The Junior-certificate is no longer a “high- stakes” examination (Minister, Inspectorate, N.C.C.A, E.S.R.I., Professional and Parents associations) The route to University is changing (D.C.U., Trinity...) The nature of work is changing We want to retain the breadth of learning that the Junior Cycle offers
We have a number of teachers with experience in subject development from their work in Transition-year experience with digital-mediawant to bring that experience to Junior- Cycle...
This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the process of creating an animation.It aims to encourage students to creatively approach ideas and concepts and develop them through stop motion animation.
Students will gain experience in using animation and editing programmes.The animation industry is a growing one in Ireland with companies like Brown Bag and Boulder Media making work for the home and international market.Therefore developing skills at a young age in these technologies could be very benefical
Students will be using their creative energy in a very practical and enjoyable way. They will make curriculum links to other subjects by using stories or knowledge that they have aquired and use them as a basis for developing their animation.
Digital Media Applications I Can Animate a stop motion animation project iMovie an editing programme GarageBand a programme for producing sounds and music
Communicates effectively using a variety of means in a range of contexts Creates, presents and appreciates artistic works Brings an idea from conception to realisation Uses ICT effectively and ethically in learning and in life
Media Literacy- from consumer to critic ...aim is to enable students to take some control over the exciting but sometimes overpowering waves of information washing over them daily Through three stages: ◦ Reflection on current experience ◦ Learning the language of critical media literacy ◦ Creating media
In five areas of media: Social Networks T.V. Cinema Advertising News
1. Use of digital technology to manage myself and my learning2. Being responsible, safe and ethical in using digital technology3. Performing and presenting to communicate4. Gathering and recording and evaluating information and data5. Assertiveness and confidence in the face of media presentations6. Learning with others
Through group and paired and individual presentations in a variety of digital and non- digital formats. Through using digital sources as the raw material of critical reviews. Through creating original work in the five areas of media.
all of the marks awarded will be for school work the evidence of learning will be generated according to the (NCCA) short course specification and will relate directly to the aims and learning outcomes of the short course there may be more than one assessment component involved – a mix of process and product elements the component/s will be marked in the school and will include internal moderation to maintain standards the grade awarded will be included on a School Certificate that in this case Portmarnock Community School will issue in 2016
Two periods per week, each Over three years School-certificate at end of 3rd Year Continuous Assessment – Common level Assessment focus in Second and Third Year In an option block that each of the other three subjects can be taken in 5th Year
24 students – a “draw from the hat” if oversubscribed (Unsuccessful students will be offered their second choice) Open to all abilities Open to all skill-sets
In 2016: twenty-four students will take nine subjects for the Junior Certificate. The other students will take ten. ◦ They will all receive the “traditional Junior Certificate.” In 2016: twenty-four students will receive a school based certificate on successful completion of the course “Digital Animation and Media” plus the above Junior Certificate.
Portmarnock Community School is a Pilot School for the development of the new Junior Cycle This gives us scope to develop new courses – “short-courses”, “digital animation and media”... For now, we are following our own path over the next three years, using the methodologies proposed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) for teaching and learning and the development of short-courses
Managing information and Working with thinking others ManagingBeing creative myself Staying well Communicating
First-year 2014/2015 will see every student, in every secondary school in Ireland looking at an new English syllabus with a new form of junior- cycle assessment for English in 2017 You will begin to hear of more schools introducing new courses For now all subjects (other than digital animation and media) for your child, starting in September 2013 remain the same, though ◦ there will be a greater focus on Numeracy and Literacy ◦ teachers will have an increased focus on the Key Skills in their teaching practice