Dublin West Education Centre - Ionad Oidechais Bhaile Átha Cliath Thiar
Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC) is one of a network of twenty one Education Support Centres established under Section 37 of the Education Act 1998, Ireland to support the ‘Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Mentoring for School Improvement (MSI) and Continuous Professional Activities (CPAs) to thousands of primary and post- primary teachers and their schools with over 80,000+ students in attendance (aged 4-18 years).
DWEC is responsible for the management of two major Ministry of Education (MOE), support services, The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and The National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT). The PDST incorporates the PDST Technology in Education Programme (PDST TiE), which is responsible for the roll out, provision of Continuous Professional Development(CPD), evaluation and assessment of the MOE’s Digital Strategy and the Department of Education’s (DES) Digital Learning Framework and strategy to all schools nationwide.
DWEC has the capacity to reach all schools, both at primary and post-primary level through the ECSI and these national and MOE, Government services and programmes. DWEC works closely with other public and private bodies like the teachers’ Unions, national parents’ Councils, NGOs, universities, Multi-national companies and SME’s to ensure a holistic approach and involvement in all of its creativity, literacy, digital and green programmes and initiatives. www.dwec.ie