Presented by: Rachel Farrell & Karen Maye
Rachel and Karen will provide an overview of the design and implementation of a pilot Junior Cycle short course on cyber security, entitled Cyberwise, that was designed and implemented by a cross-sectoral multi-disciplinary design and implementation of a pilot Junior Cycle short course on cyber security, entitled Cyberwise, that was designed and implemented by a cross-sectoral multi-disciplinary working group comprising members of the DECC, NCCA, CESI, Cyber Ireland and computer science and education academics.
Rachel Farrell is Assistant Professor of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and the Director of the Professional Master of Education Programme (PME) in the School of Education at University College Dublin. Rachel’s main research interest is in the area of Democratic Pedagogical Partnerships and Expansive Learning in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Rachel has led many collaborative initiatives including: effective use of immersive technology in post-primary education with SchooVR, an evaluation of digital portfolios in ITE with MS Education Ireland, cyber resilience education funded by the Department of the Environment Climate and Communications (DECC). Follow Rachel on Twitter @econrachel
Karen Maye is the School Placement Lead and Head of PME Outreach Initiatives at the School of Education in University College Dublin. An experienced educator at post-primary and tertiary level, Karen has designed and delivered quality professional development to teachers at all stages of their careers across a number of different learning platforms. Karen is project manager for a number of different initiatives including developing and implementing a short course in Cyber Security for Junior Cycles and using Virtual Simulation for initial teacher education. For more on these follow Karen on Twitter @misskmaye