076. Scrap privately run online summer courses

Every year there’s a load of interest from teachers when the summer courses come along. Teachers can choose to do face-to-face courses and online courses. For those of you not in the know, apart from the professional development that a teacher gains from doing these courses, there’s an added incentive: when one completes a summer … Read more076. Scrap privately run online summer courses

What are the best Summer Courses for 2016?

Every year we scour the Summer Course list. This year there seems to be dozens of organisations and individuals offering summer courses and they are all listed on the Drumcondra Education Centre’s web site. Here are a few that caught our eye. Blackrock Education Centre have some really interesting ones that jumped out: Seashore Safari and … Read moreWhat are the best Summer Courses for 2016?

Taking our name in vain

Reading the latest INTO magazine, Intouch, I was surprised to see that both the INTO and the College of Progressive Education have decided to use the title “Anseo” in two of their respective areas.  Firstly, the INTO LGB Teachers’ Group have decided to call their conference, “Anseo”, which is focusing on issues of inclusion in the staff room.  This conference costs €40.

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Press Release from Flúirse

Irish Education Company leads the way by inviting teachers to co-design their own training!

2nd June 2009 – An Irish Education company is delivering a welcome positive message for teachers this Summer. Despite a challenging year which saw teacher / student ratios continue to increase, combined with the imposition of an effective salary reduction for teachers with the Government pension levy, Flúirse Education Solutions announced an innovative new approach to teacher’s annual summer training programmes…they’ve invited teachers to assist in designing their own courses!

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