Innovating in times of crisis
Jenny Simms, Rebecca Rawnson, Alex Salkeld & Spencer Fordham
Join finalists of the British Council ELTons Innovation Awards to hear how they’ve dealt with challenges and found new and original ways to respond to crises, with case studies from school leadership, materials development and teaching practice.
This session launches the call for applications to the ELTons 2021: the prestigious international awards celebrating innovation in English language teaching and learning.
This session is pre-recorded.
Jenny Simms, British Council
Jenny is Project Manager for Teaching Excellence for the British Council network of overseas teaching centres. She has a wealth of experience from across the globe with over 20 years in ELT, focussed on teaching and learning. She is now based in UK with a global remit.
Rebecca Rawnson, British Council
Rebecca is a Senior Academic Manager leading on education projects in north and south India. Becky started her career as a teacher of English teaching in a variety of countries and contexts. Since joining the British Council ten years ago, she has worked with learners, teachers and teacher educators in Africa and South Asia.
Adam Salkeld, Digital Learning Associates
Former journalist, producer and executive producer on BBC primetime shows like Panorama and the Money Programme. Adam’s experience in digital education includes leading the largest independent supplier to the BBC’s £150m Digital Curriculum project. He has managed large scale digital learning projects for clients such as the National School of Government, Ministry of Defence and UNHCR. He has board level experience in commercial and NFP organisations.
Spencer Fordham, Capital School of English
Co-founder of Capital School of English Spencer has long held the VISION to re-route the language sector changing the way learners approach language learning. He and his team have developed programmes where International students have the opportunity to further their personal and collaborative skills, learning through practical projects based on relevant subject matter powered by STEAM. During 2020 and in the face of a Global pandemic, Spencer and his team have further developed the schools online offering to meet the incredible demands of students unable to travel.