The session will cover the proposed changes under the Reform of Vocational Education and what it means for TEC, for the sector, for employers and for students or trainees going forward.
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for one or more of the following:
Contribution to peers/staff/organisation
Contribution to the community
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for excellence in one or more of the following:
Assessment of student learning
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for excellence in one or more of the following:
Reflection on learning and teaching
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for the use of sound practices to evaluate own effectiveness as a teacher and excellence in one or more of the following:
Students are supported
Staff members are supported
The organisation is supported
Leadership and Professional Development
Guidance and direction
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for excellence in one or more of the following:
Planning and Design for Learning
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence of sound practices in the use of technology to evaluate own effectiveness as a teacher and excellence in one or more of the following:
Contribution to Industry/Communities
High academic achievement/academic merit
The nominee demonstrates/provides clear evidence of the following:
Professional and Academic Development
The nominee demonstrates/provides evidence for the following:
Adelaide Reid, Lead researcher Adelaide Reid, The Collaborative Trust
BA (1st class Hons), University of Otago
Researcher and analyst with Community Colleges NZ and The Collaborative Trust 2010 till present
Researcher with The Christchurch Health and Development Study, University of Otago 2017 – 18
ESL tutor New Zealand and Spain
Doug Reid, Project manager, Chief Executive Community Colleges NZ
Post Grad Cert in Strategic Leadership, University of Canterburys
CE Community Colleges NZ since 2011
Previously Christchurch Campus manager with Academy Group NZ
The Youth Guarantee Pathways and Profiles research project focuses on the experiences and perspectives of learners in the Youth Guarantee Fees Free programmes and explores the value of the programme for our young people.
Data have been gathered from the 2015 learner cohorts at YMCA, Unitec and Community Colleges NZ and a sample of these learners was followed through until the end of 2018.
This presentation discusses the research questions and looks at the common themes that emerged.
Update from Immigration New Zealand
Over the last 18 months, INZ has gone through a large change programme moving to processing by product type rather than geographical region. Celia will discuss the year that’s passed; provide an overview of what INZ is doing to address ITENZ members’ feedback; give you insights into INZ’s strategic direction and discuss any upcoming policy or product changes. There will be time for questions and answers.
Update from Education New Zealand
The update on the new digital platforms NauMai, the Media Centre and the Prime Minister’s Scholarships to Latin America and Asia.
Celia Coombes is the Sector Manager of Education in Immigration New Zealand and has been with INZ for 15 years.
Her role is to support the education sector to grow sustainably while managing risk to New Zealand. She has devoted much of the last 5 years (since taking this role) to increasing INZ’s engagement with the sector and transferring knowledge, data, and intelligence out to providers so that they can make informed business decisions. She works very closely with partner agencies such as Education New Zealand and NZQA.
She joined INZ in 2004, following 2 years of travel and work in the accommodation industry (Austria and Scotland). Celia has held a variety of roles within INZ, but have always been involved with the international education sector.
Hon Chris Hipkins is Member of Parliament for Rimutaka. He is the Leader of the House and Minister of Education and State Services, also the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services.
Chris completed the Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Criminology at Victoria University and started working in the industry training sector. Before becoming an MP he also worked at parliament, first as Senior Advisor to two Education Ministers and later in the office of the then Prime Minister Helen Clark. Chris entered Parliament in 2008 and became the Spokesperson for Education at the beginning of 2013. He places a strong emphasis on social justice and believes that every New Zealander should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. He is a staunch advocate for and defender of our public education system. Chris believes that a free, quality education is the right of every child.
Chris entered Parliament in 2008 and became the Spokesperson for Education at the beginning of 2013. He places a strong emphasis on social justice and believes that every New Zealander should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Annabel Robertson is ENZ’s Auckland based Business Development Manager and is the Vice Chair of EdtechNZ. Prior to this, Annabel was posted to the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin and worked on international security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
In the face of significant sector change, providers need to be adaptable and innovative to exploit the opportunities presented. Challenges for leaders are to inspire confidence, align effort, empower and engage employees and customers, and innovate through collaboration. In this session, ETCO’s CEO Jeremy Sole and Institute for Strategic Leadership CEO John Wadsworth will offer practical insights into what it takes to be an effective leader with an emphasis on how to build a highly engaged, high trust leadership team that leads with unity.
