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Brett Lamb Curriculum Vitae

B.Arts (Journalism)/B.Ed (Primary/Secondary)

Brett Lamb is a media educator and writer. He is co-author of Heinemann Mediaa regular contributor to the magazine Screen Education and maintains the media education website www.lessonbucket.com. Throughout his career, Brett has presented workshops and seminars on topics as diverse as comic books, film noir, superhero narratives, social networking, action movies, filmmaking, Final Cut Pro and VCE Media. He has worked for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF). He currently works for East Doncaster Secondary College.

East Doncaster Secondary College (2007-Present)

Developed and implemented curriculum material for VCE Media and English classes. Strong emphasis on the use of information technology in the media classroom, enabling students to express themselves with sophistication in digital media. Maintained the Media related website www.lessonbucket.com.

Professional development

I have presented a number of seminars and workshop for organisations like ATOM as well as writing sample assessment tasks and articles for the ATOM publication Screen Education.

  • Day in 60 Seconds, Refocus: ATOM State Conference, Graduate House, 2014.
  • Media Industry Production, Refocus: ATOM State Conference, Graduate House, 2014.
  • Making Movies Educational Resource, IP Awareness, 2014.
  • Designing and Marking Assessment Tasks, Monash University, 2014.
  • ATOM VCE Media SAC Pack, 2014.
  • The Hunger Games, VATE State Conference, Deakin University, 2013.
  • ATOM Exam Revision for Teachers, Australian Teachers of Media, Graduate House, 2013.
  • Creating Kick-Ass Resources, DueCon, Deakin University, 2013.
  • Draw Before You Shoot: A Practical Guide to Storyboarding, Screen Education, Issue 70, Winter 2013.
  • Teaching Filmmaking, ATOM National Conference, Queensland University of Technology, 2013.
  • ATOM VCE Media SAC Pack, 2013.
  • OMG Media, The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2012.
  • The Gaffer and the Teacher, The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2012.
  • Dial S for Suspense, Screen Education, Issue 67, Spring 2012.
  • Dial S for Suspense, Reframed: ATOM Victoria Conference, State Library of Victoria, 2012.
  • The Edge of Your Seat, keynote presentation ATOM WA Conference, Edith Cowan University, 2012.
  • Shoot to Thrill, Screen Education, Issue 65, Autumn 2012.
  • Teaching Unit 1 Media, Graduate House, 2012
  • ATOM VCE Media SAC Pack, 2012.
  • Headstart Media Units 1&2, Graduate House, 2011.
  • ATOM Student Exam Revision Seminar, Geelong College, 2011.
  • ATOM Student Exam Revision Seminar, Victoria University, 2011.
  • Narrative, Media Exam Revision for Teachers, 2011.
  • ‘Big Damn Heroes: The Language of Action’, Screen Futures Summit, Melbourne, 2011.
  • ‘Spray-painting the Town Gold: Art vs Commerce in Exit Through the Gift Shop‘, Screen Education, Issue 62, 2011.
  • ‘Whedonesque Women’, Screen Education, Issue 61, Autumn 2011.
  • ATOM VCE Media SAC Pack, 2011.
  • Adobe After Effects for Teachers, Wesley College, 2010.
  • Whedonesque Women, ATOM State Conference, 2010.
  • ‘We all go a little bit mad sometimes.’: Psycho in the Media Classroom, ATOM State Conference, 2010.
  • ‘She’s in Fashion: Studying representation in The September Issues’, Screen Education, Issue 58, Winter 2010.
  • Media Influence Exam Revision, 2010.
  • ATOM Student Exam Revision Seminars, Victoria University, 2010.
  • Teaching Unit 1 Media, 2010.
  • Resourcing a Media Program, ATOM PD, 2009.
  • Representative on VIT World Teachers Day Selection Panel.
  • Media Exam Conference for Students, Victorian University, 2009.
  • After Effects for Teachers, Wesley College, 2009.
  • Unit 2 Media for Teachers, 2009.
  • Media Exam Conference for Students, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, 2008.
  • Media Exam Conference for Students, Toorak College, 2008.
  • Teaching Unit 2 Media, 2008.
  • VELS Media for Teachers, 2008
  • MyFace: Authenticity in the Age of Photoshop, ATOM State Conference, 2007.
  • MySpace and Facebook: Representation, Audience and Communities, ATOM State Conference, 2007.
  • Media Exam Conference for Students, Monash University Gippsland, 2007.
  • Media Exam Conference for Teachers, Victoria University, 2007.
  • Enhance TV ATOM Awards Judge, Multimedia and Short Films, 2007.
  • Advanced Final Cut Pro for Teachers, Professional Development Seminar, 2007.
  • Final Cut Express for Teachers, Professional Development Seminar, 2005/2007.
  • Comics in the Classroom, ATOM State Conference, 2006.
  • Bullets and Blood: Making Film Noir Shorts, ATOM State Conference, 2006.
  • VCE Exam Revision Lecture, Toorak College, 2006.
  • VCE Exam Revision Lecture, RMIT, 2006.
  • Superhero Narratives in VCE Media, ATOM State Conference, 2005.

Leongatha Secondary College (2001-2006)

Developed and implemented curriculum material for VCE Media and English classes. Strong emphasis on the use of information technology in the media classroom, enabling students to express themselves with sophistication in digital media. Responsibilities included: ICT in the Curriculum Coordinator (2006), Year Eight Coordinator (2004-2005).