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Katrina Laurie

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)


2007 BTchLn, University of Canterbury

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 357 355

Accreditation Number: ACC 233

Region: Wellington

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Professional Experience

Katrina joined CORE Education in 2015 as a Learning with Digital Technologies Facilitator. She has worked alongside schools to effectively develop collaboration, teaching as inquiry and building digital capabilities. She is skilled in introducing and developing the use of Google Suites to teachers and how to use these effectively across the Curriculum. 

Katrina is an innovative and passionate facilitator who works closely with leadership teams and teachers leading professional learning and facilitating blended approaches. Katrina’s experience is underpinned by her ability to think creatively, inclusively and offer future-focused sustainable approaches to make learning meaningful.

Prior to this, Katrina worked as a classroom teacher across years 1-8. She is experienced in catering to needs of learners in multi-levelled learning environments. Katrina’s leadership experience includes; eLearning lead teacher, environmental educator (facilitating Schoolgen programmes in schools), associate teacher, the Arts lead teacher and various leadership roles within a small school (at operational and governance levels).

Katrina has a particular interest in Inquiry Learning as well as the integrating of digital technologies into learning programmes so that it impacts effectively on student engagement and achievement. She is experienced in learning design and strategies to promote and develop learner agency. Previously Katrina has created and developed an inquiry model unique to a school’s learning community. The model is used with students, teachers, leaders and at governance level. 


Katrina has expertise in the following areas:

Digital fluency 

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • use the eLearning Planning framework to self-review e-learning practices and capabilities to identify and target areas for improvement
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies.
  • develop digital capabilities of teachers suited to the needs of future-focused teaching practices
  • enhance collaboration opportunities in the classroom through use of Google Suites.


Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • review Teaching as Inquiry to reflect on and ensure teaching is responsive
  • evaluate pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused education and responsive practices
  • work with teams of school leaders to gain consensus - building, forming and maintaining relationships for a common purpose
  • connect school charters and strategic goals to ensure a deliberate alignment with key foci of the identified PLD
  • Develop and model collaborative and inclusive protocols.

Literacy and numeracy

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • gather and analyse data to identify students’ learning needs and develop pathways for action
  • use a range of digital technologies to enhance the writing and numeracy programmes
  • increase student engagement and agency through use of digital technologies
  • develop modern learning practices in innovative learning environments.

Evaluative capability

Successfully supported learning communities to:

  • collect a range of data to inform required PLD and how it aligns to strategic goals, vision and beliefs
  • collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data about learners from multiple sources
  • ensure all participants have a voice and ownership of the process.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

  • 2014: "The impact of Schoolgen for Schools" Schoolgen (for Principals and Lead Teachers in Wellington). Keynote


  • 2016: CORE Enable ‘Google Apps to Extend Learning’
  • 2016: CORE Enable ‘Effective Literacy’
  • 2016: CORE Enable ‘Google Apps to support Modern Pedagogy’


  • 2014:  Secondment: Schoolgen (Genesis Energy/Wellington City Council) Environmental Educator 

Personal statement

I am passionate about education and the possibilities available in modern learning with new technologies. I enjoy working alongside educators to support their development in effectively using digital technologies to support student engagement, success and achievement across the Curriculum. Finding new and innovative ways to promote best pedagogy is something that excites me. 

I am also committed to continuously improving and developing my culturally responsive practice. Ko ahau he ākonga o te reo maori, I am a learner of te reo māori. 

Nō Murihiku ahau, engari, kei Te Whanganui-a-tara e noho ana ahau inaianei. I am from Southland but now live in Wellington.