Courses – Dublin West Education Centre http://www.dwec.ie Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:08:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 67903900 Choose Safety Programme for Post Primary Schools http://www.dwec.ie/choose-safety-programme-for-post-primary-schools/ http://www.dwec.ie/choose-safety-programme-for-post-primary-schools/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:28:52 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=3557 Choose Safety Programme for Post Primary Schools

 

The “Choose Safety” programme is part of the education strategy of the Health and Safety Authority and is available free of charge to Post Primary Schools

Please click onto Choose Safety Information & Contact Details    for more information on the programme.

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Spring Courses 2017 for Primary School Teachers http://www.dwec.ie/spring-courses-2017-for-primary-school-teachers/ http://www.dwec.ie/spring-courses-2017-for-primary-school-teachers/#respond Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:34:38 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=3437 All details of Summer Courses 2017 will be on our Website and posted to schools in early May

Spring Courses 2017 for Primary School Teachers

  Spring  courses have commenced /completed and / or full  

only a few courses left for registration 

Courses are very popular and interested teachers are advised to book early.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on receipt of completed application form (and payment if required).

 

To download/view  list of Spring 2017 courses click onto:APRIL 2017 – TITLES – DATES OF COURSES

To download/view content of each course click onto:APRIL INFORMATION DETAIL

To download  Application form click onto: APRIL APPLICATION FORM

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Workshop is Full  Action for Life – Teacher Training Workshop 

The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, is pleased to introduce you to our new teacher training workshop for Action for LifeAction for Life is supported by the Department of Education and Skills and the Health Service Executive.

Action for Life is a health related physical activity resource for primary schools designed to support teachers with the roll-out of their PE programme. There are four booklets, one for each of the four class levels; Junior & Senior Infants; First & Second Class; Third & Fourth Class; Fifth & Sixth Class. The resource reflects both the PE and SPHE curricula with a focus on the strands of athletics, dance and gymnastics.

Adaptations for those with differing abilities are included within the activities.

The teacher training is a 1.5 hour practical workshop that takes teachers through Action for Life and how it is delivered in the classroom in a fun and experiential way.  As part of the teacher training, the Irish Heart Foundation will provide your school with the following resources:

  • Action for Life set of manuals
  • 1 x Bizzy Break and 1 x Bizzy Break for Rainy Days
  • Let’s get active pocket planners
  • Beanbags

Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017

Time: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Venue: Dublin West Education Centre

Cost: Free of charge

Please wear appropriate clothing and bring an exercise mat

To book a place on the workshop please email your name, mobile number, school name  and Teacher Council number to: lcaulwell@dwec.ie

For more information, contact Adrian Roache at aroache@irishheart.ie  or call 01 668 5001

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This Course is open to Primary and Post Primary Teachers and has taken place, it will be run again in Autumn 2017

Trauma is catching: Supporting and teaching

the child with trauma and attachment difficulties:

Practical strategies for helping the child in care to learn

While this course is targeted at teachers and school leaders working with children in care, it will have practical relevance for all teachers of children exhibiting signs of stress, trauma and attachment difficulties.

Overall aims: To explore teachers’ understanding of the causes and effects of trauma and attachment difficulties in children.

To introduce an understanding of therapeutic care; teaching strategies and effective, positive relationship building.

Methodologies:  Collaborative learning,  powerpoint presentation; close observation and case study.

Course facilitator: Anne McCluskey is a Principal (currently on career break) of a DEIS primary school with more than 15 years’ experience in educational disadvantage.  She has been a foster carer for more than 12 years and is an active member of the Irish Foster Care Association.

Module 1: Trauma is catching: Why do children in care find it difficult to manage school life and what effect does that have on teaching and learning in the classroom? An exploration.

Overview of the care system in Ireland.

Task / learning assignment; Case study; identification of child, and teacher’s diary/ log.  (Private and confidential and no child will be identified within the group)

Module 2: Reflection and feedback from diary keeping (without identifiable records). Introduction of structures and strategies to work effectively with traumatised children.   Resources and recommendations for further learning.

