ICTENSW ICT Educator of the Year 2012 Joint ACCE ICT Educator of the Year
Chris Betcher is currently ICT Integrator at Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney. He has taught in the public, Catholic and Independent school sectors across all year levels and internationally, and worked in a private educational consultancy. He has consistently evangelized the use of technology for deeper, more meaningful learning.
Chris promotes technology as a tool for learning, and helps other educators be more aware of the enormous potential that ICT offers and how it can help improve learning and extend the nature of education.
He is an active member of ICTENSW and ISTE, and has led successful global collaborative projects, helped other teachers integrate ICT into mainstream subjects, taught children about programming and computational thinking, and adopted social tools to help learning. He is proud that many ex-students have pursued careers in the IT field after their experience in his school.Chris has shared his expertise openly and freely through his own blog http://chrisbetcher.com , involvement in national and international conferences, through his podcast network and a co-authored book.
Chris is also an Adobe Education Leader, Google Certified Teacher, and a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.
The ICT Educators of New South Wales is a professional organisation designed to support ICT educators in New South Wales.
ICTENSW represents all teachers’ interests to state and, via ACCE, to federal governments. It speaks out on matters of curriculum and equity, and promotes best practice in the use of ICT in learning.
ICTENSW provide resources, professional development and a network of collegial support.
To that end ICTENSW:
- organises four major in-service meetings a year
- provides on-line resources to members
- provides a means for ICT workshops to be accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers
- represents the interest and concerns of members to the Board of Studies, the Department of School Education, the Australian Council for Computers in Education and other bodies where appropriate
- undertakes country in-services when required
- promotes other ICT educator events
ICTENSW is a non-profit organisation which relies heavily on the expertise of its members to provide the professional development activities and resources needed for an ICT educator.
ICT Educators Professional Learning Networks:
csteachers: ICT Educators in Schools (Group)
Teach Meet Sydney (Facebook)
NSW Computer Coordinators (List)
Industrial Technology Multimedia (Group)
Oz-Teachers Professional Community (List)
Oz Computing Studies Twitter Chat (site)