Cognitive Acceleration Conference - Featured Speaker: Sonia Hueppauff
University of Western Australia & Just Think Education
Sonia is an experienced expert classroom practitioner. She grew up in country Western Australia (WA) and has over 20 years’ experience as a secondary science teacher. Her skills have been recognised in the Government education system, where she obtained Level 3 Classroom Teacher status. In 2011 she was runner up in the WA Science Awards – Secondary Science Teacher, category.
Sonia first became involved in Thinking Science in 2009 where she led implementation of the program in her school. Her passion has continued to grow and in 2013 this saw her move out of the classroom to work with Dr. Mary Oliver and many schools in varying contexts to support them in their own Thinking Science journey. In 2014 she conducted the inaugural Thinking Science WA conference, hosted by Carey Baptist College. More than 80 delegates attended.
Currently Sonia works for The University of Western Australia (UWA) and runs an education consulting business – Just Think Education, which enable her to facilitate Thinking Science Professional Development, conduct classroom coaching, feedback and demonstrations. She also coordinates Thinking Science in Western Australia.
Sonia is studying her Master of Education through UWA and her area of interest is teacher quality. She is seeking to find out ‘Teacher Perspectives on The Impact of the Thinking Science Professional Development Program’, 3-5 years after they have completed the professional development.
Sonia will be facilitating Thinking Science training at the conference for teacher who have been teaching the program over the last year. She will also be delivering a lesson (with real students) at the conference so that teachers can see the Thinking Science pedagogy in action!
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