The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) National Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 5 & 6 February 2010. The change in date, one week earlier than previously announced, presents the exciting opportunity of holding the conference at Portlaoise College and the nearby Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. This change in location marks the first time in many years that the conference will be held outside of Dublin.
Similar to the 2009 conference programme, the conference weekend will consist of two events – a Friday evening CESI Meet (Portlaoise Heritage Hotel) and a Saturday full day conference programme (Portlaoise Community College). For those new to CESI, a CESI Meet is a semi-formal evening of sharing information, ideas and projects with colleagues. You can view a report of our most recent CESI Meet (including a full list of presentations and a video clip) here.
The Saturday programme will consist of as many as 30 presentations/workshops aimed at highlighting good practice in ICT usage from primary, post-primary and third level teaching settings. Joe Dale, leading practicioner in the area of ICT and modern foreign languages, will be presenting on the Saturday. Joe’s blog, http://www.joedale.typepad.com, has been nominated for two Edublog Awards in the last there years.
The Heritage Hotel will be offering a special overnight rate to conference attendees. For further details on the special rate and conference news, be sure to read your upcoming CESI Conference News emails or visit http://www.cesi.ie in the weeks ahead.
CESI, www.cesi.ie, has promoted the use of ICT in education at all levels in the Irish Education System since 1973. It is a voluntary body that draws its members from primary, post primary and third level teachers. The CESI Conference is generously supported by Teachers Professional Networks (http://www.tpnetworks.ie) and the National Centre for Technology in Education (http://www.ncte.ie).