Nathan Christensen - Round 1, 2016 Champion

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Nathan Christensen

Creative technology turns traditional teaching on its head

Nathan Christensen is a classroom teacher at Kelvin Grove State College in Brisbane.

The physics, science and engineering teacher uses technology to respond quickly, creatively and efficiently to individual students’ needs; his innovative teaching has made him an ICT leader at his school.

Nathan is enthusiastic about the innovative use of ICTs in the classroom to replicate real world experiences and foster deep learning. He has created partnerships between his students and QUT as well as an engineering firm to engage his students in ever more meaningful learning.

Nathan is a proponent of flipped teaching. In this methodology, students access information outside the classroom via online videos or through virtual classroom techniques. Classroom lessons then focus on assimilating and expanding that knowledge through active learning – problem-solving, discussion and debates.

Renowned for his relationships with staff, students and the community, and his commitment to continually improve his own teaching, Nathan also contributes to the school through his coordination of a student leadership body which raises funds for charities.

As a digital champion, Nathan will enthusiastically embrace any opportunity to participate in Queensland Government, industry or community-led activities to advocate for the creative use of digital technologies for learning.

Nathan is nominated by: Kelvin Grove State College

Nathan Christensen

Creative technology turns traditional teaching on its head

Nathan Christensen is a classroom teacher at Kelvin Grove State College in Brisbane.

The physics, science and engineering teacher uses technology to respond quickly, creatively and efficiently to individual students’ needs; his innovative teaching has made him an ICT leader at his school.

Nathan is enthusiastic about the innovative use of ICTs in the classroom to replicate real world experiences and foster deep learning. He has created partnerships between his students and QUT as well as an engineering firm to engage his students in ever more meaningful learning.

Nathan is a proponent of flipped teaching. In this methodology, students access information outside the classroom via online videos or through virtual classroom techniques. Classroom lessons then focus on assimilating and expanding that knowledge through active learning – problem-solving, discussion and debates.

Renowned for his relationships with staff, students and the community, and his commitment to continually improve his own teaching, Nathan also contributes to the school through his coordination of a student leadership body which raises funds for charities.

As a digital champion, Nathan will enthusiastically embrace any opportunity to participate in Queensland Government, industry or community-led activities to advocate for the creative use of digital technologies for learning.

Nathan is nominated by: Kelvin Grove State College