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Course date 10-10-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 10-10-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 10-10-2018 12:00 am
Registered 4
Available place 21
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This seminar, facilitated by Pat Goff, Deputy CEO, IPPN,     will cover many aspects of managing SEN in primary schools, including the new profiling of schools, updates on the SNA Review, teaching allocation, the impact on the role of the Deputy Principal and the role of the SEN Coordinator, and the impact on workload for SEN Teams in schools.

Course date 10-10-2018 3:45 pm
Course End Date 10-10-2018 4:45 pm
Registered 19
Available place 41
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please click on the following link -

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking?combine=&subject=S.C.+Biology&ec_name=Tralee+EC§or=Post-Primary 

Genetics Workshop 3 Genetics and Evolution Through Technology Enhanced Learning Autumn 2018 This workshop is the third in a series of three workshops on the topic of Genetics The aims of the workshop are to: Explore teaching genetics and related topics (DNA profiling, genetics engineering, and evolution) in an interactive friendly environment Provide teachers with useful resources that can be easily and effectively incorporated into any lesson plan Introduce new games and methodologies to include modelling and visualisation Showcase some useful websites & apps that can be used to enhance the learning experience Use digital strategies to engage students with formative assessment in the classroom Participants are asked to bring a tablet or laptop and earphone for use on the evening and have registered with EdPuzzle in advance.

Course date 09-10-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date 09-10-2018 9:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

Post Primary Literacy Clusters 2018-2019

A two-hour session for post-primary teachers and school leaders interested in supporting the development of literacy, hosted in your local Education Centre from October 2018.

This cluster will:

  • support communities of practice to share their experiences and exchange ideas
  • aim to develop the leadership capacity of link teachers as they work within the context of a dynamic, progressive and collaborative group of professionals committed to improving students’ learning in literacy
  • focus on writing effective targets and actions for improving literacy for students
  • engage in review and evaluation by reflecting on Looking at Our School 2016 and the School Self Evaluation Guidelines 2016-2020

NEW! If you would like to make a brief presentation of a strategy, idea or a resource that you have used or created in the area of Literacy, at one of the Cluster venues below, please contact margaretmarygrant@pdst.ie and we will accommodate and support you in your delivery and presentation!

VENUE DATE TIME
09th October Drumcondra Education Centre 5-7pm
11th October Cork Education Centre 5-7pm
15th October Athlone Education Centre 5-7pm
23rd October

Mount Errigal Hotel

(Donegal Education Centre)

5-7pm
25th October Kildare Education Centre 5-7pm
6th November Navan Education Centre 5-7pm
7th November Clare Education Centre 5-7pm
20th November Mayo Education Centre 4:30-6:30pm
22nd November Kilkenny Education Centre 5-7pm
27th November Limerick Education Centre 5-7pm

To register a place on your local cluster please log onto www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking and search under the key heading for ‘2018 Post Primary Literacy Clusters Autumn 2018’

If you have any difficulties registering please contact Margaret Mary Grant in Laois Education Centre at margaretmarygrant@pdst.ie

Course date 09-10-2018 12:00 am
Course End Date 27-11-2018 12:00 am
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

Epilepsy awareness session for teachers and SNAs working with children who have a diagnosis of epilepsy in both primary and post primary schools.

The session will address what epilepsy is, the different types of seizures and how to recognise and to manage them. First aid guidelines and when to call an ambulance.

Epilepsy Irelands community resource officer, Kathryn Foley will facilitate the session. This is a free event but booking is necessary. For further information contact Kathryn at 064-6630301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathryn Foley, Community Resource Officer, A: Glenwood, Park Road, Killarney, T: 064 6630301

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  W: www.epilepsy.ie  Faceabook: www.facebook.com/epilepsy.ie Twitter: @epilepsyireland

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Course date 26-09-2018 4:30 pm
Course End Date 26-09-2018 6:00 pm
Cut off date 25-09-2018 4:00 pm
Registered 19
Available place 11
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 19-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 19-09-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 19-09-2018 12:00 am
Registered 8
Available place 17
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Cluster 1 will take place in The Education Centre Tralee on Monday 17th September at 5.00. NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead Process.

Course date 17-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 17-09-2018 7:00 pm
Cut off date 17-09-2018 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 22
Individual Price Free
Speaker Marie Vaughan
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 05-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 22-05-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 22-05-2019 12:00 am
Registered 6
Available place 19
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 2
Location: Gleneagle Hotel
Course date 05-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 23-05-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 23-05-2019 12:00 am
Registered 12
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 2
Location: Gleneagle Hotel

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Course date 04-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 22-05-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 22-05-2019 12:00 am
Registered 11
Available place 14
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 04-09-2018 5:00 pm
Course End Date 22-05-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 22-05-2019 12:00 am
Registered 18
Available place 7
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Primary Language Curriculum Drop In Clinic

Individual Teachers or gruops of teachers from particular class groupings are invited to meet with a PLC advisor to discuss the needs of their school with regards to implementing the PLC.

Course date 29-08-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date 29-08-2018 3:00 am
Cut off date 28-08-2018 12:00 am
Registered 3
Available place 22
Individual Price Free
Speaker Elizabeth Breen
Location: Education Centre Tralee

A Primary Language Curriculum seminar will be made available for teachers who were unable to attend training during the school year 2017/2018.

It will take place on Monday the 27th of August from 9:15am to 3:15pm in Tralee Education Centre.

