i-SCOIL – LEARNING INNOVATION

iScoil is an inclusive on-line learning community offering a pathway to education and employment for young people aged 13-16 years who are out of mainstream education. iScoil was developed by Presentation Ireland and funded by the Presentation Sisters to meet the needs of these young people by using digital technology to re-engage them in learning.  iScoil is now a registered charity and limited company.

iScoil aims to:

  • Engage young people in learning
  • Build confidence, self-esteem and social development
  • Offer accreditation opportunities
  • Support progression to further education and employment.

HOW IT WORKS

1. Referral

The majority of iScoil’s referrals are made by TUSLA Education Welfare Officers for early school leavers aged between 13-16 years. Each referral is reviewed carefully to ensure that iScoil is in the best interests of the young person referred.

2. Getting Started

When accepted each student receives an iScoil pack that provides all information required to log in to their system. Once online students start with some basic learning activities and exercises designed to allow iScoil tutors assess learning styles and interests. Students are assigned an individual online mentor and introduced to online subject tutors who are always available to contact and provide help and support.

3. Personal Learning Plan

iScoil tutors will build a personalised learning plan on their system that is designed to bring out the best of the student’s abilities and be reflective of their interests. Each day the student completes work from this learning plan and online tutors and mentors review the work, provide feedback and adapt the next day’s learning plan as required.

Find out more at iScoil’s website: www.iscoil.ie