Committee Bios

Toni Falusi

President

Toni Falusi, is the ACT Project Officer for the Adelaide University’s Computer Science Education Research (CSER) MOOCs programme, facilitating Professional Learning for educators, President of Information Technology Educators Association ACT and Head STEM Coach, Australian Science Innovations Curious Minds Program.

Toni has spent over 18 years as a teacher across both primary and secondary schools as well as in a teacher librarian role.  Throughout her career Toni has had a focus on implementing ICT and Digital Technologies education in the classroom and also in a coaching role as part of the school executive team. She is currently working as a sessional lecturer at Australian Catholic University, Canberra.

Toni can assist with:

  • Primary School
  • Supporting Teachers in Professional Learning
  • Whole School Implementation of Digital Technologies

Jessica Eustace

Vice President

Jessica is the Information Technology Officer at Campbell High School and is an Digital Technologies educator. She has experience teaching from primary school to post graduate university settings both in teaching and ICT education management contexts. She has a Bachelor of Information Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Education in Secondary teaching from the University of Canberra and a Masters in Digital Learning Futures and STEM Education from Charles Darwin University.

Jessica is the Digital Technologies subject lead for the curious minds girls in STEM program, is a committee member for Women in ICT (WIC) and is their lead for the Pipeline and Advancement subcommittee. Jessica is also a sessional teaching academic in Information Systems at the University of Canberra. She has special interests in STEM and ICT education for female identifying and Rural, Remote, Regional students.

Jessica can assist with:

  • Google Suite for Education
  • Chromebooks and Cloud based software for ICT and Computer Science
  • Integrating ICT in the whole curriculum
  • Connections to Industry

Juliette Major

Secretary

Juliette is the Leader of Learning for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at St Clare’s College in Canberra. She has a Masters in Education (ICT) and has been a teacher for over 25 years in Canberra. Juliette is passionate about empowering girls to seek STEM subjects and careers.

She works with professional associations to be of service to other ICT educators in Canberra specifically through InTEACT and the Australian Computer Society. She is also an Australian event partner for VEX Robotics in the Canberra and Goulburn region.

Juliette can assist with:

  • Primary School
  • High School
  • Senior Secondary
  • ACT BSSS courses
  • VEX Robotics
  • Vocational Education
  • Space School

Bruce Fuda

Treasurer

Bruce Fuda is a Computing Education Specialist at the Australian Computing Academy and the Project Lead on the Schools Cyber Security Challenges Project. Prior to joining the ACA, he was acting as an Associate Principal of a government college in the ACT with a population of around 1200 students in Years 11 and 12. Bruce has 13 years experience working in secondary schools, teaching all years levels from Year 6 through 12.

He was a member of the advisory group for the writing of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, and later joined the writing team during the consultation and review process. He was the 2016 ACCE/ACS Australian ICT Educator of the Year, and founding President of Information Technology Educators ACT.

Bruce can assist with:

  • Curriculum design
  • School structure / leadership
  • ICT integration
  • Professional learning
  • Programming
  • Web development
  • Cyber Security
  • Assessment design

Mariëtte Knezevic

Committee Member

Mariëtte studied at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and specialised in Creative Teaching. She moved to Australia in 2016.

She is a Microsoft certified trainer and did adult training in Canberra’s CBD for 18 months. She currently teaches year 7 – 12 Digital Technologies at Trinity Christian School.

Mariëtte is the OnStage Performance coordinator and secretary for the ACT RoboCup committee and was a judge for the OnStage Performance for the 2019 RoboCub Nationals.

She has an absolute passion for teaching and loves helping teachers incorporate Digital Technologies into their classes.

Mariëtte can assist with:

  • Primary School
  • High School
  • Senior Secondary
  • ACT BSSS courses
  • RoboCup Junior Australia
  • Vocational Education
  • Microsoft Office Online Certification

Edwin Griffin

Committee Member

Edwin began teaching IT in the Senior Secondary Sector of the ACT in 2012. Since then he has used a variety of languages and platforms for delivery, from Basic, to C# and finally Python. Teaching at Gungahlin College since 2014, the school now has the highest number of IT enrolments of any secondary college in the ACT, and their student projects are reviewed by local university academics and industry professionals at a standard equivalent to third year computer science undergraduates.

Multiple workshops are held at the college throughout the year to help support local schools education of IT, provide students with industry connections, and allow local industries to see what the students are capable of. He believes that IT is an incredible tool that can be combined with a variety of passions to create some truly unique and world changing things. If all students are taught IT foundations, in addition to the problem solving skills and knowledge they’ll acquire, it will open a host of possibilities that they may never have thought of.

Edwin can assist with:

  • Programming
  • Game Design
  • Web Design
  • Online / distance learning

Steven Landman

Committee Member

Steven has been teaching for over 12 years across both upper primary and high school, with a special focus on digital technologies. He currently teaches computing, game development and STEM at Lyneham High School.

Steven is passionate about sharing the joy of digital technologies with students through meaningful and empowering projects. He has a special interest in differentiating classwork to meet the diverse needs of students.




Steven can help with:

  • Block coding (Scratch, MakeCode etc.)
  • Programming (Python, Javascript, etc.)
  • Game development (with MicroStudio)
  • Arduinos (C/C++)
  • Project development and curriculum design

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