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.
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.
The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire houses a large number of artefacts of interest and relevance to both primary and secondary level students. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the education team has prepared worksheets to assist both the teachers and pupils in making the visit more worthwhile.
ESA has announced Space Summer Workshops for teachers (primary and secondary) 6th - 8th July. Closing date for applications is 18th April. ESERO Ireland is offering 8 bursaries of €250 to assist with costs of travel on a lottery basis. Teachers can apply for bursary once their place on the course has been confirmed.