Deanne Joosten has been teaching Drama with great passion and
enthusiasm for 12 years. She is a Leading Teacher - eLearning at Phoenix P-12
Community College in Ballarat, VIC. She
has always been interested in technology and she has brought together her
innovative use of ICT and her experience as a Drama Teacher to create an
exciting learning environment for her students. Deanne regularly presents at
conferences on the topic of technology in the classroom.
Deanne is the first person to teach VCE Drama and VCE Theatre
Studies online to four schools simultaneously through the DEECD Victorian
Virtual Learning - Digital Learning Branch.
Currently, Deanne is recognised as a Microsoft Innovative Educator
Expert for 2015. This role sees her working as part of a global network of 35
teachers in Australia and New Zealand who use technology in innovative and
engaging ways in their classroom. This network also extends to a global network
of 800 Microsoft Innovative Educators.
As a lifelong learner and thought leader, Deanne is very excited about
the future as she continues to explore exciting ways technology can heighten a
student's experience in the classroom.