Building Global Communities (Connecting educators)
Making Teacher-Practitioners Authors (Collaboration)
Pam Hook is an experienced consultant in learning and teaching. She uses an innovative classroom based approach to SOLO Taxonomy to help schools in New Zealand, Australia and the UK introduce a common language of learning, and design thinking curricula, to help students learn to learn. Over the past 12 years she has built and supported an extensive global community of educational practitioners using SOLO Taxonomy with their students.
An educational writer and edublogger, Pam has written many peer reviewed articles, chapters and books (refer publications). She also writes curriculum resources for business and government departments, and advises on the pedagogical design of curriculum materials, interactive games and other (e) learning initiatives. She is well known for her ability to build collaborative online networks with educators using wikis, and other social media such as @arti_choke Twitter and @globalsolo Twitter and SOLO Taxonomy on Pinterest. She was an early educational blogger, her Artichoke Blog is an online space where she has been reflecting on teaching and learning since 2004.
Between 2003 and 2012 Pam directed and facilitated six different Ministry of Education ICT Professional Development cluster contracts working with over 30 primary and secondary schools implementing the classroom based use of SOLO Taxonomy in (e) learning. She was Programme Director and facilitator for the Ministry of Education Talent Development Initiative The Gifted Edge providing professional development in gifted and talented education to schools across New Zealand.
An engaging and verve filled presenter, Pam is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences. Her innovative yet highly practical presentations provoke a rethinking of the conditions of value in teaching and learning.