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The Resourceful Chemistry Teacher
 
This is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements, the fundamental resource
for teaching chemistry. This workshop will introduce some novel resources and
methodologies including gamification e.g. PTE Bingo & The Periodic Table Gazette, with
the aim of increasing student curiousity and motivation. Calculations including those
based on First Principles will be explored and a planning database technological resource
will be disseminated. This tool shared in the Autumn workshops will enable teachers to
facilitate teaching, learning and assessment in Senior Cycle Chemistry. It will enhance the
role of the teacher individually and collectively as a Laboratory Technician, Safety Auditor,
Action Researcher (using Reflective Practice).
In order to maximise benefit from the digital tool, teachers should personalise it by
adding their own resources to it. Please bring a new blank 16 Gb USB key to the meeting
(this will avoid viruses) and we will exchange it for one with the database preloaded
Course date 27-03-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 27-03-2019 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Clay workshop with Judy Costelloe with an Easter flavour

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UErJsJmkLeGkgfjRmA1EUG4y7wcTchXl/view?usp=sharing

Course date 27-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 27-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 27-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Judy Costelloe ( Former teacher in Ballonagh)
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Following on from an initial meeting on the 30th of January in the Education Centre in Tralee, a Primary Deputy Principal's Support Group has been set up. It will give you the opportunity to share ideas, concerns and good practice going forward. 

Please join us for valuable discussions and network with other Deputy Principals.  We will discuss topics of interest in a relaxed environment.

Course date 27-03-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 27-03-2019 5:30 pm
Cut off date 27-03-2019 1:00 pm
Registered 4
Available place 26
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Reminder: Ready Set Go Maths will take place on Monday at 5pm. If you are unable to attend please cancel your registration. 

Course date 25-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 01-04-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 02-04-2019 12:00 am
Registered 22
Available place 4
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michelle Culloty (PDST STEM Team)
Number Hours 4
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please click on the link below for further information on this Workshop in the Presentation Secondary School in Milltown.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hyh1F02tdHku2Syn7c4pUko08DJokYh5/view?usp=sharing

Please click on the link below to register for this course

https://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=&subject=Health%20%26%20Wellbeing&ec_name=All&sector=Post-Primary&page=1

 

Course date 25-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 25-03-2019 7:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

Leading teaching and Learning through School Self Evaluation - An Inspectorate-led seminar

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VN8MVRdqnGwfvsFcps6A4mzkbv4Ad0j1/view?usp=sharing

Course date 25-03-2019 1:00 pm
Course End Date 25-03-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 25-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 33
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Speaker DES Inspectorate
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Problems in Familiar and Unfamiliar Contexts 1.
(for Junior Cycle Mathematics Teachers.)
A one day course aimed at Junior Certificate Mathematics Teachers who wish to engage with the solving of problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
 
While this course is primarily directed at Junior Cycle Mathematics Teachers it would be of interest and benefit to Mathematics teachers at all levels.
Section 4 of “Specification for Junior Cycle Mathematics” makes reference to the fact the Mathematics Specification builds on students’ prior learning and focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, computational thinking and problem solving.
The document goes on to state in Section 10 that “Students should be able to engage in tasks in which the solution is not immediately obvious, in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
This one day course aims at providing teachers of Junior Cycle Mathematics with a bank of questions which will aid them in achieving this goal.
The questions provided:
- Range across the four strands of the Junior Cycle Specification.
- Range across the three years of the Junior Cycle.
- Allow students engage in tasks for which the solutions are not immediately obvious.
- Are suitable for a wide range of abilities.
-  Can be scaffolded to cater for differentiated learning.
-  Can be solved by a variety of approaches and methods.
-  Link material from a number of strands.
-  Can be used to introduce and develop other concepts.
There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage with the material by working through examples and discussing the solutions and there will be full worked solutions to many of the examples.
A PDF version of the presentation will be made available to all participants via email on completion of the course.

Click this link for: COURSE INFORMATION

 

BIO TONY HAYES

 

 

 
Course date 23-03-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 23-03-2019 4:30 pm
Cut off date 23-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 13
Available place 17
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Tony Hayes
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 21-03-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date 21-03-2019 8:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 35
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Apple Distinguished Educators & Teacher
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

James has been engaged as a pre-retirement advisor by teachers (INTO and others) for over 10 years. Special emphasis will be given to retirement planning, maximising superannuation pension entitlements as well as:

  • How to obtain a greater tax-free lump sum other than received from the DES.
  • Retiring now using cost neutral early retirement?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of AVC’s Vs buying Notional Service
  • Last minute AVC to claim back tax – or not?
  • Fees and charges – Reduced rates for retirement?
  • Estate planning in a tax efficient way, inheritance limits etc.
Course date 21-03-2019 5:30 pm
Course End Date 21-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 4:30 pm
Registered 22
Available place 3
Individual Price Free
Speaker James Brett
Number Hours 1
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 21-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 21-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 0
Available place 10
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Droichead Cluster 2 Primary Cluster meeting

Course date 20-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 20-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 20-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 4
Available place 21
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 20-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 20-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 19-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This talk will examine spelling as a skill and also as a developmental process. It will explore reasons why children struggle with spelling and what can be done to overcome these difficulties. It will also examine strategies to aid spelling development. Using case studies, it will show how to detect spelling difficulties and suggest methodologies

Expected Outcomes: Participants will have an increased awareness of spelling as a skill and how spelling develops. They will be able to examine children's writing and detect strengths and weaknesses and build up a profile of the child's spelling development. It will also lead participants to reflect on their own classroom practice and how the quality of errors determines spelling improvement.

