I am a Digital Learning Coach working at a large International School in Kuala Lumpur. I have gained valuable knowledge and expertise in the implementation of digital learning from the Early Years continuing up to Key Stage Three. This experience has been vital in working to promote the development and progression of digital learning across different phases of school. In particular, it has, so far, enabled me to begin implementing wider initiatives in line with Whole School Priorities. In order to continue supporting my colleagues throughout the different key stages, I have always ensured that I maintain a keen personal and professional interest in current and developing educational practices and theories.
One of my main strengths is my ability to communicate with others and establish positive and professional working relationships. In my current role, I empower colleagues and students to take ownership of their learning and give them the confidence and support needed to progress in their knowledge and skills. As an E-Learning leader, I work across the school to develop, implement and consistently evaluate a high-quality, skills-based curriculum, taught primarily through enquiry based learning and meaningful and engaging activities. Through the role, I ensure the quality teaching and learning of this curriculum through the provision of professional development workshops, modeling of lessons and team-teaching. Through my recent experience, I have led the implementation of our successful 1:1 iPad initiative which has grown to cover Year 3 – 9. I was enthused to be a leading part of this huge initiative and I have gained valuable expertise and experiencing promoting and celebrating its success with all the members of our community.
I have co-led the development, design, planning and implementation of the school’s flagship project of Large Scale Enquiry throughout this time. Working within a small team of curriculum designers I have enjoyed exploring the use of technology, assessment and innovative curriculum content to enhance learning in Enquiry. Highlights of my work with Large Scale Enquiry include the recognition from Apple as an Apple Distinguished Program and receiving a Global Innovation Learning Program Award from 21st Century Learning in Hong Kong. Through co-leading large-scale enquiry I have gained knowledge and expertise in the development and progression of enquiry across different phases of the school. I believe in facilitating learning through challenging and authentic learning experiences. I have primarily focused on the integration of mobile devices within enquiry and how they can be used effectively. My work in this area inspired me to write a dissertation on the impact of mobile devices in enquiry. I was also selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator as part of the class of 2015.
On a personal note I am a sociable person who makes the most of working and traveling in different cultures and meeting new people. I am a self-motivated, confident and determined individual who takes great pride in his work and appearance. I enjoy keeping fit and regularly train at the gym as well as playing football in a competitive league. I like the challenge of distance running and I have completed two half marathons. I also enjoy snowboarding, scuba diving and recently learning how to surf. Watching movies and reading are also passions of mine.