2016 Presenters

Gayleen Jackson

Gayleen Jackson is a Digital Learning & Teaching Consultant providing Professional Development and coaching in digital teaching and learning for P-12 schools with her consultancy LiteBulb Moments. Gayleen also works as a Digital Coach at Bounty Boulevard State School and Kallangur State School where she provides support to students and teachers who have BYOD iPads in their classrooms and teachers starting their digital journeys.

With over 25 years experience teaching in a primary classroom and the past 10 years has being involved in the delivery of PD for school staffs across Queensland, first as Co-ordinator of LDC - ICT Cleveland, Senior Project Officer Middle Phase of Learning, then Program Manager ICT Learning Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs.

In 2010 Gayleen was named the QSITE Outstanding Leader of the Year and she uses these qualities to mentor individual teachers as well as whole school staffs to begin and continue their digital journeys.

Gavin Rick

Gavin Rick is an educator and leader of Catholic Education with a passion for modern learning where students are engaged and can flourish. Gavin believes that all learners, inclusive of teachers and students, need to be digitally connected so that they can collaborate and communicate in ways like never before. Having successfully introduced 1:1 iPad Classrooms in his school, Gavin has seen the positive impacts on student learning and continually reflects on ways to improve.

Jacinta Browning


Jacinta Browning has been teaching Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Cairns, Tasmanian & Sale Dioceses for 20 years. She is a passionate and energetic teacher with a particular interest in using mobile learning technologies to facilitate lesson delivery and foster student engagement. Jacinta is now providing professional learning opportunities as an eLearning coach to support schools to enhance their capacity to integrate technology as a powerful tool for teaching and learning across all year levels.

Kevin Browning

Kevin Browning is a keen educator and leader, passionate about new and innovative teaching. Interested in the contemporary classroom which embraces mobile and flexible learning, Kevin has spent 25 years in Catholic Education having worked as a teacher and Principal in the Cairns, Tasmanian & more recently the Sale Dioceses. The integration of technology as a means of connecting and celebrating faith and life is viewed as a contemporary means for engaging students as 21st Century learners.

Liz Gerber

Liz Gerber is an ADE who has rich experience in best practice technology integration that supports authentic learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Cathy Hunt

Cathy is an educational consultant, presenter, author and experienced Visual Art teacher using a 1:1 classroom for diverse students in years 6-12 at St Hilda’s School on the Gold Coast in Australia. With a passion for using art as a vehicle for engaging with creative processes, improving visual literacy and divergent thinking skills, Cathy is keen to share her knowledge and experience in transformational learning in the art room. Through her bestselling books on the iBookstore, an interactive iBook for the National Gallery of Australia, and dynamic keynotes, presentations and workshops internationally for schools, conferences, galleries and beyond, Cathy models and promotes learning that leverages ‘hands-on making’ with 21st Century skills and tools. was created as a home base for educators to engage with innovative ideas, resources and technology for learning in that combines paint and pixels. Her site now supports more than 1000 a day and has grown to become an award-winning ‘go-to’ resource for teachers leveraging mobile devices for creativity. Cathy is now a well-known advocate for ed-tech tools in the arts and a thought-leader in an international learning network with a strong presence in social media. She is also a member of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery Educational Reference Committee, a DILA Award recipient and finalist for 21st Century Teacher of the Year. B Visual Art (Fine Art), Griffith University/Queensland College of Art Griffith University Medal recipient B Education (Secondary), Griffith University

Lois Smethurst

Lois has been a Leading Teacher in ICT for more than 15 years and is now the Head of Teaching and Learning in a large primary school in Gippsland, Victoria. She has a Masters of Information Technology in Education, and recently worked as Coach for DETVic in the TL#21C professional development program, developing the digital technology skills of teachers across the state.

Nathan Jones

Nathan has been teaching within Primary Education for 18 Years, both in the Catholic System and now within the Independent Schools System. His current role at Carey Baptist Grammar School (Junior school Donvale) is teaching a 1:1 iPad Year 6 classroom and working off campus as an E-Learning Consultant.  In 2007 the school decided to switch from PC machines to Apple Devices. This year both Junior Schools have switched to an iPad 1:1 from P-6 (Years5/6 take their iPad’s home).  In 2011, he was privileged to be acknowledged by Apple as an Apple Distinguished Educator. 

Trevor Milevskiy

Trevor is currently teaching IT at Good Counsel College, Innisfail after 11 years teaching in the USA where he was the Director of IT. He has worked at St. Augustine’s College and was Head of IT at Peace Lutheran College in Cairns as well as working in various Primary schools in the Cairns District.

He has a passion for using technology in the classroom to enhance the learning experiences of the students and has been responsible for the introduction of technology into the schools where he has worked.

He currently holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, is an Apple Registered Developer, Filemaker Pro Developer, Adobe Campus Leader and Adobe Education Trainer.

Wendy Tisbury

Wendy began her career as a primary trained teacher in a year 6/7 classroom and soon moved into early secondary education. Wendy secured a position as a SOSE curriculum coordinator in 2010 and moved to the Head of Department for the Humanities and Social Sciences with the introduction of the Australian Curriculum. Wendy is passionate about developing students historical understandings and knowledge through the acquisition of inquiry skills. She has developed curriculum across years 6 to 9 History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business syllabii. One of her passions is developing a love of learning with her students and department through the implementation of a variety of ICT tools that allow student creativity. This has enabled students to experiment with a range of programs and applications that encourages a growth in student effort. Students subsequently achieve high progress and achievement enabling them to meet and exceed educational outcomes.

Bethany Dutton

Bethany Dutton has been teaching for 12 years. She is both a primary and secondary trained teacher and have worked in both sectors. Her love of technology and device based learning in schools was developed early being a digital native. Bethany currently works at St Andrews Catholic College as a film and IT teacher and am very passionate at using technology to both engage and increase outcomes for students.

Jenni Fewtrell

Jenni Fewtrell is a primary school teacher on the Gold Coast, working with teachers and students with the vision to inspire and engage through eLearning in the curriculum. She was awarded QSITE Educator of the Year, 2014 and is the chairperson of QSITE Gold Coast.

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