STEM Home Page

STEM ar Scoil Webinars 


Following our successful STEM Sa Bhaile series, we invite you to join us for STEM ar Scoil This live series supports STEM engagement in both school and blended learning contexts. It will focus on key elements in the teaching, learning and assessment of STEM such as thematic planning, integration, inquiry and playful pedagogies. Each workshop will explore ideas and resources, designed to ignite enthusiasm for rich STEM learning. 

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. All participants must register in advance at Further instructions on how to attend the event will be emailed to those who register.Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment. Book your place online only at




Distance Learning Supports 



STEM sa Bhaile Live Webinar Series

This innovative webinar series intends to support teachers in facilitating distance learning in Science, Maths & STEM in the primary setting. Each hour-long webinar will share practical resources, ideas and learning experiences to support teachers in the area of STEM both in school and from a distance. Click on the image to register.




STEM Smaointe eBulletins 1- 4

This fortnightly e-bulletin will provide you with supports for planning distance learning in Mathematics, Science and STEM. The Odd One Out and STEM Challenge activities in the e-bulletin can be differentiated to suit all pupils while the Mathematics and Science learning tasks are arranged by class level.





Irish Independent Article on Time
Our article, published by the Irish Independent on 28th April 2020, offers some practical advice on how to approach and teach the topic of time to primary pupils



Potential STEM learning experiences at home

Here we have highlighted some possible learning opportunities in STEM that could be accessed through simple home based activities such as baking, gardening and playing games.



Irish Independent Article on Science and Geography
Our article, published by the Irish Independent on 25th May 2020, offers some practical guidance on developing a sense of place and space at home





Scoilnet: Learning Paths for Maths topics

We have created learning pathways across all strands and themes in Maths. The learning pathways can be accessed through this link (See Scoilnet Learning Paths PDF in shared folder), and highlight activities and resources which may be useful across all class levels.




Teacher Manuals

The PDST Numeracy manuals aim to assist teachers in teaching the strands of the Mathematics curriculum. We have also compiled a guide to using our manuals. The Manuals and accompanying guide can be accessed here






The Primary STEM team have broadcast two live webinars this year. These short webinars (30-40mins) are available to watch on demand at the links below. Accompanying resources to support learning are available here also.

Social Media

Suitable activities for distance learning in Maths, Science and STEM are posted daily on our Twitter account @PDSTPrimarySTEM. Weekly supports are also available in all subjects on our PDST Facebook and Twitter accounts.





Primary STEM Team


Welcome to the Primary STEM page. The Primary STEM Team aims to provide a range of high quality professional development experiences that empower teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.






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  To apply for in-school support in Mathematics and Science, visit






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