WA teacher named TED-ED in­no­va­tor

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS: WA/SA -

HAR­RIS­DALE Se­nior High School english teacher Christie Simp­son will join 30 ed­u­ca­tors from across the world to lead in­no­va­tive projects tack­ling prob­lems in the class­room.

Pitch­ing her idea to TED-ED in New York, Ms Simp­son aimed to cre­ate a liv­ing doc­u­men­tary to tell the story of the school – which opened this year – and lo­cal com­mu­nity, us­ing video news­casts, pod casts and blogs.

“If stu­dents can see they are part of some­thing im­por­tant they are more in­ter­ested and in­vested in their com­mu­nity and school,” Ms Simp­son said.

“Any op­por­tu­nity to learn how you can work bet­ter with young peo­ple, to spread ideas and am­plify stu­dents’ voices speaks to me as a teacher.”

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