You’re very welcome to this brief guide to the materials for the Engineering CPD Day 2021/2022. 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 workshop in Engineering on their cluster CPD day 2021/2022, for newly qualified teachers or for teachers teaching Engineering 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 2021/2022 and who would like to revisit the materials.
The workshop ran over three sessions on the cluster day, and we have laid out the materials on this page in a similar fashion for you to engage with. We have included an overview (in the form of a blurb) with each set of materials, indicating the core content of the PowerPoints, Computer Software Instruction sheet, 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.
The learning log for the 2021/2022 cluster workshop is available to the right of this text. Click to view or download the learning log. Teachers will need to download a copy of the learning log prior to the workshop. We recommend that teachers print the learning log and write notes as they progress through the activities. Supporting videos may be accessed in the learning log through the QR codes via camera app on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet. The videos may also be accessed by clicking the QR codes directly in a digital copy of the learning log.
The CPD PowerPoint Presentation has being split into three parts:
Part 1: This part of the presentation focuses on supporting students to explore a mechanism and design ideation.
Part 2: This middle session provides opportunities for teachers to explore and engage in conversation in relation to assessment in Junior Cycle Engineering.
Part 3: Teachers engaged in activities which explored computer software used in Junior Cycle Engineering. This part of the PowerPoint only provides an overview of the modules from the 2020/2021 and the 2021/2022 cluster workshop. To engage in the computer software activities fully, teachers would be required to follow the modules in the Learning Log.
The instruction sheet to the right of this text was sent in advance to teachers in schools who registered for the 2021/2022 cluster workshop. The instruction sheet was sent with a kit of supplementary components. The supplementary components compliment the ‘Mechatronics Teaching and Learning Resource’ which was sent to schools for the 2020/2021 cluster workshop. The instruction sheet outlines the components required for the workshop, and how to prepare the components prior to engaging in the modules in the 2021/2022 cluster workshop. The title of each module is stated in the instruction sheet. The instructions are supported with instructional videos. These videos can be accessed by clicking or scanning the QR codes as they appear in the instructions.