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Spring 2012 Scratch Courses For Teachers

The Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) and Lero  - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre are engaging in an initiative to develop and roll out teacher training in the use of Scratch (a visual programming language) in the classroom, funded by NCTE. A number of new courses have been announced for Spring 2012. 

Course Content:
Each course will be lead by a teacher practitioner, who will indicate approaches used in class. 

Day 1 will be devoted to mastering the basic programming steps and control blocks.  This will culminate with each participant creating an interactive game.

After the first day’s input, participants would have a fortnight to apply what they had learned and to complete a few programmes/games of their own. 

The second Saturday would be devoted to troubleshooting, a “show and tell session”, a workshop on how they might use Scratch within their own schools and how they might form a local support cluster.

See www.scratch.ie for more details on Scratch in schools in Ireland.

Target Audience:
The course is aimed at all primary and post primary teachers interested in using ICT to promote learning in their classroom.

While no programming experience is required, it is expected that all participants possess basic computer and keyboarding skills

Course Aims & Objectives:
The aim of the course is to develop among teachers an understanding of Scratch programming language and an appreciation of how it can be used to aid teaching and learning in the classroom.

More Spring 2012 Courses (updated Feb 14 2012)

Clare Education Centre 9th and 10th March http://www.clareed.ie

Cork Education Centre 10th and 24th March http://www.cesc.ie/

West Cork Education Centre 28th April and 12th May http://www.westcorkeducationcentre.com/

Kilkenny Education Centre on Feb 28th http://teachermoloneyking.com/2012/01/teaching-teachers-twitter-and-scra...

Wexford Education Centre 4th February and 18th February. For more information see: http://www.ecwexford.ie/courses/primary-courses

Mayo Education Centre 11th February and 3rd March. For more information see: http://www.mayoeducationcentre.ie/files/DOC058.PDF

Drumcondra Education Centre 25th February and 10th March. For more information see: http://www.ecdrumcondra.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1138:tfcsabp&catid=49:ict-courses&Itemid=76

Kildare Education Centre 10th and 31st of March. For more information see: http://www.eckildare.ie/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&task=view_event&event_id=103&Itemid=124

Laois Education Centre 10th and 24th of March. For more information see: http://www.laoisedcentre.ie/Courses/NEW!!Centre%20Spring%20POSTER%20%20%20ICT%20Courses%202012%20%20%20ITCB.pdf

Monaghan Education Centre 21st April and 5th May . For more information see: http://www.metc.ie/Courses-and-In-service/ICT-Courses

Navan Education Centre 3rd March and 24th March. For more information see: http://www.ecnavan.ie/courses.asp?course_term=1

Spring 2012 Courses

Waterford Education Centre Friday evening Jan 27th and Saturday January 28th. Register by emailing info@wtc.ie or tel 051-311000.

Dublin West Education Centre Saturday 3rd and 10th March. Application Form for registration available here:  http://www.dwec.ie/ict/index.html#scratch. More info available at 01 4528002.

 Limerick Education Centre Saturday 4th and 18th of February. Register by emailing ictadmin@lec.ie or tel 061-585060.

Sligo Education Centre Saturday 4th and 25th February. Register here: http://www.ecsligo.ie/files/scratch_course_poster_-_spring_2012.pdf


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