The Centre provides CPPD courses for all members of the educational community working in Primary, Secondary and Further Education Colleges in the SE of Irl
Vision: Waterford Teachers’ Centre is a learning community where Teachers are empowered to achieve their full potential as Professional Educators and where other partners in the local School Community are facilitated in meeting their training needs so that they can perform their roles effectively.
Mission: Waterford Teachers’ Centre through its Management Committee, Trustees, Director, Staff and Tutors responds to the needs of all Teachers in our catchment area and strives for excellence whilst providing them with suitable opportunities to pursue their own professional and personal development. The Centre also works collaboratively with the other education partners for the benefit all involved in the local School Community.
Y-PATH PE 4 ME?
Waterford Teachers` Centre
Thursday, 26th March 2020
6 - 9 PM
Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.
The programme is available only to PE teachers.
How do teachers register?
Teachers must register directly with Waterford Teachers Centre at www.wtc.ie
Please note, teachers must complete the 1-hour online course on our website www.irishheart.ie , before attending the education centre workshop.
Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired and Hearing-Impaired
Waterford Teachers` Centre
28th March 2020
11am - 5pm
Individual Fee: €40
This one day AT event will showcase the latest technologies in the areas of visual impairment, hearing impairment and physical impairment. These will include electronic magnifiers, software magnifiers, glass magnifiers, CCTV camera systems, personal loop systems for the classroom and Eye Gaze technology.
Book your place: www.wtc.ie
3D Printing in the Classroom - Creativity and Design
14th & 21st March 2020 (two separate workshops)
Waterford Institute of Technology
9.30 a.m. - 15.30 p.m.
Book online: www.wtc.ie
Primary PE Workshop - If I can move, I can dance!
25th Feb 2020, 3.15 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. - St. Mary's Primary School, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
2nd Mar 2020, 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. - St. Marys CBS, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary
In this workshop participants will explore a diverse range of creative dance activities suitable for all class levels. The workshop will include warm-up activities, cross curriculum and creative dance links as well as musical appreciation and rhythm. Use of the PDST Move Well, Move Often resource will infuse the workshop to afford participants the opportunity to embed fundamental movement skills into creative dance. Participants’ level of dance ability is irrelevant for this workshop - everybody is welcome!
Book your space now at www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking
Take a look! Elective Workshops for teachers of Junior Cycle
Physical Literacy Seminar 4 is now live for booking on http://pdst.ie/onlinebooking
PDST is hosting a Post Primary Literacy Clusters 2019 -2020 in various Education Centres
Find more information in the attachment.
We hosted our 4th Annual Deputy Principals Seminar on Wed, Nov 27th last, in order to continue providing relevant training opportunities to Primary Deputies in our region.
The key note address was given by Deirdre O’ Connor, INTO Assistant General Secretary (Leadership section). Deirdre explored how the role of the Deputy Principal has developed, and also looked at conditions of employment issues which Deputy Principals have to deal with in their schools.
Claire Reidy (NCCA Education Officer) outlined the current review of the primary curriculum explaining why we are revisiting the curriculum, the work to date, what NCCA are hearing, and the next steps. Importantly, she suggested ways that schools can get involved in this review process. .
Claire also provided an Introduction to Virtual Reality and 360° videos which are are powerful learning tools. This presentation offered some early considerations and an example of how digital collaboration in virtual space using stand-alone virtual reality headsets differs from a traditional classroom; the benefits, the pedagogical challenges and the potential for collaborative learning.
Myriam Gately, RDO, NIPT (Primary) provided information and lead a discussion regarding the Droichead process in primary schools, in light of its implementation in every school from Sept 2020.
On Saturday, Oct 12th the 2019 Region 3 Annual Education Research Conference took place in Waterford Teachers Centre. Fifteen teacher researchers from all over Ireland presented papers on a wide variety of education topics to a large audience. The opening address was given by Derek McGrath, former Manager, Waterford Senior Hurling Team and teacher at De La Salle College while the key note address was presented by Toms O Ruairc, CEO, Irish Teaching Council.