It should be noted that this is an introductory course offered by a teacher and foster carer – not a therapist.  While supports and referral agencies will be identified, the course itself will not offer these.

Dates:  Tuesdays:  7th & 14th March

Time:   7.00pm to 9.00pm

Tutor:  Anne McCluskey

Venue: Dublin West Education Centre

 

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PDST TiE ICT Spring 2017 Courses http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-tie-ict-spring-2017-courses/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-tie-ict-spring-2017-courses/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:28:09 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=3334 The following ICT courses will be taking place in Dublin West Education Centre this Spring. Please download, complete and return the ICT Application form to info@dwec.ie if you would like to book a place. All ICT courses are funded by PDST TiE and require a minimum of 10 participants to run. To qualify for a place you must have a teaching council number.

ICT Participant Application form Spring 2017


Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety (POST PRIMARY)

ICT is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching learning and assessment, however as students become citizens of the digital community, they must be guided and facilitated in how to behave responsibly online and develop good judgement when interacting in a global digital society.

This course will focus on supporting teachers in teaching students the rights and responsibilities that are prevalent for them as digital citizens. It will concentrate on the following themes:

  • Digital Citizenship online and in the classroom. (What does it mean to be a good citizen and a citizen in the digital world?)
  • Being ethical online (Citing sources, Copyright etc)
  • Identifying safe sources of information for students
  • Managing myself online (Digital footprint, online identity & social networking)
  • Staying safe online (Cyberbullying, Sexting, Inappropriate content)

 

 

Facilitator:           Niall O’Connor

Dates:                  Monday March 20th & 27th 2017

Times:                 5pm – 7pm

Venue:                Dublin West Education Centre

Course Code:     17DW623

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety (PRIMARY)

ICT is rapidly becoming an integral part of teaching learning and assessment, however as students become citizens of the digital community, they must be guided and facilitated in how to behave responsibly online and develop good judgement when interacting in a global digital society.

This course will focus on supporting teachers in teaching students the rights and responsibilities that are prevalent for them as digital citizens. It will concentrate on the following themes:

  • Digital Citizenship online and in the classroom. (What does it mean to be a good citizen and a citizen in the digital world?)
  • Being ethical online (Citing sources, Copyright etc)
  • Identifying safe sources of information for students
  • Managing myself online (Digital footprint, online identity & social networking)
  • Staying safe online (Cyberbullying, Sexting, Inappropriate content)

Facilitator:           Mary O’Keefe

Dates:                  Tuesday January 24th & Thursday February 2nd 2017

Times:                 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Venue:                Dublin West Education Centre

Course Code:     17DW622


An Introduction to Scratch Programming in the Classroom (PDST/Lero)

Beginners/Basic Course

 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, over 2 dates enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level.

The course was designed by PDST Technology in Education in collaboration with Lero.

Facilitator:           Stephen Devlin

Dates:                  Monday February 13th & Thursday March 2nd 2017

Times:                 4:30pm – 7pm

Venue:                Dublin West Education Centre

Course Code:     17DW624

 


Exploring the use of Tablets in the Primary Classroom

(Intermediate)

(Participants must have their own / school iPad): Explore the use of iPads to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the Primary classroom. Create teaching and learning resources. Use iPads to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom. Explore applications (apps) to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in literacy and numeracy.

See more at http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/essentials/

Note: Apps required for this course (List will be sent to participants prior to course)
Module 1: Generating content for Literacy and Numeracy
This module covers how to create your own teaching resources for literacy and numeracy. It includes maths trails and ways to use tablets/apps for open-ended investigation (problem solving).

Module 2: Assessment and Digital Portfolios

This module investigates methods of using tablets to support assessment and evaluation strategies at primary level. It also covers apps that can be used by teachers and students to maintain a digital portfolio of their work.

