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It is well known that there is a recruitment crisis in Education, the number of teachers quitting the profession after just 1 year is at a 20-year high (Morrison, 2019), but it is in Computing that there is a real crisis.
We invited industry professionals along to Ukie HQ for our esports open evening. As well as touching base with some great industry folk, we wanted to showcase the way we bridge the gap between education and industry - and show our industry friends exactly how they can get involved in supporting the tournament.
Preparations for the upcoming esports tournament are now well underway, and we are excited to announce that you can now register your interest to be a part of the epic experience comnmencing Septmeber 2019-2020.
Sign up here to express your interest in joining our esports tournament (commencing September 2019).
We can't wait to get kick off what is going to be the biggest and best tournament yet!
On Friday, a team from Ukie and Digital Schoolhouse headed down to Facebook HQ for the fifth annual MCV Women in Games Awards.
Among the amazing women who were nominated in this year’s awards, we went down especially to support our very own Laura Martin, nominated as Rising Star of the year, Business.
The last time I wrote this blog, I was preparing for an exciting visit to Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The trip did not disappoint and although it was only a week long, we were able to see and experience so much!
As the Summer holidays draw closer, it’s that time of year for the annual Digital Schoolhouse Summer Boot Up Camp: an experience designed to prepare our ingenious lead teacher community for the academic year ahead as a certified Schoolhouse.
We’re celebrating the achievements of two of our Lead Teachers, John Stitt and Roisin Rice, who have both been shortlisted for the IT Educator of the Year 2019.
Hosted by Andi Jarvis, the awards ceremony held in conjunction with Digital DNA by the Northern Ireland region of the BCS, will take place on 18 June showcasing some of the best Computing talent in Northern Ireland this academic year.
Next week we embark on our first festival of the summer, but forget the wellies and wet wipes, we’re headed to Wellington College for the Festival of Education. From Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June, in an event which brings together education’s most forward-thinking advocates, practitioners, policy makers and teachers, we’re delighted to be joining their prolific roster which includes the BBC, BFI Film and David Baddiel.
I’m not very good at talking about myself, and yet here I am having agreed to write a monthly blog post about my journey into a pioneering hybrid teaching role with Digital Schoolhouse. I can’t promise that this will be the best piece of writing ever but I can promise that it will be an open and honest account of my successes and challenges as I embark on this journey.
The much-anticipated BAFTA Young Game Designers competition has revealed its finalists. This year’s 53 finalists thoroughly impressed the judges with powerful and thought-provoking game concepts and ideas, portraying a wide range of important themes in creative and innovative ways.