Stellar Schools program launched in Ireland
Students exchange projects via Internet

STEM~Net and Cable Atlantic have crossed the Atlantic Ocean with their STELLAR Schools program! STELLAR Schools has been providing Internet access to students and educators in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1995, with close to 200 schools involved to date.

The program encourages teachers and students to bring technology into the classroom by doing curriculum-related projects on the Internet. Now, the STELLAR Schools program is up and running in Waterford County, Ireland.

Several schools in Newfoundland have been twinned with schools in Ireland to work on a variety of projects, including an analysis of Newfoundland and Irish sayings, an exploration of historical cultural links, creative writing exchanges and the development of webpages. Those projects are featured at this site.

The people at Cable Atlantic met with people in Ireland's Information Technology sector during a provincial trade mission. They realized that the STELLAR Schools model would be a great way to help increase the level of technology in Irish schools.