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Upcoming CPD Courses

Introductory Course for SNA’s
Begin: 13.01.2015, 18:30
Location: County Donegal Education Centre

“Explicitly Teaching Writing for all Text Types”
Begin: 02.02.2015, 10:00
Location: Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny

“Guided Reading in the Classroom”
Begin: 02.02.2015, 13:30
Location: Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny

“Guided Reading in the Classroom”
Begin: 02.02.2015, 18:30
Location: County Donegal Education Centre, County Donegal

Creative Teaching in the Senior Primary Classroom
Begin: 17.08.2015, 09:30
Location: Newtown Road, Waterford, Co. Waterford., Telephone: (051) 311000, Fax: (051) 311050, Email:, Website:

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Association of Teachers' Education Centres in Ireland
Teaching Council Consultation Workshops - Deadline has been extended until 16 Jan 2015 PDF

The deadline for teachers to have their say in the first phase of consultation on the development of a national CPD framework is extended to 16 January 2015. Teachers can:

 1. host a school discussion

 2. log in online as a teacher and complete a survey

 3. attend a workshop at an Education Centre.

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Why should I engage with this consultation on my professional learning (CPD)?

The quality of students’ learning depends on the quality of teachers’ learning.

Teachers want to learn; it is important and needs to be supported and acknowledged.

A hallmark of any profession in the modern era is the extent to which its members are expected to learn throughout their careers.

As a professional standards body, the Teaching Council must provide reassurance to the public and the profession that teachers are engaging in lifelong learning. It must also provide reassurance, through a national framework, as to the quality of that learning.


The ATECI is the umbrella organisation of the 21 full-time and 9 part-time Education Centres in Ireland. It represents the interest of the network as a whole including both part-time and full-time Directors, staff and management committees of all centres.

The executive of the Association meets six times a year but we have organised the network into a series of six regional groups. The regional groupings meet separately and work very closely together initiating collaborative projects which are often piloted and then shared with the network in general.

Next ATECI   

  meeting  Wednesday  21 January 2015


Blackrock  Educaion Centre

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The association has a remit:

  • (a) to act for and on behalf of member centres on all matters of policy as agreed by centres at AGM or EGM
  • (b) to raise the profile of Centres
  • (c) to be a partner at national level in the formulation of education policy
  • (d) to provide advice and support to Committees of Management and Directors of Centres.ateci_photo_2012_edited


The principal activity of Education Centres (originally Teachers’ Centres) is to organize the local delivery of national programmes of teacher professional development on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Centres also organize a varied local programme of activities for teachers, school management and parents in response to demand. Education Centres are statutory bodies and are managed by voluntary Management Committees elected annually.