Gateways Education is an educational consultancy company based in Sydney, Australia.

Gateways Education

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Who we are

Gateways Education is an educational consultancy company based in Sydney, Australia.

Our driving passion is to equip educators with the necessary skills to offer effective and engaging curriculum and programs for students at any age or ability level.

We have over 13 years experience consulting with schools, universities, educational systems, and governments, developing an enviable reputation for our practical and ‘hands-on’ approach to professional development.

We believe that professional learning should be practical and results orientated and we focus on implementing strategies to achieve optimal results for both teachers and students alike.

Our Gateways Education team consists of consultants from a variety of backgrounds most of whom have post-graduate training in the areas of gifted education, curriculum differentiation and programming, as well as recent or current classroom teaching experience. Additionally, three members of the team are certified Lead Trainers for National Geographic’s The JASON Project.

Biographies

Bronwyn Macleod

Director of Gateways Education

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Bronwyn MacLeod, has a Certificate of Gifted Education and a Masters of Education, specialising in Gifted Education, from the University of New South Wales, and has undertaken doctoral studies focusing in Gifted Education and Technology also at the University of New South Wales.

She is the author and co-author of five educational texts on curriculum differentiation and gifted education, the author of Module 5 of the Australian Government’s Gifted and Talented Teaching Package, and has planned, implemented and published school action research projects for Independent Schools of Queensland, Sydney Diocesan Catholic Education, and the Independent Schools of Western Australia. Bronwyn also works with schools and educational authorities in New Zealand, South-East Asia and Africa.

She is the Convenor of the Certificate of Gifted Education and lectures in the Masters of Education courses at the University of New South Wales. Bronwyn is the also the director of COGE Online for the University of New South Wales and has taught mixed ability and self-contained gifted classes from K ­ 12 in government and independent schools.

She has been a keynote presenter at many State and National Conferences in Australia, and has presented papers at international conferences. Bronwyn is one of the coordinators of the JASON Project for Australia and New Zealand.

Aaron MacLeod

Director of Gateways Education

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Aaron MacLeod is a Director of Gateways Education and part of the information technology and training team for the company. He trained as a Dance and Drama teacher at the University of NSW and worked for a number of years as a Science trainer for the Outreach Centre for Science.

Aaron is one of the Coordinators of the JASON Expedition in Australia and New Zealand and conducts teacher workshops and technology professional development sessions in NSW, ACT, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia. He was the main organizer of the JASON Expedition Student Event Days held at the University of New South Wales, developing and conducting programs for over 2 000 students each year.

Aaron also coordinated and lectured at the Australian National JASON Conference attended by education professionals from throughout Australia and New Zealand from 2002 to 2008. Aaron was trained in Washington DC as a National Geographic Lead Trainer in 2008. He has a passion for ‘hands-on’ science and technology in classrooms and coordinated and taught the 2011 JASON Student workshops in Sydney and Canberra.

Ruth Phillips

Senior Trainer

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Ruth Phillips (nee Targett) is one of Gateways Education’s Senior Trainers. She has a Masters of Education from the University of New South Wales, post graduate qualifications in Psychology and is currently undertaking her PhD in Education at the University of Wollongong.

Ruth is the 7­ - 12 Gifted Coordinator at her school, and has also taught self contained and mixed ability classes from Middle School through to Year 12 in government and independent schools.

Ruth has worked on a number of educational projects at a system level, including work on assessment, resilience in learners and curriculum differentiation. She is the co-author of an educational text on curriculum differentiation and Module 2 of the Australian Government’s Gifted and Talented Teaching Package.

Ruth is an invited lecturer in the Certificate of Gifted Education at the University of New South Wales, and has presented papers at national and international education conferences.

Ruth also presents professional learning for corporate environments on leadership, change and managing effective teams.

Lye Chan Long

Senior Trainer

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Lye Chan Long has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (App. Biology), Diploma of Education, Master of Education (specialising in Gifted Education), and is currently completing her PhD in Gifted Education at the University of New South Wales. She has been a Head of Science at for 4 years; has taught Science and Biology for 14 years, and has marked HSC Biology and prepared students for the Biology Olympiad.

Lye Chan was the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at her previous school for the last 10 years; and has worked with withdrawal groups and gifted individuals as well as having taught a gifted Science class. Lye Chan works regularly as a trainer at teacher professional learning sessions, and has been a lecturer at Junior Scientia, Small Poppies and APTS programs for GERRIC at the University of New South Wales. She regularly lectures post-graduate students for the University of New South Wales and has been involved with the JASON Project for the last ten years.

Lye Chan is a Templeton Foundation Fellow and presented her doctoral work at the Wallace Symposium in Iowa, USA, as well at the Asia-Pacific Gifted Conference.

Lye Chan is a Lead Trainer for the JASON Project and attended training with National Geographic in Washington DC in 2010.

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