Connect Education Community of Practice

In the 4 years since the beginning of the Connect School Project the greatest challenges we have faced centre on Training and Content. In order to make the best use of laptops in the classroom high-quality content is required. While our Teachers have created a vast amount of material and uploaded this to our Moodle Server, it is not realistic to expect that one school on it's own can create all the material required.
It is for this reason that we are developing a Community of Practice where Teachers can come together to collaborate, create and share resources. The Institute of Technology, Tallaght have put a Moodle Server in place to allow this to happen, and a programme of ongoing events is being organised.

Connect Education Community of Practice

The Connect Education Community of Practice will be launched this Wednesday evening in St. Aidan's Community School, Brookfield, Tallaght, at 7.30 pm.

By taking part in this initiative it is envisaged that Teachers will be afforded the opportunity to improve their ICT skills and to collaborate on the creation of digital resources for use in the classroom.

This initiative aims to provide Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training to teachers throughout the county and to generate digital resources for use in the classroom. Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a passion for something that they know how to do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better.

This particular Community of Practice will focus on teaching and learning, using ICT effectively in education and focusing on managed learning systems – in this case an online learning and collaboration environment called Moodle.
A program of events and workshops will be put in place and those Teachers taking part can expect to benefit through having access to Moodle, participating in training sessions, generating classroom-ready digital content and developing networking opportunities with other like-minded professionals.
The launch of the Connect Education Community of Practice will take place on Wednesday 21st April at 7.30 in St. Aidan’s Community School, Brookfield, Tallaght. Further events will be held throughout the county on an ongoing basis.