Leader of Learning & Innovation, St Finbar’s Primary School
Zeina is a dynamic educator and international speaker with teaching experience in primary schools and university. In her role as Leader of Learning & Innovation at St Finbar’s Primary School, Zeina leads ‘disruptive’ change in digital pedagogy and personalised learning - creatively integrating technology and design thinking to transform learning experiences and connect communities of learners.
In 2015, Zeina was awarded the Brother John Taylor Fellow Research Prize for her work in exploring innovative ways to develop creative thinking through a STEAM curriculum in a Makerspace. She also won a ‘New Voice in Leadership’ Scholarship from ACEL for her work in digital pedagogy, gifted education and edtech mentoring with pre-service and beginning teachers.
Zeina is a co-founder of #aussieED - Australia’s largest educational professional learning network on Twitter and was awarded the EduBlog 2015 Awards for the Best Individual Tweeter Category. She writes for Educational Technology Solutions magazine and has facilitated workshops at a number of educational conferences and events including SXSWedu and Edutech. This year Zeina will be keynoting about Makerspaces & STEAM by Design at the DATTA conference and National Education Summit.