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Course date 15-12-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 15-12-2016 3:30 am
Cut off date 15-12-2016 12:00 am
Registered 22
Available place 3
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Revised Programmes for Stay Safe and Walk Tall

In-service seminars for Primary Schools

27th September 2016

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 each principal and one other member of staff.

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 dates below. You and one other staff member are invited to attend.

Date Venue Medium Seminar Time
26th October 2016 The Education Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
27th October 2016 The Education Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
8th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
9th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
15th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
16th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
22nd November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
28th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15

In order to book a place on your preferred seminar, please follow the booking procedure below:

Please note that the two teachers nominated to attend must log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online one of the dates they wish to attend.

Please note that Gaelscoileanna and Scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht will shortly receive this letter ‘as Gaeilge’ inviting them to attend the same session delivered ‘as Gaeilge’. Such schools are welcome to attend either version.

We look forward to meeting you at these seminars.

Kind regards       

Ciara O’Donnell      National Director

Course date 14-12-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 14-12-2016 3:30 am
Cut off date 14-12-2016 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Christmas Crafts:

7th & 14th December, 2016 2 x 2hour workshops 

Join us at these hands on clay and construction workshops, where we will create simple Christmas decorations, the nativity scene, 3D three wishe men, snow men, 3 D trees and much more...........

Course date 07-12-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 14-12-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date 14-12-2016 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Speaker Sheila Hoare
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

                  

Date:  26th September 2016

Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps

                Venue:              The Education Centre Dromtacker Tralee Co Kerry

                        Time:       9.15a.m - 3.15p.m.

                          Dates:               7th November, 21st November,7th December 2016     

Dear Principal,  

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with The Education Centre Tralee invites you to nominate a Learning Support Teacher and one other teacher from your school to attend a one day seminar.

This seminar entitled Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps,will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties.  Key components of the seminar content will include; Inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and planning for this methodology.

Please note the following;

  • The content of this seminar is a development of previous Team Teaching for Literacy seminars.
  • This seminar will be delivered by PDST Local Facilitators who are practising teachers with expertise in this area.
  • Please note that there is substitute cover available for the day.
  • Lunch will be provided.

We would appreciate your bringing this to the attention of your staff.

Please note that the two teachers nominated to attend must log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online one of the dates they wish to attend.

Yours sincerely,                                                                                                                   Caitríona Ní Chullota

Ciara O’ Donnell                                                                                                    Ed Centre  Tralee Director

Director PDST

Course date 07-12-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 07-12-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 05-12-2016 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This 2 hour workshop explores how as a teacher you can help to support and promote the mental health and well-being of all of the students in your class. The concept of being One Good Adult in the lives of our students will be discussed and how we, as teachers, can fulfil this role. The workshop will explore elements of the Well-Being Guidelines for Primary Schools and offer practical tips on how to best support and promote the mental health of the students in your care. Self-care is a fundamental element of the teaching profession which will also be addressed in the workshop.

Venue: THE EDUCATION CENTRE TRALEE

Date: 6TH DECEMBER 2016

Time: 5.00p.m. 7.00p.m.

Course date 06-12-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 06-12-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date 06-12-2016 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Discuss copyright and how it pertains to your class’ use of social media apps and websites. 

  • Safe searching and websites free of copyright and free to modify photos for class, creative commons, my cute graphics, google safe search, kiddrex & kiddle.
  • Interactive online sites such as Storyberries, Booktime, Book Trust, Oxford Owl, DK Find Out and Britannica
  • Creating online story books such as MyStoryBook, Storybird and Adobe Spark
Course date 01-12-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 15-12-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 02-12-2016 12:05 am
Registered 5
Available place 15
Individual Price Free
Speaker Bridget Flynn
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This course covers the essentials on how to use Social Media in the classroom, manage the schools reputation and your own professional reputation when using social media. 

Objectives

•           Get and share ideas for showcasing your class activities and pupil work.

•           Learn how to share children’s work with parents and the wider community

•           Learn how to communicate with other schools and classrooms around Ireland and the

            world.

•           Discuss concerns about social media use in the classroom.

•           Look at Webwise and see how parents and teachers can avail of free advice about

            social media.

•           Issues, educational interventions and instructional strategies for creating a safe learning

            environment to break the cycle of cyberbullying.

•           Social Networking Advice on managing your professional reputation and that of your

            school when using social media

•           Maintain high standards of professional conduct when using the internet

•           Follow good practice safety guidelines when using social media in your personal life.

