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The Write a book Project will run for the 29th time this year as usual.
 
You can download the registration form from www.writeabookireland.com
 
The website contains also information, ideas, suggestions and a couple of slide shows that the children might like: one is a Merit book from last year, Taibhse sa Bhanc (rang a dó) and the other a sample of images from Merit books 2014.
 
Dates for Write a book Project 2015 can be found in the Calendar page, under the To Participate tab.
 
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Adela at the Centre (01 – 236 5024)

  "Maths is all around us and to give our young people a good chance it is vital that we send them positive messages about maths. This talk from Andrew Jeffrey, a mathemagician and leading UK mathematics educator, will be full of ideas and messages for parents, as well as some fun ways to introduce key mathematical concepts to children."    We regret that this event is completely booked out

Starting 7th - 21st October 7.00pm - 9.00pm in Blackrock Education Centre
About Coderdojo: Coderdojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people between the age of 7 and 17, they learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. Most importantly Coderdojo is about encouraging creativity and having fun with technology in a social environment.  
 

We are still unable to finalise dates for the start of this year's competition.  Any school wishing to register interest should contact the director (pat "at" blackrockec.ie).  As soon as we have more details we will let you know.
In the meantime you can be practising using the resources at http://www.primarydebatingireland.com/

It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the NIPT Workshop or Droichead Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the NIPT workshop programme. 
Blackrock Education Centre’s NIPT NQT workshop series will commence September 6th 2016
 Further information here
Droichead
Droichead (bridge in Irish) is the enhanced model of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This will be the recognised route of induction for all new teachers from September 2018,...

Camara is an organisation dedicated to using technology to improve education and livelihood skills, especially in disadvantaged communities throughout the world.
They are offering a free Tablets for Education workshop for teachers.   It takes place from 10am-1pm on Wednesday 20th August.  More details here.

Click here for a flavour of the atmosphere and variety of this year's July Summer Courses.
 

Khanacademy.org is an innovative website for students and teachers that can be integrated into the classroom.
 

The second Primary East teachMeet  take place in St. Peters Primary School, Bray, at 7;30 on 15th May 2014.  
 
Admission is free but tickets must be booked for the night at http://url.ie/obvg.

 

A Teachmeet is an informal but  organised meeting where participants are offered a variety of nano (2 minute) or macro (7 minute) presentations on any aspect of education in this case, primary education.

 

Participants can be actively involved as presenters, or can simply relax and listen to all that will be on offer! All presentations are delivered by those currently working in education – teachers, principals, SNAs.

 

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Booking for Summer courses opens at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 6th of May.  These bookings can only be made online by the individual teacher.   From Tuesday they will be available by clicking here or the Course Booking System link on the upper left-hand corner of this page.
 
Please note that your booking is on an automated system, protected by your password.  Blackrock Education Centre staff cannot book courses on your behalf..
 
Booking courses online can be done in minutes, once a teacher has registered on Blackrock Education Centre.  If you wish to speed up the process, ensure that you are registered and have your username and password on hand.
Registration can be done at any time and takes about...