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CPD Calendar 2019

FESS CPD Calendar 2019 Autumn/Winter

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

  November

 December

 

   Unpacking Learner Feedback in FET – Insights and Activities

The focus of this active experiential day will be on giving and receiving meaningful learner feedback and using it to support teaching, learning and assessment activities. Areas covered will include:

  • Learner feedback - purpose, approaches, benefits, challenges, perceptions, enablers and ongoing improvement
  • Feedback activities, games, tips and tools

This professional development day will support goal 2 of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy 2017-2019 in the strategic priority areas: Working with and supporting FET learners and Quality Assurance.

The target audience for this professional development day is: FET teachers, trainers and staff working in co-ordination and quality assurance roles.

Facilitator: FESS

Please 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.

    
 

 Dates

Time 

 Venues

 BlueRegister200

 Friday, 6th September 2019

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

Cork Training Centre
Rossa Avenue
Bishopstown
Cork
T12 EE94

BlueRegister200
Thursday, 24th October 2019

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

 

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath  
N37 H043

 

 

    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, 10th September 2019

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

Dublin West Education Centre
Old Blessington Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 PX58

 

 

  An Introduction to Local Assessment for New Assessors

This workshop will support the assessor working in a further education and training environment where the assessor is required to develop local assessment instruments and related documentation.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the assessment process, including key milestones
  • Ensuring an understanding of the standard associated with levels 1 – 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Devising local assessment instruments (briefs and examination papers), marking schemes and outline solutions
  • Making assessment judgements/decisions

This professional development day will support goal 2 of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy 2017-2019 in the strategic priority areas: Working with and supporting FET learners and Quality Assurance.

The target audience for this professional development day is: those assessing learners for the first time, using locally devised assessment instruments.

Facilitator: FESS

Please 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

 Thursday, 12th September 2019

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

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 H043

BlueRegister200

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 

CANCELLED

10.00am - 4.00pm

Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am

Kilkenny Education Centre
Callan Road
Wetland
Kilkenny
R95 RH97

 

 

   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
N37 H043

 

BlueRegister200

Thursday 17th October 2019

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

LCETB Further Education and Training Centre
Kilmallock Road Campus
Kilmallock Road
Limerick

 

 

   Quality Assuring Blended Learning

This professional development day is a repeat of a CPD event held on 28th May 2019 and will explore how FET Providers could offer quality assured blended learning programmes/courses.

It will include learning from one year of the CDETB Blended Course Pilot Project that followed on after completion of the Blend4VET project.
The day will include:

  • • QQI Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines on Blended Learning
    • Governance structures to address in transitioning to a blended mode
    • Proposing a Course for Blended delivery - some considerations when writing the proposal
    • Making decisions in relation to such proposals – approval criteria
    • Implementing a blended course - challenges and opportunities

The target audience for this workshop is FET staff i.e. QA Support Teams, Programme Co-ordinators/Managers and FET Directors.

Facilitator: The day will be facilitated by FESS and CDETB

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 26th September 2019

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

Laois Education Centre
Block Road
Beladd
Portlaoise
Co. Laois
R32 CP26

 

    Continuing to Explore the Shift in Programme Development Requirements
Under QQI Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education and Training

This one-day CPD event is a follow on from an event held in October 2018 which introduced QQI Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education and Training for the first time. As with the previous event, an opportunity will be provided for those planning, managing and co-ordinating programme development activities within a provider to begin to familiarise themselves with the QQI document Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education and Training (first published in 2016). There is no requirement to have attended the CPD session on this topic in October 2018 in order to attend this session.

Providers who have developed programmes (apprenticeship, programmes leading to CAS awards and programmes leading to non-CAS awards) validated by QQI and that adhere to QQI Policies and Criteria for the Validation of Programmes of Education and Training will also share their insights into the highs and lows of the programme development process in light of the requirements of the QQI validation policy.

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: Quality assurance

The target audience for this CPD event is: FET staff with a role in planning, managing and co-ordinating programme development activities within a provider.

