I qualified as a primary teacher in 1995 and hold a Bachelor of Education. During my school career, I led on music and ICT and developed a bespoke scheme of work for ICT that supported the wider curriculum through innovative, project-based learning. From 2002 to 2011, I was an Advisory Teacher for ICT in the London Borough of Greenwich, and Manager of the borough’s City Learning Centre scheme. In 2011, I established an educational technology consultancy with a partner (IE Solutions Ltd) which supports schools in the UK and abroad in the development and implementation of Computing curricula. In my role as Director, I have presented at global events including BETT and GESS. I have developed curriculum content for SAM Labs, KUBO and LEGO Education. I am a Lego Education Academy Certified Trainer and regularly deliver training to teachers in both primary and secondary schools and to a diverse range of organisations. I travel globally on behalf of LEGO Education, and have delivered keynotes, training and workshops in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. I am the former Physical Computing Curriculum Lead at pi-top. I am a former Vice Chair of NAPE (National Association for Primary Education).
26 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:30 | Robotics in STEAM for the Middle School
How can we bring the STEAM alive in a relevant and interesting way? The new kit from LEGO Education, Spike, enables students to quickly design and build real world solutions. Design a solution that allows students to build a robot and program it to collect data from a website or can you build a robot arm to pick up objects and move them around. Rob demos how easy it is to use the hardware and program the robot to carry out the commands given to it. Pick up tips on classroom management as well as how to integrate Robotics into the curriculum.
27 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:30 | Learning to Code with LEGO Throughout the School
Coding for some of us can be a daunting task but delivering a strong hands-on approach for this subject gives students a greater chance to develop into confident and competent coders. In this presentation Rob will take you through a journey of using LEGO to teach coding, robotics and those important 21st century skills starting in Kindergarten through to the end of Secondary.