Contributors

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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.




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.




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.




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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 BOSTES, we are running holiday workshops at the Science Centre in Wollongong, running Learning Labs for primary and high school students at UOW, written a nationally recognised course for 3D Printing using 5 units of competency. Involved in creating a 3D printing course with TAFE, involved with setting up a FabLab at UTS with Professor Sheather. We are also working with UOW to run a 3D Printing competition.




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.




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.




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.




Cut Through Coaching and Consulting - with Dan Haesler

ENGAGEMENT | MINDSET | WELLBEING | LEADERSHIP

Dan and his network of associates at Cut Through Coaching & Consulting work with organisations as critical friends to address issues of engagement, wellbeing, mindset & leadership.

We are able to work with small groups or your whole community to develop bespoke coaching programs tailored to your specific needs.

Our approach is designed in partnership with you, around our Four Elements model, and could entail face-to-face sessions, group and 1:1 coaching, focus groups and evaluation against agreed milestones. We also provide an online learning space to promote self-directed learning amongst your staff.

We work with organisations across Australia, the Asia Pacific & Europe.




Damien Hanley

Damien Hanley, Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials and Architectural Technology, has been in the Technology KLA’s for over 7 years. Damien started as a tutor/TA in the Architectural Technology and Technical Graphics Teacher program at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He then moved to St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane and has taught their as Technology Teacher particularly Graphics since 2008. He has vast experience in the Technology KLA’s, is on the Syllabus Committee for Graphics in Brisbane and has taught Engineering Technology, Technology Studies, Graphics and Construction at the senior level for many years. Damien has been involved in the presentation of teacher in-service workshops and seminars and is actively involved in Technology teacher networks through professional associations.
This has enabled him to develop a sound understanding of the requirements, responsibilities and needs that such syllabuses impose on teachers of differing experience. Above all Damien is very passionate about Graphical Communication and using it as a means of creativity in the classroom.




Dan Haesler

ENGAGEMENT | MINDSET | WELLBEING | LEADERSHIP

Dan Haesler works with individuals and organisations around issues of engagement, wellbeing, mindset & leadership.

As Director of Cut Through Coaching & Consulting he consults to government education projects, corporate business, schools, professional associations, The Black Dog Institute and other not-for-profit organisations.

Dan is an international keynote speaker and has presented alongside well-known education thought leaders as well as Olympians, Academy Award Winners and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

He regularly features in the media, and writes a monthly column in the Australian Teacher Magazine. Dan is passionate about equity in education and engaging our hardest-to-reach kids and communities. His first book, #SchoolOfThought is now available and all profits will go to supporting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.




Dana-Lee Mierowsky Bennett

Dana-Lee worked on a range of professional film, television and theatrical productions while studying at Screenwise, The Australian Film, Television and Radio School and London’s National Film and Television School. Her numerous multiple award winning music videos, commercials and short films have lead to the development of a feature film and a short television series.

With a UNSW’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Training and Assessment and seven years teaching experience in primary and high schools, Dana-Lee teaches at film, acting and drama schools, including, The Australia, Film, Television and Radio School, The Australian Film and Television Academy, JMC Academy, The Australian International Performing Arts Academy and Sydney Film School.




Daniel Milech

Head Instructor, Staff Trainer, Partnerships Manager at Code Camp.

Code Camp teaches kids to code through game, app and website development during the school holidays.




Daniela Falecki

Supporting Teacher Wellbeing through a Positive Psychology lens

Daniela Falecki is known as the “keep-it-real” teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows what it is like. Sharing stories from her 20 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, is a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute, and is the developer of many BOSTES accredited mentoring and coaching programs for teachers. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.