I have great pleasure in letting you know that the DES has sanctioned three week- long summer courses for Art teachers for the first time, in July in the NCAD. They are as follows:
1st-5th July Exploring Literacy and Numeracy through Ceramics in the NCAD.
1st-5th July Exploring Literacy and Numeracy through Print in the NCAD.
7th-11th July Exploring Literacy and Numeracy through Printed Textiles in the NCAD.
(Book through Dublin West Education Centre).
- The summer courses are open to Art teachers from all over Ireland (Travel and subsistence will not be paid).
- There are only 15 places on each summer course.
- There is a booking fee for each summer course which varies between €30-€50 (depending on Education Centre).
- The summer courses start at 9.50am and finish at 2.30pm. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.
- All participants must fill in an evaluation form and will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Education Centre that the summer course is booked through.Please note that two courses start on a Tuesday and finish on a Saturday as per DES regulations.
- Material and equipment lists will be supplied in advance. Some specialist materials will be available to purchase from the tutor at the course e.g. fabric.
- There will be an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy and Assessment in each summer course as per DES requirements.
Please keep an eye on the respective Education Centre website for booking details .Some Education Centres do not have details online yet. I wanted to let Art teachers know about the summer courses asap so that you can book early. I have a feeling these courses will be very popular as I am constantly asked to make our current CPD workshops longer!
I look forward to meeting many of you for the first time at a CPD initiative in NCAD and catching up with many Art teachers who will be returning for an extended period of CPD engagement.
I am really pleased that we can offer Art teachers summer courses in the NCAD and hope to offer an expanded summer programme over the coming years.
With kind regards,
Dr. Patsey Bodkin