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Calendar of CSPE Related Events

2017
Series of workshops on Managing Action Projects and Using Powerpoint in CSPE Teaching.

Tues 14 Nov 5-7.30 pm - Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, Booking at Eventbrite.
Tues 21 Nov 5-7.30 pm - Waterford Teachers' Centre, Booking at Eventbrite.
Thurs 23 Nov, 4.30 pm to 7 pm - Blackrock Education Centre, . (Tea/coffee on arrival). Booking at Eventbrite.

Sat 21st Oct: Annual Conference and AGM, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. See News Page.

CSPE regional inservice - topics on each night: 1. Preparing for the written paper in CSPE; 2. Timetablin Issues in Schools, especially in the light of the new Wellbeing Guidelines.
Thurs 27 April 6.30 to 9 pm - Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, - Resgister at Eventbrite here.
Tues 2nd May 6.30 to 9 pm - Waterford Teachers' Centre - Register at Eventbritehere.
Thurs 4 May, 4.30 to 7 pmBlackrock Education Centre - Register at Eventbrite here.


Wed 1st March: Workshop on Reporting on Action Projects and also IT activities for CSPE, Waterford Teachers' Centre
Wed 15 Feb: Workshop on Reporting on Action Projects and also IT activities for CSPE, Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, 5- 7.30 pm.
Mon 13 Feb Feb: Workshop on Reporting on Action Projects and also IT activities for CSPE, Dublin West Education Centre
Feb: (date to be confirmed) Workshop on Reporting on Action Projects and also IT activities for CSPE, Cork Education Resource Centre.
(see News Page for booking details)

2016
Mon 5 Dec: 4.30 to 7 pm. Waterford Teachers' Centre. IT and CSPE and one on Managing Action Projects. Book by emailing cspeteachers@gmail.com
Thurs 1st Dec 4.30 to 7 pm. Dublin West Education Centre. IT and CSPE and one on Managing Action Projects. For booking go to this Eventbrite Page. Places are limited so early booking is advised. More workshops to follow. Watch this space for details.

Wed 30 Nov in Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, 4.30 to 7 pm. The same inservice as above will also take place on In this case please register at this Eventbrite Page.

Sat 15 Oct .. Annual Conference and AGM of the Association of CSPE Teachers Red Cow Moran Hotel. Brochure here.

CSPE Exam - Mon 13th June 2-3.30 pm
Review of Exam Paper, from 4 pm Mon 13th June at Blackrock Education Centre.

Regional Inservice
Topics: 
Preparing for CSPE Exam Paper and Active Learning in CSPE.
Details as   follows. To book, email cspeteachers@gmail.com giving name, contact details including mobile number if possible and desired venue.
Tues 12th April - Cork Education Resource Centre 6.30-9pm; (to be confirmed)
Thurs 14th April – Dublin West Education Centre 5-7.30 pm;
Tues 19th April – Waterford Teachers’ Centre 5-7.30 pm;
Thurs 21st April - Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy 5-7.30 pm.Please check back here for any updates on times and venues.


Inservice:
The Association is poviding workshops in four venues as follows:
In each case the topics are Reporting on Action Projects and Numeracy in CSPE

Tues 19 Jan - 5-7.30 pm Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy
Thurs 21st Jan 6.30-9 pm Waterford Teachers' Centre
Tues 26th Jan Blackrock Education Centre 5-7.30 pm
Thurs 4th Feb Cork Education Resource Centre 6.30-9 pm
(changed from 28th Jan)

Booking: email name and contact details, incl mobile number if possible to cspeteachers@gmail.com

 

2015

Oct 2015
Annual Conference: Sat 10th Oct, Venue Leinster House. Details on News page when available.

