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2021/2022 School Year

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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“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.

County Wexford Education Centre

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Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

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Local Buses and ample carparking available

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