TEACHING, LEARNING and CREATIVITY
I am an internationally-minded and visionary educator with over fifteen years experience in IBO World and British International Schools in Thailand and Singapore. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be in a position to inspire a passion for innovation and creativity in young people and I draw enormous satisfaction sharing my expertise and skills with others. I thrive in school communities where personalised learning and creativity are nurtured and where I can work alongside others who share the same excitement for learning. This portfolio presents a selection of my work in schools and documents initiatives I have introduced that empower student agency, creativity and expression.
Technology Integration and Media Literacy Specialist
I have worked as a technology integration specialist for the past eight years and believe in the capacity for technology to amplify great teaching and prepare students to be dynamic learners in a constantly changing world. I bring practical classroom knowledge, but also carefully consider the talents and experiences of the team I am working with and the potential to make connections through learning goals. I ensure that a specific pedagogical approach and conceptual understanding drive the use of technology, as opposed to emphasis on the digital tools themselves. I believe we must teach students to be both critical consumers and authors of multimedia content so that they can make informed decisions about their lives and be productive members of society.
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Across Asia Youth Film Festival
In 2016 I founded the Across Asia Youth Film Festival at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore to celebrate creativity and risk taking through independent filmmaking. The last edition of the festival #AAYFF2018 attracted over 300 films from over 62 schools across Asia and featured an industry day of workshops hosted by Industrial, Light & Magic, Disney, Mediacorp and HBO. Shortlisted filmmakers from across Asia flew in for the two day event which was covered for broadcast by HBO. After just two editions, the AAYFF has become a major international event for student film in the region and has now moved on to be hosted by ISHCMC, Vietnam, which I hope is first of many stops across Asia .
To find out more about visit the official website here.