Part of the 2022 Stretched Conference

The why, what, and how of our Aotearoa New Zealand Language, Literacy, & Numeracy Professionals Community of Practice

Presenters: Annette Tofaeono, Dr. Lilia Sevillano & Vicky Beckwith
Date: Wednesday, 5th October 2022
Time: 2pm NZ(NZST)
12.00pm Syd, Canberra, Melb, Hobart(AEDT),
11.00am Brisbane(AEST)
11.30pm Adl(ACDT),
10.30am Darwin(ACST),
9.00am Perth(AWST)
*Note Daylight saving will be in operation.
Duration: 1 hour


Our topic will be the whys, whats, and hows of our Aotearoa New Zealand Language, Literacy, & Numeracy Professionals Community of Practice.
We’ll talk about why we’re involved, what we do and what it means to us, and how we engage with it and integrate it into our work.

Annette Tofaeono
Senior Advisor Foundation Learning and DFQM Facilitator, Ako Aotearoa 
Annette is passionate about education and contributing to meaningful change in society. Annette has worked as a Literacy and Numeracy Subject Matter Expert and has conducted research and developed a qualification in literacy difficulties. She advocates for better meeting the needs of our underserved learners, inclusivity and using educational approaches that are strengths-based to maximise the potential of our educators and our learners.

Dr. Lilia Sevillano
Advisor – Language, Literacy & Numeracy, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Lilia is new to the LLN space. She has been with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa only since September 2021, as a Language, Literacy, & Numeracy Advisor. However, Lilia is not new to academe. In the Philippines, where she originally hails, she taught various literature courses over a span of 15 years at De La Salle University-Manila. When she migrated to New Zealand in 2001, she briefy taught at AIS St Helens and then assumed the role of Learning Consultant at Massey University for just over 10 years. To complement her new role, Lilia is currently enrolled in a microcredential course called Introduction to Literacy Learning Diffculties.

Vicky Beckwith
Literacy & Numeracy Leader, Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Te Pae Mātauranga Ki Te Ao
Vicky is also currently Convenor of the Language, Literacy & Numeracy Professionals Community of Practice, and a Ph.D. student in Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. Vicky has been involved with Literacy & Numeracy in the vocational space for over 20 years. She taught and assessed Literacy and Numeracy qualifications in England’s vocational sector, working with foundation levels and high percentages of dyslexic learners and staff. It was in this space that Vicky discovered she was dyslexic and she is now an advocate for dyslexia awareness. She earned her B.Sc.(Hons) from the Open University in the United Kingdom and her M.Ed. from the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research interests include global citizenship, global citizenship education, literacy and numeracy, and dyslexia.

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