Teaching and Learning Update
The Teaching and Learning Team this month met to discuss the results of DCU’s survey on formative assessment. Also sub-teams were formed on literacy and numeracy to undertake actions in these areas. In the New Year, the team’s focus will switch towards writing a School Improvement Plan in the area of Wellbeing.
The Teaching and Learning team met this month again focussing on formative assessment-this time concentrating on effective questioning techniques and formative feedback. Teachers agreed to trial increased use of ‘lollipop sticks’ and mini whiteboards.
Sixteen teachers met after school as part of the Teaching and Learning Team. The discussion focused on formative assessment. Teachers agreed to trial new methodologies with regard to sharing learning intentions and success criteria. Contact was made with Dublin City University so that a survey on formative assessment could be undertaken.