Posted on 28 April 2016
Over the past two decades College graduates have built up a strong reputation for academic excellence but in the past few years it has been staff members that have placed the name Ormiston College on the map.
This term alone has seen several staff members receive accolades for their contribution to education and their willingness to share their expertise, locally, interstate and overseas.
Ormiston College staff members are frequently observed presenting at various conferences, acting as workshop facilitators, speaking at seminars, sitting on panels and being acknowledged for research documentation that regularly appears in educational magazines.
Recently Head of Junior School, Mr Travis Goulter, presented at the Teach Tech Play Conference, held at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Melbourne. His session detailed how Ormiston College Junior School used gamification (the application of typical elements of game playing, e.g. point scoring, competition with others, encouraging engagement, collaborative challenge, skill growth and much more) to transform a positive behaviour reward system with all members of the school community.
The two day conference focused on providing quality professional learning on digital technologies that will enhance future teaching and learning. Presenters from around the world spoke at the event; yet another example of the recognition Ormiston College is receiving as a global leader of innovation.