I’m Head of Digital Learning and Practice at Wesley College in Melbourne, Australia. I was previously Director of ICT and eLearning at Toorak College in Mt. Eliza. I’m fascinated by the opportunities and impact our connected world can have within educational settings and on the future of work. I launched myself headfirst into this world in 2008 and have found the experience to be transformative . It’s my aim to share what I discover with you through this blog.
What I’m doing
Chairperson for National FutureSchools Expo and Conferences 2017 – March 23rd & 24th Melbourne
Interview on Tony Delroy’s ABC Nightlife program June 15th – Are our kids’ childhood years overwhelmed by technology?
Online Educa Berlin – presenter – Berlin, Germany December 2nd – 4th
EARCOS Conference: Tech Integrated Libraries – Keynote Speaker – Taipei, Taiwan November 6th and 7th
Creating Future Libraries – Keynote speaker – Brisbane October 19th
EdTech Team Melbourne Summit featuring Google For Education – September 22nd/23rd
DLTV Conference – Melbourne, July 24th
EdTech Team Canberra Summit featuring Google For Education – March 28th/29th
ABC Splash (March 2nd 2015) Growing the STEM of Education
The Age (Feb 23rd 2015): Tread very carefully…you’re leaving digital footprints (referenced in this article)
Education Services Australia – Language Learning Space. Videos created exploring ICT use in the classroom.
Presentations – 2014
VATE State Conference Deakin University (28th November)
Edu-IT Conference – ICT by the Sea Keynote speaker (October 6th and 7th) Scarborough, WA
VATE Early Career Teachers and Co-ordinators’ Conference Keynote speaker (May 16th)
Stile Workshop – March 3rd Keynote speaker
October: Google In Education Melbourne Summit: presenter
August: VITTA Conference – Keynote speaker
July: Keynote speaker at Brisbane Catholic Education Teacher Librarian Big Day Out 24 July 2013
DEECD – Keynote speaker for Statewide PD event
May: Keynote speaker at the AIS Teacher Librarianship Conference
Presenting a session (Digital Citizenship and ethics) at AIS ICT Integration Conference 2013 – Stay Agile: The Game Keeps Changing ACT – Canberra
April: Keynote speaker at Highvale Secondary College’s staff PD.
March: Hume Region Leadership Conference (DEECD Principals) – Workshop presenter
November: Vision International – Keynote speaker
October: Launch of ‘The Well School Hub’ at the State Library of Victoria. Presenter and Panelist
August: 2012 Teacher Education Dialogue Conference in Coffs Harbour – Keynote speaker
27th July: Featured presenter SLAV Conference – Global eLiteracy: Leading the Reinvention of Learning
23rd and 24th July: Toorak College Exploring and implementing the Australian Curriculum – 3 workshop presentations
19th July: State Library of Victoria TEDxMelbourne: Educational Leadership
July: SLAQ conference, Cairns 4th July – Keynote speaker.
June: ISTE Conference, San Diego (USA) Lecture: Developing Information Fluency using the ISTE NETS for Students
April: Barker College, Sydney. Presenting to Teacher Librarians and Geography faculty about the Australian Curriculum and an integrated Information Fluency program.
March: Marist College, Canberra. Presenting to Teacher Librarians about the Australian Curriculum and eBooks/Overdrive.
November -Comview conference, Melbourne.
April – Attended CCAEducause 2011, Sydney
March – Attended SLAV Conference ‘Creating collaborative learning spaces: Future school library scenarios’.
February – Presented full day workshop for CPL (Continuous Professional Learning) –Toorak College
January -Expert Voice in the PLP Dublin/Dallas Cohort of Powerful Learning Practice
October – Keynote presenter at the AIS ICT integration Conference, Sydney
Article published in Synergy – SLAV online journal – “What is a Digital Footprint and why would you want one?”
September – Presented two sessions at the Leading a Digital School Conference, Melbourne
A Virtual Learning Community in your School and Beyond. What are the benefits?
What is a Digital Footprint and why would you want one?
June – Presented at the ISTE Conference, Denver, Colorado USA Using Ning as a platform for classroom learning communities
Presenter for ETeaching Excellence conference in Perth
May – Second Sleepout for Schools service learning project linking Toorak College with Daraja Academy, Kenya.
April – June -Presented eight online elluminate sessions supporting Student 2.0
April – Assisted Steve Hargadon (creator of Classroom 2.0) to establish online network Student 2.0
Featured on the ABC’s 7.30 Report, discussing Cybersafety.
Expert voice in the DEECD Netbook trial PLP Cohort
Presented three sessions at ACEC 2010 Digital Diversity Conference, Melbourne
January – attended Educon 2.2 in Philadelphia, USA
November – Presented at VITTA Conference –Slide to learn
Getting started with Web.2.0
August – Presented at ELH Conference, Lorne What is a Ning? How can it be used to form a learning community within your school and beyond?
May – Approached to be a member of the Reference Group informing ACER (Australian Council of Educational Research) on the establishment of DERN (Digital Education Research Network)
May – Presented at SLAV Conference: Perspectives on Learning V.2
Helped organise Sleepout for Schools, a service learning project Toorak College students participated in to support Daraja Academy in Kenya. Used Skype to make connections with educators invovled with the school
April – Presented at Australian College of Educator’s Digital Fair
November – Winner of the Victorian Institute of Teaching World Teacher’s Every Day competition
September – Attended Learning 2.008 in Shanghai, China.
May 2008 – June 2009
Introduced Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) to Australian schools. Eight Australian schools participated in the first international cohort. I was a 21st Century Fellow and Community Organiser of the PLP International Cohort
May – Presented at SLAV Conference Re-imagining: Web 2.0 applications and implications
April – Presented at ALIA conference – Digital Storytelling
February – April Involved in Project Global Cooling – a collaborative project with international schools in Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and the Dominican Republic.
January – started writing Lucacept – intercepting the Web (my professional blog)
October Presented at the 2007 ASLA Biennial Conference: Creative use of ICT and wide reading – Literature Circles and Digital Storytelling
2008 Won the World Teachers Every Day competition run by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
2009 Awarded the John Ward Award for outstanding Teacher-Librarian in Victoria from the School Library Association of Victoria.
2010 Awarded the Australian Council of Computers in Education Australasian Educational Media Award.
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You can contact me for speaking engagements via my gmail: firstname.lastname@example.org