Professional Development

Strengthening Instructional Leadership 2020
– Unpacking the role of an effective instructional leader and identify the leadership conditions needed to develop collaborative professionlism and robust inquiry. this was provided by Colleen Wills of Waikato University in connection to Kahui Ako.

Foundations of Behaviour 2020
– A deep look at the types of behaviors students display, why and how to overcome them.

Collaborative Teacher Inquiry 2020
– A series of workshops and sessions by Cognition Education to co-construct shared principles for effective collaborative inquiry within schools and across Kahui Ako schools.

Boys in Literacy 2019
– This workshop was very worthwhile. Marshall Diggs, the presenter, enthusiastically talks about and guides new thinking toward how boys respond to literacy and ways of how to get them intrigued through literacy.

Masters in Contemporary Education – Part 3 2019
– A practice-based Master’s programme designed to support the development of teachers and education leaders in a rapidly evolving educational environment. Part 3 involves a Scope Project that leads to a change in professional practice.

Visible Learning into Action for Teachers 2019
– Looking at another way of carrying out Teacher Inquiry that is more guided and user-friendly, and that keeps the practitioner on track. The workshops look at how to gather, collate and examine evidence and then transfers this into action that will make a positive difference to the outcomes of students.

Visible Learning 2019
– A range of PLD sessions based around the John Hatti Visible Learning concepts. Workshops and PLD included: Feedback; Visible Learning for Teachers (VLAT1 and 2); Visible Learning School visit – Clevedon School.

Te Rangihakahaka 2019
– A culturally responsive program that focusses on the people of Te Arawa and Ngati Whakaue. A hikoi around Rotorua looking at all the Pa surrounding the area and the history related to them.

Microsoft 365 Education Package 2018
– Independent workshops carried out online to support the transition from Google to Microsoft based products and how to use the Microsoft 365 Education Package competently.

Open to Learning Conversations 2018
– A series of workshops provided by the University of Auckland to help understand what Open To Learning Leadership is and how to carry out Open To Learning Conversations.

Visible Learning 2018
– A range of PLD sessions based around the John Hatti Visible Learning concepts including workshops regarding leading out as an Across Schools Leader. Workshops included: How Students Learn; Evidence to Action Day 1 and 2; Impact Coaching Day 1 and 2; and Building and Developing Visible Learners.

Accreditation Panel Member 2018
– A member of an Accreditation Panel for Adventist Education providing a critical analysis of the performance of a Special Character school leading to next steps in the school’s development. Great PLD for an aspiring principal or senior leadership team.

Team Leaders Toolbox 2018
– A workshop designed to support current and up and coming team leaders, giving advice and strategies with how to be an efficient team leader.

Masters in Contemporary Education – Part 2 2018
– A practice-based Master’s programme designed to support the development of teachers and education leaders in a rapidly evolving educational environment.

Mathletics 2017
– Webinar based on Blended Learning in the classroom and using Mathletics for this purpose.

PaCT 2017
– Induction workshop to using PaCT

Middle Leadership 2017
– Four sessions which focus on different aspects of Middle Leadership in a school. This was hosted by Network Learning and presented by Mary-Ann Murphy.

Managing Change and Transitions 2017
– Two sessions which focus on the development, change and success of businesses and how this relates to a school. Hosted by Nga Pumanawa e Waru and presented by Dr Vickram Murthy.

Te Rangihakahaka 2017
– A culturally responsive program that focusses on the people of Te Arawa and Ngati Whakaue. Etiquette and Protocols of marae. Hosted and presented by Ngati Whakaue.

The Learning Power Approach 2017
– A session hosted by Guy Claxton regarding how teachers are teaching students to teach themselves, and how teachers are also holding students back from achieving their full potential.

Reading Eggs and Mathletics 2016
– Webinar based on the administration understanding of these digital tools and how to use them successfully in the class.

BOT Training Seminars 2016
– A range of workshops provided by NZSTA to improve the running schools and understanding of the role of the Board of Trustees.
(Effective Chair; Implementing a Work Health and Safety Culture; Vulnerable Children’s Act)

ULearn16 2016
– An educational conference for teachers. A large number of professional speakers from around the globe spoke about 21st Century Learning. Workshops were run by a number of people covering all areas of the education sector.

Proportional Reasoning Workshop 2016
– A workshop provided by Waikato University to help teachers identify what Proportional Reasoning is and at what level children start using it.

BOT Training Seminars 2016
– A range of workshops provided by NZSTA to improve the running schools and understanding of the role of the Board of Trustees.
(Role of Staff Rep)

Comprehensive First Aid 2016

Multiplicative Workshop 2015
– A series of three workshops that explore multiplicative thinking and its significance to mathematical learning.

Interface Xpo 2015
– A series of workshops and keynote presenters introducing ideas based around technology for schools. Workshops attended included Fine-tuning your GAFE experience, eTV, and Flipping your classroom with Swivl.

The MindLabs Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice – Digital and Collaborative Learning 2015
– A program based on Digital and Collaborative Learning.

Teaching the art of Narrative Writing 2015
-Webinar based on top teaching tools for Narrative Writing.

Beyond Words – Using games to teach grammar 2015
– Webinar based on top teaching tools for grammar consolidation.

Google Education Roadshow 2015
– A presentation for all educators to provide knowledge and awareness of the Google Tools available for educational purposes. It Covered GAFE, Add-ons, and hidden tools. Where to go for assistance.

Introduction to Google Classroom 2014
– Workshop that brings together Google Drive, Google Docs and Gmail to help teachers create and organise assignments and communication with students.

Inquiry Based Learning 2014
– Webinar based on top teaching tools for Inquiry-Based Learning, relating Inquiry to Literacy and Thinking Strategies.

Accelerated Learning in Literacy Program (ALL) 2013
– Development in accelerating low to medium learners using a specialised program in literacy

Career’s Education Workshop for Year 7 and 8 2012
– Workshop covering what careers education is and the importance of teaching it to middle school age students

Lane Clark ‘Processes of Learning’ Workshops 2012
– Workshop covering the significance of teaching processes to improve independent thinking and learning in the classroom

International Teacher Exchange 2012
– Teacher exchange to Mt Alvernia College in Brisbane looking at differences in pedagogy

Certificate of Participation in Restorative Practice 2010
– How to use a restorative practice approach for behaviour management

Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) 2009