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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

Teacher, Robotics Engineer, Learning Designer

Sanjin Dedić has a B.Eng in Mechatronic Systems majoring in Robotics and Computer Vision and spent several years working industry as an Engineer. He then retrained as a teacher and taught Systems Engineering and Digital Technologies at a secondary level. Recently he has been developing a series of technology programs for G.A.T.E.WAYS (gifted and talented education) covering everything from coding, robotics, applied mathematics and microcontrollers. These programs have been delivered to students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Queensland. As a head of eLearning at Techxellent he has combined his technological expertise with his educational experience to create innovative teacher training programs and resources.

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Sharron Mountain

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

Sharron is a Visual Arts Educator and digital artist. 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 and students, for over 10 years and has developed vocational Fine Art & iPad Art courses for K to 12 students at Art Club Kids.

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.


Lights Camera Education

Digital movie making and digital literacy using iPads is a perfect vehicle to engage students in digital literacy skills for the 21st century. It develops communication (both in presenting and production), critical thinking and collaborative skills, and is – by its very nature – highly creative.

StarTime has created, shot and edited over 1000 films with children of all ages in its 10 years of production. With programs that are linked to the Australian Curriculum, the team have worked with over 10,000 students and teachers to ensure easy integration and implementation of digital technologies in the learning environment.

With the inclusion of affordable My School Studio green screen packages, film-making incursion programs and PD programs, StarTime continues to create and provide constantly evolving and relevant programs to ensure schools around Australia remain up to date with the very latest in 21st Century digital technology.

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 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

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).

Suzanne Henden

Consultant specialising in educational assessment

Suzanne is an independent educational consultant specialising in school-based assessment In her work with proEMA (see: she has developed web technologies that will transform the way teachers think about assessment.
Suzanne has worked in secondary and tertiary settings and has provided professional development throughout Queensland and beyond. She has taught Media Studies, History and English in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
In her work with Education Queensland and the Queensland Studies Authority Suzanne has held lead roles in projects that support high quality assessment and reporting.
In her research work, Suzanne is studying new ways to support, measure and comment upon consistency of teacher judgment. She is passionate about the importance of high quality assessment and how it can contribute to teaching and learning.

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 Perkins

Senior Associate, Cut Through Coaching & Consulting

Tim Perkins combines his vast experience of dynamic educational settings with his well-recognised abilities as a highly engaging and entertaining story teller and presenter to provide opportunities for school and business leaders to re-conceptualise their approach. Tim is passionate about the impact that the development of authentic relationships within teams can have on engagement and wellbeing. He has specific expertise in the fields of mentoring, engagement and wellbeing. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Tim was ranked in the top ten in the Australian University Lecturer of the Year Awards. In 2013 Tim won a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Award for Enhancing Student Learning and this was followed by National Awards in 2014 and 2015 for the Service Learning project he initiated for Notre Dame students to work with internally displaced community in Nakuru, Kenya. In 2016 he also won a Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Award for work he and a colleague developed on Self and Peer Assessment.

Tom Benjamin

Tom Benjamin is a psychologist specializing in games and multimedia.

Tom was Senior Researcher at the Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW Dept of Education following a career as a psychologist with the major teaching hospitals and lecturer at UNSW. Over this time he developed resources specially applicable to educators with special requirements for short learning curves and instant gratification outcomes, for example relief and teachers and community group leaders. These systems use materials commonly available in schools.

Trina Beard

Trina is an experienced leader, a dynamic educational consultant and lecturer who works shoulder to shoulder with educational leaders, teachers and pre-service teachers, facilitating high calibre professional development state wide. She is a lecturer and tutor in the School of Education at University of Queensland where she was Course Coordinator and writer of Teaching and Learning, facilitating quality practice for a large cohort of Graduate Diploma of Education students. She was formerly Principal of the Senior School, Kelvin Grove State College, Brisbane, and Principal Advisor of the ‘Values Framework’, Curriculum Division, Education Queensland.

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