You are very welcome to this brief Guide to the materials for the Graphics CPD Day 2021/2022. This Guide is intended to provide an overview of the content, messages, and discussion points of the CPD materials as you engage with them as an individual, a group of teachers or as a Subject Department. The materials will be helpful for teachers who may not have been able to attend the workshop in Graphics on their cluster CPD day 2021/2022, for newly qualified teachers, or for teachers teaching Graphics for the first time in Junior Cycle. The materials will also be of interest to teachers who attended the CPD workshop in 2021/2022 and who would like to revisit the materials.
The workshop runs over three sessions on the cluster day. Therefore, the presentation is divided into three sections for you to engage with online. We have included an overview (in the form of a blurb) with each set of materials, indicating the core content of the PowerPoints, videos or other materials. Each overview will help you to discern what the section entails or what section you would like to revisit in the time you have available.
The print version of the learning log contains pages from the full learning log that will be useful for teachers to have a hard copy of during the workshop for you to engage best with the activities throughout the day.
Teachers can download the digital version of the learning log for use in conjunction with the CPD workshop. The learning log is in pdf format and contains useful links to other documents, resources, and videos.
In order to support teachers and groups who may be accessing materials during their Professional Time, the CPD presentation has been divided into three separate sections for website publication.
Part 1: Teachers are afforded an opportunity to discuss and reflect on their experience of the learning journey in Graphics. Teachers discuss the process and value of the SLAR meeting. Teachers also have an opportunity to explore some of the NCCA examples of student work, particularly Classroom-Based Assessment 1: Communicating through sketching, which are available on www.curriculumonline.ie.
Part 2: This part of the day focuses on exploring pedagogical approaches to developing spatial reasoning in the Graphics classroom. Teachers see evidence of classroom practice to support spatial reasoning. Teachers engage with a practical task and discuss how to adapt the activity to suit their class context.
Part 3: This part of the presentation focuses on exploring the role of the SEC assessment components in Graphics, the student project and the sample paper. Teachers participate in several discussions on how these assessment components are embedded in the student’s learning journey.
Engaging with the SEC Graphics Sample Paper: This video highlights a method for aligning and mounting the A3 SEC Graphics Sample Paper booklet to a drawing board. The video also highlights some important General Instructions for engaging with the sample paper.
To support your engagement with this online workshop please have the items contained in the ‘Items for Effective Engagement’ document.
The A4 Planes Board may be printed to aid with engagement with one of the workshop activities.