Contributors

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Rochelle Borton

Through facilitation and supported 360 feedback surveys, we offer differentiated and formative strategies that help impact and change. Our focus is to help build future focused high performing teams, ready to engage with next generation learners.

EduInfluencers provides professional development and learning for educators at all stages of career.
We have several professional development workshops and provide school leaders and teachers an opportunity to use our 360 survey tool to obtain feedback on their practice.
Our team is highly educated and has many years’ collective experience in education as teachers, lecturers, facilitators and business development professionals. They understand the importance of a contemporary and agile approach to professional learning. Our workshop design, teaching and facilitation teams have extensive
experience in Australia and around the world and are committed to ensuring you get the most from your time and investment with us.
At the centre of everything we do is our desire to help educators, school leaders and students grow and develop through targeted professional learning. We use a strengths based approach, coupled with coaching techniques to facilitate school leader and teacher growth, with a focus on facilitating workshops and experiential learning that is conducive to building a high performing team.




Rod Campbell

English language and Literacy Specialist

Finalist for the Professor Betty Watts Memorial Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession of Teaching 2015.

Rod Campbell has many years of experience in teaching across all areas of education, including secondary, primary, early childhood, special education, and university. He has specialised in teaching English, English literacy, curriculum theory and teaching practice in early childhood and primary, classroom research, and has worked with thousands of teachers in Australia and Asia. He is co-author of 19 texts on teaching English literacy and English grammar. “Literacy for the 21st Century” (2012, 2015 and 2019) has been one of the leading texts for teacher education in literacy since 2012. Rod has given more than 1100 demonstration lessons in scores of schools in the last nine years, and these experiences add life to the stories of his presentations in “ How to teach English”. His latest books include “Teaching English Grammar: A handbook for Australian Teachers” (Pearson 2014 and 2018), and has sold almost 5000 copies, and is used by teachers in more than 90 schools in Queensland and NSW, schools where all teachers have been issued with a copy.

In January 2018, Rod was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to education, particularly to literacy, as a practitioner, academic and author. His influence on literacy education and grammar instruction has been profound.




Rod Krause

Rod is an experienced and highly qualified practising teacher who has an active interest in the full spectrum of curricular from kindergarten to tertiary education. He has developed interactive and online resources, together with methodologies that engage learners in stimulating and genuine meaningful learning. Rod is continually developing maths resources, often in response to teacher requests. This expanding collection of online resources is being used internationally, providing an endless supply of exercises and activities which are based on sound learning theories and which can be quickly accessed and used on a daily basis in the context of best practice methodology. Rod believes strongly in engaging teachers and cooperating with them to improve the quality of the learning process.




Ron Thomas

Director and Faciliator of Speak with Power

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating.
Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.




Sabreena Taylor

Sabreena has been a successful consultant with TTA since 2008. Her current roles include providing tailored professional learning and consultancy services in Instructional Practices Inventories (IPI – student cognitive engagement and higher order thinking), strategic planning, school evaluation, change management, classroom practice, ICT and History. In 2015 Sabreena traveled to the United States to train with IPI developer, Professor Emeritus Dr Jerry Valentine of the University of Missouri, and is now the only certified teacher trainer for IPIs in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sabreena is the Professional Learning Consultant- History/Civics and Citizenship as part of the quality assurance team at TTA. Sabreena has presented at both State and National conferences on topics such as user engagement in workplace online learning, augmented reality and using data in schools including Instructional Practices Inventories.

Sabreena’s career in education has been varied, contributing at local, regional and State levels. In her 32 years in education Sabreena has been a head of History, regional Quality Teaching Consultant and Professional Learning and Leadership Coordinator with the Education Department of New South Wales.

Sabreena’s work has included developing online learning, the implementation of the Australian Curriculum and designing and delivering a wide range of courses registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers. Sabreena was School Planning and Performance Advisor in the Learning, High Performance and Accountability directorate developing online solutions for effective school planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Sabreena has been able to feed her passion for all things History through forming networks of History teachers, Ancient History HSC marking, developing ICT History resources and, of course, travel. Sabreena has also been Head judge during the standards setting process for the Ancient History HSC.




Sally Johnstone

Secondary History Teacher

Sally Johnstone is a secondary history teacher, who has spent the last five years working with students in Stage Six. She is interested in creating dynamic lessons that cater for the diverse range of students in her classes.




Sanjin Dedic

Educator, Author, Robotics Engineer

Sanjin Dedic is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies. Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies, in 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the make movement ethos into the classroom, he since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7- 10. He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.




Sapna Sachdeva

Wellbeing Specialist with a focus on supporting teachers and students to flourish through knowledge and application of strengths, emotions, self-talk, mindset, happiness, values and grit.

Sapna Sachdeva is a experienced educator and education consultant on wellbeing and Positive Psychology concepts. Sapna believes in bringing evidence-based, best practice approaches to schools to allow them to apply and embed the strategies in a way that is sustainable and provides ownership to the parties involved.

Sapna has her Masters in Student Wellbeing and spend a lot of her free time enrolling in courses and building her knowledge in wellbeing and Positive Psychology. I live by the strategies and recommendations I make to teachers, parents and students and give examples of how I myself follow the tools I speak about. I am passionate about changing education to focus more on wellbeing and the impact of holistic education on all parties involved.




