Terry Freedman, BA (Hons), MA (Econ Ed), PGCE, MBCS, FRSA, ANCUP
My work as an independent consultant, writer and trainer is based on a career spent in education.
The last post I had before becoming independent was leading and managing the e-education service for a local authority, and was based on a varied career spent working as an advisor, head of department and teacher of ICT and computing.
I write — I have been a freelance writer since 1989, I train, I speak.
I am known as an independent thoughtful voice in the educational ICT and Computing community.
I publish two websites and one newsletter. These are, respectively:
- ICT & Computing in Education www.ictineducation.org
- Writer's Know-how www.writersknowhow.org
- Digital Education www.ictineducation.org/newsletter
Independent consultant at Terry Freedman Ltd, 2004-present
The briefs I have been offered and have accepted include:
- training teachers in the assessment of Computing and ICT
- writing for education magazines, school blogs and company blogs
- advising on use of education technology in schools
- training teachers in, eg, how to assess students in computing, and the new Computing Programme of Study
- Ofsted inspection
- Framework for ICT Support consultant: I advised schools on how to implement good technical support systems for their education technology, having been trained and certificated to do so.
- keynote speaking, e.g. at the International ICT Conference in Singapore,
- assessing schools for the ICT Mark
- assessing schools for the proficiency of their ICT technical support, as Framework for ICT Support Assessor.
Head of E-Education, Tower Hamlets, 2002-2004
Role included being i/c teams of advisors, school technical support, London Grid for Learning implementation, representing Education on e-Government committee.
Principal Officer for ICT, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, 2001-2002
Role included project management for development of Key Stage 3 on-screen test in ICT, liaising with three companies, other curriculum colleagues, and assessment team.
ICT Advisor, Newham, 1998-2001
Role included advice to teachers on using ICT in the classroom, with special responsibility for secondary schools. Organising of training days. In-school training.
Other posts held, 1975 -1998
- Head of department, Economics
- Member of Permanent Unattached Team, Newham
- Head of Business Studies and ICT
- Head of ICT
Part-time teaching posts held
- Economics ‘A’ Level, evenings
- Economics GCSE, evenings
- Economics GCSE, HMP Wormwood Scrubs
- Computing GCSE, evenings
- Understanding the British Economy (a course I devised), evenings
- Member of the British Computer Society
- Member of The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (Committee member)
- Associate Member of the National Conference of University Professors
- Fellow of Mirandanet
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- Member of the Society of Authors (Committee Member of the Educational Writers’ Group)
- Forthcoming: a chapter in What the Research Says, to be published by IoE Press
- Education Conferences: How to get the most out of education conferences
- Managing ICT
- Every Child Matters: what it means for the ICT teacher
- plus several other books
- Regular contributor of articles to Teach Secondary magazine, Technology & Learning USA, and Secondary Education, plus contributions to other periodicals e.g. Teach Primary, Technology & Learning UK, and others.
Please see https://www.ictineducation.org/writing/ for a comprehensive list of publications.
- BA (Econ)
- MA (Econ Ed) — specialising in adult education
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