Mark and James

Mark and James
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STEM Education

Mark Bayada & James MacDiarmid 

Maitland Grossman High School & Curiious

EdTalk Video: Maitland Grosssman High and Curiious collaborate using Wise: Emotional Fitness Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Virtual Reality
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Video Synopsis:

Maitland Grossmann High School has historically been a school to test new ideas, new technologies, new ways of learning and engagement. 2020 was no different. During the course of last year, Maitland Grossmann High School partnered with Curiious, a Sydney-based company focussed on immersive technology for educational solutions. Watch as Maitland Grossmann school trials virtual reality, learn how teachers have harnessed the power of immersive learning and hear about their future plans for virtual reality in the classroom.


Mark Bayada

Mark has been a Teacher for 33 years. He has worked in schools in South West Sydney, the Central Coast and most recently he has been a part of the Industrial Arts Faculty working at Maitland Grossmann High School in the Hunter Valley. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education from Newcastle University, Mark has specialised in Engineering Studies, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology Timber, Graphics and STEM.  In his current role he has been responsible for the daily running of the Faculty and leading new initiatives as the STEM coordinator in the school.

James MacDiarmid

Educator by trade, storyteller by heart, with a passion for education, new technologies and transformational change, James has over 20 years experience in education, learning design & consultancy. A published author, contributing writer for TEDx and co-creator for PlayFutures, under the LEGO Foundation, James has engineered his expertise across fields into managing and creating evidence based learning programs for all types of end users.

At Curiious, James is responsible for supporting the development of learning programs and solutions for virtual reality education and training.