Tasmania has pockets of excellence in implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum.
The Digital Technologies in Focus program (2017-2020) supported many Tasmanian regional schools to implement the AC Digital Technologies curriculum. It resulted in some exciting innovation in these schools.
In this panel session, Digital Technologies innovators Philippa Clymo, Trudy Ward and Christina Gretton will be interviewed by Chris Bracken and Peter Lelong to find out the ongoing impact of innovative programs on their professional lives. Please register to join in the conversational event and bring along your own questions, wonderings and insights.
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. A LINK TO THE EVENT WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
Assistant Principal and Year 5/6 teacher
Waimea Heights Primary School
Philippa Clymo is Assistant Principal at Waimea Heights Primary, where she also teaches a 5/6 class. Philippa has long had an interest in technologies, science and STEM: she was a Science Curriculum Officer running professional learning for primary teachers, and more recently was awarded a Hardie Fellowship to study best practice in STEM for two months in the US. There she studied at Purdue and Harvard Universities learning about teaching science through engineering, the Maker Movement and innovative practices in STEM. Philippa’s leadership has led to her school being the leading contributor to the Young ICT Explorers Competition since 2016, its first year in Tasmania . Philippa’s holistic leadership of the teaching of technologies in primary school has led to her being chosen as the 2017 Tasmanian STEM Primary Teacher of the Year and the 2017 TASITE Educator of the Year.
Education Consultant South
Independent Schools Tasmania
Trudy is currently employed as the Education Curriculum Consultant (South) for Independent Schools Tasmania. Prior to this role she was employed with the Department of Education. During her time with the Department, she was an integral part of the DTiF project start up and lead teacher for its implementation for three years at Clarendon Vale Primary School. She also attended an ACARA Digital Technologies Intensive Summer School and completed her Graduate certificate (Honours) in Digital and Design Technologies. She was awarded the 2020 Tasmanian STEM Primary Teacher of the Year award. Trudy prides herself on her commitment to supporting and developing her own and others' contemporary teaching practice, along with a high level of pedagogical knowledge to lead the development of quality teaching and communication practices in all learning areas. As a result of her new role, she is now very pleased to be supporting all aspects of curriculum development within all independent schools in the southern region of the state.
Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
Christina is currently Principal at Stella Maris Catholic School, Burnie Tasmania. Christina’s involvement in ICT & Digital Technologies stems back to 2010/2011 when Apple iPads were first introduced into schools. Christina served as an ICT coordinator at Sacred Heart Catholic School Ulverstone for several years where she was awarded a ‘Teacher Champion’ by Education Services Australia for services to schools in the area of ICT. Christina has taken her interest & skills in Digital Technologies to three schools where she has led the schools as the Principal including St Joseph’s Queenstown, St Peter Chanel Smithton & now Stella Maris Catholic School Burnie.
Digital Technologies in Focus website