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Hi, I’m Greg

I aim to inspire, lead and coach others to explore the possibilities that exist for ALL via technology
I provide workshops and presentations for schools and organisations, and present conference keynotes and sessions

I firmly believe that saying

“we’ve always done it this way around here”

is dangerous!

embrace positive disruption

Help disrupt this dangerous way of thinking and watch the excitement of teachers being re-motivated.

Adding new technologies into the mix is powerful in driving this positive change…….this positive disruption.
I’m committed to embracing positive disruption and exploring the possibilities that exist for ALL students through the use of technology, wherever and however teaching and learning takes place.

See me in action

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I have been actively involved in supporting the learning of students with diverse learning needs for over 30 years.

During this time I have worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, consultant, regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education, Australia. I am now a member of the Texthelp team, supporting technology innovation and implementation across the Asia Pacific Region.  www.texthelp.com

I am device & platform agnostic – I use them all

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What people have said

WOW Greg, you all did such fantastic work with our teachers. They were certainly engaged, excited and after spending time with you they felt empowered. The program is working already!!

— School Principal

We appreciate your generous sharing. It has been inspiring and enriching giving both of us much motivation to enable possibilities.

— Education Department Director

Brilliant session Greg. You have inspired me to get off my butt and get all these ideas I have in my head into a plan and try another way. Thank you.

— Literacy Consultant

Great day. SO MANY ideas! Recognition that “there is no such thing as average”! A big thanks to Greg!

— Parent

Fantastic course. So much info to digest, but I am INSPIRED! Thanks Greg!

— Class teacher

Thank you Greg for your inspiration and knowledge! So much I can go back and share with others! Has been an awesome day!

— Class teacher

I get around. I present across Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia and beyond

Keynote, presentation and workshop topics

  • Promoting student agency for ALL learners using digital tools. An essential component for change in international schools.
  • 21st Century learners with diverse literacy needs – using technology to make learning accessible
  • Transparency and universal design:
    Technology no longer needs to be special, it just needs to be
  • Have you been disrupted yet? How technology drives change in the education of students with diverse learning needs
  • Try Another Way. Like it’s a Bad Thing?
  • Inclusive Learning Technologies Coaching for Teachers and Paraprofessionals
  • Inclusive Learning Technologies Coaching for School Leaders
  • Using technology to support students struggling with the literacy requirements of school

  • Supporting reading fluency with Google Chrome
  • Supporting reading and writing with Google Chrome
  • Is there more than one way to access curriculum content? Alternative ‘reading’ tools to support students with learning disabilities and difficulties
  • Toolkit for the integration of inclusive technology in classroom programs
  • Making informed choices, making the right choices, when using inclusive technology to support learners with diverse learning needs

  • Google Chrome: Apps and extensions for struggling students
  • Augmentative Reality: Can it really augment teaching and learning for students with diverse learning needs?
  • Reducing cognitive load and helping students learn through the use of technology tools

Conference and workshop presentations

  • Global edLeadership Summit – Bangkok, Thailand 20th to 22nd April 2017
  • 21st Century Learning Conference, Hong Kong, 10th to 11th March, 2017
  • EdTechTeam Google Summits – Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia 2015 to 2017
  • AppEvents Taiwan Summit, Taichung, Taiwan 18th and 19th March 2017
  • Learning Difference Convention, Sydney, Australia 2nd to 3rd March 2017

  • EARCOS Teachers’ Conference 2015 – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia 26th to 28th March 2015
  • Pathways Conference, Fremantle, Australia 3rd December to the 5th December 2014
  • TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS) 2014: Refresh. Refocus Conference – Brisbane, Australia 24th September 2014
  • ISTE 2014 – Atlanta, Georgia, USA 28th June to 1st July 2014
  • Inclusive Learning Technologies® Conference 2014 – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 20th to 23rd May 2014
  • SEPANZ Practitioners Conference 2013 – Auckland, New Zealand 25th to 27th September 2013SENIA Conference – Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia February 2013

Schools and organisations

  • International School Bangkok
  • Taipei American School
  • Morrison Academy, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Ministry of Education Singapore
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education
  • Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate
  • New South Wales Department of Education
  • Tasmanian Department of Education
  • New South Wales Australian Association of Special Education
  • Independent Schools Tasmania
  • Victorian Deaf Education Institute, Australia

  • Sandhurst Catholic Education Office
  • Catholic Education Office Sydney, Australia
  • Darwin Catholic Education Office
  • Newcastle Catholic Schools Office, Australia
  • Canberra Institute of Technology, Australian Capital Territory
  • Catholic Education Office Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • School of Special Educational Needs: Disability, Western Australian Department of Education
  • Lutheran Education, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Northern Territory Department of Education, Australia
  • The Hills School, Northmead, Sydney, Australia
  • Yarralin School, Northern Territory, Australia