Teacher, Apple Professional Learning Specialist and Mentor
Apple Distinguished Educator
After 27 years as a teacher, I still have a passion and enthusiasm for enabling learners to achieve their best. I have held the post of classsroom practitioner in every year group from reception to Year 9. Mentored NQT’s, led departments, devised syllabuses and created new curricular. I have held leadership positions and been responsible for stretching the most able. But, without doubt, the most rewarding experience in my career presented itself when mobile technology was available in the education sector.
Having created and implemented a 1:2:1 iPad project which redefined and re shaped how I, my colleagues, the learners and wider stake holders viewed the possibilities of utilising the iPad as a tool for learning. Informed, responsible and connected learners became a reality.
Changing pedagogy and attitudes completely whilst enabling technology to work positively in supporting all learners in their pursuit to achieve their ambitions. The following series of videos allows you to see how the digital tasks transformed the way the students learnt and to witness the high levels of confidence, pride and ownership that the students achieved with their work.
The longevity and success of any digital project is only as successful as the strategic planning and team that is put in place. Watch the following animation to see how the Digital Pencil Case was implemented from creation to full integration.
What about now in 2019?
I continue to consult in schools across the South East of England, guiding them through implementing digital tools effectively in their schools. Using ideas that are tried and tested direct from my classroom to ensure my support is relevant, creative and achievable.
By providing advice and practical solutions to integrating digital possibilities across the curriculum. Providing whole school training to bespoke coaching and mentoring, working alongside leadership teams, staff and students. My experience and in depth knowledge provides schools’ with flexible options to really make an impact and see the difference that digital tools can make.
Visit it my testimonial page to see a snapshot of colleagues views.