Sue Isbell - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Digital technologies for a skilled Queensland workforce

Located in Brisbane

Sue Isbell is the Head of Department for Brisbane-based Kelvin Grove State College’s eLearning faculty. Outside regular school hours, she works with students to integrate digital technologies to achieve best practice.

Her weekly meetups at the college’s DigiSpace are a chance for current students, former students, teachers and other community members to engage with a range of digital technologies.

Sue facilitates events for the college’s Open Days and Expos to showcase and raise awareness of new and emerging digital technologies. She partners and works with organisations such as the Queensland chapter of the Australian Computer Society, Konica Minolta, Data#3, Fishburners co-working space, and other tech startups entrepreneurs.

She began engaging in computers and technology in the 1980s whilst studying for her teaching diploma. Since then she has taught business and computing subjects at schools in Central Queensland before moving to Brisbane. In her current role, Sue manages the Year 7-12 BYOx program (bring your own device) and the school’s digital technologies program which includes two VET qualifications.

Sue expands on her teaching role by assisting with the Gateway to Industry Schools program for manufacturing and engineering. This program is a component of a state-wide industry engagement and workforce development strategy to support the long-term development of a highly skilled workforce in Queensland.

Sue’s activities:

Quarterly meet-ups to conduct DigiSpace outreach activities which provide opportunity for community members to engage with a range of digital technologies and coding activities.

Ongoing sessions for students, ex-students (including those at university), pre-service teachers and other invited guests to engage with a range of digital technologies to build confidence and understanding. The sessions enable staff and students with a chance to skill up and take on digital leadership roles.

Bi-annual open days and expos, which showcase the college’s new and emerging technologies to community members and other school bodies.

Sue is nominated by QMI Solutions

Digital technologies for a skilled Queensland workforce

Located in Brisbane

Sue Isbell is the Head of Department for Brisbane-based Kelvin Grove State College’s eLearning faculty. Outside regular school hours, she works with students to integrate digital technologies to achieve best practice.

Her weekly meetups at the college’s DigiSpace are a chance for current students, former students, teachers and other community members to engage with a range of digital technologies.

Sue facilitates events for the college’s Open Days and Expos to showcase and raise awareness of new and emerging digital technologies. She partners and works with organisations such as the Queensland chapter of the Australian Computer Society, Konica Minolta, Data#3, Fishburners co-working space, and other tech startups entrepreneurs.

She began engaging in computers and technology in the 1980s whilst studying for her teaching diploma. Since then she has taught business and computing subjects at schools in Central Queensland before moving to Brisbane. In her current role, Sue manages the Year 7-12 BYOx program (bring your own device) and the school’s digital technologies program which includes two VET qualifications.

Sue expands on her teaching role by assisting with the Gateway to Industry Schools program for manufacturing and engineering. This program is a component of a state-wide industry engagement and workforce development strategy to support the long-term development of a highly skilled workforce in Queensland.

Sue’s activities:

Quarterly meet-ups to conduct DigiSpace outreach activities which provide opportunity for community members to engage with a range of digital technologies and coding activities.

Ongoing sessions for students, ex-students (including those at university), pre-service teachers and other invited guests to engage with a range of digital technologies to build confidence and understanding. The sessions enable staff and students with a chance to skill up and take on digital leadership roles.

Bi-annual open days and expos, which showcase the college’s new and emerging technologies to community members and other school bodies.

Sue is nominated by QMI Solutions