Leigh Howser - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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Leigh Howser

Championing ICTs for long distance education

Leigh Howser is Head of Department, ICT and eLearning at Cairns School of Distance Education (CSDE). An educator for 16 years, Leigh has a passion for enhancing learning through the use of ICTs. She designs and implements programs to support teachers, students and parents.

Leigh is also an active member of the wider ICT educators’ community and a key supporter of Digital Careers in North Queensland. Digital Careers is an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and interest in ICT careers and attracting more students to the ICT industry.

As the ICT leader at her school, Leigh:

  • creates and manages courses within the school’s virtual learning environment

  • ensures the ICT infrastructure of the school supports eLearning

  • is an eLearn mentor

  • regularly coordinates and runs professional development for teachers around digital technologies

  • provides advice to the school leadership team about policies, plans, priorities and eLearning targets

  • chairs the school’s ICT committee

  • co-ordinates the school’s MIS (Management Information System) and VideoLinq services (videoconferencing).

Leigh fulfils several roles in ICT and eLearning. She is:

  • an active member of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) community

  • a provider of quality, professional development (PD) for educators in Far North Queensland via webconferencing, online and face-to-face.

Leigh received the QSITE Educator of the Year Award (2013) and the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Educator of the Year Award (2015) and was recently selected as a leader in the Education Queensland Digital Technologies Launch School Program in her region.

Leigh proposes to:

  • host TeachMeet sessions (where teachers share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into teaching with technology)

  • present digital technologies workshops per term in her region

  • develop an online repository of PD resources to support the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

Leigh is nominated by: Digital Careers Queensland

Leigh Howser

Championing ICTs for long distance education

Leigh Howser is Head of Department, ICT and eLearning at Cairns School of Distance Education (CSDE). An educator for 16 years, Leigh has a passion for enhancing learning through the use of ICTs. She designs and implements programs to support teachers, students and parents.

Leigh is also an active member of the wider ICT educators’ community and a key supporter of Digital Careers in North Queensland. Digital Careers is an organisation dedicated to raising awareness and interest in ICT careers and attracting more students to the ICT industry.

As the ICT leader at her school, Leigh:

  • creates and manages courses within the school’s virtual learning environment

  • ensures the ICT infrastructure of the school supports eLearning

  • is an eLearn mentor

  • regularly coordinates and runs professional development for teachers around digital technologies

  • provides advice to the school leadership team about policies, plans, priorities and eLearning targets

  • chairs the school’s ICT committee

  • co-ordinates the school’s MIS (Management Information System) and VideoLinq services (videoconferencing).

Leigh fulfils several roles in ICT and eLearning. She is:

  • an active member of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE) community

  • a provider of quality, professional development (PD) for educators in Far North Queensland via webconferencing, online and face-to-face.

Leigh received the QSITE Educator of the Year Award (2013) and the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) Educator of the Year Award (2015) and was recently selected as a leader in the Education Queensland Digital Technologies Launch School Program in her region.

Leigh proposes to:

  • host TeachMeet sessions (where teachers share good practice, practical ideas and personal insights into teaching with technology)

  • present digital technologies workshops per term in her region

  • develop an online repository of PD resources to support the Digital Technologies Curriculum.

Leigh is nominated by: Digital Careers Queensland