Primary Schools

Our mission is to simply get as many primary and post primary schools delivering computing and coding modules. If you or your school needs any aid training, setting up, developing or implementing a computing and coding programmes please contact Trevor @ trevor@alignment.ie or 087-6873933

What services do we offer to the primary sector?

In-house Training Events & Workshops:

1. Primary Sector Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes.

2. In class Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes. (Live class environment)

3. Online Protection Programmes for Schools, Kids & Parents.

4. Computing & Coding ‘What’s it all about’ talks for Schools, Kids & Parents.

5. Independent Hardware & WIFI Audits to aid with systems Modernisation.

 

Off-Site Training Events:

6. Phase 1 – Primary Sector Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes.

7. Phase 2 – Full day of Scratch: MIT/Harvard Syllabus.

8. Phase 3 – An introduction to HTML/CSS for Primary Schools.

 

Affordable Modern App & Website Development for Schools.

We also provide an App and Website development service through www.computingatschools.ie This entity is to help schools ensure they are communication with a holistic approach to all their stakeholders by ensure they have access to modern tools such as affordable Apps that will allow the school do push notification with no hidden charges.

We also specialise in building modern mobile device friendly website which thereafter allow the schools to have full management of their content management is an easy to use friendly manner. If you have any question or queries the App or Website development services. Please do not hesitate to contact Trevor @ trevor@computingatschools.ie or on 087-6873933.

Off Site Training Events and Dates.

 

“Primary Sector Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programme”

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important”.

Phase 1 – Initial Primary Teacher Computing & Coding Workshops

This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement computing and coding in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering computing and coding this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand on their current skills portfolio.

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Dublin                   Stillorgan Park Hotel                  21st October 2017             Saturday

To Book – Click Here

 

We are presently taking enquiries for Phase 1 places for the 2017/2018 academic year. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list please send us an email to trevor@alignment.ie

What will be covered?

  • Introduction to primary sector computing and coding through Scratch.
  • Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).
  • Youtube for Education.
  • Blended Learning Teaching.
  • What is important to understand when purchasing new hardware.
  • Virus and Malware! What software should I use to protect myself? What is a update? Who sends it? What does it do?
  • Educational Website Usage.
  • Online Safety for Kids – YAPPY
  • How to keep your Laptops and PC clean and safe.
  • How to get the most from Tablets’s and IPads.

NB. Teachers receive over 60 hours teaching materials

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment. Start time – 10:30 finish time 15:30

NB. Post-Primary Computing and Coding Teacher Training 2017 Programme, will be announced shortly. We fully understand the huge difference between the primary and post primary elements but the primary training is also open to post primary teachers that will need a stepping stone to aid them move from geometrics i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint into the area of computing and coding.

NB. Phase 2 is suitable for beginners and advanced users, you do not have to complete Phase 1 to partake in Phase 2.

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Phase 2 – Full day of Scratch: MIT/Harvard Syllabus

This one day course has been offered due to the number of requests by teachers and principal who want a full day of pure Scratch training. It will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement and advance computing and coding in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering computing and coding this course will provide a fully approved MIT/Harvard syllabus to allow teachers to expand on their current skills portfolio.

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Dublin                   Stillorgan Park Hotel                  20th January 2018              Saturday

To Book – Click Here

 

If you are interested in this event, please forward an email to trevor@alignment.ie

What will be covered?

  • Prepare for the culture of creative computing by exploring possibilities and setting up technical infrastructure
  • Get comfortable with the key computational concept of sequence through a series of activities that provide varying levels of structure
  • Play with visuals and audio in these activities focused on animation, art, and music.
  • Create new interactive worlds through collaborative storytelling. Begin by developing characters, learning to code conversations, and then situating those characters and conversations in shifting scenes.
  • Connect fundamental game mechanics such as score and levels to key computational concepts, such as variables, operators, and conditionals.
  • Further exploring advanced concepts or helping others by designing new activities or debugging challenges.
  • Put all of the computational concepts and practices into action by designing and developing a project of your own through iterative cycles of planning, making, and sharing.

