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

This seminar, presented by members of the Inspectorate, is for post-primary principals who are leading SSE in their schools. It will explore how Looking at Our School 2016 can be used to support and inform the SSE process and will provide guidance and examples of good practice to support the re-engagement with SSE. During the seminar, participants will discuss and reflect on their school’s progress with SSE to date, and where they would like the process to bring them into the future. They will also have an opportunity to share their experiences with other school leaders and to learn from the experiences of others.

Please click on link below for further course information.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MkGSTr1NUkq_G9R7Gst5sqJ13lttykZ9/view

 

Course date 07-03-2019 1:00 pm
Course End Date 07-03-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 15
Available place 15
Individual Price Free
Speaker Members of the Inspectorate
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection called Child Protection and Safeguarding and Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

To familiarise principals with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model, the Inspectorate is facilitating a number of seminars at a number of Education Centres.  The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

Course date 06-03-2019 1:30 pm
Course End Date 06-03-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 05-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 50
Available place 0
Individual Price Free
Speaker DES
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection called Child Protection and Safeguarding and Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

To familiarise principals with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model, the Inspectorate is facilitating a number of seminars at a number of Education Centres.  The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

The Inspectorate is introducing a new model of inspection called Child Protection and Safeguarding and Inspection. This type of inspection focuses on a school’s compliance with key aspects of the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017.

To familiarise principals with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model, the Inspectorate is facilitating a number of seminars at a number of Education Centres.  The seminars will provide an overview of key aspects of Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection including its aims and its features, the checks conducted during the inspection and Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection reports. Participants at the seminar will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the Child Protection and Safeguarding Inspection model.

Course date 06-03-2019 11:30 am
Course End Date 06-03-2019 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-03-2019 12:00 am
Registered 24
Available place 16
Individual Price Free
Speaker DES
Number Hours 1.5
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Why should you attend?

These meetings will give you a chance to address personal needs, build relationships with other local schools and discuss issues relating to the development & practice of I.C.T in education. At meetings we will begin by catching up, then negotiating activities to collaborate on, and finally forming groups to work on those activities.

Activities in the meeting are to address YOUR needs in practice and might include:

  • EVALUATING resources to contribute or curate the Comp Sci database,
  • IMPROVING knowledge of a new programming language,
  • EXPLORING data structures or queries,
  • MAKING artefacts driven by micro-controllers,
  • DISCUSSING student misconceptions about a particular curriculum topic,
  • SHARING assessment techniques both formative & summative or
  • DESIGNING a lesson and evaluate its effectiveness by joining in a lesson study group.

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

to book your place.

Course date 05-03-2019 7:00 pm
Course End Date 05-03-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 05-03-2019 12:00 pm
Registered 10
Available place 15
Individual Price Free
Speaker Richard Millwood
Number Hours 2
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Active School Flag - Nearly There Workshop

Book your place on www.activeschoolflag.ie

 

Course date 05-03-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 05-03-2019 6:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

The PDST Health and Wellbeing Team is delighted to extend the Getting to Know You….Creatively seminar to all Education Centres this year. The seminar was piloted successfully in a select number of Education Centres during Term 3 of the 2017-2018 school year.

This seminar aims to explore the Visual Arts (Fabric and fibre / Construction) as a meaningful context for fostering positive self-identity and personal wellbeing and to facilitate the effective integration of SPHE and Visual Arts to support the children’s emotional literacy.

By attending this seminar, participants will:

  1. Explore the Visual Arts as a meaningful context for fostering positive self-identity and personal wellbeing
  2. Facilitate the effective integration of SPHE and Visual Arts to support the children’s emotional literacy

This practical and experiential seminar is suitable for all primary school teachers. We will be providing some materials for you. We are requesting that participants please bring the following items: apron/old shirt to cover your clothes, cardboard, journal/notebook, fabric scissors, pencils/pens, any scraps of material, buttons/sequins/ribbon and a big box to bring all of your creations home!There is no substitution cover for this seminar

Click here to book your place..

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

Course date 04-03-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 04-03-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Integrating Assistive Technology in the Classroom for Primary and Post Primary Teachers

This one day practical training event will showcase the Read Write Gold literacy toolkit software and will also outline how to use mind mapping software to write up an essay, report or assignment.

The course will be delivered by Mark Burleigh who has over 10 years’ experience in training and teaching Assistive Technology to audiences from primary through to third level education.

