CORE's Team

Chrissie Butler

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium), Inclusive Education and Universal Design for Learning Consultant


2007 Diploma in Educating students with Vision Impairment University of Auckland
2004 MEd (Applied Linguistics) Open University UK
1994 BEd English Drama Kingston Polytechnic UK

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 411 629

Accreditation Number: ACC 215

Region: Wellington

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Professional experience

Chrissie works alongside schools and the wider education sector supporting strategic planning and blended professional learning in Universal Design for Learning (UDL), e-learning, and inclusive practices. She also holds responsibility for the continuing development of the Ministry of Education’s new Inclusive Education website.

Chrissie supports the development of CORE's internal capability in inclusive practices and provides consultancy in this area to both New Zealand and overseas schools and agencies. Chrissie brings her lifelong arts practice to all aspects of her work.


Consultancy in inclusive learning and workplace design
Facilitating strategic planning in inclusive practices for schools and agencies
Professional learning and development in Universal Design for Learning, inclusive practices, special education, effective use of technology
Accessible website and online course design and development
Writing and reviewing content related to diversity, equity, creativity and inclusion

Professional memberships

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment (SPEVI)

Conference presentations

2016 DEANZ conference - UDL : Just one ring to rule them all?
2009-2016 ULearn and Learning@School conferences - presentations on inclusive practices
2011 South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment conference, Sydney - Dancing on the same page: Digital Portfolios.
2010 BLENNZ Conference, Auckland - Inclusive storytelling with video.
2009 Viscon Sydney, 2009 and South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment, Adelaide - Get ya’ hands dirty: A hands-on model for partnership in transdisciplinary teams.


2012 Harvard Graduate School Summer Institute - Universal Design for Learning.
2010 Royal Society Awarded Teacher Fellowship - Ministry of Research, Science and Technology - culminating in the development of the BLENNZ Learning Library.

Personal statement

It continues to be an immense privilege to work at what I love.