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment. Start time – 10:30 finish time 15:30

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Phase 3 – An Introduction to HTML & CSS Primary Workshop

This one day course will be run on a Saturday to facilitate teachers and principals to travel and give the attendees the tools, skills and confidence to:

  1. Implement HTML & CSS in their classroom.
  2. For those that are already delivering HTML & CSS this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand on their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Notepad++, Sublime Text 3 & Trinket.
  • Understanding how website work.
  • Understanding the difference between The Internet & The Web.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP), what is it? what does it do?
  • Introduction to HTML & CSS.
  • Developing Webpages.
  • Syllabus navigation & exploration.
  • Exploring useful HTML & CSS websites.

Cost: This one day programme will cost €150 per attendee and will be payable through Eventbrite or by direct online payment.

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

Dublin                   Stillorgan Park Hotel                  19th May 2018                     Saturday

To Book – Click Here

To get the most from the day you will need to download the following programmes onto your laptop:

Notepad++ & Sublime Text 3 all are available free from HERE

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Teacher Computing and Coding Training Module

For all you need to know check out our Teacher Computing and Coding Module video.

Option 1

In-house Training Events and Workshops.

 

Primary Sector Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes.

This is the very same structure and material usage as the above Phase 1 workshop, but we visit your schools. There is no limits to the amount of teachers that can attend and this element can be part of CPD. This is a 3- 4 hour session but can be tailored to meet the schools needs.

Inquiries or bookings to: trevor@alignment.ie 

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In class Computing and Coding Teacher Training Programmes. (Live class environment)

Alignment.ie can deliver a bespoke Computing and Coding course in the classroom. This allows teachers to get hands on training and experience whilst the lessons are delivered to their students. This is a 3-4 hour session but can be tailored to meet the schools needs.

Benefits:

  • Increase STEN scores.
  • Introduce blended learning into class environment.
  • Proactive Continuous Professional Development for staff.
  • Full use and integration of all available hardware.
  • Approach your syllabus from a different modern view point.

Course Objectives:

The aim of the course is to develop among students an understanding of Scratch programming language.  Students will learn the basic elements of coding (Logic loops, if statement, etc), this aids today to today learning and introduces blended learning to the class room environment.  Using Scratch greatly enhances problem solving, interpersonal and self-directional skills whilst aiding maths, logic and problem solving. The course also aims to increase awareness and encourage interest in computing and coding the quickest growing global sector.

About Scratch

Scratch is a multimedia authoring tool that can be used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents for a range of educational and entertainment constructivist purposes from math and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, to social sciences animated stories, and interactive art and music. Simple games may be made with it, as well.

Scratch allows users to use event driven programming with multiple active objects called “sprites”. Sprites can be drawn — as either vector or bitmap graphics; from scratch in a simple editor that is part of the Scratch, or can be imported from external sources, including webcam.

Inquiries or bookings to: trevor@alignment.ie

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Online Protection Programmes for Schools, Kids & Parents.

For details of our 1 day “Online Protection Programmes” email trevor@alignment.ie – Duration Full Day

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Computing & Coding ‘What’s it all about’ talks for Schools, Kids & Parents.

This is event is delivered to the whole schools, were children, teachers and parents can all get a better understand of ‘Computing & Coding, what’s it all about’. Duration 2 hours.

What is covered?

  • Computing in our educational sector.
  • What are your options to get your involved.
  • What is coding all about?
  • How is software relevant?
  • Opportunities and options.
  • Laptop/PC Security.
  • How to keep your kids safe online. (YAPPY)
  • Practical demonstrations.
  • Question Time.

Inquiries or bookings to: trevor@alignment.ie

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Independent Hardware & WIFI Audits to aid with systems Modernisation.

You have an IT budget but what do you send it on? Alignment.ie conduct independent separate or join Hardware and WIFI audits. This should be your first step when considering upgrading any elements of your IT infrastructure, we are an independent company which has no links to hardware sales and therefore will always supply advice as to what you really need!

Inquiries to: trevor@alignment.ie

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School Technology Fundraising Drive.

Alignment.ie specialise in strategic management. We can aid and direct your school’s BOM and Parent Council with respect to initiating a Technology Fundraising Drive for your school.

Primary Teacher Computing and Coding Training Raheen National School

Primary Teacher Computing and Coding Training Raheen National School

 

In-House Syllabus Delivery - Tombrack National School

In-House Syllabus Delivery – Tombrack National School

Stillorgan Park Computing & Coding Primary Teacher Training.

Stillorgan Park Computing & Coding Primary Teacher Training.

 

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Tombrack NS In-House CS Student Programme

Tombrack NS In-House CS Student Programme

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