Engaging Space Across a STEM Year: Primary Teacher CPD *CANCELLED*

*Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 related restrictions this course has been cancelled.*

ESERO Ireland’s, Engaging Space Course is back with the support of Science Foundation Ireland. Usually offered in July, this year we’ll set you up for the next academic year with a one week course in August.

This face to face course will help teachers to embrace the four national STEM weeks (Science, Maths, Engineers and Space Week) with teaching approaches that develop numeracy and literacy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum for senior classes. This course uses Space as the overarching theme to approach STEM weeks in an academic year. With an emphasis on inquiry-based learning, this course outlines a program of activities which provide opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations scaffolded by STEM Weeks as a motivator.

This course was offered at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory for the first time in 2019.

Facilitators: Dr Niall Smith & Frances McCarthy of BCO.

For queries on course content please contact frances.mccarthy@bco.ie


Book directly with Cork Education Support Centre.


NB This course is a face-to-face course and as such, is subject to government guidelines on face-to-face activities. This may mean that participant numbers may be reduced. The course requires a minimum of ten teachers.

Event Information

  • Date: Monday 17th - Friday 21st August, 2020
  • Time 9.30am to 2pm
  • Venue: The MakeSpace, Blackrock Castle, Blackrock, Co Cork
  • Suitable for: Primary Teachers
  • Capacity: minimum 10 teachers
  • Cost: €50, lunch and all materials included
  • To Book: via Cork Education Support Centre
  • EPV Days: attendance at all 5 days of the course grants 3 EPV days

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