Joe has a BA Hons in Music and an MA in Creative Music Technology from Bath Spa University. An experienced musician and musical director, Joe has been performing professionally for over 30 years within the Classical (Clarinet LGSM), Jazz (Saxophone) and Rock (Guitar) genres and also as musical director and arranger on numerous projects and shows.
Joe has been teaching since 1982 and has considerable teaching experience over all age ranges having taught extensively in Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education institutions.
Joe is an Apple Distinguished Educator, certified Pro Apps trainer with a specialism in Logic Pro, and an Apple Professional Development in Education expert. In addition he is a Propellerheads Reason in Education consultant, currently undertaking the development of a series of educational episodes under the title 'Reason in the Music Classroom', more on this to follow in the coming months!
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My passion is education ! Having once been involved in a professional recording studio where Apple Mac technology was a stable part of the day to day operation. I was amazed when walking into schools time and time again to find Apple technologies unused and unloved usually because someone had made a decision no other member of staff was comfortable with. So now I work very closely with Apple and its partners making sure that those educational organisations looking to purchase Apple technologies are doing so for the correct reasons. Apple is a different from PC so the blind comment that is 'oh it will be fine its a computer' can lead to technology being underused and having little or no impact on pupils/students. So I get involved as early as possible to suggest training and continued professional development for teaching staff and IT departments making sure that new technology purchases are a success.
Julian is an experienced teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator and Apple Education Mentor. He has over 20 years experience of working with Apple technology in education, including five years with Apple UK.
Julian has an 11-18 Creative Arts background, but now works across all curriculum areas and sectors.
He runs Apple based professional development workshops for teachers and education leaders. Whilst based in the Peak District, he works nationally and internationally on a range of successful projects with Local Authorities, BSF/Academy new builds and more recently with 1:1 iPad initiatives.
David is an experienced education consultant working with large organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East. He managed a large provision within a UK further education college for seven years, growing and expanding it, as well as developing a consortium with local schools to better the provision across the area in readiness for latest developments and thinking within the current UK education sector. He has also been actively involved with the major education awarding bodies in the UK developing new curriculum specifications for national roll out.
Following 11 years of working in both the creative industries and education, he has substantial experience of managing and working with young people and teaching staff across all levels of education, providing workshops and staff development sessions on innovation and creativity within the classroom. David's experience and skill has been recognised by Apple who have given him the accolade of being an 'Apple Distinguished Educator', an 'Apple Education Mentor', and more recently, an 'Apple Professional Development' trainer.
I have the privilege of teaching at Cedars School of Excellence, a small independent school in Greenock, Scotland that, in August 2010, became the world's first 1:1 iPad school. I am a trained primary teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator and Apple Professional Development Consultant and public speaker.
In the time since our deployment I have worked with a number of Apple re-sellers to deliver support and training to other schools interested in beginning their own projects with 1:1 learning, as well as presenting to schools and other organisations both in the UK and Europe on the exciting opportunities the iPad brings to education.
Oscar Stringer has been an ADE since 2002, he spends his time working for Apple in all areas of education, introducing both teachers and students to the creative potential of Apple technology in the classroom. As well as working directly in schools and colleges. His focus is primarily on using animation and video production techniques to bring areas of the curriculum to life, while engaging students in their learning. Currently Oscar is doing a lot of work with the iPad in schools, running Apple Professional Development Courses, helping leadership plan their vision and strategy for adopting the iPad, to working with teachers and students to get the most out of the technology; creating workflows with apps and developing resources for use on the iPad.
David Baugh has been an ADE since 2000 and has a teaching background that spans Early Years to Year 13. He is an experienced Apple Professional Development facilitator who has delivered most of the workshops on the current catalogue as well as being responsible for authoring some of these workshops. He has a great deal of experience helping schools through the process of visioning, planning, preparing and implementing successful iOS deployments.
Ian Wilson has been a freelance Digital Creativity Consultant working in schools with teachers and learners for the past 10 years. Coming from a Community Education and Community Development background, Ian has particular experience of developing collaborative learning projects.
Over the last decade, Ian has worked with Apple technology in the fields of video, stop frame animation, music, podcasting and digital comics, across all age ranges, abilities and areas of the curriculum. He became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2006 and an Apple Education Mentor in 2010. He became an APD facilitator in 2011. He has created and managed the Cheshire Apple Regional Training Centre for schools in the Cheshire West and East Cheshire local authorities for the past 18 months. His iPad in Education web site is one of the most authoritative sites looking at the iPad for learning and teaching purposes in the UK and he has spoken and presented at many iPad related events.
Professor Steve Molyneux
Professor Steve Molyneux is one of the leading experts in the use of Information and Communication technology to support Education and Training in the UK. A former Microsoft Professor of Advanced Learning Technology and advisor to the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff on Training Technologies, he is an outspoken advocate of technology in the support of learning and challenges some current thinking models on how such technologies should be deployed in the classroom.
In 1994 he developed one of the first VLEs and now works closely as an independent consultanct with Educational Institutions and companies such as Apple and Cambridge University Press on developing transformative Educational Strategies. He has been an Apple Distinguished Educator since 2001 and Apple Education Mentor since 2010. His expertise lies in assisting senior management in developing transformational education and CPD strategies as well as managing entire institutions projects.