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Recent News

Applications for the programme has been extended to November 15th 2016.  The School Digital Champion Programme  provides students with an opportunity to take on a specific challenge to solve real issues identified in the school, community or local business setting,  mostly using digital technology.
Participant schools will have a unique opportunity to showcase their digital skills. Support will be provided through training and workshops tailored to meet your needs. Site visits to leading technology companies are also available.  For full information click here.    Click the Read More...

CraftEd gives Primary School children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.  
A collaboration between Education Centres and the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, it  supports teachers in the delivery of the Visual Arts (VA) curriculum and investigates how craft processes can contribute to learning in other subject areas such as  theSESE curriculum.
We are now looking for interested primary school teachers to take part in CRAFTed primary school’s programme in 2017.  Applications must reach Blackrock Education Centre before 5.00 pm Wednesday November 30th.
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Welcome back to the Write a Book Project!
The project will go ahead with no changes from last year.  
There will be a letter going out to primary schools shortly.  If you have committed to participate, please make a note of the dates and send your registration form and payment as soon as possible.  Dates for this year's Write a Book project:
9 December -  Deadline for Registration
2 February -    Book Exchange in Blackrock Education Centre
16 February -  Book Returns to Blackrock Education Centre
3 April -            Awards Ceremony in Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney, Co Dublin
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The inaugural Education Centre Regional Research Conference takes place in Drumcondra Education Centre on Saturday October 22nd. 
The theme is “Research Improving Leadership, Teaching and Learning “.  This is a joint project between Blackrock, Drumcondra, Dublin West, Kildare, Laois, Monaghan and Navan.  Admission is free for teachers.  With concurrent sessions for primary and post-primary, admission will be free for teachers. 
 
For more information and booking your place click here