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 twenty 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.

Kym Slavin and Jennifer Maisano
Kym Slavin, a teacher at Makybe Rise Primary School in Baldivis, is the Teacher Leader of the Technologies committee at the school. She introduced the first BYOD class at the school and has trained and supported other teachers in the implementation of iPads as an instructional tool in the classroom. Kym is a Seesaw ambassador and has run Seesaw workshops for teachers in Western Australia. She has taught in schools in regional Western Australia, in metropolitan settings and also in London. Kym is passionate about using technology as a high impact tool for learning and empower teachers to be innovative instructors.

Jennifer is a teacher at Makybe Rise Primary School in Baldivis. She is an AVID Staff Developer presenting professional learning to teachers across Australia. Jennifer has taught both in remote and metropolitan educational settings giving her a wealth of experience across different school contexts. She is passionate about empowering students to be autonomous learners and supporting teachers to master research-based instructional strategies.

Recently Kym and Jennifer have been working for the DoE Connected Learning Hub- Primary Team developing resources and planning in order to help teachers deliver an online teaching and learning experience in response to COVID-19. This work evolved because of the changing school landscape. Informed by teacher feedback they began to investigate blended learning through the use of Canvas.

Andrew Barrett
Andy is the Director of abcED. He’s an energetic facilitator and educator with knowledge, skills and understanding of a broad range of adult learning methodologies. Previously, Andy was the Professional Services Manager for Principals Australia Institute, implementing the KidsMatter and MindMatters mental health and wellbeing frameworks. Andy is passionate about coaching and mentoring teachers, graduates and admin teams and is currently a facilitator for the WA Department of Education and the Graduate Induction Program. As well as presenting his workshops to schools, Andy is currently teaching at Lynwood SHS.

Simon Fittock 
Simon specialises in the curricular area of Technologies and STEM. He holds a Master of Education by Research degree from Edith Cowan University in the field of educational leadership. Simon has a keen interest in educational practice and has professional experience in Australia and abroad. He has developed his expertise through work as a teacher, researcher and teaching and learning consultant.

Vikki C CH
Vikki is an experienced educator who now works exclusively with students who have unfunded disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADHD. VIkki has been working with technology in the classroom since the late 90s and has presented several times on assistive technology within the classroom. As a passionate advocate for students with dyslexia, Vikki is keen to see technology available to all students within the classroom thus creating inclusive education for those who require it. This belief extends to the knowledge that technology is and can be a positive addition to all classrooms as a learning tool and not a reward.

Melanie Cross
Melanie Cross is an enthusiastic educator who is dedicated to providing students with authentic and relevant learning experiences. She is passionate about building autonomy and reflective practices in children. Melanie has worked in Middle- Upper primary classrooms in both Metropolitan and Regional schools for the last 10 years, where she has taken a leading role in Technologies committees and initiatives. In 2012, she was awarded WA Beginning Teacher of the Year at the WA Education Awards. In the past, Melanie participated in the Asia Education Foundation BRIDGE program at Melbourne University, providing students with opportunities to be global citizens with real-life digital capabilities. She intertwines Visible learning and technology in her classroom to enhance student learning and engagement.

Molly Busbridge
Molly Busbridge is a Primary Teacher. She has been working in a 1:1 MacBook environment for five years. She has experience with upper primary students; previously teaching Years Four, Five and Six. In addition to being a classroom teacher, Molly has worked with Apple Education as an Apple Coach assisting staff members to widen their use of technology in the classroom.

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 deeper educational experience for the 21st-century learner.

Geoffrey Kaye and Ian Wilson
Geoff has many years of experience as an allied health professional and 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 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.

Sam Allen
Sam Allen is an ECU final year Cyber Security student interested in the Internet of Things. Currently, he presents cybersecurity workshops to small to medium businesses as part of the Cyber Check.Me initiative. The aim is to help businesses adopt the Cyber 8 essentials protecting themselves against cyberattacks. Mr Allen also works as an ECU Ambassador presenting hands-on activity sessions to high school students, teachers and parents showcasing cyber activities, careers and security.

Micheal Loh
Michael is a classroom Mathematics teacher at Shenton College, Western Australia. Prior to his change in career, he was a practicing engineer for over 25 years. He believes that scientific innovation has the power to change the world and a teacher should encourage the younger generation to take up the challenge by pursuing a career in Mathematics and Science. 

Petra Trinke
Petra Trinke is a passionate Computer Science, STEM and Digital Technologies educator. She holds the position of Head of Technologies and TDS coordinator at Hampton Senior High School in Perth WA. Most recently Petra was elected as the Vice President of the Educational Computing Association of WA. Petra regularly presents at professional development days for educators and volunteers at Edith Cowan University’s Girls in Programming Network. She is an Adobe Education Leader, a Microsoft Innovation Education Expert, a WiTWA Tech [+20] awards recipient, and is on the advisory council for Rio Tinto’s Future Minds Accelerator. Petra loves working with students and emerging technologies and how she can excite and inspire the young minds of the future. Petra is an advocate for young women in Computer Science and Digital Technologies and STEM subjects and strives to change the gender stereotype. 

Severine Lee
Sev is a passionate educator, beginning her career in the UK as a French and Music Production teacher. She has taught high school and undergraduate courses and more recently has dedicated her acquired skills to learning and development. She has extensive experience in assisting lecturers redevelop their units and courses to maximise the benefits of modern educational technology. When she is not working you'll find her at the gym, Dj'ing or doing craft with her daughter.

Claudia Tedjasaputra
Claudia Tedjasaputra is a highly motivated and enthusiastic final year high school student. She is also an environmentalist, avid reader, open water swimmer. She currently studies the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Perth. Her passion for the environment has allowed her to develop new and creative environmental initiatives and programs within before school and especially during Covid-19. She loves the world of science and art and believes that both weave and interconnect seamlessly to create as a better Earth to live. She loves learning new things and at the same time engage in various community activities to share knowledge and experience. In her spare time, she spends her time swimming in the ocean and pursuing her passions in double bass.