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This one day workshop will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explore how adverse life experiences can impact on their behaviour in the classroom. 

Learning objectives:

  • Exploring the impact of trauma on the developing brain.
  • The prevalence of trauma exposure in our schools and the need to be trauma informed.
  • Gaining an understanding of trauma and how children experience trauma.
  • Trauma-sensitive practices and interventions to address the impact of trauma on children and how to increase their ability to succeed in school.

Training in trauma-informed teaching helps your students feel safe. Children who have experienced trauma have challenges with self-regulation and with learning. Frustrations can mask symptoms and causing children to act out. As a trauma informed teacher you will start to create change in your school and support the children who have experienced trauma.

Edel Lawlor is the founder and director of Expressive Play, a hugely successful child and adolescent therapy centre, and a training centre. She has over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of therapeutic support roles with both children and adults. She has a MA in psychotherapy and Play therapy, Honours Degree in Social Care, Diploma in Sand Play Therapy, Diploma in Creative Supervision and has also trained in Art Therapy, Theraplay and many other courses.  Edel specialises in facilitating workshops in a series of training events which support the diversification of practice by Play therapists and other suitably qualified professionals, including teachers, psychotherapists, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, early years and educators, family support workers and project workers.  Edel received a national award as a Social Entrepreneur at the All-stars Business awards in Croke Park and recently won Best Innovation at The Kerry man business awards.  Edel is well known for her work both locally and nationally.

Hot lunch Tea/Coffee will be provided

Course date 16-02-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 16-02-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 30
Individual Price €95.00
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 5 hours
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Balanced Integrated Literacy Instruction within the Context of the Primary Language Curriculum

This six hour course which features an overview of effective literacy instruction in the primary school will be delivered on February 13th / 27th and March 6th  2019.

 The first session will focus on:

  • the integrated nature of children’s language development
  • the language elements of the Primary Language Curriculum
  • key elements of effective early literacy instruction
  • the reciprocal nature of children’s reading and writing development with a particular focus on the early years

The second session will explore:

  • motivating children to read
  • promoting children’s language development with picture books
  • a whole school approach to children’s comprehension development

The emphasis of the third session will be on:

  • the promotion of children’s fluency development
  • approaches for the promotion of children’s vocabulary development
  • assessment for learning approaches for the promotion of children’s learning

planning effective language instruction within the context of the Primary Language

To book your place for these workshops please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie

Booking fee is €30.00 payable online.

Course date 13-02-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 06-03-2019 6:30 pm
Cut off date 13-02-2019 12:00 pm
Registered 31
Available place -1
Individual Price €30.00
Speaker Martin Gleeson
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

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

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 13-02-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 13-02-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 5
Available place 8
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please see flyer for further information on this Programme. Please note applications will be taken on a first come first served basis due to limited spaces. To register contact Kristy McFetridge on 0876396012 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration commences at 8.45am.  9am - 4pm

Course date 07-02-2019 8:45 am
Course End Date 07-02-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

"This workshop will focus on how teachers can support students in the writing-up of the Geographical Investigation with regard to the physical study. All sections of the Investigation will be discussed along with references to the marking scheme."

Course date 06-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 06-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-02-2019 10:00 am
Registered 33
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This workshop is only for NQTs

Individualised Education Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

NIPTWS15: Individualised Education Planning for Pupils with Special Educational Needs (Primary)

This workshop will support teacher planning in special educational settings.

The workshop was developed as a collaboration between the NIPT and the NCSE (SESS) in response to NQT feedback about the need for planning guidance to support children’s learning in special education contexts.

What areas will the workshop cover?

  • ? The Continuum of Support
  • ? The process of individualised education planning including Classroom Support Plans, School

               Support Plans and School Support Plus Plans

  • ? Developing and reviewing Support Plans

The workshop will include input on the collaborative development of support plans for pupils with special educational needs. It will highlight the on-line and face-to-face supports available from the NIPT and the NCSE. A practical activity-based approach underpins the workshop.

Course date 05-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 05-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-02-2019 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 14
Individual Price Free
Speaker Linda Dennehy
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Aimed at Parents of Second-level students, Career Guidance Counsellors, Year Heads and TY Co-ordinators, this course looks at ways to assist students to make good course and career choices, with personality being a key determinant in the process. Observations, approaches, tests and real-life testimonies to support the student are shared. This is a highly engaging seminar, enjoyed by student, parent and teacher.

Matching Personality to Career Choice - this is a really great course to help focus students in Senior Cycle, who are considering their options and career choices for CAO. Parents find it particularly helpful so as to be better able to support their child(ren).

Course date 02-02-2019 1:00 pm
Course End Date 02-02-2019 3:00 pm
Cut off date 01-02-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 13
Available place 17
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Aimed at assisting second-level parents to support their child with study and learning throughout second-level and with an eye on the exams. The range of what’s involved is discussed including:

  • Learning Styles, 
  • Student Motivation, 
  • Managing Time & Getting Organised, 
  • Study & learning strategies, 
  • Memory & Recall
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • How the Parent can help
Course date 02-02-2019 10:00 am
Course End Date 02-02-2019 12:00 pm
Cut off date 01-02-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 21
Available place 9
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The overall aim of this project is to train teachers in the approaches drawn from the Maths Recovery Programme in order to support in-class approaches to numeracy. In 2018/19, there will be one module available.

Module 1: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at first class (much of the content is applicable to Infants or second class: Number Words and Numerals; Structuring Number; Early Addition & Subtraction).

In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following:

  • Support the teacher to practice instruction/assessments
  • Pay costs of core text and content booklet, print materials, CD, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€200 per teacher) payable to Education Centre on application. See list below of materials included in the cost.

