Stoo is the unit coordinator for all units in the Grad Cert. He grew up in Melbourne and Vancouver and has lived in Japan and America.
In another life he was a Learning Designer, Director of eLearning and casual instructor, and has worked in university and polytechnic settings.
He likes to explore and tinker with new technologies, (which usually results in breaking stuff) and remembers keenly what it was like to learn using technology in the late 1990s, which prompted his interest in Learning Design.
Martin’s professional experience spans K–12 and tertiary education, and the professional development of teachers and education leaders, which he feels privileged to have as his current activity.
Until the end of June 2021, he worked with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority helping disadvantaged schools throughout Australia to deploy the Digital Technologies curriculum. He worked with students in K–10, and guided teachers, principals, and jurisdictional leaders.
In this role, Martin also contributed to the Australian Curriculum Review, for which he has been part of a team developing elaborations for content descriptors in showing what this content would look like in a classroom.
Martin has designed, evaluated and taught in the K–12 learning areas in Digital Technologies (including NESA Primary Science and Technology and 7/8 Mandatory tech), ICT, Computing, Science, Mathematics, Design & Technology 9–12 and VET in 11–12
On the side, and when he has the time, he’s also a freelance wine taster and camper.