Maximising the potential of the Digital Strategy
NAPD held a special CPD in ICT showcase event in the Clock Tower, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin on Friday, 17 November 2017.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD addressed attendees on the promotion of the various professional development supports that schools can look at utilising to enhance learning with the effective integration of technology, as part of the Department of Education and Skills Action Plan for ICT (June 2017).
PDST in Technology presented on the CPD supports it provides to schools and teachers.
NAPD has developed excellent synergies with the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Technology (PDST) and the main technology providers that operate in post-primary schools in Ireland today.
Schools can avail of a comprehensive range of CPD supports from the main technology companies that operate in Ireland, and learn about schools that have nurtured exciting links with these companies.
Madeleine Murray – PDST Technology in Education
We were delighted to welcome Madeleine Murray from PDST Technology in Education to speak at this event.
Last year, PDST and NAPD, hosted a one day conference for school leaders in the Convention Centre. Over 380 principals and deputy principals attended this event which was a huge success.
PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE) is part of the Professional Development Service for Teachers. As well as managing the Scoilnet, Webwise and Infrastructure services to schools, PDST TiE provides online and face to face professional development to teachers on the embedding of digital technologies in teaching and learning.
Madeleine Murray is National Coordinator with specific responsibility for Online CPD Design and the Production of Good Practice Videos.
Steven Duggan is Director of Global Education Partnerships at Microsoft Corporation. A former secondary school teacher, Steven has worked in education for more than 30 years and has a passionate interest in teaching and learning and in the ways in which technology can transform student outcomes, with a particular interest in the needs of underserved communities. A member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) his views on education have featured in press and radio and in a variety of publications.
Eoghan Keegan is Camara’s Schools and Community Programme Coordinator. Previously a teacher, Eoghan has subsequently worked as a professional development coordinator in the area of ICT in education in both Perth and London. Eoghan has also recently completed an MA in Education Technology from the University of London.
Seán Ó Grádaigh
With a background in second-level teaching and educational technologies, Seán is currently employed as a Lecturer in Teacher Education in the School of Education, NUI Galway.Seán developed and coordinated the first fully integrated 1:1 mobile device deployment on an Initial Teacher Education programme in Europe.Seán is an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) and an Apple Education Trainer.Seán is the founder and current chair of MiTE Conference (International Conference on Mobile Technologies in Initial Teacher Education).
To meet the future’s biggest challenges, students need an adaptive set of skills. Technology is transforming what’s possible in schools — enabling innovative solutions to learning’s biggest barriers. With Google for Education’s suite of devices, apps, and resources, teachers and school leaders can easily leverage the power of technology in the classroom to spark learning, foster collaboration, engage students, save time and stay organised.
Empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow The role of technology has fundamentally changed how can we teach and learn. Microsoft is committed to helping educators and education institutions across Ireland empower their students with the tools and solutions to create the world of tomorrow. To aid educators and schools in developing their professional practice, Microsoft has developed a global network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share, and grow in the Microsoft Educator Community. Visit microsoft.ie/napd or education.microsoft.com for professional learning resources and programmes for school leaders and classroom educators, in addition to self-paced eLearning and lesson content and ideas.
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