This site is dedicated to the professional development of the staff of Garin College. 

The Garin College Board of Trustee's strategic goals are focused on:

  • data gathering and use on junior students;
  • effective pedagogy with all students but a focus on Maori and slower learners;
  • blended learning pedagogy;
  • special character development;
  • careers;

As a staff, Professional Development in 2015 will support these goals but will focus on blended learning pedagogy.

Blended learning is a term used to describe the way online learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a hybrid teaching methodology.