Real Time Learning’s (RTL’s) Purpose is to support schools in expanding their capacity to deliver stimulating, enriching, and future-focused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning experiences by establishing significant partnerships with industry and the tertiary sector.
The RTL advisory board is a collective of experts who share a vision for a new paradigm in Education.
Director, Real Time Learning
Luke Kerr is passionate about Innovation! Having taught for 19 years in mainstream education, Luke felt we could enhance opportunities for students by partnering with Industry. By collaborating with Industry and Tertiary sectors, Luke saw how we could provide a more innovative education model.
Whilst participating in PwC’s 21st Century Mind Accelerator Program in 2016 he saw we needed to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from a young age. The need for mentors in this space, those with “hands on experience” was obvious. Luke also saw the need for students to engage in learning that allowed students to experience uninterrupted “flow”. Typically, students are required to move from lesson to the next without being provided with the time to connect to an idea.
A model emerged that provided students with an opportunity to learn about STEM from passionate mentors with expertise difficult to recruit in schools that gave students the opportunity to “learn by doing”. Experiential learning is at the heart of every workshop we host. Students learn more than just technical skills. They learn about collaboration, problem solving, working in teams, developing resilience and the importance of staying curious.
We want students to connect with finding their purpose. This requires asking students to be courageous, prepared to accept failure and being comfortable with being uncomfortable. It makes for an exciting journey! We stand with the change makers that want to be MAD (Make a Difference)
HEAD OF SCHOOLS – MATHS PATHWAY
Laura has been working with schools for over 15 years helping them deliver better learning outcomes.
She has led multiple teams over the works and was lucky enough to work with some of the most innovative minds in education. Laura has extensive experience in digital transformation having worked with schools on implementing 1-to-1 programs and digital curriculum.
Laura has a passion for learning analytics and how data can enable better practice.
Prior to joining Maths Pathway in 2017, Laura led the sales team at Wiley and prior to this at Pearson, where she accelerated these companies transition to digital solutions.
Laura believes that education is the most powerful agent of change, changing individuals and in turn society.
Laura is a frequent speaker at large events and conferences.
Dr. Tom Montague
Digital Careers State Manager CSIRO
Dr Tom Montague oversees the implementation of the CSIRO Digital Careers program in Victoria and Tasmania.
Tom has advised governments, universities, business and industry on technology development, marketing and natural resource management.
He is passionate about science and technology, data analysis and the benefits and opportunities these can bring.
He has a PhD from the University of Oxford.
Principal Hilltop Road Public School
Natalie See is the Principal at Hilltop Road Public School, where she loves being part of an amazing community.
Natalie is passionate about creativity and innovation in learning.
Natalie believes relationships and trust are essential for students, teachers, parents and the community, to learn together, to promote positive, authentic and engaging learning environments for all.
Product Manager, Australia Post
Glyn Powell is a Product Manager with 6 years of professional business experience including Sales and Product Development.
Glyn has a degree in Science and a Masters degree in Commercialisation and brings a passion for converting ideas into practical outputs.
Principal solicitor, Cruz Legal
Meldon is the Principal solicitor at Cruz Legal with a background in advising government regulators, small to medium businesses and ASX listed clients (and their directors) on corporate, commercial, regulatory and governance issues as well as real property.
His previous roles include a top-tier commercial law firm, a big-four accounting firm and as in-house counsel at a large government department and a state regulatory agency.
Meldon’s role on RTL includes advising on commercial, governance and regulatory matters and he brings passion, energy and commercial acumen to the role to support the vision of RTL and ensure future generations can benefit from the organisation’s mission.
Founder of Better Together
With a background in corporate IT, tackling social issues in his local community wasn’t always his priority. But over time Merv found himself spending more time developing his social initiative.
Eventually Senior Techies was born – A social enterprise that helps seniors overcome social isolation through a digital engagement program with local high school students.
And from this his broader social program, The Better Together Project, has evolved.
Merv is now working on a number of initiatives, under The Better Together Project to bring the two generations together.
School Ambassador Program Lead, Gomo Foundation
Having worked at the intersection of the entertainment business, NGOs and technology, Annmarie aims to provide unique multi-disciplinary perspectives that drive tangible outcomes. As Gomo Foundation’s School Ambassador Program Lead, she’s building a program that provides positive educational outcomes for girls in Zimbabwe and empowers local students to grow and develop their leadership skills.
Annmarie loves to discover, develop and celebrate strengths in people. With a love of networking, building value based relationships and connecting people, she loves to create “front row” moments and experiences and she is obsessed with podcasts and learning.
Annmarie is currently developing an initiative that enables young people to obtain 21st Century skills by working with NGO’s, charities & social enterprises. Combining the latest learning techniques, real world challenges and powerful life changing questions that help youth flourish as leaders, influencers and connectors so they can grow networks, inspire others and make meaningful impact in their communities.
Partner at Deloitte
Tony specialises in understanding and delivering large, complex operational, technology and strategic change. Tony has successfully led and managed numerous Operational & Finance teams and large scale transformation programmes. Tony has built his expertise working across a range of multinational companies, in a number of sectors, with a particular expertise in Financial Services and Utilities, in Australia, the UK and the US.
Tony is a strong people leader and is very passionate about introducing new and different ways of working, based on Operational and Business Excellence principles, to drive people engagement, client outcomes and enterprise productivity & performance.
Managing Director of RAeDIUM
Ranil is a proud father of 2 young children and is the Managing Director of an Digital Advertising Media agency.
Ranil has come from humble beginnings in Singapore, and learned the ropes through the school of hard knocks. His first Advertising role was writing Birth and Death notices in the Herald Sun Classifieds but ended up managing the Entertainment Advertising department. Given a hunch that Online Advertising may take off, in 2005 he made the switch to a role servicing Advertising Agencies with their online spend. Years later, he founded RAeDIUM Digital, born out of sheer frustration because of a lack of forward thinkers within the industry. The business is now 10 years old and continues to serve both clients and communities (local and abroad).
The Purpose of RAeDIUM Digital Media is to be the vehicle that helps as many under-privileged children in the world (domestic violence, war-torn countries). The business just happens to be a leader within a digital advertising channel as well.
RTL’s Vision and Passion towards empowering forward-thinking children is aligned with everything RAeDIUM believes in, and Ranil brings expertise in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and a genuine hunger to help uncover, educate and motivate the leaders of tomorrow.