CÚRAMs Teachers in Residence programme  supports both primary and secondary school teachers in science education and promotes equal opportunities in science for all students in the classroom. The programme has ten places available annually, for five primary and five secondary school teachers to participate with priority given to teachers from DEIS schools.

Teachers work directly with researchers  to develop content for the classroom, while learning about the medical device research being carried out at CÚRAM that will improve the quality of life for patients with chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s and heart disease. During the residency, teachers will be introduced to and linked to the range of educational resources provided by Science Foundation Ireland and to the ReelLife Science video competition for primary and secondary schools. A guest speaker will  lead a discussion around encouraging equal opportunities in STEM careers for both boys and girls and teachers will also have the opportunity to attend educational workshops with their students, run by CÚRAM, during the Galway Science and Technology Festival.

The next enrolment for the Teachers in Residence programme will begin in September 2017.  Lesson plans and classroom activities developed during the programme  will be shared with all participants and online. The resources developed will constitute a ‘learning module’ about CÚRAM and MedTech in Ireland, that links with multiple streams and themes in the primary and junior cycle curricula. To find out more information please download our TIR 2017-2018 Flyer or contact sarah.gundy@nuigalway.ie 

To apply for a place, please email the completed TIR 2017-2018 Expression of Interest form to sarah.gundy@nuigalway.ie by Friday 20th October 2017.

Lesson Plan Kits developed from last year's teachers can be downloaded below:

Biomaterials for Secondary Schools

Biomaterials Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet 

Biomaterials Secondary Presentation

Healing the Heart for Secondary Schools 

Heart Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Heart Secondary Presentation

Mending the Musculoskeletal System for Secondary Schools

Musculoskeletal Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Musculoskeletal Secondary Presentation  

Biomaterials for Primary Schools

 

Biomaterials Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Biomaterials Primary Presentation

Healing the Heart for Primary Schools

 

Heart Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Heart Primary Presentation

Mending the Musculoskeletal System for Primary Schools

 

Musculoskeletal Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Musculoskeletal Primary Presentation

Fixing the Brain for Primary Schools

 

Brain Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Brain Primary Presentation

Exploring Stem Cells for Primary Schools

 

Stem Cells Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Stem Cells Primary Presentation