Gwenda Nunn is a Year 7 teacher in Science and Maths and a Senior Biology and Chemistry teacher at Atherton State High School with over ten years’ experience.
As an experienced teacher and Chemistry panellist, Gwenda draws on her own experience and a variety of research-based legislative and administrative sources to respond to the needs of her students. These include explicit instruction, a signature pedagogy at Atherton State High School, as well as Education Queensland Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP) development.
She is part of a team developing the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE) program using QCAA resources and is also refining the Junior Science Program using the Australian Curriculum.
Gwenda offers her students varied lesson plans, teaching activities and pedagogical practices; the use of digital technology, including the Learning Place, YouTube, document cameras and video microscopes.
She is an active participant in parent/teacher events and regularly contacts parents to update them about student achievement, effort and behaviour.
Gwenda offers individual mentoring to students through weekly tutorial sessions in her lunchbreak.
Congratulations Gwenda on your Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Award nomination.