Promethean Sponsors First Irish Teaching and Learning Festival
Released on: August 20, 2010, 5:25 am
Promethean, a world leader in the rapidly growing global
market for interactive learning technology, has announced that it is to
be the lead sponsor of the inaugural Irish Teaching and Learning
Festival, held in Citywest Conference Centre, Dublin on 15th and 16th
The conference will feature education thought leader, and Oscar winning producer,
Lord David Puttnam, presenting his vision of how Ireland can better meet the
educational needs of its new generation of learners. As a former president of
UNICEF UK, and non executive director of Promethean, the Cork resident will bring
some very thought provoking ideas to his keynote.
Graham Byrne, head of Ireland and Scotland at Promethean said: "There has been very
strong demand for an Irish event to highlight the very latest resources,
technologies and trends in teaching. As a global leading educational technology
company and creator of the ActivClassroom suite of classroom solutions, we are
delighted to support Ireland’s first ever interactive conference and exhibition."
Promethean will be demonstrating how its ActivClassroom solutions, comprising of
interactive whiteboards, learner response systems
and specialist teaching software, are bringing to life the
promise of ICT in education, improving engagement and results for learners and
teachers. There will also be a host of practical teaching workshops, live
demonstrations and an exhibition of the latest education tools for visitors.
Graham continued: "The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival will provide an
exciting new forum for debate and best practice sharing among all who are passionate
about the future of Irish education. This new event demonstrates Ireland’s readiness
to explore how new technology and teaching methods can make a very positive
contribution to our shared economic future. We are fully committed to supporting
Irish teachers in making lessons more relevant, inspiring and engaging, and we hope
that our investment helps secure this event as an annual fixture on the school
Event organiser, Maria McMenamin said, "We are expecting 1,500 teachers,
principals, parents and government policy makers to attend the conference and
exhibition nearly 500 have registered to attend to date. This event shall be a one
stop shop for every educational establishment investing in equipment, consultancy or
materials for their school or college."
Attendance at this event is free for principals, teachers, education policy makers,
boards of management and parents who register through the Irish Teaching and
Learning Festival website.
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Notes to editors:
About Promethean - Lighting the flame of learning
Promethean's aim is to unlock the potential of human achievement in education and
training at all ages around the world. It does so by creating, developing,
supplying and supporting leading edge, interactive learning technology and by encouraging the growth of the world's largest online teacher community in
this field. In these ways, Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st
century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike.
Beyond the classroom, Promethean provides comprehensive training and support and,
with over 650,000 members, the rapidly growing Promethean Planet is the world's largest online community for
users of interactive display system technology, providing user-generated and premium
content, and is a forum for teachers to exchange ideas and experience.
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