Currently, CÚRAM is recruiting teachers for our Teachers in Residence Programme based at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway, is now enrolling for its Teachers in Residence Programme for the seventh year, with applications being accepted up to Friday, 23 September 2022.
The programme, which will be taking place online, has places available for five primary and five secondary school teachers and will run from October 2022 over ten evenings until March 2023. The online sessions will be held twice a month, from 7-8 pm. Teachers will receive 10 ECTS through NUI Galway's Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development, fully funded by CÚRAM. As part of the programme, teachers will have the opportunity to develop a science-inspired mural for their school.
Teachers will work directly with CÚRAM researchers to develop high-quality content for the classroom that is relevant, engaging, and practical to use. The material generated during the residency will be shared with all participants and their schools. Lesson plan kits developed from previous years' teachers, including Irish language versions, can be downloaded at https://curamdevicesengage.ie/teachers-in-residence/.
During the residency, teachers will speak directly with world-leading researchers to learn about medical device research at CÚRAM to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. Teachers from all disciplines are invited to participate, to support and encourage multidisciplinary approaches to teaching science. Participants will learn about and receive resources for the classroom including science engagement activities, science capital teaching approaches, and lesson plan kits developed by teachers for teachers, that are linked with the primary and junior cycle science curricula.
CÚRAM is a partner in the Department of Education and Skills' Junior Cycle for Teachers STE(A)M in Junior Cycle initiative. The goal of the initiative is to provide Professional Learning Experiences for Junior Cycle teachers that allow for interdisciplinary responses to societal challenges in subject-specific and cross-curricular contexts.
To apply for a place in the Teachers in Residence Programme or to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.