Breakout PresentationDrew Mayhills


Presented by

Drew Mayhills
Technology Innovation Coordinator, Shenton College

There is a clear need to contextualise contemporary education in a practical, tangible framework that progresses the idea from abstraction into something students can actually do.

The music production software Ableton Live and its dedicated instrument, Push, provide an exciting context in which to foreground rich STEAM-infused interdisciplinary teaching and learning experiences.

Drew will showcase the work he has led in school innovation using Ableton Live and how his work in this space is enhancing students’ capacity for creativity, collaboration and complex problem solving.

Intended Audience

Middle Secondary and Senior Secondary teachers;

About the Presenter:

Drew Mayhills is Technology Innovation Coordinator at Shenton College, where he trains staff and students how to unlock their creative potential through a range of educational technologies.

Drew’s research in teacher wellbeing, student resilience and the role of music in STEAM education was published by the Australian Council of Education Leaders (ACEL) throughout 2016 and his work has been presented internationally at the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC) in Osaka, Japan (2013).

A practising classroom teacher and creative technologies consultant for Next Learning, Drew continues to write, produce and perform his own original music.

Connect with Drew:

Facebook: Drew Mayhills
Twitter: @DrewMayhills


Join Drew Mayhills at the ECAWA 2017 State Conference at ECU Mount Lawley.