United Nations Flagship ICT In Education Event
Staff invited from Chiltern Learning Trust and Denbigh High School to attend the United Nations flagship ICT in education event “Mobile Learning Week”.
In early March, two members of staff from the Chiltern Learning Trust and Denbigh High School in Luton travelled as invited guests to the United Nations flagship ICT in education event “Mobile Learning Week”. Held annually at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the event convenes experts from around the world including officials from Ministries of Education and ICT, international experts, representatives from major partners in the field and private companies to share how affordable and powerful advanced technology can accelerate learning for all.
Emma Darcy, Director of Technology for Learning for the Chiltern Learning Trust and Jess Pather, Deputy Headteacher at Denbigh High School were invited to present at “Mobile Learning Week”. Last year, the innovative technology for learning work taking place both at Denbigh and across the Chiltern Learning Trust was recognised by UNESCO as being a worldwide example of best practice in using mobile learning. The Denbigh and Chiltern Learning Trust Case Study will be published later this year on both the UNESCO website and in a publication that will be sent to governments and policy makers across the globe.
At Mobile Learning Week, Jess and Emma were presenting to representatives from a range of countries including Brazil, Spain, Israel and Russia, as well as to the Chief of UNESCO’s ICT in Education Unit. They explained how a wide range of educational technologies are used to support learners of all ages and abilities to aspire and achieve. This was an exceptional opportunity to showcase on an international stage the technology for learning strategies that are used at Denbigh and across the Chiltern Learning Trust to ensure all pupils are able to access a world class education.