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Junior Science Specifications

The consultation process for the new Junior Cycle Science specification is now open. ISTA will facilitate consultation meeting at Branches nationwide for its members.


ChemEd-Ireland 2014

'Chemistry in Context' is the tagline for the 33rd ChemEd-Ireland Conference in DIT on October 11th. Please remember to register to attend ChemEd-Ireland by midnight on Friday October 3rd by accessing the Eventbrite website at this link: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/chemed-ireland-2014-tickets-12938390073


LOST & FOUND

A denim jacket was found after IoP Frontiers of Physics in DCU on Saturday.
Please contact: Deirdre McCabe deirdre.mccabe@dcu.ie

 
 


PDST

Details of PDST courses for all the Senior Science subjects can be found in the attached flyers. On line Registration required and placed limited.


Galileo Teacher Training Program

Galileo Teacher Training Program: This workshop, which has a focus in astronomy and science, will be held at the Lorentz Center Snellius, Leiden, in the Netherlands, from 8th -12th December


EirGrid Interactive Shows for Junior Science

Eirgrid School Science Programme - Understanding Electricity: From Power Station to PlayStation, tries to bring the curriculum to life for Junior Cycle Science students. Courses run during Maths Week, Science Week & Engineers Week nationwide. For enqueries or bookings email schools@eirgrid.com or phone 01-2370000  


World Space Week 4th-10th October

In the run up to World Space WeekCréidhe O’Sullivan and Peter Gallagher will be discussing a variety of topics including what happened in the early universe and the merits of funding space exploration in the Alchemist Cafe!


STEM Transitions – bridging the gap between primary and post-primary education.

STEM Transitions – bridging the gap between primary and post-primary education. The science event will be held on Thursday, 2nd October at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra from 6.00 – 9.00pm. If you would like to get involved please contact Tugba Aysel: tugba.aysel@dcu.ie


EUCYS – European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Mega congratulations to Paul Clarke winner at EUCYS 2014 and a special CERN award. Congrats also to his teacher & ISTA member Dr Brian Smith. Paul was national winner of SciFest in 2013 and BTYSTE winner in 2014.


Google Science Fair Winners 2014

Huge congratulations to Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey & Sophie Healy Throw from Kinsale Community School, who won the overall prize at the Google Science Fair 2014. Congratulations also to their teacher and ISTA member Shaun Holly.


Minister for Education on #edchatie

Minister for Education, Jan O'Suillivan participated in #edchatie an online community of teachers on Monday 29th September


Science & Technology in Action

Science & Technology in Action has various on line resources that might be of value when preparing a Transition Year Science programme.


European Amgen Teach initiative

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences. These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland.


SCIENTIX Community of Practise

The SCIENTIX web portal in the online community for Science Education in Europe. The Communities of Practice (CoP) entail a moderated online forum, with a designated expert as leader, where STEM teachers are able to engage in discussion on science and technology subjects.


The Midlands Science Festival

The Midlands Science Festival is a seven-day programme of around 50 events running throughout the Midlands with the aim of celebrating science, maths, engineering, technology and it’s importance in our lives.


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