Janelle’s career has extended to 24 years of service with Education Queensland, undertaking roles including Prep Teacher-in-Charge, Acting Principal and classroom teacher. She is extremely passionate about all areas of a child’s education and believes that it is a lifelong process believing that students who enjoy and love learning are more likely to become successful in their chosen paths.
As a Reading Eggs Lead Educator, she plans to continue to upskill classroom teachers with Reading Eggs and to continue Switched On Wednesday and Saturday sessions for the wider community to become more involved in their children’s learning.
Janelle appreciates the interactive and engaging links Reading Eggs offers to teachers and students and, looking to the future, she would like to see a tool to be able to set assignments in Reading Eggs similar to Reading Eggspress. This is valuable when focussing on particular concepts or topics and the ability to set tasks / assignments for students to complete supports their learning and the notion of anywhere anytime learning.
Janelle’s greatest goal of her work for all students to be able to access online resources, and for educators to effectively and competently use these resources to support and enhance their pedagogy. “As an educator, the digital technology trends that are impacting on students will increase and as teachers, it is essential that we equip them with the necessary tools to successfully overcome challenges they may face.”