Introduction to Teaching Coding in Schools

Flúirse and Code School Finland are proud to present this course tailored for Primary Teachers, perfect for those stepping into the world of coding for the first time. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge needed to introduce the vital coding skills of the 21st century to your pupils. This course features an easy-to-follow coding project suitable for students in 3rd to 6th class, even if they’ve never encountered coding before.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

The need for training non-IT staff is critically important. This Cybersecurity Fundamentals course will ensure that staff gain an appreciation of company or school-wide measures to protect against cyberattacks and their own role in the success of these defence measures.

Most importantly, it will help staff recognise phishing attacks, and, when a cyberattack has been successful, understand what steps to take to mitigate the effect. The importance of practising safe social media behaviour to prevent cyber criminals from mining sensitive personal and company data will also be discussed.

Interactive Displays in Everyday Teaching - Interactive Whiteboards, Smart Boards, Touchscreens and Panels

Explore the full potential of Interactive Whiteboards and various free software to create engaging educational content.

Interactive whiteboards enable teachers to use multimedia content in whole-class teaching. The use of interactive whiteboards enables teachers to be more efficient and effective in the classroom. In this course, you will learn about touchscreen technology, from the traditional interactive whiteboard to the latest technology that converts any surface into a touchscreen.

You will learn where to source free and paid-for interactive lessons, as well as learn advanced interactive whiteboard skills and how to create your own interactive content using free, open-source software and apps. You will be shown examples of how other teachers use interactive whiteboards to teach the curriculum using computer games, and audio and video multimedia content. In addition, you will learn how to share your own audio and video content with other schools enabling the development of a community of practice in education.

Teaching Online via ClassDojo, Seesaw and Google

This course aims to prepare teachers to teach pupils remotely in terms of online tools and necessary equipment, specifically using digital learning platforms to create a virtual classroom and using video to facilitate remote learning. In addition, it offers teachers the opportunity to develop an understanding of how to create lesson content and adapt existing content for remote learning using ClassDojo, Seesaw and Google.

Teaching with Google – Creating an Engaging Learning Environment

Gain the necessary skills to start Teaching with Google tools to create an effective and engaging learning environment that enables personalised learning and empowers students to drive their learning and demonstrate mastery.

You will know how to set up Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals, create private classes in Google Classroom, a learning management system, and create teaching materials using Google tools, such as Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Drawings, Google Drive, and Google Keep.