Nov 2015:
Regional Inservice - Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, details coming soon.
Nov: IT in CSPE and Managing Action Projects

Tues 3rd Nov Blackrock Education Centre 4.30-6.30 pm
Tues 17th Nov Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, 5-7 pm
Tues 24 Nov, Waterford Teachers' Centre, 5-7pm
Thurs 3rd Dec, Cork Education Support Centre 7-9 pm
For booking see News Page


Feb: Assessment for Learning (AFL) in CSPE and Reporting on Action Projects.
April: Numeracy in CSPE and Preparing for CSPE Exam Paper

April 2015 (Dates available soon)
Numeracy and CSPE - Workshop
Blackrock Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre Enniscorthy, Cork Teachers' Support Centre, Waterford Teachers' Centre

Feb 2015 (Dates available soon)
Political Literacy- Key Terms, Concepts, Jargon Busters, Political Jargon - Workshop
Blackrock Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre Enniscorthy, Cork Teachers' Support Centre, Waterford Teachers' Centre

2014

Nov 2014: (Dates available soon)
Digital Literacy and E-portfolios in CSPE - Workshop
Blackrock Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre Enniscorthy, Cork Teachers' Support Centre, Waterford Teachers' Centre

 

Sat Oct 11th - Annual Conference,
Airfield House, Dundrum, Dublin.

Mon 9th June: CSPE Exam 2 pm.
Meeting to review Exam Paper, Blackrock Education Centre, 3.30 pm.

ACT Workshops:

Action Projects and IT
Mon 10 March: Co Wexford Eucation Centre, Enniscorthy 5 pm to 7 pm

Tues 18th March :
Blackrock Education Centre, 7 pm to 9 pm

Bookings to act@esatclear.ie - sent your name and contact details and specify which venue.

Spring Inservice PDST:

CSPE ACTION PROJECTS & ASSESSMENT

Mon, 24th - February Laois Education Centre;
Thurs, 6th - March Drumcondra Ed Centre;
Mon, 10th - March Cork Ed Support Centre;
Mon, 24th - March Co. Wexford Ed Centre (Enniscorthy);
Tues, 25th - March Sligo Ed Centre;
Wed, 26th - March Galway Ed Centre.

See news page for more details on content and booking

2013

Wed 27th Nov IT and the CSPE Concepts, Blackrock Education Centre 7 to 9pm.

Tues 19 Nov: IT and the CSPE Concepts, Co. Wexford Education Centre 5 - 7 pm

Thurs 14 Nov: IT and the CSPE Concepts, Waterford Teachers Centre 5 - 7 pm

Mon 21st Oct IT and the CSPE Concepts, Cork Education Centre 8 pm to 10 pm

(see also News page for more info and for booking for these IT courses send email to act@esatclear.ie giving name and contact details, one week before course date).

Fri/Sat 11th and 12th Oct - Annual Conference and AGM, Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway
(download brochure and booking form here)


Autumn Inservice:

CSPE Induction
03/10/2013 9.00am-3.45pm Dublin West Education Centre
09/10/2013 9.00am-3.45pm Cork Education Support Centre
09/10/2013 9.00am-3.45pm Athlone Education Centre

Methodologies in CSPE
24/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Drumcondra Education Centre
02/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Monaghan Education Centre
03/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Blackrock Education Centre
10/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Dublin West Education Centre
16/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Kilkenny Education Centre
23/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Waterford Teachersí Centre
10/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Cork Education Support Centre
09/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm The Education Centre, Tralee
09/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Athlone Education Centre
09/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Galway Education Centre
16/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Donegal Education Centre
17/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Mayo Education Centre

Organising Action Projects
17/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Monaghan Education Centre
15/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Navan Education Centre
08/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Blackrock Education Centre
08/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Kildare Education Centre
24/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Kilkenny Education Centre
24/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Co. Wexford Education Centre
15/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Limerick Education Centre
22/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm West Cork Education Centre
17/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Athlone Education Centre
10/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Laois Education Centre
16/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre
24/10/2013 7.00pm-9.30pm Mayo Education Centre

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Sat 13th October: Annual Conference and AGM - Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork City.
See News Page for details

Mon 11th June at 1.30 pm: CSPE Exam

Fri 27 April : The deadline for completion of CSPE project RAPs and CWABs

Spring Inservice: Active Learning Methods and Resources:
Tues, 28th February 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Cork Education Support Centre;
Wed, 29th February 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Drumcondra Education Centre;
Thurs, 1st March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre;
Tues, 6th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Dublin West Education Centre;
Tues, 6th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Laois Education Centre;
Wed, 7th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Co Wexford Education Centre;
Tues, 13th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Monaghan Education Centre;
Tues, 13th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Waterford Teachersí Centre;
Wed, 14th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Sligo Education Centre;
Wed, 14th March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Tralee Education Centre;
Wed, 21st March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Clare Education Centre;
Thurs, 22nd March 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Mayo Education Centre.

