In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly talks with Phil Cristofaro, a distinguished educator and coach from Victoria, Australia about coaching, leadership and an amazing #EveryoneCanCreate project his students published. You will love everything about this episode including Phil's incredible insight into education from 30+ years of service, and his Austrailian perspective and accent. What a great interview.
Phill Cristofaro has thirty years experience as a classroom teacher, Leader and Instructional Coach. He is an Apple Distinguished Educatorand is an accredited Apple Professional Learning Specialist. In 2007, Phill was a finalist in the Herald Sun Teacher of the Year Awards and in 2005 was a finalist in the Outstanding Primary Teachercategory of the Education Excellence Awards(Victoria, Australia).
Phill works part-time as a Digital Learning Coach at Mackellar Primary Schoolin Melbourne, Australia. Phill supports schools and education across all levels of the system as a part-time consultant. He has published more than twenty iTunes U courses which showcase his expertise in high-level instructional practice and creativity. Phill recently published a student project in the form of an interactive Apple Book titled, “Convergence: April 13th, 1945”.
Phil and Kelly discuss: The importance of teaching to the child, not the level, how the interactive book was produced and published, what the project represents in terms of learning, creation and differentiation as well as collaboration, creativity and a strong female role in learning, student agency, and more!
I love hearing Phil say, "Mate" and he explains why his nickname for me is 'Bear.'
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