Conference Presenters

Duane Smith

Duane Smith – Istanbul International Community School-

Duane Smith is currently a teacher and the Early Years team leader at Istanbul International Community School. Duane has performed duties as a teacher in Australia and in England. In Australia Duane has worked as an Early Years teacher, Deputy Principal, Principal, Curriculum writer and Education consultant in both curriculum implementation and Early Years. Duane has worked with teachers, teaching assistants and administrators to implement the Queensland Early Years Curriculum Guidelines.

Most recently Duane has coached classroom teachers in developing quality teaching and learning programs to support the implementation of reading. He was also responsible for implementing and monitoring Regional learning innovation projects for the introduction of the Australian curriculum.

Duane is currently working with Early Years teachers, locally and internationally, to develop a shared understanding of the importance of documentation, planning and collaboration to build both teacher and student capacity to personalise learning through play.