Any ISTA members wishing to comment on this year’s state examination papers may contact the relevant subject subcommittee convenors as follows:
Computer Science and STEM innovations learning innovations in ‘21Century Schools of Distinction’ despite resource shortfall. A report on first year of Trinity Access 21 project supported by Google recommends Investment in resources and structural changes in schools required for progress.
This unique course is open to practicing education professionals of all disciplines and subject areas in second and third level education.. The course runs from 13th June - 1st July. Applications close on 20th May. Bursaries to part cover fees are available.
The overall winners of the One Good Idea competition were St. Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Cavan with their project "Showerlite". The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea 2016 National Final took place on 11th May at the Print Works in Dublin Castle.
On May 8th 2016 David Attenborough celebrated his 90th birthday. A pioneer and legend in science communication, he has helped bring the wonder of nature to millions with his dulcet tones and spectacular documentaries, and he has no doubt inspired many science educationalists. We salute him and wish him continued good health.
The top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of the class of 2015, based on the SEC results, were awarded their medals from the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland at a reception in The Focas Research Institute in DIT. Alphabeically they were:
Congratulations to Limerick native Noel Cunningham on receiving the ISTA Science Educator of the Year 2016. The prestigious prize is awarded annually and sponsored by BioPharmaChemical Ireland. Noel is well known for generously sharing his resources via thephysicsteacher.ie. He is pictured here with Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard who is the pioneer of Peer Instruction and interactive teaching techniques.
The Health and Safety Authority believes that education is the key to fostering a culture of safety and health which will heighten awareness and keep young people safe and healthy in the home, school, community and workplace.
Check out their website for lots of resources including a Choose Safety Module.