HTAI National Conference 2017

HTAI National Conference 2017
Date: 13th - 14th October
Location: Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Theme: Revolution and Change

Click here to register for the conference

HTAI Membership Application Form 2017-2018
HTAI Kerry Conference Programme 2017 (Word)
HTAI Branch Contacts 2017-2018 (Word)

Friday 13th October 2017
6.30-7.30 - Registration and Refreshments Reception Area
7.30-9.00 - Official Opening of 2017 Conference: Niamh Crowley, President HTAI Magnetron Room, Gleneagle Hotel

  • Opening Address Billy Keane, Irish Independent
  • Keynote speaker: Dr Geoffrey Roberts, Professor of History, UCC ‘The Russian Revolution and its impact’
  • ‘Atlas of the Revolutionary Period Exhibition’ UCC Roadshow, foyer, Brehon hotel

Wine reception hosted by EdCo in Mezzanine area of the Brehon Hotel

Saturday 14th October 2017
8.30 - 9.00 - Registration
9.00 - 10.00

Susan Cashell, Review of the Leaving
Certificate History exam
or Jacqueline Kiernan, Review of the Junior
Certificate History exam


10.00 - 10.30 - Mary Ó Dubháin & Déirdre Mac Mathúna - How to use the ‘Online Genealogical Project’.
10.30 - 11.15 - Dr Marian Lyons, NUI Maynooth ‘What caused the Reformation in 1517?’
11.15 - 11.45 - Break Tea and Coffee & visit to stands, book companies, tours groups etc. Mezzanine area

11.45-12.45 - Workshops Session 1:

Topic Presenter
 1 Leaving Cert Case Study : The First Programme for Economic Expansion 1958 - 1963 Niamh Crowley, Waterford branch, HTAI President
 2 Review of the Junior Certificate History Exam 2017 Jacqueline Kiernan, Chief Advising Examiner
 3 Numeracy and Literacy in the History Classroom Eimear Jenkinson, Ardgillan Community College
 4 Interactive IT and Assessment in the Junior Cert History Classroom Joan Morrissey, St Bridget's Secondary School, Killarney
 5 Revolution Roadshow - How to Use this Resource in your Classroom. Dr Helena O Keeffe, School of History, UCC

12.45 -1.15 - HTAI AGM
1.10 - 2.00 - Lunch
2.00 - 2.30 - Plenary session: The future of History at Junior Cycle, Granú Dwyer & Gerard Hanlon, NCCA History reps

2.45-3.45 - Workshops Session 2:

Topic Presenter
 1 Leaving Cert Case Study : Impact of the EEC on Fisheries Angela Hanratty, Castleblayney College
 2 Best Archives/Sources on Kerry People/Events from the War of
Independence and Civil War
Dr Tim Horgan
 3 Resources for Teachers in Gaelscoileanna/Setting up a Virtual Branch of HTAI
for Gaelscoileanna to Swap Materials and Promote the Aiste Gaeilge
Michelle D’Altun Gaelcholáiste Trá Lí & Clíodhna Ní Chonchúir, Colaíste Íde, Ciarraí
 4 Helping Students with SEN to Engage and Learn in the History Class Gillian Flynn, Salesian College, Celbridge
 5 Interactive IT and Assessment in the Junior Cert History classroom Joan Morrissey, St Bridget's Secondary School, Killarney

5pm Optional trip to Muckross House

8pm Conference Dinner - Hotel Restaurant - €30.00 per person

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