Kildare Education Centre - Ionad Oideachas Cill Dara

Autumn Programme

This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will learn how the methodologies of computational thinking are fundamental to developing the problem-solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing.


Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the course.

Tutor:  Ciaran Costello

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Course date: 27-09-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 25-10-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 27-09-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 2
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

A revamped and revised course for 2017 from PDST TiE based on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad in this instance, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom.

Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum.

The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio of sample teaching and learning resources for all class levels over the week. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.

Participants will be required to bring their own activated iPad.

Tutor:  William Carroll

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Course date: 27-09-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 11-10-2017 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 26-09-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom. Teachers will be introduced to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress inreal-time. Teachers will also explore the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. The effective use of ICT in a primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be integrated across the curriculum and to evaluate learning outcomes.

This course is designed for primary teachers of all class levels who wish to get practical ideas as to how to make use of web tools for assessment in their classrooms.  

Participants should have intermediate Internet skills. This would be a great workshop to start a professional journey online in order to inform teaching and learning.    

  • To define assessment.
  • To distinguish assessment of and for learning
  • To know and understand the key elements of assessment for learning
  • To identify ICT tools to support assessment and evaluation strategies at primary level
  • To use a selection of ICT tools, including Padlet, Mentimeter, Socrative,Kahoot,Edmodo,StudyStack, EdPuzzle and Blendspace,  to gather, interpret and use assessment information to inform teaching and learning.

Tutor:  William O'Donoghue

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Course date: 09-10-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 16-10-2017 6:30 pm
Cut off date: 09-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. 

The course explores 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. It also explores pedagogical considerations and tools to enhance learning.

Through its leadership focus, participants will develop their own vision for learning, explore the change considerations for this vision to be realised and how to plan for this change.

Tutor:  Eoin Stakelum

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Course date: 03-10-2017 4:00 pm
Course End Date: 24-10-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date: 03-10-2017 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
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

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

NIPT Droichead Cluster 1 (PRIMARY)
26-09-2017 6:00 pm
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NIPT Droichead Cluster 1 (POST PRIMARY)
26-09-2017 6:00 pm
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