MOE Accredited Facilitator - Summary of Practice
Gaylene is based in Christchurch and is a member of the primary literacy team with a particular focus on English language learners (ELLs).
- Supporting ELLs in classrooms and specialist programmes
- Developing pathways of progress for students needing additional support
- Effective pedagogy for literacy across the curriculum, including academic literacy for success
- Assessment for learning, including oral language and the English Language Learning Progressions
- Teaching as inquiry, coaching and mentoring
- Data analysis, evaluation and moderation
- Culturally responsive pedagogy and practice
- Team Approach to Language Learners (TALL) project.
Prior to joining UC Education Plus, Gaylene was a classroom teacher, an ESOL specialist teacher and a lecturer. She has taught all ages from New Entrant to Year 8 in a range of school contexts. She has developed resources for the Ministry of Education. Gaylene believes education offers students choices and chances and works passionately with leaders and teachers to support school improvement.
Gaylene has a Master of Teaching and Learning, with a thesis ‘Scaffolding teacher learning: Examining teacher practice and the professional development process of teachers with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners’.
Now that Gaylene’s two daughters are independent you will find her pottering in her large garden, trying to complete a crossword or reading.
"We feel Gaylene’s PLD has been delivered in a way that will be sustainable in the future and changes made will be able to be continued to be carried out / embedded in our teaching practice in the future." - Literacy Leader
"I am finding the PLD stimulating as it is focussed on teaching and learning. It is practical and allows opportunities to try things to improve my teaching and the learning outcomes of my students. Contact with Gaylene has been helpful and stimulating." - Classroom Teacher
"Gaylene brings to this work a depth of knowledge not only in Literacy and English language learning but also in the effective delivery of PLD. It is this knowledge and understandings that are appreciated and build up my own knowledge in this work." - Regional Leader