Coding Pilot with Intel
Celbridge Community School is delighted to have been selected as one of 19 schools for a Junior Cycle Coding initiative from over 120 entries from post-primary schools from all over the country. Coding is an integral component of the curriculum in our school, as we seek to equip students with the skills that they will need to meet the challenges of the 21st century in a stimulating and invigorating fashion.
Celbridge CS teachers Fionn O’Shea and Tadhg O’Connell were among 50 junior cycle teachers who spent a day exploring Coding at the Intel Ireland Campus in Leixlip, with the company also making a donation of 900 Galileo Gen 2 Boards and teacher kits to 19 post-primary schools.
The training day and donation are part of a collaborative initiative between Intel Ireland, Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre – and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT).The project is designed to support schools and teachers in exploring the Coding short course now available under the Framework for Junior Cycle 2015. Students will engage in technology and design-related activities with the use of these state-of the-art resources.
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