Tony’s DLTV presentation will discuss global education through the lens of his work with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He is a proud Victorian, reminding his colleagues around the world that Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world; he barracks for Carlton which is a challenge, he loves the restaurants of Footscary and Seddon and believes (with hesitation) that Australian Education is one of the best education systems in the world.
He is an internationally recognized educator who has worked tirelessly for more than thirty five years in education and learning, with a focus on technology. In 2010, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), recognizing his work in the field and is a life member of DLTV. At present, he is a freelance consultant with responsibility for several high profile global programs, focusing on professional learning, teacher standards and system change. He manages the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) global initiatives, the ISTE global outreach program and ISTE’s global education partnership and collaborators’ agenda, he is employed as a consultant to UNESCO and provides consultancy support to number of South East Asian and Middle Eastern Ministries of Education. He also provides advice and consultancy to several global non-for profit organizations. He has managed many large-scale projects including many education and technology projects for the Australian government.
His presentation, in story telling format, will look at the issues he confronts as he represents global organizations on the world stage. His hope is that by sharing what he has experienced and learnt with UNESO, ISTE and other similar organizations, educators around the world will have a better understanding of what it is to be a truly global educator and, importantly, understand that all teachers have a global responsibility.
He is honored to present at the DLTV conference.