Flinders University: Design Technology & Innovation

This professional development evening at Flinders University’s Tonsley School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics was very worthwhile attending as it gave hands-on experience in  CAD drawing, laser cutting, wearable technology and fabrication. The evening featured a guest speaker, Sandy Walker, who explained the design approach at Flinders and the link between designing a solution for a problem, sustainability, innovation…

Edugenic Academic Failure #dsfconf

To Perth for the Language, Literacy and Learning conference organised by the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation. I am suspicious of many education conferences because there is a tendency for the sessions to be dominated by sociological theories rather than scientific evidence. But this is not a standard education conference. It is an event where speech pathologists, researchers, […]…

Future Teachers at Monash University

Today I had the pleasure of presenting a two hour digital creativity workshop with teaching staff and pre-service teachers at Monash University’s Faculty of Education. Monash is considered one of the world’s top 20 universities with a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Dr Michael Henderson, Associate Professor in Educational Technologies… via…

Selecting professional learning opportunities

There are so many types of professional learning in Australia that it can be an overwhelming experience to try and fumble through the plethora to find meaningful opportunities. Do you ever wonder how to start thinking about your needs as a learner and how to access the best professional development for you? You are not…

LEARNING IS NOT ABOUT COVERING THE CURRICULUM…

Are you a good teacher? Do you know your subject well, prepare lessons thoroughly and cover the curriculum efficiently? Do your students respect you? Is your classroom management effective? Are you organised and reflective? Here’s the thing… It’s not about YOU. Read more about starting with the child at What Ed Said.