More info and booking forms: https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/pdst/pp-cultural-and-environmental

2011

Thurs 27 Oct: Presidential Election, Dublin West By-election, Referenda on Judges' Pay and the Powers of Oireachtas Committees.

Sat 15 Oct: Annual Conference, Isaac's Hotel, Dublin 1. Download Brochure here.

Fri 7th Oct: Jersey Day for Goal

Thurs 6th Oct: Tree Day

Deadline for Completion of RAP and CWAB booklets:
Fri 15 April 2011.

Dates for official inservice: Topic Film and CSPE (see news page)
Mon, 21st March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre;
Tues, 22nd March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Mayo Education Centre;
Wed, 23rd March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Blackrock Education Centre;
Wed, 23rd March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Drumcondra Education Centre;
Wed, 23rd March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Limerick Education Centre;
Mon, 28th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Cork Education Support Centre;
Tues, 29th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Kildare Education Centre;
Tues, 29th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Laois Education Centre;
Wed, 30th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Galway Education Centre;
Wed, 30th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Kilkenny Education Centre;
Wed, 30th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Monaghan Education Centre;
Wed, 30th March 7:00 to 9:30 pm Waterford Teachersí Centre

2010

Sat 6 Nov 2010: Annual Conference and AGM. Hilton Hotel Kilmainham
Download Brochure here.

Support Service Inservice:

Teaching CSPE to students in need of learning support:
Blackrock Education Centre Mon 22 Nov;
Cork Education Support Centre Mon 22 Nov;
Co. Wexford Education Centre Tue 23 Nov;
Athlone Education Centre Tue 23 Nov;
Kilkenny Education Centre Wed 24 Nov;
Mayo Education Centre Thu 25 Nov;
Limerick Education Centre Thu 25 Nov ;
Dublin West Education Centre Tue 30 Nov Laois Education Centre Tue 30 Nov;
Galway Education Centre Wed 1 Dec;
Sligo Education Centre Thu 2 Dec.

Undertaking CSPE Action Projects and Their Assessment:
Blackrock Education Centre Tue 2 Nov ;
Cork Education Support Centre Tue 2 Nov ;
Mayo Education Centre Tue 2 Nov ;
Donegal Education Centre Wed 3 Nov ;
Navan Education Centre Wed 3 Nov ;
Clare Education Centre Thu 4 Nov ;
Laois Education Centre Mon 8 Nov
Drumcondra Education Centre Tue 9 Nov ;
West Cork Education Centre Tue 9 Nov ;
Tralee Education Centre Wed 10 Nov ;
Kildare Education Centre Wed 10 Nov ;
Kilkenny Education Centre Thu 11 Nov.

2009

Official Inservice from CSPE Support Service (see SLSS for more information)

CSPE0901: Induction course for teachers new to Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
Application Closing Date: Friday, 25th September 2009

Tue 6 Oct 2009, Tralee Education Centre (09:15-15:45)
Wed 7 Oct 2009 Drumcondra Education Centre (09:15-15:45)
Thu 8 Oct 2009 Athlone Education Centre (09:15-15:45)
Tue 13 Oct 2009 Kildare Education Centre (09:15-15:45)
Wed 14 Oct 2009 Waterford Teachers' Centre (09:15-15:45)
Thu 15 Oct 2009 Galway Education Centre (09:15-15:45)

CSPE0902: Action Projects & Assessment in Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
Application Closing Date: Friday, 30th October 2009
Tue 10 Nov 2009 CDU Captain's Road, Crumlin (18:30-21:00)
Wed 11 Nov 2009 Mayo Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Thu 12 Nov 2009 Donegal Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Tue 24 Nov 2009 Navan Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Wed 25 Nov 2009 Waterford Teachers' Centre (18:30-21:00)
Thu 26 Nov 2009 Clare Education Centre (18:30-21:00)

