Kia ora koutou, nau mai! I love being in education - it plays a roll in all areas of my life. Whether mountain biking, skiing, fishing or speaking te reo, I find myself learning, growing and sharing. Making the most of where we are and what we're doing by learning to learn is something I'm passionate about and hope to share with my students at VLN Primary.
Jen has several years teaching as an online-educator for VLN Primary and Gifted Online, as well as in the physical classroom. In 2018 she was nominated as a finalist for the MindLab NEXT Award and completed a Masters in Education with research papers looking into future focused pedagogy and student engagement, and online education as a vehicle for personalising learning for all students, particularly those with exceptional talents. Jen’s passion lies with the authentic integration of digital technology within integrated learning projects.
Jen is the Curriculum Lead for VLN Primary and has developed several of the programmes. She has been involved in curriculum development for physical classroom, gifted and talented as well writing and developing the resources for a Level 1 and 2 NCEA Foundational Skills course for at risk students with a passion for performing arts. Jen has also provided PLD for educators in Taranaki to aide the integration of digital technologies in the classroom.