ACCE President’s Medal
The ACCE President’s Medal is occasionally awarded to recognise the contributions of leaders in systemic or research fields who influence, at a national level, the quality of Digital Technologies curriculum and the ICT General Capability in keeping with the goals and mission of ACCE.
Criteria for selection
Paul Clapton-Caputo from EdTechSA
2019 ACCE President's Medal
The recipient of the inaugural ACCE President’s Medal was Paul Clapton-Caputo. Paul is held in high esteem by the writers of the Australian Curriculum Technologies and the ICT General Capability. He is highly respected nationally and his contributions at the national forums reflect his insights and strategic thinking. Paul’s contributions to state and national forums have helped shape this complex, challenging and critical area of learning.
Paul has presented nationally and statewide on a diverse range of topics related to leadership and learning technologies. Paul has also established a Facebook group for Australian Curriculum Innovation, with over three and a half thousand Australian and international educators. The community shares insights and emerging practice and evidence for designing learning.
Paul is an active member of EdTechSA as a representative on the Management Committee and Executive Group. In addition to being principal advisor, Paul has also undertaken the role of social media coordinator and successfully manages the EdTechSA Facebook page and Twitter account, reaching hundreds of educators through his relevant articles and updates.
Paul’s achievements include extensive work in initiating, progressing and influencing cooperative efforts to establish resources, networks and initiatives that progress learning technologies both within his home state of South Australia and nationally. He is passionate in his focus on what it means to think technologically and addressing digital poverty, ethics of technology and pedagogical practice firmly grounded in classroom practice. Paul has an exceptional ability to take the complexity of technology in all its many forms in education and frame it in practical and explicit leadership that impacts the classroom and individual student’sexperience of learning.