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Training details

This training course will provide a hands-on introduction to Google’s CS First programme, including an overview of the materials available to facilitators as well as the workflow for setting up and running a club. The objective of the course is to provide educators with the skills necessary to set up a club in their school or education centre after this training day.

CS First details

CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer programs. All clubs are run by teachers and/or community volunteers


Over 4,600 schools have used CS First clubs to introduce computer science to students. 700,000+ users and growing.  The CS First curriculum is free and easy to use — no computer science experience required!

Clubs are available in a variety of themes, such as music, art, and game design that are designed to capture a student's existing interests. Each theme contains up to 10 hours of content across 8 learning activities.


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 Tutor:  Ciara Howard


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Course date: 20-03-2018 7:00 pm
Course End Date: 20-03-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date: 20-03-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 15
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre, in partnership with IT Tallaght, is delighted to offer an intorduction to the BBC micro:bit. This hands-on course will give you an Introduction to the micro:bit and a more advanced insight into its potential uses all in the same day. The micro:bit is essentially a programmable computer, The micro:bit is an ARM-based embedded system designed by the BBC for use in computer education in the UK. The micro:bit aligns very well with the new leaving certificate in computer science, especially the Applied Learning Task 4, but the micro:bit can equally be introduced into the primary classroom. It can be  programmed in several languages, some of which include,, Java Script and Python. This again aligns very well with the new leaving certificate subject.

The day is broken into two sections, at approximately two hours each.


  • Introduction to the micro:bit
  • Coding the micro:bit
  • Inputs and sensors built into the micro:bit (Radio, temperature, motion, light intensity, g force and many more)
  • Variables
  • Conditional Statements
  • Communication of micro:bits (using the radio)


  • Breadboards and the micro:bit
  • Basic circuits
  • Digital outputs on a micro:bit
  • Digital inputs on a micro:bit (using a pir motion sensor)
  • Analogue outputs
  • Analogue inputs

Tutor:  Keith Quille

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Course date: 14-04-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date: 14-04-2018 3:00 pm
Cut off date: 12-04-2018 12:00 am
Capacity: 30
Registered: 10
Individual Price: Free
Location: Kildare Education Centre

Kildare Education Centre

Address: Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
                R51 KN66.

Phone: 045-530200 Fax: 045-530237

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Up-coming Courses

18KE609 Google / CS First
20-03-2018 7:00 pm
Category:  ICT Courses | Post-Primary | Primary
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22-03-2018 7:00 pm
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