Coming Soon, Summertime
Coming Soon, Summertime
03-07-23 to 20-07-23
All (primary) teachers
This summer course explores how you can use digital technology to teach about climate and sustainability in your classroom. Drawing on high quality resources from Scoilnet’s hub for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and other sources, it will provide inspiration and ideas to bring these topics to life.
You will learn the skills to create multimedia resources using a variety of tools, and you’ll have the opportunity to create a digital story based on the theme of climate change. You will leave the course with lots of ideas from other teachers and an action plan outlining the steps you will take to use digital technology to support this important topic in an inclusive way in your classroom.
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
There are five modules in this course.
Participant requirements: A high standard of meaningful participant engagement on this course is required for successful completion. This involves joining in a range of online discussions, communicating with fellow participants and the e-tutor, as well as completing a number of tasks (e.g., a lesson outline, a reflective learning log and a Learning Record). Other detailed requirements are covered within the course.
Note also the Department of Education requirement that, where a participant has registered for more than one course (with any course provider), courses may only be completed consecutively rather than concurrently.
Device: A laptop, desktop pc or tablet* with the latest version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari installed. An inbuilt or separate microphone, or a smartphone, may be required for recording audio for one assignment (only). A good broadband internet connection is essential.
*Most tablet devices work well with our course software but some older devices may not be compatible. Please do not use a smartphone to complete the course.
Software/Apps: While this course is free, the content includes examples of many apps and software titles for the purposes of illustration, some of which involve a cost. Also, the course requires all participants to create an account on a choice of (free or paid) apps for resource creation and sharing.
Participants enrolling in this course are asked to commit to participating in a follow up (impact) survey and a short course for reflection and sharing in autumn, on “Using Digital Technologies in the Primary Classroom”. This will enable participants to reflect on their practice and share their experiences of implementing learning from the course in their own classrooms with other teachers who completed the summer course.
About 45 minutes of your time is all that is required for these two items.
A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course. This course is approved for EPV days.
“The course was an excellent blend of two topics I have a lot of interest in: digital media and climate change!”
“Lots of easy to follow content and resources which are very relevant to the classroom. Lots of new Apps”
“The discussion forums felt friendly and inclusive…”
“Good practice videos are fantastic – lots of ideas to think about.”
“My personal knowledge on Climate Change has strengthened and I now feel equipped to teach my classes all about the topic.”
All participants must accept our terms of service when first accessing our online courses learning platform, which cover key participant undertakings, obligations and code of conduct in relation to course engagement.
By enrolling in this course, you also accept the following:
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Participants must choose and enrol in only one of our summer courses.