Professional Development
and Training

As a professional development facilitator it is Megan's role to support you to clarify your desired outcomes and then structure learning for you and your team that will meet these outcomes. Megan can work with you on a variety of of topics including: wellbeing, hauora, team dynamics, student agency, curriculum design, reviewing your localised curriculum for preparation for the curriculum refresh (in Aotearoa/New Zealand), coaching and mentoring. 

PLD programmes/workshops/days/presentations can be tailored to suit your team’s needs, your school’s vision and your learning community’s aspirations.

She can work 1:1 (e.g. coaching staff to implement change or develop skills), with small groups (e.g. your curriculum management team) or a larger groups (e.g. your whole staff or speak to your community).

This can be facilitated face to face or online. 

Below are some examples of general topics that Megan can work with you on. We can mix and match or create something specific to meet your needs. 

 Please contact her for more information.

Teaching and Learning with the Heart and Brain in Mind 

Using neuroscience to improve what we do is the focus of this work. Here are some possible outcomes: 

  • Learn about strategies and tools to create safe learning environments that are brain-friendly, and enhance emotional literacy and relationships

  • Learn simple metaphors, tools and models to talk about the brain and how we can use this knowledge to impact on learning and behaviour with students

  • Learn about wellbeing strategies for staff and students in the classroom and school- starting with belonging, emotional literacy and focusing on positive and protective relationships

  • Identify personal and professional protective factors for your wellbeing

  • Develop a plan going to improve individual, team and/or school wellbeing 

All Hands In
All Hands In

Building Strong Teams

In building strong teams we work with values of your organisation/school/team, and focus on how individuals and groups contribute to living these values. We explore emotions and how we can contribute to the wellbeing of ourselves, others and our team/organisation. One of the challenges many people face is being able to talk about ‘hard’ stuff with colleagues and so we explore why this might be and develop strategies to give and receive feedback for growth.

Here are some possible learning outcomes for participants:

  • Unpack your values and the stories that are important to you and your school- focusing on how individuals relate and contribute tothis 

  • Complete a personal personality profile, exploring your strengths and appreciating the unique qualities individuals can offer to the team

  • Learn about having ‘hard’ conversations, 

  • Giving and receiving feedback for growth 

  • Understand what belonging may look like, sound like and feel like to different people

Creating a connected curriculum 

As we work together we start with the vision and values of your learning community- this is the heart of your school and the work you do together. From there we then map a curriculum, processes and practices that align to your vision and values and meets the diverse needs of your ākonga. I can support you to review your current curriculum, processes and practices or work alongside you to develop these where you need it. 

Learning outcomes that we can focus on:

  • Identify how the values and vision of your learning community can drive the teaching and learning

  • Embed understanding, knowing and doing into what you do every day so there is a focus on rich, relevant learning opportunities for all ākonga/learners 

  • Engage with cross curricula planning that honours learner needs, and the intent of different disciplines and key competencies

  • Embed authentic assessment practices into planning

  • Review processes that guide curriculum and teacher development

Working in Library

Building Student Agency 

Student agency is about learners having voice and choice. It enables students to experience learning that is relevant and challenging for them. It fosters independence and interdependence through developing self management, emotional regulation, co-operative and communication skills. 

Learning outcomes that we can focus on:

  • Understand what student agency can look like, sound like and feel like in your setting 

  • Create approaches and systems to support student agency that align with your values and goals 

  • How to create a learning culture that honours productive struggle and development of skills for independence and interdependence