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19TRA354 Assessment for Learning with iPad

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Course date 27-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 27-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 27-11-2019 2:00 pm
Registered 19
Available place 6
Individual Price Free
Speaker David Doyle & Maria O' Regan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA161 Primary Digital Learning Framework (Mop up)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please note: This seminar day is for Principals and one other nominated teacher per school (sub covered) who have not attended this seminar previously.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

The seminar will:

  • ·Outline the six-step planning process involved in the Digital Learning Framework to effectively embed digital technologies in school practice, supporting teaching, learning, leadership and management goals
  • ·Suggest how to commence this process in your school, and how to establish a digital learning team to develop a vision for such learning
  • ·Illustrate how the Digital Learning Framework and accompanying Digital Learning Planning Guidelines provide a framework for teachers and school leaders to better realise this vision
  • ·Explain how the Digital Learning Framework supports the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 and other national policies on curriculum reform and implementation, skills development, teacher education and learner experiences and outcomes
  • ·Showcase the range of supports provided by the PDST Digital Technologies and PDST Technology in Education teams to enhance this work in your school.

*Please bring a fully charged laptop with you to this seminar.

Course date 27-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 27-11-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 27-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 23
Available place 3
Individual Price Sub cover provided for Principal and another teacher
Speaker PDST Advisor
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA416 Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour for Pre School Teachers & SNAs

 

 

 

 

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.

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

A two hour thought provoking Workshop for Pre School Educators both teachers and SNAs.

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.

Pre School teachers and SNAs 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 Pre School Teacher and SNA
  • Why children display certain behaviours
  • Triggers – how to recognise and respond
  •  Communication Skills and Knowledge that will assist in regulating children that are distressed.
Course date 26-11-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 26-11-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 26-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 30
Available place 1
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA160 Primary Digital Learning Framework (Mop up)

 

 

 

 

 

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

Please note: This seminar day is for principals and one other nominated teacher per school (sub covered) who have not attended this seminar previously.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

The seminar will:

  • Outline the six-step planning process involved in the Digital Learning Framework to effectively embed digital technologies in school practice, supporting teaching, learning, leadership and management goals
  • Suggest how to commence this process in your school, and how to establish a digital learning team to develop a vision for such learning
  • Illustrate how the Digital Learning Framework and accompanying Digital Learning Planning Guidelines provide a framework for teachers and school leaders to better realise this vision
  • Explain how the Digital Learning Framework supports the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020 and other national policies on curriculum reform and implementation, skills development, teacher education and learner experiences and outcomes
  • Showcase the range of supports provided by the PDST Digital Technologies and PDST Technology in Education teams to enhance this work in your school.

*Please bring a fully charged laptop with you to this seminar.

Course date 26-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 26-11-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 26-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 1
Individual Price Sub cover provided for Principal and another teacher
Speaker PDST Advisor
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA221 Multi Grade Teaching in the Primary School - Primary
Course date 25-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 25-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 25-11-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 13
Available place 12
Individual Price Free
Speaker Nora Falvey
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA222 Transition from Primary to Post-Post Primary  - Post Primary
Course date 25-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 25-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 25-11-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 14
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Speaker Elaine Daly & Ed O' Brien
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA403 Supporting Children's Challenging Behaviour for SNAs

 

 

 

 

 

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 25-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 25-11-2019 12:00 am
Cut off date 25-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 29
Available place 1
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA334 PDST: R.S.E. For Primary Schools

RSE

Please click on R.S.E to book a place on this course.

Course date 25-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 28-11-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free with sub cover for two teachers
Speaker PDST Facilitator
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA397 Teacher Breathing Space ( The Brehon, Killarney)

Breathing space

 

Course date 21-11-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-11-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 21-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 10
Available place 14
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Margaret Foley
Number Hours 2
Location: Brehon Hotel
19TRA238 Droichead Cluster 1 - Primary
Course date 19-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 19-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 19-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 6
Available place 19
Individual Price Free
Speaker Conor Reidy
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA239 Droichead Cluster 1 - Post Primary
Course date 19-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 19-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 18-11-2019 2:00 pm
Registered 2
Available place 23
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA306 Early Communication for Students with Autism (Pre or Early Verbal) : 2 Day Seminar, Primary & Post Primary
 
 
 
 
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Course Description

This is a two day course for teachers working with students in the pre-or early-verbal stages of communication development and is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge of

  • how language is typically acquired
  • the differences in how children with autism acquire language
  • the way in which language proficiency impacts on learning and which components of language are important to consider in the classroom.

The Presenter is Ms. Pamela Raftery, Speech and Language Therapist, Arc Speech and Language Clinic.

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • will be aware of the dynamics of communication
  • will feel confident in formulating and implementing communication goals for students

Course Overview / Content

The course provides teachers with the knowledge of how language is typically acquired, the differences in how children with autism acquire language, how language proficiency impacts on learning and which components of language are important to consider in the classroom.

The course also provides practical strategies for use with early communicators such as:

  • Useful strategies for enhancing communication drawn from evidence based programmes such as Hanen “More Than Words” www.hanen.org
  • Practical ideas for teaching language concepts in the classroom
  • Guidance in sourcing appropriate language resources for use in the classroom
  • An overview of parent programmes/resources that would be helpful to parents.

Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working in classes for student(s) with Autism in a mainstream setting
  • Teachers in Special Schools who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please click Early Communication to register for this course. This course is not booked through this website but through the link on the NCSE website.

