Tania Coutts

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Region: Tai Tokerau
Tania Coutts FS

Qualifications

Apple Professional Development Consultant
Google Certified Teacher
Diploma in Teaching (Kindergarten) – Auckland College of Education

Professional experience

Tania has been part of the CORE Education Tātai Aho Rau team for twelve years. Tania has worked across all sectors in a range of professional learning development projects.

Expertise

Change leadership

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • explore current research to support shifts to future-focused teaching practices
  • evaluate pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused education practices, driven by inquiry
  • lead change within a school community.
Digital fluency

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • apply agreed frameworks to self-review 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.
Future-focused education

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • implement new teaching practices and pedagogies to enable achievement of future-focused goals identified by the learning community
  • 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.
Communities of online learning
  • facilitating online communities of practice for teachers
  • mentoring, coaching and facilitating teachers and learners in online settings
  • implementing innovative learning and teaching practices
  • designing curriculum to empower teachers and learners.

Recent conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

2021 with A. Kenneally, Identifying and Using Strengths - Using Story Hui to Celebrate Success – uLearn Conference
2021 with M. Campbell, Leveraging Strengths-based Teaching to Address Equity and Wellbeing – uLearn Conference
2021 with L. Ojala and K. Delahunty, Reset, Refresh, Recharge - Using the Five Ways to Wellbeing – uLearn Conference
2016 Let’s Get Creative - Moving your Stories with Animation. uLearn Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand
2016 with T. Fagan, Coding and Robotics
2016 with T. Fagan, Digital Literacies in the Early Years
2016 Visible Teaching and Learning through the Power of Google Sites Digital Horizon Conference, Whangarei, New Zealand.
2016 Let's Get Creative - Moving your Stories with Chrome Apps – GEGNZ Summit, Auckland, New Zealand.
2016 Let's Get Creative - Moving your Stories with Chrome Apps. Kaikohekohe Educational Trust – Teacher Only Day, Waitangi, New Zealand
2015 Google Apps as a Launching Pad - Supporting Modern Learning Pedagogy – CORE Education Breakfast and Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand
2015 Google Apps as a Launching Pad - Supporting Modern Learning Pedagogy – CORE Education Breakfast and Workshop, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Personal statement

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata – I am driven to develop strong and effective relationships with people, built on a high trust model and a shared vision. I believe in providing a safe and engaging learning environment in a culturally respective way.

I am highly skilled at working within a range of contexts from early childhood education to secondary, bringing creativity and depth to the learning environment. I am experienced with facilitating both face-to-face and online, tailoring delivery and professional learning in a dynamic way to meet the needs and identity of individuals.

An ongoing area of my professional passion is mentoring leaders and teachers, supporting them to embrace the rapid change and transformation occurring in education.