Summary of Consultation Practice

Summary of Facilitation

  "We are so pleased to have had  Angie Simmons as our facilitator. It has been great having her working with our leadership team.We have come a long way towards achieving our strategic goals with her help and advice.
I am impressed with her professional manner and rapport with leaders, teachers and students. We look forward to building on the knowledge, skills and strategies that she has provided”

Principal, South Auckland School (Yr 0-8)

Summary of Practice

I am an effective, enthusiastic professional development consultant and specialize in innovative learning environments, teaching as inquiry, literacy,  collaborative teaching and learning with digital technologies. I am able to work with leadership teams (including BOTs) to design and deliver professional development that creates effective shift in teaching practice and builds leader and teacher capacity. My goal is to create sustainability across the school or cluster of schools. My work is based on research and reflects the diversity and context of the schools I work with. I ensure my practice is focused on student achievement using strong pedagogical knowledge of learning and teaching, I do this by collaborating with the schools to reach clearly identified outcomes.More about my professional learning and development work with schools…


Leadership development

Teacher capacity building
·         Support leadership teams to gather voice, co-construct implementation plans, implement and effect change
·         Embedding ‘Teaching as Inquiry’ to create a shift in teacher practice.

·         Develop action/implementation plans to support the schools or clusters goals for learning and teaching
·         Facilitate teachers to take ownership of collaborative teaching systems and processes

·         Using data and other evidence to inform decision making and to co-construct planning for professional learning and whanau engagement
·         Co-construct learning with digital technologies, pedagogical knowledge and building teacher e-Capability

·         Collaborate with leadership teams to identify what shift in teaching practice is required and shape how deliberate professional learning will impact on leaders and teachers 
·         Development of professional learning groups based on the ‘Spiral of Inquiry’ process

·         Coaching and mentoring to build leadership capability
·         Resource development and rewindable learning opportunities for teachers

Professional learning and development experience

I have worked in the education section for over 30 years, teaching across levels from early childhood,  primary,  secondary and tertiary working with a wide range of culturally diverse learners. I have had experience running ICTPD clusters and assessment for learning programmes in schools as well as being the Programme Leader for the Diploma of Educational Technologies at a University.
Recently much of my career has involved facilitating professional development with leaders and teachers in both State and independent schooling sectors, with a focus on learning with digital technologies and innovative learning (collaborative teaching, STEM, new learning spaces, learner agency and curriculum re-design for 21st Century learners).
I construct a plan of action for professional development to shift teaching practice within and across schools. Together we create structures and processes around the development of an implementation plan to support the teaching as inquiry process. The creation and implementation of this plan is critical for change; gathering voice, analysis of data, planning documentation, designing specific and intentional professional development, as well as continually reflecting and evaluating throughout the process of delivery. 
Where possible my work is based on evidence based research, this approach is to support leaders and teachers to discuss and reflect upon their practice, to focus on effective and new pedagogy and examine new ways of lifting student achievement and different methods of engaging with whanau. 
Developing and maintaining strong professional relationships ensures leaders and teachers have confidence in my knowledge and experience. People are at the heart of change, change in attitudes, behaviour and learning culture is key to the work I do with schools. Being culturally responsive in my practice ensures all learners; leaders, teachers and students are catered for.

Example of Facilitation Practice

No comments:

Post a Comment