The Association of CSPE Teachers (ACT)
Supporting Citizenship Education in Ireland
Calendar of CSPE Related Events
Mon 8th May: Planning a Unit of Learning for Strand Three in JC CSPE - In this webinar Gearóid O’Brien will look at the teaching of Strand Three of the CSPE course. More info and booking at this link. Date: 8th May 7 pm.
Mon 27 March: *Exploring global justice through games-based learning Course Date 27-03-2023 4:30 pm Free Speaker Niall Quillinan from Trócaire. 1 Hour, Online.
Wed 22 March: Human Rights Workshop - The Association of CSPE Teachers is organising an online Human Rights workshop, which is relevant to Strand 1 of the CSPE Short Course. Register at Eventbrite,
Tues 7th March 7 pm: CSPE Related Webinar: Pesentation on the Houses of the Oireachtas with access to resources for Post Primary Schools: Parliamentary Education Officer Conor Reale will host an information session for Post Primary History, CSPE and Politics and Society looking at the education resources offered by the Houses of the Oireachtas. Conor has taught History and Geography and now works with the Houses of the Oireachtas service and members to develop educational materials and policies. It's on . More info and registration at this link.
Tues 28 Feb: Deadline for Young Environmentalist Awards. Find out more…
Wed 25th Jan 2pm - Info session for Educators for Sustainability Short Course: Register: http://bit.ly/3w0ENvj 3rd Feb 2pm http://bit.ly/3IIpZcb More info here.
Tues 24 Jan - International Day of Education. Resources here.
Mon 23rd Jan - News Literacy Webinar: 5 pm Eastern Time USA which at the moment is 10 pm Irish time. More info and registration here.
Mon 5 Dec 7pm - 8 pm. - CSPE Strand 1 Workshop: Approaches to Planning a Unit of Learning for Strand One in JC CSPE, online via Clare Education Centre https://www.clareed.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/2707-approaches-to-planning-a-unit-of-learning-for-strand-1-in-jc-cspe-pp.htmlRegister:
Sun 20 Nov: World Children's Day. The official UN page is here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-childrens-day Our Association's original resources on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, featuring videos and worksheets are here: http://www.cspeteachers.ie/rightschild.html
19-26 November The One World Week Festival takes place , with a range of activities and issues including fast fashion, climate change, access to education, housing and homelessness. More info here: https://www.youth.ie/one-world-week-festival-2022/
https://ecounesco.ie/10-18-youth-programmes/eco-weeks/14-18 Nov: Eco-Unesco's Eco-Week. There is a variety of related activities, workshops and online activities. More info here:
Tues 25 Oct at 8 pm: JCT October Workshops: Among the October workshops being organised by JCT, there is one for CSPE teachers online on . 'Clarifications and Considerations for Teachers new to the CSPE Short Course'. Register at this link.
Thurs 24 Nov 7-8.30 pm Media Literacy: Free online workshop on misinformation for parents and teachers supported by Webwise; the Irish internet safety awareness centre. This workshop will help people identify misleading or misrepresented information and provide some simple techniques to separate fact from fiction. More info and registration here.
Sat 22 Oct Annual Conference and AGM. Info and booking here.
Thurs 28 April - Workshop on Planning for CSPE.. Presenter: Gearóid O'Brien. Registration at Eventbrite - this link.
Thurs 7th April 18.30 - 19.30: JCT Inservice - Sharing CSPE Practice: 'From Pdf to Practice' - a JCT online event where you can listen to fellow CSPE teachers share their experiences of bringing the CSPE specification to life in their classrooms. . Register at this link.
Thurs 3 March - Creative Digital Arts - Canva for CSPE (online)
Mon 10 Jan - start of latest round of JCT inservice.
Thurs 2 Dec 7 pm: Workshop - Digital Arts: Canva for CSPE Teachers. Graphic design software for creating infographics, citizenship action record templates, inspirational posters, class planning templates and more. Registration at Eventbrite.
Thurs 25 Nov: Thurs 25 Nov 7 pm. Workshop: Guidelines on planning a unit of work for the CSPE Short Course - Registration at Eventbrite .... click here.
Sat 16 Oct: Annual Conference of the Association of CSPE Teachers. Online. booking - at Eventbrite
Sat 16 Oct: World Food Day - Scoilnet Resources here.
Thurs 29 April: CSPE and Music Workshop booking is through Eventbrite, click here.
Thurs 25 Feb 7 pm - CSPE and Media Issues Workshop. Online, Places limited. Register at Eventbrite.
Wed 10 Feb 5 pm - 7 pm: CSPE and Literacy Workshop. Online. Register at Eventbrite.
Wed 2 Dec 7 pm: Workshop on Assessment and House Exams for Christmas and beyond. Open to all CSPE teachers.
Thurs 12 Nov 7.30 pm, CSPE and IT, details and booking here.
