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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 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 20
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Tim Long
Number Hours 20
Location: Spa NS, 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 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 9
Available place 11
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Niamh O'Sullivan
Number Hours 20
Location: Holy Cross Mercy Primary School, Killarney

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 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 05-07-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 12
Available place 8
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Michelle Culloty & Terry O Sullivan
Number Hours 20
Location: Blennerville NS Tralee

Embedding Digital Technologies in the Primary School Classroom

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.

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

Other important key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework; and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 4
Available place 16
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Justin McCarthy
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Tablets to Support Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This innovative PDST TiE summer course for 2018 focuses 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. 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 key areas of course content include 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; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Maria O'Regan & Máire Lynch
Number Hours 20
Location: CBS Primary, Tralee

Creating and Using Digital Resources across the Primary Curriculum

In this popular PDST TiE course for 2018, the emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, whilst 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 provide for all pupils 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; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 20
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Olivia Buckley
Number Hours 20
Location: Ardfert Central NS Ardfert Tralee

Creating and Using Digital Resources across the Primary Curriculum

In this popular PDST TiE course for 2018, the emphasis will be placed on guiding participants to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources, whilst 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 provide for all pupils 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; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 19
Available place 1
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Marcella Murphy & Danny Murphy
Number Hours 20
Location: Scoil Nuachabháil, Ballymacelligott,Tralee

This course provides the participants with tools to support their own positive mental health and wellbeing and that of their students through the medium of arts and meditative practices. In a relaxed and supportive environment it explores how art and mediation can be used to manage, stress, increase ability to cope in challenging situation and build mental and emotional resilience

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 25-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20
Location: Blennerville NS Tralee

The course is a practical hands - on week of learning the the beautiful setting of Grotbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy Tralee. The course will enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their particular school grounds and plan long term improvements.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 25-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Niamh Ni Dhuill & Ian McGrigor
Number Hours 20
Location: Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack

Creative Craft Skills to enhance the delivery of the Visual Arts Curriculum is a hands-on exploration of Drawing, Painting, Fabric & Fibre, Printmaking Clay & Construction.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 25-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Aidan Power (CRAFTed)
Number Hours 20
Location: Brehon Hotel

An unique summer course that offers teachers the opportunity to explore the nature and educational value of aprtnerships between teachers and artists in supporting arts education in schools.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 30-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 8
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie O'Connell & Maria Svensson
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 05-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 17
Available place 10
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Dr Noirin Bourke
Number Hours 20
Location: Spa NS, Tralee

Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals at Primary level and provided by the PDST

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 14
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Speaker PDST
Number Hours 20
Location: St Brigids Secondary School, Killarney

Primary Language Curriculum is a new integrated curriculum, which focuses on the teaching and learning of both English and Irish from Junior Infants to Second Class.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 03-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 13
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Angela Hayes (PDST)
Number Hours 20
Location: Fossa NS

This course provides an understanding of the science of Positive Psychology and offers practical and evidence-based strategies for supporting children's and teacher well-being. Linked to SPHE curriculum

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 05-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 16
Available place 9
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Outside the Box
Number Hours 20
Location: Holy Family NS, Tralee

This course will provide teachers with an invaluable opportunity to develop a sense of place including a range of concepts and skills associated with sequence, time and chronology.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 26-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 29
Available place 1
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Billy O'Connor Padraig O'Regan & Lisa O'Flaherty
Number Hours 20
Location: Ardfert Central NS Ardfert Tralee

This course will explore how team teaching can be used as an effective support model to meet the literacy needs of students in the mainstream classroom. Content will include an exploration of inclusion and identifying student priority learning needs in the context of the 2017 Guidelines for Primary Schools Supporting Pupils with SEN and The SEN Continuum of Support.  There will be a practical exploration of  the models of team teaching and how teachers can build effective collaborative relationships and innovate practice.  The course will explore in depth, with lots of practical classroom ideas and video samples, a range of literacy strategies suitable for team teaching including vocabulary development, the writing process, reading development and oral language instruction.

The content of this seminar reinforces the key messages of the Team Teaching for Literacy whole day seminars which rolled out during the 2017/18 school year and builds on the feedback from teachers who attended that training. The seminar will be delivered by PDST Associates who are practising teachers with expertise in this area.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 26-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 10
Available place 15
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker PDST
Number Hours 20
Location: St John's NS, Kenmare

The course will include hands-on sessions based around the DPSM/ESERO Framework for Inquiry and a range of classroom based activities, which have been developed, tested and used widely by primary teachers. The DPSM/ESERO Framework for Inquiry has been developed by DPSM facilitators & teachers working with science education specialists and is designed to be used in the planning and teaching of a topic, or theme, on the SESE Science curriculum.    

Participants will also have an opportunity to undertake the Blennerville Windmill/Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre DPSM programmes at these accredited Discover Primary Science and Maths Centres which involves a range of fieldwork and classroom based activities

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 30-06-2018 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 14
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Catherine Daly
Number Hours 20
Location: The Institute of Technology, Tralee

Droichead Cluster 3 Primary Repeat

Course date 31-05-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 31-05-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 31-05-2018 12:00 am
Registered 1
Available place 24
Individual Price Free
Speaker Eleanor Walsh
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

A leadership development programme for principals with a minimum of five years’ experience

Meitheal is a participant-led leadership development programme that is responsive to the individual professional needs of school principals. It draws upon the skills and techniques associated with coaching. A skilled facilitator works collaboratively with small groups (4 – 6 participants) using a developmental model to enhance leadership skills.

The Meitheal programme runs over a two-year period. The group typically meets each year for four sessions lasting approximately two hours. Each group will agree the date and time of these sessions.

Course date 29-05-2018 4:15 pm
Course End Date 29-05-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 29-05-2018 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 30
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Tralee,

County Kerry,

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