Post-Primary Teachers: Trinity Access 21 projects
The Trinity Access 21 projects (www.tcd.ie/ta21) aim to support cultural and pedagogical change within schools and build teacher capacity to leverage technology in creating active, engaged classrooms. One of the ways we are doing this is through a TCD, Level 9, Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
Participating teachers return to the classroom as Trinity students for six weekends throughout the year to learn best practice in the use of technology in the classroom and to consider related issues in respect of leadership and change management, inclusive education and school/classroom based research. In addition to four core modules, students take two additional modules choosing among STEM pedagogy, computer programming, and information literacy offerings.
The course commitment includes attendance on six modules and each module runs on a Friday evening and a full Saturday. Additionally, Certificate participants complete one assignment for each module. Each assignment draws on critical analysis, reflective thinking and classroom-based praxis, so the course material is both academically engaging and practically focused.
Applications are now open for the 2016/17 Certificate and we are pleased to offer the subsidised rate of €498 for the course (inclusive of application charge, graduation fee, and complete course tuition) to applicants who apply before 11th September 2016.
· A video describing the course is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASb2AgwYrlI
· The PG Cert Course Application link is here: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPCED-TCTL-1P09
· There is a non-refundable charge of €55 to make an application.
· The 2015/16 PG Cert Course Handbook is available here: https://www.tcd.ie/Education/courses/cpd/PGCertHandbook1516_DRAFT.pdf