Picture: Stephen Howell, Helen Keegan, Julie Cullen, Pamela O’Brien, Seamus Hoyne, Minister of State Ciaran Cannon, Dr. Maria Hinfelaar, Evelyn O’Connor, Colin McLean
The ICT in Education Conference was hosted by LIT Tipperary on Saturday 10th of May 2014.
The conference showcased case studies, workshops and keynote addresses to amplify effective methods teachers, lecturers and practitioners have used to enhance the resonance and reach of their own best practice and to energise student voices in creative classrooms and online activities.
The day-long event celebrated the tenth anniversary of the ICT in Education conference series, an annual showcase of education leaders, opinion makers, and contributors to the #edchatie online discussions. Its highly regarded framework provides a place where enthusiastic educators can meet in person, sustaining relationships that span across three levels of education.
Minister of State Ciaran Cannon addressed the conference and shared his thoughts on the potential for technology use in education. Keynote presentations were delivered by Helen Keegan (@heloukee), UK National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer and researcher at the University of Salford, UK, Evelyn O’Connor (@evelynoconnor), Teacher of the Year 2012, Julie Cullen (@cullej29), Young Advisor to European Commision Vice President Neelie Kroes and Stephen Howell (@saorog), Academic Engagement Manager for Microsoft Ireland.
The Youth Media Team again brought the student voice to the event. Following on from a very successful year, they returned to their home conference to amplify the 'Global Voices' theme through their interviews, photographs and blog posts. You can follow them at @YMTfm.
Picture: Youth Media team
The students voice resonated through the inclusion of a number of workshops involving local primary and secondary schools as well as the Thurles CoderDojo.
It’s fair to say that attendees on the day were Happy!
On Friday 9th of May, the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) hosted a pre conference TeachMeet.