You’re very welcome to this brief Guide to the materials for the Home Economics CPD Day 2020/2021. This Guide is intended to provide an overview of the content, messages and discussion points of the CPD materials as you engage with them as an individual, a group of teachers or as a Subject Department. The materials will be helpful for teachers who may not have been able to attend the Home Economics workshop on their cluster CPD day 2020/2021, for newly qualified teachers or for teachers teaching Home Economics for the first time in Junior Cycle. The materials will also be of interest to teachers who attended the CPD workshop in their cluster day 2020/2021 and who would like to revisit the materials.
We have divided the CPD day into three shorter sections for you to engage with online. We have included an overview (in the form of a blurb) with each set of materials, indicating the core content of the PowerPoints, videos or other materials. Each overview will help you to discern what the section entails or what section you would like to revisit in the time you have available.
Below are the materials and associated supports and resources for the 2020/2021 Home Economics CPD day. Here is a video and interactive pdf document to guide you.
Here is the Home Economics Online CPD Workshop 2020-2021 booklet. You may find it useful to download and print this. This will allow you to make notes and engage with some reflective questions.
The learning intention for this section is to recognise how we can support creativity in Home Economics. This section will help you to deepen your understanding of creativity and the importance of incrementally developing creative thinking skills with our students.
The learning intention for this section is to develop our confidence in designing student-centred assessments. This section will help you to consider how assessment items support student learning and deepen your understanding of what all assessment moments in Junior Cycle Home Economics look like.
The learning intention for this section is to examine how resources can support planning for creative teaching, learning, and assessment in Home Economics.
The three Choice Pathways include resources to support student learning in: