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ESOL Online. Every child literate - a shared responsibility.

Meet the project team

Breda Matthews. Breda Matthews - Secondary ESOL facilitator

Breda has been a head of ESOL and has taught ESOL and English to students from a wide range of educational and language backgrounds. Breda worked as an ESOL facilitator, served on NCEA review panels and has written a number of resources including NCEA teaching and assessment materials. Breda has a B.Ed in History and Education (London), an MA in Historical Studies (Greenwich), a Dip TESSOL (ACE) and an MA in Applied Linguistics (Victoria University of Wellington).

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Janet McQueen. Janet McQueen - Primary ESOL facilitator

Janet is an experienced primary and ESOL teacher, and ESOL PLD cluster leader. She worked as Senior Advisor Literacy/ESOL at the Ministry of Education. As part of this work she led the writing of ‘Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners’ to support implementation of National Standards, the online English Language Learning Progressions Professional Support Modules, contributed to the National Standards English Language Learners’ Guidelines, and managed the primary ESOL and Home-School Partnerships professional learning and development advisory service. She has a Graduate Diploma in Teaching ESOL in Schools (Auckland).

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Other community facilitators

English Online

David Schaumann.
David Schaumann - Secondary English facilitator

David is the Head of English at John McGlashan College in Dunedin. He has taught English in a diverse range of settings - ranging from Invercargill to Inner London. As a teacher and HoD, David is dedicated to the continual pursuit of excellence in practice - creating innovative and engaging programmes, and using diverse and effective strategies to deliver these. 

Literacy Online

Alana Magdwick.
Alana Madgwick - Secondary literacy facilitator

Alana is a mathematics teacher and started her teaching career at Onehunga High School. In 2000 she was seconded to the Ministry of Education as the National Pasifika Literacy and Numeracy Co-ordinator.  This year, she is working part-time for Team Solutions on the Student Achievement contract.  She facilitates professional development workshops on topics ranging from effective professional learning communities, raising Pasifika student achievement, culturally responsive pedagogy, and cross-curricula literacy.

 

Anne Kenneally - Primary literacy facilitator
Anne Kenneally.

Anne works as a blended e-Learning facilitator.  She has primary classroom, school leadership and facilitation experience.  She has a passion for literacy, mobile learning and modern learning pedagogy. Anne loves supporting teachers as they embrace e-learning and individualised learning programmes to best meet the needs of all learners. 

Māori and Pasifika facilitators

Justin.
Justin Roberts - Māori facilitator

Kia ora tātau. Ko Justin Roberts taku ingoa, ko Ngāi Tūhoe rāua ko Whanganui ngā iwi. Justin has worked as a classroom teacher predominantly in the secondary sector, as a Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) facilitator and more recently as the  TMoA Online content editor.

 

Michelle Johansson - Pasifika facilitator

Michelle is currently a professional teaching fellow and Tuakana mentor at Auckland University. She has a background as a secondary English teacher in South Auckland for 12 years and has worked on Pasifika consultancy work with the Ministry of Education for the Teaching and Learning Guides.

Literacy / ESOL / English Online team

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Catriona Pene.

Catriona Pene - Lead facilitator/e-Learning facilitator

Catriona works as a blended e-learning facilitator, and in the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) community, co-ordinating the newsletter. She has a background in primary teaching and a particular interest in literacy, e-learning, the New Zealand Curriculum, online communities, student voice, and community engagement. 

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Carolyn Wilson.
Carolyn Wilson - Content editor

Carolyn is an online content editor. She is responsible for creating and maintaining online resources and content; quality assurance for web content; technical support for website operations; and improving accessibility and usability. Carolyn has experience editing content for New Zealand Curriculum Online. 

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Published on: 15 Jul 2010




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