Region 2 comprises three full time Education Centres:
- Blackrock Education Centre
- Dublin West Education Centre
- Kildare Education Centre
The Education Centres in Region 2 support teachers in 460 primary schools and 150 post primary schools.
Blackrock Education CentreDirector: Susan Gibney
Address: Kill Avenue, Dún Laoghaire
Tel: (01) 2365000
Fax: (01) 2365050
GPS: 53.2799641,-6.1545489Blackrock Education Centre is located in the grounds of IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The Centre is a bright, naturally lit building surrounding a central courtyard. BEC has developed considerable expertise in the educational use of digital media, environmental education and educational publishing.
We promote initiatives created by FÍS based in IADT, Ireland’s leading college for digital media. BEC has produced award winning websites www.somethingfishy.ie and www.trails.ie which combine our interest in environment and in digital media. A recent innovation is Paddy’s School Garden available on our website.
BEC is the HQ for Junior Certificate Schools Programme http://jcsp.slss.ie , the Transition Year Support Service http://ty.slss.ie and the Associates and Local Facilitator Administration ALFA. An attractive feature of the Centre is Marian’s Wood to the rear of the Centre, a native woodland established by her friends to commemorate Marian Rollins an inspirational teacher who died prematurely some years ago.
Blackrock Education Centre Courses
Dublin West Education CentreDirector: Mairín Ní Cheileachair
Address: Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Tel: (01) 4528000
Fax: (01) 4528010
GPS: 53.290523,-6.363564Dublin West Education Centre has been a full time Education Centre since 1991. Specifically it serves the needs of 6,000 primary and post primary teachers in West Dublin and plays its part in the network of Education Centres.
The Centre’s local course provision is extensive, it enables numerous worthwhile projects including Write a Book project and it works closely with national support services. It played a leading role in the management of national support services and programmes and in the establishment of Teacher Professional Communities and in building capacity in the CPD system.
It continues to be innovative in the areas of curriculum, Creativity in the Arts, Substance Misuse, ICT and Home School Community Liaison. Its participation in the WiMi European Project has had the effect of connecting a large number of Irish teachers and pupils to their European counterparts.
Dublin West Education Centre Courses
Kildare Education CentreDirector: Siobhán Kavanagh
Address: Friary Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 530200
Fax: (045) 530237
GPS: 53.15892,-6.914718Kildare Education Centre, as part of the national network of Education Centres, provides support to the education community of Co Kildare, East Offaly and West Wicklow. Established in 1997 as a full time Centre by the DES, the Centre continuously values and promotes a culture of co-operation and collaboration in the provision of professional development for teachers at primary and post-primary level.
For information on courses currently on offer visit www.eckildare.ie
In addition to supporting the local education community Kildare Education Centre has been the base for the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) since its inception in 1998. Its brief is to support the teaching and learning of modern languages at primary level in Ireland. Visit www.mlpsi.ie for further information.
Kildare Education Centre Courses