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J1 lecture theatre, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education

74 Epsom Ave

Auckland, Auckland 1023

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The School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice presents: Kylie Bernie and Jess Ellis

About this Event

We will share the findings from two kindergarten teams

who undertook a two-year Teacher Led Innovation

research project. The project was primarily developed

to broaden teacher practice in the area of assessment

with a specific focus on the systems and processes used

during the period of a child transitioning to school.

Engaging in an iterative, collaborative process guided by

our research associate Dr Rachel Williamson-Dean from

Woolf Fisher Research Centre, we refined our thinking

and practice drawing on the feedback of our identified

stakeholder groups: primary teachers, parents/whānau,

children and ourselves, the kindergarten teachers. We

hope to offer attendees our understanding of the type of

assessment information that will most usefully support

the student’s transition from ECE to school in our

communities. In addition, we will explore the value of

practical processes and experiences to support learners

on their pathway to school.

Team bio

– Oranga Kindergarten

Kylie Bernie, Kaye Hoffman and Hazel

Lam Sam are teachers at Oranga

Kindergarten in Onehunga: Kylie has

been the Head Teacher for the past

three years and has been teaching for

over 22 years, both in New Zealand

and in an international school in Singapore. Kaye has

been teaching for 7 years. Her career includes work at

sport Auckland as a movement facilitator supporting

early childhood centres with fundamental movement

skills. Hazel has been teaching for the past 11 years, in a

range of early childhood settings and the last five years

at Oranga Kindergarten.

– Greenhithe Kindergarten

Jess Ellis and Cheryl Schermbrucker

are from Greenhithe Kindergarten.

Jess has been at Greenhithe

Kindergarten since 2014 and has 9

years of teaching experience behind

her. Cheryl has been at Greenhithe

Kindergarten since 2016 and has 30 years of teaching

experience. As a team, we share common interests in

tamariki dispositions for learning and how these impact

on their development.

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J1 lecture theatre, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education

74 Epsom Ave

Auckland, Auckland 1023

New Zealand

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