Bridge21 - Teacher Workshops 11th November 2017

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Bridge21 - Teacher Workshops 11th November 2017

By Bridge 21

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:30 - 17:00 GMT


TBSI - Trinity College Dublin 152 - 160 Pearse St Dublin 2 Dublin Ireland

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event


Note: There are a number of workshops running at the same time, you will only be able to attend one of the below workshops on this date.

The workshops will also be useful for educators and mentors who are engaged in informal education through Club-houses, CoderDojo, TechSpace and other similar youth programmes.

This workshop is hosted in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute alongside participants on Trinity College Dublin's Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning.

Problem Solving in the 21st Century (Computational Thinking)

At the heart of all computer programming is the ability to “think like a computer”. This workshop looks at developing 21st century thinking skills such as problem solving, data visualisation, modelling real world problems and developing algorithms. Activities will be carried out which will show how these skills can be exercised and developed without the need to actually develop programs. There are no pre-requisites and attendance is strongly recommended for those who are keen to take the Scratch and Raspberry Pi workshops.

Information Literacy through Contextualised Inquiry

The main means by which students at post-primary and third level seek out information is via Internet searching. Many post-primary and third-level students consider themselves to have good ICT skills, but these skills do not naturally equate to good information literacy. This workshopwill encourage students to reflect upon and develop their own information literacy skills while engaging in genuine, contextualised inquiry. As such, the core principles of inquiry-based learning will also be outlined and demonstrated in practice. Grounded in the Bridge21 model, this course will require students to critically reflect on processes for finding and assessing information. In doing so they will learn about how they learn, and gain an understanding of how they think about knowledge. Emerging from this process, students will then be required to design and deliver their own inquiry-based scenario that promotes the development of information literacy rooted in their own discipline. The workshop will examine how an ‘information skills rich’ inquiry can be used in tandem with plenary and whole class discussion to create dynamic learning experiences.

About the organiser

Organised by
Bridge 21

Bridge21 are proud to offer several innovative computing workshops for teachers and educators. After participation in the workshops (details below), participants will have developed a number of new technical skills and will be confident planning activities involving digital media production, programming and computational thinking. The workshops will also be useful for educators and mentors who are  engaged in informal education through Club-houses, CoderDojo, TechSpace and other similar youth programmes.

All of the sessions are hands-on in nature and are delivered using the Bridge21 learning model. Most workshops will take place in Trinity College Dublin, and selected workshops will take place in our purpose-designed learning space in Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, which is located just off the main Trinity College Dublin campus – (see map here). Others will be run at Google Buildings in Grand Canal Dock. The workshops are subject to availability of resources and sufficient demand.

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