CESI CS

CESI Computer Science

Community of Practice

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.

CESI•CS National workshop

We are now planning to run a national workshop to bring participants together from all regions.

It will take place this summer on a Saturday from 10am to 5pm and be located in the midlands.

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. The workshop 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. Your proposal will either be for something you need personally – seeking support from others – or where you have something to offer which you believe others or the community may need. Examples of topics might be programming languages, databases, embedded systems, learner progression, international experiences or computational thinking…

Sessions will take place over three hours in one of two slots, from 10am to 1pm or from 2pm to 5pm. If you feel that your idea for a session will take longer, then you may propose to use the whole day from 10am to 5pm with a break for lunch at 1pm.

Use this form to indicate your interest in simply participating, or to make a proposal for a session.  You can also express a preference for a good date to hold the workshop:

https://goo.gl/XMsqHT

As soon as we have settled the date and the workshop sessions, we will advertise and invite you to attend.

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

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. In 2017, CESI welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science (CS) as a Leaving Certificate Subject. CESI members are also involved in the Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding, others are developing Computational Thinking in Primary and there is representation from 3rd level too. Face-to-face meetings in local education centres took place from December to April 2018 to establish relationships and share experience with educators at all levels and others interested in developments in Computer Science.

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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