Sat 15 Nov - Annual Conference online. Registration is through Eventbrite
Thurs 28th April 7 pm - ACT Webinar in conjunction with Trócaire. Games based learning in CSPE. Use contact details above to register.
Thurs 21 April: 7.30 pm ACT Webinar on Blendspace/TES Teach in CSPE teaching. Use contact details above to register.
Thurs 14 April - ACT Webinar on using Google Forms and Microsoft Forms in CSPE.Use contact details above to register.
Mon 9 March: Workshop on CBAs in CSPE Dublin West Education Centre 5-7 pm. Book here:
Sun 1st-Sun8th Dec: One World Week. See here for more info.
Regional Inservice. The Association is organising a new round of inservice this November. The theme is: Creative ideas for managing, recording and reporting on CSPE actions and projects. Actions are always relevant in CSPE, pursuing old syllabus or new Specification, whether for formal assessment or not. The workshop will explore ideas for managing actions, recording and reporting on actions through a Citizenship Action Record. Venues and booking details as follows:
Tues 26 Nov 5-7pm Enniscorthy:
Thurs 28 Nov 5-7 pm Waterford
Thurs 5 Dec 5-7 pm Blackrock, Dublin:
Sat 19 Oct - Annual Conference and AGM, Association of CSPE Teachers. Booking here at Eventbrite.
Sept-Nov: CSPE cluster days, withJCT team. Booking through schools.
Wed 5 June: CSPE Exam Junior Cycle. 2-3.30 pm. Review meeting 4 pm, Blackrock Education Centre.
Thurs 16 May: CSPE Evaluation Workshop, Co. Wexford Education Centre 5-7.30 pm.
Tues 9 April - CSPE Webinar - CSPE and Human Rights, 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm. See jct.ie and jct on Twitter.
Tues 19 March 5-7 pm: CSPE-Present and Future - Laois Education Centre
Thurs 7 March 6.30 pm - 9 pm. CSPE Workshop - Cork Education Support Centre
Tues 5 March: 5-7.30 pm - CSPE Workshop - Dublin West Education Centre
Thurs 28 Feb 5-7.30 pm. CSPE Present and Future - Waterford Teachers' Centre
Tues 26 March: CSPE Present and Future - Kildare Education Centre.
Mon 25 Feb-Sun 10 March: Fair Trade Fortnight - School Resources here.
Tues 12 Feb 5-7.30 pm- CSPE Present and Future - Co Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy
Mon 17 Dec: Blackrock Education Centre, Dublin, 5-7.0 pm Mon
Also, discussion on CSPE into the future. Early booking advisable at Eventbrite. Click here.
Wed 7 Nov: Workshops/CPD Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, Click here to register. Places limited. *****Cancelled.
Thurs 1 Nov: Léargas Conference, Dublin Castle. Register - click here.
Sat 20 Oct: Annual Conference and AGM, Leinster House, Dublin 2. Registration at Eventbrite. Brochure available for download here.
Wed 6th June 4 pm - Annual exam review meeting, , Blackrock Education Centre. All members welcome.
Thurs 10th May - CSPE CPD/Inservice Workshops, Blackrock Education Centre, Thurs 10 May 4.30-7 pm, Tea/Coffee on arrival 4.30. 1.Preparing for the Exam Paper: 2. CSPE Going Forward in the light of Wellbeing Guidlines and Junior Cycle Framework - Timetabling and curiculum issues. Free Course
Thurs 3rd May - CSPE Workshops - Preparing for Exam Paper, Other CSPE challenges - Timetabling, CSPE and Wellbeing, Writing Up Action Projects) Waterford Teachers' Centre 5-7 pm. Booking at Eventbrite by 1st May.
Thurs 19 April CSPE Workshops - Preparing for Exam Paper, Other CSPE challenges - Timetabling, CSPE and Wellbeing, Writing Up Action Projects) Co. Wexford Education Centre 5-7 pm. Cancelled.
Tues 17 May - CSPE Workshops - Preparing for Exam Paper, Other CSPE challenges - Timetabling, CSPE and Wellbeing, Writing Up Action Projects) Waterford Teachers' Centre 5-7 pm. Cancelled.
Tues 14 Nov 5-7.30 pm - Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, Booking at Eventbrite.
Sat 21st Oct: Annual Conference and AGM, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. See News Page.
CSPE regional inservice - topics on each night: 1. Preparing for the written paper in CSPE; 2. Timetablin Issues in Schools, especially in the light of the new Wellbeing Guidelines.
Wed 30 Nov in Co. Wexford Education Centre, Enniscorthy, 4.30 to 7 pm. The same inservice as above will also take place on In this case please register at this Eventbrite Page.
Sat 15 Oct .. Annual Conference and AGM of the Association of CSPE Teachers Red Cow Moran Hotel. Brochure here.
CSPE Exam - Mon 13th June 2-3.30 pm
Booking: email name and contact details, incl mobile number if possible to email@example.com
Tues 3rd Nov Blackrock Education Centre 4.30-6.30 pm
2015 (Dates available soon)
2015 (Dates available soon)
2014: (Dates available soon)
Oct 11th - Annual Conference,
CSPE Exam 2 pm.
