Contributors

TTA contributors are either working professionals or qualified experts in their respective fields. Their position as contributors are fully endorsed by a dedicated team at TTA. If you believe you are qualified to be a contributor and have products or courses you wish to sell through TTA, please fill in the application form.



Amanda Tocci

Working Memory, Learning & Literacy Specialist

Amanda is a highly experienced Educational Consultant & Lecturer on Working Memory and its relationship to learning and reading. Amanda brings to each school and lecture a passion for education and for bridging gaps between research and practical classroom strategies. Not only are her lectures engaging and informative but Amanda is able to make even the most mundane of topics worthy of laughter.
Amanda has recently completed research in Education at the University of Newcastle examining the impact strategy instruction has on children with working memory deficits and reading disabilities. Amanda is dedicated to advocacy and lobbying for change in reading programs in our education system. With over 24 years of experience in education and 100s of lectures to 1000s of teachers across Australia and New Zealand, Amanda is sure to make your PD engaging.




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Amber Glajz

Helping teachers navigate through the HSC Business Studies course and prepare their students for success in the HSC examination

Amber Glajz is a dynamic and qualified Humanities Teacher with experience teaching a wide range of subjects from Business Studies, Commerce, History and Geography. She has also had experience teaching the concept-driven and globally focused IB Business Management course. She is a content writer for the Macquarie University HSC Study Lab Online Learning program, applying her expertise in the HSC Business Studies course to assist student learning in a creative, critical and reflective manner. By drawing from her own practice in delivering the Business Studies content and facilitating students to succeed in their prescribed assessments, Amber can support other Business Studies Teachers navigating their way through understanding and teaching this HSC course, and best preparing students for success in the final exam through engaging and innovative activities.




Andrew O'Halloran

Google Apps for Education, Add-Ons and other ICT enthusiast

I am a secondary high school teacher in my eighth year of teaching. I am currently teaching junior Geography, Commerce, Business Studies and Economics at East Hills Girls Technology High School, and have taught Stage 6 Economics and Ancient History previously at Canterbury Boys' High School.

In my teaching experience thus far I have embraced new technologies for my lesson planning, delivery, reporting and assessment.

I have led a number of professional development days for teachers in our local teaching area and within the school in service of improving teacher knowledge of ICTs as well as previously delivering this course with TTA.




Andrew Pawley

Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media

Having completed his Honours Degree in Fine Arts at COFA specialising in Photomedia, Time-Based Art and Installation, Andrew started working in the Film and TV industry as an editor, producer and visual effects artist. After 10 successful years in the industry working on corporate and commercial projects, he realised his real passion was ideas.

His passion for Contemporary Art and his love of learning lead him back to COFA to re-train as a teacher. He completed his BARTED in 2008 and Andrew has been teaching for the last 9 years, full time, at Wenona and then Newington College.

Andrew has successfully built Photographic and Digital Media courses from the ground up in the departments he has been a part of, using his passion for Art and his industry experience to write innovative and challenging programs that centre around ideas and skills.
His philosophy is that while technology keeps changing, the principles remain the same.

With a track record of helping students achieve their personal best in Visual Arts, both in the IB and the HSC, Andrew maintains his belief that students can make genuine statements about their world through their artmaking.

Over the last 10 years, Andrew has a developed a reputation as an innovative, passionate and engaging teacher and presenter. He has presented at a number of conferences, as well as provided internal PD to colleagues within the faculties and wider teaching staff of the schools he has worked.




Annalisa Ramundi

International Study Tours

Annalisa is an Italian and English teacher at Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Diploma of Religious Studies and has taught in both the public and private systems.

Annalisa has successfully organised, led and participated in many International Language and Cultural Tours since 2003, believing that the educational benefits of International Tours provide students with the opportunity to further develop their understanding of content outside of the classroom and, in turn guide them into being a holistic student.




Anthony McDonald

A New Scheme Teacher looking to explore new classroom techniques

I have been a High School teacher for the last 10 years, specialising in English and HSIE as well as integrating computers and technology into the classroom in new and innovative ways. I am interested in utilising new knowledge and techniques that maximise student engagement and expands student skills for an ever growing and complex world.




Barbara Stanners

My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.

Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.




Belinda Jennings

Media Arts Educator & Consultant. Lover of Pedagogy, ICT, Online Learning, Flipped Design, Curriculum Curation & Creation, Student Engagement & Professional Sharing.

Belinda is an educator and consultant specialising in integrating ICT and the creation and curation of online learning programs for both classroom and distance education. She created her first website hosting curriculum materials for photography students in 1999 using Frontpage (remember that?)

Throughout her teaching career Belinda has eagerly embraced new tech tools and has been innovative in utilising them to increase student engagement, maximize outcomes and streamline her own teaching practice for efficient and effective curriculum development, feedback and assessment.

