Hi, I’m Jason and I’m from Dublin. I have just completed my Professional Master of Education in Primary Teaching in Dublin City University. My specialism is Scientific and Enquiry-based Approaches to Climate Change Education.
Having gained such a fantastic experience on the STEM Teacher Internship programme with SSE Renewables last year, I was eager to get involved in it again this year and explore a new STEM-related role. This programme offers teachers like myself a wonderful opportunity to develop our own STEM skills and knowledge of the presence of STEM in different companies, helping us to promote a positive disposition amongst our pupils towards these subjects and encourage them to potentially pursue a career in STEM in the future.
Throughout my internship, I worked predominantly with the communications team on the development of an educational program for primary school children. This educational program focused on the development of children’s STEM skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration, whilst they learn about ocean energy such as offshore wind and wave energy, other renewable and non-renewable energy forms, and environmental sustainability. This includes a series of lessons and experiments/challenges for teachers to engage their pupils within the classroom. I also worked on the preparation of workshops to be delivered by members of Simply Blue Group in primary school classrooms. My key objective was to make this program engaging, interactive, and most importantly fun for children, and I included lots of games and activities which I believe will help achieve this.
This experience has expanded my knowledge of ocean energy, environmental sustainability, and how the development of children’s STEM skills can be nurtured effectively and creatively in the classroom. I aim to utilise this knowledge in my teaching to promote deepened interest in STEM amongst my pupils and inspire them to take action against climate change and potentially consider careers within the renewables sector.
Simply Blue Group is an Irish Company with a head office based in Cork, but with offices throughout Ireland, UK and the US.
We work with the ocean to develop blue growth strategies globally and fight climate change.
We are part of a global movement, focused on replacing fossil fuels with clean ocean energy and developing sustainable sources of protein, while developing coastal economies with new projects and investment in happy co-existence.
This enables us to focus on future generations, create a sustainable future and be a good ancestor.
We are a growing team and currently have about 60 people working across our projects.