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Primary Teacher Workshop
Tools to teach energy in the classroom
Book a free workshop and learn how to use the Primary Science resources in the classroom. This one hour workshop will give you all the tools you need to teach energy and sustainability in the SESE curriculum.
We will explain the key features of the resources including interactive whiteboard use, inquiry based science approaches and the spiral nature of the programme.
The workshop can be done as part of your schools planning day or Croke Park hours. This is subject to school management approval in accordance with DES circulars.
The session will take the following format:
- Demonstration of a simple classroom investigation and the associated interactive whiteboard resource.
- Overview of the programme; its structure, resources, curriculum links, skills development and the various types of science investigations involved.
- Demonstration of how the interactive whiteboard resources can be used to:
- Promote classroom discussion.
- Aid with the exploring, planning and evaluation stages in a Design and Make activity.
- An inquiry based science lesson in action. The teachers get to design and carry out an investigation in groups and record and communicate their findings.
- Demonstration of a Teacher-led investigation and overview of other SEAI workshops and resources.
Duration and location
The is a one hour workshop and can be held after school hours in your school.
We request that schools have a minimum of 10 teachers and a maximum of 20 to participate in the training. Smaller schools in the same area have the opportunity to join together and larger schools can be split into two groups if required.
Post Primary Teacher Workshop
Suitable for JC Science Teachers
This workshop examines the concept of the energy theme across the Earth and Space and Physical World strands of the new Junior Cycle Science specification. In particular, it focuses on energy efficiency and conversions.
This 90-minute workshop is very 'hands-on' and will look at the SEAI online resources which are suitable for use among various themes of the Junior Cycle specification in particular the Nature of Science strands.
The workshop is suitable for all teachers, student teachers, and Professional Masters of Education, as it is aligned with the specification and provides plenty of ideas for teaching these concepts in the classroom.
The session will take the following format
- PW 2 Identify and calculate electrical power
- PW 6 Analyse processes in terms of energy changes and dissipation
- PW 7 Design, build and test a device that transforms energy from one form to another in order to perform a function; describe the energy changes and ways of improving efficiency
Duration and location
This is a 90 minute workshop and can be held at a time that suits teachers
We request that schools have a minimum of 6 teachers and a maximum of 15 to participate in the training.