"We don't learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience."
— John Dewey
Katy Lumkin is eLearning head teacher at the Liverpool Girls High School in Sydney, Australia. In this role, she helps teachers achieve their personal professional learning plan; facilitates learning teams to focus on professional dialogue through collegial sharing and best practices in teaching and learning; provides one-to-one training for teachers to build confidence in the application and integration of information communication technologies in their classrooms; and works with teachers to develop and implement innovative, project-based learning units of work.
Since 2009, Lumkin has been the 3D Virtual Worlds project leader at Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre (Macquarie University). She is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating 3D virtual worlds using an innovative, project-based approach to working with K–12 teachers and their students; providing comprehensive professional learning and support programs for teachers to confidently implement this new and emerging technology; and disseminating significant research knowledge about the capacity of 3D virtual worlds to enhance student learning and engagement.
Lumkin originally trained as a K–12 visual arts teacher with a strong interest in museum education, graphic design, and photography and digital media.
In 2011, she was awarded the Premier's Adobe Information and Communication Technologies Scholarship.