THIS IS A FULLY ONLINE COURSE NOT LIVE -Available between July 1 –Aug 20, 2021
This ESERO Ireland course uses space as a cross-curricular theme and aims to help teachers improve their understanding of and confidence in using a variety of space and STEM related activities and resources.
The objective of the course is to assist participants in using teaching approaches that support science and numeracy skills in an integrated way across the curriculum for junior classes (Infants to 2nd class). School Self Evaluation aims will be covered with an emphasis on evaluating and developing Science Skills.
Module 1: The DPSM ESERO Inquiry Framework and Science Skills in Junior Classes
Module 2: The Moon, the Spherical Earth and the Sun
Module 3: Stars, Space & Aliens
Module 4: The Earth: Where Do You Live? & Weather
Module 5: Rockets & Alien Chemistry
Each module includes lesson activities, science content background and pedagogical approaches.
On completion of the course qualifying teachers will receive a CPD Certificate and will qualify for 3 EPV Days. Participants enrolling in this course are asked to commit to participating in a follow up (impact) survey.
This course is an online version of the “Junior Rocket Scientists” course that was previously offered as a face-to-face course at Blackrock Castle Observatory and Lough Gur Heritage Centre between 2014 and 2019.