Many Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development

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ISTA was founded in 1961 and has over 1400 members from all sectors of education in fourteen Branches nationwide.

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The latest news, insights, media and press releases from the Irish Science Teachers’ Association

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Eol Oidí na hÉireann

About Irish Science Teachers’ Association

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA), Eol Oidí na hÉireann, is the Professional Association for the Teachers of Science in the Republic of Ireland.

It is one of the largest voluntary subject associations in the country with branches in the following areas: Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Monaghan, Midlands (Athlone), Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.

ISTA was founded in 1961 and has over 1400 members from all sectors of education in fourteen Branches nationwide.

Be Part of a Community of Passionate Science Educators with ISTA Membership

Why Join ISTA?

The ISTA is the largest and most active subject association in Ireland. It affords you many opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) throughout the year. As you are aware, CPD is an important aspect of subject inspections and Whole School Evaluation and is also important in terms of career development – especially when attending interviews.

You will be part of the professional body of science teachers in Ireland.

You will receive 3 issues of the SCIENCE journal each year. This journal contains numerous articles of interest to science teachers and will help to keep you informed of developments in science education, new syllabi and methodologies etc.

You will receive emails, newsletters and circulars on various events being organised by ISTA at branch level, national level and international level.

You will be entitled to enter your students in science competitions, quizzes and other events organised by the ISTA.

You will be kept up to date with changes in all science syllabi and will have direct representation via the ISTA which is represented on all NCCA science syllabus committees.

You will be entitled to use the Forum on the ISTA website to make your views on various science education issues known to other ISTA members.

Become an ISTA member today

Enquiries about membership should be made to: Dr. Declan Kennedy, Membership Secretary. Department of Education, University College Cork Tel: 021-4903469 Fax: 021-4270291 E-mail: d.kennedy@ucc.ie. For technical queries, in relation to accessing your account or issues with renewals, email webadmin@ista.ie