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Leaving Certificate Marking Scheme 2019
 
The 1st event of the newly founded Kerry Geography Teachers Association takes place next Wednesday night, 16th October at 7.30 P.M. in the Tralee Education Centre. 
 
Mr James Connolly will be holding an hour long session on the marking scheme from the 2019 Leaving Certificate Geography examination. 
 
James has been correcting for many years and will undoubtedly offer valuable insight for enhancing our teaching and learning in the LC Geography classroom. 
 
The event is free to KGTA members and €10 for non members. Membership forms will be available on the night for those who wish to sign up to the KGTA. ?
Course date 16-10-2019 7:30 pm
Course End Date 16-10-2019 9:00 pm
Registered 18
Available place 12
Individual Price Free. €10 to non members and can be paid on the night
Speaker James Connolly
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

physics

 

Click on Physics for All to book your place on this course.

Course date 16-10-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 16-10-2019 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 20
Individual Price Free
Speaker PDST Advisor
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 

 You are required to bring a fully charged iPad with the latest iOS software downloaded.

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Course date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 16-10-2019 7:00 pm
Registered 26
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Robbie O' Connell & Róisín Johnston
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Course date 15-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 15-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 15-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Speaker Caoimhe Cooke & Deirdre O’ Brien
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 

 

 

Supporting Children’s Challenging Behaviour in a school setting and ways we can help them.

A two hour thought provoking Workshop for Special Needs Assistants.

This workshop will be delivered by Edel Lawlor, Expressive Play and Therapy Centre Kerry. Edel has over 20 years’ experience and is passionate about supporting children in society.   Edel specialises in working with children and is an established trainer in Kerry and nationally.

Edel is known for her unique manner of delivering workshops by engaging participants in a creative way to make training both enjoyable and memorable.

About this workshop

How many children are there in our schools or services that have been and remain misunderstood? It seems that our services are filling up with increasing numbers of distressed children. People who work with children can be left feeling disempowered and de-skilled as they try to teach them or support them. The longer we fail to connect with these children, the longer the child will miss out in opportunities in helping them realize their potential. 

Special needs assistants are key in supporting children emotionally as well as academically within the class room environment. Often behaviours occur that may need extra attention and guidance, in this workshop Edel will explore 

  • Importance of the Role of the Special Needs Assistants
  • Why children display certain behaviours
  • Triggers – how to recognise and respond
  • Special Needs Assistants Communication Skills and Knowledge that will assist in regulating children that are distressed.

Important: 

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Course date 15-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 15-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 15-10-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 29
Available place 1
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
 
 
 
 
 
 
Get prepared to ‘spook’ your students this Halloween.
This workshop will support your October music scheme with ideas explored to
compliment various strands within the music curriculum.
  • Exploring sounds
  • Improvising and creating
  • Talk about and recording
  • Performance
Come along and enjoy an evening that will be fun, interactive and engaging. The
material presented will be suitable from junior infants with advanced progression
opportunities provided to support up to 6th class.
 

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Course date 14-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 14-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 14-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 9
Available place 11
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Ann Mahony
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

Please click on Nurture Group Theory for further information on this course.

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

 

Course date 14-10-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 18-11-2019 7:30 pm
Cut off date 15-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 21
Available place 0
Individual Price €150.00
Speaker Marie Delaney
Number Hours 12
Location: Education Centre Tralee
 
 
 
 
Information Evening on Epilepsy Awareness for Teachers and SNA's
 
Epilepsy Ireland will host an Information Evening for teachers and Special needs assistants at the Education centre in Tralee on Monday 14th October from 4.30pm to 6pm. Community Resource Officer, Kathryn Foley will speak about epilepsy related issues in school, including types of seizures, first aid, triggers, activities and how to manage seizures in the school environment.
 
This event is suitable for all staff dealing with students with epilepsy in both primary and secondary schools.
There is no charge but it is essential that you pre-book your places online.
 
For further information please contact Kathryn at 064-6630301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Course date 14-10-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 14-10-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 13-10-2019 1:00 pm
Registered 50
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 

 

 

Please click on Helping the Struggling Speller for further information on this course.

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

 

Course date 10-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 10-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-10-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 31
Available place 1
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Brendan Culligan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 You are required to bring a fully charged iPad with the latest iOS software downloaded.

