Sunday, October 21, 2012

INOTE Conference 2012

Yesterday the third annual conference of the Irish National Organisation for Teachers of English, INOTE, was held in Kilkenny, "Words Alone are Certain Good". Below are some links and tweets from the day via Storify. Evelyn O'Connor, who runs the excellent, delivered two ICT training sessions, and has handily put her useful notes online here on a variety of web tools. Thanks to her for the kind mention of this blog, too. She also encouraged English teachers in Ireland to join Twitter (there are still fairly few). Here's her own post on the day.

The AGM was taken up mostly by a concerned and passionate discussion of the changes coming to the Junior Certificate. More delightfully, a highlight was Dermot Bolger's writing workshop, in which he got us to write pieces based on John Hinde's photographs of the Butlin's holiday camp, and read his own moving poem 'Neilstown Matadors'.

Our own notes from last year's conference can be found in these posts.

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