 

 Brendan Culligan spent thirty years as a primary school teacher in Dublin. He specialised in learning support teaching for fifteen of these years. He spent another fifteen years lecturing in initial teacher training both in Froebel College of Education and Marino Institute of Education. He was a member of the D.E.S. task force on Dyslexia in 2001. He is a past secretary of I.L.S.A. and past president of the Literacy Association of Ireland. He delivered the keynote address at their last year’s conference. He is a designer and tutor of in service on Literacy Difficulties and has presented papers both nationally and internationally. He has edited journals for both I.L.S.A. and L.A.I. He has published many articles on literacy and is the author of ‘Improving Children’s Spelling’ and also ‘Spelling and Handwriting’. His latest work is a cursive handwriting programme from the beginning called ‘Go with the Flow’. 

 

If you wish to attend this workshop please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book your place.

Please note there is €10.00 registration fee.

Course date 20-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 20-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 20-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 29
Available place 3
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Brendan Culligan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

 

Please click on link to book this course

https://pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=&subject=Health+%26+Wellbeing&ec_name=Tralee+EC&sector=Primary

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is delighted to announce a one-day training course for principals and teachers on Internet Safety, Cyberbullying & Bullying for Primary Schools.

The purpose of this seminar is to:

  • address internet safety, cyberbullying and bullying within the context of SPHE
  • address explicit teaching and understanding around cyberbullying and internet safety
  • enable children to deal more effectively with interpersonal conflict
  • support schools in resolving any issues and restoring, as far as is practicable, the relationships of the parties involved.

Seminar participants should bring The DES Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2013

You are invited to nominate one or two teachers from your school to attend this seminar. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required. The groups will be limited to 24 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Course date 20-03-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 20-03-2019 3:30 am
Registered 1
Available place 23
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 19-03-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 19-03-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The theme of this workshop is Student Centred Strategic Planning, with the focus on the Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) and Looking At Our School (2016): A Quality Framework for Post-primary Schools.

This workshop will explore:

  • Our understanding of student centred learning
  • Principles for effective curriculum planning
  • The junior cycle wellbeing programme, in light of circular letter 0079/2018
  • Student centred assessment and Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs)
  • Planning the assessment and reporting calendar, to include CBAs
  • Decisions involving student centred strategic planning within the context of your own school

All registrations will be via www.jctregistration.ie 

Course date 19-03-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 19-03-2019 3:45 pm
Cut off date 18-03-2019 6:00 pm
Registered 2
Available place 28
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This workshop explores a range of strategies, including bar models, empty number lines and T-charts, that can be used across the primary school to enhance children's ability to visualise and solve problems. Suitable for support teachers and class teachers of all primary levels.

To secure a place on this workshop please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online.

Course date 14-03-2019 6:30 pm
Course End Date 14-03-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 14-03-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 11
Available place 14
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Claire Corroon
Number Hours 2.5 hours
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 14-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 14-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 14-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 7
Available place 8
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Post Primary Principals, Deputies, and Teachers with Responsibility for Health and Safety, and Board of Management Members

To prepare schools to make the best use of the revised Guidelines for Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Post Primary Schools, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will provide briefings to Principals, Deputies, teachers with responsibility for health and safety, and for Boards of Management in each of the ATECI regions. The Guidelines provide a step-by-step account of putting together a safety statement for schools.

The session will show participants how to use the Guidelines to review and update a Post Primary School Safety Statement, carry out risk assessments and ensure a school is complying with its legal obligations regarding safety, health and welfare. As well as presenting an overview of the revised Guidelines, the session will allow participants to explore in a practical way the various templates available in the Guidelines. The session will also explore simple and practical steps that a school might take when using the Guidelines as a resource for managing safety, health and welfare.

Please note that as this is a locally organised initiative, there is no substitute cover provided.

Please click on link below for further information on this course.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hJcoji8hKtA_9FVNnyjySPsH_3b-753B/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Course date 14-03-2019 11:00 am
Course End Date 14-03-2019 1:00 pm
Cut off date 14-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 28
Individual Price Free
Speaker Jim O' Leary
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please see link for further information on Subject Learning and Assessment Review Meeting Facilitation Training (SLAR) 2018/19: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LM_gp2Baq0izZ0YujxaKZIY8vLqMqdka/view?usp=sharing

Course date 13-03-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 13-03-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 12-03-2019 5:00 pm
Registered 34
Available place 6
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

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