Christine has worked in education for over 20 years. She has an excellent reputation for using technology to enhance teaching and learning by sharing good practice, encouraging innovation, evaluating the benefits of new technologies and supporting their implementation. Christine was eLearning manager at Northern Grid for Learning and has worked extensively with schools and local authorities across the North East and, through the National Education Network, across the UK.
Experience in education including:
- Teaching in Foundation Stage, KS 1 and KS 2
- Teaching in London and Northumberland
- Working as an educational consultant across the North East and the UK
- Supporting schools to transform learning and teaching through the appropriate use of educational technologies
- Chair of Governors at an outstanding special school in North Tyneside.
Christine is currently studying for a doctorate in education focusing on the use of educational technologies in Early Years settings.
Kaleidoscope for Learning was established by Christine Jack in 2012.
What people say:
“the session was pitched perfectly at the kids level and they responded with enthusiasm and good knowledge and understanding. The resources, particularly the SMART CREW stuff was excellent and had the kids fully engaged.
Once again, thanks for taking the time to come out and deliver such a quality presentation and I hope we get another chance to do so again in the future.”
Primary School, North Tyneside, eSafeguarding training
“I wanted to pass on the thanks of the team for your time and skills in delivering a very relevant and accessible workshop relating to e safety for us earlier this week.
All staff commented on your presentation skills – they found you knowledgeable but easy to understand. They also appreciated that you made the workshop relevant to our specific and unique role in schools. The PowerPoint was really good and the video clips brought home the points you highlighted.
We have also found the handout and other resources really helpful, for ourselves personally, and professionally. We will definitely be using some of the handouts with the parents on our parent workshops.
I think every one of us went home and had further discussions with our own children about the issues, and have a greater insight into the challenges and vulnerabilities for the young people we work with in school. However we also know where to go for further information / help.”
Hilary Beavers, Language and Communication Team, North Tyneside, eSafeguarding training
“The presentation was very comprehensive and delivered in a way that everyone could interact with and understand. The balance between the talking and hands on was great and staff went home last night and actually explored further. Thank you very much for you time and effort – it was great!”
“very interesting and thought provoking and the information was delivered very clearly and concisely”
Rebecca Turner, Archibald First School, Newcastle, Using Blogs and Twitter in School
“Your support put us on the right path and helped us on our journey to making best use of technology to support teaching and learning.”
Special School, Stockton, Parental Engagement
“Christine is a hard working and efficient manager of people and resources. Her calm approach to life and excellent organisational skills have made her a great asset to the NEN community, particularly in her role of Content Group Chair. Christine has a good understanding of the power of technology to positively impact on teaching and learning”
Kathy Olsson, E2BN
“Christine is enthusiastic, efficient and effective across a wide range of challenging e-learning development situations for schools – including leadership and management of the UK’s NEN Content Group. A great colleague to work with too!”
Marshall Mateer, Consultant National Education Network