Gear Education is the island’s first education technology firm of its kind and the sole Google for Education partner
Gear Education, a new boutique firm specializing in education technology services, announced its official launch this month as Cyprus’s first and only Google for Education partner. Gear Education works closely with schools to develop strategies for today’s changing needs by providing expert consultation and training on the use of technologies in education. The company’s expertise in implementing Google and Apple Education solutions differentiates itself islandwide.
Gear Education 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 be enabling educators, not overwhelming them,” said Christina Shailas, Founder of Gear Education. “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.”
With ten years of experience working as a technology integrationist, Christina Shailas has been integral to the successful implementation and development of education technology programs for over 3,000 educators and students in New York City and Limassol. With the launch of Gear Education, Shailas is determined to widen its impact and reach more schools. Implementing paperless solutions through 1-1 device programs, integrating 3D printers, laser cutters, and other innovation lab tools to enhance curriculum, and training educators to redefine teaching and learning using technology is a snippet of the day-to-day activities for the education technology firm.
Gear Education welcomes educational institutions ready to embrace technology and transform their teaching and learning processes. The company offers a range of services, including:
- Strategic planning and assessment
- Instructional and curriculum design
- Deployment and management solutions
- Professional learning and support
- Authorized reselling of leading EdTech platforms