Tonner-Saunders, Sharon

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  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • United Kingdom

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20112018

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Biography

Sharon Tonner-Saunders is lecturer in Technologies-ICT and Music in the School of Education. She joined the University in August 2008 after working for seven years as a primary school teacher, where the last four years were spent teaching ICT to all primary pupils.  During this time, Sharon was awarded the British Council's eTwinning Award for Excellence in using innovative methods to connect children with their peers around the world. This followed shortly with Sharon becoming a British Council eTwinning Ambassador where her role is to promote and train European educators how to use technologies to create collaborative projects with schools around Europe.  

Sharon has developed this innovative approach to using technologies in education. This has been acknowledged at the University where she has been awarded:

  • CASS Award for Professional and Public Research Graduates - Jan 2012
  • DUSA Innovation in Teaching Award - May 2011
  • Honorary Graduates Award for Innovative Teaching - May 2010

Sharon's innovative and forward-thinking approach to using technologies has also been acknowledge by a wider community where she was awarded the prestigious titles of:

  • Apple Distinguished Educator - Jan 2011
  • SMART Exemplary Educator - March 2011

Sharon is also a trained Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Ambassador, where she delivers workshops pertaining to protecting young people online.

She is also part of the PGDE management team through her role as Assessment Convener and Group Lead.

Sharon is currently leading a large collaborative innovative project with the British Council and schools across the world to develop young peoples’ intercultural awareness through the use of music and Makaton.

Sharon has developed this innovative approach to using technologies in education. This has been acknowledged at the University where she has been awarded:

  • CASS Award for Professional and Public Research Graduates - Jan 2012
  • DUSA Innovation in Teaching Award - May 2011
  • Honorary Graduates Award for Innovative Teaching - May 2010

Sharon's innovative and forward thinking approach to using technologies has also been acknowledge by a wider community where she was awarded the prestigious titles of:

  • Apple Distinguished Educator - Jan 2011
  • SMART Exemplary Educator - March 2011

Sharon is also a trained Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Ambassadaor, where she delivers workshops pertaiing to protecting young people online.

She is also part of the PGDE management team through her role as Assessment Convener and Group Lead.

Sharon is currenlty leading a large collaboraive innovative project with the British Council and schools across the world to develop youn peoples intercultural awareness through the use of musc and Makaton.

Qualifications

  • 2011-2012: Postgraduate Module (Research Methods & Design) - University of Dundee
  • 2009-2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - University of Dundee
  • 2006-2007: Postgraduate Module (Progressive Enquiry & Knowledge Building Society) - University of Strathclyde
  • 2005-2006: HNC ICT (Web Page Design & Internet Services) - Dundee College
  • 2003-2005: Postgraduate Modules - (Computer Based Learning & Teaching, Internet Resources and Emerging Technologies) - University of Aberdeen
  • 1999-2001: BEd (Hons) Primary Education - Dundee Northern College (First Class Honours Degree)

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Education

30 Sep 200130 Jun 2030

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

External positions

British Council Ambassador

1 Jul 2008 → …

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Research Output

  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 2 Paper
  • 2 Discussion paper
  • 1 Commissioned report
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Education in an Interconnected Global Space

Tonner, S., 2015, Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School. Younie, S., Leask, M. & Burden, K. (eds.). 2nd ed. Abingdon: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Exploring the use of mobile technologies for teaching and learning

    Tonner, S., Jindal-Snape, D. & Smith, D., 18 Jun 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Prizes

    eTwinning International Quality Label

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Recipient), 1 Oct 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • eTwinning National Award

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Recipient), 28 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Innovation In Teaching

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Recipient), 24 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • National eTwinning Quality Label

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Recipient), 30 Aug 2019

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    Intercultural Learning Through eTwinning

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Participant)
    2 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    TESOL Conference Rome

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Speaker)
    15 Oct 201916 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    British Council eTwinning National Awards and National Conference

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Participant)
    27 Sep 201929 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Intercultural Learning Through eTwinning

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Speaker)
    14 Oct 201915 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    eTwinning International Award Conference

    Sharon Tonner-Saunders (Participant)
    24 Oct 201927 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference