TIDES Coordinator
     Peter Carnley ACS

Formerly an internationally recognised high school Drama teacher and teacher educator,  then Learning Futures Advisor at Curtin University, Kim is now the TIDES Coordinator at PCACS (Technology Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Sustainability) and his work still sees him engaged in global advisory and consultation roles in all education sectors. 

As well as maintaining a prominent role in the Learning Futures Network, he is also a founding member of the ShapingEDU community and continues as Lifelong Change Leader, advisory board member to Consortium of Schools Networking Driving K-12 Innovation initiative, FutureWe, NetEDU, OneHE and other projects around the world. 

His ongoing research is considering the impact of educational collaborative networks on school innovation and transformation.  

Kim is dad to two young daughters, and a former member of:

  • Board of Directors for Kalparrin (supporting families caring for children with additional needs),
  • CircusWA (skills development), and 
  • School Board  at Yule Brook College.

In the news: 


Assistant Head Technologies – Design
Teacher Development School STEM Coordinator

Ski Coordinator
      John Curtin College of the Arts

Tim lives in Fremantle, Western Australia.

He has been teaching Design & Technology at John Curtin College of the Arts for almost 30 years and until recently was still heavily involved in the Australian Defence Force as a Captain in the Royal Australian Engineers.

In 2021, Tim became a recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching Award.

Tim has been a passionate advocate for the integration of a pedagogical STEM approach to learning in both of his professional careers and is currently the Teacher Development School Coordinator for STEM at John Curtin College.

In his spare time, he runs the annual College Ski Tour to Queenstown – New Zealand, explores the European ski fields with his partner Simone, competes in Adventure Racing competitions and squeezes in the occasional dive for crayfish in his dive boat.

Tim is grateful to be surrounded by amazing friends, family, work colleagues and a very special team of adolescents that challenge him daily.

In the news:
John Curtin College of the Arts – STEM: Inspiring Minds (Innovation Partnerships)
Young Hands-on STEM







      John Curtin College of the Arts
Digital Freelancer
       Curiosity Digital

Kai is a young person and digital thinker. As a high-school student, he divides his time between the classroom and his many curiosities. Always an entrepreneurial spirit, he launched his first business – a failure – at age 12, and has since then started and built enterprises in various fields, including media, education and eCommerce.

Growing up “online” and knowing how to use it to his advantage, today he consults with businesses & organisations on their digital channels & strategy under his freelance business, Curiosity Digital.

He also creates his own projects, products and businesses with collaboration, and shares his story & his mindset both on stage and online.

He continues to live with curiosity.



Teacher, Halls Head College

Hayden Brown is a current Senior Modern History teacher at Halls Head College in Western Australia. He was approached by Gates Ventures 2016 to become a lead teacher and design partner of The Big History Project. Over the last 6 years Hayden has supported teachers globally to implement The Big History Project in their own schools as well as taking part in pilot programs and development projects with Gates Ventures, to improve and expand the Big History Project course.  Since Hayden moved to Halls Head College in the Peel region of Western Australia at the beginning of 2020, he has been working as part of the academic extension team to combine virtual reality film making, Aboriginal perspectives and Big History skills with the WA curriculum requirements of the teaching program.