Subject Specific Community of Practices
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.
Click here to book a place https://www.ecwexford.ie/cpd-courses/post-primary-courses/1744-meeting-community-of-practice-english.html
Monday 11th of January at 7.30pm
Would you like to discuss & share ideas for CBA 1? Or ways to encourage spoken production in MFL classroom?
If so,please register by clicking here https://ppli.ie/
Looking forward to sharing, collaborating and learning!
Community of Practice meeting
Time : 7pm - 8pm
New members always welcome!
Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science
- Assessment for learning
- Formative feedback
- ATS STEM Initiative & Digital formative feedback
- Science padlet resource build up.
- CBA 1 planning
About the Facilitator:
Jonathan Reynolds is a post primary teacher in Junior and Senior Sciences in Ramsgrange Community School, Co. Wexford for the past eight years, previously teaching in Yeats College Waterford and Westmeath ETB. He is an experienced written examiner for Junior Cycle Science and Junior Cycle Mock examination process setting and correcting Mock examinations for Ordinary & Higher-Level Agricultural Science and correcting Leaving Certificate Biology & Chemistry (both levels). He is currently participating in a Master of Education in School, Cosán Framework with the Teaching Council and JCT.
Community of Practice Meeting for Primary SENCO’s and SET’s
Thursday 21st of January 21
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00 pm
We invite all teachers working in Special Education in primary schools to come together informally, to discuss and share experience, knowledge and resources about our roles in schools. We aim to provide an opportunity to enhance our learning and knowledge and to share experience and resources so that we can support each other.
We hope to meet regularly going forward as a Community of Practice and we would love your input so we can book speakers and make this venture as supportive, practical and useful as possible.
This meeting will be hosted via Zoom, a link will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the meeting.
Are you interested in joining ?
We are currently taking names of teachers interested in coordinating each of the subject community of practice groups . We are also collating Subject Groups in each subject area. If you are interested please email info@ecwexford to express your interest in your chosen subject. New members always welcome !
What is a Community of Practice?
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and who interact regularly to learn how to do it better (Wenger, 2006).
These communities are intended to provide fun, safe and supportive spaces for teachers to share resources and ideas, explore and question their understandings, solve challenges, and form common commitments for action and improvement.
Communities of practice learn collectively through several types of activities, such as the following:
Sharing information or resources
Where can I find examples of effective formative assessment strategies?
Sharing plans or working together to develop them
Has anyone started writing their unit plans yet? What suggestions can you share with those of us just starting
CBAs Made Simple...
Collectively decide on an easy approach for both teachers and students
What trends are apparent across our students’ work?
SLAR Meetings- sound advice for productive meetings
Can we generate some ideas for how to integrate these assessment strategies?
Discussing developments in Exam Marking schemes
Invite key speakers to discuss exam format and marking schemes
Invite Subject specific Speakers on key areas
Building agreement for action
What will we commit to trying in our classrooms before we meet next?