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Ann Hatherly

quotation markI encourage educators to uncover new knowledge and practices for the benefit of children and themselves.quotation mark

Or, in the words of Paulo Friere, "knowledge emerges only through invention and reinvention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other."

quotation markI encourage educators to uncover new knowledge and practices for the benefit of children and themselves.quotation mark

Or, in the words of Paulo Friere, "knowledge emerges only through invention and reinvention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other."

Ann works with early childhood organisations, centre teams, leaders and individual teachers to assist with:

  • Visioning, strategic planning and capability building for the effective, purposeful integration of digital technologies in learning and teaching. This includes advice and guidance on digital safety, e-Portfolios, and pedagogies for today’s learners.
  • The review and development of assessment, curriculum planning, and evaluation. This can include topics such as how to structure and write narrative assessments, improving continuity between assessment, planning and evaluation, ways to increase ‘child voice’ and ‘parent voice’, and approaches to planning for learning including documentation. 
  • Building management and team capability in self review processes and requirements through workshops or ‘critical friend’ feedback as reviews are being undertaken.
  • Building leadership capability (positional and pedagogical) through one-on-one coaching centered on real practices and issues in context.
  • Multi-modal approaches to literacy within Te Whāriki, The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum.

Ann has over 30 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher, teacher educator, facilitator, and consultant. She has an MEd in Leadership (first-class honours) with a focus on the impact of organisational culture on quality early childhood. Ann worked on the team that developed the Kei Tua o te Pae: Assessment for Learning Early Childhood Exemplars

Ann joined CORE in 2006 as National Team Leader of the ECE ICT Professional Learning Programme. Since 2010, she has has been Project Leader and a facilitator in several more professional learning programmes including ones with a focus on leadership, self review, and early literacy.

Integrating digital technologies in ECE contexts

  • Designed, developed and facilitated teacher professional learning programmes, including the three-year Early Childhood Education Information and Communication Technologies Professional Learning Programme. This work culminated in the publication of Effective Learning in Early Childhood Education? The Impact of the ECE ICT PL Programme: A Synthesis Report.
  • Consultancy nationally and internationally on introducing mobile technologies, such as iPads. As a result, centres have developed uses for technologies which are guided by the principles and strands of Te Whāriki (Kidicorp, University of Auckland Early Childhood Centres).
  • Presentations and workshops on future-focused pedagogies that go hand-in-hand with the integration of digital technologies. 

Narrative approaches to assessment and planning 

  • Consultancy in the development and strengthening of narrative assessment and planning, underpinned by Te Whāriki, both nationally and internationally for a variety of organisations and individual centres.
  • Consultancy in the purpose and implementation of e-portfolios resulting in greater visibility of parent contributions to documentation. 

Pedagogical leadership and management  

  • Supported ECE leaders and teaching teams to successfully meet ERO and ECE licensing requirements on self review, curriculum implementation, strategic and annual planning. 
  • Designed and facilitated a Ministry of Education-funded leadership programme focused on early literacy. This resulted in the publication of the article: Fostering motivation for literacy in early childhood education using iPads. 
  • Work with Northcote Baptist Community Preschool — Ongoing mentoring relationship (face-to-face and virtual) with the supervisor. Assistance with critical reflection on curriculum, learning and teaching, the environment, and leadership, which contributed to the centre receiving a positive ERO review.