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Lynne Silcock

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Qualifications


1998 MA (Recreation and Leisure Studies) - Victoria University
1987 DipTchg (Teaching children with special needs) - Christchurch Teachers College
1981 BA (Psyc) - Victoria University

Contact details

E: lynne.silcock@core-ed.ac.nz

P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 041 6979

Accreditation Number: ACC 236

Region: Wellington

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Lynne Silcock

Professional experience

Lynne is an experienced educator, facilitator and leader with a background in secondary teaching, inclusive education and education technology.

She is passionate about designing learning for all and the ways that a variety of technologies can be used to support a wide range of students in any classroom. She has been an advocate of Universal Design for Learning for many years as she sees the potential for this framework to help teachers support those who have failed to thrive in traditional education settings.

Her background is in secondary teaching with specialities in learning support, maths, geography and outdoor education. Prior to joining CORE Lynne worked in the Ministry of Education as the national coordinator for the NZ assistive technology team. She has a wealth of knowledge of how specialised and standard technologies can be used to support learners, including those with disabilities or additional learning needs.

Expertise

Lynne is an English medium facilitator who works in schools, Kāhui Ako and other education settings. She has specialist expertise, in-depth knowledge of relevant education pedagogy and hands on facilitation experience in the following areas:

Change leadership and local curriculum

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • develop a curriculum that is unique and responsive to the priorities, preferences, and issues of their community, people and place
  • clarify their vision and effect change that meets strategic priorities and enhances success for all
  • streamline and simplify the complex multiple strands involved in this mahi.

Inclusive education, Universal Design for Learning and culturally responsive practice

Successfully supported schools to deliver student centred inclusive education by:

  • using Universal Design for Learning principles to help educators to understand how to cater for all their students and take into account students' aspirations, interests, identity, language, and culture
  • build teacher capacity and understanding of how to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • increasing student access to the curriculum, engagement and achievement using of standard and assistive technologies.

Digital fluency and digital technologies

Successfully supported schools and leaders to:

  • self review and evaluate pedagogy, practices and capabilities to ensure they reflect future-focused education and student centred practice
  • develop staff and student capabilities and digital fluencies
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies.

Conference presentations, keynotes, workshops examples 

  • 2021: UDL Learning programmes (7 schools)
  • 2020: Distance Learning (Connected Learning Advisory, Covid and School virtual support)
  • 2020: Digital Technologies revised curriculum programme (Kāhui Ako & schools)
  • 2019: Change leadership for middle leaders programme (Cluster)
  • 2018: Tararua Kāhui Ako - Future focus and Agency Keynotes
  • 2015-17: CLA presentations (Keynote - Navigating the Complex Digital Landscape, Learning for all, Strategic Thinking roadmap)
  • 2008-16 uLearn: Universal Design for Learning and Using technology to improve curriculum access, Literacy support tools

Personal statement

I grew up in Lower Hutt and now live in Wellington with my partner, our children have flown the nest. I love the outdoors and try to get into the bush as often as I can.

I am excited about the amazing transformation that is happening in education, and believe that the potential for that transformation to support all students cannot be overstated.