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CAT 4 is one of the most widely used tests of reasoning abilities in Ireland for children ages 6-17years, measuring the four main types of ability know to make a difference to learning and achievement. It provides an independent perspective on potential pupil achievement, giving yu reliable information for each child to help identify where to give extra support or set more challenging targets

Course date 24-10-2018 4:15 pm
Course End Date 24-10-2018 5:15 pm
Registered 16
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please see the attched link for more details: Poster_Scratch.pdf

Course date 23-10-2018 4:00 pm
Course End Date 23-10-2018 6:30 pm
Registered 13
Available place 7
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

To book a place please log onto:

 

http://dms.pdst.ie/event/view?

Course date 19-10-2018 9:15 am
Course End Date 19-10-2018 3:15 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

To book a place on this workshop please click on the link below

 

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=&subject=Literacy&ec_name=Tralee+EC&sector=All

 

 

Course date 17-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 17-10-2018 7:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Rolling is an important element of the Gymnastics strand of the PE curriculum. This two -hour workshop aims to develop teachers’ confidenceandcompetencetosafelyteachawidevarietyofrollingtechniquesandprogressions withingymnasticsatallclasslevels.Theseworkshopswilltakeplaceinthevenueslistedbelow,afterschool.Please comedressedforactivity!RefreshmentsprovidedonarrivalandeachparticipantwillreceiveaGymnasticsteaching resource and a confirmation of attendance. Book now atwww.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

Course date 17-10-2018 4:00 pm
Course End Date 17-10-2018 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Dromclough National School

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Course date 17-10-2018 9:15 am
Course End Date 17-10-2018 3:15 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

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Course date 17-10-2018 12:00 am
Registered 1
Individual Price Free
Location: Dromclough National School

Cluster 1 will take place in The Education Centre Tralee on Monday 11th October at 5.00. NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead Process.

Course date 11-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 11-10-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 11-10-2018 12:00 am
Registered 7
Available place 18
Individual Price Free
Speaker Margaret Barry
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

To book a place on this course:

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Course date 11-10-2018 9:15 am
Course End Date 11-10-2018 3:15 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 10-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 10-10-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-10-2018 12:00 am
Registered 4
Available place 21
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This seminar, facilitated by Pat Goff, Deputy CEO, IPPN,     will cover many aspects of managing SEN in primary schools, including the new profiling of schools, updates on the SNA Review, teaching allocation, the impact on the role of the Deputy Principal and the role of the SEN Coordinator, and the impact on workload for SEN Teams in schools.

Course date 10-10-2018 3:45 pm
Course End Date 10-10-2018 4:45 pm
Registered 19
Available place 41
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please click on the following link -

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=&subject=S.C.+Biology&ec_name=Tralee+EC§or=Post-Primary 

Genetics Workshop 3 Genetics and Evolution Through Technology Enhanced Learning Autumn 2018 This workshop is the third in a series of three workshops on the topic of Genetics The aims of the workshop are to: Explore teaching genetics and related topics (DNA profiling, genetics engineering, and evolution) in an interactive friendly environment Provide teachers with useful resources that can be easily and effectively incorporated into any lesson plan Introduce new games and methodologies to include modelling and visualisation Showcase some useful websites & apps that can be used to enhance the learning experience Use digital strategies to engage students with formative assessment in the classroom Participants are asked to bring a tablet or laptop and earphone for use on the evening and have registered with EdPuzzle in advance.

Course date 09-10-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date 09-10-2018 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

Post Primary Literacy Clusters 2018-2019

A two-hour session for post-primary teachers and school leaders interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in your local Education Centre from October 2018.

This cluster will:

  • support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas
  • aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students’ learning in literacy
  • focus on writing effective targets and actions for improving literacy for students
  • engage in review and evaluation by reflecting on Looking at Our School 2016 and the School Self Evaluation Guidelines 2016-2020

NEW! If you would like to make a brief presentation of a strategy, idea or a resource that you have used or created in the area of Literacy, at one of the Cluster venues below, please contact margaretmarygrant@pdst.ie and we will accommodate and support you in your delivery and presentation!

