Term 2 Strategic Thinking Roadmap workshops will be led by experienced facilitators from the Connected Learning Advisory (CLA):
Ray is the Project Lead for the Connected Learning Advisory as well as a member of the Grow Waitaha team supporting schools to rethink education in Christchurch. He brings 23 years of experience in secondary leadership, inquiry and e-learning.
Anne is an accredited facilitator and an advisor with the Connected Learning Advisory. Her focus is encouraging teachers to develop the skills, approaches, and attitudes needed to educate children using the new paradigms of technology-enhanced learning within the existing school structures.
Anaru is an accredited Māori and English medium facilitator and an advisor with the Connected Learning Advisory. He works alongside kura and schools to enhance outcomes through Innovative Learning Practices and e-learning sustainability.
Viv is an accredited facilitator and an advisor with the Connected Learning Advisory. She has extensive experience in digital technology implementation in the education sector. She is passionate about enabling educators to embrace the teaching and learning opportunities offered by digital technologies.
Clive is a facilitator with the Connected Learning Advisory. He has worked alongside schools over the last 12 years as they have developed and implemented their strategies to use digital technologies for improving administration and learning outcomes.
Trevor is a facilitator with the Connected Learning Advisory. Prior to joining the CLA, Trevor worked in various roles at Waimate High School including Teacher of Digital Technologies, Head of Learning Area, and Network Manager. Trevor is currently part of the executive management team of NetNZ.
Prior to working with CORE, Warren worked at Queen Charlotte College in Picton teaching Economics, Hard Materials (Wood), Computer Science and Outdoor Education. Warren’s expertise lies in supporting schools to set up their infrastructure in a way that allows them to achieve their e-learning objectives. His strengths include goal setting, strategic planning, IT budgeting, networking and e-learning.
Renee is an accredited facilitator and an advisor with Te Ara Whītiki - The Connected Learning Advisory, supporting schools and communities as they work together to explore the possibilities of teaching and learning with digital technologies. Renee is excited about exploring opportunities for digital technologies to expand the limits of circumstance for all learners.
Lynne is passionate about assistive technology and the ways that a variety of standard technologies can be used to support a wide range of students in any classroom. Her teaching background is in secondary learning support, maths and geography. Prior to joining CORE in 2015, Lynne worked in the Ministry of Education as the national coordinator for the NZ assistive technology team.
Philippa started with CORE Education in January 2016. She is an experienced facilitator with the Connected Learning Advisory. Philippa has spent over 15 years in the classroom, primarily as a secondary school English teacher. In 2013 she was the Future Learning Leader at a school in Wellington. It was in this capacity that Philippa began to immerse herself in the transformative power of e-learning and future-focused pedagogies.
Tania is a Facilitator for CORE Education working across two projects - The Connected Learning Advisory and Manaiakalani Outreach. Tania is passionate about creating positive relationships within the schools and communities she works. Tania's passion for digital technologies has lead to a personal interest in how to use digital tools to empower students to drive their own learning.
Tania became a Google Certified Teacher at the Google Teacher Academy in 2011. In 2013 Tania trained as an Apple Professional Development Consultant.
Rick is an accredited facilitator and an advisor with the Connected Learning Advisory. Rick joined the CORE Education team in 2013 as a Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator. He has a lead role in the eLearning Planning Framework and was co-leader of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development mentoring programme, and is a mentor in the uChoose programme. He is an experienced educational leader and classroom teacher.
In his leadership roles within schools, Rick has led whole-school change, staff development, strategic planning and review, developed collaborative networks with other schools and worked effectively with school communities.
Te Mako Orzecki — Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Wehi Wehi — is an online support advisor for the Connected Learning Advisory (CLA) Te Ara Whītiki, and a content manager for various sites on Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI). Te Mako's roles also extend to online support for the eLPF and MMeLPF frameworks.
As a member of the Connected learning Advisory team, Charles is using his extensive experience helping schools with their e-strategic planning to develop advice and resources to support schools understand and plan for the authentic use of technology and the exciting opportunities now emerging in this digital environment.
Tim is a facilitator with the Connected Learning Advisory. Prior to joining the CLA, Tim has been based at Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka as Head of Information Technology - a role that he relinquished to become involved with SchoolZone, Virtual Education Networks and N4L. Throughout, Tim has worked as the Network Manager at his school. He is also currently working with the Ministry of Education in a Sector Secondment role for the SMS Review project.