School Workshops in the North West

The ATU Sligo team have been very busy throughout the months of November and December especially, with workshops running every week. The team of staff and PhD researchers have had numerous schools on campus during Science Week and have also visited schools all around the North West of Ireland. Over the past few weeks, theContinue reading “School Workshops in the North West”

Teacher CPD at the ChemEd-Ireland Conference

Electrochemistry is currently the least popular and worst answered question on the Leaving Cert Chemistry exam paper. But this is not hugely surprising, since it is only a small component of the main course and is mainly part of an optional section. But we need to spark a greater interest in this hugely important areaContinue reading “Teacher CPD at the ChemEd-Ireland Conference”

Our Pilot Workshops Continue

Thank you to the teachers and 5th year Leaving Cert Chemistry students at Loreto Secondary School in Navan, Co. Meath who gave us really useful feedback about our new CCI workshop. We have now made a few more small tweaks and improvements to the format based on this feedback. It seems that everyone really enjoyedContinue reading “Our Pilot Workshops Continue”

Second Pilot Workshop run in Sligo

After some adjustments based on feedback we got from our Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Chemistry PhD researchers during the first pilot workshop, we brought our new workshop to the North West of Ireland to gather further feedback from PhD’s in the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo. This time we also tested out some of ourContinue reading “Second Pilot Workshop run in Sligo”

Our First Pilot Workshop was a Success!

We ran our first pilot workshop with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) PhD researchers. They provided us with hugely valuable feedback so we could iron out any remaining chemical, narrative and logistic issues. Thank you to everyone who took part! This workshop also served as a training exercise for our PhD researchers who will be runningContinue reading “Our First Pilot Workshop was a Success!”

First Teacher CPD Workshop Run in Galway

We were delighted to kick off our project with a hybrid Science Teacher CPD and Focus Group event in partnership with the Galway Branch of the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA). Thank you to the Dominican College Taylors Hill for hosting us and to the Galway ISTA committee for organizing it. Thank you also forContinue reading “First Teacher CPD Workshop Run in Galway”