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I am conducting postdoctoral research in STEM education at the University of Technology, Sydney. In the past, I have worked as a classroom teacher, head teacher, policy advisor and senior officer in large technology projects, professional teaching standards, curriculum and quality teaching innovations in education jurisdictions.
My key strength as an educator is my theory–practice background. I prefer to work at the ‘elbow of teachers in classrooms’ understanding their approaches to pedagogy and curriculum. I often use an action research path in this work.
My main research interests are in technology integration, pedagogy, STEM curriculum and teacher professional learning. I enjoy writing for public forums including Education HQ and The Conversation *, and I have a Twitter PLN that keeps me in touch with scholars in other countries, as well as, a vibrant network of classroom teachers and education leaders both locally and internationally. I also like to publish my research in scholarly texts, book chapters and education journals.
I am active in a number of professional associations including the Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian College of Educators, Australian Council for Computers in Education, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education; and the International Society for Technology in Education. I have recently been appointed as the Special Interest Group leader in the New Possibilities SIG for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. I enjoy teaching and have received five major teaching awards for outstanding contributions to student learning in universities across my career.
I started this website with a place to blog in March 2015 to coincide with the publication of Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK. My plan is to maintain the site as a resource for pre-service and in-service teachers with whom I interact. It has a range of useful materials for teachers, school leaders and teacher educators, and it includes professional development support materials. The site has links to my most recent academic publications and details upcoming presentations in education forums that I think will be of wider interest. I intend to post on my blog page on a regular basis and I welcome your comments and suggestions. Enjoy the graphics they reflect my interest in vintage fabrics.
Please get in touch with me by using the contact sheet on the last page if you have any questions.