Kathryn Eltringham

PLD Consultant

Kathryn is an education consultant working out of our Auckland office. She works with schools in the following areas:

·        assessment for learning, self-regulation and learner agency

·        innovative learning: pedagogy, practice and environment

·        digital technologies and digital fluency

·        STEAM/STEM, Science and Technology

·        Literacy and mathematics

·        problem-based inquiry and authentic learning opportunities

·        data analysis and evidence-based decision making.

·        leadership and change management.

·        teaching as inquiry

Kathryn is an experienced teacher, leader and professional learning facilitator within the primary education sector in Auckland. She believes all tamariki, with their diverse cultures, experiences and needs, deserve excellent educational opportunities which are responsive, engaging, and promote learner regulation and agency.

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the foundation of Kathryn’s pedagogy as teacher, leader and facilitator of professional learning. She believes it provides the formative information we need to co-construct learning design and develop student self-regulation and learner agency. Examining how self-regulated learning can be supported by educators has been the focus of Kathryn’s Masters and Doctoral studies.

While experienced in teaching all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum, Kathryn is particularly passionate about Digital technologies and Technology, Science and STEAM. Kathryn values, working with colleagues to develop the knowledge and practices to design learning programmes which effectively integrate digital technologies and promote STEAM learning and problem-solving.

Kathryn is an experienced change leader, within schools and across school networks, using evidence-based, collaborative practices to effect change with a constant focus on raising achievement and engagement for all learners. She supports teachers and leaders to strengthen inquiry into their teaching and leadership practices, including the use of assessment information, to accelerate achievement across the curriculum.

In her free time, Kathryn enjoys walking, cycling and spending time outdoors with friends. She is involved with Scouts Aotearoa as a Cub leader and as part of the backstage team for the Auckland Central Scout Gang Show.