For Summer 2023, TeachNet are offering nine EPV day approved online courses including two new courses, Scientific Connections with Birr Castle Demesne and ESERO and Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Primary Teachers. All TeachNet courses are designed and developed “by teachers, for teachers” with all courses available fully online for completion anytime between July 3rd and August 18th.
Development education aims to deepen understanding, and encourage people towards taking action for a more just and equal world. It provides an unique opportunity for people to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as global citizens. This course brings together two approaches for social change, education and international development…Read more
This ESERO Ireland course uses space as a cross-curricular theme and aims to help teachers improve their understanding of and confidence in using a variety of space and STEM related activities and resources. This course is an online version of the “Junior Rocket Scientists” course that was previously offered as a face-to-face course at Blackrock Castle Observatory and Lough Gur Heritage Centre between 2014 and 2019.…Read more
It’s surprising how few people have ever seen a truly dark sky. Those living in large towns and cities can only see the glow of artificial light is visible overhead as a yellow hue. On a clear night in Ireland under a dark sky, you can see over 4,000 twinkling stars, planets such as Venus or Jupiter and even meteor showers and all with the unaided eye. This TeachNet course from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in partnership with the European Space Agency, will explore how Dark Skies can be used as a theme to engage pupils in developing STEM skills, help them identify planets and stars, understand the moon, light pollution and climate problems that directly affect their community and identify possible solutions…Read more
Ireland’s European Space Education & Resource (ESERO) and Discover Primary Science and Maths Awards (DPSM) offers you a unique opportunity to participate in our on-line summer course for teachers of 2nd to 6th classes. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to teach students the difference between weather and climate using classroom resources from the European Space Agency (ESA). Causes and effects of climate change can be investigated in your classroom and you will be equipped to lead your students through The ESAs Climate Detectives project should you wish to…Read more
This Birr Castle Demesne, ESERO Ireland and SFI’s Curious Minds Programme course explores the castle’s a rich Scientific Heritage and much of the course content is based around the different aspects of this heritage, providing examples to teachers of how they can derive inspiration from their own local areas to involve children in inquiry-based STEM education.…Read more
This course is designed to introduce teachers to the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how they can incorporate AI tools and technologies into their teaching practices. By learning about AI, teachers can gain a deeper understanding of the technology and how it can be used to engage pupils in innovative ways. This understanding can help teachers overcome the challenges of integrating new technology into their teaching practice and give them the confidence to experiment with new approaches…Read more
Learn how to develop and enhance 21st century skills in your classroom using Microsoft’s 365 in conjunction with the Microsoft’s Learn Education Centre. 21st century skills are the skills that today’s students will need to be successful in this ever-changing world and include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, social and emotional intelligence, technological literacy and problem solving…Read more
Learn how to make collaboration easier, streamline teaching and develop and enhance 21st century skills in your classroom using Using Google Workspace for Education and Google for Education’s Teacher Center. 21st century skills are the skills that today’s students will need to be successful in this ever changing world and and include communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, social and emotional intelligence, technological literacy and problem solving. Google Workspace for Education offers Education Fundamentals to all qualifying schools at no cost, providing schools with simple and flexible tools to support 21st Century learning…Read more
Learn how to make collaboration easier, streamline teaching and develop and enhance 21st century skills in your classroom using Technology is not the magic answer but rather an interactive multimedia resource that can provide motivational teaching and learning tools for a wide range of students. A range of hardware, software and online options will be explored with emphasis is placed on using technology to support the curriculum and the individual student support file of the student…Read more
Each of our courses provide for approximately 20 hours of study with downloadable course notes and online discussion forums moderated by TeachNet mentors. We also provide tailored support by email and on the phone when required.
For more information see www.teachnet.ie/courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 5252506.