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. Primary Introductory Phase – Introduction to our modern digital world.

7. Phase 1 – Primary Sector Programming with Scratch (2nd – 4th Class).

8. Phase 2 – Connect to the World – HTML/CSS (5th Class)

9. Phase 3 – Real World language Python Programming (6th Class)

 

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 communicating with a holistic approach to all their stakeholders by ensuring 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 allows the schools to have full management of their content. 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 Introductory Phase – Introduction to our modern digital world.

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

This workshop requires 4/5 hours to complete this element of Teacher CPD. We travel to you and give the attendees the tools, skills, and confidence to explore blended techniques learning in their classroom and start to understand and introduce Computer Science elements.

Workshop Overview:

  • Introduction to our modern digital world.
  • How can technology aid me to teach?
  • Empowering our students.
  1. How to keep you and your school safe from Malware.
  2. Virus and Malware! What software should I use to protect myself? What is an update? Who sends it? What does it do?
  3. How to keep your Laptops and PC clean and safe.
  4. Understanding Blended Learning Teaching.
  5. Youtube for Education.
  6. What is important to understand when purchasing new hardware?
  7. Educational Website Usage.
  8. Online Safety for Kids – YAPPY
  9. How to get the most from Tablets and IPads.
  10. What is Computing and Coding all about?
  • Overview of Scratch
  • Overview of HTML/CSS
  • Overview of Python

Next Workshop:

Locations:           Venue:                                                                       Dates:                                   Day:

 

We are presently taking inquiries for this introductory phase for the 2018/2019 academic year. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list please send us an email to trevor@alignment.ie

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

 

Phase 1 – Programming with Scratch (2nd – 4th Class)

This course requires 4 hours to complete this element of CPD we travel to you and give the attendees the tools, skills, and confidence to:

Off-Site: 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:

In-House: We travel to you and delivery to as many staff as you wish.

  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 their current skills portfolio.

Workshop Overview:

  • My digital world: The importance of computers in modern society and my life.
  • Being a coder−step by step: How to start programming and to develop basic algorithms
  • Implement computing and coding in their classroom.
  • For those that are already delivering computing and coding, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

 

Introduction to Primary Sector Computing and Coding through Scratch.

    1. Introduction to Computing & Coding – Introduction clips.
    2. Start on help example 1 “Getting started”
    3. Think like a computer!
    4. What can sprites do?
    5. Make things move
    6. Costumes
    7. Events
    8. Loops
    9. Pen Turtle
    10. Variables
    11. Maths
    12. Strings and List
    13. Co-Ordinates
    14. Computing and Coding through CS Unplugged (Paper Exercises).

 Next Workshop:

Locations:           Venue:                                                                       Dates:                                   Day:

 

We are presently taking inquiries for Phase 1 places for the 2018/2019 academic year. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list please send us an email to trevor@alignment.ie

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 2018/19 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 to 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 – Connect to the World – HTML/CSS (5th Class)

This one day course has been offered due to the number of requests by teachers and principal who want a full day of pure HTML/CSS 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:

Workshop Overview:

  • Making connections: Computers are communication devices
  • Enable students to build a website using HTML and CSS to showcase their learning
  1. Introduction to Text Edits.
  2. How websites work.
  3. Understanding the Internet versus the Web.
  4. Creating your first page.
  5. Introduction to elements.
  6. What is CSS?
  7. Introduction to CSS.

Off-Site: 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:

In-House: We travel to you and delivery to as many staff as you wish.

Next Workshop:

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

We are continuously receiving inquiries about the next upcoming Phase 2 workshop. The 2018/19 dates will be planned shortly. If you are interested please forward an email to trevor@alignment.ie stating your location of preference. Wexford, Limerick, Cork or Dublin.

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

Off-Site Cost: This one day programme will cost €120 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 – Real World language Python Programming (6th Class)

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:

Workshop Overview:

  • Making connections: Computers are communication devices
  • Enable students to build a website using HTML and CSS to showcase their learning
  • Implement Python in their classroom.
  • For those that are already delivering Python, this course will provide a full syllabus to allow teachers to expand their current skills portfolio.

What will be covered?

  • How to use Python IDLE & Interface & Environment.
  • Using Turtle Graphics.
  • Understanding Variables & Numbers.
  • Loops. While, Repeat (For) & Nested.
  • Conditions & Boolean Logic.
  • Functions.

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

Off-Site: 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:

In-House: We travel to you and delivery to as many staff as you wish.

Next Workshop

Locations:           Venue:                                       Dates:                                   Day:

We are continuously receiving inquiries about the next upcoming Phase 3 workshop. The 2018/19 dates will be planned shortly. If you are interested please forward an email to trevor@alignment.ie stating your location of preference. Wexford, Limerick, Cork or Dublin.

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

Python 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.

We can delivery the 4 off-site workshops in-house and directly to your staff. We travel to you and pick a date and time which is suitable for this essential forward-looking teacher CPD. There are no limits to the number of teachers that can attend these workshops. This is a 4-hour session but can be tailored to meet the school’s needs.

1. Primary Introductory Phase – Introduction to our modern digital world.

2. Phase 1 – Primary Sector Programming with Scratch (2nd – 4th Class).

3. Phase 2 – Connect to the World – HTML/CSS (5th Class)

4. Phase 3 – Real World language Python Programming (6th Class)

 

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 school’s 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 viewpoint.

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 classroom 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 a 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 event is delivered to the whole schools, were children, teachers and parents can all get a better understanding 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.

 

Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts are up and running with Computer Sciences.

 

Bunscoil McAuley Rice – “Primary Sector Computing and Coding Teacher Training 2017 Programme”

 

Tombrack NS In-House CS Student Programme

Tombrack NS In-House CS Student Programme

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