Tēnā koutou katoa!
Ko Exmoor te māunga
Ko Lyn te awa
Ko Atlantic te moana
Nō Ingarangi ahau
Kei Turunganui a kiwa tōku kāinga
Ko Tim Gander ahau
Ko Phoebe toku taonga
Tokotoru a maua tamariki
Ko Sennen, Ko Jago, Ko Bluebell ana ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Tim is Education Director at The Mind Lab by Unitec. This is a new role which he is really excited about and can see the transformational potential through education across all sectors - which is what the Mind Lab provides. He enjoys the day-to-day challenge of teaching a wide range of abilities and ages in a variety of settings.
He is aware that effective teaching is not only about the use of technology, but also how the technology supports teaching, learning, and building relationships. He is passionate about engaging students and whānau in a collaborative learning journey, and believes that the integration of technology and adapted pedagogies enable a greater depth of learning, understanding, and encouragement.
Tim is an authorised Google Education Trainer and facilitates professional learning with teachers through his blog, PLN and face-to-face. In 2013 he fully immersed three senior NCEA classes in Google Apps and found the experience to be positive for all, originally flipping the classroom to overcome resource issues, then utilising Chromebooks to maximise learning opportunities. He was a finalist in the Interface magazine “Innovative use of ICT Award” with his Google Drive and Social Responsibility project and was a CORE education e-fellow for 2014, you can read about the findings from the research here. Tim has recently completed a MEd in e-learning - his online portfolio from one of the papers can be viewed here.
He is a keen
and more importantly father to his wonderful children and
husband to his beautiful wife! He also blogs on 'the upper peninsular' as a creative outlet.
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