The Educhange Podcast is for the doers in schools, people who are coming up with ideas to make things better for kids
Beth Claydon - Teaching technologies well
Beth is currently the Technologies and Innovation Specialist at Coomera Anglican College, and previously worked with ACARA, and was responsible for the implementation of Australian Curriculum in Digital technologies for the North Queensland cluster of schools.
We spoke with Beth earlier in the year about about how we teach technologies well, what is happening at Coomera Anglican College, and about her experiences of working with ACARA.
Financial Literacy with Fiona Guthrie
Last week, the Victorian Government announced a school banking ban over accusations the banks were using inappropriate tactics in the programs. With calls for other states to follow, this week on The Educhange Podcast we're talking about financial literacy. We're joined by Fiona Guthrie, the Chief Executive of Financial Counselling Australia, and we discuss how we, as educators, can be be preparing our students for the real world.
Engaging students in STEAM with Tony Vallance
Tony Vallance is a Learning Specialist at Lilydale High School.
Tony is passionate about bridging the gap between theory and practice, and developing learning opportunities rooted in the real world with practical applications. In this episode, we talk to Tony about STEAMWorks - a tech learning space he created at the school. We also hear about Tony's mantra in education.
Dr Philip SA Cummins on Character Education
Our guest today is Phil Cummins. Phil an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Tasmania, an integral part of the School for Tomorrow and the managing director of the Circle Education group.
The collective conversation this week is: 'Do we spend enough time educating for our students' character?'
Charles chats with Phil about character education pedagogy and how we embed a character education into all the learning and teaching that’s going on at our school.
Yasodai Selvakumaran - Why we teach
Our guest today is Yasodai Selvakumaran.
Yaso is a Humanities Teacher at Rooty Hill High School in Sydney’s west. In 2019 Yaso was named as one of the world’s top 10 teachers in the Global Teacher Prize, an award that recognises exceptional teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.
In this episode we talk about Yaso's philosophy to teaching and we hear from a few EC community members who shared with us why they teach.
Nadeem Memon and Dylan Chown on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Today we're joined by Nadeem Memon and Dylan Chown. Both from the University of South Australia, Dylan and Nadeem have been working with how we can value and use the cultures of our students to enhance their learning. In this conversation we as what is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and how can we use culture in the classroom.
Actionable and inspiring!
I stumbled upon Educhange when I was looking for STEAM podcast episodes, and that quickly turned into some serious binge listening! Super grateful for the insightful conversations and actionable takeaways I've found here. A great resource!