Emma Edwards has been working diligently to become skilled in a wide range of digital tools that are making her classes fun, engaging, and practical.
Recently, the Sheldon College teacher set her students an interesting task – to design and construct a new sustainable town of the future using digital modelling software.
Emma had her students work collaboratively on the project, holding ‘town meetings’ to discuss how they would successfully build their sustainable community and challenging them to think outside the box to solve a set of problems.
“My passion is to foster the children in my class to question, wonder, and explore the world around them,” Emma said.
“I hope that my students grow up to be game changers and view problems in the world as opportunities for improvement and creative solutions,” she said.
Emma’s sustainable town of the future is just one example of this resourcefulness. She has also challenged her classes to think critically about how new technologies, robotics, science, and engineering might transform our lives by having them ‘time-travel’ to the year 3000.
“Emma creatively thinks of new ways to create further opportunities to engage learners in her class and strives for continuous improvement to ensure they are all working to their potential,” colleague Louise Morris said.
“She is resourceful and highly reflective and continually seeks new ideas to challenge and develop inquiring and curious minds in her class,” she said.
With high expectations for her classes and herself, Emma applies her deep understanding of the developmental stages of young learners to create innovative learning situations where students can thrive and succeed.
Congratulations Emma on your nomination.
By Claudia Farhart.