About the Festival

The festival is aimed at anyone involved or interested in the area of Education in Ireland. This can range from teachers, principals, special needs assistants to parents. There will be over 80 exhibitors, great talks and lots of prizes! To register for this free event please visit the website @ www.itlfestival.ie  or for more information join us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Win an ActiveBoard Mobile System Interactive Whiteboard from Promethean, complete with installation and training to the value of €4500. To be in with a chance simply register for the event and come on the day!  To register simply click on the icon to the right or visit the website www.itlfestival.ie.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dr. Kenneth Freeman on June 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I am wondering what is the main focus of the festival? How will teachers actually benefit from it? Would it be practical or theoretical?

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    • Hi Kenneth,
      There are a number of key themes for the festival including ICT in the classroom, teaching gifted children, lesson plan construction etc. We assure you there will be something for everyone! While there will be some theoretical aspects, the practical sessions are going to be quite exciting. These include:

      • Using your technology effectively in the classroom
      • Collaborative Procurement: How schools can save by purchasing together
      • Internet safety and cyberbullying
      • New resources for teaching Irish, Maths and Science
      • Special needs education in mainstream education, resources that are available for parents, teachers and schools

      Hope you can make it!

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      • Posted by Dr. Kenneth Freeman on June 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

        Thank you sir/madam,

        One major concern I would have is that the only speaker listed on the website is Lord Puttnam. Will there be more high profile speakers attending?

      • Glad to help! Another major speaker will be Dr.Theo Lynn of the Link initiative (See: http://www.link.dcu.ie/). A full list of speakers, exhibitors and sessions will be available shortly on both the website and blog. Thanks for the interest, and look forward to hearing from you in future.

  2. Posted by Dr. Kenneth Freeman on June 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I wonder how would one go about applying to speak at the festival? I would certainly be interested.

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  3. Posted by Peter Taylor on June 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Hi,

    Is this event run in collaboration with the department of education? Or if not, will the department play a role in the running and structure of the festival?

    Will both Friday and Saturday offer the same speakers or will the speakers differ? I ask this as I live in Tory island and am unsure if I could travel up and back for both days.

    Reply

    • Hi Peter,

      The teacher education section of the department of education shall be running a number of sessions during the conference. Although the department of education is not funding the event they are allowing their resources to be used at the festival to train teachers. You are advised that different speakers will be on each day of the festival, however, if a particular session is proving to be very popular we may run it on both days.

      Regards and thanks,
      The ITL Festival team

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  4. Posted by Marie Hamer on June 15, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I was wondering if people will need to sign up for seminars and if they will be on a first come basis?

    Reply

    • Hi Marie,

      If you register to attend the festival you will be kept up to date on all seminars, at the minute there is no need to sign up for the seminars but we will inform you of any changes.

      Regards and thanks,
      The ITL Festival team

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  5. Posted by George McCarthy on July 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I have registered for the festival but am unsure if I can attend due to other commitments, may I still win the interactive whiteboard? It would be of great assistance in my own school.

    Reply

    • Hi George,

      Don’t worry, by registering for the event you are automatically put into a draw to win the interactive whiteboard.
      Thanks for the comment George, hope you can attend the event.

      Regards and thanks,
      The ITL Festival team

      Reply

  6. Posted by Glennis Healy on July 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I recently visited the website of the festival and the program only includes the keynote speaker, will there be more speakers? Or has the program simply not been updated?

    Reply

    • Hi Glennis,

      Unfortunately the programme page on the festival website has not been updated recently, however if you read through our blog posts you will be introduced to a number of confirmed speakers such as David Puttnam, David G. O’Grady, Theo Lynn, Vincent Hyland, Samantha Clews from Promethean etc. You will also find information about some of the companies who will be exhibiting at the event. You are advised that if you register to attend the festival you will be kept up to date on all seminars. If you have any further queries we would be delighted to help.

      We hope you can make it to the festival.

      Regards and thanks,
      The ITL Festival team

      Reply

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