Junior Cycle Coding in Action
There has been an unprecedented level of interest in the Junior Cycle Coding in Action initiative where 175 school from across all sectors of post-primary education applied to take part.
To reflect this interest, JCT will work with 50 schools over the coming two academic years which sees an increase of 28 schools from our previous Exploring Coding initiative. Documenting the experience of these 50 schools can support the work of other schools who may also be offering the short course in Coding on their Junior Cycle programme.
This initiative is designed to support schools who are committed to introducing the short course in Coding within their Junior Cycle programme. We are delighted to have both Intel Ireland and Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre – continuing to collaborate with us on this innovative initiative.
The initial letter and promotional brochure can be found below.
Considering Short Courses within our School
Helpful resources are being developed currently, and will be available here in the near future
As your school prepares to develop a short course you are advised to take the following steps:
Step 1: Read and research
Step 2: Consider the proposed short course within the context of your school and the needs and interests of your students
Step 3: Look at the NCCA support materials for developing a short course
Step 4: Use the scoping document
Step 5: Develop, reflect and refine