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The 2020 CESI conference will take place at Athlone Institute of Technology on 29th February.

The now traditional TeachMeet will take place on Friday evening, 28th February, in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone.

The conference occurs at a very exciting time in Irish education. Leaving Certificate Computer Science students will sit the first ever examination of the subject this year. Hands-on, Listen, Learn, & Share Practitioners across Ireland are using technology to enhance learning in unique, innovative, and informed ways. Our annual conference showcases the best of that grassroots network. Our network spans across all sectors and subject areas in a unique way, and all those interested in teaching with technology will find something for them at #cesicon.

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Transition Year Conference

tyThe Transition Year Teacher Professional Network, TYTPN, are holding their Annual Conference on Saturday 29th February in Athlone.

For more details please see the poster.

ILSA Spring Conference (27/3/20)

ILSAPotential Meets Opportunity

Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork

Friday, 27th March 2020
For more information and online registration, go to   www.ilsa.ie

PDST Primary PE Workshop: If I can move, I can dance!

PDST logoIn this workshop participants will explore a diverse range of creative dance activities suitable for all class levels. The workshop will include warm-up activities, cross curriculum and creative dance links as well as musical appreciation and rhythm. Use of the PDST Move Well, Move Often resource will infuse the workshop to afford participants the opportunity to embed fundamental movement skills into creative dance. Participants’ level of dance ability is irrelevant for this workshop - everybody is welcome! Book your space now at www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

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Move Well, Move Often Seminar 4

This spring, the PDST are delighted to offer the next phase of Physical Literacy training for primary schools – Seminar 4 which focuses on developing pupil’s motivation and confidence to participate in physical activity for life. In this seminar, participants will explore a variety of strategies that can be easily implemented in PE lessons to motivate and develop pupils’ confidence to improve participation in the PE lesson and also in physical activity within and outside of school. Developing motivation and confidence is a key element of every child’s physical literacy development. See poster here


Autism Forum

WCECThis West Cork Education Centre Autism Forum presents an opportunity for weekly dialogues with Dr. Eileen Brennan on how best to support individual children in our lives, who are on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Eileen Brennan will post a weekly essay in Brennan Offerings.  You are asked to engage with her by posting questions or comments. She will reply and she also encourages other participants to join the discussion.autism forum

Through the dialogues within this WCEC Autism Forum we will learn better to listen to the communication of our children with autism.

For further information please click here.

PDST School-based support available to all teachers of Mathematics

The PP Maths Team sent an email yesterday, to all school principals alerting them to the availability of our team for supporting you and your colleagues in developing teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics in your school. The details of this email and the support available from the PP Maths Team are provided below. If your maths department would like to avail of our support, please follow up with your principal and apply for a school visit as described below. If you have any queries please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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New BEC publication!

Harbour book 157 smallBlackrock Education Centre has published a new book, written by Dr Séamus Cannon with Gráinne O'Malley and Colin Scudds.
You'd be Filled with Wonder tells the story of the 200 year old Dun Laoghaire Harbour.  This is a story of shipwrecks, forgotten heroes, prison ships & tordepoes! Above all it is a human story of poverty, hardship and true determination. 
Sure to appeal to people of all ages.
The cost is €9 and can be purchased in local shops or through our publishing website, www.becpublishing.com

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