ICT, Cyber Safety & Computer Science CPD

Our mission is simple. To get all Primary and Post-Primary Schools, along with Educational Centres delivering computing and coding modules to their students. Enabling students to understand essential modern life skills. If you or your entity need any aid with Computer Science (CS) or Information Communication Technology (ICT) training, resource development or implementation: Contact Us: trevor@computingatschools.ie or Office 053-9156757 – Mobile 087-6873933.

These courses are open and applicable to Primary and Post-Primary Teachers, Further Education Sector, NLN, YouthReach and YouthTrain Tutors.

We are offer ICT, Cyber Safety and Computer Science Teacher CPD courses.

27th August – Teacher CPD Python Programming Workshop Click Here to See Event Details & Booking Link

28th August – Computer Science Workshop, Scratch, HTML/CSS & Python – Click Here to See Event Details & Booking Link

 

Programme details can be viewed by click any of the above dates.

Cyber Safety Teacher CPD Workshop

Principals and teachers have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect students from any harm that should have reasonably been foreseen, including those that may be encountered within the online learning environment.

Teachers can potentially be exposed to huge amounts of cyber risk which can, therefore, impact on the school’s reputation, harm their careers and have adverse effects on their students. This workshop was developed to educate Teacher about modern practises ensuring their online safety.

While advances in technology have created opportunities to engage students in the classroom in new and exciting ways they also present significant challenges.

Workshop Objective for Teacher:

  • Consider your own digital identity and security.
  • Protect your own digital reputation.
  • Be aware of the guidelines and policies set by your employer.
  • Don’t allow possible problems with internet use stop you from making the most of technology.
  • Teach your students about internet safety regularly and authentically. This is not a one-off lesson.
  • Teach your students basic internet safety tips and be a role model.

Resources Material for Students: Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Content, Sexting, Sextortion/Ransomware, Oversharing, Online Predation.

 

General Teacher Training – Introduction to Computer Science 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 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 walkthrough.
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Teacher Computer Science CPD Phase 1 to 3

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

This one day course will be run 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 walkthrough.
      • Binary
      • Encryption
      • Exercise
  • Coding through Scratch – Practicals
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS (Overview)
  • Introduction to Python. (Overview)

Day 2 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 works.
  • 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 walkthrough.

Phase 3 – An Introduction to Python Programming 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 Python in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering Python, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Python IDLE & Interface & Environment.
  • Using Turtle Graphics.
  • Understanding Variables & Numbers.
  • Loops. While Repeat (For) & Nested.
  • Conditions & Boolean Logic.
  • Functions.
  • JC Short Coding Course – Roadmap, resources and walkthrough.

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

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

 

Python Workshop for Teachers and Educators Computer Science CPD

Perfect for teachers who are presently delivering the JC and LC Computing courses.

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.

Course Layout

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

Bespoke programme developed to meet your needs. Contact Us: trevor@computingatschools.ie or Office 053-9156757 – Mobile 087-6873933.

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