Our Community Matters April 2017, Our Community

E-Thrifting

GEEEKGRRRL IS YOUR ONE-STOP E-THRIFTING SHOP.

Working in the community sector has given me an acute understanding of the challenges that not-for-profit groups face doing day-to-day business. These groups must engage with digital technologies, but very often do not have the resources to do so – they run on the smell of an oily rag! The e-thrifting approach means that not-for-profit organisations can get a quality outcome at a reasonable price.

Digital Mentoring

SHARING MY DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE WITH THE COMMUNITY.

A digital mentor is someone who provides face-to-face support to help people learn basic digital concepts and skills and helps to build others’ confidence in using digital technologies.


I am not a tech-genius! I have learnt my own digital skills and knowledge from the ground up and this, combined with my educational training, gives me the empathy and patience to work with community groups.

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“Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.” UNESCO, 2014

Sustainability Education

PROMOTING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN A DIGITAL & CONNECTED WORLD

I’ve had a long professional and personal history in environmental education and Education for Sustainability supported by my membership of the IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication since 1997.

During my formal working career, I worked for the Queensland Education Department for over 20 years in various roles including secondary teacher, regional environmental education adviser, and Senior Education Officer with specific responsibility for environmental education curriculum and policy. It was during this time that I was responsible for writing the breakthrough resource Teaching for Ecologically Sustainable Development: A Guide for Senior Geography Teachers(1992).

My Professional Profile

Hilary is the consummate IT professional. Hilary’s AAEE Queensland website demonstrates the difference a true professional makes. Her experience and training, combined with her creative eye for detail are demonstrated in our easy to maintain website. Hilary’s generosity in sharing her skills also means this outcome was achieved at a fraction of the cost of other quotes for our association. Thank you

The North Shore Community Centre is very fortunate to have in our team Hilary Macleod who we have fondly named our “E-Thrifter” and “Digital Mentor”. Hilary sourced the very best web hosting, design and website tools available to us on our budget and brought our new website to life. We are absolutely thrilled with the result and feel our website ranks amongst some of the best Not For Profit sites in the business.

Shannon Embery, Coordinator, North Shore Community Centre

Hilary is very competent and conscientious about detail. We are very happy with the website she has created for us. It has the clean, fresh look that we wanted, with variety in the set-up of the pages.

Joy Schultz, Owner, Crystal Pearl Finger Limes

Hilary started the environmental education programme for the Sabah Forestry Department. I was her very new counterpart, so she was my mentor for about year before her assignment ended. She also initiated the Teacher’s Guide to EE book, which the department later published. I am very privileged to have had the opportunity to work with a person who knows a great deal and passionate about EE. I also know that her network of people is truly global.

Bernadette Joeman, Environmental Educator, Sabah Forestry Department, Malaysia.

Hilary is an innovative and resourceful person who coordinated the only peer mentoring project at the University of Queensland. She is dedicated and a committed team leader.

Carol Mwape, Environmental and Social Inclusion Manager at Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience Phase II, Zambia

Having worked with Hilary on two projects that involved ICTs for learning, I’ve found her innovative as well as practical approach to using technologies to support student learning and project team activities effective in achieving results and team collaboration.She is organised, motivated and a good team player.

Deidre Seeto, Learning, design, & educational technology

Hilary has done a number of guest lectures for students in the Master of Environment (Education for Sustainability) program over the last few years. She is super-prepared and knowledgeable, devises excellent, interactive lectures, and is a very engaging presenter. She can handle any questions postgraduates students pose which reflects her knowledge of the area. Students always rate her as the best guest lecturer of the semester.

Jo-Anne Ferreira, Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Southern Cross University

Hilary has amazing capacity to use information technology in highly innovative ways. She is passionate about education as a way to address disadvantage and her understandings and contributions to the underdeveloped world have been significant. While senior education officer at Education Queensland Hilary oversaw the humanities and social sciences areas of the curriculum. Her dedication and ingenuity in her work had a lasting effect on teachers who to this day still utilise resources, strategies, themes and practices that Hilary advanced.

Jenene Rosser, Executive Manager (Australian Curriculum), Independent Schools Queensland.

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WITH OVER 3O YEARS EXPERIENCE AND A PORTFOLIO CAREER, THERE’S NOT MUCH I HAVEN’T TURNED MY HAND TO. CHECK THE OUT THE LINKS FOR FULL DETAILS OF MY CAPABILITIES.

Web Design

Social Media

Digital Mentoring

Environmental Interpretation

Education for Sustainability

Curriculum & Resources

Workshops

International Education

Educational Research

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