Steve Papp has a career that spans over two decades in classroom and environmental education settings. As the principal of the Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre he has led the innovative use of digital technologies to support fieldwork, environmental and sustainability education in both outdoor and indoor classrooms. In 2013 he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Steve believes creativity is enhanced with mud.
For the last seven years I have been fortunate to work for Brisbane Catholic Education. I have worked as an Education Officer Learning and Teaching Technologies for Brisbane Catholic Education, Acting Senior Education Officer Curriculum and presently Assistant Principal. Previous to this role I worked at Trinity Lutheran College Gold Coast and Santa Sabina College Strathfield. Within my role I work collaboratively with other curriculum role holders, leaders and teachers within education schools to strategically plan, provide professional learning that looks at ways to enhance learning for students, teachers and parents.with ICLT and link community connections to provide contemporary learning to the students . I provide consultancy and professional development opportunities that focus on to using a range of technology to transform learning. I support many professional learning communities and guide leaders to develop capacity in schools to be self-sustaining in a forward focused ICLT implementation. I am involved in professional learning communities- (Queensland Society of Information Technology) and online through Twitter and Google Communities. In 2014 I was QSITE Leader of the Year,, 2014 Google Certified Teacher, 2009 QSITE Emerging Leader and 2013 I joined the Apple Distinguished Educator group.
Jeremy works in the corporate team at ACC School - a group of six campuses and 3500 students. He is currently working on the school's online learning programs. Jeremy also works on registration and accreditation projects, staff professional development, and technology integration. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
As a system leader, Deb unleashes the creative capacity of those she works with to design learning that engages and intellectually stretches all learners. She is passionate about activating the voice of students in their learning to drive pedagogic change.
Deb’s leadership has included the development of an impressive suite of resources to support the pedagogic shift needed to meet the demands of the knowledge era.
Deb has 22 years experience in schools in a range of contexts and since 2009 has led the design and delivery of state-based and national professional learning for teachers and leaders.
Dan has lead techology integration in schools throughout Australia and the UK. In his previous appointment as the iPad Coordinaor and eLearning Leader, Dan planned, implemented and delivered a whole school 1:1 iPad BYOD and was awarded recognition for his initative within the Apple Distinguished Program and became an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013. A Junior School Teacher at St Hilda's School on the Gold Coast, Dan is responsible for the integration of Robotics and Coding across the upper primary classes.
As an experienced Digital Learning Leader and district network administrator, Dan has lead whole school professional learning and peer coaching as part of an on-going review and planning process for colleagues. He has worked on numerous global projects and collaborated with other leading educators within the technology field. Dan has presented at numerous interstate and international conferences and has published a range of eduational resources materials.
Nathan is an Apple Distinguished Educator, whose 19 years of teaching in both the Catholic and Independent School System give him excellent ability to engage teachers, school leaders, students and the community. Previously at Carey Baptist Grammar School in Melbourne, Nathan’s role as an E-Learning Co-ordinator, saw both Carey Junior Schools implement an iPad 1:1 program as well as applications for Teaching and Learning. This also involved the significant Professional Development for all staff, students and parents, aligning them to AusVels Outcomes.
Nathan has joined CompNow (https://www.compnow.com.au ) this year in the capacity of Professional Learning & Development Manager. Nathan has joined CompNow to engage a diverse range of schools to further improve the schools e-learning structure and Professional Learning.
Nicola believes strongly in the potential of young people to make a difference. To support them to do this she believes in aligning powerful pedagogy, relevant and meaningful curriculum and the innovative use of technology. Through her roles of Digital Learning Coordinator and Teacher Librarian, Nicola manages the evolving nature of technology use across the school from Prep - Year 6. This involves their widely respected BYOiPad program, a developing Library MakerSpace and the use of Minecraft to support learning. Inquiry learning is an area of interest with design thinking being a focus for professional learning during 2016. Nicola promotes the use of technology through her school’s Technology Web at http://osstechenablinglearning.edublogs.org/.
Brandt Ward is Head of Faculty of Design and Engineering at the all girls’ school St Hilda’s on the Gold Coast. He taught for 8 years and then left education to pursue engineering related challenges in industry. In 1998 Brandt returned to teaching after securing a position at St Hilda’s. In 2004 he completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and has since been immersed in the delivery of technology and engineering curriculum to female learners. Taking a keen interest in gender issues related to technology studies, Brandt has been published both nationally and internationally and in 2013 was awarded recognition from the International Technology Engineering Educators’ Association (ITEEA) as an emerging leader. In 2011 he was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith Excellence in Teaching Scholarship (Griffith University). Brandt’s current interests lie in the development of pedagogies related to the electronic delivery of courses catering for engineering students both locally and internationally. Brandt is currently on Queensland’s State Panel overseeing the delivery and moderation of its Engineering Technology program in the senior years.