Belinda is committed to ongoing informal and formal professional development, both as presenter and participant. She is skilled, and has 15 years experience, in empowering educators to feel confident in exploring new technologies in their classrooms and/or online learning programs. Professional sharing – bouncing ideas, solving problems and envisaging new ways of educating young people – makes her happy.




Ben & Heike Roberts

Modfab is a 3D Printing Technology business. We sell affordable 3D printers, filament and BOSTES Endorsed training, along with after sales support.

I am a teacher who has taught in the classroom, ESL, Learning Support and RFF. Ben is an engineer and has been involved in 3D Printing over the last five years. Our Course has been endorsed by NESA, we are running holiday workshops at the Science Centre in Wollongong, running Learning Labs (for gifted and talented students) for primary and high school students at UOW. Team Modfab has travelled extensively with the Australian Design Centre to deliver design, CAD and 3d printing courses to regional galleries around Australia as part of the Shapeshifters Exhibition. Our endeavours have also taken us up to Arnhem Land on many occasions training elders and students to use design, CAD and 3d Printing. Ernest Gondarra (one of our elders) in 2017 secured a coveted IDX Elder of the Year Award for 3d printing – Plastic Fantastic.




Brad Kelly

Brad teaches, writes and leads tours in the area of Modern History, with a focus on the Cold War and Changing World Order

Brad Kelly teaches at St. Marys Star of the Sea College in Wollongong, NSW. He is a writer and teacher with over 15 years of experience in the classroom. Brad is the author of World Order 1945-2011, A Globalised World 1945-2010, The Cold War 1945-1991 and co-author of The Changing World Order and Investigating Modern History for Cengage Nelson. He is passionate about professional learning and has been a presenter at the HTA state and regional conferences and a contributor to Teaching History. Brad is also a tour manager for Academy Travel, where he has the opportunity to bring history alive for his students across Europe. Brad has a deep knowledge of and interest in the global forces that have shaped the modern world between the end of World War II and today, and approaches the subject with a focus on teachers and the effective delivery of the content.




Brad Fuller

Technology for Teachers

Convinced that I.T. could revolutionise education, Brad Fuller began presenting I.T. seminars for teachers in 2000 leading to his current PhD study in Blended Learning at Sydney University. Brad holds an MA in Adult Education and an ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. Alongside presenting courses with TTA, Brad is an associate of the Sydney Centre for Innovative Learning and Director of Music at Northern Beaches Christian School.




Brent Hughes

Mathematics Education Consultant

I have worked in the primary education space my entire career, first as a teacher and maths tutor and now as a teacher educator and consultant. I am passionate about working with schools and teachers to try and challenge the perception of mathematics. Ultimately I plan to change the way that Australian students and teachers interact with maths.




Brian Sowerby

Award winning scientist

Brian Sowerby recently retired as Chief Research Scientist and Program Manager (Instrumentation and Control) with CSIRO Minerals. He obtained a BSc (Hons 1) from the University of NSW and a PhD in physics from the Australian National University. Following two years post-doctoral work in Canada, Brian has carried out research and development in Australia on the application of on-line analysis techniques in the mineral, energy and security industries. His work led to the commercialisation of a number of on-line analysis instruments and he has received many awards for this work including the prestigious Australia Prize in 1992.




Caitlin Gleeson

Psychology consultant and performance coach

Caitlin is a consultant, trainer, and presenter who specialises in psychological performance, resilience, and wellbeing. She is the managing director of INSPIRIT Psychology Solutions, and holds a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Sydney. Caitlin offers a unique blend of training and coaching experience which sits at the intersection of management consulting, clinical developmental psychology, educational coaching, and health and fitness.




Career Coaching and Training

Career Coaching and Training recognise the importance of being empowered to direct your career and professional development including how to navigate behavioural interview questions.

We will work with you to help you find your passion, move forward in your career and achieve your full potential.




Carolina Castro Huercano

I am an experienced teacher, learning designer and researcher

I have spent the last 15 years teaching in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors in 3 countries, with an emphasis on using new technologies and e-pedagogies in my classes. At present I am doing a PhD at Flinders University on the use of Project Based Learning to motivate students to learn, enhanced with Web 2.0. tools.




Code Camp

We teach kids to code!

Code Camp runs Holiday Camps, and In-School activities to teach students and teachers the skills of the future.

Computational thinking, logic, fun, creativity, user experience, app development and game building.




Cool Australia

Educating for a Sustainable future

Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.




Cool Australia

Cool Australia is an award winning not-for-profit dedicated to supporting educators with tools to foster ‘learning for life’. We help integrate topics around sustainability, ethics, economics and wellbeing across the curriculum. This enables teachers of all age groups and disciplines to engage young Aussies in real-life learning whilst achieving Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework outcomes. Our accredited professional development is designed to build your confidence, understanding and expertise. You will learn through a mixture of practical and thinking activities as well as hearing the stories of others. Plus you will access a range of teaching tools that can you can use straight away in your teaching.