In order to support teachers and groups who may be accessing materials during their Professional Time, the CPD presentation has been divided into three separate sections for website publication.
Part 1: This part of the presentation focuses on the development of skills, including Junior Cycle Key Skills, from First Year. We focus in particular on the Key Skills of Communications and Managing Information and Thinking. Teachers listen and reflect on how a teacher in his context uses the Features of Quality to support him in awarding a provisional descriptor as part of the CBA process. Following on from this, teachers consider the value of participating in the SLAR process in the context of subject learning and developing an understanding of standards and expectation.
Part 2: During this part of the presentation teachers consider how they can support students in developing problem-solving skills and resilience in electrical control. They engage in discussions about fault prevention and fault detection in electrical control in the Applied Technology classroom. They also explore the use of a multi-meter along with the JCt4 developed resource Problem-solving electrical control in Applied Technology.
Part 3: This part of the presentation explores the role of the assessment components in Applied Technology, with a particular focus on the Coursework Briefs and the Sample Paper which were published by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) in October 2021. Teachers participate in several discussions on how assessment supports the continuum of teaching and learning in Applied Technology.