UMI Pilots flying high! Next stop Clonakilty!

Following the success of our ‘Designing for STEM’ Program as part of the UMI piloting activities with the Creative Digital Media students and TY students in Loreto Secondary School Fermoy, we look forward to running a shorter two hour version of the workshop with TY students at the Sacred Heart Secondary School Clonakilty next week. The workshop will take place on Thursday March 8th from 11-1pm. Sarah is in contact with the teacher we will meet on the day. We will also run a version of the workshop  as part of the CIT Innovation Week activities. We have 30 students from the Media Communications Department, Marketing and PR and Engineering Department taking part in this workshop.

Following the end of the local piloting stage of the UMI-Sci-Ed Project, our research team will arrange to sit down and discuss the positive and negative aspects of the pilots, what we should change, what can stay the same and how do we introduce more UMI technologies. We will need to develop a plan of engagement to ensure we maintain communication with the teachers and students from the schools names above and we will also want to connect with more schools to begin the development of broader pilots. We will also need to discuss how we are going to implement our third scenario, Workplace Learning. A meeting will take place the week of March 12 – 16th.

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