CSPE0903: Using Active Learning Methodologies and Resource Packs in CSPE
Application Closing Date: Friday, 20th November 2009
Tue 1 Dec 2009 Monaghan Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Tue 1 Dec 2009 Tralee Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Wed 2 Dec 2009 Blackrock Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Thu 3 Dec 2009 Laois Education Centre (18:30-21:00)
Wed 9 Dec 2009 Carrick-on-Shannon Ed. Centre (18:30-21:00)
Thu 10 Dec 2009 Co. Wexford Education Centre (18:30-21:00)

Co-operative Learning in RE, CSPE & SPHE
Book at least 2 weeks ahead of course.
Mon 28 Sep 2009 Kilkenny Education Centre (16:30-18:30)
Tue 29 Sep 2009 Sligo Education Centre (19:00-21:00)
Mon 9 Nov 2009 Sligo Education Centre (19:00-21:00)
Mon 23 Nov 2009 Kilkenny Education Centre (16:30-18:30)

 

Sat 3rd Oct - Annual Conference of Association of CSPE Teachers, Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham. See news page

Monday, 8th June from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Junior Cert CSPE paper.

Friday, 1st May - Deadline for completion of Course Work Assessment Books and Report on Action Project books.

Wed 25th March - Start of Spring Day for Europe event. See Spring Day Website for details.

Spring Inservice:
Management and Co-ordination of CSPE
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 9th February 2009 Drumcondra Education Centre
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 9th February 2009 Kilkenny Education Centre
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm 10th February 2009 Blackrock Education Centre
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 11th February 2009 Donegal Education Centre
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 11th February 2009 Limerick Education Centre
Thursday 6:30-9:00 pm 12th February 2009 Athlone Education Centre
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 23rd February 2009 Navan Education Centre
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm 24th February 2009 Dublin West Education Centre
Wednesday 7:00-9:30 pm 25th February 2009 Waterford Teachers' Centre
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 25th February 2009 Mayo Education Centre
Thursday 6:30-9:00 pm 26th February 2009 Galway Education Centre
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm 3rd March 2009 Cork
Education Support Centre

Tackling Controversial Issues in CSPE
Thursday 7:00-9:30 pm 5th March 2009 Waterford Teachers' Centre
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 11th March 2009 Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 23rd March 2009 West Cork Education Centre

Stewardship and Sustainable Development in CSPE
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 9th March 2009 Athlone Education Centre
Thursday 6:30-9:00 pm 26th March 2009 Donegal Education Centre
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm 31st March 2009 Drumcondra Education Centre

Using Film in the CSPE Classroom
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 4th March 2009 Kildare Education Centre
Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm 24th March 2009 Monaghan Education Centre
Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm 25th March 2009 Clare Education Centre

Drama Techniques in CSPE
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 9th March 2009 Limerick Education Centre
Thursday 6:30-9:00 pm 12th March 2009 Blackrock Education Centre
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm 30th March 2009 Wexford Education Centre

Sat 7th Feb: Annual Conference of Association of CSPE Teachers (see news page)

2008

Mon 9th June: 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm, Junior Certificate CSPE paper
Mon 9th June from 3.30 pm Meeting of the Association to discuss the CSPE paper.

Fri 9th May: Europe Day (more info here)

Wed 30th April: Presentation of Awards for our Poster/Slogan competition, National Concert Hall, 1.30 pm

Fri 2nd May: Deadline for completion of Reports on Action Projects and Course Work Assessment Books

Fri 25th April - 10 am to 5 pm, Support Service Helpline
Mon 21st April 10 am to 5 pm, Support Service Helpline
(Eileen Gray, 067-34497 or 087-6485649; Eileen Coleman 021-4776773 or 087-2405713; Conor Harrison 087-2405710 )

Special Topic Inservice:
Tackling Controversial Issues:
Mon, 25th February Dublin West Education Centre;
Wed, 5th March Tralee Education Centre;
Tues, 11th March Wexford Education Centre;
Thurs, 13th March Sligo Education Centre.


Film as a Teaching and Learning Tool in CSPE

Tues, 4th March Waterford Teachersí Centre

Stewardship and Sustainable Development

Thurs, 6th March Kilkenny Education Centre

Drama in Education Techniques in CSPE
Wed, 12th March Galway Education Centre.

