A History specialist and an experienced teacher of Humanities and ICT at GCSE, MYP, A-Level, B-Tech and IB Diploma.
I am an educator with a decade of experience teaching in the U.K and Hong Kong. I am hugely enthusiastic about technology, open source software and enabling the next generation of learners to be self sufficient enough to not have to rely on big technology companies.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from Reading University in 2007, PGCE in 2010 and am currently working on my Masters in Education through Hong Kong University.
I am originally from the UK, but have lived in Hong Kong for a number of years now. I truly love this city and living in Asia, it has given me a perspective on life I could never have predicted when I was younger.
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Professional Qualifications & Training
2018 - 2020 M.Ed. Specialising in Gifted & Talented Education (University of Hong Kong) 2009 - 2010 PGCE in Secondary History (University of Reading, U.K.) 2004 - 2007 B.A. Hons. in History (University of Reading, U.K.) 2020 IB Wellbeing and Student Leadership CAT 3 2019 PDAcademia Middle Leaders Development Program 2019 Mental Health Association Hong Kong – Mental Health First Aid 2019 NSPCC: Child Protection 2018 Google Certified Educator level 1&2 2016 Teacher mentorship training for PGDE students at University of Hong Kong 2016 IB MYP Individuals & Societies CAT 2 and IB Diploma History CAT 3 2016 - 2017 Developed, authored and delivered a whole school PD Programme to embed ICT skills 2015 Training by Harvard University’s Project Zero
Papers & Conferences
A Lost Generation: The Effects of Nazism of German Children 1933-45 (2005) -Presented at “Children in War,” Reading University, 2006 -Published as: i. Shire, Christopher. “A Lost Generation: The Effects of Nazism of German Children 1933-45.” Stichting Werkgroep Herkenning, Vol. 1, No. 25, (Autumn 2007), pp. 4–7. ii. Shire, Christopher. “A Lost Generation: The Effects Of Nazism On German Children 1933-45”, Children in War, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Dec 2006), pp. 27-30.