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Ngaire Shepherd-Wills

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LwDT Facilitator
DipTchg, BEd
Contact details
Region: Christchurch
Phone: (03) 379 6627
Mobile: 021 166 0158
Twitter: @ngaireusa
Professional profile

Ngaire joined CORE in 2015. Ngaire has had a varied career, teaching for six years in the United States, and some time in the United Kingdom. She has always had a passion for e-learning and curriculum design. Ngaire returned to New Zealand in 2007 and worked at Russley School, in Christchurch, for four years. During that time, she was a lead teacher for ICT PD, Inquiry Learning and Curriculum. In 2012 Ngaire moved to Clearview Primary in Rolleston. There she was involved in the design of their collaborative teaching model and the development of their modern learning environments. In 2013 Ngaire was awarded a sabbatical to study the transitions of teachers and students moving from a traditional classroom environment to a modern learning environment. Ngaire has held various leadership roles and has extensive practical teaching experience.

  • Modern Learning Practices
  • Modern Learning Environments
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Inquiry learning
  • Curriculum design
  • Blended e-learning
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Hapara
  • BYOD
Conference presentations
  • 2013 — Transitioning to a Modern Learning Environment: Canterbury MLE PLG, Inaugural Meeting, Clearview Primary.
  • 2013 — Sabbatical Summary Presentation: Ellesmere Principals Association.
  • 2013 — Ngaire's Teach NZ sabbatical focused on student and teacher transitions from a traditional classroom environment to a modern learning environment.
Personal statement

I am a person who loves wonderings and discoveries. As a Mum to two small children, I love watching their natural curiosity and how they investigate the world around them. In the classroom, I embark on daily learning journeys with students and am excited to see which paths our wonderings will take us on. Technology opens so many doors for us and connects us in ways that we couldn’t previously imagine, allowing us to discover the world.