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CPD Calendar 2019

FESS CPD Calendar 2019

The Further Education Support Service has put together a calendar of events for 2019 to support those working in the FET environment in DES funded providers. Further events will be added by the end of June 2019.

Please note: There is frequently a waiting list for attendance at FESS CPD events. To ensure that the maximum number of people get the opportunity to attend a FESS CPD event, please contact FESS (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) if you cannot attend a CPD event that you have booked a place on. To allow FESS allocate the place to someone on the waiting list, please give a minimum of four working days notice.

 

Local Seminars: FESS also provides local, tailored CPD events, on request. Some conditions apply. Further information is available here.

 

eCollege: If interested in courses run through eCollege, click here for further information. In addition, please note, a new eCollege course, Moodle for Teachers, was launched in June 2019. Further information is available here.

 

The following is a list of the current themes and topics for the CPD calendar:

 

September

October

  

 

    An Introduction to Project Management

FET staff are increasingly finding themselves in roles where they are planning and managing small scale activities and projects. Due to popular demand, this one-day workshop is offered again to introduce participants to project management; the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

This professional development day will support goal 2 of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy 2017-2019 in the following strategic priority area: Leadership and management development.

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff with a role in planning and managing activities and projects.

Facilitators: Andrew Gibson, ADG Consulting

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

    
 

 Date

Time 

 Venue

 BlueRegister200

 

 Tuesday, 10 September 2019

 10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

 Dublin West Education Centre
Old Blessington Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24

 

 

   Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in FET: Mentor Training

This professional development day will explore a TEL Mentoring Model that can be implemented in FET Colleges/Centres to help to mentor FET teachers and trainers to embed the use of digital technologies into teaching and learning in their classrooms.

It will include learning from one year of the CDETB TEL Mentoring Pilot Project that followed on after completion of the TELMS project. https://telms.eu/

The workshop will include:

  • · An introduction to the mentoring model including the mentoring process and administration
  • · Mentoring psychological and philosophical underpinnings
  • · Deconstructing the mentor role
  • · Setting clear learning intentions and success criteria for mentoring in TEL
  • · Mentoring challenges
  • · Identifying appropriate TEL tools for the FET classroom
  • · Exploring next steps following the workshop

Target Audience: The target audience for this workshop is FET staff i.e. Potential TEL mentors, FET managers/Principals/Co-ordinators

Facilitator: The day will be facilitated by FESS and CDETB (Carrie Archer, Marino College & Suzanne Yarker, Pearse College)

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Friday  20th September 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

 

 

 

Restorative Practice in FET

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This workshop is for FET staff interested in positive communication. It is ideal for teachers, tutors, and leaders interested in improving relationships, and communicating in a positive way that promotes synergy, well-being and solutions.
During this full day workshop we will explore how to develop restorative skills and how to cultivate a restorative mindset using restorative values, intentions and language.
We will offer an overview of RP, explore how it consciously builds relationships and outline an introduction to the restorative questions.
We focus on EQ, on understanding, identifying and transforming difficult emotions such as anger and shame.
We explore the transformative potential of restorative language and how it brings us from shame and disconnection to empathy and connection.

The target audience for this workshop is FET teachers and tutors and FET staff working in coordination, management and leadership roles.

Facilitator: Michelle Stowe, restorative practitioner, trainer and consultant.
Michelle has been championing, modelling, implementing, and co - ordinating Restorative Practices since 2010

Please note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person

 

 

Date

Time

Venue

 

BlueRegister200

Friday, 18th October 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

Dublin West Education Centre
Old Blessington Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24