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T4 2018 National Conference

The annual T4 National Conference will take place this year on the 3rd March in Tullamore. The conference will once again include workshops for each of the T4 subject areas on the day. The theme for this years conference is "Exploring teaching and learning in the T4 classroom".

More details will follow in the near future, but for the moment put this date in your diaries?


PDST 2017/2018 Professional Development Workshops






10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Teaching the Technology Syllabus

Scoil Úi Mhuíri, Skibbolmore, Dunleer, Co. Louth


10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Teaching the Technology Syllabus

Scoil Na Trionaide Naofa, Lisgaugh, Doon, Co. Limerick

Technology Workshop Details

This is a one day (5 hour) workshop focused on Junior Certificate Technology. The workshop will discuss teacher guidelines and suggested pedagogy to achieve the aims and objectives of the syllabus. It also features a hands on practical session suitable for Junior Certificate practical activities.

Target Group: Newly qualified teachers or teachers who may not have taught the subjects in recent years.

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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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Surface Modelling

Resource notes from PDST 2017 Advanced SolidWorks CPD Workshop.


DCG Coursework

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


JC Review - Technology Subjects

A Background Paper and Brief for the Review of Junior Cycle Technology subjects is now available for consultation. 


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..