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Droichead Shared Learning Day
Opening remarks by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council Director, 2 March 2016
Pride in the Profession
Keynote address on the occasion of the launch of REEL (Research for the Empowerment of Educational Leadership) 5 November 2015 St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra
Droichead Shared Learning Day for mentors
Opening remarks by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council Director, 11 November 2015
Deepening the circle: what does it mean to lead learning?
Presentation to Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (PDEL) group in UCC 7 November 2015
Droichead Shared Learning Day - Opening Remarks
, Opening Remarks by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council Director, to the Droichead Shared Learning Day, 29 April 2015.
Teachers are Leading Learning - Let's Work Together to Bring Learning Alive
Response to David McWilliams' article: "If teachers' morale is low, they should learn something new', published in the Irish Independent on 25 March 2015.
Professional Challenges and Opportunities for the Future
Paper given by Teaching Council Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc, at the AGM of Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre on 11 March 2015, on the theme - "Professional Opportunities and Challenges for the Future".
Understanding the Role of the Professional in Sustaining Change
Keynote address by Teaching Council Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc, to the 3U Symposium on Leadership for Sustainable Communities, held in Maynooth University, 7 March 2015.
Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning
Opening remarks by Teaching Council Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc to the Hibernia College Conference on the integration of research, teaching and learning. 5 March 2015.
Presentation to Further Education and Training Colloquium
Presentation to the Further Education and Training Colloquium Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council Director, to the Further Education and Training Colloquium hosted by the Further Education and Training Providers' Forum in Waterford Institute of Technology on 18 February 2015.
Thar Tairseach Isteach: Working Together to Support Teaching and Learning
Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Teaching Council Director, to the annual conference of the National Parents' Council - Post-Primary, 15 November 2014.
Making it Real
Paper presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, on connecting research and practice to the REPP / CRNINI conference on 'Realising Real-World Research' 18 September 2014.
Thinking and Talking about Learning
Presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, Teaching Council, to ResearchED second annual conference, 6 September 2014.
Transforming Educational Experience for Children, Parents and Teachers - Practitioner Research
Presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, Teaching Council, 26 June 2014.
Opening Remarks to School Placement Seminar
Presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, Teaching Council, 22 May 2014.
Opening Remarks to Shared Learning Day for all Droichead Pilot Schools.
Presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, Teaching Council, 7 May 2014.
Beauty is the First Test
Opening remarks by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, Teaching Council, to officially launch “Beauty is the first test” at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 16 May 2014.
The Preparation of Teachers for STEM Education in Ireland
Presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director, at the Public Consultation Forum on Review of STEM, 17 April 2014.
The Role of the Teaching Council in Ensuring Quality of Teaching in Schools
This a presentation which was made by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to the Annual Conference of the Inspectorate on Friday 22 March 2013.
Leadership and Trust - Challenges and Opportunities for Professional Practice
Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to the 3U Symposium on Trust and Leadership in the Professions, 1 March 2014.
Teaching Council response to edchatie twitter discussion on School Placement
Response from the Teaching Council to a twitter discussion on CPD which took place on 24 February 2014.
Teaching Council response to edchatie twitter discussion on CPD
Response from the Teaching Council to a twitter discussion on CPD which took place on 4 November 2013.
Understanding the role of the professional in leading change
Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to the 3U Symposium on Leadership in the Professions, NUIM, Maynooth, 2 March 2013.
Talking about learning: Leading teaching throughout the continuum
Keynote presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to the National Conference on Instructional Leadership, Tullow, Co. Carlow, 11 October 2013.
Unleashing social capital with 21st century teachers: current trends in teacher professionalism
Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to the annual conference of ETBI, Thursday, 19 September 2013.
Current directions in teacher education and curriculum reform in Ireland
This is the text of a paper presented by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, at a symposium on the above title in UCC on Friday, 22 February 2013. Dr. Anne Looney, CEO of the NCCA, and Dr. Harold Hislop, Chief Inspector, also spoke at the symposium.
Formal launch of Re-imagining Initial Teacher Education: Perspectives on Transformation
(Eds. Fionnuala Waldron, John Smith, Maeve Fitzpatrick, Thérèse Dooley) Launched by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, 28 February 2013 in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
The Teaching Professional of the Future – Making Explicit what has been Implicit
Presentation by Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council, to ACCS Convention on 9 March 2013.
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