Inquiry Learning & The Engineering Design Process in STEM

18 months ago, I had the privilege of attending the prestigious STEM X Academy in Canberra. In January 2019, I was one of four STEM X Alumni invited to return to Canberra, with the job of mentoring the Primary Teachers’ cohort, and sharing my experiences post STEM X 2018. It isn’t often that you can […]

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Starting from @Scratch: (Re)thinking visual programming

Several years ago, I started my exploration of Scratch coding with a group of highly motivated students who were happy to dive in, figure out how it worked, and answer my questions – which typically started with “How on earth did you do …?” We went on a learning journey together, and considering that I […]

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What makes me curious?

I recently applied to join a new Catholic Education WA design thinking accelerator program, known as Studio Curious. Considering that there were nearly 300 applications from across Western Australia, I was shocked and delighted to be accepted into this exciting program.As part of my application, I was asked to reflect on what makes me curious, and what innovation […]

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#ISTE2015: The most emotional, yet inspiring conference I’ve ever attended

After a journey of some 30 hours and over 18000km (11,603 miles), I arrived in the United States for my first ever ISTE conference. It proved to be an incredibly emotional, sometimes overwhelming week. Despite the very best advice I received in the lead up to the event, I soon discovered nothing can quite prepare […]

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Making Ripples in my World: Marking 5 years of blogging

Aristocrats-hat via Compfight When you start a blog, you never know where the journey may lead. It is like throwing a stone into a pond, and watching the ripples racing off into the distance … I’m a blogger.  I blog to document my experiences, reflect on my teaching practice, and share my learning with others. […]

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Shaping ICT Policy and Future Practice

Since joining my school just six months ago, I have been working on a number of projects alongside my ICT teaching and integration role, including: Collaborating with the CEO ICT team to complete the technical set up Google Apps for Education, and planning for staff professional development and student use in 2015. Providing feedback on […]

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Get Involved with Ed Tech Down Under! (#OZeLive 2014)

I am delighted to be involved with the brand new OzELive online conference, presented by the Australia e-Series and The Learning Revolution Project. #OZeLive is a new virtual conference will run on February 22-23, 2014 at Australia friendly time-zones. It will feature Australian and New Zealand educators sharing their stories, perspectives, and expertise in the fields of: […]

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