About José Picardo – Assistant Principal

avatar-template-2-001I am assistant principal at Surbiton High School, where I lead on digital strategy and teach modern foreign languages. My main interests are pedagogy, technology and how they can combine to produce great teaching and learning. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the proud recipient of a Pearson Teaching Award. I speak regularly at conferences and other events focused on the professional development of teachers. Most notably, I have been a guest speaker at the HMC Annual Conference, The Telegraph Festival of Education, ResearchED, BETT and the Education Show.

In addition, I contribute to the TES occasionally and my work has also featured in The Guardian. I am also co-author of a book titled Educate 1-to-1: The secret to successful planning, implementing and sustaining change through mobile learning in schools and I am currently writing a book for Bloomsbury Publishing Plc provisionally titled Using technology in the classroom.

Outside school, I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer trying to get to grips with aperture widths, focal lengths and ISO settings. I am a keen but rather average guitar player. I am slightly – but only slightly – more accomplished on the bass. And I really enjoy cookery, from traditional good old English food to anything with chorizo in it. Unlike photography, bass or guitar playing, I’m actually quite good at cooking.

I am also a coffee snob, a tea heathen and a cat person.

     

Toggle to see a comprehensive list of all of my speaking and training engagements since 2008

  • 23rd October 2016, London – Teaching to the text: Textbooks or technology? – Panel discussion at the Battle of Ideas, held at the Barbican.
  • 4th October 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon – Digital strategy: technology at the centre of great teaching and learning – Two seminars at the HMC Conference
  • 30th August 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon – Getting the most from educational technology in the classroom – Seminar at the HMC Teacher Training Conference
  • 1st July 2016, Surbiton – Learning habits: Metacognition – Seminar at the United Learning CPD Day
  • 24 June 2016, Wellington College – Tablets aren’t the cure: There is no app for good teaching – Seminar at the Telegraph Festival of Education
  • 27th May 2016, London – Tablets in the Classroom – Keynote at the Hodder Education Digital Briefing
  • 28th April 2016, London – Professional Learning: Driving Impact in Education – Seminar at the Apple Independent Schools Event
  • 12th April 2016, London – Improving Outcomes through Quality Resources – Keynote at the London Book Fair, What Works Conference
  • 23rd February 2016, London – Examining the future of technology in MFL – Seminar at Capita Conferences
  • 22nd January 2016, London – Surbiton High School: A case study in Success – Seminar at the BETT Exhibition
  • 17th October 2015, London – Invisible Technology – Seminar at the ResearchED Tech conference
  • 25th August 2015, Stratford-upon-Avon – Technology for learning – Seminar at the HMC Initial Teacher Training conference
  • 19th June 2015, Crowthorne – Digital Learning Spaces – Seminar at The Sundat Times Festival of Education at Wellington College
  • 20th March 2015, London – An ICT Journey: Making technology invisible at Surbiton High School – Keynote speech at the ICT for Education conference
  • 19th March 2015, Birmingham – Exploring the impact of social networking in education – How can we use it as a tool to enhance learning? – Panel discussion with Year 7 Digital Leaders at the Education Show
  • 12 March, London – United Learning Mobile Technology Conference
  • 2nd February, London – Keynote Student Conference
  • 21st January 2015, London – Social Media as a Tool for Learning – Panel discussion at the BETT Exhibition
  • 5th December 2014, London – Innovative and Creative Technology – INSET at Paddington Academy (United Learning MFL Subject Network Meeting)
  • 21st November 2014, London – iPedagogy – INSET on behalf of OSPedagogy
  • 17th November 2014, London – Purposeful Technology for 21st Century Languages Teachers – INSET on behalf of Philip Allan Events
  • 5th November 2014, Berkhampsted – The Impact of Invisible Technology on Teaching and Learning – Seminar at the ISC ICT Strategy Conference
  • 16th October 2014,  Newcastle – Invisible Technology: What Every School Needs From a Digital Strategy – Keynote at the Digitally Confident Conference
  • 10th October 2014, London – The Rationale Behind the Introduction of iPads at Surbiton High School – Keynote at the United Learning Apple Regional Training Centre (South)
  • 26th June 2014, London – Using Technology to Support Teaching and Learning in MFL – INSET at Alleyn’s School (Trinity Group MFL Meeting)
  • 7th June 2014, Leeds – Transforming Education Through Technology – Seminar at the Northern Rocks Reclaiming Pedagogy Conference
  • 10th March 2014, Guildford – An introduction to Digital Learning Spaces. Seminar for Middle and Senior Leaders at Guildford High School
  • 27th February 2014, London – Enhancing Teaching and Learning with New Media. Seminar at the Capita Child Protection in the Digital Environment Conference
  • 3rd February 2014, Manchester – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference, for Keynote Educational
  • 31st January 2014, London – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference, for Keynote Educational
  • 24th January 2014, London – Learning is social: Making the case for social media in education. Seminar at BETT
  • 24th January 2014, London – Fall in ‘like’ with tweeting: How social media can revolutionise the way you plan lessons and teach. Colloquium at BETT
  • 19th November 2013, London – Masterclass: High impact use of ICT in the MFL classroom. Philip Allan Updates
