“Camara has guided our leadership team and teachers to think about what we need technology to do for our students. This became the central point of our digital learning strategy” – Collette Dunne Principle
Firhouse Educate together National School first opened in September 2013. For the past 6 years, it has added two new classes each year. It moved, to its new permanent home in November 2017 to start an exciting new chapter in the school’s development.
As part of the growth of the school, Collette wanted to effectively embed technology early in the journey , so it may become an important part of the teachers pedagogical approach, rather than being added later., as an appendage.
In September 2017, at the start of the project, half of the teachers identified as needing support in implementing technology effectively in the classroom. By the end of 2018, all staff had received training and were actively using technology for student-led activities in the classroom . Camara have worked closely with the school to create a well-informed and realistic strategy that is in line with the government’s Digital Learning Framework. Their development continues in the implementation of the strategy.