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Post Primary Community of Practice

Business Studies

 

2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

 

Business Studies Community of Practice - Differentiation in the Business Studies Classroom
Our next Business Studies Community of Practice meeting will take place on: Wednesday 16th February @ 7 pm

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The topic for the evening is:  "Differentiation in the Business Studies Classroom". The main objectives of this meeting will be to:

- Explore a variety of approaches for differentiation, specifically in relation to Junior Cycle Business Studies

- Offer insights into ensuring all students are challenged to the appropriate level

- Ensure the needs of the different types of learners are met through tasks in the Business Studies classroom

The meeting will conclude with a short Q&A session to help with any emerging issues and also to uncover possible topics for future meetings. 

 

 

All welcome to attend!

 

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Our Business Studies Community of Practice will return on Tuesday 16th November at 7 pm.

Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2225-business-studies-community-of-practice-jc-economics.html

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The first Community of Practice meeting for Business Studies will take place on Wednesday 14th April at 7pm. This initial workshop will focus primarily on the following:

- Helpful tools and tips for teaching Business Studies online, including platforms to enable instant answer feedback and communication with students.
- A variety of teaching methodologies to include in our planning and daily lessons with students online.
- The integration and use of a stylus pen to incorporate into our online learning platforms and assist in our teaching strategies.
- Useful platforms for generating data and examples for a variety of topics.
 
A discussion will take place at this initial meeting to uncover the emerging needs of the group and to effectively plan for the next meeting. The possibility of a guest speaker will be explored, as well as any other areas that teachers feel they require support in going forward.
 
 
The objective of this Community of Practice is to bring together teachers of Business Studies and build a network and database of sharing resources which may be incorporated into our teaching methodologies. We hope to encourage and facilitate discussion amongst teachers in an attempt to maximise the level of knowledge and expertise gained during each session.
 
About the Facilitator:
Jason Burns is a Business and Maths teacher in CBS Kilkenny, having previously taught in Good Counsel College and Rockford Manor. He is a part of the Digital Strategy group in CBS Kilkenny and is the Head of the Business department. He is the lead teacher in the Wexford Education Centre Business Studies Community of Practice, as well as an experienced written examiner for both the SEC and mock examinations.

SEN Post Primary

SET Post-Primary Community of Practice - School Year - 2021/2022

Our SEN Post-Primary Community of Practice will return in the New Year. It will take place on Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 7.00pm. Please click here to register:  https://ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/2542-neps-maths-support-guide-post-primary-sets-and-sencos-community-of-practice.html

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Our SEN Post-Primary Community of Practice will return in autumn 2021. It will take place on Wednesday 15th September at 7:30pm. Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/2155-assessment-identification-and-interventions-post-primary-community-of-practice-via-zoom.html 

 

Our second meeting will take place on the 9th November at 7pm. Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/2368-community-of-practice-for-post-primary-sets-and-senco-s.html

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We are now inviting topics to be included on the agenda for this Community of Practice for the school year 2021/2022.
 
If anyone would like to contribute further ideas or suggest other topics to discuss and add to the agenda, please forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
First Meeting on 15th September 

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Title:  ‘Assessment, Identification and Interventions’. - All are very welcome to join this webinar.

Date:  Wednesday 15th September 2021

Time:  7.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Speakers: Anna Carr &Róisín Stenning. .

About the speakers: Both Anna & Róisín teach in the Presentation Secondary School, Wexford.

 

School Year 2020/2021

SET Post-Primary Community of Practice Meeting via Zoom

workshop this term will be presented by Jean Reale (MIC).

It will take place Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 7pm.  All are very welcome to join this webinar.

Title: An Introduction to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework

This webinar will provide participants with a firm understanding of the three main principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  These principles are:

 1.         Multiple Means of Engagement

2.         Multiple Means of Representation

3.         Multiple Means of Action and Expression

 UDL is an inclusive education framework to develop accessible learning environments for ALL learners; by harnessing the power of technology in the classroom, we can support ALL learners to achieve their full learning potential.

About the speaker: Jean Reale is a Technology Enhanced Learning Designer at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. Jean has over 25 years of experience working in technology enhanced learning, specialising in assistive technology. Jean is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin; her research area is creating Universally Designed online learning environments to support neurodiverse students.

