POWER UP 2.0 – FAQ

What is a Power Up event?
A Power Up event is a series of CPD workshops to enhance teachers understanding of, and knowledge and skills in using ICT to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in their classroom.

Who is organising this event?
Power Up 2.0 is organised by EXCITED – the Digital Learning Movement, in partnership with the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and Dublin City University (DCU). EXCITED also acknowledges the assistance of the Department of Education and Skills and Science Foundation Ireland in supporting this initiative.

How is the day structured?
Teachers can apply to attend 4 different workshops from a range of 6. These workshops commence on the hour at 10am, 11am and 1.00pm and are of 45 minutes duration each. At 12 noon we have the keynote address on Cyberbullying by Prof. Sameer Hinduja and all teachers are welcome to attend this keynote address.

Where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place in the DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra. The campus map is available further down this page and has the key buildings, parking and access points highlighted.

Is there parking available on campus?
Yes, parking is available but is limited to approx. 150 vehicles. We would recommend the use of public transport from the city centre using Dublin Bus. Buses that serve DCU All Hallows Campus: 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41a,b,c, 44, 126 Swords Road (Stop # 21/45).

What do I need to bring?
Yourself, an appetite for learning and a laptop/tablet/smartphone if you wish to “connect” during the workshops. Also, bring a teaching colleague that may be interested, if we still have registration space available.

Will a wi-fi connection be available?
Yes, and we will have help in place should you need assistance in getting connected to the campus network.

Will refreshments be available?
As with previous Power Ups, copious amounts of fresh tea/coffee and biscuits will be available during registration and during all breaks between workshops.

What is the cost of attending this day?
There is no cost to attend the day, but you MUST register using the booking engine below. Numbers of participants are limited on the day and we reserve the right to refuse admission to workshops based on health & safety requirements.

Is there anything else happening on the day?
Yes, the day is also being used to highlight and showcase the excellent work of students involved in the Digital Schools of Distinction Programme (Primary) and School Digital Champion Programme (Post Primary). It is anticipated that up to 50 schools will be displaying projects they have been working on over the course of the last year. These projects have the potential to spark, inspire, encourage and fuel your imagination for projects you may wish to undertake in your school.

So, this day costs nothing, you have access to 4 of 6 excellent and inspiring workshops including a keynote address from a world expert on Cyberbullying. You have an opportunity to view a showcase of innovative student work from two wonderful national projects, meet and discuss all things IT-related with like-minded teachers. It is reachable by public transport and you get copious amounts of tea/coffee and biscuits throughout the day. That about sums it up. But, please remember, you MUST register using the booking engine below. The number of participants is limited so please register now to secure your place.

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