CAD & SolidWorks


T4 2018 National Conference

The rescheduled 2018 T4 National Conference will take place on Saturday the 21st April in Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore, Co Offaly. The theme for the conference is "Exploring teaching and learning in the T4 classroom".

Seminar Schedule

Junior Cycle reform of the Technology Subjects - (progress report)

Elective workshops:

Construction Studies:            Exploring active teaching and learning methodologies in the teaching of the syllabus.

DCG/TG:         An integrated approach to teaching, learning & assessment in the Technical Graphics and DCG classroom.

Engineering:   Leaving Certificate Engineering Prescribed Topic 2018 “Basic principles of operation and applications of drone technology”

Technology:    Introduction to using Circuit Wizard as a teaching and learning tool in the classroom.

All Teachers attending will receive subject specific electronic and printed resources

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PDST 2017/2018 Professional Development Workshops





10/04/2018 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Structural Forms in the DCG Classroom Athlone Education Centre

Note: Online Applications only. Places are limited. For further details contact Limerick Education Centre (



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PDST 2017/2018 Professional Development Workshops






10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Controlled Technology

Wilshon's Hospital School, Multyfarhnam, Co. Westmeath

Introduction to Control Technology

This course will offer a one day (5 hour) workshop introducing control technology to teachers using the t4 training board. Developing and embedding technology enhanced learning within the t4 subjects.

Target Group: Technology & Engineering teachers, wishing to attend a hands on introductory course on control technology and computational thinking in the Technology subjects.

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Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)

Teachers and students can now complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate examinations for free in schools. Schools must initially register as test providers at to commence the process. There is a huge library of resource available on which will guide you through the CSWA.

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Construction Studies - Exploring Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Students of Construction Studies enjoy a rich & varied learning environment through the various activities that they engage with over a two year course of study. This booklet looks at the three parts of the syllabus and the three examination components.

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Completing the Engineering Project

These booklets offer guidance to both teachers & students on possible approaches to successfully completing the Engineering - Technology Project / Manufacture/Design.

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Intermediate SolidWorks

Workshop booklet covering some of the intermediate level sketching tools and features available in SolidWorks 2017 while working through the modeling of parts for a Spatula.


Surface Modeling

Resource notes from PDST 2017 Advanced SolidWorks CPD Workshop.


DCG Coursework

State Examination Commission (SEC) respond to queries regarding DCG Coursework Examination. .


JC Technology- Paper

Background paper & brief for the review of the JC Technology subjects.


CAD Computer Specifications

Details of the Computer specifications for CAD Computers available through the DES 2015 hardware grant for schools for use in DCG can be found under the CAD & SolidWorks link on the left of the screen.


Updated Room Layouts

Updated Room Layouts for Post Primary Schools are currently available in both CAD and PDF format from the DES website.


ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a Flipped Learning approach i a Tech Graphics classroom..