CRAFTed learning skills for life Programme 2019 (Primary)

Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed learning skills for life

Are you a primary school teacher that would like to engage a professional craftsperson in a Visual Arts Project? The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Monaghan Education Centre have funded residencies available through the CRAFTed Programme, apply now through Monaghan Education Centre.

The CRAFTed programme gives primary school children and teachers an exciting opportunity to stretch, bend and extend their creative margins and learn the skills of various craft disciplines by working with professional craftspeople. Following the success of the CRAFTed programme last year, the 2018 programme involved 77 schools nationwide, including 77 teachers, 70 trained craftspeople and over 2,000 children. Students all over Ireland developed skills by exploring textiles, silver smiting, ceramics, woodwork, animation, willow weaving and fashion design to name a few, all explored through the wider curriculum.

The CRAFTed programme for 2019 is currently being developed.  Primary schools interested in learning more about participating in the programme are encouraged to visit the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s education website and to contact Monaghan Education Centre for information on CRAFTed and an application form.

Deadline for applications 23rd November 2018

To find out more click on the following links:

CRAFTed Schools Information Pack-2019

Crafted Booklet

CRAFTed Applcation Form (Application Deadline 23rd November 2018

CRAFTed is delivered in partnership with the Association of Teachers’ Education Centres of Ireland (ATECI).

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About CRAFTed

The Design and Crafts Council of Irelands CRAFTed Programme gives Primary School children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople in the classroom.

For Teachers

CRAFTed supports teachers in the delivery of the Visual Arts (VA) curriculum and investigates how craft processes can contribute to learning in other subject areas such as Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum.

For Students

CRAFTed provides access to highly skilled craftspeople and gives both teachers and students the opportunity to explore new materials such as clay, fiber and metals.






SafeTALK Training (Post Primary)

Monaghan Education Centre in conjunction with the HSE are offering SafeTALK Training for post primary teachers. The training is schedule for Wednesday 5th December 2018 from 9.15am – 1pm in Monaghan Education Centre.

We would be very grateful if you could bring this to the attention of staff members who would be interested in attending.

Completed application forms are to be returned on or before Wednesday 28th November to


Digital Learning Framework Seminars

Primary & Post Primary Seminars: Using the Digital Learning Framework (DLF)  to embed Digital Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

Please note: These seminar days are for Primary and Post-Primary principals and one other nominated teacher

The purpose of this seminar is to support and inform school leaders and digital learning teams in applying the new Digital Learning Framework to embed digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

The seminar will:

  • empower and enable school leaders and digital learning teams to effectively embed the use of digital technologies in schools, emphasising a constructivist pedagogical orientation.
  • explore, through the use of the six step process and the sharing of good practice, how the DLF can support the embedding of digital technologies in the school context.
  • raise awareness of the supports PDST and PDST Technology in Education can offer in embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.

Seminars can be booked at