Our vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to develop the skills they need to fulfil their lifelong learning potential.
Celebrate Your Work: Apply for an endorsed Kinia Credential
Kinia Credentials are a set of stackable awards educators can achieve when they engage in our professional development training courses. You will be recognised if you use the learning outcomes from Kinia modules and apply your new skills in learning settings. Your Credential will be stored in a certified digital portfolio.
Kinia credentials are endorsed and supported by a range of industry and education partners, such as: Hibernia College, Google, Creative Ireland, ESB, Medtronic Foundation and the Department of Tourism, Culture Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.
Educators in classrooms and youth settings across the country have worked incredibly hard to accelerate their digital skills, knowledge and confidence in using technology for learning. We want to acknowledge and celebrate this by awarding Kinia Credentials.
You can apply for a Kinia Credential if you:
Have successfully completed in-person or online Kinia Training.
Implemented the skills in your school or youth service
Documenting the activation can take the format of any of the below:
1. A project to be submitted for Creative TechFest or TechFéile. or
2. A multimedia piece showing your class/group digital skills learning (e.g. video/images/blog post). or
3. A reflection of your learning process while implementing the skills learned.
Share your Skills:
Celebrate Young Peoples’ Achievements with NanoCreds
By becoming Kinia Certified through our Kinia Educator Credential process, you will be able to award the children and young people you work with via NanoCreds, when you share your skills from a Kinia learning opportunity. NanoCreds are credentials for young people that aim to reward, incentivise and help build confidence, as they build their 21st century skills.
When young people engage in creative technology learning they develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as improving their creativity, communication and collaboration. They develop their digital literacy skills through, and for, the use of technology.
All educators who have received a Kinia Educator Credential can award NanoCreds to the young people who developed new skills from Kinia learning opportunities, by completing the NanoCred section of the application form below.
NanoCreds will be issued in due course and can be accessed when the young person creates a Europass account.
If you do not yet have a Kinia Educator Credential but meet the criteria above, please submit your application for your Kinia Educator Credential and your young people’s NanoCreds on the same form HERE
Be part of a Diverse, Inclusive and Collaborative Learning Community!
You can become Kinia Certified if you sucessfully completed our training, activated skills in your school or youth setting, and can document evidence.