Diverse Learning Instructor / Classroom Teacher / School Executive / Consultant / Expert in Supporting People with Complex Needs
I firmly believe that saying “we’ve always done it this way around here” is dangerous! I enjoy disrupting that way of thinking and watching the excitement of teachers being re-motivated. Adding new technologies into the mix is powerful in driving that positive change. That is a positive disruption.
I have inspired, led and coached others to explore the possibilities that exist for ALL students through the use of technology, whatever their diverse learning needs, and wherever and however teaching and learning takes place. For over 30 years I have been a teacher, consultant, coach and presenter in the area of technology and students with diverse learning needs. I have provided consultancy, workshops, presentations and conference keynotes across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the United States of America. For my complete CV visit http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/online/profile/greg-oconnor.
I have been actively involved in supporting the learning of people with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time I have worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, district consultant and regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Australia. For the last 5 years I have been the Professional and Consultancy Services Manager at Spectronics delivering consultancy, workshops, presentations and conference keynotes across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the United States of America. My areas of interest and expertise include supporting people with diverse learning needs, and literacy support technologies for struggling students. I am committed to the use of inclusive and instructional technologies to support the learning of ALL students in school and post school settings.
Speaker Menu Items
Making Learning Accessible
Maximising the use of technology to support diverse learners and the English literacy requirements of school.
Is there more than one way to access curriculum content?
Alternative ‘reading’ tools to support students with learning disabilities and difficulties.
Making informed choices, Making the right choices…
…when using inclusive technology to support learners with special education needs.
Engaging students in Numeracy through Technology
|Meet Greg O’ Connor
||Try Another Way – Like it’s a Bad Thing?
What Others Are Saying
What a fantastic course. So much info to digest, but I am INSPIRED! Thanks Greg O’Connor!
– Pip Tinning
Thank you Greg for your inspiration and knowledge! So much I can go back and share with my colleagues, teachers, parents and students as well as use in my everyday life! Has been an awesome day!
– Joanna Donald
Great day. SO MANY ideas! Wow. My interest is dyslexia, there was so much shown today that can assist, and a diverse range too in recognition that “there is no such thing as average”! A big thanks to Greg O’Connor!
– Julie Mav
Brilliant session Greg. You have inspired me to get off my butt and get all these ideas I have in my head into a plan and try another way. Thank you.
– Jen Mac
- Presentation: Beyond Gutenburgs Legacy: A Paradigm Shift 500 Years Later – ISTE2014, Atlanta, Georgia USA
- Presentation: Mentoring and Assistive Technology: A Model for Implementation in Australian Schools – Closing The Gap 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
- Presentation: Making Learning Accessible: Maximising the use of technology to support diverse learners and the English literacy requirements of school. – SENIA Conference 2013, Jakarta International School, Indonesia
- Keynote Address: Try Another Way. Like it’s a Bad Thing? – Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014, Queensland, Australia
- Keynote Address: Transparency and universal design: Technology no longer needs to be special, it just needs to be. – Mater Dei Conference 2012, Sydney Australia
- Presentation: Making the informed choices, making the right choices when using inclusive technology to support learners with special educational needs. – SEPANZ Practitioners Conference 2013, Auckland, New Zealand
- Keynote Address: 21st Century learners with diverse literacy needs – using mobile technology to make learning accessible. – TELLS Conference, 2014, Brisbane Australia
- Northern Territory Workshop Tour: Supporting your diverse learners using iPads and other technologies in your classroom toolkit! – Darwin, Australia
- ICT Coaching for Practitioners and School Leaders 2013 – 4 day Professional Development Workshop, Ministry of Education, Singapore