Dr Simon Crook was a physics teacher for 15 years, in 5 different schools in England and Australia, holding many different leadership positions including being on the school executive. Subsequently, for over 6 years Simon worked as Senior eLearning Adviser for the Catholic Education Office Sydney having direct responsibility for the integration of technology in the teaching and learning of 17 secondary schools plus an overarching responsibility to 151 schools K-12 across Sydney, Australia. Whilst in this role he was also seconded to help design 21st Century Science laboratories and regularly called upon to assist secondary schools with HSC Physics and primary schools with Science.
Simon is in the latter stages of his PhD in Physics Education Research at the University of Sydney. Completing a ‘thesis by publication’, he has published several academic journal articles, with more to come. Previously, Simon helped the University of Sydney develop multimedia resources for HSC Physics (alongside Derek Muller of Veritasium fame).
Simon has presented at several national and international conferences on many aspects of science education and educational technology. Many of his presentations and resources can be found on his previous blog. Further details are also available on his LinkedIn profile.
A father of 2 young boys (the oldest of whom is starting Kindergarten), Simon is passionate about science and technology education from preschool to tertiary.
Simon is very keen to collaborate with educators, researchers, parents, administrators and science and technology organisations from all sectors. If you would like to make contact, please visit the contact page.