[Design and Technology] Announcement

Laurie Collins lcollins at dcsi.net.au
Tue Dec 11 12:55:28 EST 2012

a wonderful career... and a well deserved change....have a great xmas and a
wonderful new life... we all have appreciated your diligence, committment
and championing of Technology....good on ya Laurie 


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[mailto:destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of Tran, Lorraine I
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Subject: [Design and Technology] Announcement

Dear colleague


After much deliberation, I have decided to depart from the role of
Curriculum Manager, Design and Technology that I have had for the past 12
years at the VCAA. I am very much looking forward to spending more time with
my family and pursuing other activities. I have really enjoyed working with
the many talented and committed teachers in the technology learning area
over the years, both in my teaching career and as the curriculum manager. It
has been very rewarding to see the creativity of the talented students in
Top Designs and at other exhibitions and to learn of the pathways students
who have studied subjects in our area pursue in related and diverse fields
such as agriculture, hospitality, fashion design, engineering and furniture


I would like to sincerely thank the VCAA State Reviewers, Assistant State
Reviewers, Examination panels and assessors, Top Designs Selection Panels,
teachers who have provided student work samples for VCAA projects, committee
members of subject associations (DATTA Vic, Home Economics Victoria, HEIV
(Vic) and VAAHE) and professional development presenters who have all
supported teaching and learning in technology education in Victoria. It has
been a great privilege to work with you all. 


Leanne Compton has been appointed to the position of Curriculum Manager,
Design and Technologies commencing January 2013. Leanne has a background in
home economics education and digital learning. She has taught food
technology in both rural and metropolitan schools, and also lectured at
universities. Leanne also worked on the Curriculum Corporation Values
project. She has worked for the Department of Education and Early Childhood
Development in the Digital Learning unit where she led the 1-to-1 learning
project that included running professional learning across all curriculum
areas with a focus on supporting teachers to use ICT to optimise learning
and teaching in the classroom. Leanne is both a national and state past
president of the Home Economics Institute of Australia and has contributed
to the development of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies as a member of
the National Panel. She has authored VELS and VCE textbooks in food
technology and has been involved in writing study design Advice for teachers
and has been a member of examination setting panels and as an examination
assessor. I know you will join with me in congratulating Leanne and
welcoming her to new role. 


As I will be finishing up on 31 December, I'd like to wish you all the best
for the festive season and for the future. 


Regards, Lorraine.


Lorraine Tran I Curriculum Manager, Technologies 


VELS Design, Creativity and Technology  

VCE Agricultural and Horticultural Studies I VCE Food and Technology  

VCE Product Design and Technology I VCE Systems Engineering


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