The Eureka Project is led by the Titan Partnership and is funded through the European Union Erasmus Plus Programme. It aims to support identification and support to the most able students in schools across 5 European countries. This is primarily through the upskilling of teachers and other professionals. The Eureka Project aims to do this through the delivery of 2 training course and a number of observation and learning visits to partner countries.
In November 2017 we have an opportunity for a number of teaching staff and other professionals to visit 2 schools in the West of Ireland, to find out about their practice and the approach to work with the Most Able in secondary education in the Republic of Ireland.
Delegates will also get the opportunity to visit Galway Technical Institute the largest Further Education College in the West of Ireland.
The two schools included in the visit are:
– Colaiste Baile Chlair, Claregalway
The school actively uses digital technologies in Teaching and Learning. Most notably there are no textbooks or e-books but rather the teacher and student generate teaching and learning resources.
Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning and in all instances will place the student at the centre of everything.
Coláiste Bhaile Chláir was selected by Microsoft as a 2014-2015 Microsoft Showcase School for its excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalized education to students, using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.
Their advanced teaching methodologies and range of support to students make them an ideal partner for this project.
– Coláiste na Coiribe, Knocknacarra ,Galway
This is an Irish speaking school with 330 students.
It has significant experience dealing with Most Able students and has some of the highest achievers in leaving certificate subjects in the country.
The curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing society in the West of Ireland. Coláiste na Coiribe students have consistently outperformed their counterparts in English medium schools in state examinations.
This CPD opportunity will include Senior Leader perspectives in Ireland, lesson observations and opportunities to meet and talk to teachers as well as networking. Delegates will be expected to leave Birmingham on lunchtime Monday 27th November to fly to Dublin and travel onward as a group to Galway. Delegates will return on the evening of the 29th November again to Birmingham.
All travel and subsistence costs are met through The Titan Partnership/Erasmus Plus funding.
If you are interested please contact Brian Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to talk to you and provide more information on this unique opportunity.