2017

Regional Workshop 2017

Bundoran 4th March 2017

We had a very successful workshop in the north-west of the region on the 4th of March. It was a great opportunity for people in the region to network, get and give advice to each other and of course add to their own CPD portfolio.

A huge thank you must go to Kenia Puig from the Post Primary Initiative http://www.languagesinitiative.ie/ who gave a very interesting presentation on How to extract the socio-cultural element in class. The afternoon session was led by 2 of our regional committee members, Arantxa Lopez and Dearbhla Lynch and focused on a peer assessment of the Leaving Cert higher level opinion piece. All participants on the day went home with great examples and lots of food for thought in the implementation of these topics into their teaching.

Without the enthusiasm and dedication from teachers such as Arantxa and Dearbhla, a workshop in the region could not have been possible so a huge thanks must go to them for liasing with the Executive Committee to bring the event to fruition. Also thanks to ID Languages http://idlanguages.com/ for hosting the event.

Dublin Workshop 2017

Instituto Cervantes, Dublin                                     25th March 2017  

We had an amazing line up for you for our next workshop in Dublin on the 25th of March, which took place in the Instituto Cervantes. We collaborated with the Junta de Castilla y León,  la Consejería de Educación, the Instituto Cervantes and the PDST to bring you 3 separate presentations as well as giving you the opportunity to participate in a methodology carousel.

Natalia Martin Ramós from the Fundación de la Lengua Española, who presented on ‘La Ciudad como Herramienta Pedagógica’ and Alfredo Perez from  Colegio Delibes gave a presentation on ‘Ideas para Trabajar el Vídeo’.

Finally topics in our Methodology Carousel included ‘Promoting Target Language’, ‘Using Graphic Organisers in the Classroom‘, and Assessment for Learning.