These workshops, with specific version for Primary and Post Primary teachers, will be delivered by tutors nominated by local Education Centres and trained by PDST Technology in Education. Check with your local Education Centre for dates, venues and times of these courses all with a focus on the use of ICT for teaching, learning and assessment.
‘I still haven’t found what I’m looking for’ - Finding and selecting online information; ‘
We have moved from an age of information scarcity to one of information abundance. This workshop explores how teachers and students can be more critical and discerning when it comes to finding and selecting information they require
‘I don’t know a world without internet; don’t assume I know what I am doing’ - Ethical and responsible use of the internet
This workshop examines how the power the internet can be used meaningfully and ethically with a focus on internet safety and copyright (for a variety of digital resources)
I am ready to be challenged with real world problems’ - Problem solving using ICT;
This workshop challenges us as teachers to adopt a constructivist approach when it comes to the use of ICT. How can we challenge students through open ended investigations equipped with mobile technologies? How can we challenge students to deepen their knowledge and create new knowledge as a result?‘
'Let me express myself and my learning digitally’ - Creating and making digital resources;
This workshops explores a variety of ways that learning can be expressed in digital format – images (still/video and variants of same), sound files, documents, presentations and combinations of all using a variety of online tools/applications. ‘Let 'Let me use more than books and pens/pencils’ - Reading and writing process using ICT;
This workshop brings a variety of digital tools and applications into the reading and writing process so that instruction can be differentiated further for all learners. ‘A 'A gateway to coding and computational thinking’ - Scratch to develop numeracy;
Scratch is a gateway coding language which can be used effectively to bring instructional language (genre of writing) and various mathematical concepts together through open ended projects. This workshop is a fantastic introduction for teachers to embed ICT in mathematics in particular. ‘The 'The tablets are working for me!!’ - Active learning using tablet devices;
This workshop explore how tablet devices can be used effectively in a variety of active learning approaches using their full functionality – image capture, accessibility functions, applications, online access etc ‘Let 'Let us build a film together’ - collaborative film making to develop literacy;
Creating a film together is an authentic project based learning experience. From team building, collaboration, cooperation, story boarding, image selection, image capture, editing etc, this workshop has it all. ‘Let 'Let me show you what I have created and how I am learning’ - Assessment using ICT including the use of ePortfolios;
Do you want your students to show what they have learned in a variety of formats. Can we provide meaningful feedback at various points along the way? Can ICT be used by the student to respond to this feedback? Can we provide opportunities for students to reflect on how they learn? This workshop examines all these things and provides possibilities.
EU Code Week will take place from the 10th to the 18th of October 2015 – schedule a coding opportunity in your school for EU Code week. Better still, integrate into your teaching throughout the year where appropriate
ICT conferences throughout the year – PDST Technology in Education presents workshops at a variety of conferences throughout the school year. Watch out for regional ICT conferences this year.