Canadian International School, Singapore
K-12 EdTech Coordinator
Dion Norman is currently the K-12 EdTech Coordinator at the Canadian International School in Singapore. He works closely with the Head of Educational Technology and the EdTech team at CIS to support staff, students and families in the effective integration of technology.
He has developed K-12 technology integration standards based around ISTE and SAMR, coordinated major schoolwide projects, including the One to World iPad programme and Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certification implementation. Dion has also developed a series of online professional development courses for onboarding new staff known as Teacher Basic Use Skills (TBUS).
Dion started his career as a classroom teacher where he demonstrated a passion for using technology to enhance teaching and learning. He later spent two years as an EdTech Coach before moving into his current role.
Dion has presented at a number of international conferences, including the Google Summit, Learning 2.0, DEEP Learners, BETT and the IBO regional conference.
As a Common Sense Education Certified Educator and Ambassador, Dion promotes the importance of Digital CItizenship in schools and supports educators in integrating these lessons and becoming certified as Common Sense Educators.
Together with Egmond Boon and Mike Pelletier, Dion wrote the 12 Step EdTech Roadmap for K-12 Schools:
This manual is available for free in Apple's iBook Store. 21CL radio also recently recorded an interview with Dion, Egmond and Mike about their manual and visions about the use of technology in education: