Joel Speranza - Round 2, 2016 Champion

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Joel Speranza

Innovative digital learning

Joel Speranza is encouraging fellow teachers around the world to adopt the ‘flipped learning’ model. The Brisbane mathematics/ICT and digital technologies high school teacher believes this approach turns homework into ‘homelearning’ and allows the classroom to become a collaborative learning space.

Joel is an online mentor for TeachConnect, a program where pre-service and early career teachers can be mentored online by more experienced teachers. He also supports his colleagues at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee with:

  • coaching
  • professional development
  • suggestions for innovative online methods and applications to engage students.

Joel hosts 4 YouTube channels where he posts videos almost daily, providing support for teachers and tutorials and blog posts for students. His maths channel for students has more than 300 videos alone.

Teachers and students around the world have watched his algebra videos at youtube.com/c/joelsperanza, including a grade 7 class from Ontario, Canada who contacted him via Twitter.

Joel’s videos provide:

  • short, fast tutorials
  • a no-nonsense approach
  • a clear learning goal
  • examples showing how to apply methods to solve problems and complete calculations.

Joel is an active member of the Australian educational community on Twitter where he enjoys engaging in discussions about digital learning. Each week, he shares his ideas and experiences using new applications on his blog edtechenthusiast.wordpress.com.

When he first entered the profession 6 years ago, Joel felt the education sector was not taking adequate steps to prepare students for the digital world. He now believes that bringing the world into the classroom through digital technology has enriched the learning experiences of students and made lessons more relevant.

As a digital champ, Joel will continue to encourage teachers to adopt flipped learning, post his videos for teachers and students on YouTube and mentor others.

Joel is nominated by: Queensland College of Teachers







Joel Speranza

Innovative digital learning

Joel Speranza is encouraging fellow teachers around the world to adopt the ‘flipped learning’ model. The Brisbane mathematics/ICT and digital technologies high school teacher believes this approach turns homework into ‘homelearning’ and allows the classroom to become a collaborative learning space.

Joel is an online mentor for TeachConnect, a program where pre-service and early career teachers can be mentored online by more experienced teachers. He also supports his colleagues at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee with:

  • coaching
  • professional development
  • suggestions for innovative online methods and applications to engage students.

Joel hosts 4 YouTube channels where he posts videos almost daily, providing support for teachers and tutorials and blog posts for students. His maths channel for students has more than 300 videos alone.

Teachers and students around the world have watched his algebra videos at youtube.com/c/joelsperanza, including a grade 7 class from Ontario, Canada who contacted him via Twitter.

Joel’s videos provide:

  • short, fast tutorials
  • a no-nonsense approach
  • a clear learning goal
  • examples showing how to apply methods to solve problems and complete calculations.

Joel is an active member of the Australian educational community on Twitter where he enjoys engaging in discussions about digital learning. Each week, he shares his ideas and experiences using new applications on his blog edtechenthusiast.wordpress.com.

When he first entered the profession 6 years ago, Joel felt the education sector was not taking adequate steps to prepare students for the digital world. He now believes that bringing the world into the classroom through digital technology has enriched the learning experiences of students and made lessons more relevant.

As a digital champ, Joel will continue to encourage teachers to adopt flipped learning, post his videos for teachers and students on YouTube and mentor others.

Joel is nominated by: Queensland College of Teachers