Events

3-Day Computing Workshop For Teachers/Educators

3-Day Computing Workshop For Teachers/Educators

We have a three day digital media and computing workshop for teachers and educators coming up in August (16th-18th). The workshops covers: Digital Media and an Intorduction to the Bridge21 Model Introduction to Programming through animation (Scratch 1) Intermediate programming through Game Design (Scratch 2) Total cost for the three days is €39.99     […]

WCCE 2017

WCCE 2017

The World Conference on Computers in Education will be held in Dublin Castle from July 2nd to 6th. Several members of the Bridge21 team will be presenting their research this year. On Sunday July 2nd, Sharon Kearney will be talking about “Shakespeare, Tablets, and Bridge21: A 21C Approach to Engage Students in English”. On Monday […]

CESI 2017

The 2017 CESI conference will take place in DCU on Saturday March 4th. Professor Brendan Tangney from Bridge21 will give a keynote speech and several members of the Bridge21 team will be giving talks or running workshops during the day. There will be a lot going on and it’ll be a fun and interesting day […]


Teacher Computing Workshops

Teacher Computing Workshops

Bridge21 are proud to offer several innovative computing workshops for teachers and educators. This is part of a Google funded initiative. After participation in the workshops (details below), participants will have developed a number of new technical skills and will be confident planning activities involving digital media production, programming and computational thinking. The workshops will […]

Chips@School Ireland

Chips@School Ireland

Note: This article is a reposting of an article posted on the Trinity Research & Innovation website and in Infineons internal eMag magazine: Original Article @ TCD In 2012 the Chips@School programme was established in Munich as an idea competition for students of the 8th grade onwards (roughly 13 years old) where the students come […]

Bridge21 TY Graduation 2016

Bridge21 TY Graduation 2016

250 students participated in the Bridge21 TY graduation ceremony on Wednesday 18th May in the Old Dining Hall in Trinity College.  Along with teachers, parents and representatives from TCD, they came together to recognise and celebrate their great work and achievements at Bridge21 throughout the past year. Dr Rónán Smith from the School of Computer Science […]


Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Based in Trinity College Dublin, the Trinity Access 21 projects (www.tcd.ie/ta21) aim to support cultural and pedagogical change and build teacher capacity to leverage technology in creating active, engaged classrooms. One of the ways we are doing this is through a TCD, Level 9, Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning (part-time). If you’re […]

Technology & Innovative History Teaching & 1641 Depositions Website launch

Technology & Innovative History Teaching & 1641 Depositions Website launch

Seminar – Technology & Innovative Ways to Teach History & Launch of the 1641 Depositions Bridge21 Website Tuesday the 31st March 2015,  Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin   11.00  Welcome and Introductions – Brendan Tangney Brendan Tangney is co-director of Trinity’s Centre for Research in IT in Education and is Academic Director of the Bridge21 project which […]

Bridge22!

Bridge22!

Bridge21 is delighted to announce the opening of a new flexible learning space here in Oriel House. In December 2014, the Provost, Patrick Prendergast, officially opened the new space (and cut the ceremonial ribbon). The Provost has been a great supporter of Bridge21 over the years and we are delighted he was able to help […]


TA21 Launch with David Putnam and the Tánaiste

TA21 Launch with David Putnam and the Tánaiste

Bridge21 and TAP took over the Convention Centre Dublin on Tuesday November 18th for the launch of the ‘Trinity Access 21 College for Every Student’ mentoring programme. This event saw more than 1,200 second level students from 11 Dublin schools, 320 volunteer mentors, project patron David Puttnam and project sponsors Google all on hand to […]

Mentoring at Bridge21

Mentoring at Bridge21

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference? Do you like working with teenagers and having fun? Wondering how to put some free time to good use? Are you looking to learn new competencies and gain real hands-on experience in leadership? Bridge21 seeks to bring together a diverse team of mentors with a broad range […]

Bridge21 @ The Web Summit

Bridge21 @ The Web Summit

Bridge21 is going to the Web Summit! The Web Summit, in conjunction with the US Embassy in Dublin, has set up the Good Ideas Initiative. This is an opportunity for innovative social entreprise charities and organisations to attend and exhibit at the Web Submit and for some to present to the 20,000 attendees this year. […]


