CESI•CS

A community of practice for educators
at all levels & sectors interested in teaching computing

Meetings for Spring 2019

CESI•CS participants having invented a voting system with Micro:bit in Cork, Feb 2018

CESI•CS participants having invented a voting system with Micro:bit in Cork, Feb 2018

Why should you attend?

The meetings will give you a chance to address personal needs, build relationships with other local stakeholders and discuss issues relating to the development and practice of computing in education.

At meetings we will begin by catching up and then negotiating activities to collaborate on, and then forming groups to work on those that have the most traction. These activities are to address YOUR needs in practice and might include:

  • EVALUATING resources to contribute or curate the CompSci database,
  • IMPROVING knowledge of a new programming language,
  • EXPLORING data structures or queries,
  • MAKING artefacts driven by micro-controllers,
  • DISCUSSING student misconceptions about a particular curriculum topic,
  • SHARING assessment techniques both formative & summative or
  • DESIGNING a lesson and evaluate its effectiveness by joining in a lesson study group.

Please register your interest in the group and say what you need, whether or not you can attend, by clicking on the relevant link below and completing the form.

Please also register with the centre if possible.

All meetings are from 7-9pm, apart from Donegal on Wed 7 March which is 6-8pm.

Centre Dates Centre Date
Kilkenny Mon 4 February
& Tue 26 March
Waterford Wed 6 February
Co. Wexford Tue 5 February
& Wed 27 March
Cork Thur 7 February
Blackrock Tue 12 February
& Mon 25 March
Mayo Mon 11 February
Galway Wed 27 February
& Tue 2 April
Kildare Mon 25 February
Clare Thu 28 February
& Mon 1 April
Athlone Tue 26 February
 Tralee Tue 5 March
& Thu 4 April
Drumcondra Mon 4 March
Limerick Wed 6 March
& Wed 3 April
Donegal Thu 7 March
(6-8pm)

Compsci.ie is a portal site to browse and search for Computer Science resources as part of the Scoilnet portal. It is a collaboration between Scoilnet, The Department of Education & Skills (Inspectorate) and PDST Computer Science. Any teacher registered with the Teaching Council can register for a Scoilnet Account and add resources.

Background

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) is the teacher professional network for anyone with an interest in the potential of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience for all involved in education.

The CESI•CS community of practice focusses on computing education at all levels and is a collaboration with education centres throughout Ireland through ATECI, the Association of Teachers’ / Education Centres in Ireland and supported by Google.

In 2017 CESI welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate Subject. Members are also involved in the Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding, some are developing Computational Thinking in Primary and there is representation from third level too.

  • Contact Richard Millwood at cs@cesi.ie or +44 7790 558 641
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About the Author

Richard Millwood

Facilitator of CESI•CS - the community of practice for educational computing in Ireland and Visiting Research Fellow, CRITE, Trinity College Dublin