IGE has an succinct and effective structure which Andrea uses in the design of our conceptual curriculum. What is particularly effective about the model is the fluency and distinction between the different levels. It also helps shape the type of conversations and questions we have with students, when guiding where to next in their inquiries.
Over the last three years, Andrea Muller has provided professional learning in a number of areas. She has an in-depth knowledge of the learning process and the needs of 21st century learners always encouraging teachers to think outside the square when developing programmes of learning. I can thoroughly recommend the engagement of her services.
Tania Lattanzio and Andrea Muller are not only superb educators, but truly global citizens who are committed to using their talents to improve education for all and make a difference through service to others. They have generously and regularly volunteered their time and expertise to the Cambodia Teacher Training Project for the past several years. Together and individually, they have brought new ideas and practical resources to the primary teachers and Teacher College Trainers in Kandal province. Their dynamic and carefully planned workshop sessions have greatly enlightened Khmer educators in their understanding of child development and provided useful and useable teaching and learning strategies to upgrade the quality of teacher training in Cambodia.
Both Andrea and Tania have established a deep connection with the Kandal Project participants and are held in high regard and with great affection by the local team and the grateful Project co-ordinators.
I know they will continue their involvement as the Project moves forward.
Whilst ensuring a common understanding across the school, Andrea worked with each grade level focusing on their shared meaning of formative assessment. In this way she was able to differentiate the workshop in an effective and productive way. Building assessment criteria through related concepts and higher order thinking skills has had a lasting impact on our unit planning.