Why professional development is like whiskey

Why professional development is like whiskey

Despite the fact that I live in Northern Ireland, and have an Irish name and complexion, I’m actually an antipodean. I’ve been living here for nearly six years, and I’m proud of the fact that when I greet people I say, “What’s the craic?”, eat some form of...
Welcome Tara – Our Senior Learning Designer

Welcome Tara – Our Senior Learning Designer

Say hello to TARA WALSH our new Senior Learning Designer!!! Here’s what Tara had to say about herself when we interviewed her not long after she started. I’m Senior Learning Designer here at MakeMatic. At the moment, I’m kicking off some new projects,...
Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

Between marking, lesson planning and administration – making time for professional development can sometimes seem like a luxury. For schools, staff PD should be a fundamental policy. Ross McGill, also known on Twitter as @TeacherToolkit, sums it up well: The...
Should You Be a Teacher Vlogger?

Should You Be a Teacher Vlogger?

Teachers as vloggers isn’t a new idea – lots of smart educators have been taking to YouTube for years to share their ideas. But is it something every teacher should be doing? Some Examples Kindergarten teacher Bridget Spackman created The Lettered...
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Production Co-Ordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Production Co-Ordinator

Role: Production Co-Ordinator Location: Derry-Londonderry Salary: £18-22k We’re looking for a Production Co-ordinator to join the team in our Derry-Londonderry offices. You’ll need at least 1 year commercial experience and be responsible for all the...
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Learning Designer

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Learning Designer

Role: Senior Learning Designer Location: Derry-Londonderry or Belfast Salary: Fully Negotiable We are seeking to appoint a SENIOR LEARNING DESIGNER to lead our curriculum design process. This is a significant and senior role and the ideal candidate will be an...
Digital Youth Programme Launch

Digital Youth Programme Launch

Today we were delighted to attend the launch of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council’s “Digital Youth” programme. We are working alongside Young Enterprise NI to deliver professional development resources to teachers at 15 schools in the...
Community Organisations Wanted

Community Organisations Wanted

We’re looking for 15 community organisations, based in Northern Ireland, to take part in a pilot programme supported by the NI Department for Communities Details are here: http://makematic.com/ni-vcse/ and the closing date for registrations is March 9th Selected...