Jo leads the Cyclone PLD team. She is a MoE Accredited PLD Facilitator, New Zealand registered teacher and has a postgraduate qualification in digital and collaborative learning. Jo is passionate about helping educators create and develop future focused and student centred learning environments with strengths in using G Suite for Education and Design Thinking.
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Brad is an experienced Digital Learning Designer, Google Certified Teacher and an MOE Accredited PLD facilitator. He has worked extensively with school leaders and teachers to develop effective digital strategies to to support and enhance teaching and learning. Brad is passionate about supporting others to reach their goals using technology and as a Level Two Google Certified Educator he is passionate about the opportunities that G Suite for Education provide for enhancing student outcomes.
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Anthony is a MoE-Accredited PLD facilitators and has been a registered NZ teachers for the past 19 years in the Primary and Intermediate sector. Anthony is passionate about using technologies, student agency in the classroom and enjoys passing on his ideas to passionate teachers.
He has skills in Innovative Learning Environments, strategic planning and developing digital learning programme to support students and teachers to enhance learning opportunities. Anthony has strong knowledge using Apple, Google Suite, and Microsoft Education, using Learning Management systems and using studio recording digital music.
Linkedin: Anthony Breese
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Nathan is a passionate, future-focused educator who strives to make a difference for teachers and learners in all aspects of their learning journey. Nathan has been a registered NZ teacher for the past 15 years in the secondary sector teaching Mathematics, Computer science, and Robotics. Nathan strongly believes that it is best for a learner (at any age) to actively engage with hands-on experiences in learning spaces that are safe for them to experiment and explore; to try, to succeed and to fail.
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Emma is part of the Apple Consultancy Network. She has over 11 years’ experience in education. She has a passion for providing meaningful learning experiences and is strong in both Apple and Google platforms. Emma enjoys working in a collaborative manner to source useful resources and practical ideas.
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Rachael is a Microsoft Master Trainer and Google Certified Teacher. She has a real passion for technology in the classroom, and has helped many educators on their pathway to blogging and coding. Rachael believes in streamlining IT processes to ensure schools and workplaces can work together to get the most out of the environment.
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Craig is a Microsoft Innovative Educator with over 10 years teaching experience at low decile schools in New Zealand. He is passionate about enhancing the learning experience using Office 365 tools and apps. Craig has expertise in facilitating whole school strategic change, Teacher as Inquiry and developing 21st century, student focused curriculum. The link between Te Ao Maori and technology is at the center of Craig’s PLD approach.
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Alistair is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and has recently completed a Master of Education at Victoria University. Alistair has led the development of ICT strategic planning, professional development and curriculum design in both primary and secondary schools Originally primary trained, Alistair has worked as Assistant Principal, ICT Manager, Director of E-Learning, Head of Technology as well as teaching from Year 2 to Y13 with his specialist subjects being Digital Technologies, History and Social Studies.
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Lynne is a MoE-Accredited PLD Facilitator. She has worked extensively in ICT advisory and facilitation roles to develop digital strategies and effective pedagogy for future focused learning and teaching. She uses the Spiral of Inquiry framework to structure collaborative professional learning and development.
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Adam is a MoE Accredited PLD Facilitator who is a fully qualified teacher with 18 years teaching experience in mainstream, Kura Kaupapa and tertiary settings. He has a postgraduate qualification in bi-lingual and total immersion teaching (te reo Māori). Adam specialises in creating student centred, collaborative learning environments where students can explore and learn using contexts most relevant to them and the world around them.
He combines the latest digital teaching tools and teaching methods with innovative learning environments in order to create 21st century classrooms where students can utilise their strengths and interests to be active motivated lifelong learners.
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Tracey is a MoE-Accredited PLD Facilitator, specialising in digital fluency and blended inquiry. She has worked with multiple schools with the focus on engaging, enhancing and deepening learning using digital technologies. Most projects will also involve curriculum design, providing students with authentic opportunities for critical thinking, blending inquiry models with digital technology.
Tracey has been delivering content from the new digital curriculum for many years with experience and skills in computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes.
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Troy is a Microsoft Expert Educator and 21st Century Learning Design Teacher Trainer. He is a registered teacher actively working in online distant education with Te Kura. Troy is an education and instruction developer for www.codeavengers.com.
He is an expert in Learning Management Systems and is passionate and experienced in using robotics across the curriculum.
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Jarrod is a MIE Expert and Microsoft Master Trainer. He is a registered teacher and provides training and online resources in ICT and Business Studies. Jarrod is passionate about school wide ICT strategic planning and implementing change management to achieve this.
Linkedin: Jarrod Aberhart
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Kate is passionate about supporting schools to redesign the curriculum so that is engaging, subject-integrated, relevant, and based around building students’ conceptual understandings.
She is MOE Accredited to deliver centrally funded PLD and works with schools to create the best possible curriculum relevant to the needs and interests of the students. She is an accredited trainer from the Dr H. Lynn Erickson Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Institute. Kate has many years’ experience as an educator and curriculum developer in New Zealand and international schools overseas.
Linkedin: Kate Brown
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Rachel is a Microsoft Innovative Educator – Fellow, and a Surface Expert. She is a passionate educator who is looking to break the mould of traditional schooling. In pursuit of this she co-founded #scichatNZ, learned to code in Minecraft and has had an awful lot of fun. Rachel strives for practical ways to improve student engagement and outcomes.
Linkedin: Rachel Chisnall
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Tim is a Microsoft Master Trainer. As a NZ Registered Teacher he is passionate about supporting teachers throughout NZ to utilize office 365 tools. Tim found that using OneNote supported his philosophy of putting learning first, and using technology as a tool to enhance his program. Contact Tim to book the Microsoft Digital Learning Experience.
Linkedin: Tim Muir
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