Online CPD Course for Primary School Teachers

  Approved for EPV Days

Approved for EPV Days

 

Testimonials

As someone who has very little ICT expertise, I found this online course to be a very worthwhile and relevant one. The content of each module was carefully thought out and I didn't feel overwhelmed with information. I appreciated the positive, constructive feedback and assistance if needed was readily given. I feel I have learned so much in a short space of time and feel confident in bringing my new skills back to the classroom in September. Thank you for everything and continued success to you and all at Createschool!
The support was really great from the tutors. It almost felt like a one to one course! Thank you and I really enjoyed it.
Excellent course. Will be recommending it to lots of people.
Thank you for a great course
It was brilliant. I liked the freedom to explore the apps.
Thank you for a well presented course, that will be useful to me back in the classroom
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was fantastic listening to animated, excited voices and engaging with different people. I learnt so much and am excited to introduce what I have learnt into the classroom. Even with few resources, you can introduce creative learning into the curriculum which is brilliant. Well done! I have no doubt this course will be hugely successful in future. I will be recommending to all my teaching friends/colleagues.

The Course

We are delighted to present our Department of Education and Skills approved Introductory Course for Creative Digital Arts. Creative Digital Arts provide a variety of great tools such as podcasting, movie making and stop motion animation that can be very easy to use, are perfect for engaging children, bringing ICT into the class and can also be employed for School Self Evaluation.

This course is designed for Primary School Teachers who want to learn new skills, refresh their knowledge and enhance their learning and teaching. It is ideal for complete beginners who want to get started using creative digital media projects in their classroom and it is also suitable for those who have already begun their journey and want to develop their skills further.  

The course will be delivered on line and includes plenty of hands on activities, resources and downloads as well as offering online support and guidance. It has been designed by Createschool and is based on our experiences of designing and delivering projects, workshops and programmes in Primary School Classrooms and Venues throughout Ireland for almost twenty years. 

The course will include a strong focus on STEAM (STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking). The end results are participants who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.

What are the Modules?

In these modules YOU will learn how to write, edit, record / capture/ produce / create and share your own... 

  • Stop Motion Animations
  • Digital Music
  • Podcasts
  • Short Movies
  • Photographs

Each module consists of a combination of online and applied learning. This is to ensure that, when you have completed the course, you should have the confidence and capability to apply the techniques and methods you have learned directly into your teaching and in doing so enhance the learning experience of your pupils. 

What devices / equipment/ Software  do I need?

We will be using a combination of apps available for mobile digital devices (iPads / Tablets / Phones) and open source or preinstalled / readily available software such as Soundtrap and WeVideo . We will show you some tips and techniques and explain the reasoning behind their use and demonstrating mostly on iPads but referencing other options.

So you will need a tablet or smart phone that can download apps and that has a camera. You can use a laptop or a desktop computer for part of the course but it is not essential and it would be preferable to use a tablet or phone (smart device) exclusively.  If you are unsure about this please feel free to contact us with any queries. 

You will also need a Schoology Account. If you don't have one we will help you set up a FREE account. It's easy and we will guide you through this if you are having problems. When you have enrolled and paid your fee we will send you an Access Code and then you can start your course!

How do I Enrol?

You can fill in a registration form above or if you would like more details please contact us or call / text  (01) 452 8533 / 086 6998453

Course fee is €80 and the course is approved by the Department of Education and Skills for EPV days. You can pay the course fee via Pay Pal, Eventbrite, cheque or EFT / Bank Transfer and we will revert with details once you've selected your preferred option. 

 

Our Course is designed in accordance with our Quality Assurance Manual