About us

What is inspiration?

A fleeting glimpse, a moment of clarity, a sudden impulse triggered, that leads to a spark of creativity.

Our PLN inspires us daily by sharing ideas, suggestions, feedback and support and this was the reason behind #INZPirED. A new global collaborative chat on Twitter with a single point agenda of inspiring educators in countries where students don't benefit from modern pedagogical techniques.

Who are we?

 An educator who taught in the UK for 11 years before deciding to shift his horizons and travel around the world. He currently teaches in Kathmandu, Nepal at The British School. Passionate about learning rather than teaching and as such tries to foster the same enthusiasm in his students.

He has worked previously as an Extended Leadership Team member at Canons High School in Harrow and previous to that as the Head of ICT at Lampton School in London. He is a Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) representative with experience in training others in the field of e-safety. He holds a Masters in Education from Middlesex University and a BSc. (Hons) in Physics with Computer Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Brunel University. He has also successfully completed the National College of School Leadership’s Aspiring Leaders course aiming to develop future school leaders in the UK and is a Google Certified Teacher. He is one of the founders of #INZPirED and involved heavily in bringing the power of online PD to offline schools.

Diana Engwa @DJCE57 

Diana has been a Homeroom teacher for grades 1-3 for 19 years at Brent International School Manila. She is passionate about teaching and technology. This year Diana had the opportunity to move out of teaching self contained classes. She welcomed the change and seized the opportunity to teach Lower School 3-5 ICT classes.
Diana has found her calling in teaching technology and is currently working on applications to get certification in this field. She started building her PLN on Twitter and Google + in November 2014 so she could stay updated and current with the rapid changes in educational technology. Diana has been asked to be guest moderate edchats such as #asiaED and #INZpirED. She is now an honored member of #INZPirED chat team. Stay connected with Diana!

Pranav Sang @PranSang

Pranav has been in the financial services business for over 18 years. He currently serves on the Board of a SEBI registered Stock Broker as a Non-executive Director. His firm also represents a boutique International Investment Bank in india. He has been invited in the past by  the leading web India Portal in the world (www.rediff.com), to hold an hourly advisory chat for stock market investors as a market expert which he successfully ran for two years.

Pranav completed his graduation and secured a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounts & Finance in 1992. After graduation, he immediately joined his fathers business of trading in Plastic Polymers & Polyester Yarn before setting out on his own. He has always been interested in Technology and used to code on a ZX Spectrum as early as 1985. He has written a few articles which were featured in some Technology magazines in India. In 2001, Pranav also took part in an Asia wide Technology Venture Business Plan Competition held in Hong Kong and he was selected as a top 15 finalist from over 25,000 entries worldwide. He also has completed Entrepreneurship Course from Stanford Online University & Creativity Course also from the same Institution. He also completed Certificate Social Media 101 & Social Media Advanced Courses from MediaBistro in New York.
His passion for Technology and the educational field has led him to found StuFNet which stands for Student First Network in 2001. He is also the co-founder of #INZPirED.

Ritu Sehji @rsehji  

Educated in Kolkata, India and New Zealand, Ritu have taught at esteemed schools for the past 13 years. Ritu believes that her qualifications (M.Sc. in Science), academic success alone do not define her. Her travels with her master mariner husband, her kids, people she connects with, her experiences and cultural background play a big part in defining her. Ritu’s passion for food technology and understanding of student learning needs led her to author a student friendly textbook ‘Senior Food Technology and Nutrition' and Teacher Resource CD. She has also presented at the 46th Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference. Ritu was awarded the New Zealand Science, Mathematics, and Technology Teacher Fellowship Scheme, funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand in 2013. She has a constant drive to experience new challenges in the field of technology education and offers trending contexts showcased by Technology Online (a site dedicated to educators, students, and all those with an interest in technology education in New Zealand.). She aims to bridge the gap between school and real life experiences; to equip students to perform better at university and beyond.  Ritu started her journey on Twitter in July 2014 and since moderated #asiaED and #indiaEd #BFC530 and is co-founder of #INZPirED

#INZpirED - Every Saturday 9:30 AM IST,  5 PM New Zealand time, 8 PM PST
12 PM Singapore time,  5 AM GMT,  11 PM (Fri) New York time,  8 PM (Fri) California time

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