Deidre Vercauteren

Deidre Vercauteren

Kelburn Campus Victoria University

10 Kelburn Parade
New Zealand

Deidre Vercauteren

Senior Education Projects Manager, School Support
M.Ed, National Diploma of Education Management, B.Ed
+64 4 463 9612
027 563 9612
027 563 9612

As Senior Education Projects Manager, Accent Learning I am responsible for leading professional development in schools, and for schools, on a fee for service basis. From 2000, and prior to my current role, I was an educational leader within Victoria University College of Education. 

I have led a three year Activity in Tonga where the Accent team has worked with teacher educators to enhance their capacity to provide professional development. I sought and secured the NZ licence to train NZ schools in KiVa implementation and am a trained KiVa facilitator.

I have evaluated different models of professional development to develop a more holistic and coherent approach that empowers transfer of knowledge and effective teaching strategies across learning areas and transition points.  Success is determined by the impact on student engagement progress and achievement.

My teaching experience covers primary, intermediate and tertiary levels. I am interested in adult professional learning and development, evidence-based teaching and learning and my research has been on aspects of classroom practice.

  •  Using evidence to make teaching and learning decisions
  • KiVa - training schools in an anti-bullying approach 
  • Designing a PLD programme for your school
  • Assessment for learning- a focus on learning and transparency for students
  • Performance development and appraisal
  • Evaluation