CPD Calendar

FESS CPD Calendar Spring 2018

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The Further Education Support Service has put together a calendar of events for Spring 2018 to support those working in the FET environment in DES funded providers

Further information on all the events is below. 

    An Introduction to BBC Micro:Bit Embedded Systems

This event will cover the following content:

  • ​An introduction to the micro:bit

  • Coding the micro:bit

  • Inputs and sensors built into the micro:bit (Radio, temperature, motion, light intensity, g force and many more)

  • Communication of micro:bits (using the radio)

  • Breadboards and the micro:bit

  • Basic circuits

  • Digital outputs on a micro:bit

  • Digital inputs on a micro:bit (using a motion sensor)

  • Analogue outputs 

  • Analogue inputs 

The target audience for this workshop is teachers/tutors/trainers, including novices with little to no coding experience, who may be using the micro:bit in their classes. 

Facilitator: Keith Quille, Institute of Technology, Tallaght 

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 16th January 2018

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

Institute of Technology Tallaght
Blessington Rd
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 FKT9

 

 

 

 Conducting Effective Meetings: convening, chairing, managing and minuting meetings in FET

This one-day hands-on course on conducting effective meetings will provide participants with the techniques to structure meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.

Attending this course will help participants achieve clearly defined meeting outcomes by improving participant contributions and overcoming the most common meeting challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course each participant will:

  • Have a common understanding of the roles and expectations within effective meetings

  • Work with colleagues to develop norms meeting behaviour

  • Write clear meeting objectives and agenda

  • Be aware of the tools available to achieve the meeting outcomes

  • Take concise notes and prepare meeting minutes

  • Have more confidence to manage different behaviors and energy levels within a meeting

  • Keep meetings on track and close when needed

Topics Covered:

  • Characteristics and structure of effective meetings

  • Developing norms for expected meeting behaviour with staff

  • Agreeing meeting roles - the facilitator; the recorder; the timekeeper;

  • Meeting preparation - defining the objectives and preparing the agenda

  • Techniques to manage participation and channel energy

  • Keeping the meeting on topic

  • Note taking techniques

  • Minute taking guide - what to minute & what not to minute

  • Closing the meeting – summarising/confirmation of task for each participant

  • Chair approval, sharing and filing minutes

The target audience for this event is directors of FET, QA officers, heads of centres, heads of department/co-ordinators, FET administration staff, teachers/tutors/trainers (where these topics are an element of the programme they deliver), etc.

Facilitators: DCM Learning / FESS

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

Wednesday 7th February 2018

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

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

 

 

 

    Exploring 'Facilitation' as Part of the Co-ordinator/Manager/Leadership Role

This practical workshop will explore different aspects of the role of the facilitator and will include the use of a range of tools and techniques to help FET staff in leadership roles to facilitate groups and teams to have meaningful conversations/discussions, and work towards consensus and decision making.

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff working with groups or teams in coordination, management and leadership roles.

Facilitator: Miriam O' Donoghue, FESS

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

Thursday 22nd February 2018

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

Laois Education Centre
Block Road
Beladd
Portlaoise
Co. Laois

 

 

 

   Hospitality Externship Visiting Programme (EVP) 

This CPD opportunity is being offered in partnership with the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. It will include a range of presentations delivered by key hotel personnel as well as a tour of the hotel to see the various operational areas. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions with hotel personnel. Topics covered will range from front office and customer service, HR perspectives on hiring graduates to current practices in hospitality and discussions with the food and beverage team.  

A light lunch will be provided on the day  

Draft Agenda (subject to change, a final agenda will be issued to participants in advance of the day):

 9.30 - Registration/tea/coffee
10.00 - Welcome and Introduction
10.30 - Presentation – Front office and Customer Service Skills
11.30 - Hotel Tour
12.00 - Presentation – HR Policies, Interviews and working in the hospitality industry Work Experience/placement - what is expected of students
1.00 – Lunch
2.00 - Presentation – Food, Beverage and Banqueting
3.00 - Q&A and close

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this EVP will be teachers/tutors/trainers working in the FET sector delivering modules relating to the hospitality area, for example, catering, hospitality, restaurant, reception and front office 

FET teachers/tutors/trainers wishing to apply for a place on the EVP should complete the EVP Application Form and return it to externship@fess.ie by 5pm on Friday the 2nd February 2018. Selection will be based on selection criteria including relevance of EVP to programmes taught, previous experience and the applicant’s purpose statement. 

Places are limited to 20.

The deadline for receipt of application forms is Friday 2nd February 2018 to externship@fess.ie
 

Date

Time

Venue

  Monday 26th February 2018

10am - 3.30pm
Tea/Coffee/Registration at 9.30am

Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 2

 

 

  Active Learning Approaches and Tools to Support FET Learners in the Classroom 

This new hands-on active learning and teaching workshop will explore a range of activities, tools and approaches that can support FET learners to actively engage in areas such as peer learning and sharing, collaborative thinking, planning, evaluation etc.

The toolkit of activities, tools and approaches can be integrated into the FET classroom and many can be used by learners to support their assessment work.

The target audience for this workshop is teachers, tutors and trainers working in FET classrooms

Facilitator: Miriam O' Donoghue, FESS

Note: Pre booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session 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 27th February 2018

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

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath

 

 

 

 

 

     Supporting FET Staff in the Delivery and Assessment of Language Programmes

This practical workshop will explore active teaching and learning methodologies to support FET learners’ language development in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. As this workshop will explore the use of appropriate ICT tools to enhance learning language skills, participants are required to bring their own device (smart phone/tablet) on the day.

The target audience for this workshop is teachers/tutors of modern foreign languages, ESOL and Irish

Facilitator: Lorraine Downey, CDETB ESOL Development Officer / FESS

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

Thursday 15th March 2018

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

Laois Education Centre
Block Road
Beladd
Portlaoise
Co. Laois