Each module focuses upon a specific step in the filmmaking process and how this may be applied to a classroom setting to support and enhance pupils’ literacy development across the curriculum. Discussion regarding each aspect is followed by directed tasks and activities to develop participants’ understanding. Throughout the week participants will gain insight into the range of skills associated with filmmaking that their pupils can develop through the effective use of digital technologies, such as those associated with planning a shoot, capturing footage and editing. All participants are fully supported at each stage along the way by PDST TiE Tutors in this area.

Content in this course shall also focus on the Fís Film Project. Here useful resources, as well as examples of note for use in the classroom, will be discussed and explored. Other important related areas of course content to be explored 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:  Bryan Lynch

Course date: 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 06-07-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Scoil Diarmada, Castledermot, Co. Kildare

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum.

Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also introduce teachers to the the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for Mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes 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:  Ciaran Costello

 

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Course date: 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date: 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-07-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 18
Registered: 18
Individual Price: €10.00
Location: Maynooth Boys National School

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