We wish to bring to your attention the recently published book Engaging with Linguistic Diversity: A Study of Educational Inclusion in an Irish Primary School by Dr Deirdre Kirwan, PhD, retired primary school Principal & David Little, former Director of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies and Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
This book is an excellent resource for those schools who have EAL pupils enrolled. It will shortly be available in our Centre library to borrow for review but we also recommend it to your school to purchase using the link below:
JCT: STE(A)M IN JUNIOR CYCLE 2020 - TECHNOLOGY IN THE FUTURE with GREAT POWER comes GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
7th March 2020
9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Waterford Teachers` Centre
Book your place www.wtc.ie
On December 12th last the entire educational community in the South-East was shocked to learn of the sudden tragic passing of Louise Madigan, Project & Course Administrator at Waterford Teachers Centre. The loss of Louise has created great sorrow in the lives of her family and friends and her presence in the Teachers Centre is deeply missed.
Louise made a significant contribution to the development of the Centre since taking up her post in 2006, and her role in organising and coordinating the Annual South East Regional Education Research conference, hosted jointly by the three regional Centres, Waterford, Kilkenny and Co Wexford contributed greatly to its success. In order to honour her memory and to mark her significant achievements, the Management Committees and Directors of the three Centres decided to award a research bursary in her name ‘The Louise Madigan Memorial Bursary’ to a teacher based in Region Three pursuing a post graduate degree at Masters or Doctoral level.
Several applications were received and were adjudicated on by a panel comprising Dr Gerard Farrelly, PDST Advisor, Dr Pauline Egan, Director of Schools, KCETB and chaired by Dr Helen Murphy, Head of School of Lifelong and Education (WIT). The panel selected Michelle Bolger, a secondary teacher at Knockbeg College, Carlow, who is currently carrying out research for a Master’s degree entitled ‘What is preventing Irish students from solving higher ordered problems, within International Assessments?’.
On Saturday, Oct 12th the 2019 Region Three Annual Education Research Conference took place in Waterford Teachers Centre. Fifteen teacher researchers presented papers on a wide variety of education topics. The opening address was given by Derek McGrath, former Manager, Waterford Senior Hurling Team and teacher at De La Salle College while the key note address was presented by Toms O Ruairc, CEO, Teaching Council.
The Bursary Award was presented to Michelle Bolger at this event by Louise’s husband, Tom Carroll and their children Cormac and Orla Carroll. Other members of Louise’s family, including her mother and sister, Joan and Ruth Madigan, were also present. In announcing the award winner, WTC Director, Celia Walsh, paid tribute to Louise’s kind and generous spirit, her significant talents and skills and her friendship and good humour which are sadly missed by all staff and teachers who frequent the Centre regularly.
When accepting her award, Michelle Bolger outlined her research plans and thanked the Directors and Management Committees of the three Centres for the opportunity to do her research in Louise’s name.
In bringing proceedings to a conclusion, WTC Chairperson, Ann O’ Brien, thanked all those who assisted in the organisation of the conference, particularly Laura Zalcmane, Conference coordinator and Lillian Purcell, administrator. John O’Sullivan, Director, Kilkenny Education Centre and Lorraine O Gorman, Director, Co Wexford Education Centre added their congratulations to Michelle and thanked Celia Walsh and the staff in WTC for hosting the event.
Mount Sion Primary School
Ms. O' Brien's Senior Infants started their six week music programme with Fergal as part of the TAP (Teacher Artist Partnership) initiative. Fergal is a musician and is working with Ms O' Brien to provide a series of engaging and innovative music lessons to the class.
Both artist and teacher attended a five day workshop in Waterford Teachers' Centre during the summer holidays to prepare for this collaboration.
In order to provide an alternate view to those expressed widely by Irish media organisations yesterday, please read the INTO's response to the report from Inclusion Ireland regarding pupils with SEN in our schools. .
