The committee is composed of educators from around the State.  We have members from both metropolitan and rural communities as well as from all education sectors and levels to provide both as broad a representation and ease of member access as possible.  Our main aims are to ensure that the EdTechSA Mission Statement is realised and that members have access to quality advice, resources, professional development and networking opportunities.

At the Annual General Meeting, a new committee is elected.  Elected committee members serve a two-year term. Interested people are able to nominate themselves, or a colleague, to take a role on the committee.  We openly welcome the injection of new ideas and energy that newcomers enthusiastically contribute.

Meetings are held on a Thursday evening, 5:15pm – 7:15pm at the Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh.

The 2017 Management Committee:

Follow all the Committee: https://twitter.com/pconnellyelearn/lists/edtechsa-committee

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Tina Photakis

President: Tina Photakis
Work Place: Cowandilla Primary School
Specialisms:  Social Media, Global education & Online learning, ThinkQuest Educator:projects, coach, trainer, Professional Learner provider
Specialist subjects – Languages (Modern Greek), The Arts:Drama/Music, ICT across the curriculum, Geography
About me: I have always been passionate about technology and have used it extensively in my teaching. This was one of the reasons that I joined CEGSA, to connect with other like-minded educators. This led me to be on the organising committee for ACEC2004, the national technology conference that CEGSA hosted at the Adelaide Convention Centre, for the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE). At the conference, I found out more about the international ThinkQuest website competition and the Oracle Education Foundation (OEF) based in the USA. As I am very passionate about global education and collaboration, I accepted the invitation to become a judge for the ThinkQuest website competition. I was impressed by the high standard and creativity of student designed and created websites. In 2005, I was a ThinkQuest coach and my team of 6 students from 3 different countries, came second in the competition. We won a trip to San Francisco where we met face to face for the first time after working together totally online for 8 months. I coached 4 more teams in ThinkQuest international and in 2009, I coached 2 teams in the inaugural ThinkQuest Australia competition. My teams from Cowandilla primary school were successful and won a trip to ACEC2010 in Melbourne. I have been a PL facilitator for the OEF in project-based learning online and have provided Professional Learning locally, nationally and globally, including in Singapore, Romania and the USA.
Follow: https://twitter.com/tina_p
Time served on the Committee: Joined 2002, member since 1999

 

Gary Pascoe
Gary Pascoe

Vice President; Publicity : Gary Pascoe
Work Place: Deputy Principal/ICT Teacher: Emmaus Catholic School, Woodcroft
Specialisms: I work with all year levels from Reception to Year 7.
About me: I am a firm believer in ICT being embedded in all curriculum areas and am an advocate of students being producers rather than consumers. I love it when students teach me new ways to do things and show me new tools to create amazing things. I get a real buzz out of being told by staff or students “I don’t need you to help me with that any more.”
Follow: https://twitter.com/gary_pascoe
Time served on committee:
Joined in 2012

 

Jackie Chambers
Jackie Chambers

Vice President; Professional Learning: Jackie Chambers
Workplace: Digital Technologies Educator, St Andrews School
About me: I taught in England for 9 years, was the ICT coordinator of a beacon school for ICT and provided PD throughout the UK.  In 2006 I arrived in South Australia and as Digital Technologies Educator I have introduced computer science and coding to all students from Reception to Year 7. I believe very strongly that effective learning takes place when students feel comfortable to take risks and to make mistakes. I try to instil the ‘have a go’ model in my teaching.
Follow: https://twitter.com/chambersjacki
Time served on the committee: Joined 2015

 

Anne Ballard
Anne Ballard

Name: Anne Ballard
Workplace: Retired
Specialisms: Senior Secondary IT
About me: Did an honours degree in Psychology, married and had 3 children, later did a DipEd.  Taught junior primary and primary classes for about 10 years.  Became involved with computing in schools in the early 1980s.  Appointed first SA regional primary computing advisory teacher 1983.  Annesley College Computing Coordinator R-12 1984-1997, teaching IT and supporting teachers in the use of ICTs.  Technology Curriculum and Assessment Officer 1998-2005 at SSABSA.  Have always appreciated the support I have received from other more experienced and knowledgeable teachers of IT, and now I am retired I am doing my best to continue to foster this through CEGSA.
Time served on the committee: pretty well forever (?life sentence) Founding member, 1985 I think.  Committee member almost continuously since then, apart from a couple of short breaks.  CEGSA president and ACCE Board member 1992-5 approx, ACCE secretary 1996, Life Member 2013

 

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Paul Clapton-Caputo

Name: Paul Clapton-Caputo
Work Place:
DECD, Program Leader, Digital learning & Communications
Specialism:
Digital Pedagogy
About me:
I am interested in all things to do with learning and understanding in a globally connected world. I am interested in the changing nature of networked facts and the impact this has on what we know individually, as community and as global citizens. I want to participate and contribute around the purposeful use of established and emerging new basics, as foundations to learning design and the realisation of teacher as a lead learner. The ocean brings a smile to my face and peace to my soul.  Global competencies are a priority for my work. I believe every kid is a search engine and that has always been the way things are.
Follow: www.about.me/pkcc1 and https://twitter.com/pkcc1
Time served on the committee: 
Joined 2015

