It is with great pleasure that we award Sue Urban with EdTechSA’s inaugural Making IT Happen Award. This award honors Sue as an outstanding educator and leader who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. She now joins the elite educators from around the world who have received this very special international award.
Sue’s commitment to educational technology is long-standing and has been recognised by:
- the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) who awarded her the Australian Outstanding Teacher Award in 2009, and
- the CEGSA Educator of the Year in 2008
Over the past 20 years, Sue has demonstrated her capabilities as a respected IT teacher, school leader and exemplary classroom teacher. She has demonstrated her dedication to integrating technology into instructional programs to engage and motivate students and deliver grade-level and standards-based curriculum. Sue has skillfully developed curriculum for students of all year levels (R-12) across different sectors of schooling (State, Catholic and Independent education).
Sue is a strong advocate for the use of technology as a tool for 21st century learning. Her passion for IT and Gifted Education has led to innovative initiatives that have included the development of exciting curriculum for students, online professional development opportunities for teachers and relevant information programs for parents. She was President of the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association from 1999 to 2003 and in that role led the hosting of the World Conference in Gifted Education 2003.
Sue is currently joined the committee in 2001, she has provided strong support and leadership in diverse roles that have included publicity officer, conference organiser, awards committee convener and professional development provider. She has demonstrated a high level of expertise as Treasurer for both the EdTechSA and ACEC2014 committees.
EdTechSA is honoured to award Sue the first Making IT Happen Award.