Teaching and Learning for the 21st century (TL21) is a professional learning programme for schools and teachers conceived, established and led since 2003 by the Education Department, Maynooth University (MU). The programme works in partnership with the participating schools, the network of Education Support Centres and the Department of Education.
In 2019 the Department commissioned an external evaluation of the programme resulting in the publication of Partners for Progress - A review of Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (TL21) Conducted by Professor Gary Granville that report recommended “A Steering Committee should be established, with membership from MU, from DoE and from cognate agencies, to work with and to advise the TL21 team. That Steering Committee should draw up and oversee a strategic plan for the next Phase of TL21; 

The committee was established in September 2020. Members are
       Dr Anthony Malone, Maynooth University
       Aoife Costello, Teacher Education Section, DES
       Fiona Hynes, Teacher Education Section, DES
       Julia Lynch, The Inspectorate of the DES
       Dr Siobhan Kavanagh, Director, Kildare Education Centre
       Mary Molloy, Teacher Education Section, DES
       Bernard McHale, PDST Leadership Team leader
       Joan Russell, Education and Training Boards Ireland
       Georgina Sherlock, Maynooth University
       Kieran Sweeney, Director, Limerick Education Centre

The primary focus of this committee is to consider the findings and the recommendations contained in the Partners for Progress - A review of Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century (TL21) Report. The National TL21 Steering Committee identified the following priorities going forward:
  1. Building the profile of the programme 
  2. Expansion and Delivery of the programme 
  3. Communication and Dissemination 
  4. TL21 in Initial Teacher Education
It is anticipated that the Group will meet once each (school) term per year.