We are a not for profit initiative...

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Our Philosophy

As educators, our job is to facilitate and encourage a supportive space that cultivates exploration through building, making and innovating. We believe in adopting a beginner's mindset and we believe that our job is to inquire with the learner, to model curiosity, to model experimentation and to be as interested about what is happening as the learner.

We bring more than 30 years of experience working with groups at all stages of their learning; primary, secondary, tertiary, further education, and community education. From early school leavers and young offenders to teachers at all levels with decades of experience. Our goal remains the same: to invite learners to engage with technology and with their own creativity, to encourage them to delve into and develop their innate curiosity in learning new skills.

 

Our Experience

 
 
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Kate Delaney

Founder, LEAD Facilitator  

Having completed an M.A. in Music Technology at Queen's University, Kate began working in the field of creative technology within education. During the course of the past 15 years; making music, film, animation, and everything in between, Kate has become increasingly interested in using technology in a way that allows learners to design and to create and to be themselves, whilst gaining a deeper understanding about how technology works and how they learn within this process.

Kate has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators at University College, Dublin.

 

Siobhán Clancy

Head Creative, Co-Facilitator

Siobhán is a practicing visual artist with over a decade of experience working collaboratively with youth and community groups, school groups and various cultural institutions. She has worked as a facilitator and artist-in-residence on art, media and technology initiatives with many organisations.

Siobhán has completed a Masters in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism at Maynooth University in 2014.

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Louise Nolan

Facilitator, workshop designer

Louise Nolan is a multidisciplinary designer with broad experience working on interactive, digital, 3D and traditional media projects. She has mentored at tech education events like Girls Hack Ireland and Coder Girl Hack Day. She is a keen advocate for diversity in stem careers. She enjoys combining creativity and craft skills in STEM Education projects. Louise is a Graduate of NCAD with a B.Des in Visual Communications and holds a Post-graduate diploma in Digital Media Production from DIT

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Audrey Reilly

Facilitator, workshop designer

Audrey is a visual artist with a BA Honours degree in Visual Art’s Practice from IADT Dun Laoghaire.  She has been working as a visual art facilitator and youth worker for more than four years and has facilitated workshops for galleries, after schools projects and summer camps. Audrey has worked as a youth worker with a number of organisations including the SWICN Clubhouse, SWAN youth service and the South Area Youth Service.

Some of the organisations we have been working with