What I can offer as a Mentor
I'm happy to provide advice and support for people applying for Teaching Awards in the field of Education, particularly in the areas of technology innovation and scholarship of teaching. I'm a passionate educator who aims to inspire my pre-service teachers about the immense potential of educational technologies through a range of cutting-edge and carefully sequenced design experiences. My authentic tasks and evidence-based pedagogies strive to equip pre-service teachers to have an immediate impact on their field. My pre-service teachers identify how my guidance not only develops their knowledge and skills, but also their confidence and self-identity. My extensive design-based research approaches enable me to incrementally improve my teaching and share my learning with the broader academy. By researching pre-service teacher learning in a way that involves students, they come to see education as an inquiry-driven, evidence-based and dynamic field in which they can affect positive change. I've endeavoured to amplify the impact of my educational technology innovations through my leadership of institutional and national projects, and by building communities of practice such as the Australian Technologies Teacher Educators Network. My resources and scholarship are utilised by thousands of pre-service teachers, educators and researchers around the world, and the quality of my teaching has been recognised through a range of institutional, national and international awards. If you feel like these activities resonate with your portfolio then please feel free to make contact.