History Week: August 11th - 15th

History Week: August 11th – 15th

History Teachers! History week at Bridge21 will entail two days of teacher activities followed by three days of piloting activities with TY volunteers. On Monday teachers will take part in a Bridge21 history activity, Tuesday will be spent designing and honing further activities and then Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be spent piloting these activities […]

TY Graduation 2014

TY Graduation 2014

250 students participated in the Bridge21 TY graduation ceremony on Thursday 8th May in the Old Dining Hall in Trinity College.  Along with teachers, parents and representatives from TCD, they came together to recognise and celebrate their great work and achievements at Bridge21 throughout the past year. Our keynote speaker was Dr Joseph Roche from […]

NDS - Bridge21

NDS – Bridge21

The National Digital Strategy is a government initiative which aims to get more people using the internet and making better use of digital technology. This applies to many areas of life in Ireland from agriculture to medicine and from socialising and community to education. There is more information about the strategy on the NDS website. […]


An Introduction to the Raspberry Pi @ CESI

An Introduction to the Raspberry Pi @ CESI

You are welcome to join us for a brief introduction to the Raspberry Pi at the upcoming CESI conference (Sat. 1st March 2014). This will be a sneak peek for the full day workshop that Bridge21 are offering as part of a suite of CPD workshops for teachers to help assist them in teaching CS topics, such […]

English, Maths and History Workshops for teachers

English, Maths and History Workshops for teachers

Bridge21 are delighted to announce a series of CPD workshops for teachers during February midterm break 2014. These initial workshops will be part of an overall programme of CPD which aims to encourage school-based teams of subject teachers to engage in a co-design approach to the development and implementation of technology-mediated learning activities. The activities […]

Computing Workshops For Teachers

Computing Workshops For Teachers

Please note that this information is now out of date, for the latest please go to the Computing Workshop page. Bridge21 are proud to roll out several innovative computing workshops for teachers and educators, these will be delivered to those interested across Ireland over the next 3 years (see below for workshop descriptions). This is […]


Educate Together Second Level Research

Educate Together Second Level Research

Educate Together will be opening the doors to their first Second-Level schools in September 2014.  As part of the extensive preparation for this, two workshops were run to pilot integrated, cross-curricular approaches to learning with students in the Junior Cycle age range, and to see how they and their teachers viewed the experience. The first […]

FÉILTE - World Teachers Day

FÉILTE – World Teachers Day

World Teachers Day takes place on October 5th and, to mark the occasion, the Teaching Council will host FÉILTE (the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. It is set to be an exciting and inspiring event where teachers can celebrate the best of their own practice, share ideas […]

Project Maths @ Science Gallery

Project Maths @ Science Gallery

The Bridge21 model of technology-mediated, collaborative learning is ideally suited to the philosophy of Project Maths, providing a realistic, contextualized, problem-based approach to learning mathematics. Designed by Bridge21 in collaboration with RISK LAB researcher Jessica Stanley, this one day workshop will give teachers hands on experience in a number of Bridge21-style maths learning activities. These […]


Bridge21 Maths Teacher Workshop

Bridge21 Maths Teacher Workshop

We are running a 1-day Project Maths workshop for teachers. The session will give teachers hands on experience in a number of  Bridge21-style Maths learning activities.  These activities, suitable for 1st to 4th year students, have been developed and tested here in Trinity College Dublin. We will be using a number of off-the-shelf teaching tools […]

Scratch for Teachers

Scratch for Teachers

We are running a 1-day Scratch workshop for teachers. Scratch is a software application for beginners interested in computer programming. Students can quickly learn the skills required to create simple animations and games you can really play! It is a powerful learning tool and has applications across many STEM subjects. The 1-day workshop will introduce […]

Game @ Science Gallery

Game @ Science Gallery

Would you like to play a game? Or better still, invent a new one? Our friends over at the Science Gallery have put together a brilliant interactive exhibition full of  new games, new versions of classic games and, best of all, the chance to play them yourself. One of the innovative game systems included in […]