National Induction Programme 2016-17
The NIPT, in collaboration with the Education Centre Network (ATECI), facilitates a Workshop Programme for newly qualified primary and post-primary teachers (NQTs). The Workshop Programme consists of a series of workshops, facilitated by practising teachers who have received training from NIPT. It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for NQTs in non-Droichead schools who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the Workshop Programme. In the academic year 2017-2018 more flexibility and choice will be built into the Workshop Programme.
The workshops are interactive and based on practical learning experiences. Opportunities are afforded to NQTs to build on the learning experiences at Initial Teacher Education (ITE) level and to engage in professional dialogue with other NQTs, based on current learning experiences and needs. Three of the workshops are delivered on a cross-sectoral basis to both primary and post-primary NQTs and the remaining workshops are delivered on a sector-specific basis. Feedback from NQTs and NIPT facilitators indicates that NQTs benefit from sharing ideas and experiences with NQTs from both sectors.
The series of workshops is offered through each of the 21 full-time education centres throughout the country. NQTs can register for the NIPT Workshop Programme, whether in employment or not, with their local full-time education centre. Please visit www.ateci.ie for details of all education centres.
What is the Workshop Programme?
- The NIPT Workshop Programme is a series of two-hour workshops, designed to support the professional development of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)
- The programme, run in collaboration with ATECI (Association of Education Centres of Ireland), Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Teaching Council, is facilitated by practising teachers from local schools, in each of the 21 full-time education centres
- The topics for the workshops are informed by feedback from NQTs, facilitators, schools, national and international research and system needs
- It is a registration requirement with the Teaching Council for NQTs in non-Droichead schools to complete 20 hours of Professional Development (PD). Please see Workshop Programme Overview 2016-2017 for details of this professional development
How to Register?
Dublin West Education Centre will be accepting Registrations for the 2017-18 programme of workshops from end June 2017. Please note that all NQTs MUST have a Teaching Council number before registering for the workshops.
A link will be available here to register online.
Once registered with the Centre you will be assigned to ONE group. NQTs are advised to attend workshops for their assigned group for the duration of the workshop programme.
For more information on the Induction Programme please visit the Teacher Induction website.