HP – Digital Schools of Distinction
HP case study
With Digital Schools of Distinction, HP sought to encourage further integration of ICT teaching at primary level in Ireland and support measures to improve Ireland’s international position and reputation for ICT in education. Through this national scheme, recognition was given to best in class practices. It also provided a pathway and resources for schools who are seeking to do more with technology and build on progress already made. The programme also recognises those who achieve excellence and supports the efforts of schools and teachers in making the best use of technology in the learning environment.
Digital Schools of Distinction was launched in a west Dublin primary school by former Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn T.D. The launch was also attended by former Minister for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon T.D. and other key stakeholders. A press release and images were issued to traditional and online media on the day of the launch which generated significant media coverage and awareness for the scheme. The launch was followed by a calendar of activity to maintain visibility and encourage participation.
By the end of the academic year, one in three Irish schools had signed up to Digital Schools of Distinction and HP has confirmed its support for Digital Schools of Distinction for 2015..