Staff profile - Sandra Collinson

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Mrs Sandra Collinson

Position: Professional Experience Officer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Email: sandra.collinson@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography summary

Taught in primary schools for seven years, teaching a range of year levels. I was able to apply for and successfully plan and implement a range of research projects during this time, based on eLearning and Student Engagement and Wellbeing. These projects were run in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education. For three of these years, I was whole school coordinator of eLearning. In 2013, I coordinated a professional development course for teachers of primary and secondary schools, again in conjunction with the DEECD, 'Managing Challenging Behaviours'.


Career highlights

  • Running Professional Development sessions for primary and secondary school teachers for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education on managing student behaviour
  • Coordinating a range of eLearning and student engagement and wellbeing research projects in Primary schools, in conjunction with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education. These projects improved student learning outcomes.
  • Whole school eLearning Leader for 3 years in a Primary School


Professional activities

2013: Managing Challenging Behaviours - DEECD Professional Development Coach

Academic

Knowledge areas

eLearning

Student engagement and wellbeing

Literacy


Awards

Awards and prizes

2004 - Monash University: Certificate in Family and Child Mediation

2005 - Monash University: Bachelor of Education 

2005 - Monash University: Bachelor of Arts - majoring in Behavioural Psychology, minor in Literature

2010The Bastow Institute: Emerging Leaders Program 

2013 - RMIT University: Masters of Social Policy (continuing)


Research

Research projects

2013:   Bully Stoppers – Student Inclusion and Engagement Division, DEECD

2012:   Bully Stoppers – Student Inclusion and Engagement Division, DEECD

2011: Games Based Learning – Innovation and Next Practice Division, DEECD Game Development - Innovation and Next Practice Division, DEECD

2010: Developing Multimodal Texts - Innovation and Next Practice Division, DEECD

2009: Using Blogs as a Reflection and Evaluation Tool - Innovation and Next Practice Division, DEECD


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