NAPD Information and Communication Technology

Comittee Members

  • Donncha Ó Treasaigh 
  • Paul Byrne
  • Kieran Golden
  • Alan Mongey
  • Cathnia Ó Muircheartaigh
  • Jean Marie Ward
  • Daniel Hyland

Latest from NAPD ICT

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Join us for the Online Safety Seminar in Google with NAPD & Webwise/PDST Technology in Education

Google, in association with NAPD and Webwise, would like to offer NAPD schools the chance to attend this beneficial event ahead of Internet Safety Day 2019.

Organised by Google’s Trust & Safety Team, this event for educators, is an excellent opportunity to learn about resources and tools that can help you integrate digital citizenship and on-line safety in the classroom.

An update on the very impressive suite of supports available from Webwise (PDST Technology in Education) will also be provided by Jane and the Webwise team at this event.

Registration is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and schools can nominate three teachers to attend. This invitation is open to NAPD Member schools only.

Venue: Google EU Headquarters, Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland D04 V4X7

Click Here to Reserve your Places

Posted by Donncha O’ Treasaigh at Thursday, January 03, 2019

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Conference 2018

NAPD Conference 2018 – Booking & Full Programme on

Fiche bliain ag fás 

Thursday 18 October Galmont Hotel Galway

10.00 a.m. onwards Registration with Tea & Coffee

Session 1 

11.00 – 1.00 Official Opening of Conference , Mary Keane President, NAPD ,Director’s Report to Conference , Clive Byrne Director, NAPD

Inputs from

  • Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation & Gaisce
  • Report from the ICT Committee
  • Launch of the Legal Fees Indemnity Scheme
  • Keynote Launch of the magenta  -Engagement, depth and challenge in Irish classrooms – Mike Hughes

Session 2 

2.00-3.30 Mary Nihill – Centre for School Leadership

Keynote Karen Edge – Reader in Educational Leadership at UCL Institute of Education

3.30-4.30 NAPD Regional meetings.

Session 3

4.45. -7.00 Private business session involving Sectoral Meetings & the AGM

Voluntary Secondary , ETB Sector , C&C Sector all sectors to report topics raised and feedback


7.15 Reception for New Members

8.00 onwards Buffet Dinner

Friday 19 October 

Session 4 

9.15-11.00 Presidential Address Mary Keane, President, NAPD Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Education and Skills

Session 5 

11.15-13.00 Keynote Bridging the Next Digital Divide Stephen Duggan Vice-President – Microsoft

Leading Curricular and Assessment Reform Fiona O’Brien – Junior Cycle for Teachers

Session 6 

2.00 – 4.30:

Workshops’ Selection – Delegates may choose one or two workshops from the list below.

Workshop 1 Reporting and the language of learning – Fiona O’Brien (one 2 hour workshop)

Workshop 2 Fo-choiste Gaeilge – (ceardlann ag rith ar feadh uaire amháin – 1 Hour)

Workshop 3 Further Education and Training Development Workshop (one 2 hour workshop)

Workshop 4 Magenta Principles workshop – Mike Hughes (Two 1 hour workshops)

Workshop 5 The 4 Components of PsyCap – Jacinta Kitt (one 2 hour workshop)

Workshop 6 The Digital Learning Framework – PDST Presenter (Two 1 hour workshops)

Workshop 7 Education Law – Incorporated Law Society speakers (Two 1 hour workshops)

Workshop 8 School Self Evaluation – John Gorman (Two 1 hour workshops)

Workshop 9 Careers’ Portal – Eimear Sinnott (one 1 hour workshop)

Workshop 10 Open Schools for Open Societies Michelle Dunne-(one 1 hour workshop)

President’s Reception followed by Gala Dinner @ 8.00pm

Posted by Donncha O’ Treasaigh at Friday, September 14, 2018

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Free Courses for Teachers in using iPad

NAPD ICT is delighted to support the Limerick Apple Regional Training Centre

The purpose of the Limerick Apple RTC is to:

  • Empower educators to utilise educational technology as a pedagogical tool
  • Demonstrate how technology augments the learning experience and enables student centred experiences

Visit the website above to see the extended range of workshops for 2018/19, available free of charge.

Workshops are provided by local Apple Teachers, Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Professional Learning Specialists. The sessions are designed by teachers, for teachers, both primary and secondary level.

Posted by Donncha O’ Treasaigh at Thursday, September 06, 2018

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

Back to School with Google for Education, Ireland


We are pleased to invite you to Back to School with Google For Education at Google HQ in Dublin. Taking place on 28th September and suitable for schools who are investigating Google as well as Google veterans, the event will focus on practical strategies to help delegates use G Suite and Chromebooks meaningfully with students.

We will be bringing together leading practitioners, ICT coordinators, and key Google for Education experts to raise awareness of Google solutions and share best practices for implementation. We are also very eager to hear your feedback about how you’re using the tools in your schools.


Date: 28 September, 2018

Time: 13:30 – 17:30

Location: Google, The Foundry Gordon House, Barrow Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

To learn more about this event, please visit our website. We hope to see you there!

Kind Regards,

The Google for Education Ireland Team