Me: Learner, Thinker, Teacher, Collaborator, Sharer, Leader, ICT Facilitator / Enabler / Coach / Mentor, Mobile Device Leader, Business Owner / Director I am a primary school teacher. I teach at Manor Lakes P-12 College. I have been teaching for the past 14 years and have taught in a range of schools, i.e. government and independent, disadvantaged to privileged. Prior to teaching, I worked at The University of Melbourne and for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD). I currently teach a year 2 class. My school is very fortunate to be recognised internationally as leaders in the field of learning technologies. All students in years prep, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at my school have iPads. I have co-ordinated and been part of 1:1 laptop programs in the past, so integrating technology effectively is not new to me. At my previous school, I held the positions of eLearning / Learning & Teaching Leading Teacher and ICT Peer Coach. I taught the equivalent of 3 days a week in a year 6 classroom and then, for the other 2 days, I supported 3 teachers with integrating ICT in meaningful and purposeful ways in their learning and teaching programs. This year I am the P-4 ICT Peer Coach. I'm released 3 extra hours a week to support my colleagues with integrating iPads.
I have a student centred approach to learning and teaching and integrate learning technologies to support student learning. I use online sites and spaces to support my approach. Please click the following link to see how I used a web site with my class last year: https://sites.google.com/site/6michelle2013/home.
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Bachelor of Education (Primary) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Education
I have a strong interest and background in Art, Gifted Education, Learning Technologies and Mathematics. I have presented nationally and internationally on a number of topics, including computers in the primary classroom, mathematical software, differentiated curriculum, learning and teaching with mobile devices and ICT peer coaching. I have also worked closely with representatives from Cisco, IBM and Microsoft on educational projects.