Lead Teacher: Te Tihi o Te Matauranga Inquiry Cluster (2015)
This is a group of teachers formed from the schools involved in the Te Tihi o Te Matauranga project. This is a project focused on the use of chromebooks and other technology in education. Our cluster is made up of 4 primary schools and Aranui High School. We met regularly to develop our own inquiries into the use of IT for literacy development. My role is to facilitate this group, liaise with Ministry of Education financial backers, organise guest speakers, ensure an understanding of teaching as inquiry and generally provide support for all teachers involved in the project.
Supervising Teacher - New and Beginning Teachers Programme (2014-present)
In this role I have mentored a large number of first year, second year and overseas trained teachers at Aranui High School. I have provided workshops, had coaching conversations, provided observations and feedforward, as well as simply been a sounding board for the teachers as they navigate teaching.
PB4L committee (2013 -present)
As a member of the PB4L committee at Aranui High School I have led/been involved in professional learning around consistent lesson practices to engage learners and the explicit teaching of behaviour.
ICT Committee (2010 - present)
In this role I have worked with a team of people to develop the ICT policy and direction at Aranui High School. This has involved using the SAMR model to ensure we are using technology to open doors previously closed to our students. I have regularly led IT professional learning for full staff and small groups.
Senior Teacher in Charge of the Pegasus Achievement programme at Aranui (2010)
This was a MOE project to raise literacy achievement across the Aranui Community Schools. In this role I led professional development in literacy strategies as well as data analysis to full staff and small groups.
Workshop presenter: National Association of Teachers of English Conference
- Wikis and Blogs in English Teaching (2008)
- Assessment for Learning and the English Classroom (2011)
- Maori Student Voice in the English Classroom (2014)
- Assessment for Learning (2014)
- Performance Poetry: Speak your power (2014)