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Allanah King

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Qualifications:
1979 Advanced Dip.Tch. Massey University
1990 Advanced Dip.Tch, Palmerston North College of Education
2014 Google Apps for Education Authorised Trainer

E: allanah.king@core-ed.org

P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 688 142

Region: Nelson / Marlborough / West Coast

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Allanah King

Professional experience

For the last four years Allanah has worked for CORE Education as a facilitator in the Learning with Digital Technologies team delivering professional learning and  development (PLD). She has also provided professional learning services for individual schools on a consultancy basis. She is supporting Communities of Learners (COL) to address their achievement challenges through the use of digital technologies.

Prior to working with CORE, Allanah lead the Link Learning and Discover IT Tasman Information and Communication Professional Development for four years. This comprised supporting thirty-two schools across the Nelson/Tasman district to make progress upskilling teachers and staff in using blended eLearning tools to support students.

During this time she kept current by teaching one day a week at local Nelson Schools: Appleby, Brightwater and Clifton Terrace. Before beginning this phase of her career she was Deputy Principal of Appleby Primary School, near Nelson.

Allanah has posted assiduously on her Edublog since 2007, sharing resources, tutorials, and presentations. She is a regular contributor to the Virtual Learning Network (VLN), and helped establish the iPad User Group where New Zealand teachers can share and ask questions around the use of iOS technology in schools.

Expertise

Allanah has expertise in the following areas:

Digital fluency 

Successfully supporting schools and COL to:

  • use the eLearning Planning framework to self-review e-learning practices and capabilities to identify and target areas for action
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies
  • develop digital capabilities of teachers and support their needs for future-focused teaching practices and pedagogy
  • deploy iPads and use them creatively in classrooms
  • use Google Apps for Education and purposefully using Google tools.

Literacy and numeracy

Successfully supporting schools and COL to:

  • use a range of digital technologies to enhance the writing and numeracy curriculum
  • enhance student engagement and agency through use of digital technologies
  • promote and support ongoing collaboration between staff to make the planning process effective and purposeful.

Future-focused education 

Successfully supporting schools and COL to

  • implement new teaching practices and pedagogies to enable achievement of future-focused goals identified by the school or COL
  • understand how to leverage knowledge creation and networked sharing in a digital environment to increase engagement and improve educational outcomes for learners
  • increase inclusiveness, accessibility, and visibility of teaching and learning
  • manage change by enabling cross-school coherence of goals and vision.

Change leadership

Successfully supporting schools and COL to:

  • explore current policies and research to support re-design of school documents
  • evaluate pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused education practices, driven by Teaching as Inquiry.

Facilitating online communities 

Experience in:

  • facilitating online communities of practice for teachers
  • delivering distance webinars, video conference e-learning
  • mentoring, coaching and facilitating teachers and staff in online settings
  • implementing innovative learning and teaching practices.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

2016: Workshop presenter: Marlborough Edventure

2016: Workshop presenter: Ngā Matapuna o Nga Pākihi Conference: SAMR Model

2016: Workshop presenter: SAMR Model: CORE Enable course

2016: Workshop presenter: Ngā Matapuna o Nga Pākihi Conference: What’s New with Google, A Roll of the Dice

2015: Workshop presenter: Cook Islands Ministry of Education: series of workshops and demonstration lessons with MoE and schools on Rarotonga on creatively using iPads to support learners

2015: Attendee: Asia Pacific Apple Distinguished Educator Summit in Singapore

2015: Workshop presenter: ULearn: Flipped Learning, SAMR 

2015: Featured Speaker: North and South Island Google Summits

2015: Workshop presenter: ULearn: Blogging, Transforming Learning with an iPad,  Getting Good with Google

Awards

2016 Apple Professional Learning Specialist

2013 Google Apps for Education Innovator

2011 Apple Distinguished Educator

2008 Adobe Educational Leader

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Personal statement

I have always been a passionate educator, and have taught across all levels of the New Zealand primary school. I am an early adopter of innovative technologies. I believe teaching and learning programmes can be enhanced with the integration of eLearning tools and resources that enable students to have agency over what, when and how they learn, ensuring that they develop the skills and attitudes they will need for life in the new millennium.

Through the use of e-learning I have been able to make global connections with other classes and teachers, engage learners in authentic ways, and improve outcomes for students. 

I am particularly capable and skilled in the use of mobile technology- iPads and Chromebooks and using the Google Suite to support learners. 

I relish continuing this learning journey and sharing my expertise with others. 

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