SUN 10TH NOV
It seems like an almost impossible task. How do we educate children for a fast-paced digital future when the technology is constantly evolving? Andy and his special digital guest tackle this challenge everyday looking at how technology can used for enriching and learning experiences for children. This session lifts the bonnet on what's needed as underneath the tech are core skills that all children should be learning to give them the right mindset and harness their native digital intuition.
Chris is a Grade 4 PYP teacher at Southbank International School in London. He has over ten years of experience working in international schools in Mexico and Japan as both a primary teacher and a member of school leadership.
Chris is an Apple Distinguished Educator - only given to teachers who have demonstrated excellence in digital learning over a number of years; a Google Certified Educator; and a passionate advocate for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. He currently hosts a podcast called ‘Open Door’, where he discusses current education topics with expert guests.
Digital Learning Adviser for Cognita, Andy's role focuses on supporting schools with the use and development of digital learning and educational technology.
Over his career, he has held a number of roles both in the UK and overseas including teacher, ICT leader and Head of Computing, where he taught the new Computing curriculum to all children from EYFS to Senior phase. Andy’s last teaching position was at Putney High School, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), where he was Head of Digital Learning and Innovation. He has presented internationally at conferences in Norway and in Los Angeles and hosted the very first UK schools conference on virtual reality in education.