Aaron Cox 

Come Fly With Me. Lets Fly Away!

Aaron is an ICT coordinator and Japanese Teacher and Google Qualified Educator with more than 20 years experience in education across primary, secondary and university settings both nationally and internationally. 

Aaron has a passion for ICT and is always looking to develop creative programs that engage and promote ICT integration throughout the curriculum and that also inspires students to learn. Aaron also seeks to provide teachers with the best tools and strategies to work smarter whilst using technology and incorporating it in to their professional practice in ways that are beneficial to the teacher. Aaron has also presented at a number of statewide conferences over the years including VITTA.

Anna Danson

Going Global Virtually® Anna Danson is an Educational ICT Consultant providing advice, support & training to transform digital landscapes of primary schools. A recipient of the Commonwealth Bank e-learning Award, Anna has trained and skilled teachers to transform the use of ICTs in schools. With over 20 years of teaching experience in the Catholic & Government sector, ICT has been an integral part of her teaching, implementing innovative practices to transform teaching & learning in ICTs. Anna’s recent research has focussed on transforming the teaching & learning landscape for our students to go “global virtually” with their learning and connecting to other digital landscapes.

Stef George

Blogging for the Classroom Teacher

2014 is the second year Stefanie has been teaching at Kingswood Primary School, Dingley Village Victoria. Apart from being a Year 3/4 classroom teacher this year, she is also the Numeracy Coordinator. After being inspired at last years conference she has started her own class blog this year. She is excited and looking forward to sharing her passion about using technology to enhance student learning and to share learning with others. http://missstefaniegeorge.blogspot.com.au/

Richard Gynes

Managing iPads - Configurator and Other Tools

Prepare Your Teacher’s iPad for Safe Classroom Use & Other iPad Teaching Tips

Moving Work / Data Transfer to and from Your Class iPads

Richard Gynes MSc.  ACT, ACTC 10.8,  is an Apple Certified Trainer and service engineer at Designwyse, an Apple Education Specialist reseller.   After studying design and then photography Richard worked as a museum photographer in the UK, before moving to education. His 25 yeas of experience in education includes: training teachers in video production, teaching photography and working as a Media Resources Manager in Secondary and Primary education. At CompNow Richard has actively been involved with Apple computer and iPad deployments for many schools. For the last 4 years he has be conducting Apple Mac, iPad and software training at CompNow in Keysborough.  h

Daniel Hughes

ABC Splash: live, aligned and ready to go

Daniel Hughes is a Teaching and Learning Advisor with Education Services Australia (ESA), working on the selection, preparation and alignment of resources to support ABC Splash. Daniel has managed ESA’s alignment of digital curriculum resources with the Australian Curriculum and has facilitated the discovery of resources by refining metadata processes and input. Daniel has also managed the design and production of digital curriculum resources at ESA, including teacher guides, interactive resources, websites and digital tools. In previous roles Daniel served as the Program Manager with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, the Principal of Victoria’s Zoo Education Service, an education officer with the RSPCA, and as both classroom and music teacher in primary schools. Martin Richards is also a Teaching and Learning Advisor with Education Services Australia (ESA), focusing on mathematics, science and geography resources. Martin has been involved in the development of curriculum materials and innovative projects for learning and teaching with twenty years-experience. His background is in enquiry learning, which is embedded in the resource development to encourage deep thinking in students from primary to secondary.

Dr John Ingram

iPad Digital Excellence Across the Curriculum

Dr. John is an applied researcher in Primary Education focusing on children’s thinking, learning and ICT. As a Primary School Principal in the UK his school became well known as a leader in action research as part of staff development. The school developed ‘Negotiated Learning’ as part of the democratic educational approach between teachers and children.  As digital technology developed negotiated learning integrated with ICT to become ‘Digital Excellence’. Dr. John’s research has led to partnerships with the National Association of Headteacher’s (UK), DEEC (Victoria), visiting Professorships at Washington, National Louis (Chicago) and Antioch (Seattle) Universities. Chair of the Attorney Generals Education Committee for the State of Illinois, Director Of Higher Degrees at the University of Durham and wrote the University’s Educational Leadership Master and Doctor of Education degree programs for UK, Hongkong and Singapore Principals. 

