Teacher Support

Teacher Support

ESERO provides a comprehensive range of resources and supports to help you as a teacher to integrate space as a theme in your classroom. We organise workshops throughout the year for teachers at both primary and post primary. Check in here for information on current and upcoming CPD opportunities.

Explore science, technology, engineering and maths with a space twist. Classroom resources are available at: http://www.spaceweek.ie/for-organisers/for-teachers/.




Upcoming Workshops

Registration is now open for school based CPD workshops in 2017/18
Closes 15th/09/2017
Primary Level

Since 2009, over 7,000 primary teachers have availed of in-school CPD in over 600 schools as part of the Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Programme. DPSM is partnering with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO), allowing us to use space to inspire our next generation of innovators. This year could be your opportunity to avail of CPD if you have not availed of DPSM workshops since 2013/14.

The CPD is open to 150 schools in the 2017/18 school year and is designed to help schools to:

  • Grow a love of investigation amongst children by assisting teachers to apply the DPSM/ESERO framework of inquiry based science teaching and learning.
  • Make science teaching easier by using the DPSM Classroom Activities Planning Guide and DPSM/ESERO framework of inquiry to deliver the science curriculum in a cross curricular manner.
  • Operate a whole school approach to engaging with Science and Maths.
  • Understand the relevance of and be able to use space as a cross curricular theme in their planning and teaching.

For more information on the CPD workshops please visit: http://www.primaryscience.ie/registerforcpd2016_intro.php

Evening CPD Session for Primary Teachers for Engineers Week
February 16
Primary Level

This course will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Participants will also explore activities that support the theme of Engineers’ Week

Space Awareness MOOC – Teaching with Space and Astronomy in the Classroom – Registration Now Open
5th September
Primary & Post Primary Level

Using the context of space, this MOOC will help understand and put into practice the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) methodology, learn more about using ICT tools for education, develop teaching strategies to manage diverse classrooms, and promote gender balance. Participants will also learn why and how to introduce space careers to students. The course starts on 5th of September 2016. Teachers can register now at the EUN Academy platform.

Continuous Professional Development Programme of Support 2016/17
September 2016 - May 2017
Primary Level

Since 2009/10 DPSM has offered in-school CPD to over 6,000 primary teachers in over 500 schools. This year, in partnership with ESERO Ireland, we are offering a programme of science and maths support (including CPD) to your school.

Using Space to Teach Science Through Inquiry (3rd-6th class)
4th-8th July 2016
Primary Level

The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers on a 5-day professional development course at five unique space related locations in Dublin, Cork, Birr Co. Offaly, Lismore Co. Waterford and Lough Gur, Co. Limerick from 4th to 8th of July 2016.

Junior Rocket Scientists: Space Science as a Cross-Curricular Theme
4th - 8th July 2016
Primary Level

The European Space Education Office (ESERO) Ireland, is offering places for teachers of infant and junior classes on a 5 day professional development course at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, a unique space-related location in Cork.

Future Workshops

The ESERO Summer courses for Primary Teachers provide key insights into using Space across the curriculum and help to develop numeracy skills.

Reva Teacher Training – July 2016. More information coming soon.