Murray James is leading the development of dynamic learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities at Sheldon College.
The Director of ICT and Film, Television and New Media teacher has developed a clear strategic vision focused on providing the school with access to industry-standard resources to maximise digital and media literacy.
Murray’s latest project is ArtScapes, a cutting-edge digital arts facility that allows students to work with digital media tools and virtual and mixed reality platforms that have never previously been used in Queensland schools.
“Murray is a passionate and innovative leader who has developed a positive culture to lead change within the realm of ICTs and digital pedagogies across the College by inspiring others to think beyond the visible possibilities,” Director of Teaching and Learning Louise Morris said.
“Murray links with key stakeholders across the College to build a professional learning community that is focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning. He is well respected for his drive, knowledge, and resourcefulness,” she said.
He also led the development of the school’s LINQ Precinct, which is based around interdisciplinary project-based teaching and learning.
The LINQ Precinct houses the Business Enterprise Centre, Design Technology workshops, a prototyping and robotics lab, and a creative production facility, giving New Media students invaluable access to industry standard equipment.
Murray is well known within his community of digital technology and media teachers. He works with Microsoft and Apple as a digital integrator and innovator, which sees him implement their technologies into the classroom in a way that is beneficial for everyone involved.
Congratulations Murray on your nomination.