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Post Date: 28 March 2019


Geography Symposium

“Creating Connections with our Landscape and Environment: Geology, Weather and Climate Change” Our Geography Symposium takes place in ‘Cool Planet’, Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow, on Saturday, March 30th. The key note speaker is Associate Professor, Ms. Niamh Moore Cherry,Vice Principal of Teaching and Learning, School of Geography, UCD. The workshops will be facilitated by: Geological Survey Ireland/Esri Ireland, ArcGIS for Schools/Cool Planet Experience focusing upon the links between geology, weather and climate change that align to the Junior Cycle Geography Specification. We hope the symposium will give teachers ideas about topics to exmine with their students for their CBAs. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. Teachers must register via THEIR school management at www. jctregistration.ie

Post Date: 21 November 2018


Guidelines for the Classroom-Based Assessment and Assessment Task

Colleagues, the Leagan Gaeilge version of the NCCA Junior Cycle Geography Guidelines for the Classroom-Based Assessment and Assessment Task have been published. They are available on https://www.curriculumonline.ie. Click here to view/download.

Post Date: 12 November 2018


JCT Geography Team and JCSP Statements

On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, Ada Broderick, JCT Geography Team Leader and Paula Needham, JCT Geography Advisor, are meeting in Blackrock Education Centre with JCSP Teachers and Ciara Slone, PDST Advisor, to collaborate in drafting subject statements and targets for JCSP students in geography.

Post Date: 09 October 2018


Upcoming Geography Webinar

Following feedback from teachers, we have developed the content for a webinar that focuses upon a suggested way of planning a Unit of Learning. Accordingly, we are hosting a live webinar entitled “Using the Junior Cycle Geography Specification to plan a Unit of Learning: From Garbhann's Fort to Dungarvan”, on Wednesday, October 10th from 7-8pm. This webinar will focus upon a suggested approach towards how to plan a Unit of Learning and some ways to check in on students’ learning as they engage with the learning outcomes within the unit. You can register by clicking on this link After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Post Date: 01 October 2018


AGTI Conference

We were delighted to present at the 44th AGTI (Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland) Annual Conference 2018, ‘New Frontier’ in The Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin, on September 29th, 2018. We presented on ‘Assessment that supports student learning in the geography classroom’. Great engagement was had and we look forward to meeting again, many of the teachers whom we met on the day. A huge thanks goes to Mr Peter Lydon, AGTI President, for inviting us to present at this year’s conference.