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Success in leading learning and sustaining transformation and innovation of classroom practice is built on the foundation of positive, ongoing partnerships with teachers and leaders. Working in schools for the past 10 years I have seen and experienced for myself, the fly-in/fly-out nature of workshops for teachers too often focus on ‘how to use a computer/technology tools’ with very little impact on classroom practice at scale. What is more alarming is that according to a recent Foundation of Youth Australia study, only 1 in 10 teachers have participated in professional learning aimed at upskilling and building capacity to design curriculum that explicitly helps build future work skills in students.
As a Curriculum Innovation Specialist I bring a unique skill set and experience as a Primary and Secondary school teacher and leader, Microsoft Master Trainer, ICT Peer Coach and 21st Century Learning Design Framework Consultant. In 2013 I began supporting schools nationally with 1:1/BYOD strategic planning, technology integration and curriculum coaching across all education sectors.
Along with working closely with schools nationally, I have also had the opportunity to speak as a Keynote Presenter at the Criterion Digital Technologies Conference in Melbourne, shared experiences as an EduTech Guest Panelist in Brisbane, Keynote at the Adelaide Leader Computers Conference, hosted STE(A)M Immersive Learning for teachers at Independent Schools Victoria, Facilitated workshops for Victorian Secondary School Principals on Appraisal and Digital Transformation and certified hundreds of educators in ICT Peer Coaching and the Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design framework.
Digital Pedagogies & ICT Coach
Trent Ray has worked as both a Primary School classroom teacher and Secondary School Curriculum Innovation Leading Teacher. Trent's background in ICT Peer Coaching and 21st Century Learning Design has seen him support Australian Schools, leaders and teachers when planning to integrate technology into the classroom. Today Trent works in partnership with Microsoft as a Microsoft Learning Consultant and independently build capacity and confidence in teachers to innovate as well as school wide transformation and technology strategic planning.