Director of Academic Performance & Innovation
Based at Hillcrest Christian College
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
Darren is a passionate educator who strives to find innovative and engaging ways to use technology to drive student learning in the 21st Century. He has a great deal of experience leading digital pedagogical change within schools having worked across the Gold Coast for over 20 years. Some highlights include supporting Microsoft Sweden to drive digital transformation in Stockholm schools in 2013, receiving the Science Innovation Champion Award from the Queensland Government in 2014 for work in 21st Century learning, working with the Teacher Centre of Excellence to provide training for STEM undergraduate students from Griffith University over the past three years, and recently being one of only 27 educators from around the world to be invited to the Microsoft Surface Summit in Redmond, Seattle.
BREAKOUT SESSION 3 – The Future, it’s not about the device
Target audience ALL
This session will provide some thought provoking reflections from my experience investigating the future of education. We will look at what is working in some of the top PBL schools in America, reflect on what is not always working here in Australia and hopefully give you some insight into where we should be heading to give our students the best chance of being successful in their future careers.