Capabilities – Professional Learning & Development
Develop your skills to better utilise the technologies in your workplace.
Compnow has years of experience in getting businesses and educational institutes working like clockwork. We have a host of sessions designed upon best practice software work-flows.
Compnow truly listened to what we needed to achieve from our training. The programs are having a positive impact on the way we work and are highly valued by our staff.
Jennifer Adams Change Manager - BCEO Relocation Project
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
Compnow’s delivery of the macOS Support Essentials course was comprehensive, and provided exceptional training for Apple Certification.
Bodie Main IT Technician
Aquinas College QLD
The training from Compnow was a great hands on experience to understand how deployment works, a great chance to sit down and tinker and understand how things work.
Ryan Callaghan IT Support
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen from Compnow. She is extremely professional, responsive and helpful. I don’t think we would have received such positive feedback about the M:EE project without her hard work, input & relatability.
Cindy Dennison Senior Business Engagement Officer, ICT Business Engagement
Department for Education South Australia
I've worked with Karen from Compnow for over 5 years in a variety of school leadership roles. Karen's ability to connect with teachers & educators alike and her capacity to upskill & transform teachers individual practice specific to digital technologies is inspiring.
Paul Nyhuis Senior Director, School Improvement & Leadership – Darwin, Palmerston & Rural
Department of Education Northern Territory Government
Being new to my role and still navigating change management within my school setting, Karen & Compnow's process was easy & supported. Karen's knowledge was amazing, meaning we were able to deliver a high quality, supported and relevant program. I am so thankful to have partaken in these sessions and look forward to more opportunities to learn from you in the future.
Megan Pepprell ICT Coordinator & Digital Technologies Teacher
Eastwood Primary School
We engaged Compnow to do some bespoke training on the use of iPads in the classroom. Karen was engaging and provided excellent ideas for our teams to implement in their classroom practices and really helped to raise the profile of digital technologies in our school.
Darrin Schumacher Deputy Principal / Head of Junior School
St Andrew's Lutheran
The Professional Learning that Karen & Compnow delivered has skilfully supported our teachers to continue the sustained development of their technology integration knowledge & skills, proving invaluable in providing tailored advice and developing strategic next steps in meaningful technology integration across the curriculum.
Angela Norman Director of Digital Innovation
St Peter's College, South Australia
We were enormously impressed with Karen from Compnow in facilitating our Digital Technologies Professional Learning Project. The teachers gained confidence & developed smart, learning-centred workflows, with the focus always on student learning and not the device. Comments such as, ‘that was some of the best PD I’ve ever done’, are testament to the success of the project Karen devised in conjunction with us.
Suzanne Haddy Head of Junior School
St Peter’s Girls’ School
As Lecturer & Coordinator of eLearning at the University of Adelaide, I am in frequent contact with Karen from Compnow. Karen assists by planning & delivering professional learning support and was instrumental in launching the eLearning Program for the Bachelor of Teaching degree.
Dr Walter Barbieri Lecturer, School of Education, Faculty of Arts
The University of Adelaide
Demonstrating the power of the technology available at our school, Karen from Compnow quickly motivated staff to explore and experiment with their teaching & learning. She has continued to build relationships to support us on our journey. I'm excited to see what the future will hold for us as we increase our skills and embed practices that enable our students to demonstrate their learning in a multi-modal manner.
Jo Simpson Principal
Mount Barker Primary School
The Professional Learning program that Karen and Compnow designed & implemented was tailored for our school, the students and our class teachers. As a result, it was appropriate and extremely effective. Karen was just the stimulus our school needed to get the iPad program up and running. All of our staff thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen and we look forward to doing so again in the future.
John Croxford Head of Junior School ICT
Scotch College, Melbourne
National Professional Learning & Development Consultant
DipT (Primary), GradCert(Educational Computing), BEd, Advanced Skills Teacher, APLS, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Teacher, Apple Professional Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer.
A qualified teacher with over 34 years’ experience, Karen is Compnow’s National Consultant for Professional Learning & Development, working with school leaders and teachers across education systems, from Early learning to University, to ensure the pedagogy is leading the technology in learning and teaching.
Karen’s belief that there is no ‘one size fits all’ strategic plan that includes a professional learning model, ensures that every education environment has a personalised professional learning plan, that supports the school’s Vision and Mission for e-Learning; where current and emerging digital technologies are authentically integrated in the learning and teaching environment, underpinned by sound pedagogical practice.
National Training Specialist
Ba Ed (Media), Cert IV Training & Assessment, Dip Interactive Media, Apple Professional Development, Digital Publishing Suite Adobe Certified Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, Apple Teacher, Apple FCP X Certification, Apple Swift Certification, Apple Keynote Certification.
Anton is a qualified teacher and trainer, with Adobe ACE & ACA Certification and over 15 years of experience. He has worked in the fields of video production, animation, web development and rich interactive media, incorporating both the Apple & Adobe software suites.
A professional multimedia practitioner with trainer certification, Anton has presented industry seminars and training, as well as developed curriculum and taught at tertiary level. He is constantly evolving and developing his own skills and encourages others to join him in the pursuit of excellence.
Our professional learning consultation team endeavour to create conversations with school leaders, teachers & technicians around ‘why’ technology in education is critical to the success of fully integrating digital technologies in learning & teaching.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for the successful design of strategic plans, including change management strategies, and designing professional learning models, which is why we want to discuss pedagogical and technological considerations.
We’ve also developed a wide range of courses for corporate, education, mobility and design workflows and applications. Our courses are designed as a quick start, a refresher, or an advanced session for busy design, business and education professionals. Our trainers monitor current trends and best practice to deliver the most up-to-date content to our clients. Each course is accompanied by interactive or PDF notes.
We provide our courses on a regular basis across our various office locations, as well as making them available on demand. We can customise and even develop original training programmes for specific and unique software / hardware workflows.