Gear Education, a new boutique firm specialising in education technology services, earlier this month became Cyprus’ first and only Google for Education partner.
The company works closely with schools to develop strategies for today’s changing needs, providing expert consultation and training on the use of technologies in education. The company is dedicated to guiding, supporting and inspiring educators to embrace technology as a transformative tool to educate and empower students from early childhood to higher education.
“Integrating technology into the classroom should enable educators, not overwhelm them. We often hear that the first step is changing the culture, which has proven true in our methodology. We focus on the educators – not just getting them comfortable with the tools, but bringing them into the process to understand the ‘why’ and value of these tools,” founder of Gear Education Christina Shailas said.
With 10 years of experience working as a technology integrationist, Shailas has been integral to the successful implementation and development of education technology programmes for over 3,000 educators and students in New York City and Limassol.
With the launch of Gear Education, the team wants to widen its impact and reach more schools. Implementing paperless solutions through 1-1 device programmes, integrating 3D printers, laser cutters and other innovative lab tools to enhance curriculum, and training educators to redefine teaching and learning using technology, all of which is just a snippet of the day-to-day activities for the education technology firm.