About 2018-05-26T22:10:43+00:00

Learning Architects was established with the vision of empowering education and business professionals through the use of new technologies, sustainable and smart systems, as well as leading edge review, professional learning and development.

We have a unique blend of leadership, curriculum, teaching, and technology skills. This makes us one of the only providers in New Zealand with expert digital technology skills, recent senior leadership experience and teaching skills. We are recognised by the NZ Ministry of Education as accredited facilitators.

Our strength is in translating theory into practice which makes us well-placed to support your organisation to grow and develop future-focussed approaches to learning and development.

If you would like to explore how Learning Architects can support you or your organisation to become increasingly future-focussed, please contact us – we’d love to help.

About Rob Clarke – B.Ed, Dip. Tchg

Rob ClarkeRob Clarke has a wealth of experience in education in various roles: teacher, associate principal, principal, facilitator and consultant. He has taught in primary, secondary, as well as facilitated postgraduate study for teachers. He is a published author in the area of reflective practice and professional learning systems.

Rob is passionate about helping schools and organisations become future focussed and leverage new technologies to enhance systems and learning. His experience in designing and leading professional learning has seen him work in New Zealand, Australia, United States, UK and Asia.

Rob’s work in the area of elearning, leadership and professional development has seen him recognised by organisations such as TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of Australia and New Zealand), Interface Magazine, Apple and Google. In 2011, Rob was awarded status as a Google Certified Innovator in recognition of his contributions towards empowering people with technology. Rob is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a member of the Apple Consultants Network and a GEG NZ Leader. Rob is an accredited facilitator for the NZ Ministry of Education.

Specialities:

  • strengths-based leadership coaching
  • staff learning and development
  • curriculum design and school review
  • facilitation
  • learning design
  • new school startup
  • change management and leadership
  • strategic planning
  • working with emerging elearning technologies
  • Apple and Google technologies
  • reflective practice
  • learning about learning and brain theory
  • translating theory into practice
  • futures thinking

Tabitha Leonard – Consultant – MSc(Hons), PGDipTchg, PGCert(ICT)Ed, PGDipEdLd

Tabitha Leonard - consultantTabitha specialises in utilising Design Thinking to unpack projects and design solutions. This approach is central to the work she does with schools and their focus on Critical Inquiry practices and the integration of STEAM opportunities for students.

Tabitha has been leading PLD for 10 years. She is a published author in the area of teaching as inquiry using SOLO taxonomy as an evaluative framework.

Hook, P., Leonard, T., and Venning D. (2016). An Action Research Project with SOLO Taxonomy: How to tell if it is making a difference. Essential Resources Educational Publishers Limited. New Zealand.

Tabitha works alongside educational leaders and classroom teachers to build their capability and capacity to use inquiry as a tool to self-improve. She will enable your team to unpack the expertise within your staff and align this with the school’s strategic vision.

As an experienced Science teacher, Tabitha works with schools to make the desired connections across curriculum areas and STEAM. She is a keen advocate for the use of project learning opportunities to grow student agency.

Tabitha is available as an accredited facilitator to deliver centrally-funded PLD for schools and Kahui Ako/Communities of Learning.

Contact Tabitha to discuss your needs – 022 354 8255‬ / [email protected][email protected]

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