We are delighted to welcome back Tamara Sullivan who spoke at our inaugural event in 2018 when she was Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College, QLD. Tamara has since moved from the private sector to public, and is the Deputy Principal at Brisbane South State Secondary College. This move has been hailed as a positive disruption as she continues to breakdown barriers and challenge the status quo.
As an educator with 20 years' experience in both the state and independent sector, she has extensive industry knowledge, leadership and staff mentoring, as well as the experience of delivering curriculum programs that improve outcomes for students in 21st century environments.
Tamara understands the new and changing demands of the teaching profession and believes that building capacity is the cornerstone of a contemporary school. She leads E-Learning, STEM, 21st century curriculum development, learning spaces, and the meaningful use of technology across the profession.
Tamara's Talk: What happens when you keep books off the booklist?
Brisbane South State Secondary College is Queensland's newest vertical state high school. In collaboration with one of the world's top universities, The University of Queensland, the College is setting the new standard in education - readying students to not only keep pace in the new world, but move forward in it with confidence and fulfilment.
Opening in 2021, the College is strategically located within the Brisbane Knowledge Corridor – which is an integral part of this leading education, health and research network. The campus consists of `vertical’ learning hubs of STEM(M-medical), Creativity, and Health and Wellbeing.
The College’s technology choices and digital delivery have been carefully considered to support the future focussed learning facilities – Brisbane South SSC is one of Australia’s first truly digital schools, with all teaching and learning occurring on a device to advance the teaching of future ready skills.
Core to the school’s digital strategy is ensuring that multiple workstreams are intelligently integrated into every aspect of the school – their environment is interconnected, with every subject delivered via Teams and OneNote, wirelessly connected to digital screens throughout the campus.
Come and hear from Tamara as she shares the College’s strategic technology plan, learning journey, and practical strategies of `what happens when you leave books off the booklist?’ The session will also focus on sharing the College’s unique digital design framework to promote student agency and digital fluency in a way that better reflects the changing needs of society and the workforce.