I have been a French and Spanish teacher since 1989, 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), and Cayman Prep and High School (Cayman Islands), followed by 9 years as Director of Languages at Tanglin Trust School (Singapore). My passion for the role technology could play in supporting and enhancing pedagogy eventually led me to change career path to become the Senior School’s Head of Faculty for Technology for Learning in 2011.
I planned and implemented a 1 to 1 iPad strategy in Years 7 to 11 at Tanglin Trust School which then became a Pen-enabled device strategy and programme from Years 7 to 13, with a strong rationale based on the cognitive power of handwriting and of visual thinking. This included moving teachers to Windows 10 pen-enabled devices, untethering them from the whiteboard, along with the schoolwide adoption of Microsoft’s OneNote class notebooks to achieve seamless planning and workflow, and planned integration of cloud file sharing and communication via Sharepoint and Teams.
I am responsible for training teachers in the effective use of technology, regularly delivering CPD internally and across the region.
I am a Microsoft Expert, Fellow and Trainer, as well as an Apple trainer, and am equally comfortable and experienced in training educators in the use of Google apps.
I will be leaving Singapore in June 2020 and will then be available for training in the UK. I will be based in Southampton.
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