There is a learning revolution underway and it is being led by trailblazing teachers in our schools and communities. These teachers are working to develop new and exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning using technology. Young people are using technology to access content, but more importantly they are using it effectively to create their own content and to collaborate with their peers. A significant number of teachers are also teaching our young people how to code and through open – ended projects are empowering them to create their own technology. Most importantly these teachers are awakening in our young people an interest in learning and creativity using a medium and methodologies that they find stimulating and fun. Our young people are also developing the valuable skills required for the digital world we now live and work in.
EXCITED is building a global community of creators
EXCITED is celebrating the work of innovative teachers
EXCITED is listening to and learning from students
EXCITED is championing collaboration between education & enterprise to develop future skills
EXCITED – The Digital Learning Festival will bring together these digital learning trailblazers from Ireland and abroad to celebrate and learn from past achievements. In consultation with teachers, young people and leaders in enterprise and academia we will chart the way forward for the future of technology in education thus ensuring a solid base from which to launch the next phase of Ireland’s economic growth. EXCITED is a Department of Education initiative with support from IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Learnovate Centre and the NDRC.
For a full schedule of events see: http://www.excited.ie/
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