WORKSHOPS ........

FUNdamental Biology - An Individual or Team-Based Biology Challenge

Declan Finlayson

  • Revise 1 to 6 topics simultaneously

  • A game for up to 6 players

  • In excess of 1,600 questions/set

  • 4 Sets in the box (for a class of 24 students) 

  • All questions are Definitions or Keywords or from Past Papers

  • 55 topics covering LC Biology syllabus

  • Each topic numbered for easy sorting (if necessary)

  • Upgradeable to any changes in Syllabus

  • The teacher can be the Quiz Master or it can be played by Students

  • Questions are on a card with the Topic Number and Title on the reverse

  • CD with Templates also included

  • Climate Crisis – The World is on Fire. What can we do?

    Aileen Tennant & Kelly Mara

    This workshop will look at the current climate crisis, what the impacts are and how to empower learners to take action. It aims to set the scene with regards to the climate challenges we are currently facing locally and globally and investigate how we embrace sustainable consumption.

     

    While awareness is increasing with regards to climate change and biodiversity loss in the media and with the general public, we all now need to take positive action to tackle the issue. Younger generations that we teach will face the toughest challenges and the evidence we are faced with can feel overwhelming. We will highlight the importance of optimism and how to empower learners to take actions.

     

    Active methodology will be used throughout, with group work, critical thinking and reflection on behaviours linked to sustainability. 

    GLOBE citizen science: students measuring & acting on local air pollution?

    Sabrina Moore

    The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.  Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.

    Vision: A worldwide community of students, teachers, scientists, and citizens working together to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth's environment at local, regional, and global scales.

    Mission: To promote the teaching and learning of science, enhance environmental literacy and stewardship, and promote scientific discovery.

    Science on Stage

    SonS Team 2019

    Come along and meet the team of teachers with their projects, who represented at the 2019 European Science on Stage Festival. The team will display and demonstrate the best ideas from SonS 2019. This workshop will make available the current range of resources and workshops and outline those planned for the future.  There will be plenty of opportunities for participants to get ‘hands-on’. We will also include some ‘fun favourites‘ from previous festivals.

    Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. The overall aims of Science on Stage are to:

    • Provide a forum for teachers to exchange teaching ideas for the sciences

    • Inspire and re-enthuse science teachers

    • Provide teachers with access to quality science teaching resources and ideas through workshops, booklets and videos www.scienceonstage.ie

    Ultimately, the aim of Science on Stage is to enable teachers to deliver science in a more creative and engaging way.

    Demonstrating Inclusive Science

    Madeline Hickey & David Keenahan

    This workshop will show the contribution that ‘science demonstrations’ make to a successful education for all. Today’s inclusive classrooms present many opportunities and challenges for teachers. Greater awareness of the various needs of students with special educational needs is important to the quality of the classroom experience for all students. This workshop will look at how ‘science demonstrations’ can meet the needs of many of these students including, for example, those students with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, as well as students with a variety of other special needs. Catering for exceptionally able students as well as those with a hearing loss or anxiety issues are part of the daily challenge of teaching. How aware are we and do we know how to differentiate our lessons to better cater for all our students? Current educational research in the area of special needs will be communicated as part of the workshop.

    Throughout the workshop, there will be extensive use of ‘Science on Stage’ resources. These are readily accessible and inexpensive and well-resourced in terms of the website www.scienceonstage.ie which is free to use. Many teachers have developed strategies for improving literacy and numeracy skills, but this workshop will provide opportunities to help them identify and cater to a much broader and perhaps more challenging array of needs.

     

    Participants will have the option to receive various free resources in the area of Special Educational Needs.

    Promoting Progress Through Online Assessment

    Michael O'Leary

    Science/maths teacher, currently a part-time facilitator with PDST (Chemistry), founder of iQuiz Assessment, sciencequiz.net, iceist.ie

     

    Proof of learning requires some forms of assessment. Teachers need data to know how well students learn. Students need to know how well they have been learning and where they need to improve.

    Teachers find assessments another effective way to measure knowledge.

    Assessments take time to create, administer and correct. Is there an easy way of using online tools to streamline this process, while assessing quickly and accurately?

    What benefits are there for the teacher and the student?

    Are there any disadvantages for learning using online assessment?

    Science on Stage Ireland

    Science on Stage Irish Team 2019

    Come along and meet the team of teachers with their projects, who represented Ireland

    at The 2019 European Science on Stage festival

    The team will display and demonstrate the best ideas from SonS2019

    Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. The overall aims of Science on Stage are to:

    · Provide a forum for teachers to exchange teaching ideas for the sciences

    · Inspire and re-enthuse science teachers

    · Provide teachers with access to quality science teaching resources and ideas through workshops, booklets and videos www.scienceonstage.ie

    Ultimately, the aim of Science on Stage is to enable teachers to deliver science in a more creative and engaging way. Ireland has been involved with Physics on Stage and Science on Stage since its foundation in 2000. Science on Stage Ireland is organised by CASTeL at Dublin City University and the Institute of Physics in Ireland and has received funding from Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme (2015-2017).

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