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22LC 02 012 - Teaching Hands-on Primary STEM


Spring CPD Series: Teaching hands-on Primary STEM

CPD workshops that cultivate curiosity! The SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths programme (DPSM) and the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO Ireland) are now offering places to individual teachers wishing to build their confidence in teaching STEM subjects.

  • FREE workshops delivered by STEM education experts to build your knowledge and confidence in STEM teaching.
  • Use a practical, hands-on approach which links directly to the SESE curriculum.
  • Tools that you can use in the classroom or when teaching STEM online.
  • Each workshop is 2 x 1hr Zoom sessions spread over two weeks.

During the workshops you will be introduced to the DPSM/ESERO Framework for Enquiry and new DPSM activities which enable you to harness students’ curiosity to lead your STEM lessons.

This supports the enhancing of teacher capacity as outlined in Pillar 2 of the STEM Education Policy Statement.


Workshops 1 & 2  – Birds, Trees, Bees & Seasons

Topic: Biodiversity & Environment

This workshop will look at hands-on learning through the topic of biodiversity. Increase your knowledge of the native biodiversity surrounding us whilst exploring the possibilities of using the outdoor environment for rich STEM learning. From designing simple habitat maps, exploring your local area and identifying native species, you will learn to spot the opportunities to use science, technology, engineering and maths from a different angle.

Curriculum Link: Living Things, Environmental Awareness & Care (also inc. Maths, Engineering)

Workshops 3 & 4 – Investigating Hot & Cold

Topic: Insulation

During this workshop you will investigate the topic of insulation, build your understanding of scientific terminology, and learn how to bring complex theories to students in an accessible way. From insulative properties of materials, looking towards the animal world and developing your style of teaching, you will be able to confidently explain the physics behind insulation to your class, using their curiosity.

Curriculum Link: Materials (also inc. Maths)

Workshops 5 & 6 – Journey into Space

Topic: Space

Take a trip into Space whilst using STEM all the way. This workshop looks at how to use a narrative to include multiple aspects of science, technology, engineering, and maths curricula during your lessons. This not only allows you to explore inquiry-based learning but also encourages you to teach in a way that enables students to show their strengths, innovation, and ingenuity.

Curriculum Link: Energy & Forces, Materials (also inc. Maths, Engineering, Technology)

Course Details

Course Date 02-02-2022 4:00 pm
Course End Date 09-03-2022 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 20-12-2021 12:00 am
Cut off date 02-02-2022 12:00 am
Registration fee / cost Free
Speaker Una Halpin
Number Hours 6
Location Online

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