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Committee of Management

DLTV aims to represent many different sectors with members on the DLTV Committee of Management drawing upon their diverse professional and teaching backgrounds. Members will attend a planning day as well as monthly meetings during the school terms.

Their work is also supported by working parties that cover resources, conference, professional development events, publications, awards, etc.

It is a great professional learning opportunity to work alongside other enthusiastic teaching colleagues to support the goals of DLTV.

DLTV Meetings

The Committee of Management meet on the second Wednesday of each month 6pm-8pm at 61 Blyth Street, Brunswick.

2017 Committee of Management


Melinda Cashen - President

A well networked educator, Melinda received the Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association Outstanding Achievement in the ICT Primary Teaching and Learning Community Award in 2011 for her contribution to the DEECD Learning Management System and supporting teachers. Melinda is an active member in many online networks and has mentored teachers in building an online community of practice. She is passionate about student learning and uses technology to develop global connections, collaborate and create. She has presented at many conferences and enjoys sharing learning in a variety of platforms. Read more.



Ben Gallagher - Vice President

Ben Gallagher has been a teacher at Meredith Primary School since 2003 and has a passion for integrating technology into the curriculum. In 2010, he developed the Digital Sandpit, a start to the day which sees the students completely immersed in the latest technology, such as iPads, iPods, Nintendo DSi, Xbox Kinect and the Wii. In 2011, Ben completed his Masters in Educational Leadership and has a real passion Student Directed and Project Based Learning. At the start of 2012, Ben put out a call to his online peers for people to participate in the Student Conference Series, a series of presentations using the DEECD’s Virtual Conference Centre. Read more.


Lauren Sayer - Secretary

Lauren has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, businesses and educational organisations across the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia; developing partnerships with educational bodies to successfully implement change. Her expertise lies in professional coaching and support around teacher and innovative educational change. Read more. 


Phil Brown - Treasurer

Phil Brown has been a teacher for 30 years, teaching in both primary and secondary schools. He has been a leader in developing independent schooling in the La Trobe Valley throughout the 1990’s. He has worked extensively with Moodle as a learning management system since 2002. Currently, he is the Director of Technologies and Innovative Learning at Wellington Secondary College. He has been in a leadership role since 2006 and has seen rapid changes in the technologies landscape in that time. Read more.


James Heng

James is currently employed as a Specialist Technician through the Department of Education & Training, whilst also being independently contracted as Network Engineer to range of both Primary & Secondary Schools in the Southeastern Metropolitan Area. Coupled with over 5 years of technical experience in ICT, and a passion for cost effective solutions, James hopes to promote the use of Open Source Projects in Education. Read more.



Dr Donna Gronn 

Donna is a Senior Lecturer working principally in ICT in Education at Australian Catholic University (Melbourne). For the past five years she has also had various roles at both university and Faculty of Education levels encompassing the mentoring of staff in the pedagogically sound use of ICT. This included the 2011 role as the ICT Pedagogy Officer (ICTPO) for ACU Faculty of Education on the Nationally funded Teaching Teachers for the Future Project (TTF). Read more.


Roland Gesthuizen

Roland has an active interest in the development of online learning communities, open education and software freedom. He is a social-media evangelist who enjoys teaching information technology and science at a DEECD school in Melbourne, Australia. As a GLOBE trained teacher his work spans a range of environmental issues using blended learning to bridge Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Over the past two decades he has presented and published at ISTE, ACEC, VITTA and ICTEV conferences and groups. He is a recipient of the 2010 ACCE Educator of the year Award and 2012 ISTE Making IT Happen Award. On a quest to split the byte and rejoin Pangaea. Read more.


Dr Michael Henderson

Dr Michael Henderson is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Among other roles, he teaches pre-service ICT teachers, and researches online and in-class technology enabled learning and teaching. He taught in secondary classrooms for ten years and was a State Council member of ICTEV for six years. He an associate editor of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, sits on the board of several other journals. He is a proud member of DLTV and is the co-editor of the DLTV Journal. Read more.


Bec Spink

Bec Spink is a Digital Learning Leading Teacher at Aitken Creek Primary School in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Last year, Bec completed a Master of Education specialising in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation. In 2013 Bec was awarded the Victorian Department of Education and Training Education Excellence Award for Primary Teacher of the Year for outstanding contributions and dedication towards leading classroom innovation. Read more.


Irene Anderson - Co-opted representative ISV

Irene has been a teacher in Victorian Catholic and Independent schools and has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. She has a particular interest in how teachers plan to implement digital technologies into their classroom practice. Her role as Manager Digital Content at Independent Schools Victoria involves working with teachers to build their knowledge of current and emerging technologies combined with effective pedagogical practice. Irene also works with school leadership groups around the development of strategic direction in ICT and advice on cybersafety and digital citizenship initiatives. Read more.


 Lynn Davie - Co-opted representative DET

Lynn Davie, Director of Digital Learning Branch, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, has over 30 years experience in   diverse education settings. Lynn currently leads a team to provide strategic advice and manage a comprehensive suite of digital systems, tools and resources to support education settings to design and deliver contemporary curriculum.  A key focus is to influence schools to leverage       the potential of investments in digital technologies and embed their use into school practice. The role involves strategic partnerships with         early years’ settings, schools, regions, jurisdictions, educational organisations and industry partners. Read more.


 Paula Christophersen - Co-opted representative VCAA

 Paula is the Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. She is responsible for managing  the digital technologies curriculum in Victoria from Foundation (Prep) to Year 12. In recent times Paula has been very involved in the                    development of the Australian Curriculum, for both ICT as a general capability and Digital Technologies. Paula is a member of several state         and national committees focusing on ICT/digital technologies education and has presented at state, national and international conferences. Read more.


Andrew Williamson

Andrew is a music and classroom primary school educator with a passion for investigating the use of creativity in education. In his 20 years as an educator he has had roles as a secondary music teacher, instrumental teacher, ensemble conductor, primary music teacher, classroom generalist teacher and ICT coordinator.  Read more


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