Scratch to Develop Numeracy


Course description

How can we use a simple computer coding language in primary schools? The new and improved Scratch 3.0 can help you develop your pupils’ skills in numeracy and problem solving. Scratch is a free online programming tool that can enhance your pupils’ skills in logic, reasoning, abstract thinking, problem solving, creativity and much more! This practical course includes a bank of videos focused on classroom practice showing how Scratch is being used in classrooms all over Ireland.

 

Each module is focused on the practical application of Scratch and how its use can develop key skills in mathematics. We will also explore how Scratch can be incorporated into many different curricular areas from Gaeilge and SESE.

 

Each module includes focused discussion regarding practical classroom applications of Scratch programming and makes specific reference to the use of Scratch as a teaching tool in developing, supporting and extending children’s application of key mathematical concepts and skills. By means of a range of practical group activities, participants will also explore how they might incorporate Scratch across a variety of curriculum areas.

 

Other important key areas of course content to be discussed and developed include digital citizenship and internet safety, finding and selecting good quality digital content online, developing whole school assessment practices through the use of digital technologies and exploring the newly constructed Digital Learning Framework and learning how a school might go about creating their digital learning plan in this regard.

Facilitator: Sinead Herlihy

Important:

Before you finalise payment for your course, please note the following:

All our summer courses are booked on the condition that the course fee is non-refundable. Course Fees are not transferrable to another teacher. Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses or you are unable to attend the course, we are not in a position to refund fees.

In the event that the minimum number of participants required do not apply then the Centre will be obliged to cancel the course and all monies will be refunded in full.

Category Summer Courses
Date Monday 19 August 2019 - Friday 23 August 2019
Time 9.30am to 2pm
Presenters Sinead Herlihy
Code 19-1890-SUM-TIE
Fee €10.00
Venue Cork Education Support Centre, Cork
Places 12 places remaining
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