Benjamin Parr is Year 8 History subject coordinator at Corinda State High School where he demonstrates extreme organisation and depth of understanding around both legislative Australian Curriculum and QCAA professional responsibilities.
He is dedicated to mentoring preservice teachers and colleagues to improve teaching and learning. Benjamin has provided whole-school professional development on Reading to Learn strategies as part of the school’s Literacy program.
Benjamin shows exemplary knowledge of his teaching subjects and tailors differentiated assessment and resources for Junior Secondary. He uses data to diagnose the needs of learners to produce engaging and innovative lessons.
“His culture of high expectations and his ability to apply effective teaching strategies, especially around diverse literacy and collaborative learning strategies, ensure that he targets a diverse range of learners,” principal Helen Jamieson said.
Benjamin develops programs that include contextual knowledge of the essential content while making learning humanities engaging and relevant. He successfully reviewed student data to sequence and refine strategies for improved quality learning outcomes.
Benjamin is valued by both his students and his colleagues who turn to him for support.
Congratulations Benjamin on your Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Award nomination.