Spotlight sessions are led by invited speakers who will explore aspects of the uLearn19 conference themes as they relate to their work and expertise.
Turning figures into a language everyone can learn.
Figure.NZ is an online tool that allows people to find and access New Zealand figures or data, for free.
Lillian believes society and individuals will benefit when any person can use data to inform their thinking. Read more
The Science and Practice of Whole-School Wellbeing.
Dr Lucy Hone builds capacity and understanding of wellbeing and resilience across kura and kāhui ako throughout Aotearoa.
She works among diverse organisations to design and implement wellbeing initiatives creating sustained and meaningful change. Read more
Understanding your world with design, systems and computational thinking: Hands on.
Martin was the pioneer of internet use in K-12 education in Australia.
He has helped a generation of teachers and students through the huge cultural changes of the technological revolution. Read more
Changing students' lives by redesigning the curriculum.
Barbara has more than 20 years of experience as a principal. The focus for Huntly College is to create a learning environment where all students thrive and develop confidence as learners.
Whilst at Te Awamutu College, Barbara lifted Māori achievement from 19 percent to 61 percent in NCEA. Read more
‘Know me before you teach me.’
Bruce, of Ngāti Raukawa and Tūwharetoa descent, joined Te Ākau ki Pāpāmoa in 2007.
Te Ākau ki Pāpāmoa is one of the country’s leading mainstream schools in normalising the delivery of te reo Māori and cultural competencies.
Bruce currently serves on a number of boards and has presented at leadership conferences worldwide. Read more
Innovation is our DNA! How to nurture innovation in our Māori students.
Janelle is interested in how we might unleash Māori student’s innovation powers, cultivate and nurture them, and channel natural gifts.
She is also the National Māori Medium lead in Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, the National Digital Readiness Programme. Read more
Systems thinking tools and processes for innovative outcomes.
Matt has accumulated 15 year’s experience across a range of public, private and third sector organisations in the United Kingdom.
In his current role at Auckland Council, Matt aspires to use innovation to make Auckland the most liveable city in the world.
He believes solving the world's most complex and pressing issues is now only viable through technology and innovation. Read more
Coming to a School Near You! How can we embrace this as an opportunity?
Principal, Hobsonville Point Secondary School
Maurie believes student wellbeing must be at the heart of all decision-making in a school. As the Foundation Principal of Hobsonville Point Secondary School, he helps lead the development of an innovative curriculum and pedagogy designed to better prepare today’s young people for their current and future worlds. Read more
Deputy Principal, Rototuna Junior High School
Paula is passionate about future-focused education and challenging the status quo. She has a particular interest in innovative curriculum design, promoting and valuing dispositions and capabilities, challenging traditional assessment practices, wellbeing in a complicated world, and whanaungatanga. Read more
Principal, Spotswood College
Nicola, a descendant of Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rāuru, Tāngahoe and Pakakohi. She is passionate about disrupting the educational norm through transformative leadership and a focus on global citizenship. Nicola has taught across all sectors of education, from early childhood to tertiary. Read more
Principal, Hobsonville Point Primary School
Daniel has been leading change in NZ schools for nearly 20 years. Over 4000 visitors have come to experience Hobsonville Point Secondary School's innovative practice and use of flexible learning spaces. Read more
Future focused schooling in practice
Principal, Ormiston Junior College
Luke told his colleague that he loved the NZ Curriculum when it was introduced in 2007. After more than two decades of constant learning and discovery, he now realises that the mandate for change has always been there. Backed by the research, it’s clear the document has stood the test - of the future. Luke’s career as a principal spans 22 years and counting. Read more
Leader of Learning, Ormiston Junior College
Viv believes having the opportunity to open a new school, created a space to challenge the status quo in the practice and delivery of the NZ Curriculum document. Viv is a recent Master’s degree graduate, and has been a teacher, deputy principal, and an assessment facilitator. Read more
Kainga Designer, Ormiston Junior College
Fred is keen to collaborate, share, connect and learn from others with a view to continually improve their Mentoring Advisory Coaching (MAC) model. Having a model that prioritises a place where relationships are honoured in a true sense and in a meaningful way is essential. Read more
Learning Designer, Ormiston Junior College
Tracey helped change the way learning was delivered with a specific focus on Yr 9. She has been endeared and inspired by the NZ Curriculum. Read more