Coding lessons and teacher training for primary schools

  • Student coding & STEM courses
  • Teacher training & certification
  • School events & workshops

Step by Step Lessons

Every lesson and project comes with step by step instructions that are easy to follow.

Graded by Age & Experience

Lessons are broken down by age and experience bringing students from beginners to coding experts.

Student Aids

Steps have audio and video instructions to help students work independently as well as teacher notes and a fully completed solution.

Teacher Training Courses
Learn how to teach coding

Teacher training & resources

We provide both online and workshop based teacher training that gives school teachers the knowledge and skills to teach coding.

  • Online
  • Self paced
  • Certificate from Coding Ireland
  • Tips & resources
  • Teacher webinars
  • Expert advice
"A fantastic course that makes an area that is so confusing initially to be easily understood. There will be so many jobs in IT, coding and computer programming in the future and it is very important that we, as educators, realise this. I would highly recommend."

Barry Gleeson

Gort National School

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Student coding courses & projects

Ready to go coding courses and lesson plans for primary school aged children.

  • Graded by age
  • Step by step instructions
  • Educational & fun!
  • Learning points & awards
  • Student certificates
  • Live coding classes & competitions
"Coding helped my class develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills. It also encouraged pair work as they helped each other to try new things and find a solution."

Nodlaig Lowe

Prosperous National School

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Coding Lessons and Projects

GamerJane

Junior Scientist
level up at 500

20

Awards Earned

405

Learning Points

11

Projects Completed

2

Projects Shared

Student Profiles

Each student gets their own username, avatar and rank! As they progress through the lessons they earn rewards and level up their coding rank 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬

Coding Rank

Start as a Rookie and work all the way to a Chief Scientist

Awards

Students earn awards as they progress which encourages them to work through the lessons.

Badges

These awards are recommended for students aged less than 12.

Animal Series


badger
Space Series


planet-moon
GIFs

These awards are recommended for students aged 12 and older.

Certificate

Students receive a certificate from Coding Ireland acknoledging their achievement.

Bring Coding & STEM into the Classroom

Book a School Event

Coding Ireland run both "in school" and "online" school events that bring the latest in Coding & STEM into your classroom.

Race Autonomous Cars

Race Autonomous Cars

  • 1h 0m
  • In School

Program and race autonomous cars around a track. Which team will set the fastest lap?

Introduction to Coding

Introduction to Coding

  • 1h 0m
  • Online

Learn what coding is and how we can use it to creates games and different projects.

Make an Arcade Game

Make an Arcade Game

  • 1h 0m
  • In School

Use coding to create an arcade game that students can play on handheld computers.

Introduction to Coding

Introduction to Coding

  • 2h 0m
  • In School
Learn what coding is and how it is used in the world. Create your first game in code.
Robot Football

Robot Football

  • 2h 0m
  • In School

Learn about robotics and program robots to play a football game against an artificial intelligence program.

What's happening in our schools

Here's what's happening right now in Irish schools & libraries.

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What's Happening Right Now
  • col_096
    6 minutes ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Minecraft Education Edition from the Introduction to Minecraft project.
  • Dracyan
    25 minutes ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Make the ball bounce off the paddle from the Paddle Ball Game project.
  • MR.harry
    3 hours ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Create a loop from the Scratch Tutorial project.
  • ben1
    3 hours ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Make the ball bounce around from the Paddle Ball Game project.
  • MR.colombus
    3 hours ago
    Step completed 😃
    Completed the step Add a sprite to your project from the Scratch Tutorial project.
This week's leaderboards
# Coder Points
1
icowonder12
Kilkenny County Libraries
1650
2
pinkie21
Kilkenny County Libraries
1595
3
Ionic
Kilkenny County Libraries
1560
4
v.idk1
Dublin Fingal Libraries
885
5
v.idk
Dublin Fingal Libraries
880
# Scshool Points
1 Kilkenny County Libraries
Kilkenny
6840
2 Dublin Fingal Libraries
Dublin Fingal
4920
3 Oatlands College
Dublin
4365
4 St Josephs Secondary School
Dublin
3060
5 Coding Ireland
Dublin
325

Based on points scored 29 Sep to 06 Oct.

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