Christine HaynesMy name is Christine Haynes, I am currently ICT Coordinator at Immanuel Primary School where I have the privilege of innovating education through technology. I work with an amazing group of learners (teachers and their R-6 students) who are passionate about learning, reflective in their practice and amplify their pedagogy through technology. Feel free to learn more about our Mobile Learning program at Immanuel Primary’s  Mobile Learning website.

I started this blog to share my continuous professional learning journey, and hopefully engage other learners to comment, share ideas and learn from one another. The other aim of this portfolio is to build a collection of evidence against the National Professional Standards for Teachers as an authentic way to build a professional portfolio. Its only in its infancy!  I named my blog Innovation Portfolio as I see myself as an innovator, always thinking and experimenting with “next practice”.  I also use this blog to share ideas and resources, especially as an adjunct to workshops and presentations.

In my previous role as Professional Development Coordinator for CEGSA (now EdTechSA), I  worked with educators across all jurisdictions to help them on their professional learning journeys. I am passionate about the possibilities technology bring to enhance learning. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a PYP practitioner.


Australian Council for Computers in Education:  Educator of the Year 2013
Computers in Education Group of South Australia:  Educator of the Year 2012

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Christine
    I attended your session last Sunday called ‘Coaching Teachers as Lead Learners’. I’d like thank you for the practical ideas and strategies for supporting staff professional learning. I have also found the information on your blog very informative and I’m looking for to absorbing more of it as I move forward with my task of supporting staff in my school.
    You mentioned that you would be posting your presentation onto this blog. I have not being able to locate it as yet. Can you please confirm if you have posted it for accessing?

    Thank you again



    • Hi Tim,
      Thank you for attending my session and for your positive feedback. I’ve just updated my blog to include the session resources. I look forward to hearing how you progress with coaching at your school.

  2. Hello Christine,
    I am an ergonomist and very interested in promoting ergonomics to students of all ages. I am developing an ergonomics and technology course for students and teachers. I came across an article you wrote and would like to know if I can use one of your images for my course. This is the link to the article, and I’d like permission to use the image of the student in the “good” posture with the riser. If you would be OK with me using this to promote student health, I would be grateful.

    • Thank you for your comment. Ergonomics and technology is an important topic for all. The photos I used in the article are used with permission from Health Smart Training. I’ve responded privately with contact details so you can request permission. Smart Health Training have created a course and other resources to help students and parents to use technology safely with ergonomics in mind. http://www.smarthealthtraining.com.au

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