Team Teaching with Maynooth University 2016



Due to the success of the 2015 PDST/Maynooth University collaborative pilot project on team teaching, the project was expanded in 2016 to include all 2nd Year PME students and their co-operating teachers.  In October, November and December of 2015 co-operating teachers and their PME students were invited to attend workshops in Wexford, Kildare and Navan Education Centres. These workshops were co-designed and facilitated by PDST and Maynooth University personnel (William Donnelly, Dr. Marie Clynes, Dr. Tom Walsh and Angela Rickard).


Team Teaching Zoom Event 


To celebrate the success of the project and to showcase the work that was undertaken, PDST\Maynooth University hosted a Team Teaching Zoom Event on Monday 22nd February 2016 with contributions from Ciara O’Donnell (PDST National Director), Professor Sharon Todd (Maynooth University Head of Education Department), Dr. Finn Ó Murchú (University College Cork) and  Tomás Ó Ruairc (Teaching Council Director). All Resources from the workshops and poster presentations from participating schools can be viewed below.


Video of participating PME students and teachers from: St. Mary’s CBS Academy, Carlow, Principal - Leo Hogan, teacher - Caitríona Cronin and PME student - Karolina Streit and the Curragh Post-Primary School, Principal - Louise Kearns, teacher - Natali Dalton and PME student - David Ryan.


Team Teaching Resources



Workshop One


Team teaching scenarios 



Team teaching poster (downloadable version)



Student Teacher Co-operating/Host Teacher Subject/Topic/Project Name of School
Áine Dooley Lisa Nolan Transgressing Borders Kishogue Community College
Amy McDowell Lisa McNerney Character Analysis Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa
Andrew Keating Damien Stephens Case Study: Tourism in the Burren National Park Meanscoil Iongaid Rís
Anton Partridge Michelle Killeen Population: Distribution, Deversity and Change St. Vincent's CBS
Charmaine Dowling Adrienne Timmons Social Education Muine Bheag Vocational School
Ciara Judith Mitchell Bernadine Ní Giolla Phadraig Development Education Coláiste Bríd
Colm Walsh Joanna Conneely Irish Culture & Heritage Assumption Secondary School
Danielle Egan Elaine Kelly Maths Holy Family Community School
Daragh Cannon Aisling Brennan Anchient Rome: A Roman Banquet St. Aidan's CBS
David Kelly   Team teaching Oaklands Community College
David Lee Jennifer Lee Introduction to Irish traditional Music Arklow CBS
David Ryan Natali Dalton Active Learning Curragh Post-Primary
Edward Jones Maria Sunderland Synthetic Geometry Piper's Hill College
Elaine Weldon   Exam Revision Inver College, Carrickmacross
Eoin Kendrick   R.E. Signs and Symbols Enniscorthy Vocational College
Fergal Flanagan Aoife McGorvern English - Multimedia  
Fiona Rice   Junior Certificate Science Coláiste na hInse
Garry Simpson   Team Teaching with Gifted Students Malahide Community School
Irene Heavey   Junior Certificate Business Studies  
Jack Colgan Nick Hines Poetic Techniques - Simile and Metaphor Oaklands Community College
James Cawley/Kevin Smith Margaret Kearney & Dr. Helene Suttle Geography & Maths St. Joseph's College
Karolina Streit Catríona Cronin Calculus and Rates of Change St. Mary's Academy CBS
Kevin Smith/James Cawley Margaret Kearne & Dr.Helene Suttle Geography and Maths St. Joseph's College
Kim Barrett R. Jones 1st Year English  
Laura Cardiff Trevor Smith The Consumer Selskar College
Michael Murphy Aoife De Róiste History - Creation of Historical Artefacts Coláiste Bríde
Michael Keegan Elizabeth Brophy Team teaching St. Kevin's Community College
Nicola Flood S. Whyte 2nd Year English - Poetry and Songs Wilson's Hospital
Orla Judge Niamh Murray Team teaching St. Joseph's Rochfortbridge
Patrick Farrell B. Walshe Geography - Case Study in Economic Activities Hartstown Community School
Rachel Burke   Junior Cert. Science St. Aidan's Community School
Rachel Dudley McEvoy Aileeen Brennan 5th Year Business - Management Skills Borris Vocational School
Rachel Hott Mary Hande Science Knockbeg College
Robert Stafford Mark McMenamin Team teaching Oaklands Community College
Samantha Cribben   5th Year Maths Caritas College
Sharon Delahunty Olivia Kennedy Poem - "Phenomenal Women" Borris Vocational School
Simon McClean Eithne Bean Geography - Mass Movement - Cause & Effects Lucan Community College
Sinead Kelly Roche   "The Four Commandments for Team Teaching" Scoil Dara