INTO reacts to today’s Inclusion Ireland report. Read our statement here: https://www.into.ie/2019/09/05/into-reacts-to-todays-inclusion-ireland-report/
Dear Newly Qualified Teacher,
If you wish to be included on our NIPT Primary & Post Primary Workshops Programme in Waterford Teachers' Centre 2019 - 2020, you are welcome to sign the Registration Form that you can find here: https://wtc.ie/nipt.html
The first NQT Workshop will commence from Tuesday, 3rd September 2019.
Take a look: #SummerCourses2019 in Waterford Teachers` Centre! 😃
During the first week of July teachers and school Principals attend our Centre to learn new knowledge and improve their teaching skills. In the new school year they will bring all that they have learned back to the schools to enrich the learning experiences of their students📘
South East Regional winners of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Emoji Competition 2019 together with the Directors from Wexford Education Centre, Kilkenny Education Centre and Waterford Teachers` Centre. Each winner got a gift voucher and a certificate in recognition of this achievement.
The winners come from:
St.Brigid`s N.S., Coon, Co. Kilkenny
Gaelscoil Chluain Meala, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Waterpark N.S., Waterford City
Scoil Naisiunta Na Rinne, Ring, Co. Waterford
St. John of God, Waterford City
Kilmyshall N.S., Bunclody, Co. Wexford
Gorey Central School, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Scoil Naisiunta Lourdes, Tullow, Co. Carlow
There are a limited number of places remaining in Waterford IT for the Professional Diploma in Leadership (PDSL) for aspiring leaders.
For further information, please contact http://www.ul.ie/pdsl
Last week we hosted our Concern Primary Debating Competition 2018-19 local final in Waterford Teachers` Centre with Light of Christ GNS, Dunmore East and Glór Na Mara NS, Tramore competing, with Glór Na Mara finally being declared champions for 2019.
We had a really successful competition this year with a large number of schools from all over our catchment area in Waterford and Tipperary participating. This standard of research and engagement in the debating process was extremely high, with an amazing level of confidence and competence evident from all pupils participating.
School of Excellence 2019
Excellence Award for Primary Schools 2018-19: ‘Hands On Maths’ In Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on Wednesday, 15th May 2019
YOU ARE INVITED
Photos from the South East Regional Research Conference recently held in Waterford Teachers' Centre. Copies of the Research Journal are available from Waterford Teachers’ Centre.
Primary National Children's Choir
Book a place @ www.wtc.ie
wtc.ie PRIMARY NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Concern Primary Debating
Registration Open - Spaces Limited
wtc.ie Waterford Teacher Centre Continuous Professional Development Courses for Teachers
7th Annual Research Conference 2018
Extended Deadline - Call for Papers and Presentations June 29th 2018
Visit our website www.wtc.ie
wtc.ie Waterford Teacher Centre Continuous Professional Development Courses for Teachers
Summer Courses 2018
Places are available on the following Courses: July 2-6
Book online @ www.wtc.ie
Aistear - Play, Literacy & Numeracy - Dungarvan
SPHE- Mindfulness - Cahir
Science - Waterford Institute of Technology
PDST - School Leadership - Tánaiste - Butlerstown
Mental & Emotional Wellbeing in the Classroom - Carrickphierish Library
Droichead - Waterford Teachers' Centre
Upcoming First Aid Course - Booking will commence online Wednesday 10th January 2018
Basic First Aid Course
Occupational First Aid Training is providing a Basic First Aid Course at Waterford Teachers’ Centre starting on Monday, 29th January 2018 from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
The course will be conducted over 6 Mondays (excluding bank holidays and mid-term breaks) and finish on Monday 12th March 2018. The assessment will be held on Tuesday 20th March 2018
The cost per person is €60.00. Open to teachers and SNAs.
On-Line booking will commence Wednesday 10th January 2018
Tutor: John Doyle
HOW TO SUPPORT THE DISORGANISED CHILD IN PRIMARY SCHOOL.