Course date 30-11-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 30-11-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 01-12-2016 12:05 am
Registered 11
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Speaker Eileen Murphy
Number Hours 2.5
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Post-primary
PE Workshop
Integrating
ICT in PE
Course date 30-11-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 30-11-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date 29-11-2016 12:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 25
Individual Price Free
Location: St Brigids Secondary School, Killarney

This course will enable participants to investigate a range of online resources, interactive tools and applications designed to actively engage learners in problem solving activities.  Participants will also explore in a hands-on experiential manner, the role of ICT in capturing, discussing and extending problem solving activities in the classroom and wider local environment, as well as how ICT can be used for assessment, through portfolios and journals.

Course date 28-11-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 05-12-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 29-11-2016 12:05 am
Registered 9
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Speaker Brenda Walsh
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Revised Programmes for Stay Safe and Walk Tall

In-service seminars for Primary Schools

27th September 2016

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 each principal and one other member of staff.

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 dates below. You and one other staff member are invited to attend.

Date Venue Medium Seminar Time
26th October 2016 The Education Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
27th October 2016 The Education Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
8th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
9th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
15th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
16th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
22nd November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15
28th November 2016 The Education  Centre Tralee English Stay Safe 9.15-3.15

In order to book a place on your preferred seminar, please follow the booking procedure below:

Please note that the two teachers nominated to attend must log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online one of the dates they wish to attend.

Please note that Gaelscoileanna and Scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht will shortly receive this letter ‘as Gaeilge’ inviting them to attend the same session delivered ‘as Gaeilge’. Such schools are welcome to attend either version.

We look forward to meeting you at these seminars.

Kind regards       

Ciara O’Donnell      National Director

Course date 28-11-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 28-11-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 27-11-2016 12:00 am
Registered 25
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

A practical course for 2016 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 22-11-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 29-11-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 23-11-2016 12:05 am
Registered 3
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Speaker Danny Murphy
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

                  

Date:  26th September 2016

Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps

                Venue:              The Education Centre Dromtacker Tralee Co Kerry

                        Time:       9.15a.m - 3.15p.m.

                          Dates:               7th November, 21st November,7th December 2016     

Dear Principal,  

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with The Education Centre Tralee invites you to nominate a Learning Support Teacher and one other teacher from your school to attend a one day seminar.

This seminar entitled Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps,will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties.  Key components of the seminar content will include; Inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and planning for this methodology.

Please note the following;

  • The content of this seminar is a development of previous Team Teaching for Literacy seminars.
  • This seminar will be delivered by PDST Local Facilitators who are practising teachers with expertise in this area.
  • Please note that there is substitute cover available for the day.
  • Lunch will be provided.

We would appreciate your bringing this to the attention of your staff.

Please note that the two teachers nominated to attend must log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online one of the dates they wish to attend.

Yours sincerely,                                                                                                                   Caitríona Ní Chullota

Ciara O’ Donnell                                                                                                    Ed Centre  Tralee Director

Director PDST

Course date 21-11-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 27-09-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 25-11-2016 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The purpose of this workshop is to: introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used for assessment of and for learning in the classroom; to introduce teachers to ways in which ICT tools can be used to build interactive assignments and track student progress in real-time; to introduce teachers to the ways in which ICT tools can be used to evaluate learning outcomes in the classroom. To align the use of ICT assessment resources with key skills. The effective use of ICT in a post-primary school setting allows for assessment strategies to be seamlessly integrated across the curriculum, to evaluate of learning outcomes.

Objectives

  • To define assessment.
  • To distinguish assessment of and for learning
  • To know and understand the key elements of assessment for learning
  • To identify ICT tools to support assessment and evaluation strategies at post-primary level
  • To use a selection of ICT tools, including Padlet, Mentimeter, Socrative, Kahoot, Edmodo, StudyStack, EdPuzzle and Blendspace,  to gather, interpret and use assessment information to inform teaching and learning
Course date 17-11-2016 6:00 pm
Course End Date 24-11-2016 8:30 pm
Cut off date 18-11-2016 12:05 am
Registered 5
Available place 15
Individual Price Free
Speaker Gavin Quinlivan
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Every classroom needs some assistive technology from simple to advanced technology. As an educator you need to be familiar with this technology to enable easier access to the curriculum for all learners.

