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Flinders Podcast Episode 8: Principal Stuart Meade with Head of Learning and Innovation, Mr Edward Wright

Join us for Episode 8 of the Flinders podcast series, Uncharted Waters: Conversations with the Principal. You can listen to this episode and others here.

In Episode 8, Principal Stuart Meade chats with Head of Learning and Innovation at Flinders, Mr Edward Wright.

As our College reflects upon the lessons learned during the recent remote learning experience, Principal Stuart Meade and Head of Learning and Innovation, Ed Wright give a nod to our incredible teachers at Flinders who responded to the challenge with positivity and grace.

In his strategic role, Ed works to support Flinders’ teaching team as they cultivate a culture of innovation and embrace new technologies and pedagogies.

In this podcast, Stuart and Ed observe how the College was, in fact, well prepared for online learning as students and staff confidently work with digital learning platforms each day.

What’s more, teachers at Flinders have a strong collaborative approach to professional development and innovation, which meant it was natural for the teachers with advanced tech skills to spontaneously step into mentoring roles and help to upskill our greater staff team in learning new digital tools required for remote learning; tools such as Webex, Pear Deck, Quicktime, Education Perfect, Clickview and more.

Episode 8: Edward Wright, Head of Learning and Innovation, Flinders
(00.42) What do you enjoy most about your role as Head of Learning and Innovation at Flinders?
(3:32) How do you explain the impressive way our teachers managed the switch to remote learning during the COVID-19 lockdown phase?
(5:29) What were some of the challenges our teachers and College faced during the transition to remote learning?
(7:52) What have we learned as a College from the remote learning experience that we can take forward to improve the quality of our teaching and learning at Flinders?
(9:35) You moved to Australia from the beautiful Cornwall coast in England, and each year you put your hand up to guide a group of Flinders Year 10 students on a kayaking trip to North Queensland. What do you love about being in nature?

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