Tuesday, January 9th 2018 (9.15 am – 3.00 pm) in
Waterford Teachers' Centre
This workshop will: present and discuss how executive functioning skill difficulties affect children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyspraxia, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in the classroom. Children with developmental conditions often display executive functioning skill difficulties for example; poor organisational skills, task initiation, planning, self-monitoring and problem-solving. These skills are essential for independent learning and participation in class and school activities. Difficulties with executive functioning skills can lead to stress, affect behaviour and attention. This workshop will address current best practice interventions that can be used in the school setting to target learning and developing executive functioning skills.
The Facilitators :
Áine O’Dea is an occupational therapist with 16 years’ experience working in a variety of healthcare settings both in the UK and Ireland.
Sara Collins is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children and adults in Ireland and overseas
Primary Teachers Trained Abroad
SCG /OCG 2017 – 2018
Cúrsa Gaeilge ag tosú go luath. SCG / OCG Course beginning shortly in Teachers’Centre, Port Láirge. Day and Dates to be arranged. If you intend to sit the OCG / SCG Scrúduithe at Easter 2018 contact:
Seán Mac Sheáin – Mac Eochaidh - [email protected].
If you intend to attend the SCG / OCG Cúrsaí sa Ghaeltacht during 2017-2018, contact Coláiste na Rinne, An Rinn, Co. Phort Láirge at 058-46128 now to ensure a place. www.anrinn.ie
There will be 3 one week courses for SCG/OCG i gColáiste na Rinne.
1. October/November Mid-Term Break;
2. February Mid-Term Break and
3. Holy Week (Break) SCG / OCG
Scrúduithe held in Coláiste Mhuire Marino (MIE), Baile Átha Cliath during Easter Week 2018.
Basic Information concerning SCG/OCG to be got at: www.irlweb.ie
SCG 01-8535143 [email protected]
0CG 01-8535134 [email protected]
Contact Seán NOW
Crime Prevention Advice for Schools (Click Photo to Enlarge)
Special Education Workshops
Please visit our website www.wtc.ie for further information on upcoming Special Education Workshops commencing September 12th.
- Record Keeping Systems for SEN Teachers
- A Practical Guide to Planning for Special Education Teachers
- Technology in Special Education - Ideas for the Classroom
- Effective approaches and strategies when teaching pupils with
- Practical approaches to Problem Solving in Maths.
[09/06/17] WTC Choir
Limited availability on the following Summer Courses
Monday, August 21st - Friday, August 25th
How to Create a School Vegetable Garden - Grow HQ
Literacy & Learning Support - Waterford Teachers' Centre
Book a Place now at www.wtc.ie
WRITE A BOOK 2017
Launch of Publication of Heritage and History of our Schools Book and Presentation of Certificates. Guest Speaker John Burke, Local Author of Historopedia and Irelandopedia.
Concern Primary Debating 2017 - Region 3 Winners - Light of Christ N.S, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.
[06/07/17] FRIDAY, JUNE 9th 2017, IS THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR BOOKING SUMMER COURSES.
On-Line Booking open for Summer Courses 2017. Log on to www.wtc.ie for more information.
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Management and employee performance training courses delivered by industry experts including in-company and bespoke training solutions.
DLS Communicators meet from 7:30p.m. to 9.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Viking (Ramada) Hotel, Cork Road, Waterford
An exciting adventure packed with with creativity and fun!!! Tailor made art classes for children and young adults.
Recruitment Consultancy to the South-East Region
Waterford Language Classes provides Irish grinds and English classes. All levels - beginners to advanced. Exam preparation - Irish oral and IELTS exams.
Teaching Children Through Play.
SOUL is a FETAC accredited training company which provides the highest quality training at competive prices.
We are passionate about local history and hope to teach it in an interactive and engaging way. So join us and learn about Waterford's past, today.
The Official WIT Design Society, is a platform for WIT Design students and anyone with an interest in Visual Communication to share Ideas & Insights.
Shore based R.Y.A courses. On the water tuition