Date of release: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A2560-educator-awardThe use of technology and video games in teaching has won a former University of Greenwich student a prestigious award.

Jodie Lopez won the Company of Educators’ Trust Fund “Inspirational Educators”award for her innovative approach to the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching.

As well as setting up www.gettingintoliteracy.com, which shows how ICT can be combined with subjects such as English, maths and history, Jodie uses games-based learning with devices such as the Nintendo Wii. She has also trained teachers to use ICT as a learning tool.

Since completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Education with French at Greenwich in 2007, Jodie has earned an excellent reputation for her work in developing ICT use in primary education. Her expertise has seen Jodie speak at events in the UK and abroad, including a conference in Singapore. She was awarded the BECTA Next Generation Learning Award in 2010 and currently works at Pearson Learning Platforms providing training and support to schools.

Chris Philpott, Dean of the university’s School of Education, says: “All of Jodie’s work is marked by innovation and creativity. It is clear that she has inspired and encouraged learners to succeed when learning through the use of ICT. She has also motivated and led others when facilitating them to develop their approaches to teaching.”

To find out more about studying at the School of Education, go to: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/education

The Company of Educators was founded within the philanthropic tradition of the City of London livery companies. Its members come from across the educational spectrum and the company operates a charitable fund which offers grants, awards and medals to support educators.

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