CH4HS

 

Presenters

Nasrin Moradmand
Dr Nasrin Moradmand has a background in both software engineering and education. She worked and taught in the Information Technology environment for the past fifteen years in both industry and in academic environments. Nasrin has diverse experience in design and development of variety of digital learning and learning/teaching resource and was a 2012 Google Anita Borg award finalist. Nasrin currently is a Learning and Development Advisor/Technology Instructional Designer at Sonic HealthPlus. In past, Nasrin was a researcher in the School of Computer Science & Software Engineering, the University of Western Australia. The aim of her research project was to investigate how teachers and students can use appropriate computer-based educational applications in the classroom to enhance mathematical achievement.

Amitava Datta
Professor Amitava Datta did his MTech and PhD in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, University of Freiburg (both in Germany), University of New England and University of Western Australia (both in Australia). He has taught a broad range of subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests are in parallel and distributed computing, bioinformatics, computer-assisted education, mobile and wireless computing, social networks and data mining. He has supervised around 15 PhD and masters by research students, published over one hundred articles in reputed international journals and conference proceedings and served in the editorial boards and programme committees of several international journals and conferences.

Mark MᶜDonald
Google Enginner
- Mark is an engineer in Google’s Developer Relations team, where he works to help others build software using Google's tools & services. He has worked on products ranging from AI tools and Google Play Music's recommender, Search, Google Maps and (his favourite) Google Santa Tracker.

Robin McKean
Robin is currently the University of Adelaide, CSER Digital Technologies Project Officer for WA. Her role as part of the Computer Science Education Research team involves working with schools across WA to support teachers with the development of digital solutions for logical, computational and systems thinking in the Technologies learning area in particular and across all learning areas with project based learning opportunities wherever practical. She is also responsible for coordinating the CSER lending library kits and providing Professional Learning to support the uptake and the implementation of the WA Digital Technologies Curriculum in schools.

Michelle Ellis
Dr Michelle Ellis – Cyber Security for Schools Coordinator School of Science: Computing and Security, Edith Cowan University. Michelle and ECU’s Engagement and Outreach team has been providing community cyber security educational programs and cyber awareness workshops helping people understand how they can best avoid them.

Adam Brickhill 
ECU Ambassador School of Science: Computing and Security, Edith Cowan University, Cyber CheckMe consultant Security Research Institute (ECU) Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) student at ECU. Adam has developed and teaches high school students, educators and community members Saburra – a set of introductory Cyber Security Challenges.

Sam Allen
ECU Ambassador School of Science: Computing and Security, Edith Cowan University, Cyber CheckMe consultant Security Research Institute (ECU). Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) student at ECU. As an Ambassador Sam has been teaching visiting high school students, teachers and community members about the importance of information security.

Michelle Pestel
I have been the Primary ICT and Numeracy Co-ordinator at Peter Moyes ACS for the past 4 years and before this have worked as a Primary classroom teacher for 15 years. I have completed exclusive training with the Australian Computing Academy in Digital Technologies and recently I was awarded the 2018 ECAWA Educator of the Year Award. My role was created to lead a change in pedagogy to purposefully integrate technology into teaching and learning. My role also includes managing the one-to-one Laptop program for our Yr 4-6 students, and  shared laptops and ipads for our K-3 students. In this workshop, I would be delighted to share some of our integrated project initiatives using Greenscreen, Stop Motion, 3D Printing, KodeKlix, Makey-Makeys, Robotics (EV3 Lego Mindstorms, Lego WeDo, Spheros, BlueBots and Code-a-Pillar). You will have the opportunity to collaborate and practically explore these resources and apps in consideration for planning with your own students.

Rashmi Watson
Rashmi has been a committed and active educator for 25 years. She works at UWA as Head of Research Education (Online) Training and as an Education Consultant working with staff to facilitate a culture of development & continuous learning. Rashmi is (very) passionate about building the capacity of educators in all aspects of teaching and learning by giving them the skills and confidence to be the best of who they can be. She is also a proud mum of three grown up children and enjoys singing & walking.

