Up-skill this Autumn with TeachNet CPD

For Autumn 2016, TeachNet are offering five online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course entitled “Teacher Toolkit: Integrating ICT into Teaching Learning & Assessment Practices ”. TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best…

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Universal Design in Education Conference

Next week, a two day conference entitled “Education Across the Continuum: Innovating through Universal Design” takes place in Dublin Castle (Thursday 12th & Friday 13th of November). Design is present in every aspect of our lives, from the everyday to the spectacular, from our takeaway coffee cup to the cutting edge of innovation in science, business and technology.  2015 has been designated Year of Design, so it is an opportune…

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The Digital Strategy for Schools

The Department of Education and Skills (DES) recently launched their Digital Strategy for Schools, 2015-2020; Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment. This is the latest in a series of strategies and policy statements since December 1997 when the Department launched Schools IT2000. I have to declare up-front that I was involved the creation of both documents. So what is new, if anything, in this strategy This strategy is based on evidence…

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TeachNet Summer Courses 2015

For summer 2015, TeachNet are offering 4 EPV day approved online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”. TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet…

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Building Digital Capacity in Higher Education

Some takeaways for Primary and Post-Primary Dispelling Myths Last week, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education published its extended roadmap – A Roadmap for Enhancement in a Digital World 2015-2017 – which aims at building digital capacity in Irish higher education. This is a comprehensive document that places the challenge of developing digital capacity in higher education (HE) across the entire school system.…

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Online Courses Spring 2015

TeachNet is currently enrolling for it’s Spring Course Programme with four online courses. All our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.  TeachNet courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning…

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