Online Facilitator - Support for Effective Implementation of NZ Curriculum PLD Project
Chris is a versatile educator and communicator with experience in community development, strategic planning, media, curriculum development, environmental education, teacher training, resource writing and teaching in New Zealand and overseas.
Prior to working for CORE Education, Chris has been coordinating a Community Engagement project involving 23 West Auckland schools, building capacity for learning and sharing knowledge between the schools and their communities through workshops, researching, gathering and analysing data. In 2007, Chris developed a learning plan which forms the basis of this project which aims to raise achievement across West Auckland, particularly for Māori and Pasifika students. Chris will continue with this work alongside her role with CORE Education.
Chris is especially passionate about developing student voice, student engagement, cultural inclusion, education for sustainability, community engagement and professional learning communities.
“I am passionate about making a positive difference for our tamariki and I am always striving for ways to do this. I believe that no-one can make change in isolation and that we have to see where we fit into THE BIG PICTURE in our role of helping a young child on their journey to being a successful, happy adult who feels valued and is able to participate fully in life in Aotearoa – culturally, economically and socially.”