Literacy Association of Ireland
Cumann Litearthachta na hÉireann
Tuesday, 13th October 2020 at 7 pm (IST)
Contemporary issues: Future directions
A panel discussion hosted by Dr Gene Mehigan (Marino Institute of Education)
Rory is a primary school teacher on secondment with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) since 2016. As a literacy advisor he supported teachers' professional development in a variety of areas across the language curriculum. He is currently the team leader for the Primary Literacy Team.
Regina Dunne is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. She is Deputy Principal of St Catherine’s National School, Rush, Co Dublin. Regina was previously Team Leader for Literacy at the PDST and Academic Coordinator for English Language Teaching and Learning at the Applied Language Centre, UCD.
Pádraig Ó Duibhir
Pádraig Ó Duibhir is Deputy Dean of the DCU Institute of Education and Director of SEALBHÚ, the DCU Research Centre for the Learning and Teaching of Irish. His interest in literacy lies in the teaching and learning of reading in immersion and second language contexts.
Dr Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan is a Director in the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). In his role he oversees a range of projects, one of which has been the development of the recently published Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile. He is a former principal of Ard Rí Community National School, which he founded in 2010, and has also taught in a range of contexts, from small schools in Ireland to large multi-cultural schools in the United Kingdom.
Dr Gene Mehigan
Gene Mehigan is Vice President for Education and Strategic Development at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. In his professional career to date he has been a primary school teacher, a literacy specialist, an educational consultant and a teacher educator. He is past President of both the Literacy Association of Ireland (LAI) and the Irish Learning Support Association.
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22nd European Conference on Literacy 2021 / An 22ú Comhdháil Eorpach ar Litearthacht 2021
July 5th- 7th Dublin City University, St.Patrick's Campus
Theme: Literacy and Diversity: New Directions
Téama: Litearthacht agus Ilchineálacht: Treoanna Nua
LAI will co-host the 2021 European Conference on Literacy, along with the Federation of European Literacy Associations.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to present a paper or a workshop at the conference, click here to visit the conference website The deadline for proposals is January, 31st 2021.
LAI plans to organise a summer course for teachers that includes participation in the Conference. Details will be forwarded to members in spring 2021.
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