Mag Gardner has served as a secondary school teacher, administrator, and superintendent in three large school districts within Ontario. She also worked at the Ministry of Education where she helped to pioneer the Student Success movement. More recently she led the implementation of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board in Canada. As an NPDL Global Capacity Building Facilitator, Mag supports new clusters and districts as they implement NPDL and works closely with Canada, Finland, Netherlands and United States. Mag's doctorate focused on teacher collaboration and learning communities.
Chris Bradbeer is a Research Fellow (part time), based in Auckland, New Zealand. His role will be to work closely with New Zealand schools, facilitate data collection in New Zealand and contribute to case study developments. Chris is also Associate Principal at Stonefields School in Auckland, where he has been involved in developing a vision for teaching and learning, building teacher capacity and having the opportunity to consider ‘what might be possible’ in a new school setting. He is also currently completing a PhD , in conjunction with the ‘Evaluating 21st Century Learning Environments’ ARC Linkage project, focusing on the nature of collaborative teacher practices in innovative learning environments in New Zealand.
Rosalie works in CORE Education's Māori medium team, facilitating Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA), Te Reo Māori in Māori medium and Te Reo o te Kaiako. This has involved a blended delivery of wānanga, face to face and online learning approaches in order to build capabilities with kaiako, kura and schools. Rosalie has been teaching for 11 years in rūmaki within the Waikato and South Auckland where knowledge of diversity and multiculturalism was fostered. She has recently completed a dissertation: "How to build a community of successful Māori learners in a decile one school", in order to identify key components to ensure success for Māori supports success for all. She has also supported professional learning services for dual medium schools in innovative learning environments, and the Transform programme in supporting schools revisioning their vision and direction.