What I am is an advocate - a person who speaks or writes in support or defense, cause, etc. What I'm an advocate for, is using digital media as a tool for integrating the curriculum. Right now I'm heading for a career change. St Felix Middle School will be closed in four weeks. I've spent four, mostly happy, years there teaching variously: Art, Film, ICT and Media . Next term I'm heading for a combination of pension, teaching Creative Media at KS3 and freelance working.
Sir Ken Robinson writes and speaks about finding your Element and it appears I found mine about ten years ago. I don't believe this blog has always spelt out clearly why I think that Creative Media is so important. It doesn't take the reading of many posts to deduce that I do believe it matters, but I intend to bring my reasoning blinking out onto the lines.
So as one door opens... I'm planning a series of posts explaining why I advocate a much higher priority for creating media with children from the early years on. It hope it will help me pull together some of the things I've learned to consolidate them sufficiently to form the foundations of my future plans.
Watch this space...