FÍS Manager (IADT)
Bernadette is a BA (Hons) in Public Management graduate, has an MSc in Cyberpsychology, a post-grad Special Purpose Award in Learning & Teaching for Higher Education and is a qualified FETAC Adult Education Trainer. She has been involved in the FÍS film project since 2009 and has worked across a broad range of externally funded initiatives in the film making, digital storytelling and digital media literacy/education space.
Acting Senior Administrator (PDST)
Michelle has extensive senior administrative experience working across a broad range of teachers’ professional development initiatives that seek to promote digital technologies in primary and post-primary education. She joined the National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) over 19 years ago and has continued her role in this area following the development of the Professional Development Services for Teachers, Technology in Education Department. She has been involved in the FÍS Film Project since 2005 and in the past 10 years’ her role in FÍS has expanded to include the co-ordination of FÍS from the PDST TiE side of the partnership. Her broad range of experience and knowledge supports the planning and co-ordination of the annual FÍS Film Awards ceremony organised in collaboration with IADT & the FÍS Office.
Advisor for Digital Technologies - Primary (PDST)
Niall joined the Professional Development Service for Teachers in 2019 and works as an Advisor for Digital Technologies. Niall supports schools to effectively embed digital technologies into their teaching, learning and assessment practices in the classroom. Since joining the Digital Technologies team he has been actively involved in updating and enhancing the PDST/IADT Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking course and the Digital Storytelling: Animation course. Niall also supports the upskilling of tutors to deliver these courses through the Education Centre network nationwide.
Team Leader for Digital Technologies - Primary & Post-Primary (PDST)
Michael joined the team as an advisor in 2016 where his role primarily encompassed working with teachers to effectively embed digital technologies into their practice to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom. Prior to joining the PDST, Michael delivered the PDST/IADT Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking course and co-designed and delivered PDST/IADT Digital Storytelling: Animation course as a PDST Technology in Education tutor. Since then he has been actively involved in updating the courses each year and in the training of tutors to deliver these courses through the Education Centre network nationwide. Michael has also sat on the FÍS judging panel over the past number of years.