Projects and IT
Bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org - sent your name and contact details and specify which venue.
Spring Inservice PDST:
CSPE ACTION PROJECTS & ASSESSMENT
24th - February Laois Education Centre;
See news page for more details on content and booking
Wed 27th Nov IT and the CSPE Concepts, Blackrock Education Centre 7 to 9pm.
Tues 19 Nov: IT and the CSPE Concepts, Co. Wexford Education Centre 5 - 7 pm
Thurs 14 Nov: IT and the CSPE Concepts, Waterford Teachers Centre 5 - 7 pm
Mon 21st Oct IT and the CSPE Concepts, Cork Education Centre 8 pm to 10 pm
(see also News page for more info and for booking for these IT courses send email to email@example.com giving name and contact details, one week before course date).
Fri/Sat 11th and
12th Oct - Annual Conference and AGM, Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway
13th October: Annual Conference and AGM - Gresham
Metropole Hotel, Cork City.
11th June at 1.30 pm: CSPE
Fri 27 April :
The deadline for completion of CSPE project RAPs and CWABs
Inservice: Active Learning Methods and Resources:
More info and booking forms: https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/pdst/pp-cultural-and-environmental
Thurs 27 Oct: Presidential Election, Dublin West By-election, Referenda on Judges' Pay and the Powers of Oireachtas Committees.
Sat 15 Oct: Annual Conference, Isaac's Hotel, Dublin 1. Download Brochure here.
Fri 7th Oct: Jersey Day for Goal
Thurs 6th Oct: Tree Day
for Completion of RAP and CWAB booklets:
for official inservice: Topic Film and CSPE (see
Sat 6 Nov 2010:
Annual Conference and AGM. Hilton Hotel Kilmainham
Support Service Inservice:
Teaching CSPE to students in need of learning support:
CSPE Action Projects and Their Assessment:
Official Inservice from CSPE Support Service (see SLSS for more information)
course for teachers new to Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
Projects & Assessment in Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)
Active Learning Methodologies and Resource Packs in CSPE
Learning in RE, CSPE & SPHE
Sat 3rd Oct - Annual Conference of Association of CSPE Teachers, Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham. See news page
Monday, 8th June from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Junior Cert CSPE paper.
Friday, 1st May - Deadline for completion of Course Work Assessment Books and Report on Action Project books.
Wed 25th March - Start of Spring Day for Europe event. See Spring Day Website for details.
Issues in CSPE
and Sustainable Development in CSPE
in the CSPE Classroom
Sat 7th Feb: Annual Conference of Association of CSPE Teachers (see news page)
Mon 9th June:
1.30 pm - 3.00 pm, Junior Certificate CSPE paper
Fri 9th May: Europe Day (more info here)
Wed 30th April: Presentation of Awards for our Poster/Slogan competition, National Concert Hall, 1.30 pm
Fri 2nd May: Deadline for completion of Reports on Action Projects and Course Work Assessment Books
Fri 25th April
- 10 am to 5 pm, Support Service Helpline
Management and Co-ordination of CSPE
20th October: Annual Conference of ACT, Plaza
Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin.
Tuesday 2nd October
Tralee Education Centre
Organising and Managing Action Projects:
Tuesday 13th November
Navan Education Centre
Certificate CSPE Exam
Wed 25th April - Presentation of Awards in our Slogan/Poster Competition, Mercer's Hotel, Dublin 2 pm
1st April - 30th April - National Spring Clean
Fri 30th March - No Logo Day
Sat 3rd March - Youth Forum on the European Union and the Environment.
Some upcoming inservice, all in Education Centres. Booking forms have already been sent to schools, and course details should also be in the SLSS brochure recently sent to schools.
13th Feb - Stewardship and Sustainable Development - Navan
Thurs 16thNov - Sat 18th Nov - Education for Values and Citizenship Conference (7th Annual Conference) Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Thurs 21st and Fr 22nd Sept - Conference to conclude Year of Citizenship Through Education and 10 years of CSPE. Venue to be decided see citizenship 2005 for updates.
Fr 15th and Sat 16th September - National Conference and AGM of
the Asociation in the Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. More
Fri 9th June
- Junior Cert CSPE Paper 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Fri 5th May
- Deadline for completion of Action Project Reports and Course Work
Tues 21 Feb
Kilkenny, Thurs 23rd Feb, Castlebar: CSPE and Controversial Issues
Tues 7 Feb Cork, Thurs 9 Feb Dublin West: CSPE with students in need of learning support:
Tues 21 Jan, Monaghan, Thurs 2nd Feb Athlone: CSPE with Mixed Abilities
Oct 1st - Annual Conference and AGM of the Association of CSPE Teachers,
Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin.
CSPE Support Service:
2 days for
CSPE Co-Ordinators -