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Rachelle Hulbert

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Rachelle Hulbert
Rachelle Hulbert
Certification : MA, PGCert in Professional Practice in Education, Dip Tchg (Primary), Dip Prac Th
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2926
Email : r.hulbert@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Rachelle is an educator in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary degree in the School of Teacher Education. Rachelle has been at BTI for 10 years, teaching across the primary programme, and has taught in our offshore programmes in Tonga and Thailand. In addition to her role as kaiako, Rachelle also contributes as a member of the Academic Board, Research Committee, Hardship Committee, and is a cohort mentor.

Prior to moving to teacher education in 2013, Rachelle worked in primary and intermediate schools for 16 years in both England and New Zealand. Many of the leadership roles Rachelle had in schools were directly related to her passion for teaching and learning, curriculum, pedagogy, and practice. While teaching in the primary sector, Rachelle took on leadership roles within schools and had opportunities to lead various curriculum areas and staff development including Literacy, e-learning, art, design technology, planning & assessment, and ethnic minorities achievement.

Professional development and roles that have contributed to BTI course content include: being part of the PB4L pilot school lead team, engaging in restorative practice for schools training, committing to the NZ Literacy Association as local council committee member, working as an e-learning facilitator, working as a leading literacy teacher, working as an associate teacher, and completing her Master’s degree at Kingston University, London, with a focus on Professional studies in Education: Leadership and Management.

Rachelle is currently working towards her doctorate through AUT. Rachelle’s EdD thesis is focused on sustainability education in primary schools and contributes to the following courses: INTP 7313: Transformational Sustainability Education: Participating and contributing and CRPD 6222: Experiential Learning in Pūtaiao: Thinking Skills

Research

Hulbert, R. (2017). Teachers of hope: Head, heart, hands and sustainability education: A qualitative study on the effectiveness of sustainability teaching. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hulbert, R. (2017, July). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools Connect 17 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hulbert, R. (2017, July). Improving feedback and increasing collaboration within the practicum triad. Innovation and practice workshop at Australian Teacher Educators Association, Brisbane, Australia.

Hulbert, R. (2017, November). Pearls of wisdom from Noh Bo, Thailand. Paper presented at Pearls of Wisdom Learning Conference, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Hulbert, R. (2014). Differentiation by negotiation: Giving students greater ‘buy-in’ to the writing lesson. Workshop presented at NZ Literacy Association conference “Surfing the Literacy Wave”, Sept 28 – Oct 1

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching and learning: pedagogy and practice
  • Sustainability and local curriculum design
  • Effective teaching of literacy
  • Learning and teaching in Social Sciences
  • Differentiated learning
  • Integrated digital learning
  • Service-learning
  • Inquiry learning
  • Integrated curriculum

Research Projects

  • A qualitative inquiry into staff experiences of changes in delivery of tertiary education during the Covid-19 crisis (in collaboration with colleagues at BTI and CET)
  • A participatory action research project using practice architecture theory to look at how sustainability education in local curriculum design is constrained or enabled through various arrangements within a case study context. This research involves working with a NZ primary school and contributes towards Rachelle’s doctoral thesis.

Selected Publications

Hulbert, R. (2022). Engaging with a New Zealand Curriculum and SDGs in preservice teacher education. In R. Boojh & N. Ishwaran (Eds.), Sustainability education for a better world (pp. 94-109). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conference Presentations

Hulbert, R. (2019). Fiesta of Learning from Singapore & India. Plenary speaker at BTI Learning Conference “Fiesta of Learning”, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand, 19-20 November.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Engaging with New Zealand curriculum and SDGs in pre-service teacher education: Self-study of attempts as teacher educator to respond to the perceived gaps in sustainability education. Paper presented at International Conference on Sustainability Education, New Delhi, India, 10-12 September.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Boy Writers: How we can help them to thrive (Insights and Ideas). Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) The Way Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 4-6 July.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Planning to teach writing? The writing teaching sequence using authentic contexts and DATs. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) The Way Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 4-6 July.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Pearls of wisdom from Noh Bo, Thailand. Plenary speaker at BTI Learning Conference “Pearls of Wisdom”, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand, 21-22 November.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) Connect 17 Conference, Orewa, New Zealand, 10-12 July.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Improving feedback and increasing collaboration within the practicum triad. Innovation and practice workshop at Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 July.

Hulbert, R. (2016). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at NZ Literacy Association 39th Annual National Conference ‘Navigating Literaseas’, Waitangi, New Zealand, 25-28 September.

Hulbert, R. (2014). Differentiation by negotiation: Giving students greater ‘buy-in’ to the writing lesson. Workshop presentation at NZ Literacy Association 37th Annual National Conference ‘Surfing the Literacy Wave’, Tauranga, New Zealand, 28 September-1 October.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Rachelle Hulbert
Rachelle Hulbert
Certification : MA, PGCert in Professional Practice in Education, Dip Tchg (Primary), Dip Prac Th
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2926
Email : r.hulbert@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Rachelle is an educator in the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary degree in the School of Teacher Education. Rachelle has been at BTI for 10 years, teaching across the primary programme, and has taught in our offshore programmes in Tonga and Thailand. In addition to her role as kaiako, Rachelle also contributes as a member of the Academic Board, Research Committee, Hardship Committee, and is a cohort mentor.

