Waterford Branch Committee 2017/8
Treasurer: Anne Marie Mullally - mullallyam @eircom.net
C.E.C. Delegates: Niamh Crowley, Gerard Hanlon, Anne Marie Mullally
Substitute delegate: John Bosco Tobin
Committee: Thomas Ahern, Niamh Crowley, Angela Goff, Gerard Hanlon, Anne Marie Mullally, John Bosco Tobin
Waterford Branch Activities School Year 2017/8
The A.G.M. and first meeting of the Waterford Branch will take place on Thursday, 21st September,
at 7.30 p.m. in Waterford Teachers’ Centre
7.30: A.G.M. of Waterford Branch H.T.A.I.
8.00: Gerard Hanlon – “Update on new Junior Cycle History”
[Gerard is on the N.C.C.A. Committee for Junior Cycle History]
8.30: Niamh Crowley –
“ The 3 Case Studies for the Modern Ireland Documents Course”
[In-service was offered previously on the individual Case Studies but this will be a revision of the three with some helpful summaries and materials for class.]
Forum for History Teachers
‘How to promote History in your School
and improve your History teaching’
Thursday, 23rd November at 7.30 in Waterford Teachers’ Centre
Layla Caulfield – Making History enjoyable for 1st years –fun & learning in the History classroom
Thomas Ahern – Linking History learning outcomes in with ‘Wellbeing’ for the new Junior Cycle
Niamh Crowley – Resources to defend the position of History in the core of the Junior Cycle
Angela Goff – Exploring interest in using Interactive Posters as a learning tool – includes all
types of learners and promotes learning outcomes for AOL & AFL
An Important Resource for teaching Case Study:
‘The Impact of the E.E.C. on Fisheries’
The Film ‘Atlantic’ – as a teaching resource
Stephen O’ Gorman
Waterford Teachers’ Centre, Wednesday,
24th January at 7.00 p.m.
A Teachers Workshop
Improving your students writing skills and marking their
Leaving Cert Essay Questions & Document Based Questions
Waterford Teachers’ Centre,
New date : Thursday, 15th March at 7.00 p.m.
[please note the starting time]
The workshop will be led by Aisling Quinn, [an experienced Leaving Cert marker]. Teachers will have an opportunity to mark actual student essays and Documents Based Questions submitted by a selection of teachers and discuss the criteria for marking with their colleagues.
The answers selected for the workshop will be from the 2 most popular ‘pre’ exam companies [Examcraft and D.E.B] from this year’s exam, so these will be questions that your students will have attempted recently.
Getting ready for the new Junior Cycle History
Next September you will be teaching the new Junior Cycle History course. Some teachers have had one day’s in-service; but many History teachers have not been able to attend the in-service for both/all of their subjects and so have missed out on a opportunity to examine the new course.
H.T.A.I. Waterford Branch will be organising a series of activities to help teachers plan and organise their teaching for the new course. This will be the first in a series of meetings looking at the new course.
Thursday, 19th April 2018 at 7.00 p.m.
Waterford Teachers’ Centre
- Local resources: Ideas & Suggestions – A Forum
- Looking at the new Specification – Seán Delap
- Local resources: Ideas and suggestions
What links are there to our local area and how can our local Museums and site visits be linked in to the new course? We will provide some materials with ideas and suggestions.
- Looking at the new History Specification:
What’s familiar & what’s new on the Junior Cycle History Course?
Seán Delap, Coláiste Íosagáin, Dublin.
Seán is a very experienced History teacher and textbook writer. He will outline how teachers can plan their Junior Cycle History course from the ‘Strands’ and ‘Learning Outcomes’ in the Specification.
so we will have enough materials prepared.