Mother, Student, and Teacher in Australia
First and foremost I am a mother of 5 beautiful children. They range in age from Year 8 to First year teacher. I love the fact that I can say to them:
"Have a look at this and tell me what you think."
I am lucky that they are willing participants and enjoy this, they not only then give me feedback from their perspective but if it is good they then go to school and share them with their eachers and friends.
I have been teaching since 1999 and have experienced a number of different schools and teaching roles, in Victoria, NSW and South Australia. I was first involved with Education Technology in 2003 when we were asked as teaching staff to present innovative lessons to our students. I took this as an opportunity to take risks and try a new way of presenting learning opportunities to my students. Following the success of my unit I was asked by the leadership team to become ICT coordinator, and specialist computer teacher. I thrived in this role to the point where I decided that it was time to further my formal qualifications and work on my Masters in Education Technology. I did have the option to complete my Education Leadership Masters Degree, but I believed then, as I do now, that Education Technology is equally as important in today's climate of teaching and learning and therefore this was my focus. Now I continuing to develop my teaching and learning through the ubiquitous use of technology
For 4 years I was the Digital Learning Leader at Swan Hill College This role was successful and fulfilling. Among my achievements are the development of an Tech Hub which is a dedicated space for high end technology.
Throughout the past few years teachers have been developing curriculum to include technology and incorporate ICT's and digital learning into all curriculum areas and documentation.
I currently lead and support teachers to explore online resources and provide students with authentic learning opportunities that promote engaging learning experiences for the unknown future. I understand the need to incorporate globalisation in teaching and learning, thus my increasing use of social media to improve myself as a lifelong learner, to support others from across the world in their education journey, and increasingly participating in Education Technology podcasts and networks world-wide.
I would love to connect with anyone who concurs with any of my beliefs or interests. Please feel free to contact me through social media.