Clive Gibson

Head of Innovation-JESS Dubai

As the Head of Innovation and Physics Teacher at JESS Arabian Ranches, I have been leading the development and implementation of a bespoke Innovation curriculum that is underpinned by Design Thinking, a creative problem-solving approach that empowers students to be empathetic, collaborative, and resilient learners. I have also been teaching Science and Physics to students across different levels, using Microsoft 365 tools to create a paperless and engaging classroom environment.

With over 22 years of experience in education, I have a passion for harnessing technology to improve teaching and learning outcomes. I have earned multiple certifications from Coursera and Capella University on topics such as Virtual Instruction, Nuclear Science, and Virtual Classroom Professional Development. I have also been recognised as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow, and a Microsoft Master Trainer. Additionally, I have won several awards for my innovative and effective use of STEAM learning in the classroom, such as the BETT MEA Awards 2020 “Game Changer” and the GESS Awards 2020 “Best use of STEAM Learning in the Classroom”. I enjoy sharing my expertise and insights with other educators, and I have been a regular speaker at the JESS Digital Innovation Summit and BETT ME 2017. I will be speaking on the 2nd March 2024 in the Abu Dhabi Teaching Conference about collaboration with AI in education.

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