The Digital Learning Framework (DLF) has been developed to assist schools in effectively embedding digital technologies into teaching, learning and assessment. It provides clarity for schools on how to create a shared vision regarding how technology can best meet the needs of all learners. Nationwide seminars exploring the six-step process involved in the implementation of the DLF are currently being delivered by the PDST through the Education Centre Network.
This seminar, which employs a constructivist pedagogical approach, will give school leaders an overview of the DLF, explore the initial steps involved in the implementation of the DLF in a school and highlight the supports available from PDST to aid schools when introducing the DLF in their context.
Facilitator: Michael McNamara
Michael is seconded from Scoil Pádraig Naofa, Cregmore, Galway to the Digital Technologies for Teaching, Learning and Assessment team of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). Michael joined the organisation in 2016 and has since worked with primary schools and teachers, predominantly in the west, midlands and south of the country. As an advisor on the team, he has aided teachers to embed digital technologies into their practice to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom. In September 2018, Michael was appointed as Team Leader for the Digital Technologies team and now works within a cross-sectoral capacity in this regard.