Face to face term time courses


These workshops, with specific versions for Primary and Post Primary teachers, will be delivered by tutors nominated by local Education Centres and trained by PDST Technology in Education.



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.

Workshop 1: ‘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

Workshop 2: ‘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)

Workshop 3: '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?

Workshop 4: ‘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.

Workshop 5: '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.

Workshop 6: ‘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.

Workshop 7: ‘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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Workshop 8: ‘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.

Workshop 9: '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.

For full information about these face to face courses, please visit our Training section.

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