PDST will facilitate a 2-hour mental maths workshop in all education centres in Term 1 2014. This follow-on workshop focuses on eliciting, supporting and extending children’s multiplication and division mental maths strategies.
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The underlying philosophy of Maths Eyes is that mathematics is everywhere. The omnipresence of mathematics provides glorious opportunities for human beings at all stages of their lives. The description of mathematics as a “most useful, fascinating and stimulating division of human knowledge” in the Primary School Curriculum 1999 is most appropriate. Children have the capacity […]
PDST is delighted to offer “The Writing Genre”, a workshop for primary teachers through the Dublin West Education Centre. This is a series of two 2-hour Workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to up-skill teachers in relation to the structured teaching of a variety of written genres.
Post-primary schools are invited to send a relevant staff member for training in the delivery of ‘MindOut’ Mental Health Promotion Programme. MindOut is a 12 session programme for groups of young people age 15+, focussing on coping and resilience skills. Training is free of charge It will take place at Dublin West Education Centre A […]
Scoilnet Launch – 27 May 2014 The Dublin West Education Centre in conjunction with PDST Technology in Education is delighted to host exciting workshops for school leaders and teachers exploring various aspects of how ICT can be used in teaching and learning. The workshops will conclude with the launch of the redesigned Scoilnet portal by Minister […]
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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 […]
Dublin West Education Centre, in collaboration with the HSE Health Promotion Unit, are now offering the first round of support and resourcing to post-primary schools interested in implementing the Health Promoting Schools Framework. The current remit is to cover schools in west Dublin south of the Liffey. See our programme page for more information. If […]
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 […]