Ken Silburn is a science educator, communicator, Certified Google Trainer and passionate about teaching 21st Century Skills and increasing the educational opportunities of students on a global scale. Earlier this year he was recognised as one of the top 10 teachers in the world, from over 23,000 nominations, through the Varkey Global Teacher Prize and in 2015 was the recipient of the Australian Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching.
Ken is the Head Teacher Science at Casula High School, President of LAZSTA (Metropolitan South West Science Teachers Association) and Coordinator and founder of the iSTEM (Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) project delivering science enrichment programs for high school science students and the US Space Academy Program.
As part of the iSTEM program, Ken organises enrichment programs for students on weekend and school holidays, including the opportunity for students and teachers to participate in the US Space Academy Program. More information available at www.iSTEM.com.au.