CORE's Team

Chrissie Butler

Senior consultant — Inclusive Education/Universal Design for Learning

Qualifications: BEd, DipESVI, MEd (Applied Linguistics)


P: (04) 974 8825

M: 021 411 629

Region: Wellington

Chrissie Butler

Professional profile

Chrissie works alongside schools and the wider education sector supporting strategic planning and blended professional learning in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), e-learning, and inclusive practices. She also holds responsibility for the continuing development of the Ministry of Education’s new Inclusive Education website.

Chrissie supports the development of CORE's internal capability in inclusive practices and provides consultancy in this area to both New Zealand and overseas schools and agencies. Chrissie brings her lifelong arts practice to all aspects of her work.


  • Consultancy in inclusive learning and workplace design
  • Facilitating strategic planning in inclusive practices for schools and agencies
  • Professional learning and development in Universal Design for Learning, inclusive practices, special education, effective use of technology
  • Accessible website and online course design and development
  • Writing and reviewing content related to diversity, equity, creativity and inclusion

Professional memberships

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment (SPEVI)

Conference presentations

  • Various presentations at ULearn and Learning @ School, 2009-2013.
  • “Dancing on the same page: Digital Portfolios" – South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment conference, Sydney, 2011.
  • “Inclusive storytelling with video” – BLENNZ Conference, Auckland 2010.
  • “Get ya’ hands dirty: A hands-on model for partnership in transdisciplinary teams" - Viscon Sydney, 2009 and South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment, Adelaide, 2009.


  • Harvard Graduate School Summer Institute - Universal Design for Learning 2012.
  • Royal Society Awarded Teacher Fellowship - Ministry of Research, Science and Technology 2010 culminating in the development of the BLENNZ Learning Library.

Personal statement

It continues to be an immense privilege to work at what I love.