Ever thought about writing but wondered what was involved?
Edcuate.ie is always interested in hearing ideas from practicing teachers. If you have an idea for a book, eBook, digital resource or some other materials for the post-primary classroom, contact email@example.com to discuss it further. Paula Purcell can be contacted about Primary books (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions that you might ask yourself before contacting us would include the following:
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current materials on the market?
- How will yours be different? Think of at least three unique features that you would have.
- What are the current challenges in the classroom for your subject and how are you addressing these?
- Are you good at giving yourself targets and meeting deadlines?
If we are interested in developing your idea, we will ask you to submit a sample of what you are proposing – perhaps a topic or a full chapter – and this will be peer reviewed. If the proposal is accepted, then a schedule of submission is agreed and a publication date set.
Once you have written the material and it has been extensively reviewed and assessed, it then goes into production. You will work with a team that could include some or all of the following professionals: an editor, a designer, a picture researcher, a copyright clearance editor, an animator, etc. We all work together to produce the best possible resources for the Irish classroom.