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Lucia Teague-Schellekens

Lucia Teague-Schellekens

Professional Biography: I obtained my Diploma of teaching – Home economic, Textiles and Science (Christchurch Teachers college) in 1985 and completed 2/3’s of a Bachelor o f education (BEd) from Canterbury University NZ in 1985 I began Teaching in New Zealand in 1986 as an Assistant teacher of Home Economics, Textiles, Junior Science. In 1989 I shifted to Australia for a year and taught at St Monica’s College, Epping, Melbourne, Australia as an Assistant teacher of Science, Biology and Junior Math. I returned to New Zealand in 1990 and returned to my previous school in Christchurch as an Assistant teacher of Home Economics, Textiles, Junior Science, becoming Head of Department (HODF Home Economic and textiles 1992. This position followed me when moving to a Boys only school to teach Food Technology and Hospitality. In 1995 until 2012 I left teaching to raise my family running my Husband’s Chiropractic business part-time. In 2013-2016 i returned to teaching in the position of HOD Food & Fabric – teaching Food and Nutrition, Hospitality, Food Technology. I am now the Head of Faculty (HOF) – Technology. Teaching Food and Nutrition, Hospitality, Food Technology and textiles 1994 i took a year of as I won a study award to study and complete a Certificate of Interior Presentation. Which I completed with distinction. During that same year I was approached and given the privilege to design a New Food Technology and Hospitality facility at a Boys only high School, a first of it’s kind in NZ. Projects: 2018 Teaching Inquiry based Projects: Raising student expectations and performance to ensure that all students strive to reach their potential; (including sporting and cultural). It was through this inquiry that lead me to the next logical step to achieve this goal. This of course is to flip my classes. This was introduce to me through colleagues who chose their inquiry for 2018 to be Flipped Learning. It was the logical next step to improve the academic success of my students. To introduce Gubric as a means of assessment for use in Junior Technology across all Technology disciplines in the Nz curriculum by 2019, whereby the data is used to ascertain levels of achievement and to inform the next steps in the teaching and learning process of our students. 2019 – Flipped Learning is my inquiry project.