Cyber Security is a fast growing area of IT with much needed skills to keep us safe. But where do you start with students? This session will provide a wealth of scaffolded resources to use as stepping stones with your students, to support and challenge them, catering for a range of capabilities.
Michelle Chomiak and Kerrie Beech
WiFi access will be provided at the venue.
Teachers of Middle Secondary (7 – 10)
Christ Church Grammar School, Claremont, IT Centre
About the Presenters:
Michelle Chomiak is a Digital Technologies educator at an Independent K-12 school in Perth with experience teaching in Primary and Secondary contexts.
Originally an IT Professional, social responsibility prompted a career change to teaching as an ICT Specialist. This was followed a year later by the introduction of Digital Technologies to the national primary and secondary school curriculum, where Michelle used her IT industry background to create high-quality new courses for the students.
Michelle is a senior mentor with the Girls Programming Network, and runs Professional Learning workshops for other educators.
Michelle presented at the 2019 FutureSchools conference in Melbourne, was awarded ECAWA’s 2019 Digital Technologies Teacher of the Year, and was a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2020-21. She also set up the first Cyber Security co-curricular club at her school, run in conjunction with ECU and CISCO, gaining a certification for herself in the process.
Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Diploma in Project Management, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and is currently studying a Master’s degree in Education majoring in Digital Technologies at Sydney University. Michelle plans to use the knowledge gained to help other educators up-skill and equip our next generation of students with essential computing knowledge.
Join Michelle Chomiak and Kerrie Beech at the ECAWA 2021 State Conference on Saturday the 4th of December, 2021