Robyn is an education consultant based in Christchurch. She works with schools in the following areas:
mathematics and statistics
teaching as inquiry for accelerated learning
assessment for learning
curriculum and assessment design
data and evidence-based analysis
growing leadership capacity - coaching and mentoring.
Robyn is an experienced education consultant with extensive knowledge of curriculum, assessment theory, teaching and learning pedagogy. She has been delivering professional learning and development for over 14 years. Prior to joining Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga, Robyn worked as a mathematics and statistics facilitator, mentored leaders and teachers in Programmes for Students (PfS) initiatives such as Mathematics Support Teachers (MST) and Accelerated Learning in Mathematics (ALiM). Her work in this area has given her extensive knowledge of how to accelerate underachievement in our priority learners. Robyn also facilitates Just in Time Mathematics (JITM) an initiative that supports high-quality teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics.
She is passionate about mathematics and statistics education. She supports teachers in developing communities of mathematical inquiry where learning discourse is embedded in deep, productive learning. She has an extensive knowledge of key resources and research which she is keen to share to help others make connections and build their knowledge, understanding and pedagogy.
Her deep understanding of effective pedagogy and how to apply it in practice, has resulted in learning programmes that are inclusive and equitable ensuring the best outcomes for all ākonga. Her facilitation strengths include supporting schools to focus on learners and learning by developing an inquiry habit of mind and using all assessments purposefully for learning.
Robyn works alongside leaders and teachers to design and develop effective systems and practices that lead to students experiencing success. She believes in building capabilities within and across schools and sectors to ensure sustainability.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Primary and a Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood Education. She is an executive member of the Canterbury Mathematical Association (CMA) where she supports teachers in their interest in mathematics and statistics.
Outside of work, Robyn spends time with her husband and their two children, mountain biking, skiing, and cheering on sidelines. She also enjoys good food and wine with her extended family and friends.