tytpn conference 2021
Unfortunately due to Covid Restrictions, it is not possible for us to host the annual TYTPN conference in the normal manner this year. However, in order to continue to support you in your work with TY students and by way of an alternative, we have asked facilitators to share their expertise virtually instead. We will be uploading resources over the coming months covering different areas of the curriculum and showcasing Programmes that may be of interest to you and your students. We hope you find these useful as you plan for the next academic year. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.
2021 ONLINE RESOURCES
TY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Contributed by: Eimear O'Sullivan
BFIRESAFE@SCHOOL FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Transition year mathematics
Catherine Kierans - St. Macartan's College
"Teaching & Learning Experiences in Transition Year ”
Mr Kevin Mc Clean - Senior Inspector - Department of Education & Skills
access classics - transition year unit
The Transition Year Unit on Classical Studies encourages students to engage with and explore the culture of ancient Greece and Rome thematically, and to draw and discuss connections with the modern world, thereby allowing students to question their own place in the world and their connections with others. The Unit is suitable both for complete beginners and for those who took Classical Studies for the Junior Cycle. The Unit includes a range of lessons that showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Classical Studies and complement numerous subjects with which students will be familiar, for example history, English, languages, art, science and geography.
Topics covered include:
o an introduction to Classical Studies through Ancient Cyprus
o STEM in the ancient world
o travel in the ancient world
o art in the ancient world
o Classics in the modern world
o nature and food in the ancient world
o languages (Ancient Greek and Latin)
Through interacting with the ancient world, students are given the opportunity to develop critical, creative and problem-solving skills through analysing a range of sources, from written documents to graffiti, vase paintings and undeciphered languages! Group discussion and team work are emphasised throughout, and lessons are accompanied by suggestions for group projects, field trips and further exploration of particular topics.
A teaching manual, accompanying PowerPoint and additional resources are available at:
They can also be downloaded using the links below.