Course date 18-11-2019 9:15 am
Course End Date 19-11-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA322 Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts 2 (Junior Cycle Maths)

 

 

Maths

Course date 16-11-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 16-11-2019 4:30 pm
Cut off date 16-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 14
Available place 11
Individual Price €25.00
Speaker Tony Hayes
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA159 Role of the Year Head

 

 

Please click Role of the Year Head 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 16-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 16-11-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-11-2019 8:00 am
Registered 17
Available place 13
Individual Price €30.00
Speaker Harry Freeman
Number Hours 7
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA296 CPR 4 SCHOOLS - Post Primary only

 

 

 

 

To participate in this programme a minimum of two teachers from a school must attend the 2.5-hour workshop for teachers so that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to train students in CPR.

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. Young or old. Fit or not.

We know that 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home and the chances of recovery decrease by 10% for every minute that proper care isn’t administered.

Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR 4 Schools programme is an innovative programme designed for post-primary schools. It is quick and easy programme that equips teachers with the skills to deliver the training to their students. Using a train the trainer model Irish Heart Foundation prepares teachers to teach their students.

Why do this in schools?

Schools have been identified as the ideal setting to reach all children and young people to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke which is Ireland’s number one killer, accounting for 32% of all deaths. Statistics show that 5,000 people die in Ireland annually from sudden cardiac death and 70% of these cardiac arrests happen in the home. By starting CPR immediately, the victim’s chances of survival can be doubled. Therefore, the Irish Heart Foundation is initiating a CPR 4 Schools programme to train the next generation of lifesavers who will be able to respond in such emergencies.

How does it work?

Irish Heart Foundation’s expert CPR 4 School team deliver training via education centres over the two and a half hours to teachers. After training teachers leave with unique login details to an online portal which deliverers the programme into any classroom, in addition, Irish Heart Foundation provides new schools with free kits worth €600 which consist of training manikins.

CPR 4 Schools is linked to the curriculum making it easy for teachers to roll out in their schools during class time. Training videos stream through an online portal which has a wide range of resources.

Please note this programme is for post primary schools only.

Course date 14-11-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 14-11-2019 9:30 pm
Cut off date 14-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 22
Available place 18
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA256 The Word Study Approach to the teaching and learning of spelling

 

 

 

The Word Study approach to the teaching and learning of spelling.

These two workshops, which will include hands on practical activities, will familiarise participants with the latest research-based approaches to the teaching, learning and assessment of spelling. The content of the workshops will be relevant to teachers working at every level in primary school (including Gaelscoileanna) as well as support teachers in Secondary School. 

The workshops will include diagnostic analysis of student free writing samples and strategies will be recommended to address identified needs.

The facility to submit questions in advance will ensure that these workshops are relevant to the needs of participants. 

Please submit your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance of the first workshop after you have registered for the course.

Eoin Shanahan has taught at every level in Primary school over a period of almost forty years. Prior to his retirement, he spent a number of years as an advisor with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) where he continues as an Associate. Eoin has spent many years researching and supporting schools in the teaching, learning and assessment of spelling. He has done some pioneering work in the areas of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, as evidenced in his seminal work 'Towards an Inventory of the Phoneme-Grapheme Units of Standard Irish English', published in Voices of Educators in 21st Century Ireland (Hibernia College, 2018). 

This is a twin workshop which will take place on two consecutive evenings Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th of November from 5pm to 7pm.

 

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 12-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 13-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 12-11-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 30
Available place 4
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Eoin Shanahan
Number Hours 4 hours over two consecutive evenings
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA219 Assessment - Primary
Course date 11-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 11-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 11-11-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 16
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Speaker Geraldine Shanahan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA220 Assessment - Post Primary
Course date 11-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 11-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 11-11-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 16
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Speaker Breda Ferris
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA342: Succeeding with Assistive Technology for SNA's
 
 
 
 
Overview:
Technology is all around us, however, are we using it in the right way? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners that most need help are getting the support they need to succeed in the classroom? This hands-on learning experience will explore the array of technology supports that are available to meet the needs of ALL learners. We will ensure you walk away from the day with practical solutions to current issues and insights on how to best use some common pieces of technology.

What will we cover?
  • An overview of Assistive Technology
  • General strategies for supporting your students daily
  • Built-In Accessibility from Apple, Google Chrome & Microsoft
  • Technology for reading and writing challenges
  • Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence
  • How to help students with communication challenges (AAC etc)
What to bring?
  • You are welcome to bring your iPad/laptop, however, it is not required
  • An open mind to learning something different!
  • Queries you might have in terms of technology

James, founder of UrAbility will review a number of pieces of technology that can be used in the classroom to aid struggling learners, showing how to use them and when they are best used. A range of AT tools will be demo'ed along with everyday technology including apps, websites and audio recording/scanning pens to support all learners.

Bio:
Having Dyslexia and ADHD, James very much understands the learning challenges that face students. After struggling throughout school due to his own learning challenges and dropping out of University, a second chance at college came his way and he was able to turn it around, earning a first-class honours degree from University College Cork and a Masters in Disabilities Studies from University College Dublin.

Since then, he has gone on to complete a Marie Curie Fellowship at UMass Medical School in Boston, and he proudly won Young Researcher of the Year at the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) in Austria in 2018.
 
A hot lunch will be provided on the day.
Course date 09-11-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 09-11-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 09-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 33
Available place 1
Individual Price €40 Non Refundable
Speaker James Northridge (Urability)
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
19TRA233 STEM Workshop on Living Things

 

 

 

Workshop 2:

Living Things- practical investigations on Plants and Animals with an emphasis on adaptations and food chains. 

A wide variety of assessment techniques through ICT will be outlined to participants in addition to links with Maths and designing and making activities. 

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 07-11-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 07-11-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 07-11-2019 12:00 am
Registered 13
Available place 2
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Orla O' Shea
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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