 SET Post-Primary Community of Practice Meeting via Zoom, on Tuesday 23rd February

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Speaker: Róisín Stenning.

We propose to hold another SET Post-Primary Community of Practice Meeting via Zoom, on Tuesday 10th November from 7-8pm. 

 We are now inviting topics to be included on the agenda for this meeting. Suggestions previously put forward to discuss at our November meeting were RACE Guidelines and Evidence-Based Interventions and Programmes in use in our schools, along with other possible ideas. 
 
If anyone would like to contribute further ideas or suggest other topics to discuss and add to the agenda, please forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Click here to register https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/1645-meeting-post-primary-set-community-of-practice.html

 

 

 

English

2021/2022 School Year

Returning due to ongoing popular demand, the first Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English, for the 2022-23 academic year, will take place on Tuesday 20 September at 7pm, focusing on the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Prescribed Poetry of Seamus Heaney.
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Register here: https://ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2948-community-of-practice-for-post-primary-teachers-of-english-2.html

 

The next Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will take place on Wednesday 4 May 2022 @ 7pm.

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The next Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will take place on Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 7pm. Please click here to register:https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2545-english-community-of-practice-the-comparative-study-with-guest-presenter-frances-rocks.html

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The next Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will take place on Wednesday 26 January at 7pm, focusing on the use of audio/visual resources within the English classroom, with guest presenter Patrick Huff.

Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2533-english-community-of-practice-audio-visual-resources-for-the-english-classroom.html

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Our Second English Community of Practice Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th November at 7 p.m.  Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2302-english-community-of-practice-approaches-to-film-in-first-year.html

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Our English Community of Practice will return in autumn 2021. It will take place on Wednesday 29th September at 7pm. Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2226-english-community-of-practice.html

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Joe Rolston

 

 

“The final Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English, for this school year, will take place on Wednesday 5 May at 7pm. The workshop will last for approximately 1 hour.”
This workshop will focus on how to develop effective visual strategies, in English, in the design of teaching resources through dual coding practice. This session is relevant to English teachers at both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. It will be a practical workshop showing teachers the steps involved in maximising the potential of their resources for their own benefit and for the benefit of their students.

The session will be hosted by Joe Rolston, with guest presenter Clare Madden.
About the guest presenter:  Clare Madden teaches English and History in Glanmire Community College in Cork. She is an Associate with the JCT English team and is currently working on a new Junior Cycle English textbook for Edco, which is due for release in 2022. She can be found on Twitter: @MaddenClare.

About the host: Joe Rolston is an English and Religious Education teacher and Assistant Principal 1 in Presentation Secondary School, Wexford and is co-ordinator of the Co. Wexford Education Centre English Community of Practice. He is also an Associate with the JCT English team and is an experienced written examiner with the S. E. C. He can be found on Twitter: @Joe_Rolston. 







 
The next Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will take place on Wednesday 24 March at 7pm.
 
The workshop will primarily focus on the poetry of D. H. Lawrence, who is currently on the 2022 Leaving Certificate English course. 
- Is Lawrence an understated presence on the Leaving Certificate English course? 
- An overview of all of Lawrence’s poems will be provided, with a more detailed discussion on particular poems. 
- Attendees will also be given a sense of the key themes and stylistic features of Lawrence’s work.
 
There will also be a general focus on the sharing of good practice when responding to the Prescribed Poetry question.
 
- how to structure an effective Prescribed Poetry response.
- what is looked for in an introduction, body and conclusion of these responses.
- samples of good introductions, body paragraphs and conclusions (completed by former Leaving Certificate English students) will also be shared during the workshop.
 
The workshop will be presented by Joe Rolston.
 
Joe is an English and Religious Education teacher and Assistant Principal 1 in Presentation Secondary School, Wexford and is the lead teacher involved in the Co. Wexford Education Centre English Community of Practice. He is also an Associate with the JCT English team and is an experienced written examiner with the S. E. C.
 
The workshop will last for approximately 1 hour.
Click here to book a place 
 
 
 
 
 
Join us for our first Community of Practice  session for English teachers 
 
The workshop will be on Language Skills for Leaving Certificate English
The workshop will focus on: 
 

Comprehension - how to prepare for all three sections; the general understanding, the delivery, timing, volume of information required.

·      Special attention to the style question. Key vocabulary required, how to recognise style elements and how they improve the text given.

