Michelle Goan - Round 2, 2017 Champion

Improving school curriculums through digital technology

Michelle Goan, a teacher at Brisbane State High School, is a Digital Learning Champion and mentor to her colleagues. Her passion and dedication to educating teachers about incorporating digital technology in the classroom is improving the learning experience of hundreds of school children every year.

A teacher for 26 years, Michelle has taught both primary and secondary school students. Arriving at Brisbane State High in 2015, Michelle is well respected by teachers, students and the wider school community.

Michelle has implemented a range of new school curriculum initiatives that use digital technology. She also benefits from apps in her own classroom including iMovie, Bookcreator, Inspiration Maps and Seesaw to create and document work, Showbie to provide feedback to students, and Padlet and Nearpod for student collaboration.

Michelle shares her knowledge and experience with these digital technologies as Brisbane State High School’s Digital Learning Champion. She provides one-on-one and group training sessions and courses to:

  • teach colleagues how to use iPads
  • improve the ability of teachers to use technology to enhance lessons for students including iTunesU, Showbie and Nearpod
  • support teachers to instinctively select digital resources to transform learning experiences
  • develop teachers’ capacity to plan and cater for individual learning needs
  • increase collaboration and building networks to heighten teacher awareness of and ability to effectively use digital content and tools
  • collaborate with teachers and school leaders to set and monitor performance and develop goals
  • build the capacity of colleagues to develop mentoring skills to extend the digital program and deliver the school vision.

As a Community Digital Champion, Michelle will continue to encourage and support teachers to use digital technology in classrooms to enhance learning opportunities for students. Michelle will also share her knowledge by presenting a Padlet workshop to students in the English and Humanities Department.

Michelle is nominated by: Brisbane State High School.

Improving school curriculums through digital technology

Michelle Goan, a teacher at Brisbane State High School, is a Digital Learning Champion and mentor to her colleagues. Her passion and dedication to educating teachers about incorporating digital technology in the classroom is improving the learning experience of hundreds of school children every year.

A teacher for 26 years, Michelle has taught both primary and secondary school students. Arriving at Brisbane State High in 2015, Michelle is well respected by teachers, students and the wider school community.

Michelle has implemented a range of new school curriculum initiatives that use digital technology. She also benefits from apps in her own classroom including iMovie, Bookcreator, Inspiration Maps and Seesaw to create and document work, Showbie to provide feedback to students, and Padlet and Nearpod for student collaboration.

Michelle shares her knowledge and experience with these digital technologies as Brisbane State High School’s Digital Learning Champion. She provides one-on-one and group training sessions and courses to:

  • teach colleagues how to use iPads
  • improve the ability of teachers to use technology to enhance lessons for students including iTunesU, Showbie and Nearpod
  • support teachers to instinctively select digital resources to transform learning experiences
  • develop teachers’ capacity to plan and cater for individual learning needs
  • increase collaboration and building networks to heighten teacher awareness of and ability to effectively use digital content and tools
  • collaborate with teachers and school leaders to set and monitor performance and develop goals
  • build the capacity of colleagues to develop mentoring skills to extend the digital program and deliver the school vision.

As a Community Digital Champion, Michelle will continue to encourage and support teachers to use digital technology in classrooms to enhance learning opportunities for students. Michelle will also share her knowledge by presenting a Padlet workshop to students in the English and Humanities Department.

Michelle is nominated by: Brisbane State High School.