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10TH ASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM CONFERENCE(AEC-NET)
Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
7-11 November 2011


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   DAY 1 – MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2011
  am / pm   Arrival of Participants

 
      Transfer to Hotel by bus (Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, Co. Louth)
 
 
 
  10:00 - 16:00   Registration of Participants

Venue: Conference Centre Lobby
 
 
 
  16:00 - 17:30   Co-ordinating Meeting of Co-Chairs of the 10thAsia-Europe Classroom Conference and Working Group Co-ordinators

Venue: Meeting Room 2 (Floor 1)

Chair: Dr Sven Hadenfeldt
Technical Advisor and Member of the AEC-NET Co-ordinating Committee

 
 
 
  19:00 - 21:00   WELCOME DINNER FOR THE 10THASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM (AEC-NET) CONFERENCE

Attire : Lounge Suit / Cocktail Dress National Costume
Venue : Hamilton Suite, Crowne Plaza Hotel

18:30   Arrival of Participants

18:45   Arrival of the Guest-of-Honour
Mr Ruairí Quinn, TD
Minister for Education and Skills Department of Education and Skills

Group photo with the Minister before dinner

19:00 – 19:05   Remarks by Dr Pádraig Kirk
Chief Executive Officer
Co. Louth Vocational Education Committee

19:05 – 19:15   Remarks by Mr Zhang Hongtie
Director, People-to-People Exchange
Asia-Europe Foundation

19:15 – 19:35   Welcome Remarks by Mr Ruairí Quinn, TD Minister for Education and Skills Department of Education and Skills

19:35 – 21:00   Dinner

21:00   Musical Entertainment by
Fr McNally Chamber Orchestra

 

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   DAY 2 – TUESDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2011
  07:00 – 08:30   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant, (Floor 13)
 
 
 
  08:45 -09:30   OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 10TH ASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM NETWORK CONFERENCE

Venue : Hamilton Suite

[Note: All participants should arrive and be seated by 08:45 hours]

08:45   Arrival of the Guest-of-Honour

Dr Harold Hislop
Chief Inspector
Department of Education and Skills

08:50 – 09:00   Opening Remarks by:

Mr Denis Cummins
President
Dundalk Institute of Technology

09:00 – 09:10   Mr Zhang Hongtie
Director
People-to-People Exchange
Asia-Europe Foundation

09:10 – 09:30   Official Opening by Guest-of-Honour

Dr Harold Hislop
Chief Inspector
Department of Education and Skills
 
         
 
 
  09:30 – 17:30   STRENGTHENING THE ASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM NETWORK (PART I)

Venue : Hamilton Suite
 
         
  09:30 – 10:00   Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Asia-Europe Classroom Network (AEC-NET)

Presenter:   Mr Zhang Hongtie
Director
People-to-People Exchange
Asia-Europe Foundation


 
 
 
  10:00 - 12:45   PRESENTATION BY THE AWARD FINALISTS

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair: Mr Denis Cummins,
President Dundalk Institute of Technology

10:10 - 11:10  

Presentations by the AEC Award Finalists for 2010/2011 AEC Projects

AEC Award Finalists:

A Magic Flight to Benevento, Italy
· Ms Maria Antonietta Sessa (Teacher)
· Mr Giuseppe Coccia (Student)
· I.I.S. Galilei Vetrone (Italy)

East Speaks West, West Speaks East 2010 · Ms Analyn Santos (Principal)
· Ms Shivali Goel (Student)
· Hope Academy of Rizal (Philippines) and Apeejay School (India)

Flora and Fauna Conservation
· Ms Felicia Tay (Teacher)
· Ms Gigi Ker (Student)
· Pioneer Secondary School (Singapore)

10:10 - 11:10   Tea / Coffee Break

Venue : Conference Centre Lobby

11:40 – 12:40  

AEC Award Finalists:

GoCyberGreen 2010/2011
· Ms Angela Rickard (Project Co-ordinator)
· Ms Louise Henry (Student)
· Ballyhaunis Community School (Ireland)

Home Seek
· Ms Er Kia Hui (Teacher)
· Ms Clara Cheong (Student)
· Millennia Institute (Singapore)

Red listed and Endangered species Database (R.E.D)
· Mr Niclas Törnblad (Teacher)
· Mr Alexander Undén (Student)
· John Bauer Upper Secondary School (Sweden)

12:45   Judges adjourn to collate results

Venue : Executive Board (Floor 1)

 
 
 
  12:45 – 14:00   Lunch

Venue : Tallon Suite (Floor 1)
 
 
 
  14:00 - 17:30   PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT FOR AEC-NET MEMBERS

APPS IN ASIAN AND EUROPEAN CLASSROOMS!
UNLEASHING EDUCATIONAL CREATIVITY

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair : Mr David McDonnell
Principal
Drogheda Institute of Further Education

14:00 - 14:45   ICT in the Curriculum

Ms Anne White
Project Officer for ICT in Curriculum and Assessment with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

14:45 -15:15   Coffee / Tea Break

Venue : Conference Centre Lobby

15:15 – 17:30   PARALLEL WORKSHOPS

Speed Networking
Five interactive workshops / presentations aimed at demonstrating the use of technology to enhance learning. The workshops will last for 15 – 20 minutes each. Participants will be split into five groups and rotate for every workshop, ensuring that each participant will have the opportunity to participate in all five workshops.

