STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-2026

Today the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today launched his Department’s STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-2026 and Implementation Plan 2017-2019. The Minister is taking a long-term view on developing STEM learning across the entire school system from Early Childhood to Leaving Cert. He stated at the launch event I have set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. We…

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Show Me the Money! – Funding on its way…

Yes, funding for ICT in education is imminent… After years of under-investment in technology in education, last week Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, announced a fresh raft of grants for ICT infrastructure in primary and post-primary schools. Whilst long overdue but very welcome in itself, the €30 million to be rolled out shortly is only the start of the implementation of the government’s €210 Million Digital Strategy…

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New Irish MOOC for a Global Classroom

Locally developed online content developed by St. Patrick’s College, DCU, H2 Learning with Microsoft going global Microsoft’s new 21CLD MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD yesterday in St. Patrick’s College of Education Dublin. 21CLD (21st Century Learning Design) for educators, is a free online course that provides teachers around the world with clear and useful ways to develop 21st skills in their students,…

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