Brendan OKeefe

As an edupreneur, I help parents produce the best digital citizens
Male, 52 Years|Melbourne - 3000, Australia

Member since: Mar 20, 2008

Last active on: Jul 04, 2013 at 03:33 PM (EST)

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About Brendan OKeefe

Hello, I am a Dad, versalist, an edupunk addicted to creative pursuits. I live to love and learn, and I love to learn to live. Most of all, I live life on purpose.

I must know why and how, and I explore by trying new things or old things in new ways. INFP.

I am grateful, I am eternally expanding and sharing my knowledge and I nurture talent wherever I go. Born in Puerto Rico, I have been to many places, done many things and I continue to be and do many things. I now live in Melbourne Australia, the most liveable city in the world.

A passionate digital producer, educator and change agent, I tutor kids knowing they will change the world. I teach digital citizenship, information literacy and employagility.

I design learning experiences for 21st century people and organisations because I love the learning. I value knowledge much more than what money can do.

What can I do for you?

I am the founder and curator of Pop Up Learning Space, Elastic Learning Network, Hacking Homework and Reinventing School. I also work with a team of designers, educators and subject matter experts. Together we collaborate, host online and offline events, classes and other fun stuff designed to effect positive change. Life is Grand.

Happily married to Narvi and a father to two daughters Hanee Gem and Cassiopia, I enjoy a dynamic life in our family of four.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $30-40 per hour

Group Teaching at $10-20 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at $40-50 per hour

Group Teaching at $10-20 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Design Thinking for students (Others)
Language of Instruction: English, Filipino
Design Thinking, Pathway planning, Transition planning, mind mapping, goal setting, career planning, memory skills, speed reading, accelerated learning
Career Planning (9th - 12th Grade)
Language of Instruction: English
Goal Setting, Skills Audit, Pathway Planning
Introduction to Design Thinking (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test
Teaching Experience

Facilitator, Victoria, Australia

Jan 2008 - Present

Design Thinking Facilitation - Ideation, Evaluation, Graphic Facilitation, Social Media, Design, Web - Australia-Wide

Pathway Officer

Slingshot Community Employment and Enterprise Center -, Australia

Mar 2005 - Oct 2007

Pathway Planning, Business Plan Development, Self Employment Planning, Skills Auditing, Career Planning, Goal Setting, Mind Mapping, Personal Development, Personal Branding, Mentoring

I was awarded for being a Slingshot Mentor 2005.


“Brendan is an inspiration in everything he does. The way in which he makes use of his incredibly vast array of skills and knowledge, makes him truly unique. Always happy to go out of his way to help and nurture others, his generosity is matched only by his innovative nature. During the time I worked with Brendan he was always professional, hard working and determined to make a difference to his world, my world and your world.”

Jon Hammond, Admin Support Officer, Slingshot

Professional Experience
Online Publisher and Community Engagement Manager
Telstra, Victoria, Australia
Mar 2010 - Present

I am the primary designer and publisher for Telstra Exchange.

I look after the editorial calendar, bloggers and visitors on Telsta's public corporate blog.

I do community development work with stakeholders across business units and I assist with customer support in Telstra's social media spaces.

Creative Director
Naive Experts, Australia
Jan 2007 - Present

Naïve Experts exists to serve organizations that need to look outside themselves for ideas for new products, programs and promotion. No organization has a monopoly on thinkers or thought. Often, it is an idea from someone from outside the corporate environment, who has no particular interest in or knowledge about the organization who can provoke a turn to a new, winning way.

Web Manager - Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Victoria, Australia
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative aims to make cybersafety a normal part of every young person's life by equipping them to use technologies in ways that protect them from the associated risks.
An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to em

Online Media Projects Officer
VicHealth - Victoria Walks, Victoria, Australia
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Victoria Walks is a walking for transport initiative funded and supported by VicHealth.
Victoria Walks has all the tools, information and support to make neighbourhoods safer and more walk-friendly.

* Website UAT
* Content and Project Management
* Social Media Strategy

Pathway Planning Officer
Slingshot Community Employment and Enterprise Centre, Australia
Mar 2004 - Oct 2007

Pathway Planning
Mind Mapping Workshops
Goal Setting Workshops
Support & Advocacy
Database Development & Administration Support
Technology Integration
Business Presentations
Web Site Development
Marketing support

Youth Worker
Frontyard Youth Services, Australia
Apr 2002 - Oct 2004

I was working at Frontyard providing referral and support
for young people, particularly chronically homeless young
people. Frontyard is part of Melbourne Citymission. In addition to my role as youth worker, I provided
Information technology support and built a database of
service providers as well as a state-wide community portal for, part of the FACTS Federal Early Intervention Programs. Winter sleep out audio visual presentation at the at the corporate

Multi Media Teacher
Jesuit Social Services, Australia
May 2001 - Jan 2002

I worked with Young People dual diagnosed with mental health, drug & alcohol issues.
I also provided research and administration support to the director of Artful Dodgers Studio.
I used Inquiry-based learning, art & technology to provide Young People in the program with an outlet for self-expression & development along with teaching the value of the Internet as a communication and job search tool.

· Computer aided design courses

Web Integrator
KUSP Pty Ltd, Australia
Jan 2000 - Nov 2000

Responsible for integration of the front and back end of
company web site. Development of 3D applications within
the site.
Content management site structure and maintenance.

Technology Integration
Kiosk Design
3D Integration
Project Management
Web development


Certificate of Teaching Mastery

Teachers Without Borders, Philippines

May 2008 - Present

Advanced Wordpress Development

Fearless Media, Australia

Nov 2010 - Nov 2010

Basic HTML

Dynamic Web Training, Australia

Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

SEO Advanced

Bruce Clay International, Australia

Jun 2010 - Jun 2010

Public Speaking with Humour

Humourversity, Australia

Mar 2007 - Jan 2008

I passed. and I made numerous speeches over the year. Pete Crofts is a great teacher and mentor.

Cert IV in Small Business Management

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Oct 2004 - Jan 2005

I lectured to our class in Internet marketing and website development.

Cert IV Community Services

Kangan Batman College, Australia

Feb 2000 - Jan 2001


University of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

Feb 1988 - Nov 1989


Balwyn High School, Australia

Jan 1982 - Nov 1986

Professional Exams & Certifications


Study Fresh, Philippines

Year Of Passing: 2008

My Pathway Plan

Myself, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2008

Business Brainstorming

Myself, Australia

Year Of Passing: 2008

First Aid - Level 3


Year Of Passing: 2005

SCEEC Youth Business Mentor


Year Of Passing: 2005

Conflict Resolution & Dealing With Difficult People


Year Of Passing: 2003

HTML Advanced CSS


Year Of Passing: 2000

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