It’s that time of year again when anticipation in educational technology circles in Ireland is building towards the annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) which will be held on Saturday February 27th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Our Digital Strategy – Making IT Matter“.
Attendees will be again spoiled for choice with a great mixture of presentations, workshops and the keynote addresses. This blend of presentations, workshops, vendors and networking opportunities which has proven so popular in previous years will again be a feature of this year’s conference which will be held this year in the Dublin City University (DCU).
CESI says that:
“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.”
Friday Night Teachmeet
As always, the conference will be preceded on Friday night, February 26th by a Teachmeet in the Regency Hotel, Dublin 9. This follows a “Teachmeet” format where the atmosphere is less formal. Presentations are delivered in three formats: Nano (2mins), Mini (5-7 mins) and Soap Box (15 mins). Throughout the evening there are usually competitions and spot prizes and the evening finishes off with refreshments and chat.
Registration for the Conference is now open on the CESI website. Tickets for the Friday night TeachMeet usually sell out in advance. You can register and pay for the Saturday conference/workshops and the Friday night TeachMeet through the website HERE.
For teachers interested in the integration of technology in the classroom, registration for this annual conference is a must. Early registration for the conference would greatly assist the committee with the organisation of the event.