Find a Course:
If you have not yet registered on the website please create and account - you are then able to book courses and download your CPD record and Certificates
LC20-148A Language Skills for Leaving Cert English Higher Level

Leaving Cert English (Higher Level)

Language Skills

October 20th 5p.m.-6p.m.

·      Comprehension- how to prepare for all three sections; the general understanding, the delivery, timing, volume of information required.

·      Special attention to the style question. Key vocabulary required, how to recognise style elements and how they improve the text given.

·      Recognising and writing in different language genres; Language of Argument, Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Aesthetic writing etc.

·      Functional Writing- exposure to quality texts. 

·      Guidelines for the two year preparation for this essay.

·      A closer examination of the personal essay.

·      Ingredients for a quality short story.

·      What does a descriptive essay look like?

·      Preparing a quality speech.

Course Start Date / Time 20-10-2020 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 20-10-2020 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 14-09-2020 10:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 15
Fee Free
Number Hours 1
Speaker Deirdre Carroll
Rescheduled LC20-122A  The Middle Leader for Post Primary Teachers Series of 3 Workshops

The Middle Leader – a Key Member of the School Community:     JANUARY 2021  12th/19th/26th                   7-9.30p.m. 

This will be a face-to-face course in Athlone Education Centre. Maximum capacity 16 due to 2 metre social distancing. 

Target Group:  Teachers who currently hold or aspire to positions of leadership in post primary schools

The course will address the following themes:

·      Defining Middle Leadership

·      Models of Leadership and their application

·      Establishing and creating a vision for the role of middle leader

·      Leading teams

·      Planning

·      Managing meetings

·      Managing conflict

·      Preparing for Interviews

The course, which will be facilitated by Harry Freeman, will have a practical focus and will provide opportunities for participants to engage in discussion and share good practice.

Course Start Date / Time 12-01-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 26-01-2021 9:30 pm
Registration Start Date 13-08-2020 8:00 am
Capacity 16
Available place 3
Cut off date 22-01-2021 5:00 pm
Fee Free
Number Hours 7.5
Speaker Harry Freeman
Location Athlone Education Centre
Rescheduled LC20-160SP The Flipped Classroom (Series of 3 Workshops)

Flipped Classroom
The Flipped Classroom is a learning approach which reverses the traditional learning environment. Students engage with content out of class time (eg pre-recorded videos), then engage further with this content during class time. This facilitates a deeper dive into the learning material during class time, allowing for richer conversations and learning to occur. With the flipped classroom, students have direct access to the knowledge with the teacher serves as a coach and mentor. 

Over the three weeks participants will;
  • Explore ways to create digital content to support the flipped classroom
  • Support teachers to plan for, create, store and disseminate effective instructional videos
  • Understand how the flipped classroom can be integrated with effective formative assessment.
  • Identify how the flipped classroom can support the development of students’ key skills and can support differentiation and personalised learning.
  • Facilitate teachers to reflect and rethink their approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
 
Course Start Date / Time 14-01-2021 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 28-01-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-03-2020 9:00 am
Capacity 20
Available place 0
Cut off date 20-09-2020 3:00 pm
Fee Free
Number Hours 6
Speaker Niall Larkin
Location Athlone Education Centre

Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

 LC20-129A Physics for Junior Cycle - Earth & Space

Physics for Junior Cycle (IGBIreland.ie)

Each of the following workshops are designed to promote engaging physics for Junior Cycle science students. Focussing on teacher confidence in the teaching and learning of physics, these workshops are a product of Junior Cycle science teacher’s experiences, difficulties and successes in the teaching of physics at Junior Cycle as part of the Improving Gender Balance in Ireland programme. Considering unconscious bias and career awareness throughout, the workshops highlight the importance of physics in everyday life and it’s connections to Chemistry, Biology and Earth & Space. All workshops will provide a small kit of equipment, printed (and soft copy) material and a kit list of where resources are sourced.

1.     Physics for Junior Cycle – Earth & Space - 14th September 2020

This workshop will showcase: Rocket Science, Photosynthesis on the Moon, Craters on the Earth/Moon (Meteor Science), Phases of the Moon, Information on Career Opportunities in Space Science

Course Start Date / Time 18-01-2021 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 18-09-2020 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-08-2020 9:00 am
Capacity 16
Available place 8
Cut off date 14-01-2021 4:00 pm
Fee This €20 is to cover the cost of the kit that will be given to participants
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Speaker Deirdre O' Neill
Location Athlone Education Centre
 LC20-130A Physics for Junior Cycle - Forces

Physics for Junior Cycle (IGBIreland.ie)

Each of the following workshops are designed to promote engaging physics for Junior Cycle science students. Focussing on teacher confidence in the teaching and learning of physics, these workshops are a product of Junior Cycle science teacher’s experiences, difficulties and successes in the teaching of physics at Junior Cycle as part of the Improving Gender Balance in Ireland programme. Considering unconscious bias and career awareness throughout, the workshops highlight the importance of physics in everyday life and it’s connections to Chemistry, Biology and Earth & Space. All workshops will provide a small kit of equipment, printed (and soft copy) material and a kit list of where resources are sourced.

Physics for Junior Cycle – Forces - 21st September 2020

This workshop will showcase: Push and Pull Forces, Restoring Forces, Measuring the Coefficient of Friction, STEM Challenge for Forces

Course Start Date / Time 25-01-2021 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 25-01-2021 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-08-2020 9:00 am
Capacity 16
Available place 14
Cut off date 22-01-2021 12:00 pm
Fee This €20 is to cover the cost of the kit that will be given to participants
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Speaker Deirdre O' Neill
Location Athlone Education Centre
 LC20-131A Physics for Junior Cycle - Electricity
Course Start Date / Time 01-02-2021 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 01-02-2021 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-08-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 16
Available place 14
Cut off date 29-01-2021 12:00 pm
Fee This €20 is to cover the cost of the kit that will be given to participants
Number Hours 1.5 hours
Speaker Deirdre O' Neill
Location Athlone Education Centre

ESCI

The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

Athlone Education Centre

Location

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

EIRCODE: N37 HO43

Transportation

Local Buses and carparking available

Contact

TEL: +353 90 6420400
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
GDPR: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DES logo 2
NDP trans 0