Participating teachers will be expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all training; complete school-based tasks; and complete a reflective journal/brief report.

Training will take place in The Education Centre Tralee and will be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

The dates are as follows:

Thursday 10th, 17th,24th,31st January  and Thursday 7th February 2019

2018_September_Mata_sa_Rang_Letter_and_Application_Form.pdf

 

Course date 31-01-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 07-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 9
Available place 16
Individual Price €200.00
Number Hours 15 hours
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Droichead Cluster 1 Primary

Course date 30-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 30-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 30-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 6
Available place 14
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

A Deputy Principal's Support group will be facilitated by Shane Foley IPPN facilitator Cork on the 30th of January here in the Education Centre in Tralee. Shane has help set up 3 very successful Deputy Principal's Support groups in Cork. It will give you the opportunity to share ideas, concerns and good practice going forward. The structure of this group going forward will be decided on at the meeting. If interested in joining this support group please register online @ www.edcentretralee.ie

Course date 30-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 30-01-2019 5:30 pm
Cut off date 30-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 7
Available place 18
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Growth mindset” This workshop presentation will introduce you to “growth mind-set”, why it is important and how to improve one’s mind-set. Dr. Dweck coined the terms fixed mind-set and growth mind-set to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement.

This is open to both Post Primary and Primary Teachers. If you wish to attend this workshop Please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book you place

 

Course date 30-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 30-01-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 30-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 30
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: St Olivers NS

TEST2r is a comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and assess the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child should have acquired.  It is an objective measure of a child’s performance based on all of the theories of why children fail to learn. TEST2r provides an individual report on each child and pointers to intervention/resources.

  Divided into two parts, the first part consists of a screener, which is made up of five tasks for use by the classroom teacher. If a child does not perform well in the screener, then the Teacher or Learning Support Teacher will administer the second part.

 

 The remainder of the tasks are more diagnostic in nature in order to clarify any literacy sub-skill needs. The Teacher and STEN team will decide on appropriate interventions to develop these skills.  The interventions may be drawn from the teacher’s own resources or from resources tab on www.test2r.ie

TEST2r is created and developed by Dr Pauline Cogan. Over 400 teachers throughout Ireland volunteered a great deal of time administering the research instruments over a period of 13 years on circa 1300 children. By such active participation in their own professional development, supported by Department of Education & Skills, they have ensured the authenticity of the research and have exemplified the best standards of professionalism. This extensive collaboration will ensure that TEST2r will be well received by all educationalists.

 

TEST2r is published by Blackrock Education Centre and is available to purchase from www.becpublishing.com or by contacting the Centre at 01 236 5013.

 This workshop is suitable for Junior, Senior Infant and SEN teachers

Course date 29-01-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 29-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 29-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 19
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Speaker Donal Ryan
Number Hours 3
Location: Education Centre Tralee

JCT CLUSTER 4 - MERCY MOUNTHAWK TRALEE. 9 SCHOOLS INVOLVED COVERING 17 SUBJECTS. To register please go to www.jct.ie or contact Carol Crean on 066-7195006 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Course date 29-01-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 29-01-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

An Bhéaltriail agus Seachtain na Gaeilge Ceardlann Iar-bhunscoile

 

 

Beidh ceardlanna ar an mBéaltriail agus Seachtain na Gaeilge

á reáchtáil ag an tSFGM (PDST) sna hIonaid Oideachais go luath.

Sa cheardlann seo:

  • déanfar forbhreathnú ar an leagan amach atá ar an mBéaltriail ag leibhéal na hArdteistiméireachta.
  • déanfar forbhreathnú ar na gnéithe is suntasaí a bhaineann leis an labhairt a fhorbairt agus a mheas.
  • tabharfar samplaí praiticiúla de straitéisí, acmhainní agus féidearthachtaí don seomra ranga Gaeilge agus don scoil a spreagfaidh úsáid na Gaeilge don Bhéaltriail agus le linn Sheachtain na Gaeilge
  • Lean an nasc www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking chun clárú ar líne agus áit a chur in áirithe ar an gcúrsa

Course date 24-01-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date 24-01-2019 8:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

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

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 24-01-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-01-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 9
Available place 4
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This talk will examine spelling as a skill and also as a developmental process. It will explore reasons why children struggle with spelling and what can be done to overcome these difficulties. It will also examine strategies to aid spelling development. Using case studies, it will show how to detect spelling difficulties and suggest methodologies

Expected Outcomes: Participants will have an increased awareness of spelling as a skill and how spelling develops. They will be able to examine children's writing and detect strengths and weaknesses and build up a profile of the child's spelling development. It will also lead participants to reflect on their own classroom practice and how the quality of errors determines spelling improvementHelping_the_struggling_Speller.pdf

Course date 23-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 23-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 23-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 30
Available place 0
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Brendan Culligan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 23-01-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 23-01-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 23-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 12
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

22nd of January 4.30-6.30pm. 

Chess for Primary School Teachers. 

This course is suitable for Primary School teachers who would like to teach chess or set up a chess club in their schools. 

It will be taught by former Connacht Champion John Alfred who is a native of Limerick. This two hour workshop will give teachers an insight into the basic rules of chess with a view to getting them to use it with their classes in their schools. 

Register online. Free. 

If any school is interested in taking part in a chess tournament in the month of March please email kay@edcentretralee.ie 

It will take about 3 hours and will take place in the Education Centre. 

Course date 22-01-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 22-01-2019 6:30 pm
Cut off date 22-01-2019 12:00 am
Registered 9
Available place 16
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Contact Us

The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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