Most recently John had responsibility for the development of ICT and student learning across 72 UK Primary Schools as part of a $15 million dollar initiative to rise standards in Socially deprived areas  and was educational advisor on the TREES project (Technology Rich Educational Environments) in Chicago, a $2 million US National Science Foundation project.  His research has been published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology, British Educational Research Journal, Journal of Educational and Early Childhood and in two books: ‘The Negotiating Classroom: Teacher – Child Partnership’  and ‘Digital Intelligence: The Psychology of Computer Based Learning’. John’s eldest daughter lives in Melbourne and since visiting her 5 years ago he now works with schools across Victoria, visiting four months a year! He lives part of the year in Tuscany and is a keen skier.

Jack Lawicki

40 in 40

Jack is a Grade 5/6 Teacher who is passionate about learning and teaching the skills we all need to be successful now and into the future. He has been involved with the implementation of a 1:1 iPad & MacBook program at Kingswood. Throughout this implementation Jack has gained knowledge about a vast array of applications and experience with Google Apps for Education. Jack will be attending ISTE2014 in June/July and will also be presenting an ignite presentation. He hopes to share what he has learnt while testing out numerous applications and bring back to you the latest from the EdTech world.

Leigh Murphy

1. Scootle Community: Belong Connect Reflect 2. 10 Ways to Enhance Teaching and Learning Using the Scootle Suite

Leigh is the Scootle Community Project Manager, User Engagement at Education Services Australia. Prior to working at ESA Leigh was the Professional Learning and Communications Manager at ICT in Education Victoria and Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria and the ICT Leading Teacher at Orchard Grove Primary School for a number of years.

Mark Richardson

1.What Do You Mean That There is a New Technology Curriculum Next Year? 2. iPads: Pedagogy, Planning & Practice

Mark Richardson is Professional Learning & Communications Manager at Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria. He is a professional learning leader, presenter, consultant and writer who has also taught ICT in primary schools for many years.

Vincent Trundle

Screen It

Vincent is Producer, Digital Education at ACMI and has an extensive background in media production and education, including audio visual production at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra and lecturing in Film and Video Production at RMIT. He is integral to the success of ACMI’s moving image competition, Screen It, and applies his expertise to building quality digital learning opportunities ranging from heighly regarded filmmaking and TV workshops to interactive online programs including videoconferences. Vincent remains committed to exploring and understanding video games in everyday life and education settings.

Michelle Webster

Ignite, Innovate and Integrate with eSmart Schools:

Michelle Webster is The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Schools’ Program Coordinator. She is part of the team responsible for the development and implementation of eSmart Schools in all schools across Australia. However, it was Michelle’s involvement in a school wellbeing committee driving a whole of school approach to mental health and wellbeing that sparked her interest in whole of school behaviour change programs. This interest has lead Michelle to undertake post graduate studies in health promotion and has since worked with a number of non-for profits supporting school across Australia with leadership and whole of school behaviour change programs. Michelle is passionate about the role schools play in the wellbeing of young people and the importance of ensuring young people are safe and responsible in both the online and offline worlds in which they so actively participate in. Michelle completed education studies in Health, Physical Education and Science and has held teaching and leadership positions within Australian and at an international school in Doha, Qatar. Whilst teaching Michelle developed a keen interest in the integration of technology into the curriculum and the power it has to engage both students and their parents in education.

Andy Williams

Driving Google Forms:

Andy is a passionate new teacher who likes to integrate ICT into his daily teaching practices. Andy has demonstrated a competence to integrate Google Apps for Education, especially forms to gauge students learning.