Facilitators: FESS

Please 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

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019

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

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 H043

BlueRegister200
Tuesday, 15th October 2019
CANCELLED

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

Kildare Education Centre
Friary Road
Kildare
R51 KN66

 

 

    Integration of Programme Delivery and Assessment Activities

This is a repeat of a one-day professional development day that was originally offered in October 2018 and which will introduce and reinforce the use of integration in the delivery of FET programmes and assessment activities.

The day will include:

  • An overview of integration
  • Short input on the integration research project carried out by Dr Marie Rooney for FESS, November 2017 – February 2018
  • Case Studies from Management and Learning Practitioners: CDETB Further Education, Donegal ETB Adult Education, LCETB Adult Education, Quality Assurance
  • Needs Identification and Exploration – Integration Guidelines for the FET Sector
  • Workshop Session

This professional development day will support goal 2 of the Further Education and Training Professional Development Strategy 2017-2019 in the strategic priority areas: Working with and supporting FET learners and Quality Assurance.

The target audience for this professional development day is:

  • FET Managers
  • QA Officers and those who have responsibility for the development and delivery of programmes and the assessment of learners within ETBs
  • Teachers/tutors/trainers who assess learners on FET programmes

Facilitators: FESS, Dr Marie Rooney, CDETB, DETB, LCETB

 

 Date

Time 

 Venue

 BlueRegister200

 Tuesday, 8th October 2019

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

Laois Education Centre
Block Road
Beladd
Portlaoise
Co. Laois
R32 CP26

 

 

Restorative Practice in FET

RestorativePractice480

This workshop is for FET staff interested in positive communication and is a repeat of a CPD event offered in . 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
D24 PX58

 

 

Healthcare Externship Visiting Programme (EVP) - This event has been cancelled


Carechoice revised240This is a repeat of a CPD opportunity which is again being offered in partnership with CareChoice Nursing Home. It will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019, and will include a range of presentations delivered by key healthcare personnel. It will also include an opportunity to work shadow healthcare personnel in a designated nursing home. Please note that participants will have to provide their own transport to and from the nursing home where they will engage in the work shadowing placement. There will be opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions with personnel. 

Venue:
CareChoice Northern Cross 
Mayne River Street
Malahide Road 
Dublin 17
D17 YF77

A light lunch will be provided on the day.

Target Audience - The primary target audience for this CPD event will be teachers, tutors, trainers working in the FET sector delivering modules relating to providing care to clients in a healthcare setting

FET teachers/tutors/trainers wishing to apply for a place on the EVP MUST BE GARDA VETTED and should complete the EVP Application Form and return it to externship@fess.ie by 5pm on Friday 11th October 2019. 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 11th October 2019 to externship@fess.ie.

 

 

   An Approach to 'Blending' a Course

This professional development day will allow participants to explore how they might approach the ‘blending’ of a course where the learners will experience a mix of face-to-face and remote online modes of delivery. The facilitator will present a case study to the group and will allow plenty of time for discussion.

As the day will include a practical element, and while the venue will provide some access to PCs, it is recommended that participants bring a laptop.

In addition, participants are requested to bring provider programme modules (for a programme where a blended mode is being considered) and sample programme content e.g. PowerPoints presentations, etc. in soft copy.

The day will include:

CDETB Case Study addressing the following:

  • Centre/college requirements including staffing, communication channels and other centre/college needs
  • Delivery of a course including models of blended learning; digital technology/tools; review of programme content; selecting online versus face-to-face mode/s
  • Creating the virtual environment through Moodle (Demonstration)
  • Monitoring learner progress
  • Assessment of learners
  • Feedback to learners
  • Evaluation and review of programme (sample questionnaires/focus group questions)

Practical Workshop 

  • Introducing digital technology/tools
  • Use of digital technology/tools to create content

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: Technology enhanced learning (TEL)

The target audience for this workshop is: FET programme co-ordination and delivery staff

Facilitator: Liz Hogan, Blended Learning Tutor

 

 Date

Time 

 Venue

 BlueRegister200

 Thursday, 28th November 2019

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

Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 H043

BlueRegister200 Thursday, 5th December 2019 10.00am - 4.00pm
Registration with tea/coffee from 9.30am
Athlone Education Centre
Moydrum Road
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
N37 H043