Teacher’s CPD

CPD is designed to help teachers and schools to:


We currently support primary teachers through:

  • CPD sessions for STEM Weeks, using inquiry approaches in the teaching of science in numerous locations.
  • Department of Education approved 5 day summer courses in numerous locations.

For further details on all CPD activities, please contact Frances McCarthy of CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory by email: frances.mccarthy@bco.ie

New!Engineering the Moon

Engineering Challenges related to Moon Exploration is the theme of this booklet, produced for Primary Teacher CPD offered in the run up to Engineers Week 2019.

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Related Events

Space Week CPD for Primary Teachers

A free Space-themed CPD course for Primary Teachers that will use the Moon, and the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing as a thematic approach to cross-curricular learning.

Science Week CPD for Primary Teachers

For Science Week 2019, we are offering a free CPD course that will show participants how to use inquiry based learning techniques to promote children’s learning and understanding of STEM, using the Moon as a theme

JC Earth and Space Conference 2019

Apollo 50 CPD Program Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with an entire year of Moon-themed CPD courses. Throughout the year, our STEM Week CPD courses will take on a Lunar twist. This thematic approach will provide participants with a narrative driven framework by which they can satisfy a wide range of Learning Outcomes, while still ensuring the most engaging possible experience for students. You can book a place on any individual course, or sign up for all three today!   Engineers Week CPD – Engineering The Moon 12th – 16th February 2019 We explore the Engineering Challenges that humans face on the surface of our nearest neighbour.  If humans are ever to colonise the Moon, they will have to build Geo-Domes, travel by Moon Buggy, and design Space Suits that will protect them from the harsh environment. DPSM ESERO Engineers Week CPD Design and Make a Geo-Dome using the Amazing Triangles resource. Design and Make a Moon Buggy, and learn about Forces in the process. Learn about materials and their properties by using household items to mimic essential materials and Design a Space Suit. Further details and booking information here. Space Week CPD – Back to the Moon 17th – 21st September 2019 Our Space Week CPD will ask the question, “What would it take to visit the […]