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Autumn 2016 Workshops

 

Workshops will be announced shortly.  Registrations only via http://pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

AMGEN Teach 

 

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Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 

 

Information Page

 

PDST will run Coursework-B  workshops in 2016 – 2017

Applications will open on Monday 14th November  

http://www.pdst.ie/onlinebooking

 

SCIFEST EZINE - SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

 

Click here for the Formulae and Tables booklet - approved for use in the state examinations.

 

 

George Boole (1815 - 1864)

 

November 2nd 2015 is the 200th anniversary year of  George Boole’s birthday.

Cork Education Support Centre on behalf of  ATECI, in conjunction with UCC  and with the help of NAPD, IPPN,PDST, IOP and with generous support from EMC are planning to have every school student in the country doing a lesson based on the work of George Boole on that day.

If you have ideas or suggestions about how you might like to celebrate the centenary in your school or region please email Ruairí Ó Céilleachair at boole200project@gmail.com

 

 

 

SCIENTIX NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

 

Our first Scientix National Conference for Agricultural Science took place on the 22nd November in the University of Limerick. It was a hands on practical day and over 100 teachers were in attendance on the day. Thanks to all who attended and made it such a great day. 

An overview of the day can be seen below.

 

 

 

George Dennis performed a  demonStration of the Gerber Test for the Butterfat Content of Milk.

This and other videos including a full dissection of a sheep and pig ruminant and monogastric disection, performed by  Teagasc in Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan,  for Leaving Certificate Students, was made available at the spring ag science course.

 

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
 

AMGEN TEACH

Amgen Teach aims to deepen student interest and achievement in Science by strengthening the ability of life science secondary school teachers to use inquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Amgen Teach uses training workshops and distance learning events to provide educators with the skills and confidence necessary to transform the student experience in learning Science.

We would like to invite you to participate in the European Amgen Teach initiative. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences.  These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland. 

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Scientix promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. 

The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.  

Checkout their website scientix.eu for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on  STEM.

 

 

Circular Regarding Practical Assessment LC 2014 

Following a review of arrangements for the assessment of Agricultural Science at Leaving Certificate level,  updated guidelines have been issued

These  guidelines supersede the guidelines previously issued and are effective for candidates commencing the two-year programme in Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science in September 2012 and presenting for assessment in the Leaving Certificate examination of 2014 and thereafter.

Download Circular

New Practical Assessment Guidelines

New Guidelines issued regarding project work are availble  to download here

 

 

 

 

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