Who we are

Cork Education Support Centre (CESC) is funded by the Department of Education through the Teacher Education Section (TES) under the National Development Plan. Since its establishment in 1973 the Centre has provided Primary, Post-Primary, National, Regional and Local Professional development for teachers in Cork city and county.

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Upcoming events


‘Ag Foghlaim le Chéile’ LSP 7 showcase event

Congratulations to Presentation Secondary School Mitchelstown and Christ King Secondary School who represented CESC at the ‘Ag Foghlaim le Chéile’ LSP 7 showcase event at the Charleville Park Hotel recently. The framework for this project is the development of the Learning School as a self-evaluating school, which is a key element of current national policy with particular reference to School Self Evaluation. The event facilitated LSP 7 schools with an opportunity to demonstrate and share what they have learned, while offering new schools the opportunity to see how a project can develop from the initial planning stage through to implementation and evaluation stage. Schools wishing to express an interested in the next phase of the Learning School Project- LSP 8. 2016-2017 should contact Carol at the Cork Education Support Centre - cwelstead@cesc.ie. Details regarding the project can be found on www.thelearningschoolproject.com

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SESS - Vacancies- Recruitment for Associates

The SESS currently has a number of part-time Associate vacancies. The overall remit of the SESS Associate will be to respond to the continuing professional development needs and support requirements of all teachers in the area of special education in accordance with their own area(s) of expertise.

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Concern - Primary Debating Competition

This year, Cork Education Support Centre will run a Local Primary School Concern Debating League. Participants will compete with other schools on a knock-out basis, culminating with a local winner by March 1st 2017. Local competitions will be held throughout January and February 2017. A full schedule, further guidelines and a handbook will issue when applicant numbers are known.

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FÍS Film in Schools

Introducing film into the primary classroom

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PDST - Gaeilge

Ceardlann Bunscoile agus Iar-bhunscoile

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Play Therapy Ireland

MA in Practice Based Play Therapy in 3 Stages Accredited By NUI Galway NFQ level: 9 Taster Workshop in CESC

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Arts in Education Portal - February 2017 News

February News Welcome to the Arts in Education Portal's February newsletter. This month, we have a new video in our Artist Video Series, we have the latest Project/Partnership, we can announce that the National Day 2017 is open for bookings and are delighted to publish a number of new blogs from across the sector, as part of our Guest Blogger series. We also bring you all the latest news, opportunities and events from the sector. Nuacht Mhí Eanáir: As Gaeilge

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PGD Educational Leadership - Maynooth University - Information Session

Open Evening/Information Session on the new Future Leaders programme (PGD Educational Leadership & Management) offered by Maynooth University in Cork Education Centre - 2017/2018 on Thursday 6th April from 5.00-6.00pm. Please register your interest in attending the Open Night by e-mailing AnnMarie.Cudden@nuim.ie in advance.

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Scríobh Leabhar

Scríobh Leabhar as Gaeilge

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Social Justice in CBC 2016/2017

Social Justice and Advocacy Event in Collaboration with the Cork Education Support Centre

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Mental Maths in the Primary Classroom

Mental Maths Video

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Irish Lifecoach Institute - Diploma in Personal & Business Coaching

Diploma in Personal & Business Coaching. Commencing in Autumn 2017 and running over 2 days per month, over an 8 month period.

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Classic Association of Ireland - Summer Conference

August 18th-20th 2017 see www.classicalassociation.ie for more information

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NEPS - Incredible Years 2017/2018

Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Training Programme for DEIS Schools - The Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IYTCM) programme is part of the Incredible Years Parent, Teacher and Child training series. This series aims to prevent and reduce conduct problems in children.

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Scríobh Leabhar 2018

Scríobh Leabhar as Gaeilge Write a book as Gaeilge Application Closing Date 5 December 2017

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Coaching Accredited Course

Due to high demand the CESC are delighted to announce that a further course in Coaching will run from January 2018

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Our Facilities

Cork Education Support Centre is a purpose-built facility dedicated to the training and support of the education community in its catchment area. Meeting and training rooms are available to accommodate up to 80 people.

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