Mel is an Australian educator passionate about contemporary learning and students centred learning and uses technology to develop global connections, collaborate and create. Mel has taught in primary schools in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne as well as London. She has also worked at Monash University as an educational designer supporting academics in improving learning and teaching.
An enthusiastic speaker, Mel has presented at conferences, webinars and schools across Australia sharing her expertise in making global connections, being a connected educator, using digital technologies and social media in schools. Mel has also mentored teachers and principals in teaching and learning in the 21st Century, building an online network and making change in schools.
While studying her Master in Educational Policy (International) Mel has travelled to London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Rwanda looking at schools and educational policy. She is passionate about changing policy to reflect the 21st century world students live in and provide equity to students.
As President of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Mel is the conference chair of the annual DLTV conference, DigiCon and works towards creating new professional learning opportunities for teachers which reflect contemporary learning and teaching pedagogies.