Claire is a Deputy Principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School - a new secondary school that opened at the beginning of 2014. Claire is also a founding council member of the Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
In 2011-2012 she was the Director of e-learning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. She has lead and taught English for 17 years, her roles ranging from facilitator of the ICTs in English community on English Online, Auckland Secondary English Facilitator to Head of English Faculty at Auckland Girl’s Grammar School. She has worked at a national level in assessment and curriculum in English. In 2009 Claire was a Ministry of Education e-fellow for which she undertook a study of how ICTs can be used to support literacy in and beyond the English classroom.
Claire also enjoys working with agencies such as NZTC, NZQA, Network for Learning, NetSafe and the 21st Century Learning Reference Group with a focus on enabling future-focused change and supporting teachers and students in blended learning environments.
Claire is passionate about her family, education, design, living by the mantra - “you can never be overdressed or overeducated”.
In this blog, Claire regularly reflects on current educational issues and works hard to share the practice of her own and others. Whilst initially focused on e-learning, Claire's blog now focuses on wider educational topics such as future-focused education and leading change.
In this presentation Claire talks about fostering agency at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Claire says is agency is about students owning their learning. She describes how a sense of ownership and taking responsibility for learning is incorporated into the culture of the school and into the programmes they offer.