Kenneth SilburnHead Teacher – Science
Casula High School, NSW Department of Education
Kenneth is a science educator, communicator, Certified Google Trainer, and passionate about teaching 21st Century Skills and increasing the educational opportunities of students on a global scale. In 2017 he received the prestigious Dr Paul Brock Medal from the Australian College of Educators and was recognised as one of the top ten teachers in the world, from over 23 000 nominations, through the Varkey Global Teacher Prize.
Ken is the Head Teacher Science at Casula High School, President of LAZSTA (Metropolitan South West Science Teachers Association) and Coordinator and founder of the iSTEM project delivering science enrichment programs for Australian high school science students and the LAZSTA US Space Academy Program. He is internationally renowned in science education, especially in the area of Environmental and Space Science. He is a strong advocate for engaging students in STEM careers and is a volunteer presenter for the Australian Conservation Foundation, Climate Reality Project.
In 2016, Ken commenced a long-term project to provide science outreach programs and teacher professional development to Indian and African Schools. This included teaching in remote schools in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Australian Prime Minister's Science Prize for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching.
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