Navan EC News
Mata sa Rang - 24-Sep-2014
Mata sa Rang (Maths Recovery) for Primary Schools 2014/2015
In response to demand, Maths Recovery (Ireland) in conjunction with Navan Education Centre invites primary schools who are interested in having teachers trained in Mata sa Rang Module 1 to apply for inclusion in this programme.
The overall aim of this project is to train teachers in the approaches drawn from the Maths Recovery Programme in order to support in-class approaches to numeracy.
Module 1: The content of this module will be broadly aimed at first class (much of the content is applicable to Infants or second class: Number Words and Numerals; Structuring Number; Early Addition & Subtraction).
Mata sa Rang - Module 1 Autumn 2014
Session 1Wednesday 24th September 5pm – 8pm
Session 2Wednesday 8th October 5pm – 8pm
Session 3Wednesday 22nd October 5pm – 8pm
Session 4Wednesday 5th November 5pm – 8pm
Session 5Wednesday 19th November 5pm – 8pm
Training will take place in Navan Education Centre and will be over 15 hours, delivered as five 3-hour sessions out of school time.
Places are limited. Places will be allocated on first come first basis. Application froms are availabe to download under courses/downloadable froms on our website.
In order to participate in this project schools are requested to commit to the following:
• Support the teacher to practice instruction/assessments
• Pay costs of equipment and materials, tutor costs, refreshments and support (€300 per teacher for the full pack or €100 per additional teacher) payable to Education Centre on application. It is essential that there is access to adequate materials for participating teachers.
Participating teachers will be expected to:
• Attend and participate in all training; complete school-based tasks; and complete a reflective journal/brief report.
NIPT Workshops 2014-2015 - 08-Sep-2014
If you are a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), you must:
1. Register for the NIPT Workshop Programme through your local Education Centre
2. Visit the NIPT website www.teacherinduction.ie for information, resources and support
Please note, NQTs who are teaching outside of Ireland should visit the NIPT and ATECI websites for information about alternative arrangements for completing the workshop programme.
You can now register to attend the workshops through Navan Education Centre. Application forms are available on our website.
eTwinning Workshops - 11-Jun-2014
eTwinning (www.etwinning.net) is the Community for schools in Europe. Teachers from all participating countries can register and use the eTwinning online tools to find each other, meet virtually, exchange ideas, team up in Groups, learn together in Learning Events and engage in online-based projects.
Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) are aimed at individuals who want to learn more about eTwinning and develop their skills in European collaboration using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
These workshops bring together participants from different European countries to network and share experiences.
Professional Development Workshop
Date: 25 - 27 September 2014: Tallinn (Estonia) Depart on the 28th.
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Theme: Integrating Coding into the school curriculum
Target Audience: Teachers from Primary to Lower Secondary school. (students aged 7-16 years old)
Deadline: 30 June
Date: 2-4 October
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Theme: Game-based learning
Target Audience: Post-Primary Teachers (P.E. or languages)
Deadline: 05 September
Recommended Airport: Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport
Transfer: transfer from Airport Ljubljana to the hotel and back to Airport Ljubljana will be organised by the Slovenian NSS.
eTwinning Multilateral Seminar
Date: 13-15 November
Location: Madrid, Spain
Theme: Projects in Spanish in any subject area
Target Audience: Post-Primary Teachers – the working language of the workshop will be Spanish
Deadline: 30 September
If you have any questions about these workshops or wish to receive an application form, please contact Nellie Tattersall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01-887 1263.
Kay O' Regan
T: 00353 1 887 1206
F: 00353 1 873 1316
NBSS RDO Application & Job Description - 30-May-2014
TO DOWNLOAD THE NBSS RDO APPLICATION FORM AND JOB DESCRIPTION PLEASE GO TO COURSES TAB AND THEN SELECTION DOWNLOADABLE FORMS.
Something Fishy 2013/14 - 08-Oct-2013
Following the huge success of the Something Fishy project last year, Navan Education Centre is inviting schools to participate in supervised field trips to a local river to study wild life and water quality.
Around the country last year, classes visited local rivers with fisheries board officers and conducted numerous experiments, sampling water quality, identifying wildlife and judging the overall health of rivers. The Eastern Regional Fisheries Board is offering the same service to a limited number of schools this year through Navan Education Centre.
Additionally, as we are encouraging teachers to use the web site, www.somethingfishy.ie, we are inviting schools to submit a project related to the ‘conservation’ and ‘fishy’ themes within the web sites eight lessons.
There are eight lessons on the web site that support the SESE programme. Teacher support material and information is available on the site as well as the interactive lessons for children. AND THEY ARE ALL FREE!
You are invited to express your interest in taking part in this exciting programme. To do so please complete the attached form and return to Navan Education centre by Friday 25th October 2013.
Write A Poem 2013/14 - 08-Oct-2013
Write a Poem
Following the tremendous success of the Write A Poem project and publications over the last five years. Navan Education Centre is running this project again in 2013/14 for both primary and post primary pupils
Primary and Post Primary pupils are invited to compose poems around the chosen theme “Wild Imaginings”. Interested teachers are invited to enter their pupils in this poetry project.
Entry into this competition will cost €30 per class teacher as defray some of the costs of the full colour publication of the award winning poems.
Every pupil in the class can submit individual poems on the theme outlined above.
The class entries will then be submitted to a panel of independent adjudicators who will select the winning poems which will be compiled into a book format and published by Navan Education Centre.
All pupils who enter the competition will receive a certificate for their entry. An Awards ceremony will then be held for the winning poems.
Please return the attached application form by Friday 1st of November to receive your competition pack.
Please note that teachers are advised to take copies of their children’s poems as the original poems will not be returned.