Bernie Goldbach in LIT | Photo of Pam Moran
More than 80 educators are expected on the Thurles campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology for a day-long “Learning Spaces” conference on the 19th of May. The event marks the eighth year of education conference run bv the department of Technology, Science and Media in LIT.
The conference takes a broad view of both the physical and virtual spaces where we learn. Keynote speakers and workshop presenters explore space, time, technology, and the curriculum in front of first and second level students.
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 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 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. Contact Pam O’Brien’s organising committee directly on 0504 28261.
Bernie Goldbach collates a lot of ictedu links.