Growing up in the Australian outback, Mr Lane developed the sense of curiosity and wonder at the world around him that he brings to the classroom today.
This curiosity brought Mr Lane to South Korea and Japan, where he taught ESL for eight years. He has also taught science and mathematics to Elementary and Middle School accelerated pupils and ESL to elementary school students in Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. As part of an initiative known as GEPIK, he held lectures on culturally responsive practices with all newly hired foreign ESL teachers to foster collaborative relationships with the Korean public school system. Using an array of different hardware and software focussed on computational thinking and digital design, he set up maker spaces where pupils could harness technology and collaborate on projects. This speaks of Mr Lane’s belief that technology is an essential component to an education that is relevant to our pupils’ futures.