Team Lead - Technology, Digital Fluency and Futures, Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)

Katrina Laurie


Bachelor of Teaching and Learning – University of Canterbury

Professional profile

Katrina is an experienced educator and lead facilitator with a background in primary teaching.

She has worked alongside schools to effectively develop collaboration, learner agency, shift to real time reporting, and build digital capabilities. She is skilled at aligning theory with practice to guide learning environments to recognise and value success for all.

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.

Building relationships is an integral part of Katrina’s practice, valuing the concepts of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga.


Katrina has expertise in the following areas:

Digital fluency and digital technologies

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • self review and evaluate pedagogy, 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 digital technologies.
Assessment for Learning

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • build teacher and student assessment capabilities to develop and grow educational relationships
  • reporting on progress in real time using digital technologies to bring to life formative assessment, deepen learning conversations and connect teacher, student and whānau
  • use assessment principles that best support effective learning and teaching.

Successfully supporting 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
  • planning for, implementing and supporting school and classroom level changes in pedagogy and practice
  • strategic planning including visioning and goal setting for teams.
Literacy and numeracy

Successfully supporting 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 literacy and numeracy programmes
  • increase student engagement and agency through use of digital technologies
  • develop modern learning practices in innovative learning environments.

Successfully supporting learning communities to:

  • develop a shared vision for teaching and learning, involving whānau, communities, and learners
  • transform teaching and learning through the development of collaborative teaching practices
  • develop effective systems to support collaboration
  • unpack what authentic collaboration looks like in their context.
Evaluative capability

Successfully supporting 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

2019-21 “Real Time Reporting”, workshops and programmes Kāhui Ako and Schools
2018-21 “Collaborative Practice”, workshops and programmes 4 schools
2019/20 Digital Technologies revised curriculum programme Kāhui Ako & schools
2019 “Beyond Code; Integrated Learning Design” uLearn19 workshop presenter
2019 “CORE Ten Trends Showcase” uLearn19 co-presenter with Derek Wenmoth and Tessa Gray
2018 "Empowering whānau and student engagement with Seesaw" uLearn18, workshop presenter.
2018 "Learning across the curriculum with Seesaw" uLearn18, workshop presenter.
2017 "App Smashing and beyond using Seesaw" uLearn17, workshop presenter
2017 "App Smashing Movie Making" uLearn17, workshop presenter
2017 "Effective Literacy and Numeracy", CORE Workshop
2017 "Strategies to Develop Student Agency", CORE Workshop
2016 "Google Apps to Extend Learning" CORE Workshop
2016 "Effective Literacy", CORE Workshop
2016 "Google Apps to support Modern Pedagogy", CORE Workshop

Awards, fellowships, scholarships

2019 Sphero Hero (Sphero EDU ambassador programme)
2017 Seesaw Ambassador

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 particularly interested in how we can adapt assessment practices and the use of digital technologies to empower learners enabling ‘just in time’ assessment that engages, deepens and extends learning conversations.

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

Nō Murihiku ahau, engari, kei Manakau e noho ana ahau inaianei. I am from Southland but now live in Manakau (North of Ōtaki – Kapiti Coast).