International Literacy Day 2017

A celebration of International Literacy Day

Using technology in adult literacy and numeracy tuition

Friday 8 September 2017 – 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

9.15     Registration: Tea and coffee

9.50   Launch of National Adult Literacy Awareness Week 

Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

10.00 Address by Minister for Education and Skills

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills

10.15 Technology: Introductory remarks from chair

Chair: David Pollard, Innovation Pioneer, Rehab Group

10.20   Using technology in adult basic education: Learning from the IDEAL Erasmus + project

Niamh Maguire, Adult Literacy Organiser and Kathie Orr, Resource Worker and Tutor, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board

10.40   The flipped numeracy classroom: What is it and how it works

Niall O’Connor, Deputy Principal, Maths and Science teacher, Ardgillan Community College, Co. Dublin

11.00   Adult skills in Ireland: Strengths and challenges

Anthony Mann, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris

11.20   Coffee and networking

11.40   Teaching mathematical concepts through digital media

Paul Curran, Assistant Coordinator, Local Training Initiative at Young Irish Film-Makers, Kilkenny

12.00   Websites and apps to enhance teaching and learning

Mary Jo Bell, Primary School Teacher, Professional Development Service forTeachers (PDST) Technology Tutor, Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Executive.

12.20   Panel discussion: Students talking about how technology has helped with their learning

12.40   Questions and answers

1.00     Close and lunch

Public transport:The nearest LUAS stop is Mayor Square (two stops after Busarus on the Red line)

Parking: The NCI car park is on Alderman Way, Dublin 1