CSinc Professional Development

To compliment the CSinc outreach camps, the team also deliver Professional Development (PD), to help teachers to build confidence and to continue to build upon and deliver computer science subjects (formal and informal) within their schools.

The teacher professional development has been very successful, where the CSinc team delivered PD to ~800 teachers (some repeated sessions), with the demand to run multiple sessions around the country over the past two years. We travelled to several schools, where the school hosted the PD session, and also ran PD in four education centers. The demand is again growing with teachers/groups calling for additional sessions around the country, if you wish to host a PD session in your school as a group or cluster, please contact us.

The PD sessions vary in content, from introductory microbit (primary school and up), up to and including the leaving certificate computer science subject. Below you will find all of our formal sessions. We also run sessions in local schools (from Donegal to Cork), which will not be listed below, so contact us, if you are unable to attend some of the formal sessions, and we may be able to point you to some of our outreach PD sessions.
With the kind support of Google (under the Educator Grants program) and Microsoft Ireland, we invite you to attend any of our PD sessions!

Professional Development Resources


Many of these resources are from the NCCA for the Leaving Certificate Computer Science subject, where one of the CSinc team members was commissioned to develop them. We have also many other resources to share, contact us to enquire about the resources for Junior Cycle short course!
> NCCA: Leaving Certificate Computer Science Specification (Available here)

> NCCA: Leaving Certificate Computer Science Python Video Tutorials (Available here)

> NCCA: Leaving Certificate Computer Science Micro:bit Video Tutorials (ALT4) (Available here)

> NCCA: Leaving Certificate Computer Science ALT1 Interactive Information Systems Video Tutorials (Available here)

> Compsci.ie - an amazing collection of resources developed by the PDST and teachers alike (Available here)


2019-20 PD Sessions

(Click on any session to book)


September 2019

Introduction to the Micro:bit

10/09/2019 Venue: Sligo Education Center

An introduction to the BBC Micro:bit (for complete novices! Primary to second level)

HTML, CSS and Intro to JavaScript

14/09/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Talaght Campus (10am to 3pm)

Aimed at Junior Cycle Short course and the Leaving Certificate Computer Science Subject (Introductory)

Interactive Web Systems and Cloud Databases - ALT1

21/09/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (10am to 3pm)

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 1 using JavaScript and Google Firebase(come along if you just want to see what it is all about!)

Junior Cycle Short Course in Coding - Scratch

25/09/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (6pm to 9pm)

Addressing the Junior Cycle Short Course Coding LO's using Scratch.

October 2019

HTML and CSS for the junior cycle short course

09/10/2019 Venue: Donegal Education Centre

Aimed at Junior Cycle Short course and for any one wanting to try out building a website from scratch!

Python, Firebase and Relational Databases

16/10/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Talaght Campus (6pm to 9pm)

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 1 using Python and Google Firebase to explore Relational Databases(come along if you just want to see what it is all about!)

Interactive Web Systems and Cloud Databases - ALT1

22/10/2019 Venue: Kinsale Community School, Cork

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 1 using JavaScript and Google Firebase(come along if you just want to see what it is all about!)

HTML and CSS for the junior cycle short course

23/10/2019 Venue: Kinsale Community School, Cork

Aimed at Junior Cycle Short course and for any one wanting to try out building a website from scratch!

November 2019

Introduction to the Micro:bit

06/11/2019 Venue: Dublin West Education Center

An introduction to the BBC Micro:bit (for complete novices! Primary to second level)

Modelling using Python

20/11/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (6pm to 9pm)

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 3 using Python to develop models (come along if you just want to see what it is all about!)

Introduction to the Micro:bit

30/11/2019 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (10am to 3pm)

An introduction to the BBC Micro:bit (for complete novices! Primary to second level)

December 2019

LCCS Coursework

04/12/2019 Venue: Google, Dublin (6pm to 9pm)

This is aimed at LCCS teachers (or teachers hopeing to teach it), examining the Coursework - and how to aproach and deisgn it in a classroom.

Python Workshop 1 - Introduction

07/12/2019 Venue: Microsoft, Dublin (10am to 3pm)

Introduction to Python, covering printing, variables, operators and conditional statements. For complete beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course!

January 2020

Introduction to the Micro:bit

08/01/2020 Venue: Kinsale Community School, Cork

An introduction to the BBC Micro:bit (for complete novices! Primary to second level)

Interactive Web Systems and Cloud Databases - ALT1

22/01/2020 Venue: Donegal Education Centre

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 1 using JavaScript and Google Firebase(come along if you just want to see what it is all about!)

Intermediate Micro:bit

27/01/2020 Venue: Monaghan Education Center

Done some Micrbit sessions already? Try our Microbit intermediate session, to explore what these amazing tools can do!

February 2020

Data Analytics using Python

05/02/2020 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (6pm to 9pm)

For the leaving certificate computer science subject, Applied Learning Task 2 using Python to conduct analytics and visualizations on CSV data.

Python Workshop 2

08/02/2020 Venue: Microsoft, Dublin (10am to 3pm)

Python 2, covering loops and 1D lists.

March 2020

Python 1 - Introduction

04/03/2020 Venue: Kinsale Community School, Cork

Introduction to Python, covering printing, variables, operators and conditional statements. For complete beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course!

Micro:bit Workshop 2 - Follow on workshop

07/03/2020 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (10am to 3pm)

Done some Micrbit sessions already? Try our Microbit follow on session, to explore what these amazing tools can do!

HTML and CSS for the junior cycle short course

25/03/2020 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (6pm to 9pm)

Aimed at Junior Cycle Short course and for any one wanting to try out building a website from scratch!

Python Workshop 3

28/03/2020 Venue: Microsoft, Dublin (10am to 3pm)

Python 3, covering 2D lists, and how they map to relational databases using CSV files.

April 2020

Introduction to the Micro:bit - Complete Beginners

29/04/2020 Venue: TU Dublin Tallaght Campus (6pm to 8pm)

An introduction to the BBC Micro:bit (for complete beginners! Primary to second level)

May 2020

Python 4

02/05/2020 Venue: Microsoft, Dublin (10am to 3pm)

Python 4 - Functions, Recursion and Unit Testing