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Tutor: Mary Jo Bell
2 sessions: 27th February and 6th March from 4.00 – 6.00pm 
ICT is an integral part of teaching learning and assessment, however as young pupils become citizens of the digital community, they need to be guided and facilitated in behaving responsibly online and developing good judgement when interacting with others.
This course will focus on supporting teachers in helping pupils explore their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens.
Course Objectives

  • To explore what is meant by being a digital citizen
  • To understand the importance of managing yourself in an online world
  • To identify safe, reliable and suitable sources of information online
  • To raise awareness...

Applications for the programme has been extended to November 15th 2016.  The School Digital Champion Programme  provides students with an opportunity to take on a specific challenge to solve real issues identified in the school, community or local business setting,  mostly using digital technology.
Participant schools will have a unique opportunity to showcase their digital skills. Support will be provided through training and workshops tailored to meet your needs. Site visits to leading technology companies are also available.  For full information click here.    Click the Read More...

CraftEd gives Primary School children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.  
A collaboration between Education Centres and the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, it  supports teachers in the delivery of the Visual Arts (VA) curriculum and investigates how craft processes can contribute to learning in other subject areas such as  theSESE curriculum.
We are now looking for interested primary school teachers to take part in CRAFTed primary school’s programme in 2017.  Applications must reach Blackrock Education Centre before 5.00 pm Wednesday November 30th.
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Welcome back to the Write a Book Project!
The project will go ahead with no changes from last year.  
There will be a letter going out to primary schools shortly.  If you have committed to participate, please make a note of the dates and send your registration form and payment as soon as possible.  Dates for this year's Write a Book project:
9 December -  Deadline for Registration
2 February -    Book Exchange in Blackrock Education Centre
16 February -  Book Returns to Blackrock Education Centre
3 April -            Awards Ceremony in Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney, Co Dublin
Download Registration Form