Steam Ambassador Mike Reading

Mike Reading
Founder and Lead Trainer of Using Technology Better

Who is Mike Reading?

Founder and Lead Trainer. Mike is Australia and New Zealand’s only Microsoft Learning Consultant & Google Certified Teacher and Innovator. As an ex-teacher, Mike’s passion and specialty is in helping teachers to use technology better to increase the motivation and engagement of their students. Mike is also highly regarded by businesses of all sizes as someone who can connect with staff and improve efficiency, productivity and motivation.

Specialises in: Using technology to enhance student engagement, G Suite for Education implementation strategies, Microsoft office 365 training for teachers and businesses, Bring your own device strategies and consulting, Bridging the gap between the I.T staff and classroom teachers, creating a shared vision across the school.

The UTB team can: Provide certified training in Google, Apple and Microsoft tools and devices, Provide “Train the Trainer” opportunities for key staff through our certified trainer program, Guide you as you design and deploy a technology pan that services the needs of all stake holders, provide customised solutions for your needs.

You can follow what Mike and the team @ UTB is up to regularly at: – Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Using Technology Better is a Google, Microsoft, and Apple professional development partner working extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

UTB was founded by Mike Reading whilst he was teaching in a high school. Mike was so frustrated with the type and quality of technology training that was being offered to him as a teacher, (they would show you how a tool worked, but not how to use the tool to improve pedagogy or student outcomes), so he set about upskilling himself and sharing this with others.

The UTB team of facilitators have been hand picked for their amazing content knowledge and applied skills in the classroom, but also for their facilitation style. We live by the motto ‘No more boring training sessions!’

UTB are highly sought after to run STEAM and Digital technology sessions in schools. Having professional development partnerships with many of the major STEAM brands, you can rest assured that your next training will be fun, hands on,relevant and customised to your needs and the needs and your students.

Click here to see an example of a STEAM training day, and here to see what a local school leadership team had to say about the impact the UTB had on their school.

Want more information, case studies, or just to have a chat about where things are at in your school? Simply reach out to the UTB team HERE.