The TL21 Programme is a workshop based Continuing Professional Development programme for teachers and school leaders that promotes innovative practice and professional learning communities in post-primary schools. The programme has been running since 2003 and is now entering its 19th year or tenth programme cycle.

The programme is a research-led one and its two main aims are:

  • to strengthen teachers’ capacities as co-operative and self-critical authors of their own work.
  • to enable students to take an active and responsible part in their own learning. 

The programme is currently running as a partnership between the Maynooth University Department of Education, and 9 Education Support Centres. In the 2019-2021 cycle 70+ schools and 400+ teachers and senior school leaders were actively involved. They represent a diversity of school types from across a wide geographical spread. A new cycle of the programme (2021-2023) will begin in September 2021 and will run in the following Education Support Centres: Blackrock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Dublin West, Drumcondra, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois and Wexford.
We are also excited to announce that for the very first time the programme will run in:

  • West Cork Education Centre
  • Limerick Education Centre
  • Monaghan and Navan Education Centres (joint programme)  

Participants in the programme attend a series of CPD workshops in an Education Support Centre over a two-year period and progressively develop their capabilities as innovative practitioners over this period.

Accreditation for participants is available in two forms:
Certificate of Participation issued by the Education Support Centre.
University accreditation option leading to M.Ed. (Innovative Learning).

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