Recent News

The Reading Association of Ireland (RAI) has organised a Spring Seminar, which will take place on Wednesday, March 25th next, Blackrock Education Centre at 4.30 p.m. The seminar, facilitated by Mark Fennell, is for both primary and post-primary.  It will look at literacy in the context of active learning pedagogies, with a specific focus on embedding oracy and, in particular, dialogue, across the curriculum. It will link this to the core aim of promotion of self-efficacy as a foundation for continued learning capacity.  
There is no charge to attend, but we recommend booking a place by clicking here

The Eircom Junior Spider’s Awards recognise both individual and group work in areas such as web design, blogging and gaming.  Categories range from age 4 up to age 19 and can be individual, class or school projects,   Entries for this year’s awards will close on Wednesday March 11th.  There will be some new categories this year including Creative Web Coding and Best Transition Year Project.  More details at

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015, co-hosted by UN women, will take place from 23rd-27th February.  It will focus on the potential of mobile technology to empower women and girls.  To give Irish women and girls a voice at the conference, an online campaign has been organised. Its purpose is to capture experiences of using mobile devices in everyday life, in the context of learning, entertainment, collaboration, communication and, particularly, work in areas of STEM.  The objective is to encourage wide participation and diversity of experience.
Women and girls are asked to upload an image of themselves via Twitter to @NewsTalkFM using the hashtag #MLW2015 (Mobile Learning Week, 2015), stating how they use their phones for work or learning. An example...

The dlr LexIcon is now open to the public.  Both Library and Cultural Centre,  with 80,000 items in the adult and junior libraries, 60+ computers, 100 study spaces and a floor dedicated to Local Studies, there is plenty to discover at dlr LexIcon Library. 
Due to the phenomenal demand from school teachers in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area who would like to visit dlr LexIcon with their classes, an Open Evening for Primary teachers has been organised from 5-6.30pm on Wednesday 4th February and for Secondary teachers on Wednesday 11th February. 
The Open Evening will include details on membership for teachers and students, forthcoming events, classroom sets, how to make the most of a school visit to dlr...