DIGITAL COMPETENCE and DCF –
Gareth’s primary school teaching career began in 1996, then in 2003 he joined Newport LA as ICT curriculum improvement adviser. For over 15 years he has worked across Wales providing advice, support and training in the use of ICT as a curriculum subject, and also in its effective use across the curriculum to schools.
He has an MSc in eLearning and is an ICT Mark assessor for NAACE. Gareth was also previously employed by the Welsh Government as their ICT subject adviser, where he worked closely on what it means for pupils to be digital competent. He was a past member of the National Digital Learning Council (NDLC), a body which provides advice to the Welsh Government on the use of technology to support learning and teaching, and also part of the group that produced the influential, “Find it, make it, use it, share it: learning in digital Wales” report.
Gareth has a strong interest in the effective use of ‘cloud technologies’ such as G Suite for Education and is a Google for Education Certified Trainer.