Sonya Van Schaijikis an experienced SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcome) teacher from Auckland, New Zealand. Her teaching and thinking is underpinned by SOLO Taxonomy. She was born and spent her first decade in Samoa. She is tattooed with the woman’s malu, is a bilingual learner who speaks Samoan fluently, and has trained in effective pedagogies for Bilingual Education and ESOL. She has attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. She is a 2011 New Zealand CORE Education efellow, and a recipient of a 2013 TEACHNZ sabbatical. At Newmarket School, she has responsibility for the integration of technology into teaching and learning programmes in ways that maximise student learning outcomes. She tweets, blogsand presentsregularly on connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating in education.
Sonya is certified as a Flat Connections Global Educatorand is enthusiastic in how teachers and children learn with and from other teachers and children in other parts of the world. She has participated in several global projects including Flat Connections A Week in the Life and can be found hosting and curating #TeachMeetNZ,administrating @globalsolo and helping to curate EdblogNZ.
You can follow Sonya @vanschaijik on Twitter and Google+ and Facebook and Flat Connection Ning and Instagram.