I am happiest when I am doing new things and being creative and I guess that is why I found my home in the EdTech world. Technology has been a constant in my approach for many years now. I find it both interesting and exciting. I love the way it continues to challenge me and reshape my teaching. I also love how it can engage, provide access and help students achieve things they didn't think they were capable of.
My work with technology in the classroom has seen me progress to an ICT Coordinator on the school Primary Campus and then to an eLearning Coordinator in recent years. I have been teaching the Digital Technologies Curriculum in a specialist role over the last two years and been heavily involved in the creation of a maker space and launching integrated STEM units across the Primary Campus. Next year, I step into the role of Head of Digital Learning and Innovation. I will be overseeing technology on both Primary and Secondary campuses of my school. Part of this role will be assisting teachers to better integrate technology into their classrooms.
I began studying my masters in 2018 and hope to complete it at the end of 2019. While I admit to having plenty of practical experience with technology, I wanted a deeper knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of technology integration. Looking forward to learning more this session!