Jan Roodt is a professional international education consultant with experience in domestic and international operations of medium to large sized tertiary organisations (ITP’s and PTE’s). His previous contracts include International strategy, the identification of offshore business opportunities, student recruitment and agent management.
The session will take a different perspective to explore the benefits that global connections could bring to New Zealand. The hypothesis is that global connections should be strengthened by an increased offshore presence to ensure a greater benefit to New Zealand. Thus, organisations should challenge themselves to have a bigger appetite for an increased offshore presence, increasing the benefits of their global connections not only for themselves, but New Zealand as a whole. The following sub topics will be addressed:• An overview of the current position and challenges regarding offshore delivery and business opportunities. Challenges such as NZQA’s offshore criteria, Immigration NZ rules and the proposed changes to the current structure of ITP’s and ITO’s. • Benefits of offshore activities and how these will eventually benefit New Zealand will be explored. The involvement of more offshore staff will create a better understanding amongst offshore partners of the PTE sector and its strengths, potentially helping to address the perceived preference to work with Universities/ITP’s instead. By getting exposure to offshore activities, staff will be able to better understand international challenges/cultures whilst working in the ”backyard” of students who
Cultural capability is the skill of how to relate to and support students. This presentation will explore how leaders can help grow the cultural capability of staff. The presentation will draw on examples from New Zealand and overseas.
John Wadsworth is the Chief Executive of the Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL). ISL runs world-class residential leadership programmes for CEO’s, senior executives, and senior leaders. In addition, ISL works with executive leadership teams to drive performance through high trust, highly engaged, aligned and unified leadership. Prior to joining ISL, John was the Dean of Business and Information Technology at MIT and has held several national body Chair and Board roles.
In this session, Dr. Lehan Stemmet clarifies the widespread confusion about what stress and resilience is. He has researched the psychological and health consequences of stress for over 20 years and will share his findings. He explains some of the body’s responses to stress, as well as offering some useful tips to deal with pressure.
Two topics will be discussed in the presentation:
1. The importance of accessibility and inclusion for Deaf people in tertiary education. Why this is important and how it can be done. Feedback/experiences from Deaf people themselves tertiary education.
2. A summary of the Merge NZ Tutor Training programme funded by Ako Aotearoa. Merge successfully delivered professional development training for Deaf people wanting to teach New Zealand Sign Language. The benefits of this project, outcomes and where to from here.
For over 2 decades, Dr. Lehan Stemmet has pursued his interest in how people deal with stress and challenges through what started as a personal project he called ‘Deal With It’.
Lehan links his observations over the years with some of the latest published research on stress and resilience, including his own research findings. He has been invited to present numerous talks and seminars to diverse audiences including senior leaders in businesses from a range of industries.
His work is published globally in mainstream business media as well as academic research articles, and in book and encyclopedia chapters internationally.
Lehan has worked in and with organisations from several industries, including biotechnology, consumer electronics, banking, FMCG, manufacturing, security, logistics, and tertiary education. He has also held various senior management and leadership roles in many of these industries.
Coming from a commercial senior management background Lehan has spent the last decade in tertiary education in various roles including his most recent as Associate Dean for Business at the Manukau Institute of Technology and Head of Department for Management at the Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate management courses, including organisational behaviour, research methods, and organisational change and development to young students as well as senior executives.
Passionate about seeing people reach their full potential, he has developed a particular focus on navigating people through a journey of building resilience and leadership capability.
As the owner of a tiny PTE, Helen Mcphun‘s passion is to make learning work and to promote excellence in education. She sits on panels at NZQA, align with ITO’s, and consult in the corporate/academic space. Regardless of the context, providing the bridge to success for learners and educators is the goal.
Helen Lomax is Director/Tumuaki of Ako Aotearoa, New Zealand’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. Ako Aotearoa hosts New Zealand’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards and provides funding and services to build sector capability. Helen was a judge for the Global Teaching Excellence Awards (2017-2018) for Advance HE. Helen has also supported projects on international quality peer review benchmarking with universities and institutes from New Zealand, Australia and Pacific countries including Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. For the Tertiary Education Commission, Helen led major sector projects for priority learner groups, literacy and numeracy and funding for centres of research excellence.
