Exploring STEM Through Interactive Learning - Sligo Education Centre

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Exploring STEM
Through Interactive Learning

Venue: Online *(10 hours live on Zoom & 10 hours in your own time)
Dates: July 1st - 5th
Fee: €50.00
Tutor: Colm O'Callaghan

Participant comments:(2023)
“It was an excellent course and it provided me with so many fantastic ideas which I am looking forward to using in the classroom. The zoom element of the course was seamless and Colm was a brilliant facilitator. I loved the fact that the course provided a lot of opportunities to try the STEM activities ourselves and this helped to keep the course really engaging."
"I really enjoyed the course and was surprised how interactive it was, I have learned loads to bring back to my school in September."
This innovative online Summer course deepens teachers' engagement with STEM subjects and explores their meaningful integration across the curriculum. Through collaborative professional reflection, participants co-create enriching learning experiences supporting students' development.  

Teachers engage synchronously (10 hours live online) to trial activities fostering children's curiosity with real-world relevance to Irish classrooms.  
Asynchronous (10 hours independent online) elements allow teachers to reflect on their STEM teaching, creating a resource bank for the upcoming academic year.  
Emphasis lies on developing key skills such as observation, reflection, prediction, analysis, and communication, applicable from junior infants to 6th class and within Special Education settings.  
Course content spans enquiry-based Science, utilizing local environments, digital technology, mathematics connections, language integration, formative assessment, SESE integration, and whole school STEM planning tailored to individual contexts.
*Synchronous - 10 hrs live online via Zoom.
Monday July 1st 9.30am – 2pm
Tuesday July 2nd 9.30am – 11.30am
Thursday July 4th 9.30am – 2pm
*Asynchronous - 10 hrs online activities to be completed in your own time

ATU Campus, Ballinode,Co Sligo.
Tel: (071) 9138700

Contact Us:
Web: www.ecsligo.ie

Contact Us:
Web: www.ecsligo.ie

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