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The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT), a cross-sectoral support service for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) under the remit of the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, has a number of opportunities for the position of associate 2016/17.
An associate is a registered teacher, who is engaged to work in a part-time capacity (20 days) with NIPT to complement and extend the capacity of the service.  
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On Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May the third EXCITED Digital Learning Festival will take place in Dublin Castle, with a theme of “Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation”.  Register your free place here
 The structure for the 2016 festival moves the initial emphasis from a discussion based forum primarily aimed at educators to that of a showcase for excellence in Irish schools. This year, we celebrate the innovative and inspirational work of both students and teachers.
·            EXCITED, in partnership with CESI, are providing Ireland’s first Digital MegaMeet for educators. Over 150 guests...

The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills is recruiting Primary District Inspectors this summer. If you are interested in these positions, log on to for further details. Closing date for receipt of applications is May 26.

The entire nation is invited to take time out and to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ for 20 minutes at 12 noon on Friday April 29th 2016.    

Organised by the JCSP Demonstration Library Project, in collaboration with Poetry Ireland,  the simple but very effective idea is to promote the importance of literacy and reading for pleasure, by having as many people as possible read at the same time on the same day.

Work will be put down, computer screens will be turned off, and everyone will be encouraged to pick up a book, magazine, newspaper, e-book, audio book, etc. and to read quietly, or indeed be read to, for 20 minutes.

The main focus of this national DEAR challenge is to draw attention to the importance...