Archive for May 24th, 2023

Tralee Hotels Make Best Of The Best Tripadvisor List

Tralee Hotels Make Best Of The Best Tripadvisor List

May 24, 2023 at 7:31 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE hotels feature prominently is the latest Tripadvisor list of Travellors Choice, ‘Best of the Best’ Hotels in Ireland. The Meadowlands Hotel is at No.6, Ballygarry Estate at No.10 and Manor West Hotel at No.11. Other Kerry hotels to feature in the Top 25 list are the Muckross Park Hotel and […]

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Richard Sharp and Shane O'Connor of the Seriously Sound Food Co.

Tralee Men’s Product To Be Featured On RTE Show This Thursday

May 24, 2023 at 7:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee-based Seriously Sound Food Co. will see its product featured on RTE’s ‘Today’ show this Thursday. Owned by Tralee men Richard Sharp and Shane O’Connor the company which makes plant-based meat alternatives, will see their Seriously Sound Plant-Based Chicken championed as part of the daily food slot with Daithi […]

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St Brendan's Park Women's Social Soccer Team.

St Brendan’s Park FC To Host Charity Soccer Blitz

May 24, 2023 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s Park FC’s Women’s Social Soccer team are hosting a charity 7-a-side soccer blitz in aid of ADAPT Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Services on Saturday, May 27 with the first match kicking off at 10am. Entry to Christy Leahy Park on the day will be €5 with free […]

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Currow National School were winners of the START 2023 competition in University of Galway.

Currow NS Wins National START Competition

May 24, 2023 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

CURROW National School were overall winners of the START Trophy 2023 at an event in the University of Galway recently. Three primary schools who used scientific methods to answer questions about well-being, education and fitness in the classroom, took part in the event. Organised by the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research […]

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Pictured at the launch of The Lee Strand 550 – Comfort for Chemo Evening at the Dogs and getting ready to celebrate with their Lee Stand Milk are Declan Dowling, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium; Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald, Comfort for Chemo Kerry; John O’Keeffe, Teresa Walker & Gearóid Linnane, Lee Strand.

Lee Strand Supports Comfort For Chemo Kerry With Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

May 24, 2023 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand has joined forces with Comfort for Chemo Kerry for this year’s annual Lee Strand 550 night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on this Friday, May 26. The support of Lee Strand will allow Comfort for Chemo Kerry to generate much needed funds with all admissions, auction, raffle, restaurant […]

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Churchill GAA juvenile teams sponsors gathered at their grounds on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill GAA Thanks Sponsors Of Juvenile Teams

May 24, 2023 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

CHURCHILL GAA has thanked its juvenile club sponsors for their continued support of the club. The sponsors of the boys and girls teams from Under 5 to Under 18 level gathered at the club grounds at Churchill on Sunday. Over the past number of years, the Juvenile academy has gone from strength […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 24, 2023 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

21/5/23 Fourball Whites – Sponsor Billy Naughton Volvo 1. Jack Murphy/Brian O Sullivan      46 pts 2. Paul Stephenson/Mark Stephenson   45 pts 3. Tom Moore/Kevin Rolls             44 pts 32 cards processed Green Tees  – Sponsor Billy Naughton Volvo 1. Philip O Sullivan/Brian Lennon   45 pts 2. Sean Mc Carthy/Sean Reidy        42 pts 8 cards […]

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Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus - pictured with the minister :Grainne Ní Choirc Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí , Paddy Walsh (Causeway), Adam Wolinski and Brendan Bearss (Killarney)
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Kerry Education and Training Board Launch Ireland’s first cross-sectoral collaboration between Primary, Post Primary, and Further Education with Trinity College School of Education.

On Monday 22nd May, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus. The project, spearheaded by Jean Reale, a PhD research candidate with Trinity College School of Education and Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB), aims to implement UDL across the educational journeys of all learners in Ireland, irrespective of their academic ability. This two-year study marks the first cross-sectoral collaboration between primary, post primary, and further education and training (FET) in Ireland to look at implementing Universal Design for Learning.

Launching the project Minister for Education Norma Foley, TD, said “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for enhancing student experiences by placing the student voice at the centre of the learning environment.  UDL takes a proactive approach to learning environments ensuring that students learn in ways that are best suited to their individual needs. 

