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Events for Week Ending 5th May 2018 (Wk 17)

Day Date Time Tutors Course Name Venue
Tues 1st 9.30-3.30pm Marian Flanagan PDST Child Protection WCEC
Tues 1st 4.00-6.00pm Duncan McCarthy Guided Reading WCEC
Tues 1st 6.30-8.30pm Paolo Vais Mindfulness WCEC
Tues 1st 7.00-9.00pm Maura /Tom /Alan Debating – Semi Finals WCEC
Tues 1st 7.00-9.00pm Michael/ Francis/ Donal Debating – Semi Finals WCEC
Wed 2nd 9.30-3.30pm Marian Flanagan PDST Child Protection Primary WCEC

Events for Week Ending 28th April 2018 (Wk 16)

Day Date Time Tutors Course Name Venue
Mon 23rd 9.00-4.00pm JCT Maths Mop-up WCEC
Mon 23rd 7.30-9.30pm Phil Mortal Bible Studies WCEC
Tues 24th 6.30-8.30pm Paolo Vais Mindfulness WCEC
Wed 25th 9.30-3.30pm Marian Flanagan PDST Child Protection Primary WCEC
Wed 25th 5.00-7.00pm Orla O’ Connor Initiative to support teaching and learning WCEC
Thurs 26th 9.30-3.30pm Marian Flanagan PDST Child Protection Primary WCEC

Physical Literacy Fundamental Movement Skills – DAY 2

Please refer to flyer for details 

Move Well, Move Often - Developing Physical Literacy through the lens of Fundamental Movement Skills SEMINAR DAY 2 719.5 KiB

IMPORTANT – NIPT Primary Workshop Gaeilge has been re-scheduled to Monday 21st May 4.30-6.30pm

Please see Primary NQT Induction tab under CPD courses for details

Events for Week Ending 21st April 2018 (Wk 15)

Mon 16th 9.00-4.00pm Paul Breslin Child Protection (Post Primary) WCEC
Tues 17th 5.00-7.00pm Fiona Thomas NIPT Droichead Cluster 3 (Primary) WCEC
Tues 17th 5.30-7.30pm Marian Barry NIPT Numeracy (Post Primary) WCEC
Tues 17th 6.30-8.30pm Paola Vais Mindfulness WCEC
Wed 18th 9.00-4.00pm JCT Leadership WCEC
Wed 18th 5.30-7.30pm John Corcoran NIPT Droichead Cluster (Post Primary) WCEC
Thurs 19th 9.30-3.30pm Emma Ni Cheallachiar PDST Measures WCEC
Thurs 19th 9.00-4.00pm JCT Maths Mop Up WCEC
Thurs 19th 4.30-6.30pm Suzanne Parkinson Assessment for Learning WCEC
Frid 20th 2.00-4.00pm Teresa O’Grady Guidance Counsellors WCEC

Events for Week Ending 14th April 2018 (Wk 14)

Day Date Time Tutors Course Name Venue
Mon 9th 7.00-9.00pm PDST LCVP WCEC
Thurs 12th 4.30-6.30pm Norma Healy NIPT Numeracy (Primary) WCEC

Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres. A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. Please note that applications have to be submitted to the local full-time Teacher Education Centre by the deadline of 11 May 2018. Detailed information on Creative Clusters and how to apply can be found at:

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-clusters.html

 If my school has applied to the Arts Council to be a Creative School can we also apply to the Creative Clusters initiative?  

You are eligible to apply to both initiatives, however, in the event that your application to Creative Schools is successful you will not be eligible to also participate in the Creative Cluster Initiative. This is in order to ensure that as broad a range of schools as possible receive support to develop their capacity in the area of the arts and creativity.

I am suggesting that we remove the question of difference and replace it with a question about the connection between the two pilots which indicates a joined up approach.   

Is there a connection between Creative Schools and Creative Clusters?

Yes. Creative Schools and Creative Clusters are both important initiatives of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. We anticipate that there may be opportunities for schools in both  pilot initiatives to come together to share learning and best practice and that across Ireland a community of schools can connect, grow and support other schools on their journey”.

IMPORTANT Post Primary NQT Droichead Cluster Meeting 1 on 11th April has been cancelled

Please see Post PrimaryDroichead tab under CPD courses for full details

IMPORTANT Primary NQT Droichead Cluster Meeting 1 on 10th April has been cancelled

Please see NIPT Droichead tab under CPD courses

Events for Week Ending 24th March 2018 (Wk 12)

Day Date Time Tutors Course Name Venue
Tues 20th 4.30-6.00pm Claire Murphy Fun with Wool WCEC
Thurs 22th 5.00-7.30pm Cara Consultancy Managing Aggression WCEC