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Joan TurnerProfessional Learning and Development Facilitator   (ACC 294)
PCT/OTT/Mentor National Coordinator
M.Ed (Distinction, endorsed in bi-cultural education), Adv Dip Tch, B.Ed,TTC

Dunedin |  Ōtepoti
Tel | Waea +64 3 479 4950
Email | Īmēra

Professional profile

I bring vast experience of facilitation having worked collaboratively with school leaders, in planning professional learning and development and facilitating Professional Learning and Development ( PLD ) at individual teacher, middle management, school teams, and cross-school levels nationally and internationally.

For many years I have led the team facilitating PLD to provisionally certificated teachers ( PCT s), overseas trained teachers ( OTT s) their mentors and school leaders, in English medium schools (years 1-13) and Māori medium settings, across the motu.

In supporting schools to implement quality induction and mentoring programmes focusing on PCT growth and developing PCT and mentor capability my approach is collaborative, mana-enhancing and responsive to teachers evolving needs and contexts.

In doing so, I draw on my extensive  experiences coaching and mentoring literacy leaders and teachers in  primary and secondary schools nationally and internationally, my years lecturing in ITE and teaching in various primary schools.

I also bring my learning from involvement with a range of professional networks including iwi, the Teaching Council, principals associations and teacher networks.

My expertise includes

  • PCT/OTT/Mentor (English and Māori medium): Supporting leaders and teachers understand the requirements for full certification and developing an effective induction and mentoring programme.  I focus on promoting teacher growth in relation to Ngā Paerewa:The Standards and how they relate to the individual school context
  • Cultural Capability: Supporting teachers, including PCT s, in the application of theories espoused in models and resources  such as Tapasā, Tatāiako, Te Whare Tapa Whā, Unteach Racism and the New Zealand Curriculum to their practice within their unique context. This involves examining one's perspectives and biases as well as actively seeking out a range of perspectives including local iwi, hapū and whānau. I am a PLD facilitator endorsed for Cultural Capability.

Ultimately, I support teachers to ensure that local curriculum design and assessment for learning are foundational components underpinning all teaching and learning decisions.

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