Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Donna Buckley Mathematics Teacher, John Curtin College of the Arts

Quinton Quartel

About Donna Buckley

Donna Buckley is a cybersecurity and mathematics teacher at John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle, Western Australia. In 2023, she was the recipient of the Australian Prime Ministers Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools for her work to inspire students with diverse, creative backgrounds, by applying mathematics to real-world problems and introducing them to future career opportunities in science.

She is President Elect of the Mathematics Association of WA, introducing Maths Talent Quest, a student activity that encourages students to consider real world problems and apply mathematical and statistical thinking processes to solve them. As a result of her interest in cryptographic science, Donna also established an accredited cybersecurity course in Western Australia to educate the next generation about ways to make a more safe and secure online environment.

A lead tutor at the Perth Girls Programming Network, she supports girls in secondary schools to develop their algorithmic thinking through programming and provides mentorship to tutors. In recognition of her work in Technologies education, she was presented the 2023 Women in Technologies WA STAR[+] Award and was the recipient of an ICT Educator Award by the Academy of Computer Science.

Session topic Putting mathematics on the map - building thinking classrooms for an era of innovation