Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh is delighted that several of its teaching staff, Ms. Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, Ms. Deborah Ní Cheallaigh and Mr. Donnhca Ó Treasaigh have been selected by Apple, as Apple Distinguished Educators.
This is a wonderful achievement for all concerned.
Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) are part of a global community of education leaders recognised for doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. They explore new ideas, seek new paths and embrace new opportunities. That includes working with each other — and with Apple — to bring the freshest, most innovative ideas to students everywhere.
ADEs work closely with Apple to lead innovation in education.
ADEs advise Apple on integrating technology into learning environments — and share their expertise with other educators and policy makers. They author original content about their work. They advocate the use of Apple products that help engage students in new ways. And they are ambassadors of innovation, participating in and presenting at education events around the world. Being part of the ADE community is much more than an honour — it’s an opportunity to make a difference.
There are now more than 2,000 ADEs worldwide, from the United States to China, New Zealand to Turkey. And they gather every year at ADE Institutes and education events around the world as well as online in the ADE community to collaborate on solutions to the global education challenges of today and tomorrow.
As well as this, Mr/ Kevin O’ Reilly (Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh), TY Coordinator, Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, College Principal, Donncha Ó Treasaigh have been trained by Apple to work as official Apple Professional Development Consultants – APDs. This qualifies them to guide and advise schools.
They also provide training, through Apple, to Principals and ICT Coordinators.
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh has been using iPads successfully since 2010.