Geoff is currently a member of the St Hilda’s leadership team and Head of the St Hilda’s Learning Institute, the online learning arm of St Hilda’s School, Gold Coast. He is also responsible for overseeing their iPad and MacBook BYOD implementation and Apple Distinguished School status. Previously he was Director of Computing at Geelong Grammar School and spent time as an Exchange Fellow at Deerfield Academy (USA). He has also worked on projects in the Hartford and Killingworth School Districts (USA), Bermuda, Fiji, New Zealand and on exchange programs in Bangladesh. In 2004, as part of an aid project, he established, and was the founding principal of a small boarding school in the Yasawan Islands, Fiji before returning to work at St Hilda’s in sunny Queensland. Geoff is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose recent work has involved exploring what educators can learn from the how the giants of jazz collaborate and create.
Glen Storey is the ICT Infrastructure leader, a Senior Teacher and full time classroom teacher at Te Akau ki Papamoa School on the east coast of New Zealand. He piloted a 1:1 MacBook class in 2011 which led to being responsible for the technical implementation of over 600 iPads in one of the first primary schools in New Zealand to go 1:1 iPad. The iPad rollout was incredibly successful; the school becoming an Apple Distinguished School, with Glen and his colleagues in the school’s eLearning team becoming Apple Distinguished Educators in 2015.
He is excited by innovation, excellence and engagement in teaching and learning. Why wouldn’t you be? We live in the future! Robots, Minecraft, iTunes U, Movie making, Music creation, Stop Motion, Animation, Collaboration, Blogs and Creativity are powerful, transformative and meaningful tools to educate, inspire and lead students to reach new heights.
Glen is involved in a math research project investigating the effect of powerful teaching with apps to promote numeracy, speaks regularly on the use of iPad and technology in education and co-founded an indie software development company called Top Storey Apps which creates delightful apps for learning.
Tammy Moroney is a Science and Math Specialist teacher at Kolbe Catholic College in Rockingham, Western Australia. Working in the Middle School setting, Tammy strongly believes in differentiation for students, targeting strengths and building on areas of concern. Having had 1:1 iPads for 4 years at Kolbe and integrating technology into all subject areas has seen students better prepared for life beyond middle school. Allowing students to not only be learners but also teachers and facilitators is a strategy that Tammy uses to her advantage as an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2015.
Troy is an Apple Distinguished Educator in the Class of 2015.
Completing his Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 2011, Troy taught in a school that shared 30 iPads across 15 classrooms. As a leader of Apple technology in that school, he helped to instruct other educators in flipped lessons and mobile learning. Now, Troy teaches in a school with 16 classrooms that are 1:1 BYO iPad and 15 classrooms that share a large iPad bank throughout the school.
Troy works with students and staff to promote real-life experiences and effective use of the iPad in education. He endeavours to continue his own learning while building necessary skills for students in the 21st Century. He is also an active voice in the dialogue about professional learning and support for young professional educators.
Teacher of twenty years in UK; Cayman Islands; New Zealand and Australia. Head of Science and Assistant Principal in NZ.
Awarded Peter Doherty Outstanding teacher of Science Award in Queensland 2014 for work with iTunesU.
In 2015, Simon's work in creating exemplary course work through the use of iBooks Author and iTunes U was highlighted and recognised by Apple.
Donna has 10 years experience teaching in a colleges around New Zealand. Having experience in both single-sex and co-educational settings and across a multitude of levels and subject ares has enabled her to develop a cross-curricular view of the senior educational sector. In an era of time poor assessment rich practice, she has developed practices that enable students to learn in a connected, student focused manner. An Apple Distinguished Educations (Class 2013) and member of the ADE Asia-Pacific Advisory Board she is passionate about helping all educators find success in their classrooms.
An early adopter of Apple's mobile technologies (starting with the eMate back in 1999!), Deon has been involved in the use of iOS devices in schools since 2009, when he coordinated the IT program in Australia's first school to go with 1:1 iPod touch devices.
Through this role, he was introduced to a number of amazing educators in Australia who, through the medium of social media, came together to organise the first Slide2Learn event in 2010 - believed to have been the world's first professional learning conference for educators, based around the use of iOS devices.
In 2013, Deon took on the role of integrating 700+ new iPads into daily use at St Virgil's College, a school full of eager boys, and is now the Director of Innovation, leading the school's use of IT across all areas.
Deon's biggest educational love is developing creative solutions to everyday teaching problems, which he tries to fit in as much as possible around his current favourite hobby of making photos of tiny invertebrates, particularly flies and spiders.
On top of being a founding member of the Slide2Learn Team, Deon is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, father of three girls, husband of one wife and teacher of many things.
Connect with him on Twitter (@deonscanlon) or Facebook. He doesn't bite!
Julia Boulton is an Education and Digital Technology Leader who willing embraces change and innovation in order to facilitate the learning journey. She considers that teacher education is the key to implementing positive change in the classroom by challenging teacher mindset.
Julia’s speciality areas include in Education Technology Leadership, Information and Curriculum Specialist and E-Learning.
Rick was a professional photographer/filmmaker for 23 years and a Community Cultural Development worker for 7 years working with Indigenous, multicultural and disadvantaged youth. Rick was a recipient of the Arts Victoria ‘Professional in Residence. Rick helped each of the communities to record, compose and share stories. One highlight was an Indigenous program that was exhibited at the Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka gallery.
Rick is now teaching Art and Design at Wanganui Park Secondary College in Shepparton. He specialises in developing and building effective differentiated curriculum in an eLearning environment for middle years students. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and global ambassador.