FÉILTE 2022 will be a live hybrid event at The Helix on the Dublin City University campus on 1 October 2022. We took on board feedback from the event in 2021 where attendees indicated they wanted to see FÉILTE continue online and in person. As a result, as part of the open call process applicants are asked to indicate whether they want to apply to attend in person or to participate remotely via the official event platform.
A selection committee will review all open call applications received by the closing date. The committee will aim to ensure there is a fair geographical balance from across primary, post-primary and further education in the selection of projects for FÉILTE. Please note that unfortunately not all proposals submitted will be successful.
Please note the following when completing your application:
- The full FÉILTE programme will take place on Saturday, 1 October in The Helix, DCU, Dublin.
- The onsite showcaser’s hall at The Helix and online event platform will open on Saturday, 1 October only.
- If you are selected to be onsite in The Helix you will be required to check in and perform any necessary setup for your booth / workshop / session on the morning of Saturday, 1 October 2022.
- If you selected to participate remotely from home you will be required to take part in a technical check / rehearsal on Friday, 30 September 2022 to ensure your internet, video and audio quality is sufficient ahead of the live event day. At this technical check you will have an opportunity to ask any questions or queries you may have. You will also be required to be present for your live virtual booth / live virtual workshop time on Saturday, 1 October.
The closing date for submissions was Monday, 21 March 2022.
Please note the final event programme and format is TBC and subject to change.
What is a Showcase?
Showcase presenters will have their own in-person or online booth where they can present their idea, teaching methodology, resource or innovation.
In-person Showcase (onsite at The Helix)
Participants of an in-person Showcase in The Helix will receive a booth space in the foyer areas of The Helix with poster board space, tables, chairs and a power outlet. Participants can dress their booth space as they see fit and interact with attendees in an informal setting to discuss their Showcase.
Live virtual Showcase (appearing live remotely from home via an event-specific platform)
Participants of a live virtual Showcase will receive a digital booth space on the online event platform. In this booth space participants can populate their booth with links to further materials, share materials live on their screen, engage with booth visitors via text chat and live video chat and bring visitors on camera if they wish to appear for 1 on 1 chats and for group discussions.
- Showcases must be led by a registered teacher and involve collaboration between two or more teachers. They can include other partners / stakeholders but one applicant must be a registered teacher.
- We are interested in showcases that illustrate partnership between teachers and students, parents, other schools, student teachers / community leaders / local businesses / others.
- We strive to have a balanced mix of showcases from primary, post-primary and further education, demonstrating how learning spans all ages.
What is Showcasers’ Stories?
Showcasers’ Stories will be a live session hosted on the main stage at The Helix with an audience present. It provides participants with the opportunity to discuss and elaborate on their showcase.
- If you want to share your work with a wider audience, apply to present live on the Showcasers’ Stories stage!
- This will be a 10 minute slot that allows you to talk about your journey and share further details about your showcase stand.
What is a Workshop?
A workshop is a live 30-45 minute session. Attendees should be engaged in active learning. Presenters will have their own in-person or online booth where they can present their idea, teaching methodology, resource or innovation.
In-person Workshop (onsite at The Helix)
Participants of an in-person Workshop in The Helix will receive a Workshop room for a set time to present their Workshop live to attendees in a structured format.
Live virtual Workshop (presenting live remotely from home via an event-specific platform)
Participants of a live virtual Workshop will receive a digital Workshop room on the online event platform. In this room participants can present live to attendees in a structured format, share materials, engage with attendees via text chat and live video chat and bring attendees on camera if they wish to appear for discussion throughout the Workshop.
*Please note Workshops will have set times
- Workshops should be led by a registered teacher.
- FÉILTE workshops are not commercially based (participants should not be required to purchase materials in order to take part in the workshop).
What is a TeachMeet?
TeachMeet will be an informal live session at the Helix, where teachers will share leading practice for teaching, learning and assessment. Participants demonstrate good practice they've delivered over the past year or discuss an item that enhances classroom practice. The session should take approximately 10 minutes.
You will be asked to email your Powerpoint presentation to the FÉILTE team by the requested date before FÉILTE.