Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010 – Promethean Seminar Sessions

Session 1 – Friday at 14:00

Speaker: Janice Black, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Promethean, and Gill Leahy, Head Teaching and Learning Consultant, Promethean and Secondary Maths Specialist.










Seminar title: (Maths + Technology) x Innovative Practice = Inspired Learners.

Biography: Janice is an experienced primary school teacher, and Gill Leahy has 19 years teaching maths in secondary education. Both are ICT-enthusiasts with a passion for innovation and creativity in teaching, having worked in classrooms all over the world, they have seen the impact of technology in teaching younger learners.

Committed to the development of interactive whiteboard best practice, they aim to share their knowledge and skills with educators and PGCE students, helping them embed ICT into their pedagogy and realise the potential of digital tools.

Seminar synopsis:

Maths is an integral part of any school curriculum and day to day life but it is not an easy subject to teach. Increasingly numeric and analytic skills are highly sought after, and are much in demand in higher education and the workplace. However the teaching of the subject has posed several challenges for teachers – how to engage learners? Show relevance in the real world? How can teachers support individuals?

No matter what level you teach, you will see how interactive whiteboard and handheld learner response devices, accompanied by innovative teaching methods and resources, can renew enthusiasm – dramatically improving assessment, student motivation and participation in an everyday maths lesson.


Session 2 – Saturday at 13:00

Speaker: Samantha Clewes, Teaching and Learning Consultant in Ireland, Promethean and former secondary school teacher






Seminar title: How to use an interactive whiteboard effectively in your classroom.

Biography: An experienced secondary school teacher, Samantha specialised in Geography and the application of ICT.


Utilising her education and technology experience gained from the classroom, Samantha joined Promethean in 2009 as a Teaching and Learning Consultant. She is committed to developing of interactive whiteboard best practice, sharing her knowledge and expertise to help educators and students integrate ICT and help them realise the full potential of the technology.


Samantha also works closely with publishers and software houses to ensure resources designed for interactive solutions truly meet the needs of the classroom.


Seminar synopsis:

The interactive whiteboard is a relatively new tool in to Irish classrooms and the curriculum but embracing new technology shouldn’t be daunting.


So whether you’re a primary, second or third level teacher, a newcomer to ICT or an expert – you’ll gain practical tips on:

–          Planning lessons and creating content

–          Personalisation and participation

–          Cross-curricular strategies

–          Classroom management and appealing to different learning styles


This session will not only help teachers get to grips with their interactive whiteboard, using software and incorporating multimedia, but it will also demonstrate how effective use of this technology could save you time.





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