NZCER director Robyn Baker has stepped down, effective October 3, after 14 years in the role. Board chair Peter Coolbear said Robyn has encouraged staff to be innovative and creative.
"She has been incredibly collegial and yet, when necessary has led from the front. She has a great eye for the opportunity and also a good instinct for what to leave alone. She has had some of the most amazing 360 degree feed-back I have ever seen.
"There is no doubt Robyn leaving NZCER is a huge loss, but there is also no doubt at all that Robyn leaves NZCER in a very strong position for an exciting future," he said. The NZCER Board has appointed the three NZCER general managers to the role of joint acting director until an appointment is made.
The Beeby fellowship is a joint initiative between NZCER and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. It’s aimed at people already actively involved in an innovative educational programme and is intended to enable them to document, analyse, and write a resource about their work. The end result should enhance teaching and learning.
Applications for 2014 are now open. You can read more about the fellowship and previous winners here.
This issue highlights upcoming events and new products and publications.
In addition to the suite of reports and analysis NZCER Marking provides, the service can now offer schools the option of administering all NZCER assessments online. Learn more about the launch of this exciting new era forNZCER Marking by visiting our stand at Ulearn14 this year. Our assessment services team will be showcasing and running demonstrations on the attractive, easy-to-use online platform – so don’t miss us! We’ll be located at stands 49 and 50 in the Rotorua Energy Events Centre from 8-10 October.