Subject Specific Community of Practices

English 

The first ever Community of Practice for Post-Primary Teachers of English will commence at the start of the new academic year 2020/2021 in the Wexford Education Centre.

It is envisioned that these meetings will provide an excellent opportunity for English teachers, across County Wexford, to meet and discuss the opportunities and challenges that their subject presents at Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle, as well as acting as a resource and support for each other.

It is planned that each meeting will have a particular focus in the form of a guest speaker/workshop/presentation/forum of discussion.

If you’re an English teacher and feel you would like to share some good practice with colleagues or if you have any suggestions for these meetings, please contact Joe Rolston, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Twitter: @PresWexEng. Further details will be revealed in due course.

 MFL 

The next Community of Practice for MFL teachers takes place on Wed 22nd April 2020- Postponed to the Autumn 

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/community-of-practice/wexford/ 

Looking forward to sharing, collaborating and learning! 

History 

 Simplifying CBA’s for Junior Cycle History

 Date: Thursday 24th of September 2020
Time : 7pm - 9pm 
 
This is a chance for a group of teachers to come together and share their practices, skills and knowledge around the CBA’s for Junior Cycle History. Experiences from teachers who have completed CBA 1, as well as guidance and discussion on how to approach CBA 2, will be shared and explored. This is an excellent opportunity for enhancing our teaching and learning, with a view to interact regularly going forward as a community of practice.This meeting will be hosted via zoom, a link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the meeting .

Science 

Community of Practice (CoP) – Junior Cycle Science 

This is an informal session and its aim is to encourage and facilitate discussion amongst teachers

The second session will focus on:

  1. Continue building a database of sharing resources for Junior Cycle Science – Sign up with email address 
  2. Mapping the LO contextual strands for assessment purposes 
  3. Focus on the Nature of Science and importance for inspection and link to resources suitable for 1st to 3rd Years.
  4. Incorporating differentiation into Junior Cycle Science lessons
  5. Numeracy and Literacy in JC Science
  6. Discussion of successes, issues and experience of CBA 2 (3rd Year)
  7. Discussion of successes, issues and experience of CBA 1 (2nd Year)

Come along  to our next meeting  

Monday 28th of September  2020   7pm  - 8pm  

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. 

 

SEN 

Initial Community of Practice meeting for Post Primary SENCO’s and SET’s
Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Time:  7.00 pm - 800pm 

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.
 
 

Initial Community of Practice meeting for Primary SENCO’s and SET’s
Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Time:  4.30pm - 5.30 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 in September. 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.

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 

 Analysing data

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?

 I’m stuck.

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?

 

County Wexford Education Centre

Location

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

Transportation

Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact

Tel: (053) 92 39100
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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