CESI Symposium – Leaving Certificate Computer Science

Save the Date – Saturday September 16th, Maynooth University

To register for this event, please click here

In February 2017 CESI, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), welcomed the announcement of the intended introduction of Computer Science as a Leaving Certificate subject, and we support Minister Richard Bruton’s aim to have Computer Science as an option for Leaving Certificate students by 2018.

CESI accepted an invitation from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) to have a representative on the Computer Science Development Group to participate in the development of the curriculum, a draft copy of which is now available on the NCCA website at http://ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Post-Primary_Education/Senior_Cycle/Consultation/ComputerScience.html

CESI will be hosting a symposium on the new Leaving Certificate Computer Science course on Saturday September 16th – the venue will be Maynooth University (further details to follow).

The target audience for this event includes:

  • Teachers who want to explore the possibility of getting involved in teaching Computer Science in their schools.
  • Principals and other school leaders who want to make the subject available in their schools.
  • Anyone interested in facilitating and fostering the development of Computer Science at 2nd level.

If this above description describes you then this event will give you a space to discuss the draft curriculum with like minded people. It will give you an opportunity to ask the questions that concern you and hopefully get answers that will help shape decisions for the future.

One of the aims of the day will be to invite engagement/involvement in a CESI Community of Practice around computer science so that we can help each other make it happen.

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