Coláiste Chiaráin (CC), Croom, Co. Limerick, is a co-educational post-primary college that offers full-time education to boys and girls from first year to Leaving Certificate level, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years. Currently one of the fastest growing post-primary schools in Ireland, over the last decade CC has spearheaded the integration of ICT into the teaching and learning environment. Successful integration of technology depends on student access to technology, ongoing teacher training, and a strong infrastructure. In CC, the technology is in daily use in all subject areas across the broad curriculum. Currently, the majority of students are equipped with new notebook or tablet computers as part of their learning media and resources. In 2004, CC was awarded the Dell Technology Award for Excellence in Education, the first recipient outside of the United States of America.
The school endeavours to develop and implement initiatives that seamlessly integrate the use of ICT throughout the school curriculum. Simultaneously, CC strives to prepare students for their future lives and careers in a way that promotes the holistic development of the student, placing significant value on the development of skills of autonomy, collaboration and critical thinking.
In the GRASS project, CC participates by implementing the learning and assessment tools being developed by other project partners for tracking, grading and certifying the development of students' soft skills.
A short presentation on the Coláiste Chiaráin programme of SUPER
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