·      Recognising and writing in different language genres; Language of Argument, Narrative Writing, Persuasive Writing, Aesthetic writing etc.

·      Functional Writing- exposure to quality texts. 

·      Guidelines for the two year preparation for this essay.

·      A closer examination of the personal essay.

·      Ingredients for a quality short story.

·      What does a descriptive essay look like?

·      Preparing a quality speech.

 

MFL Community of Practice

The school Year 2022/2023

Please note, that when you register for this Community of Practice, your email address will be shared with Post-Primary Languages Ireland for the purpose of Communities of Practices. Thank you. 

2022/2023 Meeting Dates coming soon

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Topics to follow. 

  1. Giving feedback and acting on feedback
  2. Spoken interaction

Guest speaker on the evening: Sandrine Pac Kenny - PPLI

Please register your preferred method of attendance here

 

Next Meeting

25TH January 2022

MFL Jan 7 to 8 pm

 

Topics:

1.  Tips for Aural practice

2. Helping our SEN students in MFL

Link to register

Tuesday 23rd November at 7 p.m.

 

 

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Topics: 

  1. Preparing For The Leaving Certificate Oral
  2. Using Music & Videos in The MFL Classroom To Engage Students

 Link to register

 

MFFL Communities of Practice (CoP) are open to all language teachers, language assistants and PMEs. They are a forum for sharing ideas or asking questions and an opportunity to interact and network regularly. To understand how CoPs work, watch the short video on this page https://ppli.ie/community-of-practice/

The first CoP of the year will start with an update from PPLI on language resources and upcoming projects for the year.

This update will be followed by a short CoP where participants can discuss topics of their choice and collectively plan for the year ahead. We love to share ideas so, for those on Twitter, be sure to use #PPLI_CoP.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please click here to register: https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/webinars/2314-modern-foreign-languages-mfl-community-of-practice.html

 

 

 

 School year 2020/2021 

WEBINAR - Listening using Edpuzzle and TeachVid for online teaching 3rd of February @ 7 pm 

Sandrine Pac-Kenny (PPLI Education Officer) and Dominique Senard (PPLI associate) will present 2 tools that can be used for online teaching but also in the classroom setting. 
Sandrine will present Edpuzzle and how it can be used for formative and summative assessments. Dominque will present TeachVid and how it generates a variety of activities. It will be a very hands-on session. 
Participants are encouraged to have the platform open to having a go. 
 
Webinar - Digital technology for Formative Assessment and AfL for Teaching French 11th of January @ 7.30pm 
A practical and hands on session for MFL teachers.
Participants will be able to ask questions and try it out too.
Sandrine Pac-Kenny, Education Officer with Post-Primary Languages Ireland 
 

ICT

In this certified course, participants will get a chance to partake in a community of practice for ICT. This  programme will include sustained support to maximise learning experiences for participants.

Topics covered will include: eSafety and photography in the classroom, use of presentations and creating books online, using ePortfolios and creating simple videos, assessment and feedback with ICT and using ICT with pupils with SEN and SESE and ICT.

Participants will be invited to share what they create and are working on in their classes and ask questions of a group of peers.

Our next  meeting is on the 24th of February @5pm when we will look at Creating Books Online 

In this webinar participants will:
 
- Explore how to use applications such as Book Creator and Story Jumper.
- These are online tools which allow simple books to be created online. 
- Interactive ebooks with text, images, videos, audio recordings can be created and sent to children. 
-These platforms work across a range of devices and web-browsers and are free for teachers to use for up to 80 books. 

 Click here to book a place https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/primary-courses/1867-meeting-community-of-practice-ict.html

New members always welcome!

On Tuesday 2nd of February our Topic was Photography in the Classroom . 

In this webinar, participants will: 
- Explore different ways to use photography and photos across the curriculum. 
- Discover some resources and sites where photos can be used for classroom purposes.
- Examine ways in which photos can be edited and changed to make posters, etc. 
- Brainstorm ways photo sharing can occur in distance learning in a safe manner. 

Our first Community of Practice for ICT took place on 13th of January .Our Topic on the night was  eSafety and Introduction to Digital Learning Plan and Framework. Sharing information online and protecting ourselves and our learners. Padlet. Please click on the below link to access the presentation notes from this topic. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N5jUwIhj6I6I3NkqpC9CEpcu4sXpwbvN/view?usp=sharing

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