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Dr Sandra Williamson-Leadley

Lecturer, Programme Coordinator (Primary)
PhD HDipTchg DipICTEd CertOnlineTchg BEd BTchLn MEd (Dist) MTchLn

Dunedin Campus

Tel 64 3 479 4967
Email sandra.williamson-leadley@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Originally from Canada, I have lived in New Zealand for over 30 years. I started my teacher training in Canada as a Home Economics teacher and completed my Primary training at Christchurch College of Education - teaching in the Year 3 – 8 area for 20 years. Besides being a classroom teacher, I have taken on a diverse range of roles such as Senior Teacher/Team Leader, Deputy Principal, Director of Assessment, SENCO, and Information Literacy Leader. I also have worked as a senior research officer and e-Fellow mentor for CORE Education.

Teaching Areas

  • Curriculum innovation and enrichment
  • E-Learning
  • ICT
  • Primary curriculum
  • Technology

Research Interests

  • Professional Development
  • Use of ICT in Schools
  • Student Achievement
  • Assessment
  • E-Learning

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Publications

Sexton, S. S., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Promoting reflexive thinking and adaptive expertise through video capturing to challenge postgraduate primary student teachers to think, know, feel and act like a teacher. Science Education International, 28(2), 132-145.

Pratt, K., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Virtual schools are COOL but a hot topic: Exploring the proposed introduction of virtual charter schools in New Zealand. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 696-699). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Pratt, K., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Effective online learning in New Zealand secondary schools. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 692-695). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Pratt, K. (2017). New Zealand teacher educators’ knowledge of and attitudes towards online and blended learning. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 724-726). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Ingram, N., Williamson-Leadley, S., & Pratt, K. (2016). Showing and telling: using tablet technology to engage students in mathematics. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 28(1), 123-147. doi: 10.1007/s13394-015-0162-y

Chapter in Book - Research

Ingram, N., Williamson-Leadley, S., Bedford, H., & Parker, K. (2015). Using show and tell tablet technology in mathematics. In R. Averill (Ed.), Mathematics and statistics in the middle years: Evidence and practice. (pp. 18-34). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Sexton, S. S., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Promoting reflexive thinking and adaptive expertise through video capturing to challenge postgraduate primary student teachers to think, know, feel and act like a teacher. Science Education International, 28(2), 132-145.

Ingram, N., Williamson-Leadley, S., & Pratt, K. (2016). Showing and telling: using tablet technology to engage students in mathematics. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 28(1), 123-147. doi: 10.1007/s13394-015-0162-y

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Ingram, N. (2013). Show and tell: Using iPads for assessment in mathematics. Computers in New Zealand Schools, 25(1-3), 117-137.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Pratt, K., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Virtual schools are COOL but a hot topic: Exploring the proposed introduction of virtual charter schools in New Zealand. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 696-699). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Pratt, K. (2017). New Zealand teacher educators’ knowledge of and attitudes towards online and blended learning. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 724-726). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Pratt, K., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2017). Effective online learning in New Zealand secondary schools. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 28th International Conference. (pp. 692-695). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. [Full Paper]

Williamson-Leadley, S. (2016). Use of ICT to suppport Māori students' learning. Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. 2016(1), (pp. 479-480). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/172991

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Miller, A. (2013). Collaborations in cyber-space: Using wikis as group presentation and assessment tools. In P. J. Williams & D. Gedera (Eds.), Pupils Attitude Toward Technology (PATT27) Conference: Technology Education for the Future: A Play on Sustainability. (pp. 506-512). Hamilton, New Zealand: Technology Environmental Science and Mathematics Education Research Centre, University of Waikato. [Full Paper]

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sexton, S., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2016). Three pillars of the Master of Teaching and Learning programme: Reflexive thinking, adaptive expertise and realistic teacher education to challenge postgraduate student teachers to think, know, feel and act like a teacher. Proceedings of Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Conference: How Best to Educate a Nation's Teachers? Debating Quality Teacher Education for Today and the Future. Retrieved from http://www.tefanz.org.nz/conferences/2016-conference/

Trevethan, H., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2014). Teacher professional learning and development: A tale of two theses. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education (AARE-NZARE) Conference: Speaking Back Through Research. Retrieved from http://aare-nzare2014.com.au/

Ingram, N., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2014). Using iPads for assessment in the mathematics classroom. In J. Anderson, M. Cavanagh & A. Prescott (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Annual Conference: Curriculum in Focus: Research Guided Practice. (pp. 756). Adelaide, Australia: MERGA. [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Ingram, N. (2014, April). Using tablet technology for assessment. Poster session presented at the Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) International Symposium: Future Focused Teacher Education, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

DeBruler, K., Archambault, L., Pratt, K., Williamson-Leadley, S., Tomaselli, K., Linton, J., … Flynn, K. (2016, March). Symposia on teacher preparation and professional development in K-12 online and blended teaching. Panel discussion at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 27th International Conference, Savannah, USA.

Williamson-Leadley, S., & Ingram, N. (2014, October). Using tablet technology for assessment. Verbal presentation at the Ulearn Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Williamson-Leadley, S. (2013, October). Show and tell: Using iPads for assessment in mathematics. Verbal presentation at the Ulearn Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Williamson-Leadley, S. (2013, November). Connections or collisions? Primary teachers' ICT professional development and classroom practices. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Creativity in Research: Generative Inquiries for Educational Futures, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Commissioned Report for External Body

Ham, V., Williamson-Leadley, S., & Toubat, H. (2006). National trends in teacher participation in ICTPD cluster programmes, 1999-2006: Results from the baseline surveys. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education. 25p.

Ham, V., Moeau, P., Williamson-Leadley, S., Toubat, H., & Winter, M. (2006). ICTPD through three lenses: An evaluation of the ICTPD school clusters programme: 2001-2003. Ministry of Education: Wellington, New Zealand. 137p.

Ham, V., Toubat, H., & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2006). National trends in the ICTPD school clusters programme 2003-2005. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education. 79p.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Street, P., Williamson-Leadley, S., Ott, J., Record, A., Mayo, C., & Haywood, D. (2007). Together is better? Primary students' and teachers' experiences of collaborative learning online. Wellington, New Zealand: Teaching & Learning Research Initiative. 82p.

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Other Research Output

Ingram, N. & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2014, March). Show and tell: Using iPads for assessment in mathematics. Otago Literacy Association, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Seminar].

Ingram, N. & Williamson-Leadley, S. (2013, October). Show and tell: Using iPads for assessment in mathematics. Research Seminar series, College of Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Mirosa, M., Williamson-Leadley, S., & Miller, A. (2012, November). Learning with technology: Teaching with wikis. Higher Education Development Unit Teaching Workshop, University of Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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