FÉILTE is Ireland’s way to celebrate World Teacher’s Day every year. Run by the Teaching Council, Féilte, which stands for the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence, is a celebration of innovation in teaching. It is in its second year and its theme is “Talking about teaching: Tearing down the walls,” which if you’re not in teaching might seem sinister!
Tearing down the walls is a new cliché in the teaching world to mean unrestricting one’s learning to the four walls of the classroom. It is technology that has allowed most teachers to be able to do this through social media, video conferencing and other web 2.0 applications and it will be interesting to see how the lineup of speakers will be able to respond to the theme. Anseo.net hopes to have a small stand where we will showcase some of the wonderful ideas that have been shared over the last 8 years on our blog to knock down, tear down or break down those walls!
According to the Teaching Council, FÉILTE 2014 will feature a mix of over 50 showcases and workshops spanning projects from across the education sector, demonstrating the innovation happening in teaching and learning now. The day will commence with a keynote address by broadcaster Ryan Tubridy, followed by three panel discussions chaired by Matt Cooper. You can view the full programme here.
Tea and coffee will be complimentary throughout the day and a bento box lunch will be available at a cost of €10 per person. Cash only will be accepted on the day.
Help us in celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2014 at FÉILTE!