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

Could you organise a local group?

Read our guide!

The story so far
Fifty-seven face-to-face meetings of CESI•CS groups have taken place in local education centres from December 2017 to May 2019, to establish relationships and share experience with educators at all levels interested in developments in Computer Science. Two symposia have been held, in September 2017 and September 2019, to discuss related issues and three national workshops have been organised in June 2018 and June 2019 to work in depth.
Read more about the community of practice in the CESI•CS info-graphic poster and consider how you could form a regional group by reading the Facilitator’s Guide.

 

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 CESI-CS mailing provideds support and answers to questions on computing, computational thinking and computer science. Join the list if you have a question or if you’d like to share your knowledge.

CESI·CS List This list, started in 2018, is managed by the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) www.cesi.ie. The purpose of this mailing list is to facilitate discussion of computing, computational thinking and computer science in schools in Ireland. To contact CESI email secretary@cesi.ie

  • Microsoft 365 for Education
    by carheens on September 1, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Hi all, I teach in a DEIS Band 1 Primary School in Limerick City. Having completed Primary Education, many of our pupils go to a second level school that uses Microsoft 365 for Education. We are now considering an online learning platform for our […]

  • Re: [CESI·CS] CS uptake
    by jstack on August 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Wow this is a wonderful conversation and great to see Teachers wanting CS as a subject in their schools. I would like to say to John who initially sent the email to query CS as a subject at LC and the uptake in schools: It takes Teachers like you […]

  • Re: [CESI·CS] CS uptake
    by monica.ward on August 14, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I think around 120 schools expressed an interest initially in being part of the Phase 1 rollout. Maybe many of the 64 schools come from this cohort. In the glass half-full mode, 14% is not bad – better to have a good start than a big rush that […]

  • RE: [CESI·CS] CS uptake
    by John on August 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks Adrienne, I thought myself that they may have been more however as you said COVID gas played it’s part. I think they are around 720 post primary schools in Ireland.( […]

  • RE: [CESI·CS] CS uptake
    by Careers News on August 14, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Adrienne Thanks for that I am very disappointed that the number is so low. What can be done to increase the uptake? A publicity campaign perhaps? Thanks Tom Farrell. The Careers and Education News website is provided as a service to everyone […]

 

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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