Āwhina has taught in the primary, intermediate, secondary, and tertiary sectors and is a part-time Whakaakoranga tutor at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Since 1997, she has been involved in a variety of Ministry of Education initiatives as a manager, co-ordinator and facilitator in both long and short term projects, including the re-development of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and resources to support the revised marautanga.
For several years now, Āwhina has been involved in providing professional development for Māori teachers through a number of initiatives. She has also undertaken professional development research for Māori teachers in secondary schools and has been involved with NCEA since its inception. Āwhina is currently one of the panel leads involved in developing achievement standards and support resources that derive from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Kua roa nei a Beth e mahi ana i roto i ngā kura e kawe nei i te reo Māori me te mātauranga Māori. Beth has many years teaching experience in the primary and Māori-medium education sectors. For the past 10 years, Beth has facilitated professional development programmes including Te Poutama Tau, Te Whakapiki i te Reo and, more recently Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, supporting kura in the development and implementation of their Graduate Profiles and Marau-ā- Kura. A believer of life-long learning, Beth is enthusiastic about working with kaiako and supporting them in the development of their reo and classroom practice.
Lynette has taught in both the schooling and tertiary sectors and has experience as an Assistant Principal. Her teaching experience at tertiary level includes five years developing and lecturing college of education and university programmes. While at Wellington College of Education, Lynette became Head of School, Te Kura Māori, when Wellington College of Education merged with Victoria University. During her time at the university, Lynette was also involved in research and evaluation and was a member of the evaluation team for the evaluation of Te Kauhua Māori Mainstream Pilot Project, Ministry of Education.
Lynette has been involved in the development of key professional development programmes for teachers of Māori students while working at the Ministry of Education. This includes programmes such as Te Kotahitanga, Te Mana Kōrero and Te Kauhua.
Dee has 8 years secondary teaching and middle management experience in English and Māori medium settings, and 8 years as a PLD facilitator in English and Māori medium settings. She has particular strength and passion in teaching and learning te reo Māori and is particularly interested in the role digital technologies plays in enhancing the teaching and learning experience and outcomes for ākonga.
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Ko Ruamahanga te awa.
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Ko Kohunui te marae.
Ko Ngāti Hinewaka te hapū.
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tahu ngā iwi.