Inservice: Management and Co-ordination of CSPE
Tuesday 19th February Curriculum Development Unit, Captainís Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Thursday 21st February Waterford Teachersí Centre
Tuesday 26th February 2008 Athlone Education Centre.

 

2007

Sat 20th October: Annual Conference of ACT, Plaza Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin.
(see News page for details).

Autumn Inservice:
(Induction for teachers new to CSPE)

Tuesday 2nd October Tralee Education Centre
Thursday 4th October Galway Education Centre
Monday 8th October Cork Education Support Centre
Monday 8th October Monaghan Education Centre
Tuesday 9th October Dublin West Education Centre, Tallaght
Monday 15th October Cork Education Support Centre
Monday 22nd October Athlone Education Centre
Monday 22nd October Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre
Tuesday 23rd October Kilkenny Education Centre
Thursday 25th October Mayo Education Centre, Castlebar

Organising and Managing Action Projects:

Tuesday 13th November Navan Education Centre
Tuesday 20th November Curriculum Development Unit, Crumlin
Thursday 22nd November Limerick Education Centre
Monday 26th November Laois Education Centre, Portlaoise
Tuesday 27th November Waterford Teachersí Centre
Thursday 29th November Sligo Education Centre

Junior Certificate CSPE Exam
Fri 8 June 9.30 pm - 11.00 am Meeting of members to discuss paper, 12 midday Blacrock Education Centre, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoire, Co. Dublin

Support Service Helpline
Mon 23rd April 10.00 pm-5.00 pm

Fri 27 April 10.00 pm-5.00 pm
contact details.

Wed 25th April - Presentation of Awards in our Slogan/Poster Competition, Mercer's Hotel, Dublin 2 pm

1st April - 30th April - National Spring Clean

Fri 30th March - No Logo Day

Sat 3rd March - Youth Forum on the European Union and the Environment.

Some upcoming inservice, all in Education Centres. Booking forms have already been sent to schools, and course details should also be in the SLSS brochure recently sent to schools.

Tues 13th Feb - Stewardship and Sustainable Development - Navan
Thurs 15 Feb - Film in CSPE - Blackrock Education Centre
Tues 27 Feb - Teaching About Europe - Waterford
Thurs 1st March - Drama Techniques in CSPE - Cork
Tues 6th March - The Reluctant Learner and CSPE (!) - Athlone
Wed 7th March - Using ICT in CSPE - Castlebar AND Enniscorthy

2006

Thurs 16thNov - Sat 18th Nov - Education for Values and Citizenship Conference (7th Annual Conference) Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Thurs 21st and Fr 22nd Sept - Conference to conclude Year of Citizenship Through Education and 10 years of CSPE. Venue to be decided see citizenship 2005 for updates.

* Fr 15th and Sat 16th September - National Conference and AGM of the Asociation in the Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. More details.

Fri 9th June - Junior Cert CSPE Paper 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Meeting of association members to discuss the exam paper from 4.00 pm

Fri 5th May - Deadline for completion of Action Project Reports and Course Work Assessment Books
Deadline for completion of surveys on Senior Cycle (see news page)

Tues 21 Feb Kilkenny, Thurs 23rd Feb, Castlebar: CSPE and Controversial Issues

Tues 7 Feb Cork, Thurs 9 Feb Dublin West: CSPE with students in need of learning support:

Tues 21 Jan, Monaghan, Thurs 2nd Feb Athlone: CSPE with Mixed Abilities


2005

Sat Oct 1st - Annual Conference and AGM of the Association of CSPE Teachers, Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin.

Inservice from CSPE Support Service:
Wed Oct 5 Education Centre Tralee
Thurs Oct 6 CDU, Crumlin, Dublin
Mon Oct 10 Navan Education Centre
Tues Oct 11 Waterford Teachersí Centre
Thurs Oct 13 Clare Education Centre
Thurs Oct 20 Sligo Education Centre.

2 days for CSPE Co-Ordinators -
Thurs Nov 10th Athlone Education Centre
Tues Nov 15 Kildare Education Centre