Using ABC to design a short CPD course for Irish Educators

What is the title of the programme/ module/course that was the focus of your ABC Learning Design workshop?

Ag tacú le daltaí a bhfuil riachtanais speisialta oideachais acu sa chóras lán-Ghaeilge / Supporting pupils with special educational needs in the all-Irish system (“TDRSOG”)

What are the programme lead name(s) and email?


Dr Sinéad Andrews (

What is the mode of delivery of this programme/module/course (e.g. block release/blended/fully online)?

Fully online, asynchronous short 20 hour CPD course for teachers available for one month during the summer.

What discipline is it associated with?

Education. Primary and post-primary. Special education. Irish medium schooling.

What is the level of the programme/module/course?

This is a short CPD course for primary and post-primary teachers, recognised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES). It equates to approximately 20 hours’ work. It is audited by a DES inspector. Learners who successfully meet the requirements of the course are eligible to take 3 extra personal vacation days during the forthcoming school year.

What is the typical cohort size? 25