Getting to know us! (Mark & Josh)
|Catching a bit of snow at Cradle Mountain!|
I spent several very happy and productive years at Don College as a Maths Teacher, Area Leader and AST - before moving to Curriculum Services as Principal Education Officer: Curriculum and Standards.
I have spent the last 18 months developing new processes and protocols for Years 11&12 moderation, embedding formative assessment into Virtual Learning Environments, working with the DoE, Catholic and Independent sectors and the Office of TASC to help develop and quality assure around sixty new Years 11&12 courses for use in 2017 and 2018 and have provided professional learning to more than 300 Tasmanian teachers, ASTs, APs and Principals in the areas of moderation, quality assessment practices, audit and formative assessment.
I am married to a native Tasmanian (hence the move in 2012!) and have three wonderful children (Henry 7, Alice 6 and William 1.) I play squash, watch films, record music and enjoy travelling and exploring the state of Tasmania and the world beyond whenever possible.
I have a keen interest in the power of formative assessment to transform teaching, engage students and raise outcomes - and in the power of blended learning to enable us to reach and engage Tasmanian learners anytime, anywhere. I am very excited about the opportunity that the Hardie fellowship is providing me to investigate these two areas further in the USA this year!
|Josh with family at Melbourne Zoo|