“I would like to congratulate Jean Reale, the PhD research candidate with Trinity College School of Education, and Kerry ETB for their outstanding work in this field.”  

"The Universal Design for Learning framework provides pathways to meet the challenges in teaching and learning environments while capitalising on the diverse talents of students.

"It promotes the development of expert learners who can assess their own needs, monitor their progress, and sustain their interests and effort during learning tasks," said Ann O'Dwyer, Director of Schools Youth and Music.

Designed and developed by Jean Reale in collaboration with Jeremy Wrenn, 28 teaching staff, and senior management from across Kerry ETB. UDL brings numerous benefits to the student, learners, and educators, within Kerry ETB. It ensures increased access and participation, fosters improved learning outcomes, reduces stigma by acknowledging unique needs, and enhances student engagement by tailoring learning experiences to individual preferences and interests.

Speaking about the project, the Principal of Kerry College Stephen Goulding, expressed, "The Universal Design for Learning Champions Project in Kerry ETB is a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to capture the lived experience of teachers and management in implementing UDL. It aims to empower educators while maintaining high expectations for all learners."

The project's outcomes will consist of an implementation roadmap document based on the study's data and findings, to be rolled out across Kerry ETB and made available nationally to schools and colleges under a creative commons license. Additionally, support materials will be made available to primary and post primary schools to facilitate planning for UDL as part of the school self-evaluation process and the Looking at Our Schools (LAOS) Quality Framework. These materials will be developed to aid the establishment of a UDL School Flag program, assisting primary and post-primary schools in implementing UDL principles and promoting student agency in their learning.

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The Universal Design for Learning Research Project stands as a significant step towards creating inclusive and equitable education environments in Ireland. 
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About Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that promotes the design of flexible and inclusive learning environments, accommodating the diverse needs of all learners. It emphasizes multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression, allowing students to learn in ways best suited to their individual needs.

Kerry ETB

Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) was established on 1st July 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, as an amalgamation of the former County Kerry Vocational Education Committees. The Further Education and Training (FET) Act 2013 came into effect in July 2013. The Act established SOLAS with responsibility for the planning, funding and coordination of the FET services. Kerry ETB is a corporate structure that is made up of a democratically appointed Board and a management team. Kerry ETB is a geographically dispersed organisation with 38 premises throughout the county, providing Primary and Post-Primary Education, Further Education and Training (including Apprenticeships) and Outdoor Education. Kerry ETB also delivers courses in non-Kerry ETB premises in communities throughout the county.
Kerry ETB provides Education and Training opportunities to over 13,000 learners annually. Currently, Kerry ETB employs circa 1,300 staff working in various locations throughout County Kerry. Kerry ETB, in partnership with its members, staff and stakeholders are committed to creating and promoting the development of a lifelong learning society in Kerry, so that all who live there have access to the education and training required to fulfil their potential and meet their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs and desires. Kerry ETB’s core values centre on ensuring that every person has the right to access education and training opportunities to realise their potential. These core values are Respect, Quality, Inclusion, Equality and Learning. These values underpin the 5-year Sustainability Strategy developed under Section 27 of the Education and Training Board Act 2013.
Kerry ETB is a provider for SOLAS for the National Craft Apprenticeship Programmes. The services provided by Kerry ETB also include Primary level education in three Community National Schools and PostPrimary level education in eight Post-Primary Schools. Kerry ETB is also a committed provider of Youth Services, Creative Programmes and Music Programmes through the Youth Function, Local Creative Youth Partnership and Music Generation Initiative respectively. In 2019, Kerry ETB established first in the country, fully integrated College of Further Education and Training with five campuses across the county. FET provision is delivered across circa 23 centres in total, delivered in 10 towns countywide.
As a statutory agency, Kerry ETB holds the responsibility for the delivery of education and training services in Kerry. These programmes focus on raising the standard of education of all adults in the context of economic growth and the sustainability and development of communities. Kerry ETB is a provider for SOLAS for the National Craft Apprenticeship Programmes and delivers a range of programmes, including programmes aimed at providing learners with the required knowledge, skills and competence to progress to employment in the engineering sector

Minister Launches Collaborative UDL Research Project At Kerry College Clash Campus

May 24, 2023 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board has launched Ireland’s first cross-sectoral collaboration between Primary, Post Primary, and Further Education with Trinity College School of Education. On Monday, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus. The project, spearheaded […]

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