The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 6th May. The aim of the conference is to provide a space for like-minded teachers to learn from each other and share ideas around integrating technology in the classroom. This event will be of interest to teachers who are hesitant in their use of technology as well as teachers who are happily integrating technology into their everyday teaching and learning. The conference is suitable for primary and secondary teachers as many of the technologies being shared have practical uses in classrooms at all levels.
The theme for this year's conference is 'Immersive Education’. This theme will underpin the keynote presentations, practical workshops and talks.
Keynote presentations will be delivered by Stephen Reid, a Games based learning pioneer, Pamela Ronan, Limerick Educate Together School and Stephen Howell, Academic Programme Manager, Microsoft Ireland. A range of break-out sessions will see presentations and hands-on workshops delivered by practising teachers across primary, secondary and third level education. These sessions will cover a diverse range of topics such as Minecraft Education, Greenscreen Filmmaking, Leo WeDo, Micro:bit, Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Full details of the programme and online registration can be found at http://www.lit.ie/ictedu. The Registration fee is €50 with a special 'Bring a Buddy' rate of €85 for two. A student/unwaged rate is also available.
A Maker Meet will be held on Friday 5th May from 7-9 pm. This will be an informal pre-conference opener which promises to be a fun filled evening of making, sharing and learning with a hint of challenge and competition for good measure! Registration for the Maker Meet is also open at a rate of €10.