To support CNSs with the teaching and learning of GMGY, Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), in conjunction with the GMGY Coordinators’ and CNS Principals’ Network Groups, have developed an Implementation Plan for the curriculum. This page contains all necessary information and professional learning materials to support the Implementation Process.
GMGY Implementation Reports
GMGY Implementation Posters
Through the GMGY Implementation process, schools will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional learning opportunities. CNS teachers, coordinators and principals can access information and materials for all GMGY professional learning experiences below.
GMGY Webinars aim to increase teachers confidence and competence teaching the patrons’ curriculum by providing an introduction to the curriculum, and overview of the main pedagogies underpinning each of the four strands as well as suggested methodologies, approaches and resources for bringing learning outcomes to life in the classroom.
As part of the GMGY Implementation process, CNS teachers are provided with dedicated time to prepare for teaching and learning in the patrons’ curriculum. This time aims to enable teachers to put their learning from GMGY Webinars into practice.
For preparation supports specific to any of the four strands, please visit the “Support Materials”.
Learning Outcomes at a Glance
A central component of effective professional development is sustained opportunity to reflect on the processes of learning, teaching and assessment. Furthermore, the ability to reflect on professional practice is a key element in the behaviour of effective teachers and leaders.
As such, time to meaningfully reflect on each of the four strands in GMGY has been provided in the context of GMGY Implementation.
In most cases, reflection will be facilitate locally in schools by GMGY Coordinators. However, recognising the limitations of facilitating reflection in small Community National Schools, ETBI facilitates a GMGY Reflection for Small CNSs at the end of each term.
To register for upcoming GMGY reflection for small CNSs, click the link below.
GMGY TeachMeets are informal, teacher-led professional learning opportunities which aim to provide a space for CNS teachers to share best practice in GMGY.
To register for upcoming Teach Meets, please use the link below.
These presentations were developed by CNS teachers to share their experience of teaching Goodness Me, Goodness You!
Pop-Ups are once off professional learning opportunities which focus on a specific pedagogy, methodology or approach which supports teaching and learning in GMGY.
These professional learning materials aim to provide new and existing GMGY Coordinators with an introduction to GMGY Implementation, their role as a Coordinator and supports available from ETBI as part of the curriculum implementation process.
These materials aim to enable GMGY Coordinators to facilitate preparation for teaching and learning in GMGY with their staff on a short-term and long-term basis.
Information for GMGY Coordinators
Resources for GMGY Coordinators
We Are A CNS
Beliefs and Religions
These materials aim to enable GMGY Coordinators to facilitate reflection on GMGY with their staff.
Information for Coordinators
GMGY Coordinator Training are available to all Coordinators to support them with GMGY Implementation locally, particularly the facilitation of planning and reflection sessions with their staff. Coordinators can avail of
four different training sessions including:
- Introduction to the Role of the GMGY Coordinator and GMGY Implementation
- Facilitating Short-Term Preparation on GMGY
- Facilitating Long-Term Preparation on GMGY
- Facilitating Reflection on GMGY
A GMGY Coordinator Briefing is a short meeting at which GMGY Coordinators will be updated on new developments as part of GMGY Implementation.
GMGY Coordinator Drop-Ins are informal professional learning opportunities which aim to provide an open forum to Coordinators to share best practice with their colleagues around GMGY Implementation in their schools.