Facilitator:                 Gerry Diver

Dates:                           Tuesdays March 28th & April 4th 2017

Times:                          4:30pm – 7pm

Course Code:              17DW625

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The Role of the Tutor Workshop (Post Primary) http://www.dwec.ie/the-role-of-the-tutor-workshop-post-primary/ http://www.dwec.ie/the-role-of-the-tutor-workshop-post-primary/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:06:26 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=2489 The class tutor is an integral part of pastoral care structures in post primary schools. Teachers volunteer for the role, yet they receive little or no training.

The Role of the Tutor workshop will explore the role of pastoral care and the tutor in post primary schools. Teachers will share experience and practice, participate in activities that enhance self-esteem for students and are suitable for use in tutorials, and access resources for use in school.

The workshop will take place in Dublin West Education Centre, from 4.30 – 6.30pm on Tuesday, 26th January 2016.

To apply for this workshop please email the following details to skerr@dwec.ie:

Name, School, Roll Number, Teaching Council Number & Contact Telephone Number

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Water Explorer Workshop http://www.dwec.ie/water-explorer-workshop/ http://www.dwec.ie/water-explorer-workshop/#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:40:18 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=2384 Water Explorer FREE Teacher Workshop

by Global Action Plan (GAP)

Are you a Primary teacher (2nd to 6th class)? or Secondary teacher (1st & 2nd years)?

Need some fresh ideas about teaching the theme of water?

Water Explorer is an exciting new online initiative for schools on the theme of Water.

When: Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Where: Dublin West Education Centre

Who: for teachers of students aged 8 to 14 years

Time: 5.00 – 6.00 pm

To register: email grainne@globalactionplan.ie or telephone (01) 883 2185

www.waterexplorer.ie

Click here for further details:

ATECI 2015 WE leaflet DWEC

The Water Explorer Programme

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Physical Health Training http://www.dwec.ie/physical-health-training/ http://www.dwec.ie/physical-health-training/#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:39:42 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=2358 PRIMARY SCHOOL TRAINING

Date:   11th December 2015

Venue:  Dublin West Education Centre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

Time:  9.30am – 2.30pm

Tutors:  Annemarie Bennett, Dietitian, HSE &  Caroline Peppard, Physical Activity Co-ordinator, HSE

CLICK HERE Physical health training_primary_11.12.15 FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION FORM

 

POST PRIMARY SCHOOL TRAINING

Date:   14th December 2015

Venue:  Dublin West Education Centre, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

Time:  9.30am – 3.30pm

Tutors:  Annemarie Bennett, Dietitian, HSE & Caroline Peppard, Physical Activity Co-ordinator, HSE

CLICK HERE Physical health training_post-primary_14.12.15FOR DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION FORM

Note: Substitution Cover is available for this course

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New Spring ICT Courses http://www.dwec.ie/creating-and-sharing-ict-resources/ http://www.dwec.ie/creating-and-sharing-ict-resources/#respond Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:48:48 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=568 To view our current ICT courses please click here

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PDST Secondment Opportunities http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-secondment-opportunities/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-secondment-opportunities/#respond Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:23:51 +0000 http://dwec.ie?p=521 PDST Secondment Opportunities

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is a cross-sectoral support service under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) which offers professional development support to primary and post-primary teachers and principals.

The work of the PDST contributes to school improvement by providing high quality CPD on curricular and educational issues, fostering reflective practice and ongoing development among teachers.

Click here for more information on the PDST Secondment Opportunities.

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PDST Child Protection Seminar http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-child-protection-seminar/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-child-protection-seminar/#respond Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:09:44 +0000 http://dwec.ie?p=310  

PDST provided a one-day Child Protection seminar (primary) in a number of education centres on a regional basis during Feb. All newly-appointed Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) were advised to attend this event in order to be clear about their role, and so that they could ensure all staff members understand their responsibilities under the Child Protection Guidelines and Procedures. 

Attendance was limited to Designated Liaison Persons (or Deputy DLPs) who have been appointed in recent years and particularly for those who had availed of this seminar to-date.

For those who were unable to attend this date another seminar is taking place on Wednesday 26th March 2014. As there are still some places available, please complete the attached application form if you are interested in attending.

Application Form PDST Primary Child Protection Guidelines

 

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