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Multimedia Projects on Climate and Sustainability, July 4-21

Course Details Summer Course

Availability

Coming Soon, Summertime

Sector

Primary

Course Dates

04-07-22 to 21-07-22

Study time

20 Hours

Target audience

All

Places

Limited

Course Summary

This summer course is about using digital technology to teach about climate action and sustainability in your classroom. Drawing on high quality resources from Scoilnet’s hub for ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), it will provide inspiration and ideas to bring these topics to life. You’ll learn how to create a climate-themed multimedia resource, choosing from formats including video, newsletters and podcasts. You will also have the opportunity to explore and evaluate climate-themed resources for your class.

Approved for EPV days.

Information about this course

Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify high quality online educational resources for climate and sustainability
  • adapt and modify online resources for your classroom
  • use digital technology to support an inclusive learning environment
  • respect copyright when using online resources and apply copyright to your own work
  • create and share a climate-themed multimedia resource
  • adopt and teach safe and ethical practices when using digital technology in your classroom
  • create a Digital Learning Action plan to support ESD in your classroom or school.

Course Content

There are five modules in this course.

  1. Selecting suitable online resources for climate
  2. Managing and using online resources for climate
  3. Planning and creating a multimedia project on climate
  4. Using online assessment tools
  5. Online safety, digital learning planning and next steps

Requirements

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 etutor, 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.

Autumn Impact Survey and Reflection

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.

Certificate

A course certificate is provided upon completion of this course. The course is approved for EPV days.

Course Criteria (please read before enrolling)

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:

  • The time spent on the course must include a minimum of 10 online hours within the PDST Technology in Education course (on our learning platform), according to the automatic calculation of online time by our learning platform. Online time calculation is not an exact science as it is subject to many variables, but this automatic online time calculation will stand.
  • Participants must not delete the resources/links created and shared via other platforms (e.g., Scoilnet Learning Paths and Video apps) until after 9th September, 2022.
  • Participants must commence the course in advance of 36 hours before course closure.
  • Courses are designed and delivered in accordance with strict Department of Education (DE) criteria and administrative requirements which must be met, in accordance with the Providers’ Booklet for Summer Courses 2022.

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Places are released in two tranches on May 10th: half at 11:30am and the other half at 3:30pm, so if at first you don’t succeed, please try again at/after 3:30pm. Enrolment remains open until all places are taken.

Important Notes – pre-enrolment:

  • Participants may enrol in one course only
  •  If you attempt to enrol in more than one course, you will be automatically unenrolled from all but one.
  •  Once enrolled, you cannot transfer your place to a colleague and you cannot transfer to another course/course date.

How to enrol:

  • First time online course participants need to complete a user profile here. You may wish to do this before enrolling.
  • For speed and ease of enrolment, intending participants are advised to login to your online courses dashboard in advance.
  • Be ready to select the link to enrol (below) at 11:30am or 3:30pm on May 10th (or later if places are still available).
  • On successful enrolment, you’ll receive an on-screen welcome message and an email confirmation (check spam folder!)

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