Unlocking the Future of Education: Flúirse Education Solutions & Code School Finland to deliver teacher training courses in coding across Ireland. With the co-operation, parties aim to empower Irish teachers with coding expertise.
Tralee, Co. Kerry, 16th Oct 2023
Flúirse Education Solutions, a trailblazing, internationally accredited leader in teacher professional development training based in Tralee, Co. Kerry, has teamed up with Code School Finland, renowned for its cutting-edge online courses empowering educators to deliver 21st-century coding, robotics, and AI education. This partnership marks a giant leap towards equipping Irish teachers with the skills and resources to ignite a passion for coding among students.
The addition of these new “How to Teach Coding” courses to Fluirse Education Solutions’ portfolio of teacher training courses is very much welcomed. Flúirse CEO Kristian O’Donovan explains
“We are delighted with the partnership agreement with Code School Finland. The quality of their courses is second to none and is at the cutting edge of teacher professional development. The importance of STEM in schools is highlighted by the additional focus being placed on it in the curriculum. These courses will prepare teachers to teaching coding in schools using simple step-by-step and practical instructions. Teacher will be enabled to introduce their pupils to the world of coding and technology.”
Igniting Innovation, One Teacher at a Time
In today’s digital age, coding is the universal language of innovation. Recognising the importance of nurturing tech-savvy minds from a young age, Flúirse Education Solutions and Code School Finland have embarked on a mission to empower Irish teachers with the expertise and confidence to teach coding effectively.
These specially curated “How to Teach Coding” courses will equip educators with the tools to inspire the next generation of innovators, thinkers, and problem solvers. With a focus on hands-on learning, real-world applications, and interactive experiences, these courses are designed to make coding education accessible and engaging for all students.
Kaisu Pallaskallio, CEO of Code School Finland agrees and is excited by the opportunities of this partnership
“We have been delivering online teacher courses since 2018 and worked with Dublin West Education Centre and Google. Developing an interest in STEM at a young age is vitally important and this starts with the amazing work the teachers in Ireland are doing. Our courses, delivered in partnership with Fluirse, will enable teachers to foster an interest in technology and help build a stronger, more technologically savvy workforce for the future.”
Teachers don’t need any previous experience in coding or technology as the courses are well laid out and start from the very beginning. Pallaskallio explains the concept
“No previous experience or qualifications are required. Teachers are guided through the lessons and provided with all the materials they need to develop lesson plans and teach a coding class. Fluirse Education Solutions will also have qualified tutors available to call should teachers need additional help.”
A Glimpse into the Future
Flúirse Education Solutions and Code School Finland are united by a shared vision: to prepare Irish students for the ever-evolving demands of the 21st century. These courses will not only enhance teacher skills but will also open doors to endless possibilities for students, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and digital literacy.
Both organizations bring a wealth of experience and accolades to this collaboration, promising a future where Irish students have the opportunity to excel in the digital world.
In this ground-breaking collaboration set to finally empower teachers across Ireland to embrace the teaching of coding skills, Flúirse Education Solutions and Code School Finland have proudly announced their partnership to bring “How to Teach Coding” courses to teachers across Ireland.
For more on this story contact:
Kristian O’Donovan, CEO, Fluirse Education Solutions: +353 85 850 8336/ [email protected]
About Flúirse Education Solutions: Flúirse is an award-winning company specialising in the delivery of efficient and cost effective Learning and Training for the Education and Corporate sectors. Founded in July 2005 by Kristian O’Donovan and Tomás Finneran, we are proud to be based in Ireland, with training centres in Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Laois, Carlow, Wicklow and most recently in Ennis, Clare.
Fluirse Education Solutions comprises a number of distinct divisions:
- Firstly, the company operates a successful CPD eLearning division, delivering online courses to over 20,000 unique users each year around the world.
- Flúirse is synonymous with the Irish Education sector, and is the largest provider of online training to primary school teachers.
- Finally, the company operates eight training centres in Tralee, Co. Kerry , Airport East Business & Technology Park, Co. Cork, IDA Industrial Park, Waterford, Westpoint Business Park in Wexford, Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow and Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare delivering a range of Pitman Training and professional courses to adults.
- Flúirse’s vision is to become the name synonymous with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education and training in Ireland, the UK and beyond, and we are well on our way, expanding our customer base internationally.
From humble beginnings in Tralee in 2005, Flúirse Education Solutions have continued to achieve recognition for outstanding products and innovative delivery of training. The company has many accreditations and has obtained many awards including Provider of Training Excellence accreditation by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office, meaning we are officially recognised as an Accredited Provider with the Professional Development Consortium.
About Code School Finland: Code School Finland helps teachers and schools to teach coding, robotics and AI in a way that promotes the development of the 21st century skills. We improve student learning and support teachers’ professional development. Our curriculum and teaching materials are based on academic research and Finnish education model. We align with the learning objectives of international and national curricula globally. With our help all teachers – even those with no computer science background – can start teaching technology and future skills in K-12.
We were founded in 2017 with headquarters in Oulu, Finland. Our teaching materials have been co-created and tested in Finnish classrooms with Finnish teachers and students. We currently operate in 15+ countries worldwide via our strategic partner network. Our teaching materials are available in seven languages.