Nic Ponsford | Co-CEO & Founder, GEC

Nic PonsfordNic Ponsford FRSA is the Co-Founder and CEO, Education of the Global Equality Collective (GEC). Most recently, Nic and the GEC have been awarded the Edtech50 award as ‘One to Note’, for their outstanding work with educators across the UK.

Previously an award-winning, Advanced Skills Teacher teacher and Harvard author (‘TechnoTeaching’), she is now an educational and technology thought leader. Nic is also Director of Edtech UK, the national independent organisation, advisory forum and strategic body. Nic is also Editor of the digital publication, Edtech UK Magazine. She is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on closing gaps for the most vulnerable, #techforgood & #futureofwork, as well as all things diversity and inclusion in education.

Nic is passionate about diversity and inclusivity on and offline – and that this will only happen through collaboration, conversation and immediate action. She believes it’s time to get #SmashingStereotypes; to promote the awesome in everyone – in the media, in education, in workplaces and in homes.

Nic is also a lecturer at Leeds Beckett university, MSc in Digital Pedagogy and on the Steering Group member for MITEY (Men in the Early Years). Nic started a Doctorate in 2018 to research how edtech can impact on staff training and inequality in education.

Ever practical, Nic is an Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert Trainer and has written online courses for a range of clients including Anti-Bullying for FutureLearn, Future of Work for TechPathways, Inclusive Digital Literacy for Microsoft’s MEC and a range of digital curriculums and guides for private organisations. She has also been External Subject Advisor for Media (OCR) and is passionate about all students being both media and digitally literate. It was this passion for online education that led to her groundbreaking work with the online solution to #DiversityandInclusion for schools, colleges and businesses with the GEC App.

Her editorial and writing portfolio includes The Guardian, The TES and was the Agony Aunt and a frequent contributor for both TeachWire (listed Top 15 TeachWire blogs of the year) and Innovate My School.

Nic believes that technology is the great equaliser for our time.

Twitter: @NicolePonsford