Professional Activities

Claire has had a long history of presenting a range of workshops and presentations, as well being actively involved in a number of professional associations.

Contributions in this area include:

Global Women Member (2021 - present)

NetSafe Board - Board Member (2014 - present)

N4L Reference Group Member (2015 - 2023)

Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand - Council Member (2015 - 2019)

DigitalNZ Advisory Board Member (2015)

National Library Services to Schools Project Reference Group Member (2015)

New Zealand Teachers Council - Secondary Teacher Representative (2014 - 2015)

21st Century Learning Reference Group Member (for Nikki Kaye) - (2013 - 2015)

Google Certified Innovator (2014)

NZQA Digital Assessment Programme - Team Member (2014 - present)

PPTA ICT Advisory Committee Member - Auckland Representative (2011 - 2015)

Founder of the Hack Your Class project (2014)

Hack Your Class Google+ Community

Hack Your Class on Teaching and E-learning

Founder of The Digital Citizenship Project

The Digital Citizenship Project on WikiEducator

Article about the project in NZEI Magazine

ASDAPA Conference – Presenter

ConnectED Cluster Workshop - Presenter

Ignite Evenings / Emerging Leaders Symposium - Presenter

Teaching as Inquiry - why you should be using it!

Living and Learning Online - Don't be an egg - how to take flight on Twitter

Leading Change - 10 tips for leading change

The Digital Citizenship Project - overview of The Digital Citizenship Project

NZCER/Core Education ‘Mining the Evidence’ - Research Team member

Website link -

Core Education Breakfast Seminar and Workshop

Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton - Leading Meaningful and Manageable Change

Core Breakfast on Core Education Website

ULEARN Conference - Presenter

2013 - Invited Spotlight Presenter - Leading Meaningful and Manageable Change

2012 – ICT PD and BYOD at EGGS, A Beginner’s Guide to Using Social Networks for Professional Learning

2011 – Panel Member for BYOD Presentation

2009 – Developing literacy through online communities in and beyond the English Classroom

NEAL Cluster - Presenter

2012 – ICTPD and BYOD at EGGS

2011 – Using teaching as inquiry to develop an e-learning action plan

NZC Online Video / Presenter

Teaching as Inquiry - Claire outlines the process they went through to use teaching as inquiry to develop an e-learning action plan. She then explains how they reflected on the outcomes of this first cycle of inquiry and refined their process to develop a teaching as inquiry plan to target key competencies.

Professional Learning Groups to support school-wide e-learning - Claire discusses how learning area professional learning groups support teachers with e-learning.

Leading Change / Developing Relationships - Claire discusses the importance of developing relationships when leading change. Claire believes the key lies in positivity and enthusiasm, having a real genuine interest in others' opinions, and then coupling with that the willingness to share your ideas and vision.

Extending yourself as a middle leader through an e-fellowship - Claire describes how becoming an e-fellow gave her confidence, expertise, and extended her learning. It opened the door to fresh leadership possibilities, and introduced her to vital new networks and professional opportunities.

EdTalks - Video / Presenter

Teaching as Inquiry - In this video Claire talks about the first year of ICTPD and Teaching as Inquiry at Epsom Girls Grammar School

Ten Tips for BYOD - In this video Claire shares ten tips for getting students to make the most of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

English in Aotearoa (NZC Edition) - Guest Editor and Writer

Editorial - What new curriculum?

Using Teaching as Inquiry to Improve Student Outcomes - article

Developer/Writer for Interactive Teaching as Inquiry Tool for English Online Ministry of Education Contract

English Online – Planning Using Inquiry

IFTE / NZATE Conference - Organiser / Presenter / Committee Member

Moving Beyond the Blog and Wiki

Engaging Students in Shakespeare

AATEL (Auckland Association of English Teachers) – Organiser / Presenter / Committee Member

Designing effective programmes for Alternative English (Unit Standards)

Ministry of Education - E-fellow (2009)

Beyond the Virtual Classroom – Developing literacy through the use of online communities in English

NZQA - NCEA English Standards writer

NZQA - Project Advisory Group Member

for the review of the English unit standards

NZQA – NCEA Exam Marker

NCEA English Level 2