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Viv Thompson imageProfessional Learning and Development Facilitator (Specialist: Mathematics) ACC 311
Programmes for Students (PfS) Facilitator
BA, Dip Tchg, Masters' papers in Mathematics Education

Central Otago |  Central Ōtākou
Tel | Waea +64 21 141 6624
Email | Īmēra

Professional profile

I have supported kaiako, middle leaders and tumuaki with professional development in primary mathematics for 16 years, and have held regional leadership roles in PfS .

I have developed strong relationships in schools, clusters and regions, which encourage kaiako to take risks to grow professionally, improving their pedagogical content knowledge and their mathematics content knowledge and ensuring this links across the curriculum.

I build strong understanding of current best practice in Mathematics through:

  • Modelling then mentoring and coaching kaiako to develop their own pathways of change
  • Providing opportunities for kaiako to review current relevant literature and applying this to their practice
  • Allowing time for kaiako to explore digital technology to enhance teaching programmes
  • Assisting in revising curriculum plans to ensure they relate directly to Te Mātaiaho and the local school’s needs
  • Encouraging strong relationships with whānau

My expertise includes

  • Local curriculum design
  • Assessment for learning

Programmes for Students ( PfS )

  • Supporting schools to develop a responsive Tier 2 intervention in mathematics based on individual school context and needs
  • Working with leaders and kaiako on proven teaching approaches to accelerate student achievement
  • Pedagogy is based on current effective research and practice

Professional Learning Development ( PLD )

  • Treating kaiako with respect and encouraging them to develop effective teaching practice in a manner which expresses their individual strengths and encompasses current effective mathematics pedagogy
  • Having a deep understanding of the teaching and assessment of primary mathematics therefore being able to assist kaiako to make consistent judgements using current tools e.g. the Learning Progression Framework
  • Demonstrating commitment to the bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand by incorporating te reo and following the tikanga appropriate to the area and setting
  • Assisting schools in the development of Curriculum and Assessment plans
  • Showing reflective practice as a facilitator by critically reflecting on and inquiring into my own practice following feedback and evaluations from schools, lead teacher meetings and symposia
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