Foodoppi is delighted to present a highly creative and Department of Education and Skills approved summer course for primary school teachers focusing on a S.T.E.M ( Science) themed cross contextual approach to the SESE curriculum.
This highly creative course will appeal to teachers of all levels of experience, who may be a little apprehensive about science communication as it provides them with a a tool kit/arsenal of new skills and original creative resources to enhance the learning of their students through the delivery of science in an accessible, resourceful, innovative, fun way.
In addition to this teachers will engage with a variety of new approaches for delivery of science curricula using themes drawn from SPHE, Maths , English, History, Geography subjects.
There are 5 modules in this course each of 4 hour duration – 2 hours online and 2 hours offline. The course contain a mixture of lesson plans, classroom activities, videos, templates, policy and planning documents all aligned with the NCCA and Department of Education & Science guidelines.
- How to Create a Success S.T.E.M Policy in Your School in 5 Easy Steps
- Doing Practical Work in the Classroom
- Teaching Science Through Food.
- Getting Ready for the Primary Science Fair
- Making Science Cross-Curricular
Our online, self paced course allows teachers to work as scientists and chefs learning those all important skills of experimenting, observing and experiencing. Skills can be practised and honed and confidence built as this courses exposed you to a new and innovative cross contextual view of science – encompassing all the content areas of human life, plants, light, sound, magnetism and electricity, martial and the environment.
A highly interactive web based course, a new dynamic and exiting learning experience awaits you. The course includes themed content, lesson plans, sample science projects, referenced materials and resources and downloadables to use in the classroom.
Interactions and discussions are all part of the in course chat forum and communication tools as part of this course.
This online summer courses which is worth 3 days EPV, is aimed at primary school teachers who are interested in getting new ideas about teaching science in an accessible, resourceful and fun manner and who would like to lean about embracing a creative approach to learning.
Each module has 2 sample lesson plans based on the cross contextual themes form the curriculum.
Learning Outcomes / Course Objectives
- Empower teachers with creative knowledge and confidence to teach science in a cross curricular way.
- To provide tools and strategies on how to integrate science in a cross contextual way and make it relevant to the whole curriculum as well as engaging students in a fun and exciting manner.
- Enable teachers to build a tool kit of new ideas, approaches and resources for the science curricula including integrated and varied approaches to delivery to suit all multiple intelligences.
- Embrace inquiry thinking as a true teaching methodology for science through active engagement with ideas, content and methodologies which compromise of core course content.
- To provide teachers with a better understanding of how to communicate and teach science in a new and exciting way that also encourages positive relationships
- Use experimental learning as new teaching tool by providing teachers with guidelines and strategies of how to implement this on an achievable daily basis.
- To develop participants appreciation and understanding of the importance of PROCESS in science education and experiential learning.
- Create basic & elaborate science experiments and projects (as skills develop) that are perfect for the Primary Science Fair.
- Ensure all content and projects are underpinned with solid literacy and numeracy activities.
- Excite and inspire teachers to pass it on to the students about the endless career opportunities within the food and stem sectors in Ireland.
- Applying creative reflective and evaluative practices uses by scientists to teachers individual professional practices and to school self evaluation.