A School and System leader from Australia, Max is highly committed to exploring how effective education systems lead, educate and learn with, from and for future generations, using technology as an amplifier and connector of leaders, learners and learning.
Max spent the last 12 years working for the Department of Education, Tasmania, Australia. He headed up K-12 technology-based educational reform initiatives, school and district resourcing, and worked with teachers and school leaders to build their proficiency in leading, teaching and learning. Max also lectured into and co-designed pre-service teacher education modules at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). Prior to working in Tasmania, Max held varied teaching, advisory and leadership roles at an international school in Southern China, and in Geelong, Australia.
As a Leader of Professional Learning for the Professional Learning Institute, DoE Tasmania, Max designed, facilitated and evaluated a range of highly acclaimed flagship programs including 21st Century Learning Design and Leading a Digital School. Focusing strategically on school improvement, Max worked with schools, individuals and networks to build the collective capacity of teachers, leaders and learners. Max also co-led the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Australian Cluster from 2013 until his relocation to Seattle in mid-2016.
Max has a number of post graduate certifications including a Master of Educational Leadership, several accreditations in coaching and brokering approaches, and a broad and varied skillset built on experience both within and from outside the education sector.