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Prescribed Material Leaving Certificate English 2021

The circular for the prescribed material for examination in 2021 has just been published. Please take note! 0023-2019_Prescribed_Material_for_the_LC_English_Exam_in_2021.pdf

Junior Cycle English Symposium 2019

Junior Cycle for Teachers are hosting SOAR for teachers of English. SOAR (Sharing Opportunities, Approaches and Reflections in Junior Cycle English). The focus is on Sharing Opportunities, Approaches and Reflections …

Creating Confident Learners in the English Classroom

Approaches to CBAs Exploring how to equip students with practical strategies and skills to cope with the demands of Junior Cycle English while focusing on group work structures, classroom talk, …

Poetry Competition

How Powerful are your Poets? INOTE are launching their annual English Teacher’s Magazine. As part of this launch, we are inviting students to enter our poetry writing competition. There are …

Frances Rocks LC HL Paper 1 Talk

Frances Rocks is coming to Donegal Education Centre on Thursday 24th of October 2019 to speak on Leaving Certificate Higher Level Paper 1. To book your place, please contact Donegal …

Short Story Competition

We are once again inviting English Teachers to enter our Short Story Competition. The story can be on any theme or written in any genre. It must, however, be 3000 …

INOTE Magazine Autumn 2019: Spread the Word

Do check out our inaugural  magazine. Those of you who attended our conference got copies hot off the press. We’d love to hear from you. We are open to suggestions …

Conference Workshop Notes

To all attendees at last Saturday’s conference in Portlaoise. Thank you for making it an overwhelming success. Please be advised that attendance certificates will be emailed over the next two …

Competition

Calling all teachers. Could you draw your senior students’ attention to a new, exciting and innovative competition in relation to raising awareness and helping raise the profile of apprenticeships please? …

INOTE Conference 2019 Details

Further details of the forthcoming conference have been confirmed. The agenda is as follows: Conference Sat Oct 12th 2019 in The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise 9.00-9.30 Registration 9.30-10.15 Julian Girdham 10.15-10.45 …

Conference 2019

This year’s conference takes place on Saturday, October 12th in the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise. Further details will be announced shortly.

Senior Cycle Review Consultation

The senior cycle review is entering phase three, public consultation. Having read these reports, the NCCA would like you to consider the areas for further development and have your say. …

Volunteering Opportunity

Fiona Locke is the Programme Manager for an organisation called Amal Learning.   Amal Learning works with people affected by conflict or fleeing persecution to increase their access to employment …

BT Young Scientist Project Survey

Brian Donnelly is third year student from Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork and is hoping to enter the BT Young Scientist Exhibition this coming year with his two classmates Harry …

INOTE Annual Conference 2019

INOTE’s annual conference takes place this year on October 12th. Further updates will be posted shortly. Mark the date! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Key Dates for CBA 2019/2020

The window within which schools can complete Classroom-Based Assessments, SLAR meetings and Assessment Tasks (where relevant) is provided below. Classroom-Based Assessments must be completed within the time period allocated which …

School Library Survey

Please spread the word! Tell all your colleagues that UCD and the School Library Association are asking us to complete a survey in order to find out as much as …

Teacher Short Story Competition

INOTE are launching a new English Teaching Magazine, as part of that launch we are inviting English teachers to enter our short story competition. First prize is €500, with prizes …

Senior Cycle Review: Cycle 2 Overview

This bulletin contains an overview of the contributions during cycle 2 of the consultation and gives a broad sense of the issues discussed. Please follow the link to read the …

Kaleidoscope – Free E-Resource

An Irish College in Leuven, Belgium have just concluded a project where fifty of Ireland’s most celebrated fiction writers were asked to reflect, in an short essay, on the art …

Senior Cycle Review

Follow the link to read and inform yourselves of the findings of Session 1 of the Senior Cycle Review Seminars which were held in the Autumn. https://www.ncca.ie/media/3878/ncca_sc_single_pages_en.pdf

Attendees at CPD in Donegal

A quick snapshot of attendees at the recent Selena Wilkes CPD Seminar in Donegal.

Survey

English teachers: please check your email for a survey on the future of the Leaving Certificate. Complete and have your say!

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