Over the coming weeks and months we will be featuring more and more stories, experiences, ideas, lesson plans and short anecdotal offerings from our current cohort of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Microsoft Teacher Ambassadors. Today we’re pleased to share a few words and a Sway from #MIEExpert Alex Handy, in which he gives some insight into how he is helping his peers to undertake further teacher CPD, which in turn is empowering them to use the tools found within Office 365 more effectively in the classroom.
In Alex’s own words…
I have worked for the last 10 years trying to use technology to ensure teachers can be as productive as possible.
This has involved launching VLE’s within schools, providing consultancy for both schools and business on using technology to engage students and leading on whole school ICT development. Currently I am an Assistant Headteacher at a large comprehensive high school in the UK, where I lead on Employability and Enrichment, and am working on a project with students using an online platform to make positive career choices when moving through school.
I became a #MIEExpert in September of this year, and soon progressed to become a MIEE trainer in October. My focus is in using OneNote Class Notebooks to organise classes, Sway to engage learners and am part of a trial within the school using Surface Pro 4 to make teachers more productive. I am also involved in supporting the school’s Technology Enhanced Learning programme and lead the school’s Learning and Teaching Twitter (@caludonlandt).
Learn more about the way Alex has been introducing his colleagues to teacher-driven CPD through Office 365, the Microsoft Educator Community and more, via his Sway below: