Educational Design Team- STEAM Craft | 3D gamebased learning platform

STEAM Craft Educational Design Team

Experts in the field of STEAM who are passionate
about providing exciting learning pedagogical experiences to future makers

Manager and Leading Advisor
ICT educational design expert with a focus on blended learning, STEAM and new technology.

Cathie is the creative and strategic leader of an expanding, collaborative team responsible for the gamified quest development of STEAM Craft.  She is passionate about inspiring and empowering teachers to transform their practice by understanding what they have to teach (curriculum), how they are going to teach it (pedagogy), integrating digital tools in creative ways to enable meaningful learning to occur.

Research and Facilitator
ICT educational design expert with a focus STEAM, project based learning, curriculum design, ICT and pedagogy.

In 2013, he joined the School of Education as Convenor of the English Methodologies program, working with preservice teachers in areas that include Secondary English, ICT and pedagogy.  As a researcher, Michael has worked on a range of technology-related research projects with Education Services Australia, the Australian Independent Schools Network (AIS) and Department of Education (DoE). His doctoral study explores the role of technology-enabled Personal Learning Networks in teacher professional learning.

Research and Facilitator
ICT educational design expert and PHD candidate with a focus on English, technology and gender studies.

Khyiah is both a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and a sessional academic in the School of Education at Macquarie University. As an Educator, Khyiah has 15 years experience across primary and high school settings. She has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing, and another in Gender Studies. Khyiah is also a published author of young adult fiction. Khyiah’s PhD work combines her two life passions: writing and technology, to explore the Phenomenology of Reading in a Multimodal Context.

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Evan Bonser

Developer and Facilitator
ICT educational design expert with a focus on kids coding, game design, technology, robotics, special needs and STEAM

Evan has taught in a variety of educational environments ranging from mainstream settings in both the public and private sectors to Special Needs and Hospital Schools where he taught K-12 across the curriculum. He has found that where ever he teaches he sees the same enthusiasm for learning through making and uses that to inspire his students. He has a passion for developing a ‘growth mindset’ in his students to help them see failure as an integral part of the learning process; and sees it as the beginning of deep personal development that will last a lifetime.