Ian Funnell is the Manager of the Monitoring and Assessment team at NZQA.
He has been working in the New Zealand tertiary education sector for 15 years and held qualification development, assessment, moderation, and leadership roles within the PTE and ITO sectors.
For the last eight years, Ian has worked at NZQA.
In his current role, he is responsible for a team of Evaluators that monitor:
If Performance Appraisals are a regular part of the staff management system at your organisation, you should attend this session. There is a growing body of evidence that they not only don’t effectively measure performance, but they may be a source of low levels of staff morale, especially if they are linked to reward systems.
This session will investigate why they don’t work and suggest performance management systems that are simple and effective.
Paul Chalmers established one of New Zealand’s oldest PTEs in 1995 and still advises a number of education organisations on performance related issues. He has also owned a large engineering organisation which religiously insisted its management team of over 40 participate in performance appraisals.
Paul is currently guest lecturing at AUT on performance management.
This session explores what a dyslexia-friendly learning environment looks like and what it will take to create one.
The first step is building awareness, not just the awareness of the educators, but of the learners, as well as all staff and stakeholders. This will help eliminate the stigma that is sometimes attached to dyslexia and dispel the myths that surround it. Another important factor is building educator capability. Strong, supportive leadership is also essential to implement a whole-organisation approach to dyslexia, where everyone in the organisation works together to ensure the needs of learners with dyslexia are met. This means that differences are acknowledged and accommodated for, and strengths are recognised and harnessed. The ultimate goal is to achieve inclusion. This session will demonstrate that this goal is within the reach of all organisations.
Annette van Lamoen has a background in working with high-needs learners. She was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Waikato, where she lectured and tutored in adult literacy education and dyslexia. She was the Manager of the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults and now works for Ako Aotearoa as a Professional Learning and Development Consultant. She is passionate about supporting educators and, by extension, their learners.
Anita Guthrie is the General Manager of MySkill a PTE which is dedicated to the Home and Community Sector. She has extensive experience in building people capability and is passionate about working with people who make a difference to the 200,000 New Zealander’s gaining support so they can remain in their own home.
The presentation will focus on MySkill’s operating model which has enabled it to totally immerse itself within the Disability, Home and Community Sector.
Throughout the presentation Anita will give real examples of how they did this, the compromises they had to make and most importantly the impact it has had on our employers and learners.
MySkill differs from a standard PTE. They are currently unfunded by TEC and owned by NZ Health Group who is the largest provider of support within the Disability, Home and Community Sector. In 2016 TEC made the decision to remove all TEC funding due to an ITO complaining it was overlapping provision. To remain financially viable, they had to make transformative changes to how we operated.
The next wave of digital disruption is here and changing everything we know about technology and its place in our world.
Ideas once coined ‘futuristic’ are rapidly changing the face of business. But are New Zealand students truly ready for the magnitude of change expected over the next few years? How can they leverage technology to accelerate their transition from education and succeed in the workplace?
Shailan will present on adapting to new technologies affecting the future of work (such as AI and machine learning, IOT and big data), and provide insights for students to make the most of the digital economy.
Shailan Patel is passionate about helping students catapult from education into employment. His career has been diverse, and he is now leading the MYOB education channel. He’s working alongside accounting and tech students, and young entrepreneurs. Shailan is no stranger to the stage – having presented at education/tech events across NZ.
The focus of this session is on NZQA’s work to date in developing our regulatory approach to jointly create a strong and responsive tertiary education system
Eve McMahon is currently the Acting DCE Quality Assurance at NZQA. Eve joined NZQA for the implementation of the evaluative quality assurance framework and lead improvements to the qualifications system and framework. She was appointed to her substantive role as Manager Quality Assurance Strategy in 2016. Prior to that she has held a range of positions primarily across the health and education sectors.
The session will cover how our PTE links to industry and how the industry drives the training they want and how we see this fitting with the intent of the ROVE.
Kari Pearcey’s background has centred on training and people development, working extensively within government organisations and across a broad range of industries throughout her career.
