What We Offer

Support Visits

Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools Programme offers a range of tailor-made development education advice and supports. These are available to your school by phone, email or face to face at your school.
Aishling McGrath is Project Support Officer for the West and is based in Galway. You can contact Aishling at aishling.mcgrath@worldwiseschools.ie or call 086 0714145.
Lizzy Noone is the Project Support Officer for the East of Ireland. You can contact Lizzy at lizzy.noone@worldwiseschools.ie or call 086 8720879.
Laura Cahill is the Project Support Officer based in the Dublin office and provides extra support on the Global Passport and the WWGS Self Assessment Tool (SAT). You can contact Laura at laura.cahill@worldwiseschools.ie.


Doing Development Education Series

WorldWise Global Schools  have developed a series of guidelines to help you approach development education. If you are a school, teacher or organisation our “Doing Development Education” series will help you get started. If you wish to access hard copies of any of these resources please get in touch.

What we offer - Doing DE in Junior Cert Modern Foreign Languages
What we offer - Doing DE in Junior Cert Visual Art
What we offer - Doing DE in Junior Cert English
Doing DE - Junior Cycle Science
Doing DE - Junior Cycle Business Studies
Doing DE - Junior Cycle Digital Media Literacy
What we offer - Doing DE as a School Network
What we offer - Doing DE for NGOs and DE Practitioners
What we offer - Doing DE through a global school partnership


Development Education Facilitators

If you wish to invite external Development Educational Professionals and Organisations to your school to provide inputs, WorldWise Global Schools offer a DE facilitators list. This list collates a range of facilitators who are available to provide DE workshops for students and teachers.  

Events & Training

WWGS Teacher Training Events

WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) run teacher training events for grantee schools each year. This provides an opportunity for teachers to come together from all over Ireland to discuss and learn about Development Education.REGIONAL TEACHER TRAINING EVENTSCork & Sligo Trainings WWGS offer regional training for teachers who are engaging in Development Education in their post-primary schools. The day will provide an opportunity to engage in peer learning and sharing of ideas. There are limited spaces available so please register if you wish to attend. We can provide a contribution towards the travel and subsistence of teachers attending. Cork -Thursday 2nd of March 2017, 9.30-4.00 in Vienna Woods Hotel Sligo -Tuesday 7th of March 2017, 9.30-4.00 in Sligo Education CentrePlease register by contacting Aishling at aishling.mcgrath@worldwiseschools.ie or call 086 0714145To learn more about the day please click on the agenda below.  “Exploring Development Education/GCE through JC English” Training with Concern Worldwide We are also running a CPD in conjunction with Concern on the 15th of March from 12.30-4.00 in the Blackrock Education Centre. Aimed at Junior Cycle English Teachers it will explore various methodologies and resources to support you, as teachers of English, in planning for, teaching and assessing Junior Cycle English.Please register by contacting Lizzy at lizzy.noone@worldwiseschools.ie or call 086 8720879NATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING EVENTThis year WWGS ran our teacher training event on Thursday 6th of October in the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone. The training was a great success with 125 teachers from 113 post-primary schools all over Ireland attending. Throughout the day participants built a common best practice understanding of what Development Education (DE) is and how they can incorporate it into their teaching and learning.To learn more about the day please click on the conference report below.  

WWGS Annual Conference

WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) hold an Annual Conference for Grantee schools in April of each year. This interactive day invites teachers and students to engage in learning and exchange on Development Education principals and practice. Global Passport winners also receive their award at a ceremony during they day. WWGS Project support officers will be in touch with grantee schools during the year with more details on this year’s event.WWGS Annual Conference 2017 will take place on the 27th of April 2017.The WorldWise Global Schools Annual Conference 2016 took place on 14th April in Thomond Park, Limerick. It was a learning, capacity building and showcasing event for the work that has been achieved by schools, school networks and NGOs engaging with WorldWise Global Schools in the 2015/16 school year. The event brought together over 330 students, 115 teachers and 70 professionals from 30 DE related organisations to explore the conference theme of ‘The Global Goals – Taking Action!’ For more details, take a look at our conference report below.