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Convenor : Ms Caroline McHale
National Co-ordinator Professional Development Service for Teachers


Workshop 1 - Apps in the Classroom

Speaker : Dr Thomas Strasser
EFL and New Technology Researcher Vienna University of Education, Austria



Workshop 2 - Collaborating Professionally in the Cloud

Speaker : Mr Seán Gallagher Regional Co-ordinator Professional Development Service for Teachers, Ireland



Workshop 3 - Embracing Multimedia to Engage 21st Century Learners

Speaker : Ms Rachel Farrell Regional Advisor Professional Development Service for Teachers, Ireland



Workshop 4 - Harnessing the Power of Virtual Learning

Speaker : Mr Cornelius Young Regional Advisor Professional Development Service for Teachers, Ireland



Workshop 5 - SCRATCH

Speaker : Mr Stephen Howell Lecturer Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin

 
 
 
  18:00   Announcement of the Winners by

Mr Ciarán Cannon
TD Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills

Venue : Hamilton Suite
 
 
 
  19:30   Buses departs for dinner in Carlingford, Ireland’s European Destination of Excellence  
 
 
  20:00   Dinner with performance by Máire Carroll on violin, and Deirdre Ní Chárthaigh on harp.

Attire : Smart Casual

Venue : Ghan House, Carlingford, Co. Louth
 
         
  22:00   Buses depart for Hotel  

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  DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2011
  06:30 - 07:30   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)
 
 
 
  07:45 - 13:30   CULTURAL AND SCHOOL VISITS

[Note: All participants to gather at the Conference Centre Lobby by 07:35 hours]
07:45   Depart from hotel to Newgrange

Participants will be divided into two groups:

Group 1 – Newgrange Megalithic Tomb (www.newgrangemegalithic.ie) and
Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer (www.scoiluimhuiri.ie)

Group 2 – Newgrange Megalithic Tomb and Drogheda Institute of Further Education (www.dife.info)

13:00   Depart from Schools to Hotel
 
 
 
  13:30 – 14:30   Lunch

Venue : Tallon Suite (Floor 1)
 
 
 
  14:30 – 17:30   STRENGTHENING THE ASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM NETWORK
(PART II)
 
 
 
  14:30 – 16:00   Brief introduction of new AEC Projects Proposed for 2011 / 2012

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair : Mr George Porter
Inspector and Conference Organising Committee, Department of Education and Skills

[Note: Each Project Co-ordinator will have a maximum of 4 minutes to give a brief introduction on their AEC Project]
 
 
 
  16:00 - 16:30   Coffee / Tea Break

Venue : Conference Centre Lobby
 
 
 
  16:00 - 18:00   Brief introduction of new AEC Projects Proposed for 2011 / 2012 (Cont’d)

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair : Ms Adrienne Webb,
Teacher and Conference Organising Committee
St. Michael's Holy Faith Secondary School, Dublin
 
 
 
  19:00 - 20:00   Dinner

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)
 
 
 
  20:15   Short drive to adjoining T K Whitaker Theatre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth: concert with mulled wine and cheese reception  
 
 
  20:30   Conference Concert – Ceol agus Craic

Concert organiser and Emcee: Mr Tommy Fegan
 
 
 
  23:00   End of Performances  
         
 
    PROGRAMME FOR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
     
    07:00 - 08:30   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)

    08:30   Students to gather at the hotel lobby by 08:30 hours. Depart for O’Fiaich College

   09:00 – 16:00   The students will be greeted by third year students of O’Fiaich College and their form tutor. EAL (English as Additional Language) department teachers and students will also be involved in these introductions. The international students will accompany the 3A class to their timetabled classes for the day. The school timetable will consist of the following:

09:40 - Science
10:55 - Break - Students can avail the canteen services 11:10 - English
11:50 - SPHE
12:25 - Religion
13:00 - Lunch - Students can avail the canteen services 13:40 - Home Economics
14:20 - Physical Education [Please bring appropriate clothes and shoes for the PE lesson]

Classes will end at 3.30pm

[Note: Student representatives will be accompanied by the local students and teachers for the school day. Lunch will be provided.]

