This section contains the professional learning materials and supporting resources used during the 2022/2023 cluster CPD. The materials and resources will further support the professional learning of colleagues at school level, and of those teachers who are new or returning to Applied Technology.
Teachers may wish to print or download the PDF versions of the accompanying Learning Log booklet. This booklet was developed as part of the Applied Technology online CPD day 2022/2023.
Note: During the day there will be reference made to this support booklet and there will be an icon on the top right corner of the slide on screen to indicate the page number.
The CPD PowerPoint Presentation has been split into three parts:
Part 1 - Teachers explore the development of knowledge, understanding and skills through a First-Year learning experience with a focus on Electrical Control. They consider the use of success criteria to support learning. Teachers also engage with an Electrical Circuits Resource as a teaching and learning support in Applied Technology.
Part 2 - Teachers explore the development of knowledge, understanding and skills through a Second-Year learning experience with a focus on Electrical Control. They consider how a sensor circuit board can support self-directed learning and the development of problem-solving and creative thinking skills. Teachers also consider how they can support students to document and act on learning.
Part 3 - Teachers explore how assessment items can support an integrated approach towards learning in Applied Technology. They also consider opportunities to support ongoing teaching and learning.
During their CPD day, teachers engage in practical activities using a Sensor Circuit Board and a Digital Electrical Circuits Resource. This teaching and learning resource was developed by the Applied Technology team in response to the needs of teachers. The PowerPoint for this resource has been designed as an interactive presentation which allows you to navigate to different parts of the presentation by clicking on the links on each slide. It is recommended that you download the PowerPoint and engage with it in presentation mode. (Note- some elements of the resource do not function using the website app).
Click on the link shown to download the files to manufacture a Sensor PCB.
These files are open-source and maybe used by a manufacturer to produce additional PCBs as necessary.