Kari has previously held a GM position with the National Qualifications Assessment Centre, a role as a Framework Development Officer with the NZ Qualifications Authority and various staff development and training roles. She has also undertaken consultancy work to: develop unit standards and qualifications for Industry Training Organisations; develop and implement workplace assessment and moderation systems; and to assist industries to implement skill-based learning plans within their organisations.
Kari has specialist expertise in: organisation and management; business communications; leadership and management development; project management; training and development; information mapping; strategic information systems planning; people development and Human Resource management.
Through her facilitation Kari has been able to use her extensive knowledge of the qualifications framework to build relevance and return on investment for both learners and clients, understanding the needs of both and tailoring her delivery to suit.
Kari is currently tutoring for LearningWorks in the areas of Business Management and Leadership, Project Management, and Adult Education and Training. She also runs a Private Training Establishment the Allied Trades Institute and is the CEO for FloorNZ, the trade association for the Flooring Industry.
Recent research suggests that ‘change’ is a key characteristic of the modern workplace. In a numeracy context, this means preparing low-skilled learners to tackle situations that they have not encountered before, innovate, and continually learn new information. This presentation explores a problem-solving approach that can be used by educators working with adult learners at any level. The model enhances the transfer of numeracy skills to new contexts and supports learners to learn independently. The presentation also demonstrates how numeracy problems can be effectively used as a learning tool to develop numeracy and problem-solving skills.
Damon Whitten is a specialist provider of professional development to the tertiary sector, focusing on adult literacy and numeracy. His emphasis is on generating and connecting research to real-world contexts and using the results to develop effective teaching and learning approaches.
Jeremy Sole is the CEO of the Electrical Training Company (Etco) and was elected to the ITENZ Board in 2018. He has a passion for leadership and business strategy and experience across a range of sectors and political environments. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Employment Relations and an MBA from the University of Auckland, is a Certified Practitioner in NLP Business Communication, and is a graduate of the ISL Strategic Leadership Programme. Jeremy is currently engaged in an organisational transformation project at Etco and will speak about the strategic imperatives behind the change programme and the outcomes he is working to achieve with and for his executive team and wider organisation.
Victoria Lessing (Co-director of Merge NZ). Victoria, born Deaf, is a social advocate for the Deaf community, qualified NZSL tutor and Co-Director of social enterprise, Merge NZ.Victoria has been teaching New Zealand Sign Language for almost 20 years and has been involved in the development of NZSL teaching curriculum and the online NZSL dictionary. Currently studying a BA double major in education and business, Victoria is also fluent in five languages, Victoria has a huge passion in inspiring people through teaching language and culture programmes.
James Elliott is a practising lawyer and MC, columnist and comedian. His weekly “Yesterdaze” column is published on www.newsroom.co.nz and he is a regular contributor to Radio NZ’s “The Panel” and “The Week That Was”.
Pieter has been innovative in PTEs for over 20 years, having helped various PTEs achieve success with NZQA approvals, accreditations, and degree applications and monitoring, but specialises in self assessment capability building for EER.Pieter has read and analysed hundreds of EER reports and run workshops on this since 2011.
Tim Fowler has been Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission since April 2013. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive, Quality Assurance at the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Tim has held international and management positions in Australia and New Zealand in both the private and university sectors after starting his career in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Tim has an Honours Degree from Victoria University, a Masters from the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii, and executive education from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD.
Andy Jackson is the Group Manager, Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. The Group is responsible for policy, strategy and analysis for the whole post-compulsory education and training system including regulation, funding and student financing. The Group works closely with partner agencies including the Tertiary Education Commission, NZQA, Ministry of Social Development and Inland Revenue.
Andy has a 20-year career in public policy and operations, most of it in New Zealand. He has previously managed teams responsible for labour market, immigration and tertiary education policy at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Tertiary Education Commission, where he also worked in operations. He has also worked as a Senior Analyst at the Treasury on a diverse range of issues including serving as advisor to the Treasury Secretary.
Andy has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Victoria University of Wellington, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He originally comes from the north of England, before moving to London where he worked as a researcher at the House of Commons.
