Educator Get-Together

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:30
Free - Registration Required
Studio 1

Do you work with young people aged 15-25 in education or training?

Do you:

  • sometimes have great ideas for things to try with a group but no one to bounce them off?
  • no time to mess around with ideas to see if they might work?
  • have an idea for something cool that you need a collaborator for?
  • need to have a good rant over a mince pie* with fellow educators?

Welcome to Science Gallery Dublin’s Educator Get-Together: an informal gathering of educators from any discipline or background with an interest in collaborating, and testing out innovative approaches to connecting the sciences and the arts.

We want to offer a space for messy making, ideas sharing, and conversations. We’ll kick off this new series with a chance to try out some of the activities Science Gallery Dublin have been working with lately - developing a Situation Room based on the piece we have developed for our current exhibition IN CASE OF EMERGENCY — a group game that challenges participants to think about big scientific issues, and the moral and ethical questions and difficult decisions that come into play in an emergency scenario. We’ve also been making interactive sci-fi movie posters with students, incorporating recycled materials, paper or sewn circuits, conductive paint and touch boards to play sounds, so we'd like to offer educators a chance to be the learner and to try these things out — pick a theme (how about zombie apocalypse, asteroid impact or dsytopian future Christmas?) grab some materials and see what you can create! 

This is an informal gathering — drop in at any time! Please remember that Science Gallery Dublin is just as much about the arts as science, so this event is not just for science teachers. We want to promote transdisciplinary approaches to education by facilitating opportunities for collaboration between educators from all different disciplines, and from formal and non-formal education.

*Mince pies and other festive treats will be provided!