The Kinia Academy is an online community learning space for educators. It will give them access to explore and enrol in a range of creative technology courses, so they can learn at their own pace, with engaging and interactive videos, reading resources, and options to download and discuss materials.
Liam Devanney is a youth worker for Include Youth Project, Youth Work Ireland Cavan/Monaghan and has taken part in a number of trainings with Kinia, specifically Mobile Filmmaking, Computer Science, and STEAM.
“Upskilling to keep up with emerging trends is a vital part of our job. By learning new skills, we are able to offer new opportunities and experiences for targeted young people in our area. From our training with Kinia, we’ve been able to run a wide range of STEAM activities/groups over the past 12 months. This included using Makey Makeys, SkriBots and Scratch, and Robot Wars kits. We’re currently delivering a mobile filmmaking programme to two different age groups.”