We are all aware that Computer Science (CS) and Information Community Skills (ICT) are essentials to our students. These skills aid our student’s with real-world skills that will be required at each level as they progress through their educational journey and onto employment. Computing at Schools provides training and resources to aid schools to deliver these elements in the correct manner.

It is the responsibility of the Post-Primary educational sector to prepare students for the further education or directly to employment. Present feedback from third level educational institutions shows that only 1% of our student enter CS and 2/3rds of these students drop out in year one due to lack of exposure to CS & ICT.

Our mission is to simply get all Primary and Post-Primary schools delivering computing and coding modules. Introducing and teaching students essential modern life skills. If you or your school need any aid with Computer Science (CS) or Information Communication Technology (ICT) training, resources, developing or implementing please contact Trevor trevor@computingatschools.ie or 087-6873933

This is our social responsibility “Be Proactive Not Reactive” contact us today!

We provide Off-Site and In-House Workshops

 

Off-Site Workshop

Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and how to teach CS through Scratch.

Phase 2 – An introduction to HTML/CSS Post-Primary Workshop.

Phase 3 – An introduction to Python Programming Post-Primary Workshop.

TY Teacher Training – Introduction to Computer Science Post-Primary Workshop.

ICT CPD for Teachers / Administration / School Secretary

Bookings: To make a booking for any off-site workshops just click on the above link, locate the desired workshop and click the “To Book Click Here

NB. Teachers attend the workshop at our locations in Cork, Dublin and Limerick. These workshops are held on Saturday’s to facilitate teacher attendance. These workshops provide practical training and resources.

In-House Workshop

Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and how to teach CS through Scratch.

Phase 2 – An introduction to HTML/CSS Post-Primary Workshop.

Phase 3 – An introduction to Python Programming Post-Primary Workshop.

TY Teacher Training – Introduction to Computer Science Post-Primary Workshop.

ICT CPD for Teachers / Administration / School Secretary

NB. We visit your school on a prearranged date and deliver the selected course to your staff. Required time per phase is approximately 5 hours.

Summer Break – Teacher CPD Computer Science Courses

3 Day Python Workshop for Post Primary Teachers.

Python is a widely used high-level programming language for general-purpose programming and is one of the most popular industry languages. This language is now the computer language used by all leading second and third level institutes. Due to teacher demand, we are running a 3-day workshop in Wexford just drop us an email for details.

Python is currently the most popular language for teaching introductory computer science courses at top-ranked U.S. Universities. Specifically, eight of the top 10 CS departments (80%), and 27 of the top 39 (69%) teach Python in introductory CS0 or CS1 courses.

Python is a general-purpose programming language created in the late 1980s and named after Monty Python, that’s used by thousands of people to do things from testing microchips at Intel to powering Instagram, to building video games with the PyGame library.

3 Day Course Layout

  • Understanding the Programming Environment
  • Scratch to Python
  • Pseudocode
  • Flowcharts – Pseudocode & Python
  • Turtle Graphics
  • Numbers and Variables
  • Loops
  • Conditions
  • Functions
  • Creating Games

Cost: This three-day programme will cost €450 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

Time: 10:00 to 15:00

You will need to download Python which available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                 

Wexford                Talbot Hotel                               12th to 14th June 2019

To Book Click Here

Phase 1 – Introduction to Computer Sciences and How to teach CS through Scratch

This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement computing and coding in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering computing and coding, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • Presentation (Overview of Workshop)
  • Resources – YouTube for Education & Educational Website Usage.
  • How to keep your Laptops and PC clean and safe.
  • Anti-Virus SW, Updates, Disk Clean-up, What are the elements of your laptop.
  • Discuss ‘Short Course Coding – Specification for Junior Cycle’
  • Discuss how to align material with department specification requirements.
  • Computing – OS, HW, & SW. Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walk through.
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

Time: 10:30 to 15:30

To get the most from the day you will need to download the following programmes onto your laptop:

Scratch 2.0 Offline, Notepad++ & Python all are available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Wexford                Talbot Hotel                               19th June 2019                     Saturday

To Book Click Here

Phase 2 – An Introduction to HTML & CSS Post-Primary Workshop

This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills, and confidence to:

  1. Implement HTML & CSS in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering HTML & CSS, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Notepad++, Sublime Text 3 & Trinket.
  • Understanding how website work.
  • Understanding the difference between The Internet & The Web.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), what is it? what does it do?
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS.
  • Developing Web pages.
  • Syllabus navigation & exploration.
  • Exploring useful HTML & CSS websites.
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walk through.

New JC Short Coding Course Specifies – Phase 2 

  • 2.1 Discuss the basic concepts underlying the internet
  • 2.2 Describe how data is transported on the internet and how computers communicate and cooperate through a protocol
  • 2.3 Explain how search engines deliver results
  • 2.4 Build a website using HTML and CSS to showcase their learning
  • 2.5 Explain how computers represent data using 1’s and 0’s
  • 2.6 Investigate how drawings and photos are represented in computing devices
  • 2.7 Identify a topic or a challenge in computer science that inspires them
  • 2.8 Conduct research on the topic/challenge
  • 2.9 Present a proposal for discussion and reflect on feedback
  • 2.10  Convince their peers that an idea is worthwhile

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

To get the most from the day you will need to download the following programmes onto your laptop:

Notepad++ & Sublime Text 3 all are available free from HERE

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                                   Day:

Wexford                   Talbot Hotel                            20th June 2019                                      Saturday

To Book Click Here

 

Other Services

ICT for Post-Primary (ECDL Schools Kit)

Computer Science Resources Post-Primary

In class Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes. (Live class environment)

Transition Year Course – Bespoke TY course tailored to each schools requirements.

CyberSafety Protection Programmes for Schools, Students & Parents.

Computing & Coding ‘What’s it all about’ talks for Schools, Kids & Parents.

Independent Hardware & WIFI Audits to aid with systems Modernisation.

Bespoke School Website Development 

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