SSM award recipients 2020

  1. Dew, Christine

    Queen Charlotte College

    Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. This includes: Business Finance, Management Accounting, Audit Processes, Advanced Taxation and Advanced Financial Reporting.

  2. Ferris, Amanda

    Whangaroa College

    Investigate the concept of self- or internal racism in education – how students are racist towards themselves, how society has shaped how Māori youth view themselves and their constructed ideals around their own educational success.

  3. Houghton, Paul

    Liston College

    Investigate innovative approaches to years 7 to 10 timetabling in ILE environments to cater for emerging trends in teaching and learning, and curriculum arrangements.

  4. Inglis, Karen

    Cromwell College

    Develop a means of tracking the learning and achievement of years 9 and 10 students using data from KAMAR. Investigate how to implement a multi-sensory approach for students with learning difficulties or those already diagnosed with a SLD.

  5. Jellyman, Philip

    St Dominic's Catholic College

    Investigate the professional learning needs of teachers new to innovative learning environments, and explore programmes for preparing these teachers.

  6. Kennedy, Kareen

    Hutt Valley High School

    Complete Poupou Huia Te Reo (Level 4) at Te Wānanga O Raukawa. Develop e-learning resources for our teachers and support staff, and classroom visual resources for our students.

  7. Milner, Marilyn

    Epsom Girls Grammar School

    Explore the leadership capability "Building and sustaining collective leadership and professional community". Investigate how models of kāhui ako effectively support the development of teacher agency, and how well these models build and sustain collective leadership in and across professional communities.

  8. Morrison, Keir

    Whangarei Boys' High School

    Explore culturally-responsive pedagogy and teaching and learning in flexible learning environments (FLEs). Visit three to five New Zealand secondary schools. Develop a vision for teaching and learning at Whangārei Boys’ High School (WBHS) that aligns with the strategic goals of the school.

  9. Pocock, Jason

    Whangaparaoa College

    Investigate other teaching and learning systems, in particular looking at how schools integrate other cultures into their environments, and how they assist migrant families assimilate, whilst being respectful to the culture of origin of the migrant family.

  10. Woodward, Phillipa

    Otumoetai College

    Investigate leadership practices that more effectively respond to the complexity of education today, developing leaders for an unknown future. Explore the themes of adult learning theory, responding to complexity, and leadership that can create transformational learning.