Tania is a facilitator for CORE Education based in Whangarei, Northland. Her role involves delivering professional development to teachers in early childhood services and schools throughout Northland and Northern Auckland.
Tania is a registered early childhood teacher with extensive experience in the sector, having taught in both kindergartens and early childhood centres for over 20 years in Northland. Prior to working at CORE, Tania was Head Teacher at Manaia Kindergarten. Tania is well known nationally for her practice in integrating ICT for teaching and learning, and for engaging whānau and the wider community.
Tania became a Google Certified Teacher at the Google Teacher Academy 2011, in Sydney. This has given Tania a vast amount of knowledge that she is able to share with teachers as they integrate Google Apps for Education into their classes/schools/centres.
Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning
Engaging and building community through ICT
Creating an online Professional Learning Network to enhance teaching and learning
Creating positive learning environments to enhance learning in the 21st century
Facilitating teams of teachers in ECE and Primary to integrate ICT into their teaching and learning
Coutts, T. & Carlson, S. (2010, October). Powerful Connectivity and Engagement Through Life Long E-Portfolios. Presented at ULearn10 Conference, Christchurch.
Coutts, T. (2010 October) ABC + 123 + ICT = 21st Century. Presented at ULearn10 Conference, Christchurch.
Coutts, T. (2010, February). Building Community Through Blogging. Presented at Learning@Schools Conference, Rotorua.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2009, September). Leading and Inspiring Learning through ICT. Presented at TRCC leadership Hui, Wellington.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2009, October). Building Community Through Blogging. Presented at Ulearn09 Conference, Christchurch.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2009, October). Manaia Online. Presented Online - Eluminate.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2008, October). The ICT Journey Keynote Presentation at Ulearn08, Christchurch.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2008, October). Learning and Growing Together in ICT. Presented at Celebrating Northland’s Tamariki Conference, Whangarei.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2007, October). Hands on Blogging.Workshop presented at Ulearn07, Auckland.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B. (2009). Inspiring and Engaging Learners through ICT. Swings and Roundabouts, Issue 4. Early Childhood Council Pg 14/15.
Coutts, T. & Kaye, B (2010) “Here’s my blog address – you’ll be needing this!” In V Ham and D Wenmouth (Eds.). eLearnings: implementing a national strategy for ICT in education, 1998-2010: CORE Education.
"Having grown up in Northland, I am passionate about the outdoors and I spend lots of time with my whānau and friends at the beach and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle. I am a self confessed exercise junky with running being my main addiction. I have recently competed in the Kokoda Challenge in Australia and the Oxfam Challenge in NZ, 96km and 100km team events, making you realise your inner strength as well as raising money for worthy causes! I believe in setting challenges and being highly motivated both in my personal and work life."