Jackie Berry is a primary-trained specialist languages teacher and former Primary Languages Consultant for Hampshire LA. She is an experienced class teacher and leader of Languages in Primary school, having taught not only languages but the whole KS2 curriculum. Since joining the Hampshire Languages Team in January 2009, she has delivered courses, support and training for individuals and groups of teachers as well as whole staff INSET on the all aspects of language teaching in the primary classroom and became a freelance Consultant in April 2011. Jackie has a particular interest in cross-curricular learning and the use of ICT to support language teaching and has spoken at various county and national events.
BA Hons English PGCE Primary Education
Association for Language Learning
Head of Department / Subject Leader Local Authority / Regional Adviser
Joe Dale is an independent consultant who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council and the BBC. He is host of the TES MFL forum, Vital MFL Portal Manager for the Open University, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning. Joe was key in updating the ICT elements of the QCDA SoW for KS2 Primary French; he also designed games for Heinemann's 'Expo'. Joe has featured in several Education Guardian articles and has himself both written for and been quoted by the TES. Joe has also written for the TES ICT blog and produced video tutorials for the CILT 14-19 website. Joe recently starred on a Teachers TV programme and has spoken about the Rose Review proposals on BBC Radio 4. His blog has been nominated for four Edublog Awards in the last four years.
BA Joint Hons French and Linguistics TEFL Diploma PGCE (Secondary MFL)
Angie has been a teacher for 37 years in Primary and SEN settings. Since then she has been teaching adults to use ICT creatively in the classroom. She is currently working with Billericay SCITT as both a student lecturer and also supporting the mentors in school with ICT. For the past four years she has been working with Essex LA as an ICT adviser but now, although still working for them in a freelance capacity, she now works for a variety of companies specialising in IWBs and SEN. Angie developed an interest in SEN and ICT when working on the SEN support service for Essex LA for 8 years, subsequently being the business manager for Widgit Software for 18 months, and now works in three special schools on a regular basis. Angie is currently co-writing her third book on SEN and ICT for Routledge.
KS1, KS2, KS3
Head of Department / Subject Leader Deputy / Assistant Headteacher Local Authority / Regional Adviser
Danny Nicholson is an independent trainer and consultant. He is a former Science teacher and now delivers ICT and Science training to teachers all over the UK and overseas. He is an accredited interactive whiteboard trainer and can deliver training on both Smart and Promethean whiteboards. He has also delivered IWB training in corporate environments as well as the military. He delivers training in Web 2.0 tools such as podcasting, wikis and blogging. In addition he is also a Science PGCE lecturer working with student teachers at both primary and secondary level.
BSc Hons Biological Science, PGCE
KS3, KS4, Post-16
ICT as a teaching & learning tool
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