Rangeville State School
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are growing at an increasingly rapid rate and Gayle Stone is at the forefront of the subject at Rangeville State School (RSS).
She is a leader in the implementation of learning and functioning with digital literacies at RSS.
Devices that are considered innovative today could soon be rendered obsolete in a short time, and the same trend is likely to continue happening in the classroom.
Gayle is responsible for how the school teaches ICTs and digital literacy, and has devised a comprehensive whole-school plan for this.
She was also instrumental in establishing the Digital Technology program from Prep to Year 4.
Gayle extends her students’ interests in digital technologies beyond the classroom through the establishment of extra-curricular clubs.
Year 6 students are able to join a robotics club, and there is also club for students who are interested in the Lego Mind Storm robotics program.
Gayle is a life-long learner, gaining her Master’s degree in Applied Science from Charles Sturt University.
She has also participated in professional development sessions relating to teaching with digital technologies.
RSS Principal Ben Kidd says Gayle has positively contributed to the learning environment at the school.
“Her dedication to the use of ICTs to improve and extend the children’s learning, while enhancing the teacher pedagogy, is extraordinary,” Ben says.
Congratulations Gayle on your nomination.
Written by Mark Zita.