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‘FRIENDS for Life’ and ‘MY FRIENDS Youth’ Training

23rd & 24th October 2017 (9.30a.m.-3.30p.m)

Venue:  The Education Centre, Tralee.

Course date 23-10-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-10-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date 22-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 6
Individual Price Free
Speaker NEPS
Number Hours 10
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The purpose of the seminar is to:

  • familiarise the participants with the revised Stay Safe programme; the rationale, key messages, content, resources and methodologies,  with a view to enabling participants to support the whole school implementation of the revised programme
  • raise awareness of the revised Walk Tall programme and other DES approved SPHE resources

 

 

 

Stay Seminar will be held in The Education Centre Tralee on Monday 23rd October 2017 at

9.15a.m. to 3.15p.m.

Course date 23-10-2017 9:15 am
Course End Date 23-10-2017 3:15 pm
Cut off date 22-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 10
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

FRIENDS for Life’ Training for Non-DEIS Schools (PRIMARY)

 18th & 19th October 2017

(9.30a.m.-3.30p.m)

Venue:  The Education Centre, Tralee

Course date 18-10-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-10-2017 3:30 am
Cut off date 17-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker NEPS
Number Hours 10
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Station Teaching in Junior Classes with Author teacher and Literacy expert Dr. Dympna Daly

Course date 16-10-2017 4:30 pm
Course End Date 16-10-2017 6:00 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Dr Dympna Daly
Number Hours 1.5 hrs
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

Revised Programmes for Stay Safe and Walk Tall

In-service seminars for Primary Schools

11th September 2017

Dear Principal

I hope that you and your staff are well as you all settle into the new year.  The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) provides a range of continuing professional development supports in the area of Health and Wellbeing. A central component of this relates to the teaching and learning of the SPHE curriculum and related programmes Stay Safe and Walk Tall.

Both programmes have been recently revised and the PDST are therefore offering a full day training seminar on the revised programmes to two members of staff per school.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

The purpose of the seminar is to:

  • familiarise the participants with the revised Stay Safe programme; the rationale, key messages, content, resources and methodologies,  with a view to enabling participants to support the whole school implementation of the revised programme
  • raise awareness of the revised Walk Tall programme and other DES approved SPHE resources

The seminars will be delivered this term on the date(s) below. Two staff members are invited to attend. In order to book a place on this seminar, please follow the booking procedure below:

Please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book a place for:

Date:                   Thursday 12th October 2017

Time:                   9.30a.m. -3.30p.m.

Venue:                The Meadowlands Hotel Tralee

 

 

Course date 12-10-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 12-10-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date 11-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 5
Location: The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee
Course date 11-10-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date 22-11-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date 22-11-2017 12:00 am
Registered 23
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Speaker Judy Costelloe
Number Hours 4
Location: Education Centre Tralee

PDST ‘Wellread National Award’ – Expression of Interest

Dear Principal,

Following the launch of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) Wellread National Award in 2015,the PDST would like to invite schools (who are not already registered since 2015) to register for a possible award in October 2018 or thereafter.

The PDST Wellread National Award aims to promote the development of a reading culture in school communities towards supporting the personal and academic development of our young people. It involves all stakeholders including students, teachers, parents, Board of Management and the wider community in reading and associated activities.

We would like to invite teachers to attend a two hour Information Session taking place in Education Centres around the country. I would be grateful if you could bring this schedule to the attention of the relevant teachers in your school. This session will outline ways in which schools might explicitly foster and nurture a reading culture in their school, including exploring practical considerations concerning the reading environment and establishing reader networks.  This session will also consider ways in which schools might capture their ‘Wellread’ journey.  Further information can also be found on the PDST website.

For schools who are already on their Wellread journey you do not need to re-register.

Please feel free to contact us in Laois Education Centre on 057-8672400 extension 5 and speak to Margaret Mary Grant should you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Ciara O’Donnell

National Director

Professional Development Service for Teachers

Hosting Education Centre Date Duration
Laois Education Centre 2nd October 5-7pm
Co Wexford Education Centre 4th October 5-7pm
Limerick Education Centre 4th October 5-7pm
Blackrock Education Centre 4th October 5-7pm
Sligo Education Centre 4th October 5-7pm
Drumcondra Education Centre 9th October 4.30-6.30pm
Tralee Education Centre 9th October 5-7pm

Should you wish to attend please book only via hosting Education Centre above

Course date 09-10-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-10-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-10-2017 3:00 pm
Registered 4
Available place 21
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Active School Flag (ASF) presentations will take place in TRALEE Education Centre on

Monday, 2nd of October 2017. All schools (new applicants and renewal schools) working towards the flag are advised to attend.

The purpose of the presentation is to:

  • Advise schools about the ASF application process.
  • Guide schools through the online application form and the ASF success criteria
  • Give schools a range of practical ideas about ways that they can strengthen their PE programme and energise the school day
  • Direct schools to the many supports and resources which are available to them, locally and nationally

A teacher from a local school that recently achieved the ASF will be invited to attend to share their ASF experience with attendees. 

Course date 02-10-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date 02-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Harrington
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Notice for Primary NQTs undertaking Droichead as a route to induction

 

Droichead_Cluster_Meeting_Notification_Primary.pdf

Course date 02-10-2017 5:00 pm
Course End Date 02-10-2017 7:00 pm
Cut off date 02-10-2017 12:00 am
Registered 7
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Fundamental Movement Skills Mop up Seminars

28th or 29th September, 2017

Cumann Iosaef Centre Balloonagh Tralee Co Kerry

Course date 29-09-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 29-09-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date 28-09-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Cumann Iosaef Community Centre

Dear Principal,

I hope you and your staff had a good summer break and a well-deserved rest.