Objectives

  • To provide participants with the AT knowledge and skills that they require.
  • To increase participants confidence in their own AT skills.
  • To provide participants with an understanding of the tools and processes that are required to support AT users.
  • To ensure AT users and potential users are central to the AT decision-making process.
  • To promote best practice and encourage the development of ongoing discussion groups.

Topics covered will include:

•           Read Write & Gold Software,

•           Dragon Software,

•           Live Scribe pen,

•           Accessibility features of the iPad,

•           Specific apps to support specific disabilities.

Course date 14-11-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 21-11-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 15-11-2016 12:05 am
Registered 20
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker Eileen Murphy
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

                  

Date:  26th September 2016

Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps

                Venue:              The Education Centre Dromtacker Tralee Co Kerry

                        Time:       9.15a.m - 3.15p.m.

                          Dates:               7th November, 21st November,7th December 2016     

Dear Principal,  

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in conjunction with The Education Centre Tralee invites you to nominate a Learning Support Teacher and one other teacher from your school to attend a one day seminar.

This seminar entitled Roadmap for Team Teaching in Literacy; The Next Steps,will explore team teaching through the lens of providing in-class support in Literacy to children with learning difficulties.  Key components of the seminar content will include; Inclusion, identifying pupil priority learning needs, models of team teaching and planning for this methodology.

Please note the following;

  • The content of this seminar is a development of previous Team Teaching for Literacy seminars.
  • This seminar will be delivered by PDST Local Facilitators who are practising teachers with expertise in this area.
  • Please note that there is substitute cover available for the day.
  • Lunch will be provided.

We would appreciate your bringing this to the attention of your staff.

Please note that the two teachers nominated to attend must log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie and book online one of the dates they wish to attend.

Yours sincerely,                                                                                                                   Caitríona Ní Chullota

Ciara O’ Donnell                                                                                                    Ed Centre  Tralee Director

Director PDST

Course date 07-11-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 07-11-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 04-11-2016 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

"Let me use more than books and pens/pencils"

This workshop brings a variety of digital tools and applications into the reading and writing process so that instruction can be differentiated further for all learners.

Participants will:

  • investigate a wide range of easy to use, practical online resources which can build and foster pupils' skills in reading comprehension, oral language, writing and vocabulary at all class levels. 
  • It will also explore how ICT can be used to support and develop key elements of literacy by developing a digital portfolio of sample teaching, learning and assessment resources for all class levels 


Course date 27-10-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 27-10-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 28-10-2016 12:05 am
Registered 11
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Speaker Bridget Flynn
Number Hours 2.5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Scratch is a free application, developed by the MIT Media Lab, which allows users to create and share their own interactive stories, animations and games.  It is easier to use than traditional programming languages as it consists of graphical blocks which snap together.  This course, which runs over two nights (Total 5 hours), enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level.

Course Objectives

 Participants will be enabled to: 

  • Develop basic skills in the Scratch programming language
  • Develop an interactive game using Scratch
  • Explore the use of Scratch to support teaching and learning
  • Describe how Scratch can be used to support the curriculum objectives of their own class level/subject area

Course Content

  • Introduction to the basic skills and concepts of Scratch
  • Discuss the use of Scratch as a support for teaching and learning
  • Using Scratch in the classroom, sharing projects and troubleshooting
  • Introduction to other online resources to support teachers in their ongoing use of Scratch in the classroom.  
  • Participants will learn how to troubleshoot with Scratch
Course date 19-10-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 26-10-2016 7:30 pm
Cut off date 20-10-2016 12:05 am
Registered 12
Available place 8
Individual Price Free
Speaker Niamh O'Sullivan
Number Hours 5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The ASF Presentation will Advise Schools about the application process and give schools a range of practical ideas about ways that they can promote physical activity

Course date 12-10-2016 4:00 pm
Course End Date 12-10-2016 6:00 pm
Cut off date 12-10-2016 12:00 am
Registered 22
Available place 3
Individual Price Free
Location: Holy Cross Mercy Primary School, Killarney

Team Teaching for Numeracy invites a Learning Support Teacher and one other teacher to attend a one day seminarInvitation_to_Team_Teaching_Seminars.pdf

Course date 11-10-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 11-10-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 10-10-2016 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Team Teaching for Numeracy - Leanring Support Teacher and one other teacherInvitation_to_Team_Teaching_Seminars.pdf

Course date 10-10-2016 9:15 am
Course End Date 10-10-2016 3:15 am
Cut off date 10-10-2016 12:00 am
Registered 29
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Contact Us

The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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