Invitation to Collaborate with Gary Stager

Teacher educator, author, speaker, and school reformer, Dr. Gary Stager will be returning to Australia/NZ in May 2024 and is looking forward to collaborating with schools interested in hosting professional development activities, modeling progressive classroom practices, leading educator retreats, offering family workshops, and making informative presentations. 2020 marked Gary’s 30th anniversary of work across the region, but the celebratory tour was delayed due to the pandemic.

Fun facts about Gary…

  • Led professional development at the world’s first “laptop schools” in Victoria & Queensland in 1990
  • Earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from The University of Melbourne
  • Co-author of “the bible of the maker movement in schools,” now translated into nine languages
  • Keynote speaker at prominent conferences around the world, including multiple Future Schools, Edutech, ACEC, and Expanding Learning Horizons
  • Taught in Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Worked in state, independent, and Catholic schools in all Australian states and terriroties 
  • Attended five AFL Grand Finals, including one at Waverley
  • Began teaching teachers when nineteen years-old
  • Proud Richmond Tigers supporter
  • Workshops in Aussie hotspots including, Armidale, Avalon, Bundanoon, Cardross, Coombabah, Darwin, Gympie, Lorne, Mudgeeraba Towoomba, & Warrnambool
  • Inducted into the Consortium on School Networking’s Inaugural Time Capsule
  • Delivered 4 TED Talks
  • Attended my first AFL match was at Moorabbin
  • Publisher of approximately 20 books
  • Featured in an Australian educational leadership tour for Microsoft
  • Helped launch 1:1 computing with Apple Australia
  • Designed one of the first online graduate school programs in 1997
  • Collaborated on a project that won a Grammy Award

Read about some of Gary Stager’s recent professional activities here.

What others are saying about Dr. Stager…

Gary is amazing as a mentor, a thoughtful, perceptive and passionate educator. Any school that invites him into their school will be rewarded with insights from his international experience and sensitivity to the thinking of young people. Your leadership team will value his help with school directions and policy priorities. He helped me at MLC and continues to support and encourage school leaders, teachers and students in Australia and internationally

David Loader, OAM – Former Principal of Methodist Ladies’ College, Kew and Wesley College, Melbourne

I’ve known Gary Stager for what seems forever (he’s like that) and continue to draw from his wisdom and experience for my own teaching. He knows the Australian educational landscape well, having lived here on and off for several years and completing his PhD at Melbourne university. One thing is for sure: irrespective of your educational philosophy, his presentations and workshops will inform, but more importantly challenge—what every good teacher wants.

Martin Levins – Veteran educator and university lecturer, NSW