Learner, Inquirer, Blogger, Global Educator
Relief / Substitute Teacher – Perth, Western Australia.
I graduated from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in December 2008 with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Minor in Modern Social History.
I excelled in my tertiary studies; receiving three Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Academic Excellence (2005, 2006, 2007), recognising my consistent top 2% academic ranking over the course of my degree.
I’ve worked as a relief teacher since February 2009, teaching classes from Kindergarten to Year 7 across 28 metropolitan schools.
I was recently employed (Term 1, 2011) at a small school in the Fremantle/Peel education district, where I undertook diverse teaching and support responsibilities, including:
- Yr 3 Literacy & Numeracy Support
- Mathletics Coordinator
- Yr 6/7 Science
- Yr 4/5 Art
- ICT Coordinator
I am passionately interested in literacy education, with a focus on teaching my students how to communicate, share ideas, and collaborate with authentic global audiences through the use of Web 2.0 technologies (and literacy practices).
Presentations & Projects
I am a reflective edublogger; and regularly correspond and collaborate with my global Personal Learning Network, which includes educators, experts, and school leaders around the world. I presented on this topic – “What the heck is a PLN?” at the recent Reform Symposium eConference in July 2011.
I have been involved in several global projects, enabling my students’ sharing their learning, culture, and voices on a global stage. I helped organise the Global Classroom 2011 wiki; and recently coordinated the planning, set-up and launch of the (much larger) Global Classroom Project for 2011-12.
Looking to the future
I am looking for a school which understands and values ICT and global perspectives in education; a place where I can teach my students to safely connect, share, and interact with authentic global audiences … in a class of my own.
In the meantime, I will continue to learn, develop and grow … as a relief teacher and online educator. I’m finding my niche, and exploring a world of global opportunities.
These are exciting times!