Sara Warner

Sara has many years of experience running Visual & Performing Arts programmes. She has experience in teaching all areas of the Arts and has worked successfully in both the VELS and IBO systems. Sara has much experience in delivering professional development programmes and has had her research in Arts education, The Humanity of Aesthetics and Creativity published by CG Publishers New York. Sara has degrees in both practical and Fine Arts and has a Masters degree in Arts Education. She is a practicing and exhibiting artist. The classes she will present will be directly transferable into your classroom making the lessons relevant and successful for you and your students.




Sharron Mountain

Innovation, collaboration, sharing and excellence in the teaching of Visual Arts

Sharron is a Visual Arts Educator and artist who lives in the picturesque Blue Mountains. Sharron holds a Bachelor of Arts – Visual Arts and a Diploma in Education – Secondary studies. As an Art Educator, since 1993, Sharron has continued to develop her artistic skills, specializing in alternative digital and photographic mediums. Sharron has been teaching Photoshop, Animation and Photography courses to teachers for over 10 years at TTA and has developed courses in Visual Arts, Photography & use of the iPad Art for creative purposes.




Shirley Houston

Promoting a sound start to learning

Shirley has a Masters degree in Special Education and has been teaching in the area of Special Needs for 30 years. She has taught in government and independent schools, primary and secondary, universities and TAFE. Shirley has also taught in several states of Australia and in the U.S. Her particular interests are specific learning difficulties, early childhood, education of young gifted children and literacy. She loves travel, reading and music.




Steve Brophy

Peak performance, Wellbeing, Flow and Coaching

Steve is a highly effective, passionate and innovative educator with extensive experience both locally and internationally in K-12 schools. In his current role as the Director of ICT & eLearning at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Steve is responsible for the digital strategy development of the school. As a teacher, he is incredibly passionate about learner development and the power of technology to enable learners to take the reins of their own learning. He has been widely recognised for innovation in education, having been named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert in 2016 and an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2017. In 2017, Steve was the recipient of the Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Outstanding Leader of the year award.
Steve is dedicated to sharing and amplifying the great work of other educators and does this through his work as the co-host of the TeachTechPlay webshow, organiser of the TeachTechPlay conference and co-host of the Design and Play podcast. Steve writes regularly for Education Today, blogs at www.stevebrophy.com.au and tweets from @stevebrophy3 and @designandplay.

Steve is also the Director of Thrive Capacity, a coaching consultancy that assists individuals and organisations achieve peak performance through flow. For more information, check out www.thrivecapacity.com




Steve Howard

Passionate about Mathematics

Steve is a Mathematics Teacher at Cowra High School, a medium sized rural high school in Central West NSW, where he has taught for 25 years. He has also taught gifted and talented students online through xsel and Aurora College. He has a particular love and passion for Mathematics Extension 2, writing his own textbook and study resources for the old syllabus, to be updated for the new syllabus. He also creates study resources for Mathematics and Extension 1. He loves finding more efficient techniques for solving mathematical questions, by trawling through other teachers' solutions or making up his own approaches when there must be a better way. Steve did 4 Unit Mathematics as a student, gaining a mark of 198/200 and training as an actuary. Working in an office in the city wasn’t for him, so he went back to uni to retrain as a teacher then headed to the country, where he lives in an owner built mud house, with chickens, goats and rescued native birds (which you will sometimes hear in his recordings)!!




Sue Pedley

Sue is an artist and a tutor who has conducted professional training courses for art teachers in primary and secondary school for 7 years. Sue teaches drawing at College of Fine Art, the Art Workshop at University of Sydney, the National Art School and visual communication at UTS. Sue exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas, most recently in Japan in the Setouchi Art Triennial (2010) and the Echigo Art Triennial (2006).




Teresa Deshon

Teaching and Learning

Teresa is Assistan Principal of Berry Street School and an IT/Mathematics teacher who also specialises in delivering Teaching & Learning and ICT Professional Development programs and courses for schools. Teresa is experienced in the development and implementation of school wide change, coaching & mentoring staff, designing and implementing 1:1 programs, BYOD, LMS and Continuous Online Reporting. She has extensive experience in the development and delivery of professional learning programs for staff.

An accomplished speaker and writer, Teresa has been recognised for her leadership and innovative work by being awarded; Leading 21st Century Schools – Asia Literate Leader 2014,Worldwide Who’s Who for Educational Excellence 2013, Member of Australian Council of Educational Leadership 2008 and Australian Council of Educational Leaders Inquiry and Action Research Award on the topic of Women in Leadership 2008.

Teresa has a Bachelor and a Masters degree in IT/Education and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Education and Graduate Certificate in Competitive Systems and Practises.




Tim Murray

An experienced educator with a focus on equipping teachers to help their students to analyse texts and write well.

I have been teaching in Government and Non-Government schools since 2003 and have a particular interest in developing approaches to teaching and learning that enhance students' skills in analysing and responding to various texts. I also aim to equip teachers to mark student work and provide meaningful feedback via practical and strategic learning activities and resources.




TTA (Teacher Training Australia)

Professional Development for teachers and leaders

TTA is Australia’s largest independent provider of accredited Professional Development for teachers.  TTA has over 200 presenters delivering over 600 workshops per year, and has worked with over 30 000 teachers. 




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