Fiona Mayne
Fiona Mayne has a PhD in early childhood research ethics and participation. She teaches technology education (early childhood/primary) at the Graduate School of Education. Her current research interests include enhancing the quality of young children’s research participation, digital influences on children’s learning environments, and use of digital technologies and mixed reality in pre-service teacher education. Fiona has also designed an eportfolio system for preservice teachers using New Google Sites.

Geoff Kaye
Geoff currently holds a voluntary position as a STEM Professional in Schools which is part of a CSIRO outreach programme designed increase student engagement and awareness of careers in STEM.
Geoff is working with teachers at 3 primary schools helping to develop classroom activities which include the use of humanoid robots and AR/VR in teaching practices. 

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson is a Digital Technologies and ICT Specialist at Coolbinia Primary School which has recently been a Teacher Development School for Technology and Science, a subsequent member of the STEM Innovation Partnerships alumni and also the winning school of the United Nation's 2017 Global Citizenship awards. He is a leading exponent of STEM and digital technologies and has many years experience with robotics and coding. Ian's focus as head of the STEM committee at Coolbinia has been to explore opportunities to use new technologies to solve real world problems through the integration of the cross curriculum priorities particularly sustainability.

Zina Cordery 
Zina Cordery is a University Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. She is the Co-Ordinator for the Digital Technologies Specialisation area and ICT Integration in the Secondary Education course. Zina is passionate about teaching and education research around the integration of Technology and new Immersive Technologies (VR, AR) to facilitate a broader educational experience coupled with new technologies for the 21st-century learner.

Shaloni Naik
Shaloni Naik is a lead educator in Western Australia, who has a strong passion for STEM education initiatives and innovative teaching practice. Shaloni is the Coordinator of the Creative Technologies Institute at Ashdale Secondary College. Having been a finalist in the WA Premieres Secondary Teaching Awards and past winner of the National Excellence in Teaching Awards, she is driven to share her practice and strategies. With over 10 years of teaching expertise, Shaloni’s diverse teaching expertise ranges from subjects such as Computer Science to Video Game Design, Graphic Design, STEM Integrated and many other streams of Digital and Design Technologies. As a member of the Education Computing Association of WA, Shaloni has been part of the STEM Education which is a collaboration between the Educational Computing Association of WA (ECAWA), the Mathematical Association of WA (MAWA), the Science Teachers Association of WA (STAWA) and Scitech. The Consortium aims to provide leadership and support to promote STEM education to all Western Australian schools.

Kane Pittard
Kane Pittard is the Digital Learning Coordinator (Pedagogy) at Butler College.  He designed and implemented the College’s Digital Technologies and Computer Science programs.  As a History specialist teacher he has implemented digital learning into History classes and created new digital Learning focussed elective called “Digital Humanities” enabling time for students to utilise; AR, VR, 3D printing, Data Science, Machine Learning, Coding and other digital tools to research, analyse and share to a public audience using industry standard tools to build authentic solutions. He is passionate about giving opportunity to students developing skills in coding and initiated a whole school approach to utilise those skills learnt in Digital Technologies to build solutions in all learning areas.  Kane supports the wider educational community in Digital Technologies by mentoring and delivery of workshops delivering through the Teachers Can Code and the Innovations schools programs.

Linda Gillham
Head of Learning Area – Technologies and the Coding and Robotics Club Coordinator at Lumen Christi College, Martin, a Year 7 – 12 coeducational Catholic High School. Linda has accumulated 17 years in the teaching profession in the technology learning area, but has also dabbled in the Arts Learning Area.
Facilitator and originator of the after-school Coding and Robotics Club, which started in 2015 with 12 students, has grown in 2019 with 45+ students attending two after school sessions, from all year levels.   Linda has enjoyed celebrating with students in their successes and recognition by the judging panel of the Young ICT Explorers Competition for their creative and innovative digital solutions and products.  The success and popularity of the Club among students resulted in a new Year 10 Digital Technology subject entitled Coding and Robotics on the 2019 timetable.
Teaching Pedagogy revolves around having structured fun in the classroom with technology and building confidence in students to learn from their failures. A facilitator of the Inquiry-based learning model underpins the teaching and learning programs for all digital technology subjects.
Linda strives to encouraged students to develop skills to be agents for change and who develop timely systems, solutions and products to impact the 21st  Century by ‘Putting Technology in the hands of our Future”.