Anne Barker

Meet Anne Barker, a facilitator at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.




Hamilton; Thames


  • MOE Accredited 
  • English Medium Accredited 


  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Cultural Capability
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Science and Pūtaiao


Registered teacher

2019 Master of Education in Science Education, The University of Waikato

2013 Level 2 Te Reo Māori,Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

2003 Reading Recovery training, The University of Waikato

2000 Bachelor of Teaching, The University of Waikato

1994 NZ Playcentre Federation Certificate, NZ Playcentre Association

1983 Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Psychology majors), The University of Auckland

My Experience

Professional Learning and Development (PLD) needs to be useful and practical while supporting and challenging our educational professionals. As a facilitator, I bring energy and enthusiasm to teachers supporting them to develop confidence and capability in teaching particularly science at primary school. Establishment of collaborative partnerships encourage the growth of teacher confidence and supports the development of reflection, which enhances teaching and learning.

In Aotearoa New Zealand all teachers are charged with demonstrating commitment to tangata whenua and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnerships. I am deeply invested in developing conversations that support teachers and schools to engage with this process in an ongoing evolving way. Unpacking and upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi serves to build cohesiveness and weave student centred learning throughout the education system.

Suiting the needs of the school is my focus with a conscientious approach. Being a lifelong learner, seeking out opportunities to learn and to challenge my own understanding, allows me to provide critical and relevant processes for supporting teachers, schools, family, whānau and communities to improve outcomes for all.

Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.

With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive.

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