Rachel is a Senior Leader and Learning Technology Manager at The British School in the Netherlands.
An experienced international school leader, she currently has three core areas of responsibility. Computing Specialist, Senior Leadership Team and Site Operations Management Team.
As a school leader, Rachel is invested in mobilising staff, coaching and supporting colleagues to develop and capture their contribution to a positive learning culture. She is involved in CPL, recruitment processes and developing systems for lesson observations and professional reviews.
Actively engaged with ongoing research in learning, digital education and leadership, Rachel recently completed an MA in Digital Media, Culture & Education from University College London, UK.
In December 2014, 21st Century Learning International and Pearson, Hong Kong awarded Rachel ‘21st Century Teacher of The Year Finalist 2014’ for “Excellence in the Use of Technology to Support Learning & Teaching”. In 2015, her work with educational technology was recognised by Apple and she became an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Rachel strongly believes there is no boundary to the creative means by which students can exceed expectations and author ideas voluntarily to show us what they know, think and feel. Her research and curriculum design reflects the importance of creating real-life experiences that develop learners as people, who carry with them digital intelligence to make responsible choices.
This blog shares her thoughts – adventures – discoveries in leadership and learning technology. You can contact Rachel through @Araidigi on Twitter or find out more via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Rachel/Iles.