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Tablets to Support Teaching, Learning and Assessment Tablet devices are being used in schools and classrooms across the country. This PDST TiE summer course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively use tablets to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

● Have you ever wanted to enhance pupil engagement without sacrificing the quality of learning taking place across a range of curricular areas?

● How would you deploy tablet devices across your school?

● How can I teach my pupils to behave appropriately online?

● Can I use tablets so set up digital portfolios for assessment?

● What quality digital tools are there to aid in the teaching, learning and assessment of literacy and numeracy? These questions and more are all explored throughout this course where there is a focus on skills and learning over apps and functions. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

The €10.00 registration fee is for Blackrock Education Centre administration purposes only and not a PDST charge.

The booking fee is non-refundable. All Summer Courses qualify for EPV days provided you complete the full course over 5 days. Blackrock Education Centre has the right to cancel a course if we DO NOT have the minimum numbers required.

Course Date 04-07-2022 9:50 am
Course End Date 08-07-2022 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-04-2022 12:00 am
Cut off date 30-06-2022 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €10.00
Speaker Louise O'Neill
Number Hours 20
Location Blackrock Education Centre

Virtually Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality in the Primary Classroom: VR/AR/MR This new PDST TiE summer course focuses on the use of Digital Technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment across a wide range of curricular areas. The course content centers on concrete examples of good practice on the effective, critical and ethical use of Digital Technologies for teaching, learning and assessment, provided to and shared by teachers. Throughout the course teachers will interact and experiment with an array of applications, websites and technologies throughout the course. They will use these tools in activities that can be adapted and replicated in their own classroom practice. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

The booking fee is non-refundable. All Summer Courses qualify for EPV days provided you complete the full course over 5 days. Blackrock Education Centre has the right to cancel a course if we DO NOT have the minimum numbers required.

The €10.00 registration fee is for Blackrock Education Centre administration purposes only and not a PDST charge.

Course Date 04-07-2022 9:50 am
Course End Date 08-07-2022 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-04-2022 12:00 am
Cut off date 30-06-2022 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €10.00
Speaker Eoin Flood
Number Hours 20
Location Blackrock Education Centre

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: Filmmaking This creative PDST TiE summer course will introduce teachers to the skills involved in the filmmaking process as they work towards creating their very own short film. Each module in this course is designed to encompass a hands-on approach to learning and mirrors the process, step by step, that participants can use when undertaking filmmaking in their own classrooms. Participants will be guided through the filmmaking process, while also learning how this may be applied to a classroom setting to support and enhance pupils’ literacy development across the curriculum. Throughout the week, participants will gain insight into the range of skills associated with filmmaking which their pupils can develop through the effective use of digital technologies, such as those associated with planning a shoot, capturing footage and editing. Content in this course shall also focus on the Fís Film Project, a highly successful film project for primary schools that explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces children to aspects of the filmmaking process. Here, useful resources as well as examples of note for use in the classroom, will be discussed and explored. Other key areas of course content to be discussed and explored during the week also include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the Digital Learning Framework and how a school may go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

The €10.00 registration fee is for Blackrock Education Centre administration purposes only and not a PDST charge.

The booking fee is non-refundable. All Summer Courses qualify for EPV days provided you complete the full course over 5 days. Blackrock Education Centre has the right to cancel a course if we DO NOT have the minimum numbers required.

Course Date 04-07-2022 9:50 am
Course End Date 08-07-2022 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-04-2022 12:00 am
Cut off date 30-06-2022 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €10.00
Speaker GerryMcCarthy
Number Hours 20
Location Blackrock Education Centre

In this popular PDST TiE summer course emphasis will be placed on guiding participants through the features of an online platform to create their own digital teaching, learning and assessment resources to support and enhance pupils’ cross-curricular work. Each module includes ample opportunity to explore online tools, discuss their applicability to the classroom and includes specific reference to the use of digital technologies in creating meaningful learning opportunities in the areas of literacy, numeracy and assessment. Each module refers to classroom-based examples of differentiation across the curriculum so as to cater for all pupils levels of ability and the variety of need that exist within every class. Other important related areas of course content to be explored during the week include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online and exploring the Digital Learning Framework and how a school might go about creating and building on their digital learning plan in this regard.

The €10.00 registration fee is for Blackrock Education Centre administration purposes only and not a PDST charge.

The booking fee is non-refundable. All Summer Courses qualify for EPV days provided you complete the full course over 5 days. Blackrock Education Centre has the right to cancel a course if we DO NOT have the minimum numbers required.

Course Date 15-08-2022 9:50 am
Course End Date 19-08-2022 2:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25-04-2022 12:00 am
Cut off date 05-08-2022 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost €10.00
Speaker Declan Whelan
Number Hours 20
Location Blackrock Education Centre

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