Prior to moving to teacher education in 2013, Rachelle worked in primary and intermediate schools for 16 years in both England and New Zealand. Many of the leadership roles Rachelle had in schools were directly related to her passion for teaching and learning, curriculum, pedagogy, and practice. While teaching in the primary sector, Rachelle took on leadership roles within schools and had opportunities to lead various curriculum areas and staff development including Literacy, e-learning, art, design technology, planning & assessment, and ethnic minorities achievement.

Professional development and roles that have contributed to BTI course content include: being part of the PB4L pilot school lead team, engaging in restorative practice for schools training, committing to the NZ Literacy Association as local council committee member, working as an e-learning facilitator, working as a leading literacy teacher, working as an associate teacher, and completing her Master’s degree at Kingston University, London, with a focus on Professional studies in Education: Leadership and Management.

Rachelle is currently working towards her doctorate through AUT. Rachelle’s EdD thesis is focused on sustainability education in primary schools and contributes to the following courses: INTP 7313: Transformational Sustainability Education: Participating and contributing and CRPD 6222: Experiential Learning in Pūtaiao: Thinking Skills

Research

Hulbert, R. (2017). Teachers of hope: Head, heart, hands and sustainability education: A qualitative study on the effectiveness of sustainability teaching. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hulbert, R. (2017, July). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools Connect 17 Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hulbert, R. (2017, July). Improving feedback and increasing collaboration within the practicum triad. Innovation and practice workshop at Australian Teacher Educators Association, Brisbane, Australia.

Hulbert, R. (2017, November). Pearls of wisdom from Noh Bo, Thailand. Paper presented at Pearls of Wisdom Learning Conference, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Hulbert, R. (2014). Differentiation by negotiation: Giving students greater ‘buy-in’ to the writing lesson. Workshop presented at NZ Literacy Association conference “Surfing the Literacy Wave”, Sept 28 – Oct 1

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching and learning: pedagogy and practice
  • Sustainability and local curriculum design
  • Effective teaching of literacy
  • Learning and teaching in Social Sciences
  • Differentiated learning
  • Integrated digital learning
  • Service-learning
  • Inquiry learning
  • Integrated curriculum

Research Projects

  • A qualitative inquiry into staff experiences of changes in delivery of tertiary education during the Covid-19 crisis (in collaboration with colleagues at BTI and CET)
  • A participatory action research project using practice architecture theory to look at how sustainability education in local curriculum design is constrained or enabled through various arrangements within a case study context. This research involves working with a NZ primary school and contributes towards Rachelle’s doctoral thesis.

Selected Publications

Hulbert, R. (2022). Engaging with a New Zealand Curriculum and SDGs in preservice teacher education. In R. Boojh & N. Ishwaran (Eds.), Sustainability education for a better world (pp. 94-109). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conference Presentations

Hulbert, R. (2019). Fiesta of Learning from Singapore & India. Plenary speaker at BTI Learning Conference “Fiesta of Learning”, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand, 19-20 November.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Engaging with New Zealand curriculum and SDGs in pre-service teacher education: Self-study of attempts as teacher educator to respond to the perceived gaps in sustainability education. Paper presented at International Conference on Sustainability Education, New Delhi, India, 10-12 September.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Boy Writers: How we can help them to thrive (Insights and Ideas). Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) The Way Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 4-6 July.

Hulbert, R. (2019). Planning to teach writing? The writing teaching sequence using authentic contexts and DATs. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) The Way Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, 4-6 July.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Pearls of wisdom from Noh Bo, Thailand. Plenary speaker at BTI Learning Conference “Pearls of Wisdom”, Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, Tauranga, New Zealand, 21-22 November.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at New Zealand Association of Christian Schools (NZACS) Connect 17 Conference, Orewa, New Zealand, 10-12 July.

Hulbert, R. (2017). Improving feedback and increasing collaboration within the practicum triad. Innovation and practice workshop at Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA), Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 July.

Hulbert, R. (2016). Education for sustainability: Connecting and linking across learning areas. Workshop presentation at NZ Literacy Association 39th Annual National Conference ‘Navigating Literaseas’, Waitangi, New Zealand, 25-28 September.

Hulbert, R. (2014). Differentiation by negotiation: Giving students greater ‘buy-in’ to the writing lesson. Workshop presentation at NZ Literacy Association 37th Annual National Conference ‘Surfing the Literacy Wave’, Tauranga, New Zealand, 28 September-1 October.

Rachelle Hulbert
Rachelle Hulbert
Early Childhood Teaching, Educator/Kaiako, Primary Teaching, Teacher Education
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MA, PGCert in Professional Practice in Education, Dip Tchg (Primary), Dip Prac Th
Staff code #
07 562 2926
r.hulbert@bti.ac.nz
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