PDST Inferential Stastistics Seminar

This seminar explores the teaching and learning of Inferential Statistics from the point of view of developing students’ conceptual understanding. Throughout the seminar teachers will explore how to build on students’ prior knowledge using real-world situations, visual representations and digital technologies to understand:
  • Z-scores
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
All attendees will receive a class set of data cards to support the teaching of inferential statistics.
To book your place, go to pdst.ie/onlinebooking
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so book early to avoid disappointment.


Google for Education Certified Training

The Dublin West Education Centre, in collaboration with Google and Tara Learning, is pleased to offer free places for teachers on our upcoming Google Level 1 Certified Educator program.  It consists of three x 2 hour sessions on Wednesdays, 27 April, 4 & 11 May 2022 from 7.30 – 9.30 pm each evening.  To register click here.


Creative Clusters 2022

Minister Foley invites applications from schools for funding to work together on the Creative Clusters 2022 Initiative

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters (Press Release).  The deadline for receipt of applications is 13th May 2022.

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2022–2024 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €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 grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.  In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence

Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.

A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before.

Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.

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

A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Support Centre.


English version – Creative Clusters 2022 - Guidelines (English)

Irish version - Creative Clusters 2022 - Guidelines (Irish)

Application Forms

English version – Creative Cluster 2022 Application Form (English)

Irish version – Creative Cluster 2022 Application Form (Irish)

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Creative Clusters is an initiative of the Department of Education, 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.

Conversations with School Leaders: Harnessing the power of professional learning to support school needs

Are you interested in harnessing the power of your school’s professional learning culture? The Teaching Council, in partnership with Education Support Centres Ireland (ESCI), the Centre for School Leadership (CSL), the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) and the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) invites you to join fellow senior school leaders for a short online conversation about the Autumn Series of Cosán Workshops in Education Centres nationwide.  In the session, you’ll hear from practising school leaders who will share their experience of the Cosán workshops and impact they have had on the learning culture in their schools. Early registration is recommended via the links below.

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·        Register here for the link to attend the Post-Primary session on Wednesday, 4 May from 4.30pm

·        Register here  for the link to attend the Primary session on Thursday, 5 May from 3.30pm


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