JMB Education Conference 2022


Tuesday 23 August 2022

JMB Education Conference 2022

Digital Technology in Education. Possibilities – Practice – Policy

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JMB Education Conference 2022

The aim of our Conference this year is to offer peer and specialist-delivered workshops on emerging developments in education technologies as well as offering opportunities for you to interact with policy makers, practitioners, specialists, support services and relevant commercial enterprises.

We intend to leave our participants – principals, chairpersons, deputy principals, and teachers – with greater clarity around policy, practice and possibilities for innovative teaching and learning for all our students.

As well as a series of relevant workshops, we will have an important keynote address from Ms Bernie McNally, Secretary General, Department of Education who will introduce the policy perspectives as set out in the newly revised Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027.

JMB Education Conference 2022 - Programme

Who can attend

Principals, Chairpersons, Deputy Principals and other personnel involved in schools' digital teaching


€140 for one person and €120 per person thereafter

Registration is closed.

All attendees must register on-line prior to attending training/events.
Payment for JMB events/training will only be accepted by credit/debit card, as with all other on-line bookings/purchases.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that refunds will only be given if cancellation is made three days before event by email to


Please note that each workshop will be presented twice, morning and afternoon, so if your chosen workshop is closed due to being booked-out, please check the alternative presentation on the schedule.


Building Teacher Capacity:

Mr Anthony Kilcoyne, PDST Deputy Director, Digital Technologies

  • Accessing possibilities for teacher CPD
  • Enhancing the curriculum and amplifying good teaching

Assistive Technology - but Useful for All:

Ms Deirdre Madden,
UCC Assistive Technology Outreach Coordinator


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD):

Mr Raymond McHugh,
JMB School Management Advisor
Ms Sharon O’Shaughnessy,
Digital Leader, St. Macartan’s College

  • BYOD supporting inclusion and social equity
  • How BYOD can work with your school’s digital ecology
  • Advantages and challenges from a real-school setting

Cybersecurity Risks: Implications for Schools:

Mr Tom Lonergan, National Coordinator - Technology Integration Initiative

  • Learning from the HSE ransomware cyberattack
  • Growing threats to schools’ data and IT systems - how your school could be impacted
  • Expert advice and guidance as to how these risks can be reduced

ICT Infrastructure Planning and Procurement:

Mr Ronan Farrell,
School Procurement Manager
Ms Deirdre Redmond,
Project Officer - ICT Infrastructure

  • ICT infrastructure to support your Digital Learning Plan
  • Digital devices for teachers and students, school networking/Wi-Fi, cloud platforms, projectors, and technical support options
  • Procurement and purchasing options, frameworks, and alternatives where suitable frameworks don’t exist

Selfies, Smartphones, and Social Media: Online safety strategies and resources for schools:

Ms Jane McGarrigle,
Project Officer - Internet Safety, Webwise
Ms Tracy Hogan,
Education Officer, Webwise

  • Online safety considerations for school leaders
  • School policy advice, guidance, and tools
  • Resources and supports for teachers and parents


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