EDU.LOGIC gives Donegal’s ICT teachers a taste for coding

14 Jul 2015

ICT teachers in Donegal recently enjoyed a masterclass in programming skills and coding, brought to them by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and Pramerica.

The event, EDU.LOGIC, was intended to provide ICT teachers with the fundamentals of learning to code, and allow them to experience the relationship between hypothetical coding challenges and real-world coding applications.

These skills could then be transferred to the classroom.

Gerard Grant, vice president of information technology at Pramerica, sees the manifold benefits of educating teachers in this area.

“EDU.LOGIC is a good way to support knowledge development and to promote practical programming skills in the classroom. This partnership is vital to help build a more robust talent pool, and can help ensure that we will have the information technology specialists needed for the workforce of the future.”

Teachers at the event tackled coding challenges, working together and in teams. In ‘Coding Encounters’, senior developers from Pramerica presented real-world solutions to demonstrate the relevance of what was being taught at EDU.LOGIC.

EDU.LOGIC is part of the Management Excellence for Teachers programme operated by the Schools’ Business Partnership and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).

Teaching image, via Shutterstock

Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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