 

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Chris Robinson

Name: Chris Robinson
Workplace: Aberfoyle Park High School
About Me: I am currently a Digital Technologies and Mathematics teacher at Aberfoyle Park High School. I hold a Bachelor of Information Technology along with a Master of Teaching from Flinders University of South Australia. I enjoy developing apps using Swift or Python as well as educating and inspiring the next generation of developers. Through my leadership in the areas of computer science and app development, my students have been able to create and publish their apps on the App Store. I was also the recipient of an Apple WWDC16 Educator Scholarship.
Follow: https://twitter.com/ChrisVRobinson
Time served on the committee: Joined 2016

 

Sue Gaardboe
Sue Gaardboe

Name: Sue Gaardboe
Workplace: Edwardstown Primary School
About me: I started my professional life with a degree in Applied Science and a career in Art (textile) conservation. A husband, three children and moving home from Canberra, Tanzania, New York and the U.K. saw me add a teaching qualification and a move to Adelaide.  I now work at Edwardstown Primary School as the Coordinator for Australian Curriculum, and run three extra-curricula CodeClubs. My interest in Digital Technologies began with a Christmas Present – an iPhone. Relaxation time for me is spent with my family or gardening with my dogs and chickens.
Follow: https://twitter.com/SueGaa
Time served on the committee: Joined 2016

 

Paul Connelly
Paul Connelly

Name: Paul Connelly
Workplace: Portside Christian College
About me: With over a decade of teaching in independent K-12 schools across Melbourne and Adelaide, Paul is currently the Head of eLearning at Portside Christian College, Port Adelaide. He has implemented many school-wide projects including Google’s G Suite for Education, ClickView, iPad, laptop and BYOD programs, along with infrastructure server and networking upgrades. Though a keen Hawks supporter, he identifies as an #eduhacker who uses his skills in HTML5, CSS, Javascript, PHP and MySQL to reutilise common tools for boutique educational purposes. A passionate educator, Paul has presented at many conferences including ELH Schooltech, IWBNet, EduTech and EdTechSA, exploring the intersection between digital technologies and educational performance.
Follow: https://twitter.com/pconnellyelearn
Time served on the committee: Joined 2016

 

Marianne Norman
Marianne Norman

Name: Marianne Norman
Workplace: Project Officer, Digital Resources – Cultural Institutions
EDC, Hindmarsh (Department for Education and Child Development)
About me: I manage the development of digital resources for teachers and students R-12, in collaboration with South Australian cultural organisations, drawing upon their wonderful collections and extensive expertise. I am also assisting the organisations with the challenging transition from DECD’s Outreach Education program which out-posted teachers to manage education programs, to a grant-funded service delivery model.
Originally a secondary art teacher, I have been a curator and arts administrator for most of my working life, managing the Bay Discovery Centre at Glenelg for 10 years and the National Motor Museum in Birdwood for 4 years. I’ve maintained a special focus on public and education programs, particularly in exhibitions and events. I have also embraced social media, and other digital platforms to engage and excite people about the fantastic collections and stories we have in our cultural organisations.
I am excited by the opportunities provided by digital technologies, whilst ensuring that quality learning and engagement for teachers and students is at the heart of everything I do.
Follow: https://twitter.com/MarianneNorrman
Time served on the committee: Joined 2017

 

Kelly Rivett
Kelly Rivett

Name: Kelly Rivett
Workplace: Year 4/5 Teacher, Vale Park Primary School
About me: I grew up tinkering and playing around on computers and digital technologies in rural South Australia before moving to Adelaide where I studied Computer and Information Science and Media Arts at the University of South Australia. I was the UniSA Inaugural Ada Scholarship for Gifted Women in IT. From university I went on to work professionally in the film and television industry on television shows and movies like McLeod’s Daughters, Home and Away, Babadook and ANZAC Girls. After returning to Adelaide from working in the United States I entered the “family business” as a teacher where I have been working in primary schools around Adelaide as a TRT and Contract Teacher for the past 6 years. I believe that digital technologies provides numerous opportunities for teachers and learners to develop their critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication skills for future lifelong learning and success. I integrate a collaborative learning approach in my classroom where students are encouraged to teach each other and myself what they know and mistakes are celebrated as learning opportunities.
Follow: https://twitter.com/KellyRivett
Time served on the committee: Joined 2017

 

Jose Zayas-Buil
Jose Zayas-Buil

Name: Jose Zayas-Buil
Workplace: DECD – Contract teacher
About me: Contract teacher, worked at a number of public and Private schools, Primary, Middle and Secondary teaching.  Having come from a trade engineering background, I work at teaching students to learn through practical learning where possible, thus including technological skills and equipment within the learning.
Follow: https://twitter.com/jtech19_jose
Time served on the committee: Joined 2017