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Imagine this. You have finally got your visa sorted to study in New Zealand or you have just moved to the city from a rural part of New Zealand to study your favourite subject. After, much deliberation you sought out the best school with the right programme. Excitement is high. A few weeks later you have to sit your first assessment. The document is confusing. English is a bit muddled. The instructions are a bit unclear. The language is unhelpful. Your eagerness and enthusiasm are replaced by fear and apprehension. As an adult educator, I have seen the assessment documents from hundreds of training organisations– PTE’s, ITO’s corporate environments, professional bodies and universities. There is an ongoing missing ingredient in many documents and that is plain old common sense. Too often learners are having to spend a lot of time trying to understand the assessment document and what it is asking of them before they can even start to provide the evidence or answers. Similarly, assessors are having to follow often long and detailed but somewhat useless assessor marking guides with rubrics, charts, and a plethora of subjective language. Imagine if the assessment documents were all completely learner and assessor centred as well as being compliant. What I often see are supposedly compliant but generally confusing and cumbersome documents. They promote the following – time lost marking, remarking, explaining, re-explaining, moderating, reviewing, etc. Clear, clean, learner-centered tools will help learners to showcase what they really do know and clear, consistent, objective assessor marking guides, will allow all assessors to assess all work consistently. Doesn’t really sound that hard!
It’s now 10 years since the External Evaluation and Review replaced audits. Many PTEs see the EER as “a problem”, with effective preparation as the “solution” for their next EER visit. In reality, the problem is QA, and the solution is effective self-assessment. This is outlined across various documents by NZQA, and this QED workshop analyses what NZQA needs from PTEs. We will look at a small number of cases where PTEs have had a sudden drop to Category 3, and show what their EER reports tell us about what NZQA needed and didn’t get. Participants should bring to this session an element of their own self-assessment practice that they wish to improve. The workshop’s main focus will be on what the quality assurance framework tells us about NZQA’s seemingly innocuous Front End Quality Assurance, and what Effective Self Assessment means in PTE-speak. We’ll list, and define the significance of, key documents including rules and guidelines for maintaining registration, programme approval and accreditation, consistency, training schemes, consent to assess and micro-credentials. And we’ll examine why moderation has become such a central part of QA, and how getting this right can ensure there are no surprises during monitoring visits and EERs.We will also look at the importance of integrating mission and values into the daily operational discussion, and for building capability across academic and administration staff. We’ll clarify how the range of all self-assessment KEQs should be defined and used in-house in between EER visits, discuss briefly how evaluation works in the outside world, and look at how focusing on statistics can help bring learning alive.
The lifecycle of a student enrolment from to first click on a provider’s website all the way through to the management of an alumni record.
David’s presentation will cover:
Table talk will give members the opportunity to discuss, provide feedback and contribute to the Ministry of Education’s “Have your say” review of Education in New Zealand and what it should look like over the next 30 years.
The government has identified health and wellbeing as a core focus for supporting international students. Students are digital natives. By using the same mobile device they shop, message friends or do their banking, online medical consultations lower the barrier for students to get help, and remove the need to travel to the Doctor.
Doctor2Go has partnered with the student mobile app Niesh and engaged with student insurance providers to improve access to nurses, Doctors and mental health practitioners using video conferencing.
Matthew will also outline how biometric integration is being used in New Zealand to provide personalised medical advice. He will discuss the ethical considerations of health data ownership and the future impact of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies.
In today’s digital world, more than ever we are faced with many challenges as Institutions, Teachers, Trainers and Assessors, as we forge ahead providing digital content and e-learning to facilitate students learning.
Whilst embracing e-learning options and concepts, we continue to rely on written assessment evidence to assess students’ outcome. However, authentic evidence is real life evidence. This poses the question “Is demonstration of knowledge in a written form a true reflection of the capabilities of our students?”
The challenges around digital capturing of evidence lie around ensuring validity, security and authenticity and the perceived requirement to be especially “tech savvy” as the Educator or Teacher. Amanda Grassby & Amanda Offen will show you how to take the best of innovation and technology and creating a new look digital assessment for solving the challenge.
