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The seminar will outline some of the requirements needed to make the most of the broadband to be provided, outline the Microsoft Office 365 offering for education, and demonstrate examples of how a range of free Microsoft tools and CPD can be used to enhance teaching and learning in your school through the Partners in Learning Network. H2 Learning will also demonstrate some of the Windows 8 tablet devices now available. 

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A technical briefing will take place in Blackrock Education Centre on Tuesday June 11th at 5:00 p.m. 
This briefing will deal with the technical aspects of your 100 Mb connection to the school, but of equal importance, how this broadband can be most effectively distributed throughout the entire school.
The briefing will be given by Tom Lonergan of PDST / Technology in Education (formerly NCTE).  Tom has particular expertise in the types of wireless solutions that will and will not work in school settings.  Some schools have made costly mistakes in the past when installing wireless.  We are anxious that these mistakes will not be repeated.
Those wishing to attend this...

For the fifth year running we would like to invite everyone to Scratch Day Ireland ( in the Institute of Technology Tallaght in south Dublin.
This is a free event, tickets available from:
We will have:
- Scratch 2.0 demonstrations
- Program Scratch using Kinect controller!
- Program Scratch using Leap controller!
- Program Scratch using your Android Tablet!
- Lots more
Everyone is welcome, including primary & secondary students, teachers & parents and other members of the public.
Note: Finals of annual Scratch Ireland Programming...

Welcome to our new Course Booking system!  This will allow users far greater flexibility in choosing their CPD in a way that is efficient and easy to use.
To see all our courses and to access the enrolment option please create a user account.
One consequence of a new system is that all users must register before enrolling.  If you already had a user account on our system, we regret that this is no longer operational.  Current bookings will still be on record.

Go to New User registration Screen

Free introductory lecture on Wednesday, 12th December, at 7.30 pm. Course commences on 23rd January. Venue: Blackrock Education Centre

This programme aims to equip learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to effectively build, maintain and repair relationships, and to manage and resolve situations of conflict in personal, social and work life, using restorative approaches. To book a place on this course please contact Sandra Campbell by Friday 30th November 2012

Introductory Workshop on Tuesday 27th November, 4.00 pm

The Something Fishy project is an annual collaboration between Education Centres nationally and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

FETAC Quality Assurance Parchment presentation was made to Blackrock Education Centre, represented by Seamus Cannon, Director, by the Minister for Lifelong Learning, Mr Sean Haughey T.D. on Monday, 14th February 2011 in Clontarf Castle. 

Quality Assurance agreed by FETAC Council