|Occupation:||Head of Learning Area - Science|
I am Head of Learning Area - Science at Alfriston College (AC). Alfriston College is a great school to work at as you are encouraged to try new things with the aim of developing Independent Learners. New wikieducators at AC, all of whom I consder myself lucky to be working and learning alongside, are Lynda Shanks, Karyn White and Sharra Martin. I have been at Alfriston since 2006, prior to this I was at St Cuthbert's College working with some great staff including wikieducator users; Mark Osborne and Mary Robinson. I started my teaching career at Manurewa High School in a very strong science faculty under the leadership of Christine Howard.
I was an executive member and treasurer of New Zealand Association of Science Educators from 1998-2006 and have been involved in Curriculum and Assessment development throughout my career.
I love learning.....love it, love it, love it!
Formally - I have a BSc from Auckland University and a Diploma in Teaching from the Auckland College of Education. Informally - my education is ongoing... I enjoy learning every day, from all sorts of people.
I have been involved in a lot of professional development - pedagogy, literacy, thinking, IT and Te Kotahitanga. I am starting a Masters in Teaching and Learning at Massey University in the second half of the year.
in no particular order...
- Nature of Science in New Zealand Curriculum
- Student Centred Learning (personalised learning)
- Motivation and Engagement
- Leadership and empowering teachers
...and the role of technology in all of the above...
- My Family
- New Zealand Ecology
- Most sports
- Having a beer with my work colleagues on a Friday
Muriwai Field Trip this resource guides year 12 students reinforces basic wave properties using a field trip. Any beach where waves are clearly visible would work, particularly if there is clifftop access for viewing.
Books I am reading right now...
Comments from my WikiNeighbours
(: Great to see somebody which such great enthusiasm here. Welcome aboard and congratulations to your achievements on this platform. Warm wishes --Patricia Schlicht 21:41, 9 April 2010 (UTC))