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Schools and Education

​The Department continues to encourage the use of digital in education following the successful rollout of 100mbps broadband to every second level school in Ireland.

The Department, in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills (DES), developed and ran a series of successful "Switch On" workshops. The  workshops inspired second level schools to do more with digital in the classroom. The workshop content continues to be used in development opportunities for teachers.

We have developed a  new initiative, the Schools Digital Champion programme, in consultation with the DES and other key stakeholders. It aims to recognise students in second level schools who are leaders in the application of digital. Click on the link beneath to listen to Minister Denis Naughten T.D. speaking about the programme to the Digital Youth Media after the 2018 Showcase Event:
Interview with Minister Denis Naughten