Waterford Branch Committee 2017/8


Chair: John Bosco Tobin  – johnboscotobin@gmail.com

Vice Chair: Gerard Hanlon – jvghanlon@hotmail.com

Secretary: Niamh Crowley – crowniamh@eircom.net

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


September 2017

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.]


November 2018

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


January 2018


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.


March 2018

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.


April 2018

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

  1. Local resources: Ideas & Suggestions – A Forum
  2. 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.


All are welcome but please let us know [crowniamh@eircom.net] you are coming

so we will have enough materials prepared.





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