Jay Page - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Bridging the digital divide for families

Located in Brisbane

Jay Page is an innovative teacher who seeks to deliver research and professional development outcomes to continually improve teaching pedagogy. She works at Goodna State School in Ipswich, as a Digital Technologies Pedagogical Coach.

Jay’s commitment to expanding her students’ digital knowledge extends to their families. She puts in significant hours of her own time to develop programs for digital inclusion, mentor children, upskill other staff and identify opportunities for growth.

Outside of school hours, she brings together students and their families to ensure they are maximising their uptake of 21

Bridging the digital divide for families

Located in Brisbane

Jay Page is an innovative teacher who seeks to deliver research and professional development outcomes to continually improve teaching pedagogy. She works at Goodna State School in Ipswich, as a Digital Technologies Pedagogical Coach.

Jay’s commitment to expanding her students’ digital knowledge extends to their families. She puts in significant hours of her own time to develop programs for digital inclusion, mentor children, upskill other staff and identify opportunities for growth.

Outside of school hours, she brings together students and their families to ensure they are maximising their uptake of 21st century digital technologies to keep them connected, abreast of developments and ready for the future. Sessions for parents are aimed at helping them improve their digital confidence when operating devices and also to help them understand the online activities of their children.

Jay offers computer science classes, a Makerspace and technological entrepreneurship developed by the Tech Girl Movement. Her other teaching activities include navigating online systems, robots, iPads and tablets, and other digital hardware.

Her coaching has led to several state finalists in the “Search for the next Tech Girl Superhero” competition, with one of her teams announced as the state winner.

Jay’s activities

Weekly workshops after school hours to expose students to varying levels of computer science, specifically through coding, to build capability to create individual pathways designing games and animations.

Makerspace workshops, also held weekly, using design thinking and 21st century skills to create and solve problems. Students have access to a large variety of hardware and software including 3D printing, greenscreens, coding and robotics. There are plans to open this learning up to the local community.

Entrepreneurial technology sessions provides students with support to explore digital technologies and apply their digital skills. These sessions encourage students to identify their strengths as a team, critically evaluate current mobile apps and create their own mobile apps to solve real world problems.


Jay is nominated by Goodna State School