Sinead Tuhoy (JCT) and John Hurley (H2 Learning) meeting the Irish Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton
JCT’s Sinéad Tuhoy and H2 Learning’s John Hurley meet Minister of Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.

Following three previous partner meetings in Cyprus, Slovenia and Krems, the fourth ATS2020 partner meeting, hosted by the Irish partners, Junior Cycle for Teachers and H2 Learning, kicked off at 9am on Thursday, June 9th at the Clock Tower, Department of Education in Dublin.

Lasting for two days, the 36 partners from 11 countries discussed multiple issues at the meeting, which relate to the facilitation, development and results-evaluation of the pan-European classroom pilot.

Partners
ATS2020 group photo at the Dublin meeting.

Day 1

Workshops and presentations took place throughout the two days. Workshops on developing learning designs for participating teachers, pre and post-evaluation procedures for the ATS2020 project as well as presentations on learning platforms for creating accounts (on both Mahara and Microsoft 365) were scheduled for day one.

Day 2

On the second day, at 11pm the Irish Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton arrived to speak with the partners about the project and its progress to date and to offer his support.

After the Minister’s departure, partners became involved in workshops on quality assurance and project evaluation guidelines and tools as well as presentations on the dissemination of project results (spreading the word), and a means of appropriately implementing the project. A presentation on the overall project management of ATS202 took place in the final hour of the partner meeting.