We are currently working on three initaives:
Delivered with Trinity College Dublin’s School of Education, we are running a 1-year, Level 9, accredited Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Laerning aimed at developing 21st-century teaching and learning skills. The Course Handbook can be read here.
We are also offering a number of non-accredited, low-cost computing workshops for teachers in Computer Science and STEM topics.
College For Every Student
We support schools working to build vibrant and sustainable college-going cultures in close partnership with 11 Dublin-area schools where college progression rates are lower than average. Working with our US-based, not-for-proft partners, College For Every Student, this programme works through four core educational practices: Leadership through Service, Mentoring, Pathways to College, and 21st Century Teaching & Learning.
The research project will capture the full impact of the TA21 project through both qualitative and quantitative methods. The aim is to build a strong evidence base that will support continuation and wider implementation of the project. The TA21 research coordinator, Dr Katriona O’Sullivan, will work alongside schools, teachers and students in developing this evidence. The research is longitudinal and will follow 1,100 2nd-year students from 11 schools over three years, examining changes in college awareness, college going aspirations, grades and subject choices. It will also examine the effect that participation in STEM-focused CPD has on teaching practice. At least 300 teachers will complete surveys over the three years which identify the key factors that support the implementation of 21st-century teaching methods in the classroom.
Please take a minute to read Trinity Access 21's Year 1 Report.