Who are we?
JTP innovative learning started because we wanted to bring quality professional development to teachers. Because we are teachers we know how frustrating it can be when you go to a PD and feel like you have wasted your time and money. We aim to offer you the high quality, user-friendly, understanding and informative professional development sessions for information technology. Whether you are a total newcomer to technology or are already starting to create and use wikis or blogs, we aim to support you on the road to better teaching through ICT. Please contact us for a chat about what you or your school needs. We always customise our sessions to suit your individual situation.
Joanne has taught in France, England, America and Australia and has developed an in-depth understanding of learning styles and how to cater for individual needs within a classroom. Joanne speaks several languages and
this has fuelled her passion for literacy education. Using learning technologies, and her experiences with Outdoor Education, Joanne provides students with engaging opportunities to learn.
Having been a team leader at
Caulfield Grammar School, Joanne is currently ICT Coordinator and Leading Teacher at Laburnum Primary School in Blackburn. As a staff trainer, Joanne
focuses on the use of technologies, including Interactive Whiteboards, hardware and software that enhance learning and teaching for the primary and
Paul H. Smith
Having held IT education leadership roles in both the UK and Australian schools, Paul Smith has an in-depth knowledge of how to use technology to enhance learning. Before joining the education system Paul worked in the IT industry for 10 years.
He has experience in the Catholic, State and Independent systems and is currently the ICT coordinator at Presbyterian Ladies College Junior School. He teaches ICT across all year levels from Prep through to Year 6. Paul's ICT skills include Wikis, Blogs, Computer Animation, digital stories, web design and more. Having successfully implemented Interactive Whiteboards across schools, Paul now trains staff at primary and secondary levels in the effective use of learning technologies in the classroom.