I am a Lecturer/ Teacher Trainer/ Speaker/ EdTech Consultant/ Social Media specialist/ Founder and Manager of a team that supports and trains all staff in using digital, creative, innovative approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
My work has an emphasis on collaboration, creativity, communication, empathy, industry relevance, and providing bespoke, personalised, and differentiated 1-1, Team, and Inset Day training for Educators and students while I continue to teach myself two days a week.
In 2014 I was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for innovative use of Social Media and application of Educational Technology after receiving praise and recognition for my work developing new approaches to teaching and learning in the online community (all my resources are available for others to adapt and use for free).
I was honoured to be shortlisted for the TES FE Awards for ‘Teacher of the Year 2015’ before then being given a chance to create a team that won the ‘Outstanding use of Technology for improving Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ award in 2018 and was named in the EdTech50.
The techniques and style of teaching and assessing I have developed have been cited by Edexcel, Ofsted, The Times, and Jisc as ‘Outstanding’ practice of engaging both students and industry.
I am a National Advisor for The Education Foundation and EdTech UK contributing to Reports, Research, Webinars, and creating Documentaries around the UK about the best edtech practice in FE. I have also presented at The Telegraph Education Festival, AoC, Jisc, mSchools, and AOSEC events about my practice and train Senior Management Teams and fellow Educators as a Google Certified Trainer.
In addition to my role as an Educator, I also produce and direct music videos for independent artists and take my students on set with me to help them gain work experience.