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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

EC Website notice for promotion of and registration for Cluster 1:
Notice for Post Primary NQTs undergoing the Droichead process of Induction:
Cluster 1, which is a compulsory element of Strand B, will take place in:
Venue: The Education Centre Tralee
Date: Monday 3rd October 2016
Time: 6.00p.m. – 8.00p.m.
To register for this Cluster, please register and book online www.edcentretralee.ie

This is for Post Primary only

Course date 03-10-2016 6:00 pm
Course End Date 03-10-2016 8:00 pm
Cut off date 03-10-2016 12:00 am
Registered 7
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

TRAD TIME INFORMATION EVENING

Exciting new classroom resource for teachers that helps them to pass on the skills of traditional music playing

How Tradtime™ can help you – the teacher

  • Suits all ages and musical abilities, from Junior Infants to advanced users
  • Very simple, web-based interactive software to operate
  • Uniform method of teaching music across all classes
  • Classes can play common tunes with other classes/schools via Skype, etc.
  • Complements music tutors in classrooms – e.g. facilitates regular practice
  • Teachers can fully involve children with special needs in music classes
  • Irish language version available

 

VENUE:         THE EDUCATION CENTRE DROMTACKER TRALEE

DATE:                        MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER

TIME:             5.00P.M. – 7.00P.M.

TO BOOK A PLACE ON THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE

            www.edcentretralee.ie to register and bookonline

Trad_time_in_schools.pdf

Course date 03-10-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 03-10-2016 7:00 pm
Cut off date 03-10-2016 12:00 am
Registered 19
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Speaker Willie Larkin
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Workshops for Newly Qualified  Primary Teachers will take place in The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney commencing Tuesday 13th September 2016Welcome_to_the_National_Induction_Programme_for_Teachers.pdf

Course date 27-09-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-05-2017 7:00 pm
Registered 31
Individual Price Free
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

NIPT workshops for Newly Qualified POST PRIMARY teachers will commence in The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney on Tuesday 13th September.

Course date 27-09-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 10-05-2017 8:00 pm
Registered 9
Individual Price Free
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

Epilepsy Ireland will host an Information Evening for Teachers and Special Needs Assistants at the Education centre in Tralee on Thursday 27th 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

Course date 27-09-2016 4:30 pm
Course End Date 27-09-2016 6:00 pm
Cut off date 27-09-2016 12:00 am
Registered 14
Available place 36
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Workshops for NEWly Qualified Teachers will commence in The Education Centre Tralee and The Gleneagle Hotel Killarney for both Primary and Post Primary teachers.

Welcome_to_the_National_Induction_Programme_for_Teachers.pdf

Course date 26-09-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-05-2017 7:00 pm
Registered 29
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Workshops for Newly Qualified POST PRIMARY Teachers commence in The Education Centre on Monday 12th SeptWelcome_to_the_National_Induction_Programme_for_Teachers.pdf

Course date 26-09-2016 5:00 pm
Course End Date 09-05-2017 7:00 pm
Registered 17
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Mindfulness & Meditation through the medium of art Summer_Course_Brochure_2016.pdf

Course date 23-08-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-08-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date 23-08-2016 12:00 am
Registered 32
Available place -1
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Learning through Gardening - The Living ClassroomSummer_Course_Brochure_2016.pdf

Course date 22-08-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-08-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-08-2016 12:00 am
Registered 17
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Location: Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack

Literacy through the lens of English Science and Visual ArtsSummer_Course_Brochure_2016.pdf

Course date 22-08-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-08-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-08-2016 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 10
Individual Price €50.00
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

Teaching Children to move well and move often Summer_Course_Brochure_2016.pdf

Course date 22-08-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-08-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date 18-08-2016 12:00 am
Registered 10
Available place 15
Individual Price €50.00
Location: St John's N.S. Kenmare

A revamped and revised summer course for 2016 from PDST TiE based on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad in this instance, and how it can be used to support teaching and learning in the Irish primary classroom. 

Firstly, teachers will examine the key educational and whole-school considerations in the deployment of tablet technologies through a range of participant oriented tasks and activities. Participants will explore areas such as developing literacy and numeracy lessons with tablet devices, investigating accessibility and SEN practices in Irish classrooms before planning for the possible integration of tablet devices across the wider curriculum. 

The course will also explore how tablet devices can be used to develop whole school assessment practices by developing a portfolio of sample teaching and learning resources for all class levels over the week. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will also be prioritised throughout the course.

Course date 22-08-2016 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-08-2016 2:00 pm
Cut off date 04-07-2016 10:00 am
Registered 1
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Eileen Murphy
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

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