The Co-Founder and CEO of Next Software Solutions, Amanda Grassby, has over 25 years’ experience in teaching, education management, business development. Together with her business partner, Amanda has developed the NEXT concept from the ground up, recognising the need for a time efficient, sustainable software product, which would be beneficial not only within the education sector, but any sector which required the demonstration of compliance to industry standards.
Amanda Offen is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Next Software Solutions. She has been working in the Vocational Education and Training sector as Operations Manager for the past 3 years responsible for registration and audit in addition to other operations. Based on her over 20 years’ experience in the Early Childhood sector in various teaching and management roles, Amanda has demonstrated the ability and experience in maintaining and demonstrating compliance, in addition to providing high quality Educational services.
The two Amanda’s were honoured to receive the World EduTech award for Innovation in Education last year and have spoken at a number of International conferences since the inception of NEXT.
Being a millennial migrant in this technological age brings some unique challenges. James will share the challenges he faced growing up as an immigrant in New Zealand, the lowest moments of his life, but also how all of that turned around in one moment and he found the direction in his life when he found the right support. He will also share what he is doing in his life and his business Niesh to open up access to this right support to students all across New Zealand.
Ako Aotearoa will present two online cultural tools designed for Foundation-level educators; the ‘Māori Cultural Capability Pathway’ and the ‘Pasifika Cultural Centredness Pathway’ to;
Enhance their own cultural knowledge and awareness
Reflect on, and apply some Māori and Pasifika learning and teaching methods to their practice
These online tools for educators are part of a wider suite of resources (Known as ‘Kono-small baskets pf cultural PLD offerings’) including some pilot workshops for the rest of 2018.The two pathways are situated on the Pathways Awarua website- https://www.pathwaysawarua.com/ , and are available now
Murray Wilkinson is the National Sales Manager of the Hills AV Limited, the biggest suppliers of AV Technology to NZ and Australia.
Murray has been at the forefront of technology changes like hearing assistance for Hearing Impaired, AV Distribution systems, audio visual changes from the humble data projector to today’s interactive touch screens, remote video conferencing and IT technologies. He has worked closely for many years with the educational sector and is advising members of ITENZ on current and future technologies and how to implement them into existing infrastructure.
Dr Suzette Major is the Director of SAE Creative Media Institute. She holds over 25 years experience in education, having worked across PTEs, Polytechnics and Universities in New Zealand and Australia. As a manager, an educator and businesswomen, Suzette is forward-thinking, bold and passionate about the education, particularly within the context of the creative industries.
Michael Miller heads the Film Department at SAE Creative Media Institute. Alongside his academic career, Michael has also worked as a promo producer for Mediaworks as well as freelancing as a film editor. Michael’s colour, intense short films have screened at New Zealand and international film festivals and won critical acclaim including the University’s Geoff Evans Prize for Excellence in Screen Production.
The Privacy Act is being reformed for the first time in 20 years. The new Bill will introduce key changes that you and your business need to be aware of. This session will focus on the practical impact of the intended changes and how you can get your PTE ready for new law.
The session will look at:
How can we empower students to become capable, confident learners and subsequently sought-after employees who value lifelong learning? How will we know they have achieved the GPO’s and how will we present the evidence? These can be challenging questions to answer without a theoretical framework to let learning happen.
In this presentation, Linda will highlight several ways to empower student learning through activities that encourage self-determined learning, motivating them to become curious, capable and confident learners.
The session will cover the technology changes in education over the past 20 years and new changes will happen in the future, including using Interactive Technologies, changes to lesson preparation, multi-campus conferencing, collaborative Learning Environments, off-Campus study and revision, avoiding pitfalls with moving technologies, and implementing change-Knowing where to start.
Dr. Suzette Major & Michael Miller will present the outcome of a research project entitled 48 Hours of Teaching, in which they explore the ways in which pre-existing industry events such as the 48 hours Furious Film making competition can feed into the student learning experience.
Eun Hoi Koo, or better known as James, is a 24 year old entrepreneur from South Korea. James moved to New Zealand as an international student in 2001 and 17 years later, he is now the founder and CEO of Niesh, a government funded social enterprise with a mission to improve the New Zealand student experience. Having started his company in 2016, James has been working with academic institutions and business partners in Auckland to support students both inside and outside the classroom, and his company Niesh now serves over 23,000 active student users.
