Darch, Western Australia
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”
— George Bernard Shaw
Shaloni Naik is a technology specialist teacher at Ashdale Secondary College in Perth, Western Australia. She also heads the Specialist Technology Science Program for gifted and talented students and plays a key role in curriculum design, management, and policy formulation. Her passion is enhancing student outcomes through employing new teaching practices and designing innovative curriculums.
She has created and taught various classes using Adobe software, and has been involved in research projects with Edith Cowan University. Naik has presented at Edith Cowan University seminars, including one called “Drivers of Transformation Teaching,” where she spoke about creating challenge-based learning environments through a backward design process. Naik believes in enhancing other teachers’ professional skills through employing effective development strategies, with a key focus on integration of ICT across all learning areas.