17 May Tech Week Workshop
An exciting new Computer Science curriculum is arriving in Irish secondary schools in September 2018. The development of the curriculum (or “subject specification” as it is described) is currently being led by Dr Anna Walshe, Education Officer with the NCCA.
I was pleased, as part of the EdTech Ventures team, to help organise (with Peter Hamilton) a workshop event during Techweek to support the important work that is underway.
The workshop, facilitated by Dr. Michael Hallissy and John Hurley of H2 Learning, featured some excellent contributions from stakeholders who have a keen interest in the new subject.
The workshop was held in the Irish Computer Society’s offices in Dublin and hosted by Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society/ICS Foundation. The introduction of this new subject is clearly aligned with the objectives of the ICS Foundation as it works to support Ireland’s educational participation in the worldwide Information Society.