VENUE DATE TIME
09th October Drumcondra Education Centre 5-7pm
11th October Cork Education Centre 5-7pm
15th October Athlone Education Centre 5-7pm
23rd October

Mount Errigal Hotel

(Donegal Education Centre)

5-7pm
25th October Kildare Education Centre 5-7pm
6th November Navan Education Centre 5-7pm
7th November Clare Education Centre 5-7pm
20th November Mayo Education Centre 4:30-6:30pm
22nd November Kilkenny Education Centre 5-7pm
27th November Limerick Education Centre 5-7pm

To register a place on your local cluster please log onto www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking and search under the key heading for ‘2018 Post Primary Literacy Clusters Autumn 2018’

If you have any difficulties registering please contact Margaret Mary Grant in Laois Education Centre at margaretmarygrant@pdst.ie

Course date 09-10-2018 12:00 am
Course End Date 27-11-2018 12:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

Epilepsy awareness session for teachers and SNAs working with children who have a diagnosis of epilepsy in both primary and post primary schools.

The session will address what epilepsy is, the different types of seizures and how to recognise and to manage them. First aid guidelines and when to call an ambulance.

Epilepsy Irelands community resource officer, Kathryn Foley will facilitate the session. This is a free event but booking is necessary. For further information contact Kathryn at 064-6630301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathryn Foley, Community Resource Officer, A: Glenwood, Park Road, Killarney, T: 064 6630301

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  W: www.epilepsy.ie  Faceabook: www.facebook.com/epilepsy.ie Twitter: @epilepsyireland

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Course date 26-09-2018 4:30 pm
Course End Date 26-09-2018 6:00 pm
Cut off date 25-09-2018 4:00 pm
Registered 19
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 19-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 19-09-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 19-09-2018 12:00 am
Registered 8
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Cluster 1 will take place in The Education Centre Tralee on Monday 17th September at 5.00. NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead Process.

Course date 17-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 17-09-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 17-09-2018 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 22
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Primary Language Curriculum Drop In Clinic

Individual Teachers or gruops of teachers from particular class groupings are invited to meet with a PLC advisor to discuss the needs of their school with regards to implementing the PLC.

Course date 29-08-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date 29-08-2018 3:00 am
Cut off date 28-08-2018 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 22
Individual Price Free
Speaker Elizabeth Breen
Location: Education Centre Tralee

A Primary Language Curriculum seminar will be made available for teachers who were unable to attend training during the school year 2017/2018.

It will take place on Monday the 27th of August from 9:15am to 3:15pm in Tralee Education Centre.

This seminar will explore the Reading and Writing strands in depth, with a particular focus on the learning outcomes and the progression continua in the Primary Language Curriculum.

Please note, this seminar is not suitable for teachers who have already attended the Reading & Writing PLC Seminar this year.

If you are interested in attending please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book your place

Course date 27-08-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date 27-08-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date 27-08-2018 12:00 am
Registered 5
Available place 20
Individual Price Free
Speaker Elizabeth Breen
Location: Education Centre Tralee

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

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 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 can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 20-08-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 12
Available place 8
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Brenda Walsh
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The course is a practical hands - on week of learning in the beautiful setting of Gortbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy, Tralee.

Elements covered include planning and designing the Living Classroom, basic gardening skills, outdoor classroom management and linking the formal and informal Curriculum within the Living Classroom.

Promoting Well-being through the Living Classroom is a central feature of this Course. The objective is to introduce teachers to the concept of using the school grounds as an educational resource or ‘Living Classroom’ where practical activities can be undertaken to support and implement the Curriculum formally and informally. The development of Literacy and Numeracy skills and the promotion of life skills leading to positive well-being and health are predominant themes throughout the Course. The Course which will also enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their particular school grounds and plan long term improvements.

Course date 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 27-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Ian McGrigor/Niamh Ni Dhuill
Number Hours 20
Location: Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack

Contact Us

The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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