|Core Team Advisers and Co-Researchers Consultants|
Allison has been closely involved in MirandaNet research and course development. She has a range of experience in organisational development within ICT, Inclusion and across the curriculum and focuses on the growth areas in education of assessment, raising attainment, self review, ICT Mark preparation/assessment and e-safety. She is particularly talented in providing professional development for teachers and consultancy for suppliers developing new and existing products. She is also expert in helping existing and start-up Academies, Free & other new schools & new builds to gain traction with ICT and meaningful vision – providing specialist consultant support and project management for ICT. Allison has held a number of senior posts in education ICT and publishes resources, news and an occasional blog on her PLE. She is an experienced coach mentor with a strong background in change management and curriculum development working with individuals, groups and teams.
Leon works right at the edge of Innovative Education Tech and tries to find ways of mainstreaming it within the existing system. He tends to work in highly creative, rapidly evolving projects that require a lot of agility like the MirandaMod series of unconferences. Leon is important to MirandaNet in assessing future potential and being a disruptor of the status quo because he only uses these talents in moving people positively towards more 21st Century methods of teaching and learning. He has a vision of remodelling education in this country and pulling the edge to the centre in terms of practice. He has worked for many of the larger firms in the education industry but as his skillset is pretty out on a limb he tends to do self-financing R&D and let others pay him for ideas or innovations that come out of that.
Paresh has kept the MirandaNet Fellowship systems running seamlessly since 1995. He has been influential in keeping Miranda abreast of innovative technologies and has always responded immediately if there is a problem. He is empathetic to those of us who do not have a technology background and always makes his explanation easy to understand: he is a particular favourite of senior citizens!
Paresh has been in the computer industry for 26 years as an Apple Certified Technician. He is passionate about the role of technology in supporting whatever people want to achieve in their personal and professional lives. Paresh looks after a variety of UK clients, mainly in London. He prides himself on long and rewarding relationships with individuals, small businesses, education institutions and TV celebrities. His favourite opportunity was working in Inverness in the evenings because his client took him and his son around Scotland during the day. If you’d like to know more about Paresh’s service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry has held senior positions in education since 1975. Now an independent educational ICT consultant, he contributes extensively to the educational community. For example, he was Chair of Naace, is a member of the Society of Authors and publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Computers in Classrooms”. He blogs regularly for Technology & Learning blog and guests on other blogs. He speaks at national and international events, e.g. iCTLT 2010 in Singapore, and is an active participant in online communities. He is a Fellow of MirandaNet, Naace and the RSA, and an Ambassador for ISTE. He is involved in advising and judging for international projects, e.g. the Flat Classrooms Project and the forthcoming NetGen Project.
David’s approach to teaching and learning is based his practical teaching in the classroom. He is keen to help teachers develop the instinctive feel for teaching that is not always encouraged by chasing targets. in his view, the classroom should provide a relaxed, relatively informal atmosphere, but one where discipline is maintained, and the children feel secure in their learning.