Contact details
Digital Circus
Ian Kenny

503 Queen Street West

Hastings

0212255459

06 8767028

ian.kenny@digitalcircus.org.nz

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Our team

Arnika Macphail - ImpactEd

Arnika has a passion for supporting authentic use of technologies in schools. She has over 15 years’ experience in education including early childhood and primary teaching. In her role as a facilitator Arnika has supported numerous schools around New Zealand towards digital fluency, and more recently to weave Digital Technologies across the curriculum. 

Doug Rehu - Future Focused Learning
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Doug has been in the technology, digital learning & 21st Century Pedagogy learning space for over 7 years. He has facilitated schools successfully in transforming their pedagogy using digital learning tools and has experience teaching computer programming and creating innovative and engaging learning programs in both primary and secondary school settings. In teaching roles, Doug was the E-Learning leader and has experience facilitating professional learning and development programs for schools and educators using the Google for Education platform. 

John Phelps - Technology Concepts

John’s experience has come from a background of 46 years as a registered teacher. He has been involved in educational ICT for 29 years in many parts of New Zealand. He has also presented in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, England, the Netherlands, and Canada.
A major part of his work d helping principals, teachers, and students to increase their confidence and ability to use a wide range of technologies and applications.
An increasing aspect of the service offered is to work with teachers to try and make lessons more engaging for students.
For the last five years John has been a Microsoft Learning Consultant

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Ian Kenny
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Ian is a full time MoE accredited Digital Technology facilitator. He was a specialist Digital Technology teacher in Hawke's Bay for seven years. He now works closely with schools to plan and integrate the new Digital Tecghnology curriculum, supports change and promotes a growth mindset. He values embracing the local identity of each school and reflecting this in teaching and learning programs where possible.  

 

Nicola Kenny

Nicola, employed in the education sector for 19 years as a Digital Technology Teacher, Whole School ICT Co-Ordinator and as a Director of e-Learning. An experienced Digital Technology professional with an extensive background in education and e-Learning professional development. 

 

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Toni Westcott

Toni is an educator passionate about 21st century learning and all things digital. 

She brings teaching experience from years 1-6 and has held Senior management and Digital teaching and learning leadership roles. Toni is a lifelong learner having completed a Post-graduate Certificate and currently completing a Masters specialising in Digital Professional Development. She enjoys developing teacher knowledge with a hands-on approach and supporting teachers to build on what they already do in their classrooms. 

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Juliet Revell

Juliet has joined Digital Circus in 2019, with 8 years of experience as a classroom teacher, including working in an ILE. Having taught in the Junior School for much of her teaching career, Juliet brings practical knowledge of how we can ensure our youngest learners become Digitally Capable. Juliet thrives on connecting learners, and was involved with @KidsedchatNZ for 5 years. A Google Certified Innovator, Juliet has continues to model lifelong learning, recently completing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Digital and Collaborative learning. 

Matt

Matt is the manager of our Education Centre and our expert in all things Electronics, Coding, and Minecraft. Matt works with us full time and facilitates Digital Technology Programmes in schools and the robotics club held every Thursday at the Hastings Library. . Matt is also a MinecraftEDU Certified Trainer and a Microsoft in Education, Global Certified Trainer.

Stephanie Mills
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Stephanie joined Digital Circus in 2019. She has 15 years classroom experience and has held management roles in leading e-learning school professional development in Auckland and Hawke's Bay. Stephanie is a lifelong learner having completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Collaborative and Digital Learning and she is currently completing her Masters in Contemporary Education. Stephanie is a MIE certified teacher with industry experience as a Geographic Information Systems analyst. Stephanie is a passionate educator who enjoys working with teachers to develop their digital capabilities and integration into their program of learning.   

Tracey Kinloch-Jones

Tracey is a passionate and inspiring communicator. She excels in opening up opportunities for the educational development of adults and students. With a naturally engaging nature, Tracey is able to share her knowledge and skills by providing culturally sensitive, practical ideas for the classroom.  She has a teaching background that spans all levels, has experience in facilitating workshops, and is a sort after presenter at conferences.
Tracey enjoys working alongside teachers to develop fresh localised programmes, especially using Science and STEAM. These programmes empower teachers and students with both confidence and competence to accelerate their learning journey. Tracey received the Royal Society Alumni award for her work with Science education in 2014

Cathy Quigan

Cathy has been teaching in New Zealand for 11 years in a number of learning areas. For the past 5 years she has been leading eLearning and Digital Technologies from Years 7-13 at a high school in New Plymouth. She is passionate about authentic learning experiences and is constantly learning. Cathy is approachable and works well with groups and individuals at both ends of the 'digital comfort' spectrum. She thrives on building the capacity of teachers and students to make connections in their learning, encouraging curiosity and developing skills in the area of DT/HM and digital fluency.

Rachel Duckworth

Since embarking on a career in education in 1998, Rachel has continued to search for new ways to engage and motivate students in learning. Utilising and integrating every piece of technology she could get her hands on was just one of the ways she built and maintained student engagement.
Rachel has experience teaching and facilitating change across the sector. She is passionate about helping schools utilise Google tools to streamline workflow and maximise impact for both teachers and learners.

