A review of current skills and a focus on sequencing and vaulting.
This workshop will firstly review and revise the skills associated with rolling, weight transference and balance.
It will then move on to explore the concept of 'vaulting'. The teaching points of vaulting and landing will be addressed with a focus on how to easily incorporate these skills into a gymnastics class.
All of this will be done through an overarching theme of sequencing and performance.
Venue: Creagh College, Gorey
Date: 12th Oct 2016
Time: 7 to 9pm
Facilitators: Anna Nolan & Margo Jackson
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PDST are offering Introduction to Teacher Wellbeing workshops in your area again this term. This series of workshops will explore the concept of wellbeing and how teachers can be supported in maintaining and developing their wellbeing. It is recommended teachers attend workshop one and two.
Participants will develop a toolkit to comprise a range of strategies towards benefitting their personal and professional life.
Participants will receive an accompanying workbook to compliment the content explored during the workshops.
Tue 18th Oct & Thur 27th Oct
4.30pm to 6.30pm each evening
Co. Wexford Education Centre
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Queries only: Christine 053-92 39105
The Trinity Access 21 projects (www.tcd.ie/ta21) aim to support cultural and pedagogical change within schools and build teacher capacity to leverage technology in creating active, engaged classrooms. One of the ways we are doing this is through a TCD, Level 9, Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
Participating teachers return to the classroom as Trinity students for six weekends throughout the year to learn best practice in the use of technology in the classroom and to consider related issues in respect of leadership and change management, inclusive education and school/classroom based research. In addition to four core modules, students take two additional modules choosing among STEM pedagogy, computer programming, and information literacy offerings.
The course commitment includes attendance on six modules and each module runs on a Friday evening and a full Saturday. Additionally, Certificate participants complete one assignment for each module. Each assignment draws on critical analysis, reflective thinking and classroom-based praxis, so the course material is both academically engaging and practically focused.
Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Certificate and we are pleased to offer the subsidised rate of €498 for the course (inclusive of application charge, graduation fee, and complete course tuition) to applicants who apply before 11th September 2016.
· A video describing the course is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASb2AgwYrlI
· The PG Cert Course Application link is here: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPCED-TCTL-1P09
· There is a non-refundable charge of €55 to make an application.
· The 2015/16 PG Cert Course Handbook is available here: https://www.tcd.ie/Education/courses/cpd/PGCertHandbook1516_DRAFT.pdf
High-quality education is something we take for granted here in Ireland but, sadly, that is not the case the world over. Recent studies show that as many as 123 million children and adolescents are out of school. That’s where VSO Ireland comes in – we’re a development organisation that works through volunteers in 24 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. We understand that education is a massive contributor to poverty, and so are working to end the global teacher shortage and improve teacher quality and school management. There are always opportunities for Primary Teachers, Teacher Trainers, Inspection Advisors and Education Managers, just like you, to implement our education programmes overseas.
So why are we particularly interested in reaching teachers through the Wexford Education Centre? Well, the WEC’s mission statement – “to work with teachers, parents, management and all partners in education in develop and strengthen teaching and learning capacity so as to maximise children’s opportunities to achieve their full potential” – very closely resembles our own. Our education volunteers create sustainable change not by teaching in a classroom, but by sharing their knowledge and mentoring teachers, parents and national bodies to improve schooling for marginalised children. Like all of you, we also believe in inclusive education – that no child is excluded from learning because of their gender, disability or background.
Volunteering is a big commitment, no doubt about it, but the personal and professional benefits are endless. Just as you are helping to create sustainable change and improve the lives of marginalised children and adults, you are also developing new skills and improving your career prospects. Claire Nic Ghabann from Co. Monaghan praised her Tanzania placement – “There are more opportunities to practice and develop your leadership and management skills. You get to design, implement and facilitate programmes.” Lisa McMahon from Co. Down similarly had a life-changing experience on her Rwanda placement – “I’m really aware that I’ve learnt a lot and when I get back home I have some valuable things to share with my students.” Volunteering also offers retired teachers the chance to continue doing what they love and give something back.
VSO volunteers are offered a comprehensive support package – flights, accommodation, medical insurance and vaccinations are all covered so you don’t have to worry about expenses if you decide to take the plunge. We’re here to support our volunteers each step of the way, from welcoming you into our Dublin office and organising in-depth training prior to departure to offering a full debrief and invitations to returned volunteers events when you get back.