Promethean sponsors first Irish Teaching and Learning Festival
Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has announced that it is to be the lead sponsor of the inaugural Irish Teaching and Learning Festival, held in Citywest Conference Centre, Dublin on 15th and 16th October, 2010.
The conference will feature education thought leader, and Oscar winning producer, Lord David Puttnam, presenting his vision of how Ireland can better meet the educational needs of its new generation of learners. As a former president of UNICEF UK, and non executive director of Promethean, the Cork resident will bring some very thought provoking ideas to his keynote.
Graham Byrne, head of Ireland and Scotland at Promethean said: “There has been very strong demand for an Irish event to highlight the very latest resources, technologies and trends in teaching. As a global leading educational technology company and creator of the ActivClassroom suite of classroom solutions, we are delighted to support Ireland’s first ever interactive conference and exhibition.”
Promethean will be demonstrating how its ActivClassroom solutions, comprising of interactive whiteboards, learner response systems and specialist teaching software, are bringing to life the promise of ICT in education, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers. There will also be a host of practical teaching workshops, live demonstrations and an exhibition of the latest education tools for visitors.
Graham continued: “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. 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. We are fully committed to supporting Irish teachers in making lessons more relevant, inspiring and engaging, and we hope that our investment helps secure this event as an annual fixture on the school calendar.”
Event organiser, Maria McMenamin said, “We are expecting 1,500 teachers, principals, parents and government policy makers to attend the conference and exhibition nearly 500 have registered to attend to date. This event shall be a one stop shop for every educational establishment investing in equipment, consultancy or materials for their school or college.”
Attendance at this event is free for principals, teachers, education policy makers, boards of management and parents who register through the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival website.
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Promethean’s aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing, supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world’s largest online teacher community in this field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.
Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and, with over 650,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet is the world’s largest online community for users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.
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