November 2015 Teacher Training at CIT with Exploring Electronics

De-Mystifying Electronics at Secondary School Level

REPRO FREE De-Mystifying Electronics at Secondary School Level In the 11th year of cooperation between UCC and the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology, 20 Professional Diploma in Education student teachers and Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) teachers pictured receiving Certificates of Achievement after completing a 5-week introductory course to electronics. With significant backing from the Electronics and Microelectronics industry locally and nationally and in particular from CEIA.ie, Cork’s Technology Network, the training programme is based on the ‘Exploring Electronics’ Transition Year Module developed at CIT and is aimed at de-mystifying electronics in the Second Level Class room. It introduces the theory and practice of Electronics Circuit design using practical teaching aids and concise lessons. The module includes links with the Junior and Certificate Science Curriculum and aims to provide a useful resource that will support teachers who want to introduce their students to electronics in a very practical way. Valerie Cowman, Chairperson of the CEIA Skills Group said, “We are delighted to support this initiative and thank our member companies who sponsor this course. Teachers can have a great influence in the lives of their students and this Transition Year course will give students an appreciation of the role of electronics in everyday life. The course will also give teachers the tool kit to support a Transition Year electronics module”. The course is made possible by the ongoing cooperation between Dr Declan Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCC, Dr Joe Connell and John Harrington of the Department of Electronic Engineering at CIT, Dr Eamon Connolly, CEIA and Second-Level Physics teachers Rosemarie Ferriter, Simon Hill and Sean Finn. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision For further information please contact: Dr Eamon Connolly www.ceia.ie tel: 086.2228339 email: connollye@ceia.ie

In the 11th year of cooperation between UCC and the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology, 20 Professional Diploma in Education student teachers and Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) teachers, have received Certificates of Achievement after completing a 5-week introductory course to Electronics.

With significant backing from the Electronics and Microelectronics industry locally and nationally and in particular from CEIA.ie, Cork’s Technology Network, the training programme is based on the ‘Exploring Electronics’ Transition Year Module developed at CIT and is aimed at de-mystifying electronics in the Second Level Class room.  It introduces the theory and practice of Electronics Circuit design using practical teaching aids and concise lessons.  The module includes links with the Junior Certificate Science Curriculum and aims to provide a useful resource that will support teachers who want to introduce their students to Electronics and Physics in a very practical way.

Valerie Cowman, Chairperson of the CEIA Skills Group said, “We are delighted to support this initiative and thank our member companies who sponsor this course. Teachers can have a great influence in the lives of their students and this Transition Year course will give students an appreciation of the role of electronics in everyday life. The course will also give teachers the tool kit to support a Transition Year electronics module”.

The course is made possible by the ongoing cooperation between Dr Declan Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCC, Dr Joe Connell and John Harrington of the Department of Electronic Engineering at CIT, Dr Eamon Connolly, CEIA and Second-Level Physics teachers Rosemarie Ferriter, Simon Hill and Sean Finn.

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November 2015 Business Briefing

The Nimbus Centre, CIT, Bishopstown is the location for our November 2015 business briefing titled:

“CIT and Cork’s Technology Companies: Opportunities for Synergy”                

on Wednesday Nov 11th at 6.30pm

Our hosts for the evening are:

Gerard O'Donovan

 

Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty of Business & Humanities  

       

               

Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science

 

 

The briefing with address the following topics:

  • Honest assessment of the quality of links that exist today
  • Ideas around how stronger & more beneficial links can be forged
  • What would the characteristics of good co-operation look like?
  • What does CIT offer?
  • What would CIT like to get from industry?
  • Types of links:  co-op placement; graduate placement; work-experience; guest lecturers; sponsorship of CIT activities/labs/buildings etc.
  • New course development in line with industry requirements

After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity with light refreshments served.

The CEIA would like to thank Gerard & Michael plus their team at CIT/Nimbus for affording the time to talk with us and for hosting the event on site.

To register please contact us by Email: info@ceia.ie

To get directions, please go to Nimbus Centre page on Google Places.