Ciarán Kelly

Head of Digital Innovation and Development

Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai

Head of Digital Innovation and Development at JESS Dubai. Founder of Setanta Education and an accredited PENTA inspector, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Apple Distinguished Educator. Over 20 years in education and always an innovator. As an Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Ciarán has trained and consulted with numerous schools across the Middle East and worked with almost 3,000 educators concentrating on enhancing the integrated use of technology in learning. He has facilitated and led the technology implementation of many of the region’s top local and international schools. Learning is about sharing and Ciarán enjoys presenting regularly at educational conferences and carrying out model lessons for various institutions and educational bodies, including UNESCO, the Ministry for Education UAE, the Supreme Education Council in Qatar, and the Abu Dhabi Education Council. He has written educational columns for the Gulf News; provides educational advice to educational iBook publishers: app developers; online educational companies; and is currently producing his own educational apps.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Immersive Technology Stage

26 February 2020 | 14:00 - 14:30 | Putting the future in students' hands using AR

Augmented reality is enhancing learning opportunities for children by giving them a greater contextual understanding of the world we live in. By giving students authentic, unique experiences with AR, children are better equipped to deepen their knowledge and understanding. The application of AR across the curriculum is evolving, and in this session, we will examine its potential to unlock immersive learning and how you can develop its development across your school.

Immersive Technology Stage

27 February 2020 | 12:00 - 12:30 | English | Putting the future in students' hands using AR

Augmented reality is enhancing learning opportunities for children by giving them a greater contextual understanding of the world we live in. By giving students authentic, unique experiences with AR, children are better equipped to deepen their knowledge and understanding. The application of AR across the curriculum is evolving, and in this session, we will examine its potential to unlock immersive learning and how you can develop its development across your school.

Education in action

27 February 2020 | 14:00 - 14:30 | Safeguarding in the Digital Age

JESS Dubai was recently awarded outstanding by the Safeguarding Alliance. This presentation will outline many of the strategies, tools and curriculum initiatives JESS Dubai have in place in order to enhance learning while achieving the highest levels of safeguarding students as they navigate the digital world.