Learner Focused Conversations

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Professional learning focused conversations are important in building shared understanding.

These carefully and deliberately crafted  conversations that support leaders to explore teachers prior conceptions of practice while building deep pedagogical content knowledge through ‘interaction, negotiation and co-operation’. Professional learning conversations enable teachers and leaders to proactively self-regulate their practice, supporting them to develop ownership and responsibility for their own learning. The main purpose of these conversations is to promote leader and teacher learning that in turn promotes better outcomes for students.

Our highly experienced facilitators can coach you around developing your expertise, guiding you through the process of professional learning conversations, supporting you to build a culture in your school where focused learning conversations are the norm and relationships are able to be maintained, while competing views  and tensions are explored.

We can help you to:

  • develop learner focused conversations
  • negotiate different tensions and viewpoints
  • challenge the status quo
Discover Who Can Help

Why work with us?

Experts

We have experts with both the knowledge and experience so we can provide you with the most effective practices.

The Right Fit

We have a range of facilitators with different background and skills so we can match you with a facilitator who will be a great fit for your school.

Curriculum Knowledge

Our team have specialised knowledge in literacy and we have been working with teachers to improve their capabilities in the teaching for many years.

Solutions

We’ll work with you to identify your needs and to find the best solution that will meet your requirements.

Who can help?

Choose Your Region:

Gayle McIlraith (Director) (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Gayle McIlraith (Director)

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local Curriculum Design
  • Science
  • Assessment Literacy & Evaluation
  • Leadership

Alana Madgwick (Auckland)
Primary, Secondary

Contact Alana Madgwick

Expertise:

  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Cultural Competency
  • Teaching as Inquiry

Jenny Thompson (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Jenny Thompson

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Waveney Bryant (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Waveney Bryant

Expertise:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Assessment Literacy & Evaluation
  • Local Curriculum
  • Learning Conversations

Cheryl Harvey (Auckland)
Secondary

Contact Cheryl Harvey

Expertise:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learner Focused Conversations

Jenna Wilkins (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Jenna Wilkins

Expertise:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learner Focused Conversations
  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Local Curriculum
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Sarah Cobb (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Sarah Cobb

Expertise:

  • Mathematics and statistics Years 1-8
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Teaching as inquiry
  • Leadership
  • Building student agency and engagement

Adie Bonisch (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Adie Bonisch

Expertise:

  • Literacy and English Language Learners:
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Inclusive Education
  • Local Curriculum

Gaylene Price (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Gaylene Price

Gaylene is leader and developer of ‘Team Approach to Language Learners‘ (TALL), a Ministry of Education project which supports small school teams to investigate the teaching and support of culturally and linguistically diverse learners

Expertise:

  • Languages acquisition
  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Oral language
  • Student assessment and pathways of progress
  • Planning and teaching sequences
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Inclusive Education

Ruth Price (Taranaki / Whanganui / Manawatu)
Primary, Secondary

Contact Ruth Price

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Secondary
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment Literacy and Evaluation
  • Teaching as Inquiry

Andrea Piters (Wellington)
Primary

Contact Andrea Piters

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment Literacy and Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Teaching as Inquiry