Richard Burkhill | Director of Digital Learning
Rugby School Thailand

Richard Burkhill, Director of Digital Learning, Rugby School Thailand

Richard is Bachelor of Science, Honours with Qualified Teacher Status and experienced in teaching and leading education technology across British Secondary and international settings for the last 12 years.
Richard held the Head of Digital Technology position in a UK Secondary academy, where the department was rebranded and reformed with new technology, routines, marking and feedback systems introduced to further develop already high standards; consistently achieving Good – Outstanding practice through various outside government bodies. Richard also contributed to the wider school community with staff training, musical performances and student media development.
Richard continued this work in Beijing where he planned, delivered and shared the school’s first Computing curriculum for ages 3 - 11, developed and launched the school’s 1:1 device programme, and trained staff as to how they can use the benefits of purposeful technology integration in their classrooms. He is also developing the school's Cloud-based teaching and learning platform, learning management system, S.T.E.A.M. programme and whole school technology strategy.
Richard is currently in Thailand where he oversees digital learning across the whole school working with a staff edtech and student tech team. Here he has launched the school’s 1:1 programme, refreshed the existing BYOD programme, introduced Computing as a subject, and launched e-sports and digital parent communities. He is currently collaborating with schools and organisations across Asia to develop a digital safety curriculum.
Richard describes teaching as follows: “For me, teaching is about those moments that for people in the profession, are ‘everyday’ but to a child, are game-changing; the words of advice, the introduction of something new, the ‘wow’ moment — the part you didn’t even realise had inspired someone to do better, believe in better and make a better world. It really is the most influential and powerful job in the world — a responsibility that can never be underestimated or taken for granted.”


Pre-conference Workshops @ 14:00

[W11] 7 Nov (PM) Creating a sustainable digital ecosystem in post-covid Asia

A hands-on practical workshop that will cut through the noise of creating and implementing a sustainable digital strategy. An opportunity to unpack your school’s strategy and combine current technological trends with realistic actions that put students at the heart of learning.

We feel that developing a digital culture in your school which encourages collaboration amongst all stakeholders whilst raising student voice is critical to long-term and sustainable success. The workshop will include collaborative group work that explores:

  1. Implementation processes 
  2. Use of planning tools to solve their own digital challenges
  3. Utilising Nolan Principles to understand your role as a leader and strategic planner.  

The workshop is underpinned by the need of attendees to acknowledge that context is key to purposeful and meaningful integration. The workshop also aims to give participants the confidence and realisation of where they are on their digital journey and the need to collaborate with others.

EDUtech Asia 2023 Conference Day 1 @ 11:45

Panel: Tech it to the Next Level: Pedagogical integration strategies for educators

  • Understanding the pedagogical goals of technology integration
  • Identifying and selecting appropriate technologies for specific instructional goals
  • Continuous assessment of technology on student learning

EDUtech Asia 2023 Conference Day 2 @ 15:25

K-12 RT 4 — Levelling up digital safety with gameplay and gamification in education

This session is ideal for attendees from K-12 educational institutions.

Participate in engaging discussions with your peers from around Asia!

K-12 RT 4 — Levelling up digital safety with gameplay and gamification in education

last published: 29/Sep/23 06:45 GMT

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