AmmA is a Creative Learning Centre within the Education Authority, Northern Ireland. It is a centre where technology alongside traditional media can be used creatively by schools, organisations, the youth sector and the community.
AmmA Creative Learning empower schools, educators, the youth sector, and community groups to unleash their creativity using a blend of technology and traditional media. The tailored professional learning programs cater to the curricular and extra-curricular needs of Northern Ireland's education sector. With almost 20 years of experience, the AmmA annual partnership programs have been driving the creative use of technology in schools, and through our strong industry connections and collaboration with NI Screen, we offer skills academies that inspire and prepare ambitious young minds for rewarding careers in the screen industries. AmmA is proudly funded by the Department for Communities, through NI Screen, and Amma continue to partner with the Nerve Centre to provide unique opportunities in teaching and learning.
The AmmA Creative Learning team:
- Offer refined professional development workshops for Northern Ireland's learning leaders, available regionally at various locations or online.
- Encourage cross-fertilization between culture, education, creativity, employability, and entrepreneurship through arts, emerging digital technology, and STEM learning.
- Lead, facilitate, and nurture creativity by providing opportunities to collaborate with professionals skilled in creative and digital approaches.
- Enhance personal satisfaction, confidence, and self-awareness through creative process and expression.
- Provide professional learning to develop skills for future education, employability, and entrepreneurship.
- Support schools and groups in implementing creative technologies as learning tools and curriculum focuses.
- Develop strategies for alternative education programs for young people.
Since 2005, AmmA Creative Learning has successfully implemented various programs and initiatives, benefiting teachers, adult learners, children, and young people.