Science

CPD Supports - Elective Workshops

Here you will find information and resources related to our elective workshops.

  • Webinars arrow_drop_down
    Planning Learning Across the Strands - Exploring Connections

    The aim of the webinar is to support teachers exploring cross cutting concepts and using them to link learning outcomes with a focus on Earth and Space.

    Planning Learning Across the Strands
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    Kepler Transit Data Classroom Activity
    Kepler Transit Data Classroom Activity Kepler Transit Data Classroom Activity
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    Reflection on Planning Poster
    Reflection on Planning Poster Reflection on Planning Poster
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    Opening the Door to Research - Science in Society Investigation

    The aim of this webinar is to support teachers in developing their students as researchers, including preparing for CBA 2 – The Science in Society Investigation. Below, you can access a recording of the webinar and the associated resources. This resource was developed in October 2018, for relevant dates and information see the current circular here.

    Webinar Recording - SSI
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    Science in Society Investigation Poster
    Science in Society Investigation Poster Science in Society Investigation Poster
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    Evaluating Reliability of Sources
    CARRDSS Bookmark - Evaluating Reliability of Sources CARRDSS Bookmark - Evaluating Reliability of Sources
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    Thinking about Research Questions
    Thinking about Research Questions Thinking about Research Questions
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    Tips for Successful Internet Searches Resource
    Tips for Successful Internet Searches Resource Tips for Successful Internet Searches Resource
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    Search Engines and Useful Websites
    Search Engines and Suggested Websites Resource Search Engines and Suggested Websites Resource
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    Links Document to Resources
    Links Document to Resources Links Document to Resources
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    Contributions to the SSI Webinar
    Contributions to the SSI Webinar Contributions to the SSI Webinar
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    Supporting Teachers with CBA1 and the SLAR Process

    The aim of this webinar is to support teachers in preparing for Classroom Based Assessment 1. Below, you can access a recording of the webinar and the associated resources. This resource was developed in March 2018, for relevant dates and information see the current circular here.

    Webinar Recording - EEI
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    Extended Experimental Investigation Poster
    Extended Experimental Investigation Poster Extended Experimental Investigation Poster
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    Questions and Contributions from Teachers
    Questions and Contributions from Teachers during the Webinar Questions and Contributions from Teachers during the Webinar
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  • SLAR Facilitation Workshop arrow_drop_down

    This workshop was designed to support SLAR facilitators of all subjects. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill teacher's facilitation skills, to understand the fundamentals of the SLAR process and to aid them in preparing, implementing and reflecting on the SLAR process.

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    ISTA Conference Workshop, Athlone Institute of Technology, April 2018

    Classroom-Based Assessment in Science relate to priorities for learning and teaching such as investigating, and communicating in science, while at the same time developing students’ knowledge and understanding of science, which are vital to working like a scientist. Classroom-Based Assessments promote student engagement through choice about the topic on which to focus, communication formats and possibilities for student collaboration. In this workshop, we explored ways of supporting students to engage with the Classroom-Based Assessments in a manageable way that provides ample opportunity for student achievement, whilst keeping student choice and authentic science processes central.

    Developing Investigation Questions
    Supporting Students in Developing Investigation Questions Supporting Students in Developing Investigation Questions
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    ISTA Conference Workshop, NUI Maynooth, April 2017

    In this workshop, we used a series of activities to show how learning outcomes translate into classroom practice. In particular, we wished to highlight how consideration of the action verb in the learning outcome brings clarity to the expectations for the learning outcome in the classroom.  The front page of each activity gives the context of learning and identifies both the learning outcomes in focus and the learning intention for the activity as well as the prior learning of the students for whom these activities were developed. The purpose of the activities is not to exemplify how these learning outcomes must be taught but rather to highlight how the action verb was considered in interpreting the learning outcome and in developing learning experiences for this cohort of students.  These activities are available as word documents so you can adapt them to suit your student cohort.

  • Other Elective Workshops arrow_drop_down
    Chem Ed Conference Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, Oct 2018

    In this workshop, teachers engaged with a range of learning activities. In particular, we wished to highlight how flexibility within the specification allows opportunities for teachers and students to engage with chemistry concepts across the nature of science and contextual strands. The concept of solubility was explored through the vehicle of carbon sinks.

    Workshop Resource Booklet 2018
    Workshop Resource Booklet 2018 Workshop Resource Booklet 2018
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    Chem Ed Conference Workshop, University of Limerick, Oct 2017

    In this workshop, we used a series of activities to show how learning outcomes translate into classroom practice. In particular, we wished to highlight how consideration of the action verb in the learning outcome brings clarity to the expectations for the learning outcome in the classroom.  The front page of each activity gives the context of learning and identifies both the learning outcomes in focus and the learning intention for the activity as well as the prior learning of the students for whom these activities were developed. The purpose of the activities is not to exemplify how these learning outcomes must be taught, but rather to highlight how the action verb was considered in interpreting the learning outcome and in developing learning experiences for this cohort of students.  These activities are available as word documents so you can adapt them to suit your student cohort.

    STeP into Science Project, May 2016

    In May 2016, JCT worked with the National Centre for STEM Education (EPI-STEM) on the STeP into Science project. This project aimed to provide some example strategies for teaching Nature of Science in general and argumentation in particular. Arising from this project, a number of resources have been developed by EPI-STEM/JCT to support learning experiences related to scientific argumentation. You can access these resources below.

    The Science Gallery Dublin, April 2016

    In April 2016 Science Gallery Dublin, in partnership with JCT, hosted its first ever CPD event for post -primary teachers. On the day science teachers, scientists and artists worked collaboratively to develop resources and ideas around the new Junior Cycle Science Specification.

    Some Thoughts from Participants
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     Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) 2016

    In 2016, Science Foundation Ireland hosted a number of CPD workshops focused on developing students investigative and communication skills in the context of the Physical World and Earth and Space strands. You can find the slides and a resource used in these workshops here.