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NIPT Post Primary

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 010 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 011 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 001 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 002 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 003 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 1 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 004 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 02 005 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 3 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 01 004 / Droichead Post Primary Cluster Meeting 2 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

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NIPT Primary

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 02 010 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 02 001 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 02 002 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 02 003 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 1 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 03 004 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 03 005 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 3

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 04 005 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 3 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

NIPT 17/18 Droichead 04 004 / Droichead Primary Cluster Meeting 2 Repeat

Driochead Cluster Meeting open to PST Members and NIPT NQT'S currently teaching in a Droichead school

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Primary only

17TEST09001 / TEST2r DUBLIN Training Workshop

Training in the classroom administration of TEST2r. COST OF KIT IS INCLUDED IN FEE. This fee covers one teacher only. For additional teachers OR If kit already purchased, then do NOT pay fee. At payment screen please select Pay Later by Cheque option, confirm booking and then send email to test2r@blackrockec.ie with school name and roll no.

17TEST09002 / TEST2r SLIGO Training Workshop

Training in the classroom administration of TEST2r. COST OF KIT IS INCLUDED IN FEE. This fee covers one teacher only. For additional teachers OR If kit already purchased, then do NOT pay fee. At payment screen please select Pay Later by Cheque option, confirm booking and then send email to test2r@blackrockec.ie with school name and roll no.

17TEST09003 / TEST2r ATHLONE Training Workshop

Training in the classroom administration of TEST2r. COST OF KIT IS INCLUDED IN FEE. This fee covers one teacher only. For additional teachers OR If kit already purchased, then do NOT pay fee. At payment screen please select Pay Later by Cheque option, confirm booking and then send email to test2r@blackrockec.ie with school name and roll no.

17TEST09004 / TEST2r LIMERICK Training Workshop

Training in the classroom administration of TEST2r. COST OF KIT IS INCLUDED IN FEE. This fee covers one teacher only. For additional teachers OR If kit already purchased, then do NOT pay fee. At payment screen please select Pay Later by Cheque option, confirm booking and then send email to test2r@blackrockec.ie with school name and roll no.

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Summer Course (DES Rule 58)

17LC 07 001 / Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:

17LC 07 002 / Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:

17LC 07 003 / Summer Course: Enhancing Literacy, Numeracy and Well Being in the Outdoor Classroom

In this course we will visit Historic sites in the Wicklow Mountains. Teachers will be empowered to use the natural environment as a pleasant purposeful activity. Teachers will develop a range of skills, strategies and resources to enhance literacy and numeracy among pupils in novel ways A good level of fitness is required

17LC 07 004 / Summer Course: Teaching Fundamental Movement Skills in PE through Tag Rugby

The aim of this summer course for teachers is to introduce Tag Rugby to teachers’ PE classes as a means of helping in the acquisition of an appropriate range of movement skills across the PE strands. Largely practical based, the course will examine the Fundamental Movement Skills, Fundamental Games Skills and Game Specific Skills. There will be an emphasis on pedagogical skills, teaching methodologies and class management skills building on existing knowledge in PE to allow teachers to adapt lessons to pupil’s interest or to include children with special educational needs. It will also highlight ways to integrate numeracy, literacy & SPHE programmes in a co-curricular way.

17BK 720 / Summer Course: Using ICT for Literacy and Numeracy in Junior Classes

This course engages teachers in a hands on approach to using ICT in the junior classroom. Each module includes practical use of online resources, tools and programmes to promote ICT integration so as to develop and support children's learning in literacy and numeracy. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Many modules also provide participants with opportunities to investigate project based learning. Throughout the course we will look at developing safe and responsible internet use, promoting and developing e-learning as well as integrating ICT in current SSE initiatives in your school.

17LC 07 005 / Summer Course: The Tánaiste Summer Programme for Appointed DP'S or Acting DP's

Tánaiste is a leadership summer course designed specifically for Deputy Principals and Acting Deputy Principals. The course provides opportunities for participants to explore their leadership role in order to lead high quality teaching and learning in their school while also focusing on the interpersonal dimension of their leadership role. The course has an emphasis on effective communication and conflict management strategies, on the principal and deputy principal as a leadership team, distributed leadership as well leading change and positively impacting on the school’s learning culture.

17BK 721 / Summer Course: The Reading & Writing Process through ICT

This course from PDST TiE will investigate 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 over the week. Each module makes reference to classroom based examples of using ICT to support differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs. Other relevant areas discussed during this course include building safer internet practices in my school, integrating technologies in literacy, etc.

17BK 722 / Summer Course: A Whole School Approach To Using ICT

If you are asking yourself the following…...What does technology enhanced learning look like? How do I use technology effectively and appropriately in my teaching/school? What might ongoing assessment using technology (including the use of ePortfolios) look like How do I plan for technology enhanced learning? …...then this is the Summer Course for you. This course is for both current and aspiring school leaders as well as teachers with an interest in leading digital learning in their school. The course explores the benefits and potential of technology to extend and enhance the learning experience of pupils in the 21st century. It explores our understanding of technology enhanced learning, proving insights into effective and appropriate practice. The course explores Digital Citizensh

17BK 723 / Summer Course: Embedding ICT into Teaching, Learning & Assessment

A practical course 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

17LC 07 006 / Summer Course: Beginners Guide to School Gardens, Nature and Nutrition

School gardens bring a wealth of learning opportunities as well as beauty and functionality to the school grounds. During this course, teachers will be introduced to the basics of school gardens, their set-up, function and production. Our Airfield experts will work with you to inspire and ignite an interest and empathy with food and the land that it comes from. Integral to the school garden is to create a yearlong story, so teachers will spend time with our education guides, nature experts, gardeners and chefs to explore how to get the most from the school garden.

17LC 07 007 / Summer Course: The Advanced Guide to School Gardens, Nature and Nutrition

This course is aimed at teachers who have attended previous teacher trainings at Airfield, as well as teachers who already have an established school garden. The teachers will work closely with our gardeners, nature experts and chefs to allow teachers to push the school garden forwards to include more teaching opportunities and a deeper understanding of soil, plants and their uses and the food that can be created from it. The course will also allow teachers to discuss the past successes and failures of their gardens with our gardening experts and to seek a better understanding of the capabilities of the school garden.

17BK 724 / Summer Course: Computational Thinking

This course introduces teachers to the concepts of computational thinking and coding to develop student’s problem solving skills. Participants will explore a combination of “offline” and “online” activities that will focus on the development of student’s problem solving abilities. Teachers will use and develop a variety of offline lessons that can be used without any need for computers. The course will also use STEM-focused manipulatives such as Lego and Bee-Bots that can be incorporated into teaching and learning from the infant classroom up to sixth class. While primarily focusing on problem solving skills for Mathematics the course will look at ways that computational thinking methodologies can be used across curricular areas. problem solving abilities.

17LC 08 001 / Summer Course: Health & Wellbeing in the Classroom

This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.

17LC 07 008 / Summer Course: Using Nature and Heritage to Inspire Arts

This course will explore how using history and nature can allow you to explore the visual arts. Our expert Airfield Artist will work with you to explore how cross curricular links in SESE and History can improve and advance the visual arts you utilise in the classroom. Building your own journal and adding to it as the week goes along will encourage you to improve on (or learn!) your artistic skillset for the coming academic year.

17LC 07 009 / Summer Course: Teaching Children to Move Well and Move Often

This PDST Summer course will greatly enhance PE teaching and learning in your classroom. Experienced PDST advisors and associates have designed a course to give teachers practical PE ideas for each class level from Infants – 6th. Covering Athletics, Gymnastics, Games and Dance with a focus on fundamental movement skills interwoven throughout the week, your pupils will become aware of how to move and the importance of moving well for life long participation in physical activity. A variety of assessment strategies, including checklists, peer observation and pupil self-assessment will also be explored. An opportunity to explore the use ICT in PE will be provided throughout the week with a focus on using iPads and smart phones to supplement learning.

17LC 07 010 / Summer Course: Educational Trails of Dun Laoghaire

You will learn the practice and theory of Educational Trails in the natural and built environment of Dún Laoghaire. You will meet local historians (DL Harbour is 200 years old this year!) and environmentalists and will create your own trails incorporating active learning activities for your children to meet curriculum objectives. An active, cooperative learning environment with colleagues will be a particular feature. Your ICT capabilities will be given full scope. You will be out and about a lot so wear suitable clothing! Led by Séamus Cannon and Paddy Madden

17BK 725 / Summer Course: Creating & Using ICT Resources for Literacy

In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.

17BK 726 / Summer Course: FIS Film Making to Promote Literacy

This course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the process of film-making and how it can support and develop literacy skills. Each module is structured to encourage a hands-on approach to learning. Each module will begin with an exemplar before participants work on a range of directed tasks and activities through the use a variety of film-making technologies (hand-held camera devices, software,) as tools to develop pupils’ literacy skills. All modules finish with a group discussion on classroom implementation as well as the sharing of ideas, strategies and good practice. Over the duration of the course, participants will explore how the process of film-making can be used to develop relevant resources to enhance teaching and learning in literacy.

17BK 727 / Summer Course: Using Tablets & Online Tools for Literacy & Numeracy

A course from PDST TiE centered on the purposeful use of tablet technologies, namely the iPad, 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.

17LC 08 002 / Summer Course: Aistear – Play, Literacy and Numeracy (Infants)

Looking for new ideas for teaching literacy and maths in a playful way? Or perhaps, thinking about introducing child-led play in your classroom? If so, then register for this action-packed Summer Course which has been designed by the Association of Teacher/Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) in collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The course links with the new Primary Language Curriculum for junior infants to second class, which emphasises the importance of playful learning experiences for all children. It provides ideas for developing young children’s oral language, emergent writing and mathematical learning in a playful way. This course draws on the key ideas in Aistear:

17LC 07 012 / Blended Summer Course: Gaelic Games: Enhancing the delivery of PE and Integration with other Curriculum Subjects CANCELLED

