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

National Workshops Summer 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

The full programme of events for our summer workshops is now available.


57 face-to-face meetings in local education centres have taken place since December 2017, to establish relationships and share experience with educators at all levels interested in developments in Computer Science. A national workshop took place on Saturday June 16th 2018 in Laoise Education Centre.

National Workshops this Summer

This summer we are holding two further national workshops – in Waterford on Saturday 15th June and Monaghan on Saturday 22nd June. We will run parallel sessions: morning beginning at 10:00 with  lunch at 12:30 and afternoon from 14:00, finishing at 16:30.


The aim will be to tackle a challenge related to the introduction of computing – it may be personal competence, level-specific or cross-levels and cross-curricular. Each workshop session should satisfy a need to work in collaboration to either learn a new skill or to achieve some outcome related to pedagogy, assessment or the curriculum.

Express interest to attend …

Using this form you can simply say you’d like to attend, and on which date(s).

… or, better still, also offer to facilitate a session

If you can, make a proposal for a session. This may be either something you need personally, seeking support from others, or for something you can offer to facilitate, which you believe others or the community may need. 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.
As soon as I have offers, I will timetable them in parallel sessions and circulate for you to express your preferences.
Link to CESI•CS web page

Link to CESI•CS web page

If you have any queries, please contact Richard Millwood at cs@cesi.ie or on +44 7790 558641

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.



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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Richard Millwood

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