In the school where I work, my title is “ICT Development Manager,” which unfortunately sounds rather business-like. So what does it entail? Well I manage ICT developments. No, surely not? Yes it’s true!
One way to think of what I do is to think of it as the school back-channel – I’m responsible for making sure the ICT infrastructure, the tools which run on and with it and most importantly the people who rely on it, work together to support the learning of our students.
My career’s been a game of two halves – the first half was teaching Physics in a secondary school. Now in the second half, just like the teams on a pitch, I’m facing the other way and looking at teaching from the outside – a whole new perspective. An exciting one!
I’m also a born-again learner. Creating a PLN has reinvogorated my curiosity, self-motivation, desire to improve and reflectivity. I even recently completed a second Masters; you’ll find the dissertation on how pupils view their learning here – it began with a single Tweet!
I also enjoy running, cycling and cooking . . . though not usually at the same time.
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