This course introduces teachers to Hurling, Gaelic football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders. The main objective of the courses is the advancement of teachers’ pedagogical, teaching, learning and management skills in the context of the primary school physical education (PE) curriculum. The course is delivered by GAA Games Development staff and tutors. . An emphasis on numeracy and literacy programmes highlight the opportunity to integrate PE through a teaching curriculum by using the various learning resources developed by the GAA. The course adopts a blended learning format: three days face-to-face and approx. 8 hours via the GAA’s online online learning portal. For further details, visit http://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school/

17LC 08 003 / Summer Course: "Maths Eyes and Trails for outdoor learning across the curriculum"

This course focuses on using trails and the outdoors as an integrated and enjoyable part of the curriculum. Each day starts off in Blackrock Education Centre followed by driving (car pooling is encouraged) to a different outdoor space (beach, woodland, town, park etc), inspiring a range of cross-curricular activities including Maths, English, SPHE, SESE, PE and Art. Elements of mindfulness and yoga are integrated throughout this course. Most of the day will be spent outside, regardless of the weather.

17LC 07 013 / Summer Course: Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and it's Evirons

Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.

17LC 07 014 / Summer Course: Teaching Science through Inquiry with Discover Primary Science and Maths and SEAI

The objective of the course is to assist participants to teach Science and Maths through inquiry using Discover Primary Science & Maths resources and SEAIs Exploring our Energy Programme. The course will have an emphasis on inquiry based learning and provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. The main curriculum areas covered by the course are SESE (Science, Geography) and Mathematics with a focus on skills:

17LC 07 015 / Summer Course: Health & Wellbeing

This course will help participants to have a better understanding of what is meant by wellbeing. It will look at different strategies for supporting wellbeing and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on how to implement these more fully in their own lives. The course approaches wellbeing from a body, mind and spirit perspective. The course is interactive and participative and incorporates a mindfulness component.

17LC 07 016 / Summer Course: Sharing: Nature, Heritage, Food Gardens and Sustainable Skills with Children

- Participants will learn life skills such as food growing, co-operation and creative practices to enhance well-being and how to bring them into the classroom - Participants will use the outdoors to integrate different curriculum areas: e.g - History - awareness of human adaptation and resilience, heritage skills for modern use. - Science - living things & biodiversity - Art - construction, colour - SPHE - taking care of yourself and others - SESE/SPHE - Taking care of the environment - English - oral language - Participants will discuss how to use course content as part of their school self-evaluation

17LC 07 017 / Summer Course: Exploring Digital Pathways through Art in the Digital Hub and NCAD

Over the course of five days participants will be introduced to the Digital Pathways for Youth Across Europe project for schools. Participants on this course will learn how to improve their digital literacy skills. They will plan and storyboard a short film, to combine stop motion animation, live action film, digital image editing, and special effects (green screen). Participants will develop digital filming and editing skills and become aware of open source video editing software that can be applied in school projects. Participants will be taught how to compile, edit, publish and share completed film clips online. This summer course will take place in the NCAD and the Digital Hub.

17LC 08 004 / Summer Course: Schools and the Law

The overall aims of this course is To support school leaders in leading the school as an organisation To provide accurate information in layperson’s language about legal issues for schools To build capacity of schools to improve To enable principals, post holders and interested teachers have an informed and focussed conversation about teaching and learning in light of the legislative and regulatory environment The course will aim to address the dimension of Management and Leadership in schools [p 8 Guidelines] To equip school personnel to work towards full compliance with the legislative and regulatory checklist [Appendix to School Self- Evaluation Report: legislative and Regulatory requirements] To inspire interest among participants about how law shapes education

17LC 08 005 / Summer Course: Literacy & Numeracy through Visual Art in NCAD and its Environs

Participants will develop their knowledge of how to enhance Literacy and Numeracy skills through the medium of drawing, ceramics and fabric & fibre.

17LC 08 006 / Summer Course: Tip of the Tongue Oral Language and Development Resource

This course aims to cover the following content tying in with the new Language Curriculum • Importance of oral work when writing, vocabulary development (e.g. useful words and expressions, overused words, Words of the Day…) • Creating character profiles, creating a language rich environment • Debates, Idioms and Tongue Twisters, Barrier game activities • Oral language games (e.g. homonym/ synonym/ antonym games, category dice games, fun with grammar, use of photographs, countdown…) • ‘Talk & Discuss’ approach to oral language (e.g. object activities, ‘emotions’, talk activities, feely bag…) • Scenarios: Practice telephone scenarios, develop presentation skills and create advertisements • How to communicate, questioning skills, strategies for small group work, station teaching & o

17BK728 / Summer Course: Creating and Using ICT Resources to enhance Literacy & Numeracy

In this course emphasis will be placed on participants creating their own teaching and learning resources before exploring useful online resources for literacy, including IWB specific resources and tools. Each module includes opportunity for discussion centered on classroom application and includes specific reference to the use of ICT for literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom based examples of differentiation so as to cater for our pupils’ varying learning abilities and SEN needs across the curriculum. Finally, the development of safer internet practices and whole school planning for e-learning will be also be prioritised throughout the course.

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