   16:00   Return to Hotel

 
         

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   DAY 4 – THURSDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2011
  07:00 - 08:30   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)
 
 
 
  09:00 – 13:00   STRENGTHENING THE ASIA-EUROPE CLASSROOM NETWORK (PART III)

 
 
 
  09:00 – 10:30   WORKING GROUP SESSION I:
DEVELOPMENT OF PROPOSED AEC PROJECTS 2011/2012

Venue : Hamilton Suite
 
 
 
  10:30 – 11:00   Coffee/Tea Break

Venue : Conference Centre Lobby
 
 
 
  11:00 – 12:30   WORKING GROUP SESSION II:
DEVELOPMENT OF PROPOSED AEC PROJECTS 2011/2012


Venue : Hamilton Suite
 
 
 
  12:30 – 13:30   Lunch

Venue : Tallon Suite (Floor 1)
 
 
 
  13:30 – 16:00   INNOVATION / CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair : Ms Angela Rickard, Lecturer,
Education Department, National University of Ireland,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

13:30 – 13:50   Creativity in Teaching and Learning

Speaker : Mr Ciarán McCormack
Creative Director,
FÍS Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire Ireland

13:50 – 14:10   Case Study: ICT in Education (Singapore)

Speaker : Ms Chan Lai Peng
Deputy Director,
Technologies & Design for Learning Branch, Educational Technology Division,
Ministry of Education, Singapore

14:10 - 14:30   Tea / Coffee Break

Venue : Conference Centre Lobby

14:30 - 14:50   Effectiveness of Creativity in Education through Performing Arts Using IT Platforms

Speaker : Ms Martina Winkel
Artistic Director Theater ohne Grenzen, Vienna, Austria

14:50 – 15:10   ICT Skills for the 21st Century

Speaker : Mr Damien Owens
Registrar Engineers Ireland
     
15:10 - 16:00   Panel of Speakers: Questions & Answers Session
 
 
 
  16:00 - 17:30   EVALUATION SESSION

Venue : Hamilton Suite

Chair : Dr Sven Hadenfeldt,
Technical Advisor and Member of the AEC-NET Co-ordinating Committee
 
         
  19:30 – 23:00   DINNER FEATURING CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS BY THE AEC-NET TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Venue : Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk

Attire : National Costume

Presentation of the 2011 Awards Certificates and Certificates of Attendance

19:00   Depart by bus to Ballymascanlon Hotel

19:30   Arrive at Ballymascanlon Hotel

Arrival of Guest-of-Honour

Mr Pat Cox Former
President of European Parliament

19:30 – 19:35   Remarks by Colr. Anthony Donohoe Chairperson Co. Louth Vocational Education Committee

19:35 – 19:45   Chief Guest
Ms Brigid McManus,
Secretary General Department of Education and Skills

19.45 – 21:00   Dinner

21:00 –21:30   Presentation by Mr Pat Cox and presentation of the Awards Certificates

21:30– 22:00   Presentation of the Certificate of Attendance by

Mr Zhang Hongtie
Director, People-to-People Exchange Asia-Europe Foundation

and

Colr. Anthony Donohoe
Chairperson Co. Louth VEC

22:00– 23:00   Cultural Performances by the Participants
     
23:00   End of Farewell Dinner
     
23:05   Depart by Bus to Crowne Plaza Hotel
 
         
 
    PROGRAMME FOR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
     
    07:00 - 09:00   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)

    09:00   Student representatives to gather at the hotel lobby by 09:00 hours

   09:00 – 15:00   The students’ together with the 3A class will depart on a tour to experience some aspects of Irish Culture.

[Note: Student representatives will be accompanied by the local students and teachers for the sightseeing in Louth. Lunch will be provided.]

   15:00   Return to Hotel

[Note: Students to participate in the evaluation session at 16:00 hours]
 
         

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   DAY 5 – Friday, 11 November 2011
  07:00 – 09:00   Breakfast

Venue : Fahrenheit Rooftop Restaurant (Floor 13)
 
 
 
  09:00 – 12:00   THE AEC-NET CONNECTIONS

Venue : Hamilton Suite

09:30 – 10:00   The e-Learning Networks: eLearning Cluster and eLSA

Presenters :

Mr Walter Steinkogler Abendgymnasium Salzburg, Austria

and

Mr Edmund Huditz
Gymnasium Villach, Austria

10:00 – 10:30   Dissolving Boundaries Through Technology in Education

Presenters:

Professor Roger Austin
Project Co-ordinator, Ireland

and

Ms Angela Rickard
Project Co-ordinator, Ireland

10:30 – 11:00   Coffee / Tea Break

Venue: Conference Centre Lobby

11:00 - 11:30   MissionV – Game Based Learning in a Virtual World

Presenter:

Mr James Corbett
CEO
MissionV Education Ltd.
Limerick, Ireland

11:30 – 12:30   Questions & Answers Session
     
 
  12:00 – 13:30   Lunch

Venue : Tallon Suite (Floor 1)
 
 
 
  Afternoon   Departure of Participants
 
         
  13:30 – 17:30   5th Co-ordinating Committee Meeting: Evaluation and Follow-up

[Note: To be attended by the Co-ordinating Committee members only]

Venue : Executive Board Room (Floor 1)

13:30 – 15:00   Co-ordinating Committee Meeting

15:00 – 15:30   Coffee / Tea Break Venue : Executive Board Room (Floor 1)

15:30 – 17:30   Co-ordinating Committee Meeting (Cont’d)

 
         
 
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