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In the Spotlight - Lynne Silcock

spotlightThis year in Enabling e-Learning we are going to be inviting members to be put In the Spotlight and share a bit more about themselves so that we can get to know them. You may be approached to share, or if you would like to volunteer yourself or suggest someone else then please contact Nathaniel or Tessa.

In the Spotlight this week is Lynne Silcock.

Lynne Silcock photoName: Lynne Silcock

School/organisation: CORE Education

Kia ora tātou. I work for CORE education in multiple roles. I am an Inclusive Education Facilitator, a Learning with Digital Technology Facilitator and member of the Connected Learning Advisory.

My teaching background is in secondary with the unusual combination of learning support with maths and geography. In my previous position I was the National Coordinator Assistive Technology at the Ministry of Education for a number of years.

What is the most exciting/inspiring thing that you have been involved with in education that involves e-learning tools or pedagogies?
I am really excited about the increasing use of technology to support student learning. A combination of innovative teaching and improved accessibility options in standard devices have improved options for many students.

This powerful combo means that students can be defined by their abilities rather than their difficulties.

What are you most looking forward to in regards to 21st Century education this year?
I am looking forward to learning the works well for everyone.

Technologies are becoming simpler and at the same time more powerful. Smart use of technology, along with innovative practice, this has awesome implications for every learner.

What do you get up to in your relaxation time?
I love botanising and getting out in the NZ bush. I also love swimming - which I manage in the pool and when possible the sea It has been such a great summer in Wellington I am still braving the sea in Lyall Bay in late March :)

Anything else?
Ngā Manu a Tāne: E koekoe te Tūī, e ketekete te Kākā, e kūkū te Kererū (The tūī sings, the Kākā chatters, the Kererū coo’s). I love this whakataukī as it encapsulates and recognises difference.