The Teachers in Residence Programme has been running since 2016. During the residency, teachers speak directly with world-leading researchers to learn about medical device research at CÚRAM to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses. Teachers from all disciplines are invited to participate, to support and encourage multidisciplinary approaches to teaching science. Participants learn about and receive resources for the classroom including science engagement activities, science capital teaching approaches, and lesson plan kits developed by teachers for teachers, that are linked with the primary and junior cycle science curricula.
The programme is open to five primary and five secondary school teachers and runs for 10 sessions from October to March each year. Participating teachers receive 10 ECTS through NUI Galway’s Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development, fully funded by CÚRAM. As part of the programme, teachers have the opportunity to develop a science-inspired mural for their school.
Teachers work directly with CÚRAM researchers to develop high-quality content for the classroom that is relevant, engaging, and practical to use. The material generated during the residency is shared with all participants and their schools. Lesson plan kits developed from previous years’ teachers, including Irish language versions, can be downloaded using the links below.
CÚRAM is a partner in the Department of Education and Skills’ Junior Cycle for Teachers STE(A)M in Junior Cycle initiative. The goal of the initiative is to provide Professional Learning Experiences for Junior Cycle teachers that allow for interdisciplinary responses to societal challenges in subject-specific and cross-curricular contexts.
To apply for a place in the Teachers in Residence Programme or to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.