If Technology for Learning is an area that your school is interested in developing, I would love to discuss how I might work with you, from broader discussions about digital strategy to delivering bespoke training across a range of curriculum areas. I’m based in West Sussex and am a certified Microsoft and Apple Trainer with proficiency in Google’s apps for education.
I have just completed a two-term appointment as the ‘Learning Technologist in Residence’ at Sherborne Girls, developing their Digital Strategy, training staff in all curriculum areas to use Microsoft OneNote, Teams, Stream, Forms, Immersive Reader and Whiteboard, along with a wide range of other tools such as Flipgrid, Adobe Spark Video and Socrative, to engage the pupils during live, remote and hybrid lessons. This work has led to preparing the school for an AMCIS Digital Impact award, a TES Best use of Technology award, and a Microsoft Showcase School application. This video gives a good flavour of the school’s direction of travel.
In recent months I have also spoken at Sherborne Boys School on Creating a 21st Century Learning Environment andundertaken consultancy work with Port Regis Prep School in reference to best practice in embarking upon a 1 to 1 student device programme.
From 2011-2020 I was Head of Technology for Learning at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, responsible for:
- Devising and implementing the school’s digital strategy.
- Implementing a 1 to 1 pen-enabled student device programme (iPads and Microsoft Surfaces)
- Moving teachers to Windows 10 pen-enabled devices, untethering them from the whiteboard, along with the adoption of Microsoft Teams and OneNote class notebooks to achieve seamless communication, planning and workflow.
- Training teachers in the effective use of technology, both internally and across the Asia-Pacific region as a Microsoft Fellow and Trainer.
This video , filmed at our school by Microsoft, nicely articulates our digital transformation journey.
For further background, I was a French and Spanish teacher from 1989 to 2020, teaching to GCSE, A Level and IB in both languages. I started at Monmouth School for Boys (Wales) and then held Head of Modern Languages posts at Saltus Grammar School (Bermuda), Brentwood School (Essex) , Cayman Prep and High School (Cayman Islands) and 9 years as Director of Languages at Tanglin Trust School (Singapore). With this background, I am particularly well-placed to train MFL teachers in the use of technology to enhance language learning.
You may contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @stevesingapore