Education Conference 2013
The 2013 JMB Education Conference took place on the 16th of September at Croke Park. The 2013 JMB Education Conference set out to support management and teacher-leaders in finding a coherent pathway through three major concurrent educational developments. In his keynote address, Dr Mark Fennell offered a framework for linking School Self-Evaluation with the National Literacy & Numeracy Strategy and, of course, the new Junior Cycle.
Delegates attended workshops delivered by voluntary secondary principals and education specialists who offered practical advice on implementing these developments at school level.
The two key policymakers, NCCA CEO Dr Anne Looney and Chief Inspector Dr Harold Hislop, responded to delegates’ questions and gave the ‘system-level’ perspective as well as a rationale for changing the school experience of the 21st century learner.
The Conference was attended by over 530 participants and received significant media attention as well as overwhelmingly positive feedback in participants’ evaluations.