"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."
— Phillippa Cleaves
Phillippa Cleaves is a Professional Learning and Curriculum Support project officer for the Digital Education Revolution 1:1 Laptop Program at the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities. In her current role, she supports educators in developing 21st century learning opportunities using 1:1 technologies across more than 500 schools. She also works with leaders in the department to develop efficient and effective communication strategies through technology.
Previously, Cleaves worked in the Hunter Central Coast Region to support teachers in the use of connected classrooms — video conferencing and IWBs as installed in all NSW Public Schools. She is a high school Japanese teacher who loves opening the minds of students to the rich historical and popular culture of Japan.
She passionately believes in preparing students for their future, not our past.
She often gets immersed in social media, web tools, and 21st century skills and loves to share these focus areas with educators everywhere.
She is a certified Peer Coach Master Trainer and believes that developing collaborative professional learning communities is key to changed educational opportunities for students.
Her favorite Adobe products are Adobe® Connect™, Acrobat® Pro Extended, Fireworks®, Adobe Captivate®, and LiveCycle®. She always wants to learn more and finds inspiration while searching through the Adobe Education Exchange and Adobe TV.