My name is Joanne Villis and I am classroom teacher who has who has 15 years experience with interactive whiteboards/LCD TVs and have facilitated the integration of technology in education at my current school, St Aloysius College. I currently teach Year 5 English and Math and years 7-9 Digital Technologies.
I have experience working with Reception to Year 2 students with iPads, Year 3 to year 12 students using Microsoft Surface Pros and a strong understanding of coding and its applications for game development. I am proficient and have classroom experience using Office 365 and applications including: Yammer, Class Notebook (OneNote) , Forms, SharePoint and OneDrive.
I believe, that current teachers need to provide an interactive and engaging curriculum to cater for today’s digital learners. As teachers, we need to look at our students, seek their advice and ask ourselves, how can we deliver an education to meet their needs?
2015 First year PDH Computational thinking and curriculum focus
2013 Masters in Education/Information Communication Technology
Internet and Education Distinction
Project in Education Distinction
Education Leadership and Computer Technologies High Distinction
Cognitive Technologies and Learning High Distinction
Culture and Early Childhood Education Credit
2007 Graduate Certificate in Catholic Education
2003 Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Joanne has presented at:
2018 EdTech SA Conference, Immanuel College, SA
2017 EdTech SA Conference, Immanuel College, SA
2017 Guest Lecturer at University of SA, Magill ‘Integration of ICT in Education.’
2016 Guest Lecturer at University of SA, Magill ‘Integration of ICT in Education.’
2016 Presenter at SA Computers in Education Annual Conference, Adelaide
(A whole school approach to Microsoft SharePoint and Gaming for girls)
2015 Presenter at SA Computers in Education Annual Conference, Adelaide
(Robotics and Coding)
2014 Guest Lecturer at University of SA, Magill ‘Integration of ICT in Education.’
2013 Guest Lecturer at University of SA, Magill ‘Integration of ICT in Education.’
2013 Digital Prayer: Joanne Created the site and co-presented with
Jacinta Astachnowicz Website: http://digitalprayer.weebly.com/
2012 Guest Presenter Teacher 2 Teacher Conference, Bow Island, Alberta, Canada.
2012 Presenter Second National ITL Master Class Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre.
2012 Presenter Ninth National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference,
2012 Presenter Global SMART board Revolution Virtual Webinar.
2012 Guest Lecturer at University of SA, Magill ‘Integration of ICT in Education.’
2011 Presenter IWBNet’s Eighth National Interactive Teaching and Learning (ITL)
2011 Presenter IWBNet’s Solutions Conference, Australia’s Technology Park.
2010 Presenter Annual SA CEGSA conference.
2010 Presenter SA Librarian Teacher’s Association.
2010 Electro board Smart Bugs at the University of SA (Mawson Lakes) and St Gabriels School (Enfield).
Joanne has coordinated and presented for Inter-tech Education in relation to:
iPads and Free apps for K-Y2 Teachers
iPads and Free apps for Y3-Y6 Teachers
How to get the most out of your iPad as a Professional Learning Tool
Apps for teachers with Android devices
How to create your own websites
Teaching Digital Citizenship
iPad apps for K-Y7
Free online resources for teachers
Subject specific IWB content, including: Primary and Secondary Maths, Primary Connections (Primary Science), Early Years Literacy and Numeracy, Primary Music and Secondary Languages.