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ONLINE: The Explorers Education Programme Teacher Training Course

ONLINE: The Explorers Education Programme Teacher Training Course


The course, which is run through the Waterford Teachers’ Centre, will take place between online using ZOOM and between the 1st and 7th of July.   

The course will focus on using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. It will explore methods and techniques for working scientifically in the classroom and during fieldwork on the shore. Teachers will examine a range of practical inquiry based exercises. They will integrate literacy and numeracy into a number of lessons which focus on Ireland’s ocean and sustainability. We will also reflect on environmental awareness and care of our ocean and discuss topics and techniques for covering climate change, marine litter and other current environmental topics with our students.

Teachers will take part in a range of face to face classes, short challenges and daily tasks. They will be introduced to Ireland’s seashore using short video files and resources from the Wild about Wildlife Series which can be previewed at www.explorers.ie .

 Please note teachers will need WIFI to participate in this course and work samples and feedback may be recorded for quality and engagement assurances.

Participations will receive an explorer’s pack by post, including resources materials and content to be used throughout the week, which can also be used back in the classroom.

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Teachers who attend the full 20-hour summer course will qualify for 3 extra Personal vacation days

A LINK will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the summer course

PLEASE NOTE -Access to a basic (Free) Zoom account is required to attend this summer course. If you do not have an account yet, please register for one in advance of the meeting/webinar to avoid any delay joining the session.


Please note that no recordings will be shared with participants. Slides will be shared if the presenter is agreeable to this. Please only register for our webinars if you have an internet download speed greater than 6MB. Speed test your internet prior to registering. If you lose your internet connection during the webinar this doesn’t warrant a refund (if applicable).  There are strictly no refunds from two weeks prior to the course start date. All refunds prior to this will be less an administration fee of €10. The Zoom link for the first day of the course will be sent to participants 24 hours before the course start date. Do not share your join link as you will be unable to join if you do so.  

Course Details

Course Date 01-07-2021 9:30 am
Course End Date 07-07-2021 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 18-05-2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 18
Registered 1
Cut off date 18-06-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Noirin Burke, Padraic Creedon, Cushla Dromgool-~Regan, Eimear Manning, Anna Quinn
Select Hours 20
Location ONLINE (via ZOOM)

Eircode - X91 XD98


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