Ms. Virginia Hunt
Primary School Principal Hong Kong Academy
Virginia Hunt Is the Primary School Principal at Hong Kong Academy. Virginia is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Leader trainer and regularly presents regionally and Internationally with a focus on leadership in the Primary Years Programme. She is also a Next Frontier Inclusion Reviewer and has supported schools on their journey to inclusion regionally. Virginia has taught grade levels Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5. She began her international career by opening an international school in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to joining Hong Kong academy in 2007, Virginia worked at the American School of Dubai in a range of teaching and administrative roles.
Collaboration through Teaching Partnerships
Collaboration is critical to successful working relationships. The Continuum for Effective Teaching Partnerships was developed by Kristel Solomon Saleem and Virginia Hunt for the Next Frontier Inclusion Tool Kit as a framework to support teaching teams in developing effective teaching partnerships.That will allow teachers to apply a common understanding and language. It supports teaching teams in exploring the complexities of working collaboratively on an ongoing basis. The continuum follows 4 strands; roles and responsibilities, curriculum development, instructional approach, leading and adult learning. The continuum recognises the developmental stages teaching teams experiences in their teaching partnerships and ranges for observing and exploring to leading, modelling and mentoring. The continuum is applicable and appropriate for various teaching roles and age ranges throughout a school.
During this workshop participants will:
Participants will be introduced to the Continuum for Effective Partnership and will follow a protocol that they can apply in their learning environment to develop effective teaching partnerships. The protocol will support teaching teams in finding a common language and understanding of the continuum strands and stages. Participants will explore exemplars of descriptors to support developmental growth of teaching partnerships.