Teaching Online for Primary and Post Primary Teachers/during School Closures (online)

This course aims to help teachers continue to teach and support their students learning online. It has been created specifically to support teachers in schools that have been closed because of COVID-19. For those to whom this is completely new and quite challenging, it covers how to get started. Those who are already comfortable with providing online support to their students will also find this course useful as it covers finding online resources, communicating with students and creating digital resources.

 
DurationOne hour approximately
Skill LevelBasic
SectorPost-primary, Primary
Target AudienceAll primary and post primary teachers who are, or want to get started with, teaching and supporting their students learning online.
PrerequisitesNone

Online course availability, requirements and access

This course can be accessed in two ways: 

  1. ‘Guest’ access via TeacherCPD.ie, without enrolment or certification. Please select this link to access.
  2. Enrolled access via TeacherCPD.ie, with discussion, additional resources and certification. Please also select this same link for login and enrolment.


Technical Requirements: A good broadband internet connection and a laptop, desktop pc or tablet (with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand what is needed for effective online teaching and learning
  • Explore learning activities that lend themselves to online teaching
  • Find reputable sources of online educational content
  • Enable online communication and collaboration
  • Create and share your own online educational content.

Course Content

Four areas are covered:

  • How to get started
  • Finding online resources
  • Communicating with students
  • Creating digital resources.