TAFE teacher rewarded for ICT innovation
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
A Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE teacher's excellence in using information and communications technologies (ICT) in her teaching and learning practice has been recognised at a ceremony at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Education and Training Minister Geoff Wilson last night presented Manuela Perez with the Unisys TAFE Queensland Excellence in ICT Teaching Award 2010 and $5000 for professional development as part of the Queensland Government Smart Classrooms Teacher Awards.
"Ms Perez's high standard of work reflects the widespread innovation in TAFE institutes across Queensland and recognises her contribution to ICT teaching," Mr Wilson said.
"Combined with improved access to eLearning opportunities, our TAFE teachers are inspired to develop innovative digital teaching and learning practice."
To receive the award Ms Perez had to demonstrate her contribution to the quality of Queensland's ICT industry through innovative teaching, enhanced industry knowledge and commitment to personal development.
Mr Wilson said Ms Perez used her ICT expertise to encourage, support and inspire others.
"Manuela has played an integral role in the development and delivery of the Diploma in IT (Multimedia) for the past five years" he said.
"The judges commented on the commitment to her students, always making herself available to learners, even on weekends."
"Manuela is an enthusiastic and motivating teacher who embraces ICT and is committed to ongoing professional development and progression of the industry."
"Congratulations to Ms Perez. I hope her success will encourage and inspire others to pursue excellence."
Mr Wilson also presented 12 state school teachers with the Queensland Government Smart Classroom Teacher Awards during the ceremony.
Along with the Smart Classroom Teacher Award winners, Ms Perez will also attend the eLearning Innovation Expo today (August 16 and 17) and professional development Master Classes on August 18 and 19.