The world is changing too fast for schools to carry on with business as usual. Jobs are vanishing and we need schools to become incubators for creative invention and output. If we don’t, thousands of young people will be too reliant on the world to provide for them and we’ll all be in trouble.
I teach app & web development and also provide professional development and speak on matters of future focused education.
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Originally from the UK, my family & I moved to New Zealand in 2006 and have never regretted the move. ! !
After completing a degree in Fine Art Painting, I made the ‘obvious’ move in qualifying as a Microsoft Systems Engineer! After a few years of worrying about systems, I got bored and qualified as a Teacher. ! ! Teaching first in the UK before moving to and teaching in NZ, I started blogging about my educational iPad use in 2012. I was amazed at the response and have since been asked to present around New Zealand, Australia and the US.!
I have now taught for 13 years and have been Head of Technology in both private and public schools, currently residing at Orewa College, New Zealand’s first compulsory BYOD school. I specialise in student-centred learning, educational use of social media, augmented reality, Design Thinking and providing effective professional development that is centred on the individual teacher’s requirements and current skill-set.