Nicola Flanagan - Round 2, 2016 Champion

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Nicola Flanagan

Implementing digital technology in learning

Nicola Flanagan believes firmly in the power of digital technology to connect, ignite and motivate. She supports and mentors teachers at her school and within the Mt Coot-tha cluster of 11 schools to help them use digital technology in effective and engaging ways.

Nicola is a Queensland teacher and digital learning coordinator at Oakleigh State School in the Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove, where she has managed the evolving nature of digital literacy and pedagogy for the past 4 years.

Nicola works closely with teachers, students and school community members on issues related to digital citizenship, digital learning and STEM-related initiatives, such as makerspace activities.

Nicola, an Apple Distinguished Educator, also:

  • maintains a widely visited school blog site, which she uses to publicise learning that is leveraged by technology
  • has implemented the eSmart Framework within the Oakleigh school community
  • maintains a growing personal learning network on Twitter and engages in online chats to advise others on the most effective use of technology.

To harness students' potential, Nicola has worked with the school community to implement an after-school program, The Young Innovator Program, which currently attracts about 100 students. The program has used school community and industry links to develop a number of workshops, including TechGirls, Coding, BYO Tech, Arduino and Young Engineers.

She has a personal belief in the power of students to makes a difference and is excited by the potential of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum that, when combined with her school’s vision, is giving students the opportunity to become designers and creators of solutions.

As a digital champ, Nicola will continue her support and mentoring work with the education community in her school cluster to increase ICT use in the classroom.

Nicola is nominated by: Queensland College of Teachers

Nicola Flanagan

Implementing digital technology in learning

Nicola Flanagan believes firmly in the power of digital technology to connect, ignite and motivate. She supports and mentors teachers at her school and within the Mt Coot-tha cluster of 11 schools to help them use digital technology in effective and engaging ways.

Nicola is a Queensland teacher and digital learning coordinator at Oakleigh State School in the Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove, where she has managed the evolving nature of digital literacy and pedagogy for the past 4 years.

Nicola works closely with teachers, students and school community members on issues related to digital citizenship, digital learning and STEM-related initiatives, such as makerspace activities.

Nicola, an Apple Distinguished Educator, also:

  • maintains a widely visited school blog site, which she uses to publicise learning that is leveraged by technology
  • has implemented the eSmart Framework within the Oakleigh school community
  • maintains a growing personal learning network on Twitter and engages in online chats to advise others on the most effective use of technology.

To harness students' potential, Nicola has worked with the school community to implement an after-school program, The Young Innovator Program, which currently attracts about 100 students. The program has used school community and industry links to develop a number of workshops, including TechGirls, Coding, BYO Tech, Arduino and Young Engineers.

She has a personal belief in the power of students to makes a difference and is excited by the potential of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum that, when combined with her school’s vision, is giving students the opportunity to become designers and creators of solutions.

As a digital champ, Nicola will continue her support and mentoring work with the education community in her school cluster to increase ICT use in the classroom.

Nicola is nominated by: Queensland College of Teachers