Computing Curriculum Workshop Was a Great Success


Last Tuesday we completed our second ‘Overview of Computing Curriculum modules with a focus on computational thinking’ workshop.
Overall it was a great success and the feedback we got from it outstanding.

Our tutor Helen O’Kelly provided in-depth insight, as well as actionable and practical tools for the teachers to take home with them. We would like to say a special thank you to her.

What the Workshop was all about..

The workshop will give you an insight into what you need to set up and teach the Computational Thinking (Scratch) module of the Computing Curriculum. It demonstrates how to run your classes following TCD’s Bridge 21 Activity model, with pointers to resources, software, and CPD, to overcome challenges you might encounter when starting off. You will look briefly at Scratch. By the end of the day, you should have a clearer idea of what you can achieve in your classroom.

Our Tutor Helen O’Kelly

This course will be delivered by Helen O’Kelly – Computer Studies Teacher, ICT Co-ordinator, and School Librarian in Stratford College, Dublin 6. Over 15 years experience working in a variety of American and Irish software companies, including 3 years as a Java and XML programmer. 3 years experience teaching post-primary students Scratch and the ICDL ICT and Computing Curricula.

MSC in Information Technology (DCU), Grad. Dip. Library & Information Studies (UCD), Post Grad. Cert. 21st Century Teaching & Learning (TCD), currently a student on M Ed. Science Education (TCD).

Spoke at ICS Skills National Training Conference. Invited to speak at the launch of TCD’s inaugural “21st Century School of Distinction” about Stratford’s implementation of ECDL Computing Curriculum, May 2016.