This seminar will explore the Reading and Writing strands in depth, with a particular focus on the learning outcomes and the progression continua in the Primary Language Curriculum.

Please note, this seminar is not suitable for teachers who have already attended the Reading & Writing PLC Seminar this year.

If you are interested in attending please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie to book your place

Course date 27-08-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date 27-08-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date 27-08-2018 12:00 am
Registered 5
Available place 20
Individual Price Free
Speaker Elizabeth Breen
Location: Education Centre Tralee

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum.

Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for Mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 20-08-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 12
Available place 8
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Brenda Walsh
Number Hours 20
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.

Promoting Well-being through the Living Classroom is a central feature of this Course. The objective 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 support and implement the Curriculum formally and informally. The development of Literacy and Numeracy skills and the promotion of life skills leading to positive well-being and health are predominant themes throughout the Course. The Course which will also enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their particular school grounds and plan long term improvements.

Course date 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 27-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Ian McGrigor/Niamh Ni Dhuill
Number Hours 20
Location: Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack

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 20-08-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 24-08-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 13-08-2018 12:00 am
Registered 27
Available place 0
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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My name is Nikki Roberts. I hail from Greystones in Co. Wicklow and now live in Killorglin, Co. Kerry. I have a medical background having worked within mental health in both public & private sectors for the last 3 decades. I hold MA (Hons) Art Psychotherapy BA (Hons) degrees and have a private practice as well as holding clinics at various educational, healthcare and industry -based locations. I am qualified as a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist and also as a Master Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Practitioner. I studied at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design, Dublin and Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork. I work as an Art Psychotherapist for the South West Counselling Centre, South Kerry Development Partnership (SKDP) and am Resident Psychotherapist at the ISK Intermediate School, Killorglin. I hold voluntary monthly clinics at Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support. I am a Reiki Master, Intuitive and Pranic Energy Healing Practitioner. I facilitate face to face CPD courses and Croke Park Hours for schools nationwide and am the Creative Designer for “Difference Days” – (an organisation that runs corporate socially responsible projects - featuring on TV3 & RTE)

“I AM” – Integrating Art & Mindfulness - is a new user friendly online course. Participants can explore the importance of leading a holistic lifestyle and how to integrate it simply into their daily routine. This course provides participants with tools to support their own positive mental health and wellbeing and that of their students through the medium of art and meditative practices.

The “I AM” course is a gentle and thought provoking course that offers the participant calm, relaxing and peaceful meditations through the use of self-soothing techniques and exercises to allow introspective and contemplative reflection.

“I AM” seamlessly integrates with both the Visual Arts and SPHE curriculum. The course considers how art, meditation and mindfulness can be used to manage stress, increase one’s ability to cope in challenging situations and build mental and emotional resilience.

The “I AM” course provides a yearly scheme that demonstrates how mindfulness and the Visual Arts are integrated. Individual lesson plans expand on the yearly plan. There is no need to possess any perceived artistic abilities. This is a course that offers a platform to use the medium of art as a self-soothing tool. There is no right or wrong way of creating an image and there will be no critiquing of your artwork. The images are simply for you to consider and review.

PARTICIPANTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE 20 HOUR “I AM” ONLINE COURSE QUALIFY FOR EPV DAYS

Course date 06-08-2018 9:00 am
Course End Date 23-08-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 17-08-2018 5:00 pm
Registered 13
Individual Price EUR79.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20
Location: Online

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 09-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 13-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 09-07-2018 12:00 am
Registered 15
Available place 10
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Nikki Roberts
Number Hours 20
Location: Tech Amergin Education

This hands-on practical course for 2018 from PDST TiE aims to equip teachers from all class levels with effective digital tools that will allow them to easily integrate digital technologies into their daily teaching. This course will investigate a wide range of curriculum related websites and resources which can enhance teaching; promote active learning and facilitate assessment right cross the curriculum, paying particular focus to literacy and numeracy.

Throughout this course, teachers are not only led in creating a wide range of digital teaching, learning and assessment resources that can be used in their classrooms; they can also engage in a range of curricular-directed digital activities that can be applied in their own settings to great effect.

Other important key areas of course content include digital citizenship and internet safety; finding and selecting good quality digital content online; developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies; exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework; and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 04-07-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 21
Available place 4
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Paddy Keane & Tom Roche
Number Hours 20
Location: St Brigids NS, Duagh

21st Century Problem Solving

(Computational Thinking and Coding in the Primary Classroom)

This innovative course for 2018 by PDST TiE introduces teachers to the concepts of 21st century problem solving in a practical manner, using a range of structured activities that can be easily transferred to the classroom. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” tasks that will focus on the development of students’ problem solving abilities. Teachers will also explore how the methodologies of computational thinking outlined in this course are fundamental in developing the problem solving skills of reasoning, integrating and connecting and communicating and expressing, the improvement of which positively impacts pupils’ learning right across the curriculum.

Throughout the week, teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also introduce teachers to the use of STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego WeDo, Bee-Bots and Spheros that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills and coding for Mathematics, this course will also look at ways that 21st century problem solving methodologies can be used in a variety of other curricular areas.

Key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also includes digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and how a school can create their digital learning plan.

Course date 02-07-2018 9:30 am
Course End Date 06-07-2018 2:00 pm
Cut off date 29-06-2018 1:00 pm
Registered 21
Available place -1
Individual Price EUR20.00
Speaker Gráinne Keane & Huw Roberts
Number Hours 20
Location: St Brigids NS, Duagh

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The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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