Executive Leader (Operations)
Ken is NetNZ’s Executive Leader (Operations) with an oversight and responsibility for the organisation’s educational and business operations. He is also one of NetNZ’s online ‘eTeachers’ (teaching Maths). Ken has played a significant role in the development of online education in New Zealand since 2000. As Deputy Principal at Roxburgh Area School, Ken played a central leadership role in the formation of OtagoNet in 2001. He has subsequently provided active support to many of NZ’s other eLearning clusters during and beyond their ‘start up’ phase, and played a key role in the formation Virtual Learning Network Community. Ken has a strong interest in ‘future focused’ education, particularly ‘knowledge building’, and the learning, teaching & schooling practices which centre on the growth of a ‘lifelong learning’ disposition of all learners. As a lifelong learner himself, Ken has completed postgraduate studies, and is a regularly participant as co-researcher in projects focussed on growing our understanding of the learning and teaching practice, particularly in an online environment.
Executive Leader (Projects)
Trevor is based at Waimate High School and works in a variety of roles: Executive Leader (Projects) NetNZ, Network Manager, teacher of Digital Technologies and HOD. He has taught at a variety of schools in the UK ranging from inner-city Oldham through to rural Somerset and, since arriving in New Zealand in 2004 at Waimate High School. He has been involved in leading elearning in a variety of ways: as a ICTPD Lead Teacher; 2007 MOE e-fellow, ePrincipal of Aorakinet and Cantanet clusters; Project Leader, Southern Central Divide Regional ICTPD Cluster and now, as Executive Leader for NetNZ. Trevor has a deep understanding of the potential for technology to change learning and understands both the technical and pedagogical opportunities and challenges ahead. In his spare time, aside from playing with geeky stuff, Trevor enjoys tramping, running and enjoying a glass of wine with his family.
Contact Trevor: [email protected] (+64) 27 6898920
Executive Leader (Learning)
Contact Darren: [email protected], (+64) 27 2171121
Lynda Walsh Pasco
Executive Leader (Support)
Lynda currently works as Executive Leader (Support) for NetNZ teaches at Roxburgh Area School where she is Senior Dean responsible for students in Year 11-13, the Careers Advisor, HOD Physical Education/Health (Year 7-13), HOD Sport and the HOD of Distance Learning/eDean. Lynda is passionate about how we provide the best educational opportunities to all of our students and develop innovative ways to deliver the curriculum to students. This search for innovation resulted in her being selected as an e-fellow by the Ministry of Education in 2004, researching e-learning and video conferencing and as part of this she was selected to represent New Zealand at the International Microsoft Conference in Seattle. Lynda presently teaches two senior Physical Education classes via net NZ – a Level 2 and a Level 3 class, and is a member of the New Zealand Virtual Learning Network.
Contact Lynda: [email protected]