Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub
Welcome to the Northern Hub page where you will find links and information to who we are, how we operate, the tertiary projects we are funding and how to contact us.
Professional development workshops
Ako Aotearoa's national Professional Development Programme is designed for educators and managers across the tertiary sector.
This years programme includes:
April 2015 - Funding Information Sessions
May 2015 - Professional Development Workshops
- Transforming education: Improving learning in large lectures
- Supporting adult dyslexics in tertiary education and training
- Effective assessment of learning
June 2015 - Professional Development Workshops
- Teaching Tips 2 - key principles that inform adult learning
- Designing research projects to improve learning and teaching
Book Your own event:
We welcome enquiries about offering these workshops at other times for specific groups or organisations, contact us to discuss a tailored workshop for your staff, group or organisation with special rates and time to suit.
Our Hub Advisory Group
During 2015, profiles of the Northern Hub’s Advisory Group whose role is to advise and guide operations in the Hub, will be rotated on this page. The members of the Advisory Group are representative of the whole tertiary education sector and greatly enhance the work done by staff in Ako Aotearoa. Scroll down to click on the link to read about them.
James Patterson, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic:
James is a grassroots' teacher who loves teaching and loves marketing. He has been teaching marketing at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in the School of Business since 1994, where he teaches on the NZDipBus programme for the BOP Polytechnic and the BMS degree programme for the University of Waikato's Management School. Since 2008 he has worked as a national moderator for NZQA and in 2010 he was asked to be a panel member for the review of NZQA's nation-wide marketing prescriptions. James is a current member of the Ako Aotearoa Academy Executive Committee and has joined the Northern Hub Advisory Group as part of a wider move to ensure the Academy callaborates with, and supports the hubs to achieve improved tertiary teaching quality across New Zealand.
Alert online, our new e-newsletter includes information on Northern Hub activities and feedback thus far has been positive. If you would like to subscribe, please let us know by emailing Ruth Peterson and we will add you to our distribution list.
Research Register – search for Northern Hub projects
We are always happy to hear from colleagues in the tertiary sector. Contact Ruth Peterson if you have an enquiry about:
a project that aims to enhance teaching and educational outcomes for students within the tertiary sector
the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards, or require assistance with the application process
how your organisation can arrange a visit to discuss how we can work together
information on this website.
Full contact details for the Northern Hub
Teacher Effectiveness Training: Inducting Industry Trainers for Success
This recently completed project drew several private training establishments’ induction resources together to create an induction pack which could be adapted to suit a range of contexts.
The Induction pack contains templates to adapt and use in induction sessions with new teaching staff during their first two weeks in the role.