Kirsty Tonks er en af pionererne og bredt anerkendt i UK for sin viden og praktiske erfaring med Flipped Learning. Kirsty deler generøst ud af sine erfaringer, og vi tror, at vi kan lære noget af hvordan de har gjort det i England, hvor styring fra politisk hold har været mere intens over en årrække, end den har været i Danmark. Kirsty Tonks er også taler på selve BettShow som du kan se mere om på dette link.
Kirsty Tonks is Assistant Principal for e-learning and Teaching School Director at Shireland Collegiate Academy, in the West Midlands, UK and has led on embedding technology since 2007. She has taught across both the Primary and Secondary Sector for two decades and provides the strategic lead on how to enable and use technology to affect whole school sustained school improvement. In their recent Ofsted inspection in March 2013, inspectors acknowledged the role that technology had in “underpinning” outstanding lessons and how leadership and management of learning were “strategically supported by the innovative use of ICT (the Learning Gateway).” The academy was judged to be Outstanding across all categories and was the third time it had been judged as Outstanding. Kirsty leads Shireland’s Teaching School Alliance which trains 40 Primary and Secondary trainee teachers every year focusing on developing good e-Learning skills. She also heads up the Research and Development at Shireland and is Project Director of a two year Education Endowment Foundation funded project, MathsFlip, which looks at the impact of Flipped Learning in 24 Primary Schools. She was delighted to be asked to support in two clusters in the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) that was set up last year by the UK’s Department for Education whose mission was to promote the use of digital technology across the education sector. Kirsty often presents around the UK on the impact of technology in education and was named Teacher of the Year by the e-Learning Foundation in 2012.