As you are aware NEPS operates a system of planning work with schools at the beginning of each academic year. This year we are completing our planning process in two parts.

The first part will be a presentation delivered to groups of schools and will take place in the Tralee Education Centre. We are very aware that the educational context in which you are working is changing and this meeting will give information about how you can make the make the most effective use of your NEPS service.  We will provide information on NEPS model of service, offer some guidelines for prioritising pupils for NEPS involvement and outline the role of NEPS in the context of the new model of special education resourcing (TAM).

Each school is invited to send two nominees from senior management and/or teachers
with SEN responsibility.  The details for your school's group planning meeting are as follows:

Date:               Thursday September 28th
Venue:            Education Centre Tralee
Time:              11am - 1pm

Please confirm your attendance by September 21st by registering on The Tralee Education Centre website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards, 

 

 

____________________________________

Eileesh Holly 

Senior Psychologist 

On behalf of NEPS Kerry team

Course date 28-09-2017 11:00 am
Course End Date 28-09-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date 27-09-2017 2:00 pm
Registered 20
Available place 32
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

To book a place please log onto our website.

Thursday 28th September 2017

9.15. - 3.13p.m

Cumann Iosaef Community Centre

Balloonagh Tralee

 

 

Course date 28-09-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 28-09-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date 27-09-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Cumann Iosaef Community Centre

 Information Evening

on

Epilepsy Awareness

for

Teachers and School staff

Epilepsy Ireland will host an Information Evening for teachers and Special needs assistants at the Education centre in Tralee on Monday 25th  September 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 handle 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 at www.edcentretralee.ie

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 25-09-2017 4:30 pm
Course End Date 25-09-2017 6:00 pm
Registered 24
Available place 6
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Biology exam paper review will be held at the Tralee Education centre on Thursday 21st at 7pm

Rory Geoghegan will be giving a presentation on Earth and Space on Thursday 28th of September at 7pm.The presentation will cover the topics of space, celestial bodies, planetary systems, gravity, space exploration, the scale of the solar system, galaxies, the Big Bang, etc. 

Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss models (commercial and home made) available to teach this strand. The session will include plenty of good teaching ideas. 

Please email Kerryscience@yahoo.ie if you will be attending.

Email by Wednesday 20th for biology paper review

Email by Tuesday26th for Earth and Space Presentation or contact Carol Crean on 0667195000, carol@edcentretralee.ie

Course date 21-09-2017 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-09-2016 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 30
Individual Price Free

Drop in clinic wherby Principals and teachers may drop in to discuss any issues relating to the PLC programme

Course date 29-08-2017 10:00 am
Course End Date 29-08-2017 11:30 am
Cut off date 28-08-2017 12:00 am
Registered 1
Available place 24
Individual Price Free
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.

The objective of the course 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 implement the Curriculum formally and informally.  The development of Literacy and Numeracy skills within the Living Classroom will be a predominant theme throughout the course , which will also enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their school grounds and plan long term improvements.

There is a delicious homemade organic lunch every day demonstrating the link between growing, harvesting and cooking vegetables from the school organic garden.

Course date 21-08-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 25-08-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date 17-08-2017 12:00 am
Registered 19
Available place 0
Individual Price €25.00
Number Hours 20
Location: Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack

Presenter:  Nikki Roberts                                                                

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

Course date 21-08-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 25-08-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-08-2017 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Forget about complex projects on Pinterest or your old templates that you are tired of repeating year on year. This course will bring the joy back to your weekly arts and crafts classes.

We will explore upcycling, junk art, whole class wall displays, print making, sewing made simple, construction ideas, weaving and 3D clay projects to name just a few!

While we craft and create we will focus on the key messages of the Visual Arts curriculum including all 6 strands and strand units.

We will explore fresh ideas and doable projects that meet the aims and objectives of the Curriculum for each class level. The integration of literacy and numeracy in a manner that is unique to the arts will be explored.

The course will be presented by Anne Beechinor and Sheila Hoare, both experienced teachers with a particular love and interest in developing the arts in primary schools.

Testimonials

"This course far exceeded my expectations . Very practical ideas , very helpful to get a full list of all materials needed , would highly recommend this course to all teachers " participant Tralee 2012  "Probably the most useful Summer course I've done in 25 years " participant  Laois Education Centre 2013. This course has boosted my confidence and re-awakened my creativity - brilliant opportunity to explore the visual arts "  participant Killarney 2013                                                     

Course date 21-08-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 25-08-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-08-2017 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 13
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

A revamped, practical course for 2017 from PDST TiE introducing teachers at all class levels to ways in which ICT can be easily integrated into daily teaching practices. The course will investigate the use of a range of literacy, numeracy and wider curriculum related websites and resources which can add to active learning in the primary classroom. 

Over the duration of the course teachers will be guided through the process of creating a wide range of teaching, learning and assessment based digital resources which they can use in their own classrooms. 

Other key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include the importance of safer internet practices in the school environment, finding and selecting good quality educational content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of ICT and finally planning for e-learning practices to complement current SSE practices in your school.

Course date 21-08-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 25-08-2017 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-08-2017 5:00 pm
Registered 12
Available place 8
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Eileen Murphy
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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

Course date 10-07-2017 9:30 am
Course End Date 14-07-2017 2:00 am
Cut off date 07-07-2017 5:00 am
Registered 23
Available place 2
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location: Holy Family N.S. Rathmore

Contact Us

The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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