CESIcon 2016: Our Digital Strategy - making IT matter
On Saturday 27th February 2016 the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) will hold its annual conference. The venue for this year’s conference is Dublin City University (DCU). The conference will be preceded by the now-traditional TeachMeet CESI event, which will be held on the evening of Friday 26th February at the Regency Hotel, Dublin 9. To register for this year’s conference or the pre-conference TeachMeet, please click here.
2015 saw the launch of Ireland’s Digital Strategy for Schools which aims to “greatly enhance the learning experience and lifelong learning skills of all our students”. The foreword to the strategy calls upon all teachers “to use ICT in the classroom to bring learning to life for students; to give learners the tools to collaborate and to examine engaging problems; to research and analyse information; and to use ICT resources to communicate their ideas and to share what they create with others beyond the walls of their classroom or school” (p. 4).
With this in mind, the theme for the 2016 CESI annual conference is “Our Digital Strategy – making IT matter”. Ireland’s Digital Strategy for Schools will be put into practice by the participants of this conference in the years to come. This year’s event will focus upon our understanding of the importance of information technology in education, the potentials and problems that lie ahead in implementing the Digital Strategy for Schools, and the ways in which we can make a meaningful and magical curriculum for the learners in our care.
The CESI conference is a calendar highlight for those who are interested in integrating technology into their teaching and learning and this year promises to uphold the high standard that has been set by previous CESI events. The conference features a mix of presentations and hands-on workshops, high-profile keynote speakers, and opportunities to engage with educators from all levels of the Irish education system.
- Friday 26th February 2016: TeachMeet CESI (Regency Hotel, Dublin 9)
- Saturday 27th February 2016: CESI Annual Conference (Dublin City University)