This database is an online reference tool designed to provide practical support to teachers looking for continuous professional development opportunities in the area of inclusion and special educational needs. It has been compiled to bring together, in one place, an extensive range of information relating to CPD options, delivered by a variety of different providers.
The database can be searched for CPD opportunities in a number of ways e.g. by type of provider (for example 'online' or 'third level institution') by disability focus (e.g. 'visual impairment' or 'ASD') or by school type. There are nine different search fields in total.
Each individual entry provides summary information, including course aims, content, duration, entry requirements, methods of delivery and assessment methods. The entry also signposts the database user to individual providers via the provision of website addresses. As such, the database should be viewed as a mechanism which supplements rather than replaces provider sources of information (e.g. course information literature, prospectus, websites).
Please note in relation to the course type 'summer programme' funded by the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills and provided in July by the Drumcondra Education Centre, individual courses provided under this programme can change annually. As a result, they are not listed here. Users should contact the Teacher Education Section or the Drumcondra Education Centre for a list of courses being offered each summer.