Dublin West Education Centre http://www.dwec.ie Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:08:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 67903900 PDST Reading Recovery Applications 2020/21 http://www.dwec.ie/5172-2/ http://www.dwec.ie/5172-2/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:02:20 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5172 In light of the recent upheaval in schools due to the emergency health measures to combat the spread of Covid 19, the application window to have a teacher trained in Reading Recovery during the 2020/21 year has been extended until 5pm, Wednesday April 22nd.  PDST Reading Recovery Applications 2020/21. The application is available at this link; https://www.pdst.ie/ReadingRecoveryTraining

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COVID 19 – Regarding Cluster Meetings http://www.dwec.ie/covid-19-regarding-cluster-meetings/ http://www.dwec.ie/covid-19-regarding-cluster-meetings/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:06:01 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5164 Click here – http://www.dwec.ie/nipt-induction-programme-for-teachers/

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Midday Moment 26/03/2020 http://www.dwec.ie/midday-moment-26-03-2020/ http://www.dwec.ie/midday-moment-26-03-2020/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:50:32 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5157 ]]> http://www.dwec.ie/midday-moment-26-03-2020/feed/ 0 5157 Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters http://www.dwec.ie/schools-excellence-fund-creative-clusters/ http://www.dwec.ie/schools-excellence-fund-creative-clusters/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:22:06 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5147  Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland – ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative.

Creative Clusters is an initiative of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. The Creative Youth Plan aims to give every child practical access to tuition, experience and participation in art, music, drama and coding by 2022.

A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge.

Each Creative Cluster will receive funding of €3,000 per school in each cluster over a two year period to implement their project in the 2020–2022 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would get €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.

Schools in a cluster are expected to collaborate on how this funding is allocated and spent to support the implement of their project.

In addition, paid substitution will be provided for the Regional Cluster Training event and two/three local cluster meetings per school year.

How to Apply

Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools or a potential cluster.   Each cluster must nominate a lead school and a Creative Cluster Coordinator. Substitution costs to the equivalent of 1 day per term for the duration of the pilot project will be provided for the Lead School Creative Cluster Coordinator.

The local Teacher Education Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area.

Applications should be sent to the local full-time Teacher Education Centre (list at Appendix 1 of Guidelines document).  In the case of the Dublin West Education Centre please email applications to skerr@dwec.ie

In light of the Covid-19 situation, the closing date for receipt of Creative Clusters applications has been extended to Friday 15th of May 2020.

Click here for more information – https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-youth.html

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Recruitment for the position of Chief Financial Controller http://www.dwec.ie/recruitment-for-the-position-of-chief-financial-controller/ http://www.dwec.ie/recruitment-for-the-position-of-chief-financial-controller/#respond Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:11:18 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5091 Click here for details – http://www.dwec.ie/vacancies/


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PDST Primary Physical Literacy Day 4 Seminars http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-physical-literacy-day-4-seminars/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-physical-literacy-day-4-seminars/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:07:55 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5051 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.

Places can be booked on www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking . Please see flyer below for dates and venues.

PDST Primary Physical Literacy Seminar 4 Flyer – English

PDST Primary PLS4 flyer Gaeilge

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PDST Primary PE – Creative Dance Workshop http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-pe-creative-dance-workshop/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-pe-creative-dance-workshop/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:04:31 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5048 In this workshop participants will explore a diverse range of creative dance activities suitable for all class levels.

Places can be booked on www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking . Please see flyer below for dates and venues.

PDST Primary PE workshop Creative Dance 2020 Flyer


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PDST Primary Child Protection Seminars http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-child-protection-seminars/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-child-protection-seminars/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:01:19 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5045 Due to demand, the PDST are facilitating Child Protection Seminars seminars this spring. Please Note: These seminars will be identical to the Child Protection Seminars for Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Persons (DDLP) which were facilitated by PDST in Autumn 2019.

To see the Schedule of Seminars and to book your places please go to the PDST online booking system on www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

Please see flyer below for more info.

PDST Primary Child Protection Spring 2020


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PDST Primary STEM Measures Seminar (trí Gaeilge) http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-stem-measures-workshops-tri-gaeilge/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-primary-stem-measures-workshops-tri-gaeilge/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:55:14 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5042 This seminar is confined to Gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools, with a cap of 2 teachers per school.

Places can be booked on www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking . Please see flyer below for dates and venues.

PDST Primary Measures Tri Gaeilge March 2020 Flyer

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PDST POST-PRIMARY WORKSHOPS: PE AT SENIOR CYCLE PLANNING FOR 2020/2021 http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-post-primary-workshops-pe-at-senior-cycle-planning-for-20202021/ http://www.dwec.ie/pdst-post-primary-workshops-pe-at-senior-cycle-planning-for-20202021/#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:12:40 +0000 http://www.dwec.ie/?p=5022 This two hour workshop will begin with an overview of the new PE ‘Framework’ for Senior Cycle that comes into practice for all schools in September 2020.

Places can be booked on www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking . Please see flyer below for dates and venues.

PDST Flyer POST-PRIMARY PE SCPE Planning 20-21


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