Posted on 20 August 2019
Ormiston College has established a widespread reputation for the successful implementation of digital technology in the teaching and learning environment. In 2015, Ormiston College gained status as a Worldwide Microsoft Showcase Schools; since that time, several Ormiston College staff members have qualified as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, joining the professional mentors that drive the effective use of technology within the College.
The College recently received notification that a further two Ormiston College staff members, Rowena Taylor, Head of Science and Joel Speranza, Head of Mathematics, had been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Their inspirational leadership in the meaningful use of technology and innovative teaching practice in their departments and across the College has been exceptional.
This makes a total of six current Ormiston College staff members who now hold this highly respected title: Tamara Sullivan, Head of Academics and Innovation, acquired in 2014; Travis Goulter, Head of Junior School, acquired in 2015; Annette McArthur, E-Learning Teacher Leader, acquired 2015;and Ashley Greene, Secondary School Science Teacher, acquired 2017.
In order to become a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, one needs to acquire 1,000 point through the Microsoft Innovative Educator Program. Having done so, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts have access to professional and career development, share expertise with world renowned specialists, have the opportunity to test new products and host Microsoft events. Moreover, they have the knowledge and ability to bring students together worldwide. They can join the global movement by connecting and sharing their school and their classrooms with the world.