Standard 7: Contribute to the school and professional community
2016 - 2018 Application
EXAMPLE 1: Mernda Community Garden
For the past five years I have been a member of our local Community Garden and more recently I have served on the committee as an ordinary member. Community gardens are a place where people can come together to grow and share food, to learn, relax, reflect and make friends. Community gardens provide a range of social, physical and environmental benefits including:
As a member of the garden and committee I am able to use my skills in order to cultivate and publish a bi-monthly newsletter as well as produce various advertising material to help promote the garden. I have worked with local school groups to create a mural at the garden and assisted them to set up their own garden at school. I have also supported the garden members at various community events which are aimed to promote inclusion and diversity in the area.
EXAMPLE 2: Homework help
Over the past two years I have been involved with a local community group which assists people in our local area that are struggling financially. Over the Christmas period we gather and distribute hampers for those in need. During the rest of the year we assist where we can with an extra meal, a few essential items from the supermarket or passing on items we no longer need. I also provide homework help for parents within the group. Parents will email/message me their child’s homework task or question and I provide assistance including videos to watch which might explain the maths concept, ideas of what topic to investigate for an assignment – or where to find information and/or assistance with studying for tests.
2016 - 2018 Application
As a leading teacher I contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with colleagues on instructional policy, curriculum development (Curriculum Leaders) and staff development.
Extra Curricula Activities:
2015 - Evernote Business Certified Consultant (results pending)
Evernote Business Certified Consultants are recognized Evernote experts who have completed comprehensive Evernote Business training. They can provide hands-on training to help your team work together effectively and productively in your new shared workspace.
2013 - Blackboard Mobile Learn Catalyst Award
The Blackboard Catalyst Awards honor those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning experiences.
2012 - TeachMeet Melbourne:
Key player in establishing TeachMeet Melbourne an un-conference that encourages teachers to share best practice, ICT ideas, their favourite Apps or a great teaching and learning strategy. Sessions attended by 100+ teachers usually take place in the school holidays and have lasted up to 3 hours in length.
2010 – Awarded Microsoft Victoria’s Innovative Teacher
Every year, Australia’s exceptionally innovative teachers are recognised through the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Award. Winners are required to demonstrate how they have enhanced students learning through the use of ICT within the classroom. My entry focused on the use of digital eNotebooks and how these have created dynamic, digital and fully interactive learning environments for my students.
2011 – Awarded Microsoft Asia Pacific Innovative Educator – Peoples Choice Award
2011 – Microsoft Partners in Learning Institute Graduate
International Society for Technology in Education Attendee - San Diego 2012