Course date 02-03-2019 10:00 am
Course End Date 02-03-2019 2:00 pm
Cut off date 01-03-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 13
Available place 2
Individual Price €10.00
Location: Education Centre Tralee

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Tabharfaidh sé aiseolas ar mharcáil na scripteanna ATAL... déanfaidh sé cur síos ar scéim mharcála na Gaeilge. Tabharfaidh sé leideanna chomh maith maidir le conas marcanna arda a bhaint amach.... Eiseofar obair shamplach agus iarrfar ar mhúinteoirí páirt ghníomhach a ghlacadh sa phróiséás marcála le linn an tseisiúin. Beidh seans ceisteanna a chur ar Shéamus chomh maith!

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KS6SgS8SCfdro9pqjFeHA1bG4QVSNSgX/view?usp=sharing

Course date 01-03-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date 01-03-2019 8:00 pm
Cut off date 01-03-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 17
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee
Course date 28-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 28-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 28-02-2019 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 13
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Droichead Cluster 1 Primary

Course date 27-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 27-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 27-02-2019 12:00 am
Registered 2
Available place 18
Individual Price Free
Speaker Fiona Cooke
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 27-02-2019 4:00 pm
Course End Date 27-02-2019 5:30 pm
Cut off date 27-02-2019 1:00 pm
Registered 4
Available place 26
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

 

The seminar will:

  • Empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • Explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • Raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 27-02-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 27-02-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 12
Available place 1
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Move Well, Move Often

Developing Physical Literacy through the lens of Fundamental Movement Skills

Seminar Day 3

The PDST are delighted to announce that Physical Literacy Seminar 3 will take place in February and will run straight through until Easter. 

In 2017, the PDST were delighted to offer full day seminars in Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills, focusing in particular on locomotor skills.  Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills which are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 

The second phase of this professional development in Physical Literacy took place in 2018This seminar revised the concept of physical literacy and revisited the locomotor skills explored in Seminar 1 before moving the focus to the stability skills of Landing and Balancing in all areas of the PE curriculum, and in particular through the Gymnastics and Dance strands.

The third and final phase of these seminars will take place this February.  Participants will revise the concept of physical literacy, paying particular attention to the locomotor and stability skills explored in seminars 1 and 2.  Seminar 3 will focus on manipulative skills, through the Games strand of the curriculum. The wide range of activities, supplementary support materials and templates for planning and assessment that are presented in our comprehensive resource and online at www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit , will also be explored on the day.

 The purpose of the seminar is to

  • demonstrate the PDST’s Move Well, Move Often Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation
  • upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum
  • enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack

 Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.

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.

You are invited to nominate two teachers from your school to attend this seminar. It is not necessary to have attended Seminar 1 and Seminar 2 in order to attend Seminar 3, all are welcome. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.

To book this course click on the following link which will bring you directly to the PDST online booking site. We do not take bookings here in the Education Centre for this course.There are 3 dates for this seminar which you will see on the booking system. 27th of February, 6th of March, 13th of March, 20th of March (Gaeilscoileanna). Full sub cover available for two teachers. It will take place in the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence in Currans.

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

 

Course date 27-02-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 20-03-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free
Location: GAA Centre of Excellence Currans
Primary Schools Information Workshop The Daily Mile and TriHeroes Programme Venue: THe Education Centre, Tralee Time: 5pm-6pm Date: 26th February 2019
Course date 26-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 26-02-2019 6:00 pm
Cut off date 26-02-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 16
Available place 9
Individual Price Free
Number Hours 1
Location: Education Centre Tralee

NEPS in association with the Education Centre Tralee are giving advance notice of a two-day facilitator training course for the “FRIENDS for Life” programme for Non-DEIS schools, which will take place on:  

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th February 2019

This evidence-based anxiety prevention and resiliency building programme is designed for use in schools.   It is particularly suitable for children from 3rd to 6th classes as part of their SPHE programme.   An information leaflet is attached.  This programme can be used with whole classes or targeted groups and is suitable for a wide range of personnel/facilitators, including: Principals; Deputy Principals; SPHE or Health Promotion Coordinators; Resource/Learning Support Teachers or class teachers.   As this course is in high demand, the numbers of teachers allowed per school are as follows:

Schools with <100 students can send one teacher to the training course.

Schools with between 100-300 students can send two teachers to training. 

Schools with >300 students can send three teachers to training. 

There will be a charge of €25.00 for the course (training materials and lunch will be provided by the Education Centre.)  Unfortunately, at this time, we will be unable to cover substitution costs.  

FRIENDS Resilience no longer allow manuals or activity books to be given to you at training, however, books will be available to view during the training. Following the accredited training, you can then order the books from FRIENDS Resilience as a trained facilitator.

If you are interested in reserving places please book on-line www.edcentretralee.ie .

