Ciarán Kelly

Ciarán is an educator with over 20 years’ experience across the entire age spectrum from early years to adults. Learning with technology rather than about technology is a favourite mantra. A fully recognised Apple Education Trainer, he has trained hundreds of educators across the Middle East, has presented at educational conferences, and carried out model lessons for various institutions, including UNESCO.

In addition to his work as an educator, Ciarán has written educational columns for Gulf News, consults with educational app developers, and is creating his own apps. Passionate about the future of education and how technology can transform learning, Ciarán has also moderated and hosted at the Emirates LitFest for many years, from panels on psychology and social media to children’s sessions featuring Eoin Colfer and Wimpy Kid legend Jeff Kinney. He is based in Dubai with his wife and two children.