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.

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Trainer Profiles

  • Karen Pastro

    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.

  • Anton O’Callaghan

    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.


Professional Learning

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.

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Professional Development

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.

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Technical Training

As technology is continually expanding, it’s always good to keep your skills up-to-date. Compnow offers industry standard training that can give you an edge in your industry.

  • Apple
  • Jamf
  • Microsoft

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Customised Accessibility Training

Accessibility features are built into every Apple device which means we can include as part of our tailored sessions for you. We can design the professional learning to match your specific needs

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Professional Training Capabilities

Whether you are deploying iPads or Surfaces in a school environment, implementing technology in the curriculum, or coming up to speed with the latest best practice for your institution, we offer an array of options which can be tailored to serve your needs.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Teams is a digital hub incorporating Microsoft services to be a collaborative communication tool bringing conversations, meetings, content and apps together in one place. Staff can create Teams as they require with the full support of SharePoint file sharing behind them.

  • 21st Century Learning Design (21CLD)

    21CLD is a pedagogically focused professional development program with tools & frameworks to best support and promote 21st century learning and teaching, in 6 different learning dimensions (including digital technologies.) It is ‘platform and device agnostic.’

  • Minecraft

    Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) provides an opportunity to empower teachers to design learning activities, utilising the uniquely engaging and motivating tools of the Minecraft Pocket Edition, but within a safe and supervised virtual world in the classroom.

Our knowledge & expertise have been seamlessly integrating technology into organisations since 1990.

Compnow are an industry leader with decades of experience in the technology industry. We work together with our clients and technology partners to provide tailored services and innovative solutions into your organisation.

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