There will be strictly 30 teachers on the course.  In the interim, if you have questions, please contact your NEPS Psychologist.   Further information available from Ms. Kay Dowling on 066 7195005 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course date 25-02-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 26-02-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 25-02-2019 9:00 am
Registered 28
Available place 0
Individual Price €25.00
Speaker Eileen Devitt & Jeanne Fleming
Number Hours 10
Location: Education Centre Tralee

This one day workshop will provide an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explore how adverse life experiences can impact on their behaviour in the classroom. 

Learning objectives:

  • Exploring the impact of trauma on the developing brain.
  • The prevalence of trauma exposure in our schools and the need to be trauma informed.
  • Gaining an understanding of trauma and how children experience trauma.
  • Trauma-sensitive practices and interventions to address the impact of trauma on children and how to increase their ability to succeed in school.

Training in trauma-informed teaching helps your students feel safe. Children who have experienced trauma have challenges with self-regulation and with learning. Frustrations can mask symptoms and causing children to act out. As a trauma informed teacher you will start to create change in your school and support the children who have experienced trauma.

Edel Lawlor is the founder and director of Expressive Play, a hugely successful child and adolescent therapy centre, and a training centre. She has over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of therapeutic support roles with both children and adults. She has a MA in psychotherapy and Play therapy, Honours Degree in Social Care, Diploma in Sand Play Therapy, Diploma in Creative Supervision and has also trained in Art Therapy, Theraplay and many other courses.  Edel specialises in facilitating workshops in a series of training events which support the diversification of practice by Play therapists and other suitably qualified professionals, including teachers, psychotherapists, social workers, social care workers, psychologists, early years and educators, family support workers and project workers.  Edel received a national award as a Social Entrepreneur at the All-stars Business awards in Croke Park and recently won Best Innovation at The Kerry man business awards.  Edel is well known for her work both locally and nationally.

Hot lunch Tea/Coffee will be provided

Course date 16-02-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 16-02-2019 3:00 pm
Registered 0
Available place 30
Individual Price €95.00
Speaker Edel Lawlor
Number Hours 5 hours
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Balanced Integrated Literacy Instruction within the Context of the Primary Language Curriculum

This six hour course which features an overview of effective literacy instruction in the primary school will be delivered on February 13th / 27th and March 6th  2019.

 The first session will focus on:

  • the integrated nature of children’s language development
  • the language elements of the Primary Language Curriculum
  • key elements of effective early literacy instruction
  • the reciprocal nature of children’s reading and writing development with a particular focus on the early years

The second session will explore:

  • motivating children to read
  • promoting children’s language development with picture books
  • a whole school approach to children’s comprehension development

The emphasis of the third session will be on:

  • the promotion of children’s fluency development
  • approaches for the promotion of children’s vocabulary development
  • assessment for learning approaches for the promotion of children’s learning

planning effective language instruction within the context of the Primary Language

To book your place for these workshops please log onto our website www.edcentretralee.ie

Booking fee is €30.00 payable online.

Course date 13-02-2019 4:30 pm
Course End Date 06-03-2019 6:30 pm
Cut off date 13-02-2019 12:00 pm
Registered 31
Available place -1
Individual Price €30.00
Speaker Martin Gleeson
Number Hours 6
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF) to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

 

The seminar will:

  • Empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • Explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • Raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary Principals and one other nominated teacher.

Maximum numbers for each session is 26 (13 schools with 2 members from each staff).

Both the principal and other member of staff must attend the same seminar.

For more details, please use the following link: DLF Letter to Schools in English   

                                                                                         DLF Letter to Schools as Gaeilge

*Don't forget to bring your laptop to access seminar resources*

Please use link to view poster:  DLF Poster

 

Course date 13-02-2019 9:30 am
Course End Date 13-02-2019 3:30 pm
Registered 5
Available place 8
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

Please see flyer for further information on this Programme. Please note applications will be taken on a first come first served basis due to limited spaces. To register contact Kristy McFetridge on 0876396012 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration commences at 8.45am.  9am - 4pm

Course date 07-02-2019 8:45 am
Course End Date 07-02-2019 4:00 pm
Registered 0
Individual Price Free

"This workshop will focus on how teachers can support students in the writing-up of the Geographical Investigation with regard to the physical study. All sections of the Investigation will be discussed along with references to the marking scheme."

Course date 06-02-2019 5:00 pm
Course End Date 06-02-2019 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-02-2019 10:00 am
Registered 33
Available place 2
Individual Price Free
Location: Education Centre Tralee

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The Education Centre, Tralee

Dromtacker,

Tralee,

County Kerry,

V92 HK52

Call: 066 7195000

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