First Irish Teaching and Learning Festival in October

19 Aug 2010

The inaugural Irish Teaching and Learning Festival will take place on 15 and 16 of October in Citywest Conference Centre in Dublin.

The conference will feature education thought leader and Oscar winning producer Lord David Puttnam.

Puttnam will present his vision of how Ireland can meet its educational needs more effectively for its new generation of learners.

“There has been very strong demand for an Irish event to highlight the very latest resources, technologies and trends in teaching,” said Graham Byrne, head of Ireland and Scotland at Promethean, which is the lead sponsor of the event.

“As a global leading educational technology company and creator of the ActivClassroom suite of classroom solutions, we are delighted to support the Ireland’s first ever interactive conference and exhibition.”

Promethean will demonstrate its ActivClassroom solutions at the event, which consists of interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, and specialist teaching software.

There will also be practical teaching workshops, live demonstrations and an exhibition of the latest education tools at the event.

“The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival will provide an exciting new forum for debate and best practice sharing among all who are passionate about the future of Irish education,” said Byrne.

“This new event demonstrates Ireland’s readiness to explore how new technology and teaching methods can make a very positive contribution to our shared economic future.”