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Ciaran Kelly
Head of Computing & IT at JESS Arabian Ranches


Ciarán is a respected educator with 20 years teaching experience. He is the founder of Setanta Education and one of the most experienced educators using iPads and integrated technology in the Middle East. He is currently the Head of Computing at Jumeirah English Speaking School, Arabian Ranches.

He is a fully recognised Apple Professional Learning Specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator and has worked with thousands of educators across the Middle East. He has also presented at various educational conferences (such as GESS, BETT ME and JESS Summit) and carried out model lessons for various institutions and educational bodies, including UNESCO. He has written educational columns for the Gulf News; consults with educational app developers, and is creating his own apps. Ciarán is passionate about the future of education and how technology can transform learning from a passive acquisition of knowledge to the creation and analysis of new ideas and insights. He is based in Dubai with his wife and two children.

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