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Lua MacRaghnaill

Lua is passionate about Education and Digital Technologies from his academic roots in software engineering and international experience in schools and industry. He has designed and taught courses in Computer Science and Digital Media for 8 years in NZ schools. Lua has mentored secondary kaiako through his years of experience as HOD. He is trained to mentor Primary and Intermediate kaiako in DT|HM through UCCSER. Lua is on the Executive of DTTA (Network of Expertise) and is Regional Hub Leader and has developed resources for Levels 1- 13 and Kura Kaupapa Maori nationally and locally. He has also contributed to teaching resources for NCEA Level 1-3 standards. He enjoys hosting fun, relatable, and hands-on PLD events. 

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Specialities include:

  • MoE – Accredited PLD Facilitator

  • Interface Xpo - Guest speaker

  • Inspire Conference presenter

  • Robotics, Electronics and Programming

  • Digital Fluency

  • MinecraftEDU Certified Trainer

  • Microsoft in Education, Global Certified Trainer 

  • Situational and restrictive course development

  • Flexible learning environments

Specialities include:

  • MoE-Accredited PLD Facilitator

  • 21CLD and Microsoft training

  • MinecraftEDU Certified Trainer

  • Microsoft in Education, Global Certified Trainer 

  • Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator

  • Google Certified Trainer

  • eLearning Planning

Specialities Include:

  • Digital Fluency 

  • Inspire conference presenter

  • Google Certified Educator

  • Seesaw Ambassador and Educator 

  • Technology Curriculum Facilitator 

  • Google for Education Expert and Chromebooks for learning

  • Future Focused Teaching & Learning, 21st Century Pedagogy

  • Modern Learning Environments / Innovative Learning Spaces

  • Growth Mindset and Collaborative Teaching Relationships

  • Digital Learning Tools and Digital Curriculum Redesign

Specialities Include:

  • Computer Science

  • Coding

  • MinecraftEDU

  • 3D Printing

  • Raspberry Pi

  • Circuitry and soldering

  • Micro:bits

  • Picaxe

  • Electronics

  • Robotics

 

Specialities include:

  • MoE – Accredited PLD Facilitator

  • Computational thinking, problem-solving and coding

  • Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes

  • Hands-on workshopping

  • Project-based learning and management

  • Localised course development

  • Cross-curricular integration & STEM

  • Current and practising teacher

Associates

Specialities include:

  • MoE Approved Facilitator

  • Technology Curriculum Facilitator

  • Google for Education Expert and Chromebooks for learning

  • Future Focused Teaching & Learning, 21st Century Pedagogy

  • Modern Learning Environments / Innovative Learning Spaces

  • Growth Mindset and Collaborative Teaching Relationships

  • Digital Learning Tools and Digital Curriculum Redesign

  • Coding and Computer Programming

  • Mastery Level Flipped Learning and screencasting

Specialties include:

  • MoE-Accredited PLD Facilitator

  • Microsoft Master Trainer

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator

  • School-wide and ICT strategic planning 

  • 21CLD and Microsoft training

Specialties include:

  • MoE-Accredited PLD Facilitator

  • Digital Technologies and curriculum support

  • Microsoft Master Trainer

  • Google Certified Trainer

  • Strategic planning

  • Community engagement around digital technologies

  • 21CLD

Schools Teacher Holiday Programme MOE PLD Digital Technology

Specialities Include:

  • Google Certified Trainer

  • Google Educator (Level 1 & 2)

  • Google Certified Innovator

  • Apple Teacher

  • Hapara Champion Trainer

  • Promethean Certified Trainer

 

Specialities Include:

  • Digital Fluency 

  • 21st Century Pedagogy

  • Future Focused Teaching & Learning

  • Modern Learning Environments/ Innovative Learning Spaces

  • Growth Mindset and Collaborative Teaching Relationships

  • Digital Learning Tools and Digital Curriculum Redesign

  • ArcGIS software

  • Microsoft for Education

  • Google for Education.

 

Specialties Include:

  • Digital Fluency 

  • Google for Education Certified Innovator

  • ULearn conference presenter

  • Seesaw Ambassador

  • Google for Education Certified 

  • Future Focused Teaching & Learning, 21st Century Pedagogy

  • Modern Learning Environments / Innovative Learning Spaces

  • Growth Mindset and Collaborative Teaching Relationships

  • Digital Learning Tools and Digital Curriculum Redesign

Specialities Include:

  • STEAM programme design and

       development

  • Design Thinking

  • Digital Integration

  • Project-Based Learning

  • Collaborative and strategic planning

  • Culturally responsive pedagogy support

  • Building  relationships with business

       and community

  • Outside the box thinking

  • Empowering change in classrooms

 

Specialities Include:

  • Microsoft Certified Educator 

  • Microsoft Innovative Educator

  • Microsoft Trainer

  • Digital Fluency

  • Digital Technologies curriculum support

  • Hands on workshops

  • Coding and problem-solving

  • Cross-curricular integration of

       the DT/HM content