Teachers – PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE) provides courses and other continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to support the integration of ICT in the curriculum and help you to develop e-Learning in your school. There are no course fees.
See details in the following sections:
• Courses: detailed course descriptions
• Online Courses: what's on TeacherCPD.ie
• Course schedule: what’s on and where.
TeacherCPD.ie is the new name for the online professional development service provided by PDST which now includes the NCTE learning online service. TeacherCPD.ie is now the central area for PDST online continuing professional development for teachers in primary and post primary schools. TeacherCPD.ie hosts a range of online courses from PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE) which are free for teachers.
This short course provides an introduction to using sound recording software to support teaching and learning, with a particular focus on literacy development. Using free software participants explore the uses of audio recording in the primary and post primary classroom, Participants will also learn how to record and edit sound as well as exploring other tools which facilitate the use of audio in the classroom. Read more >
Is é is aidhm don gcúrsa seo ná scileanna an mhúinteora a fhorbairt chun a chur ar a chumas/ar a cumas úsáid éifeachtach a bhaint as ICT (nó TFC - teicneolaíocht fáisnéise cumarsáide), go háirithe meáin dhigiteacha, i seomra ranga Gaelscoileanna nó scoileanna Gaeltachta (bunscoil & meánscoil). Foghlaimeoidh na múinteoirí conas mar a dhéantar acmhainní don mhúineadh agus don bhfoghlaim ag úsáid meáin dhigiteacha (ceamaraí dhigiteacha, taifeadadh srl). Tuilleadh Eolais >
Scratch is a free application, developed by the MIT Media Lab, which allows users to create and share their own interactive stories, animations and games. It is easier to use than traditional programming languages as it consists of graphical blocks which snap together.
This course enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level. Read more >
Tabharfaidh an cúrsa seo eolas do mhúinteoirí ar an trealamh agus na hacmhainní is úsáidí atá ar fáil chun an Ghaeilge labhartha a fhorbairt agus a mheas. Foghlaimeoidh na múinteoirí conas teacht ar na hacmhainní úsáideacha seo agus iad a chur in oiriúint dá gcomhthéacs féin. Cabhróidh ábhar an chúrsa seo le múinteoirí réimse modheolaíochtaí a fhorbairt a spreagfaidh an chumarsáid agus a chabhróidh go mór leo freastal ar scoláirí le riachtanais éagsúla. Tuilleadh Eolais >
Whole School Training
The NCTE funds education centres to provide access to CPD opportunities which can be tailored to your schools’ staff needs and made available in your own school (minimum 10 teachers). This can consist of anything from a standard NCTE course to a less formal support group. Find out more>