Mel is an Australian educator passionate about contemporary learning and students centred learning and uses technology to develop global connections, collaborate and create. Mel has taught in primary schools in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne as well as London. She has also worked at Monash University as an educational designer supporting academics in improving learning and teaching.
Mel is implementing the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in her school and has presented at conferences across Australia about her Systems Thinking approach to the new curriculum and sharing experiences from her school.
While studying her Master in Educational Policy (International), Mel has travelled to London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Rwanda looking at schools and educational policy. She is passionate about changing policy to reflect the 21st century world students live in and provide equity to students and organised Melbourne’s first Startup Weekend Edu.
As President of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Mel works towards creating new professional learning opportunities for teachers which reflect contemporary learning and teaching pedagogies.