Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment launched

Digital Strategy Report 2015

The 'Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment', which includes a €210m investment in digital technology in schools, was launched on the 7th Oct 2015 by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, at Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore, Dublin.

 

The 'Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment', which includes a €210m investment in digital technology in schools, was launched on the 7th Oct 2015 by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, at Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore, Dublin.

Among the key points of the Digital Strategy are:

· Dedicated multi-annual funding to schools to invest in technology

· Build on the successful roll-out of high-speed broadband to every second-level school by investing in high-speed wifi networks in every school

· Integration of digital skills in the curriculum and in assessment

· Develop opportunities for students to take an in-depth ICT course at Leaving Cert, as well as embedding digital skills within other subjects

· Promotion of the use of e-portfolios at primary and post-primary level

· Provide enhanced digital content to schools, including working with cultural institutions, sporting bodies and other to expand this range of resources

· Embed ICT skills as part of initial teacher education and ongoing training for teachers

· Work with stakeholders to promote safe and responsible use of the internet and social media, including providing new resources to schools to better prevent cyber-bullying

The Press Release for the launch of the 'Digital Strategy for Schools is available at:
http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2015-Press-Releases/PR15-10-07A.html

The 'Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020) document itself is available at:
http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Digital-Strategy-for-Schools-2015-2020.pdf

The Report on Consultation with Young People on the Digital Strategy for Schools document is available at:
http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/Report-on-the-Consultation-with-Young-People-on-the-Digital-Strategy-for-Schools.pdf

The 2013 ICT Census in Schools Report provides evidence based research which informed the Digital Strategy

The 2013 ICT Census in Schools Summary Report, is available at:
http://www.erc.ie/documents/ict_cencus2013_summaryreport.pdf

The 2013 ICT Census in Schools Main Report, is available at:
http://www.erc.ie/documents/ict_cencus2013_mainreport.pdf

The 2013 ICT Census in Schools - Appendices, is available at:
http://www.erc.ie/documents/ict_cencus2013_appendices.pdf


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