Sally McKechnie leads Simpson Grierson’s Public Law and Government team and is an expert public law advisor and litigator. She has an extensive background in the education sector and has acted as an advisor to the Minister and Ministry of Education, and for NZQA.
Sally helps clients to use robust processes, navigate their compliance requirements, and in responding to student complaints and external investigations. She has particular expertise in information and privacy law and appears in the Human Rights Review Tribunal for agencies responding to complaints.
Dr Grant Klinkum is Deputy Chief Executive Quality Assurance of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). NZQA sets the rules for quality assurance in the tertiary sector in New Zealand. The Quality Assurance Division is responsible for managing approximately 500 non-university providers in relation to entry, maintaining quality through moderation and consistency, carrying out evaluations of provider quality and managing risk. NZQA administers the New Zealand Qualifications framework and the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.
Grant has the unique standpoint of someone who has worked for private and public providers and has worked for both the funding and the quality assurance government agencies. Prior to joining NZQA in early 2014, Grant spent seven years at the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in senior management roles. During that time Grant led engagement with the tertiary education sector as General Manager of Tertiary Investment. Prior to the TEC, Grant worked as Deputy Chief Executive at an Institute of Technology and Polytechnic and has worked as a Dean of Faculty at two tertiary education organisations. Grant has a PhD in Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington, a Master’s in Education Administration from Massey University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Canterbury.
Drawing on NZQA’s recent work in reviewing the NZQF and introducing micro-credentials, Grant will reflect on broader changes required in the evaluative quality assurance system.
Dr. Mei Winitana Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana/ Ngai Tūhoe/ Taranaki whānui ki Waiwhetu Mei is Kaiwhakahaere Māori – Senior Manager Māori, and has worked for Ako Aotearoa for two years. Previously she lectured in the Post-Graduate School at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, supervising research students. As a contractor, she includes experience in programme evaluation, teacher education, and workshop facilitation. She actively practices and contributes to hapū and marae development by learner mentorship, and wānanga-style learning focussing on whāriki, weaving, whakapapa and te reo Māori. Her research interests include indigenous teaching and learning methodologies, adult learning, and development of Māori women.
Misa Kolose Lagavale joined the Ako team January 2018, he is passionate about Pasifika Education and the achievement of Pasifika learners in the tertiary sector and has worked in three government organisations i.e. NZQA, MOE and formerly Career Services (now TEC) alongside other organisations. An experienced educational quality assurance manager, an independent contractor with a demonstrated history of working in education management, mentoring and facilitating engaging workshops. Skilled in intercultural communication, internal and external evaluations, career development, analytical skills, and coaching. He also acquired IT systems architect and analytics, e-learning platforms and coding systems administration to accommodate future technology disruptions.
Matthew Jackson is part of the team who invested in Doctor2Go, the first online medical practice in New Zealand. Doctor2Go lets the patients have a video consultation with a doctor from the laptop, tablet or mobile. It’s a multi-tenant platform with a range of service providers using the platform to provide in-home ACC pain management, sexual health advice, sleep apnea services, mental health and primary care services.
Matthew Jackson is involved with community and education projects that enhance digital learning either.
David Straub is the director of SEBDATA and a database professional, reporting and analytic consultant and have worked in the New Zealand Education sector for the past 5-6 years. He is a passionate expert about data, data visualisation and the daily use of data to make better decisions for students, staff and organisation.
David has a degree in Business Administration, focused on statistics and worked my way through all the common, commercial database systems and reporting tools in use.
After migrating to New Zealand form Zurich, Switzerland, he worked his way through other industries into education before incorporating a consulting business.
He has been the director of SEBDATA for three years and advising education customers on how to better utilize their data and apply specific analysis for better decision making.
Until recently Linda Daniell was a senior lecturer at EDENZ Colleges and Programme Leader of the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (NZDATT6), which offers a professional learning experience for teachers, trainers and facilitators in the adult and tertiary sector. She continues to lead NZDATT(6) and is now also the colleges’ Quality, Compliance and Professional Development Manager. In this role she will be able to share her passion for learning and teaching both staff and student to engage participants in a deep learning experience.