FÉILTE, the Teaching Council’s Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence, has grown to one of the largest gatherings of teachers in Ireland, across primary, post-primary and further education. At FÉILTE teachers share teaching methodologies, resources, ideas and innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. Inspired by Kinsale Community School who held its own 'FÉILTE Beag' where staff members led a series of workshops about teaching and learning for their colleagues, the Teaching Council launched FÉILTE Scoile.
What is FÉILTE Scoile?
FÉILTE Scoile can be any teacher lead event where teachers come together to share learning and innovative ideas. FÉILTE Scoile facilitates conversations and provides an opportunity for teachers to share teaching methodologies, resources, ideas and innovations with each other in groups.
Each school can decide the format of their FÉILTE Scoile. Schools who wish to run their own FÉILTE Scoile event can use "FÉILTE Scoile" as the title for the event, and use the official logo (shown below), if the following conditions are met:
- Teachers lead the event
- Teachers share learning and innovative ideas with each other in groups
Parents and students should ideally be invited to celebrate teachers' learning as part of the occasion.
If your school is interested in running a FÉILTE Scoile, we would love to hear from you. Schools can email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the event and confirm that the above conditions will be met, and the logo will then be issued to the school.
Following the event, the school will be invited to submit a sample of images from the event to the Council and can also submit a short video if they wish (3 minutes max) to share with other schools via Twitter, the Council website and other communications.