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Teach Meet: 7 min Spotlight on Schools & Technology: Enhancing Engagement for Gifted Learners


On Monday 14 May 2018, The Teachers’ Guild of NSW and Gifted Families Support Group Inc. hosted more than 70 educators to their Teach Meet: 7 min Spotlight on Schools & Technology: Enhancing Engagement for Gifted Learners. Thank you to our wonderful and diverse presenters that included:

Simon Harper – Killara High School

Education for a Changing World: Teaching and Learning in an AI World

We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally. Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the way we work and live and as educators we must prepare our students for rapidly changing world. Simon Harper is Head Teacher Technology & Learning at Killara High School. He is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and one of the TeachMeet NSW coordinators. He is passionate and committed to leading digital transformation to stay on the cutting edge of education.

Matthew Esterman – Trinity Grammar School

The Power of Sharing

Matthew has been involved in education for over 15 years, mainly as a teacher for the last decade focusing on History, English and technology integration. He holds his teaching degree and a Master of Arts degree from Macquarie University and a Master of Learning Science & Technology from the University of Sydney. Matt has won teaching and leadership awards from NGS Super, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, the Australian College of Educators, the Professional Teachers' Council of NSW and the ICT Educators of NSW. Matt is a keen supporter of TeachMeets and was one of the original group to begin hosting them in Australia. Matt is currently one of our teacher librarians in the Arthur Holt Library here at Trinity.

Dr Simon Crook – CrookED Science

Engaging Gifted Students in K-6 Science and Technology

Based on his day-to-day work in a variety of primary schools, Simon will share his experiences of engaging gifted students in K-6 Science and Technology. Dr Simon Crook is the Founder of CrookED Science, a STEM education consultancy, and Honorary Associate at the School of Physics at The University of Sydney.

John Drake – Parramatta Marist High School

Engagement with Desmos

Engagement with Desmos considers strategies and resources that can be used for differentiati