  • 27th August, Manchester – Outstanding use of Technology in MFL. Seminar at  the United Learning Best in Everyone Conference
  • 13th April 2013, Valencia – Learning is social: The case for social networking in education. Keynote Speech at at the 2013 Macmillan Teachers’ Day
  • 6th March 2013, Nottingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC East Midlands Consortium at Nottingham High School
  • 9th February 2013, Madrid – A Changing Educational Landscape. Seminar at the national training day for teachers and directors organised by FECEI
  • 5th December 2012, Nottingham – Tried and Tested Internet Tools for Teachers. Seminar for PGCE Students at Nottingham University
  • 11th June 2012, Birmingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC West Midlands Consortium at King Edward VI High School for Girls
  • 31st May 2012, Nottingham – Interactive and Creative Technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC East Midlands Consortium at Nottingham High School
  • 7th March 2012, Nottingham – Tried and Tested Internet Tools for Teachers. Seminar for PGCE Students at Nottingham University
  • 3rd March 2012, London – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Primary Languages Show
  • 29th February 2012, Nottingham – Innovative and Creative Technologies – Exploiting Pupil Creativity in MFL through ICT 2012. Workshop at the Languages: Where Next? Conference
  • 25th February 2012, Southampton – ICT and Languages Conference ILILC 2012. Keynote
  • 11th February 2012, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 12th January, London – How to manage the use of social media in schools – BETT Show LearnLive
  • 4th January 2012, Northwich (Cheshire) – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at The Grange School
  • 22nd November 2011, Nottingham – Tried and tested internet tools for language teachers in the secondary sector. Seminar at University of Nottingham for the Learning Sciences Research Institute
  • 19th – 20th November 2011, Oxford – Author meeting at Pearson
  • 11th October 2011, Guildford – United Church Schools Trust MFL Conference held at Guildford High School. Seminar: Tried and tested internet tools for teachers
  • 2nd July 2011, Brighton – Linguascope Conference: Bringing Languages Alive. Seminar: ICT-Innovative and Creative Technologies
  • 21st June 2011, Coventry – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Bablake School
  • 6th June 2011, Birmingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC West Midlands Consortium at King Edward VI High School for Girls
  • 26th May 2011, Nottingham – Edutainment or Engagement? Co-presenting with Kerry Turner – NQT training session at Nottingham High School
  • 21st May 2011, Alicante (Spain) – Macmillan Teachers’ Day. Keynote presentation: The case for Social Networking in Education. Seminar: ICT-Innovative and Creative Technologies
  • 25th January 2011, Bedford – Independent Schools Council ICT Conference. Presentation: Edutainment or Engagement? Co-presenting with Kerry Turner
  • 15th January 2011, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 4th January 2011, Nottingham – Teaching and Learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Nottingham High School
  • 21st October 2010, Witney – Teaching and Learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Cokethorpe School
  • 21st October 2010, Southampton – Innovative Creative Technologies: Using ICT to enhance the MFL curriculum. Staff INSET at King Edward VI School
  • 16th October 2010, Dublin – Using New Technologies in the Teaching of Spanish. Keynote speech at the AGM of the Association of Teachers of Spanish of Ireland
  • 28th September 2010, London – HMC Annual Conference. Seminar:  Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies
  • 10th July 2010, Nottingham – Hosting the MFL Show and Tell Event at Nottingham High School
  • 2nd July 2010, Nottingham – Using web applications to support language learning. Workshop at The Ear Foundation
  • 26th June 2010, Brighton – Linguascope Conference: Inspiration for Motivation. Using web applications to enhance teaching and learning in Modern Foreign Languages
  • 17th June 2010, Cheltenham – Creating engaging resources for your Interactive Whiteboard. Whole day staff INSET course at Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • 24th April 2010, Barcelona (Spain) – Tried and tested internet tools for the English language classroom (Macmillan Iberia)
  • 6th February 2010 – The power of blogs in the MFL classroom. Keynote speech at ISMLA Annual Conference, North London Collegiate School
  • 29th January 2010, London – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference (Keynote Educational)
  • 16th January 2010, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 3rd December 2009, Birmingham – CILT 14 – 19 National Conference . Hands-on workshop: Blogging
  • 19th November, University of Leeds – Using ICT to teach languages: what’s new and trendy? Regional tutor and stakeholder workshop
  • 1st June 2009, London – Using technology to motivate and engage students in the MFL classroom (Mill Wharf Training)
  • 15th May 2009, TeachMeet Midlands, Nottingham – It’s all about communication: what I get up to with my pupils and why they’re enjoying it
  • 26th March 2009, The Education Show, Birmingham NEC – Open Source Schools Seminar
  • 17th January 2009, London, BETT Exhibition – Open Source Schools Seminar. Becta supported Seminar to help raise awareness of the advantages of using Open Source Software in schools
  • 5th December 2008, Nottingham – CILT Success in Language Teaching and Learning 14 – 19 Conference. Hands-on workshop on Blogging and Microblogging
  • 25th September2008, London – Podcasting Workshop at the Institut Français. Hands-on workshop on behalf of Apple