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Course date 09-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-10-2019 7:00 pm
Registered 24
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Robbie O’ Connell & Róisín Johnston
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 

 

 

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV: TESTS OF ACHIEVEMENT (UK & IRE EDITION)

Suitable for Primary and Post Primary Teachers especially Special Education Teachers

A 3 hour indepth training session will take place here in the Education Centre on the 9th of October. Rebecca Good will go through each of the subtests and there will be time for teachers to ask questions on the test. It is one of the most comprehensive Assessments on the market at the moment.

Gain more information in less time!  Now on its fourth edition, the WJ IV is one of the worlds most trusted and reliable assessment tools available for student and adult assessment. With 11 different subtests assessing core areas of reading, writing, and maths across and spanning an age range of 4 – 94 years the WJ IV is a 'must have' for every educational assessor and every educational setting. Developed on the cutting edge of clinical research and practice, the WJ IV is essential for any school or assessor wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of a student’s learning and is the perfect tool for reliably assessing students for access arrangements.  This edition of the WJ IV has been adjusted for UK and Ireland audience.

Ages:  4- 90+ years

Administration Time: 5-10 minutes per test

Mode: Pen and Paper Administration; Electronic Scoring

The WJ IV is the perfect assessment for accurately screening, diagnosing, and monitoring progress in reading, writing, and maths achievement areas. The UK and Ireland edition is a special edition of the WJ IV which has been designed and adapted from the WJ IV Tests of Achievement,  Form C. While the norms have not changed, all of the content has been anglicised for use in the UK and Ireland and the testing battery has been shortened from 20 tests (standard and extended battery tests available in the full Wj IV) to the 11 core tests (standard battery only) thus making it more economical, affordable, and accessible to those schools and examiners seeking out a reliable and robust assessment tool.

Examiners can choose to administer all 11 subtests or can select individual subtests for isolated use. The WJ IV will allow examiners to gain an in-depth understanding of a person’s academic strengths and weaknesses enabling targeted interventions to be put in place. Scores from the WJ IV can also be used to apply for access arrangements in the UK. With 11 subtests (see table below), spanning a huge age range (4- 90+ years) and assessing areas of early literacy and early number skills as well literacy and maths, the WJ IV is the perfect choice for students in every educational setting. 

Subtests of the WJ IV

  1. suitable for a range of educational settings (early years – adult education)
  2. profiles students literacy AND maths attainments
  3. fast administration times (5-10 mins per test)
  4. Strong diagnostic powers
  5. standard scores, percentiles and confidence intervals available
  6. great administration flexibility (choose to administer one, some or all subtests)
  7. allows a comprehensive understanding of each students pattern strengths and weaknesses
  8. ability to design targeted interventions and instructional objectives
  9. use for applications of access arrangements (7 different suitable subtests)
  10. use to inform decisions around educational placements, programmes, and resources
  11. computer scoring & reporting saves time and allows student data export and collation of score

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Course date 09-10-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 09-10-2019 7:30 pm
Cut off date 09-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 29
Available place 1
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Rebecca Good
Number Hours 3
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 07-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 07-10-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 14
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Speaker Conor Reidy
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 07-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-10-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 07-10-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 20
Available place 5
Individual Price Free
Speaker Stacey O' Leary
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Click on Biology to book your place on this course. 

Course date 02-10-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2019 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker PDST Advisor
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
 
 
 
 
Registration: 6.30 PM
Seminar begins : 6.45 PM
Seminar concludes : 9.00 PM

Summary Description

This evening seminar is designed to provide an outline of the challenges faced by students with special educational needs (SEN) in their transition from primary to post-primary school and to present suggestions and strategies that can be applied by schools in order to facilitate that transition.

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Examine legislation, policy and indicators of good practice relevant to transition

  • Explore the difficulties and challenges experienced by students with special educational needs during the transition process

  • Consider activities and strategies which may ease transitional difficulties

  • Investigate reading, resources and materials to assist in managing the transition process

Course Outline and Content

  • Policy and legislative context

  • Experiences of transition of students with special educational needs

  • Challenges of transition

  • The roles of parents, students and school staff

  • Planning for transition at post-primary

  • Strategies to support transition

Information for Applicants

This evening seminar is delivered in Education Centres. It is aimed at all teaching professionals within the primary and post-primary sector including class teachers, subject teachers, Special Education Teachers, Principals and Deputy Principals.

Please click on Transition to register for this course. This course is not booked through our website. It is booked through the NCSE website.

Course date 02-10-2019 6:45 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2019 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker N.C.S.E Facilitator
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Please click on Active Flag to register for this course.

