More than 100 educators will visit LIT’s Thurles campus for a day-long “Learning Spaces” conference on 19th May.
The event marks the eighth year of the education conference by the Department of Technology, Media and Science in LIT.
Registration is now open for teachers and anyone interested in improving education in Ireland.
The conference will take a broad view of both the physical and virtual spaces where we learn.
Keynote speakers and workshop presenters will explore space, time, technology, and the curriculum in front of first and second level students.
“If you expect to teach effectively in the 21st century, you need to be aware of how to create interesting learning spaces for students,” says Bernard Goldbach, one of the organisers. Two avid American educators headline this year’s conference as keynote speakers.
Both Ira Socal and Pam Moran promote “The Iridescent Classroom”.
They imagine a space without boundaries of opportunity but with enclosures for safety and security.
They appreciate traditional time and space limitations while promoting support and mentoring for creativity.
Both keynote speakers bring their message of “sharing to build a vibrant teaching community” to the Learning Spaces Conference.
LIT Tipperary lecturer and event co-organiser Pamela O’Brien says, “The Iridescent Classroom glows with the learning work of students.
I see this kind of energy during Coder Dojo sessions in LIT Tipperary and we want to show teachers how to bring it into their classrooms.”
As workshops during the Learning Spaces Conference will show, students can learn to develop as better citizens by experiencing what it means to collaborate while learning.
Registration for the Learning Spaces Conference is online at LIT.ie/ictedu and the online conversation has started on Twitter @ictedu or by contacting Rita Clohessy at 0504 28252. For more information, contact Bernard Goldbach at firstname.lastname@example.org, 086 1743369, or Pamela O’Brien at: email@example.com, 0504 28261