Timm Hayer - Round 2, 2017 Champion

Bringing the digital age to Gold Coast communities

A much-loved and respected teacher at Tallebudgera State School, Timm Hayer is known on the Gold Coast for his commitment and tireless effort to make digital technology accessible to everyone.

Timm has taught coding and digital technologies for the last five years at Tallebudgera State School. As the Librarian and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator, he is actively involved in staff training, the development of curriculum material and the procurement of robots.

Timm has implemented a range of school and community digital initiatives including:

  • building partnerships to enable the school to access new technology such as 3D printers, robotics and drones, including the young girls drone pilot project
  • establishing the ‘Tallebudgera Entrepreneurs Program’ — connecting students with a range of experts such as entrepreneurs, roboticists, programmers and innovators
  • lending his time and expertise to a coding club for children with autism in collaboration with ‘Just Better Care’
  • facilitating the school computer club, where parent professionals help students experiment, design and be challenged by coding and robotics
  • running the weekly ‘Learn to Code’ program for students and their parents
  • writing and managing the student 3D printing blog
  • coaching the ‘Girls and Drones’ workshop and blogging it online for other schools to follow and learn from
  • managing the ‘Parent and Community iTea’ — a weekly event to discuss IT, learn new skills or fix existing computer problems
  • facilitating digital workshops for teachers throughout Queensland.

As a Community Digital Champion, Timm will continue to combine his love of technology and passion for teaching by:

  • partnering with Gold Coast City Libraries to teach coding and robotics to children
  • establishing a range of programs to promote girls into STEM and entrepreneurship
  • running a STEM camp for Gold Coast children and adults
  • working with community volunteers, parents and students to continue the growth of the computer coding and digital technologies club
  • writing an online blog focusing on digital activities that can be easily adopted by teachers in the classroom.

Timm is a big gamification fan and an advocate for Minecraft in the classroom, which his students love!

Timm is nominated by: Tallebudgera State School

Bringing the digital age to Gold Coast communities

A much-loved and respected teacher at Tallebudgera State School, Timm Hayer is known on the Gold Coast for his commitment and tireless effort to make digital technology accessible to everyone.

Timm has taught coding and digital technologies for the last five years at Tallebudgera State School. As the Librarian and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator, he is actively involved in staff training, the development of curriculum material and the procurement of robots.

Timm has implemented a range of school and community digital initiatives including:

  • building partnerships to enable the school to access new technology such as 3D printers, robotics and drones, including the young girls drone pilot project
  • establishing the ‘Tallebudgera Entrepreneurs Program’ — connecting students with a range of experts such as entrepreneurs, roboticists, programmers and innovators
  • lending his time and expertise to a coding club for children with autism in collaboration with ‘Just Better Care’
  • facilitating the school computer club, where parent professionals help students experiment, design and be challenged by coding and robotics
  • running the weekly ‘Learn to Code’ program for students and their parents
  • writing and managing the student 3D printing blog
  • coaching the ‘Girls and Drones’ workshop and blogging it online for other schools to follow and learn from
  • managing the ‘Parent and Community iTea’ — a weekly event to discuss IT, learn new skills or fix existing computer problems
  • facilitating digital workshops for teachers throughout Queensland.

As a Community Digital Champion, Timm will continue to combine his love of technology and passion for teaching by:

  • partnering with Gold Coast City Libraries to teach coding and robotics to children
  • establishing a range of programs to promote girls into STEM and entrepreneurship
  • running a STEM camp for Gold Coast children and adults
  • working with community volunteers, parents and students to continue the growth of the computer coding and digital technologies club
  • writing an online blog focusing on digital activities that can be easily adopted by teachers in the classroom.

Timm is a big gamification fan and an advocate for Minecraft in the classroom, which his students love!

Timm is nominated by: Tallebudgera State School