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How to Teach Coding - Schools

Primary Teacher EPV Course €79

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Get ready to bring coding into your classroom with our DES-certified EPV course. Whether you're new to teaching or an experienced educator, this course will guide you in teaching coding effectively. Join us to make learning engaging and future-ready for your students!

  • Online
  • DES Approved
  • Expert advice
  • Self Paced
  • 10 Hours Online, 10 Hours Offline
  • Step-by-Step Guides
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Drumcondra Education Centre
Department of Education

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  • Introduction to Coding and Its Importance
    Course Introduction
    Course Outline
    Understanding Coding Fundamentals
    Understanding what coding is
    Coding in Education
    The Role of Coding in Education
    Engaging Coding Projects
    Key Takeaways & Assessment
    Introduction to Coding and Its Importance - Key Takeaways
    Module 1 Assessment
  • Fundamental Coding Concepts
    Basics of Programming
    Basic Programming Terminology and Concepts
    Introduction to Scratch
    Coding Technologies & An Introduction to Scratch
    Getting Started with Scratch
    Basic Programming Concepts using Scratch
    Key Takeaways & Assessment
    Fundamental Coding Concepts - Key Takeaways
    Module 2 Assessment
  • Teaching Methodologies for Coding
    Teaching a Coding Lesson
    Teaching Methods for Coding
    Teaching a Lesson
    Integration and Collaboration
    Differentiating Instruction
    Collaborative Coding Activities
    Key Takeaways & Assessment
    Teaching Methodologies for Coding - Key Takeaways
    Module 3 Assessment
  • Classroom Resources and Management
    Resources and Equipment
    Lessons and Resource Sourcing
    The Digital Skills Curriculum
    Classroom Equipment
    Evaluation Techniques
    Assessing Student Progress
    Providing Constructive Feedback
    Key Takeaways & Assessment
    Classroom Management and Resources - Key Takeaways
    Module 4 Assessment
  • Hands-on Coding Projects
    Hands-on Coding Projects
    Unplugged Lesson
    Giving Instructions!
    Bee-Bot Lesson
    Introducing Bee-Bots
    Scratch Jr
    Introduction to Scratch Jr.
    Paddle Ball Game
    Microbit Tutorial
    Microbit Step Counter
    HTML & CSS
    HTML Basic Elements
    Introduction to JavaScript
    Course Wrap Up
    Course Wrap Up
This course is designed to equip educators with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach coding effectively. The course will be open on July 1st.

How teachers rated this course


(Based on 56 reviews)



Aoife O'Connor Scoil Colmcille Naofa

Very thorough course on teaching coding at primary school level. Excellent instructor and clear content. Would definitely recommend this course to other teachers

Barry Gleeson Gort National School

A fantastic course that makes an area that is so confusing initially to be easily understood. There will be so many jobs in IT and coding and computer programming in the future and it is very important that we, as educators, realise this. I would highly recommend.

Brian Delaney

Excellent course. If you know little or nothing about coding then this is the course for you.The course will take you through the basics, how to teach it and how to actually code yourself.Great asset for any primary teacher.

Catherine O'Keeffe S N Inis Eoghanain

While I would love to hear about the costs I believe that the Department of Education should be subsidising these programmes if they are serious about coding.

Cliona Doyle Stamullen N S

Very helpful, informative course.Excellent content that was clear and easy to follow and understand

Clodagh Catterson

Absolutely loved this course, so engaging and interactive!

Catherine O'Brien Rush Library

Easy to follow content and easy to use.Everyone will like it.

Patricia Conroy Rush Library

Concise , interesting and Fun

Donna Duane Muire Mixed Howth

Very informative & clear instructions given on how to code with a primary school class. Thanks!

Ella Houlihan Meánscoil Iognáid Ris

This is a very quick and easy to follow introductory course to using scratch.

Emma Booth Hansfield Educate Together National School

Lots of fun! Directions were clear and easy to follow.Good mix of instruction and engaging in activities.Opportunities to try out what is being shown and to explore yourself.

Hannah McCabe Sandford Parish National School

Excellent course! Went through the basics of scratch! I feel very comfortable to now teach coding in the classroom

Jason Keelan St Patricks Ns

Does even more than just Scratch the surface!! Well worth it!

loraine kiely St Oliver Plunketts Ns

Fantastic course.Very detailed. User friendly. Like the idea of the videos.

Maeve Murphy St Josephs Convent NS

The course was simple concise and to the point. Nice opportunity to practice also.Coding is something we should all be upskilling on.

Mark O Connor

Very informative and helps prepare teachers who would like to take on coding.

Megan Kelly N S Drakestown

An excellent course that gave an example of coding programmes that primary aged pupils could use and enjoy. The focus on the practicalities around using these programmes in a classroom environment was useful too, in terms of teaching coding, how to best prepare for a lesson and overcoming shortfalls such as a lack of devices.I would reccomend this course for any teacher who is interested in teaching coding in the classroom.

Michelle Burke Scoil Chormaic Cns

This course was very informative and enjoyable. I'd recommend it to other teachers who would like to teach coding in their schools :)

Michelle Murray Sn Phoil Naofa Infts

Very beneficial, easy to follow course

Ruth Walsh S N Naomh Mhuire

Very easy to follow, very thorough and logical course.I feel confident I could now take on teaching a coding class.

Megan Ward Meánscoil Iognáid Ris

This is a very detailed and well explained course.It starts with complete basics and works up to more difficult concepts, along with guided videos and step by step clips on how to code.Fantastic!

Niamh Brady S N Rath Mor Naas

An excellent stand alone curriculum for teaching coding in primary schools. Concise and easy to follow lessons while most importantly being engaging and fun.

Nicola Dowd St.Oliver's N.S.

Very easily explained instructions, and very easy to use!

Rachel O Donnell

Effective and easily comprehensible course.The content seems daunting at the start but once you undertake some coding lessons yourself you how accessible the site is and also how much fun it is! I would highly recommend

Rebecca Kennedy S N Lourdes Tullow

I would highly recomment this course for teachers who would like to teach coding in the classroom.

Ruth Halpin Shanagolden N S

Very informative.Good pace. Would feel confident teaching coding now.

Sarah Wyley Sn Dunnamainistreach

Easy to follow and informative course.A great introduction to coding!

Sharon Quinn Garristown Library Garristown Library

A good introduction to coding for beginners.

Shauna Haughney Scoil Mhuire

Very practical course, would definitely recommend.

Shauna Muldoon

Informative and well laid out course.Easy to follow and provides you with the basics you need to know to get started teaching coding in your classroom!

Valerie Kyne

I though the course was fantastic.I've wanted to learn how to code for so long and this was the perfect course to do just that. I could do it at my own time and pace and my progress was saved. The course gave many lesson ideas that you can use with your class and they are very practical.

Clare Walsh

Very straightforward and easy to follow. I had no issues with the course.

How to Teach Coding - Summer Course
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  • Self paced
  • Online course
  • Coding tutorials
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this course is approved by the Drumcondra Education Centre and Department of Education for qualification of EPV days.

The course begins on Monday, 1st July 2024 and must be completed by Friday, 16th August 2024 at 5:00 pm.

The course requires a total of 20 hours to complete, consisting of 10 hours of online study and 10 hours of offline practice.

Yes, our team is available to answer all your queries by phone or e-mail.

Yes, upon successfully completing the course, you will receive your CPD Certificate.

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