Course date 02-10-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2019 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 20
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Harrington
Number Hours 2 hours
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

 

 

 

A Kerry Deputy Principal Support Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 2nd of October at 4pm.  These meetings are a valuable support to Deputy Principals to help give you the opportunity to share ideas, concerns and good practise going forward.

Please join us for valuable discussions and network with other Deputy Principals.  We will discuss topics of interest in a relaxed environment. This is open to all Deputy Principals in Kerry.

Course date 02-10-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2019 6:00 pm
Registered 8
Available place 12
Individual Price Free
Speaker Denise McEnery
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
 
 
 
 
 
Trauma Informed Teachers Pilot Programme
 
Information evening – 7pm to 8pm 1 st October
 
On the night Edel Lawlor will give a very brief overview of the content of the course. The course will be limited to 15 teachers. Teachers who attend this information evening will get preference on the training programme. The training programme will be limited to 15 teachers. 
 
The word ‘trauma’ is heard more and more frequently in education today, and for important reasons. Teachers have long understood that students impacted by loss, abuse, illness, and conflict, need additional support, bothpersonally and academically. Students living with trauma often have difficulty relating to or connecting with others, are easily overcome by anxiety or anger, and struggle to create meaning from course content.Research now shows that trauma actually changes the way children’s brains are wired. Children impacted by trauma are more vulnerable to stress, have difficulty expressing or controlling their emotions, and may react inappropriately or even violently to challenging situations.  Unfortunately, childhood trauma is often difficult to identify in schools. A negative experience that may impact one child may not affect another child in the same way, and even the same event may lead to different symptoms in different children. In addition, not all children are able or willing to discuss their lives outside school and in this way trauma remains hidden. One of the most empowering things we can do as teachers to support children impacted by trauma is to implement trauma-sensitive strategies that support all learners.
 
This is a free programme. A commitment is needed by the teachers. It is a hands on skills based programme, this program will give participants strategies and skills that can be used in the classroom and a huge understanding about trauma.
 
Edel Lawlor has award winning Children’s Therapy Centre, Edel is well known for her work around Ireland and the county. Edel is well known for engaging participants in the most creative ways to make learning, enjoyable and memorable. Edel has been working with trauma for over twenty years. Edel was delighted to have won a place on a academy programme with Social Entrepeneurs Ireland with her idea of Trauma informed Teaching in Ireland.
 
Committment required: All training is free
  • 3 days training and one evening
  • Certificate of attendance 
  • 19th  October, 9th November, 14th December, all Saturdays, 10.00am – 3.00pm (Lunch provided)
  • 18th December Wednesday 7pm to 9.00pm – Evaluation and Reflections.
Course date 01-10-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 01-10-2019 8:00 pm
Cut off date 02-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 26
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 1
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Course date 01-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 01-10-2019 7:30 pm
Cut off date 02-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 16
Available place 1
Individual Price €25.00
Speaker STAC First Aid Facilitator
Number Hours 2.5
Location: Education Centre Tralee
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Computational Thinking Equipment Loan Scheme
 
We are delighted to announce that we have invested significantly in STEM equipment for Primary schools, and we are now in a position to offer this equipment to schools in Kerry.
 
Each of our Computational Thinking Kits contains the following;
  •  6 x Lego WeDo 2.0 Core Sets (RRP €190 each - Suitable from 1 st -6 th Class)
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way
  •  Bee-Bot – set of 6 with rechargeable docking station (RRP €409 – Suitable for Infants to 1 st Class)
Bee-Bot’s simple and child friendly layout is a perfect starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming. With a wide range of cross curricular mats to program with, and fun accessories to personalise, Bee-Bot is the must have programming resource for any classroom. Bee-Bot can accurately move in steps of 15cm, turn in 90° turns, and remembers up to 40 steps!
  •  Bee-Bot Accessories – two mats (RRP €39 each), and problem solving wooden maze (RRP €120)
We are cognisant of the huge financial outlay for a school who wanted to make use of this equipment and we are offering schools a chance to take a kit on loan from the Education Centre for a six week period.
 
If you are interested in applying for the loan scheme, your school can nominate two teachers (Junior end & Senior end) to attend this introductory session in the Education Centre.  It is essential that your school attends this session if you wish to take part in the scheme. The cost to loan the equipment is €50 for a 6 week period. This money is used to replinish kits after they are returned to the Education Centre.
Course date 01-10-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 01-10-2019 12:00 am
Cut off date 01-10-2019 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle Culloty
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Contact Us

The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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