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Paralympics Chef de Mission, Connects to Kids!


Over 500 students across Australia were able to meet Chris Nunn, the Chef de Mission for the Australian Paralympic Winter Team  competing in Sochi from March 7-16. Chris engaged students from schools across Australia via a video conferencing session showing them where the team would compete and introducing them to the six alpine skiers and the three snowboarders heading to the Russian city.


The 2014 Australian Paralympic Winter Team members representing Australia in Alpine skiing are:
Jessica Gallagher – Geelong, VIC
Christian Geiger (guide for Jessica Gallagher) – Bright, VIC
Mitchell Gourley – Geelong, VIC
Toby Kane – South Melbourne, VIC
Victoria Pendergast – Gosford, NSW
Melissa Perrine – Welby, NSW
Andrew Bor (guide for Melissa Perrine) – Tugun, QLD
Cameron Rahles-Rahbula – Geelong, VIC

Our team members for Snowboard cross are:
Joany Badenhorst – Griffith, NSW
Trent Milton – Bonny Hills, NSW
Ben Tudhope – Seaforth, NSW

Using the SMART Board  and Bridgit software Chris showed the students where Sochi was on a world map, photos of the team and the equipment they will use. He explained the effort and commitment of these athletes to the students who were obviously inspired and asked many questions to understand more deeply the challenges the athletes face.

Using video conferencing Chris was able to speak to primary and high schools from Victoria and NSW as well as home schoolers from the Barossa Valley in South Australia.

Just wanted to say how much we LOVED the Virtual Classroom!! I am so encouraged!!
Worked like a charm and was such great info, Chris was great!
I think this is such an exciting opportunity for Homeschoolers,

 Students from Cobram Special School also watched the event and their teacher commented:

 WOW !! That was fantastic our students are now buzzing around the school. What a wonderful opportunity.

 Sydney Olympic Park hosts a range of significant video conferencing events and are leaders in using these technologies for inspirational activities so that  teachers can take their students beyond the walls of their classrooms.


To learn more about video conferencing with your students also  go to:




Video Conferencing with Experts

ImageThis week ELECTROBOARD Solutions supported two extraordinary Video Conferencing events. On Thursday 8th August Mark Tedeschi QC spoke via video conference from Sydney Olympic Park to Victorian Legal Studies students from South Oakleigh College, Ringwood Secondary College, North Geelong Secondary College, Hopetoun P-12 College, Balmoral Community College, about notorious cases and his intriguing new book “Eugenia”.

Using original photographs, the true story of the life and trial of Eugenia Falleni, was described and analysed by Mark Tedeschi QC, one of Australia’s foremost criminal law barristers. He explained to students that Eugenia’s trial raised a number of significant legal issues of interest for them. He asked them for example how differently her trial would have been run if it were held today.

For more information about his book read the Legal Studies Association PDF: http://www.lsa.net.au/wcb-content/uploads/lsa/files/Eugenia/Eugenia Flyer LSA.pdf


On Wednesday teachers across Australia participated in a virtual professional learning session with Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: author of ‘The Woman Who Changed Her Brain’.

Teachers from Buninyong Primary School (Vic), Gippsland Grammar (Vic), Good Shepherd Lutheran College(QLD), Immanuel Lutheran College (QLD), Lal Lal Primary School (Vic) , Oatley West Primary School (NSW), Tangara School for Girls (NSW) ,Toowong State School (QLD), St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School and ELECTROBOBOARD Solutions in Perth WA attended.

Teachers watched and listened as Barbara described her own personal journey and how she now trains teachers In Canada to assist students learn. The teachers from across Australia asked questions of Barbara about her results, about her training and how they could access this training in Australia.

For more information about our video conferencing eventsfollow this link


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