European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the campaign with the video message explaining the importance of climate change research in Horizon 2020 and inviting everyone to light a beacon.
A summer workshop for teachers will be held in the SSPC for a week. Expenses will be covered and you will get access to all materials developed. More info on this link http://www.sspc.ie/innovative_education_practice_workshop
The Regional Finals of Senior Science Quiz will take place nationwide on Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm. This is a Members Only event. Details have been emailed to Members. DUBLIN FULL. NUIM almost full - check with local facilitator.
The NCCA are inviting Science teachers to take part in a project to investigate and research assessment using collaborative models. Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S).
NCCA Sub-committee Reports available in the Members Area under Forums and ISTA Documents!
Invent Nano is a national competition run by AMBER at Trinity College, which challenged secondary school students to come up with their vision of the future using nanotechnology.
A hard copy of the Hyland Report (The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison) at your local Branch meetings.
A report from a meeting held with NCCA on Friday 25th April will be available to members in the next issue of SCIENCE due out in May.
Congratulations to Rory Geoghegan who received PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year 2014.
Prof. Teeling's bat lab at UCD are organizing a 4-week long paid (€3000 minus taxes) research training opportunity for the secondary schools science teachers in July 2014.
MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school junior cycle compete online and face to face against their peers, with over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge Champion 2014 on offer.
The 2014 Annual Conference took place in NUI Galway on 11th-13th April. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan Quinn gave a keynote address at the opening on Friday 11th in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway to a packed Aula Maxima. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
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