When Tania Lattanzio reflects back on early days in her life, she has great appreciation for growing up in a bi-cultural family as it helped her develop a deep curiosity of culture and travel from a young age. This love of travel would help open the doors of possibility for Tania and provide her with many wonderful experiences that allowed her to see the world and learn more deeply about people and culture.
Tania knew early on that she wanted to be an educator and, after university, was willing to take the risk to leave Australia to find one of her first teaching jobs in London, England. It was this experience that opened many doors for Tania and as she continued on her path in education, she began to develop a deep appreciation and passion for teaching and for creating classroom environments that inspired young people to take more control of their own learning journeys.
Tania’s path in education would continue to evolve for her in many different ways ultimately leading her to take on a position working for the ASIA PACIFIC IB OFFICE as a professional development trainer and It was through this experience that Tania was able to further develop her craft and lead many workshops for teachers around the world. She loved being able to visit schools, meet different educators, and help them to develop their own teaching practice.
Tania moved on from the IB and launched her own consulting agency and is now Director of Innovative Global Education. In this role she works as an educational consultant throughout the world helping to develop and conduct professional learning for teachers and leadership, modelling pedagogy in classrooms and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment.
As you listen to this conversation today, you will hear the passion that Tania has for the work that she does. She shares deep insight in this episode and it is my hope that any educator and educational leader will have take away value that they can apply in the work that they do. I want to thank Tania for taking the time to be on the podcast and for being willing to share her story and the work that she does. And with that, let’s jump right into this discussion with Tania Lattanzio.
Tania Lattanzio is an experienced international educator. Previously a teacher, coordinator, and manager with the International Baccalaureate, she is now Director of Innovative Global Education. In this role she works as an educational consultant throughout the world.
This role involves developing and conducting professional learning for teachers and leadership, modelling pedagogy in classrooms and working intensively with teaching teams, through mentoring and coaching, to improve planning, teaching and assessment.
A key focus of Tania's work is developing and designing conceptual curriculum for schools, this work involves conceptualising curriculum across subject areas and year levels. This also involves equipping teachers with ideas and strategies to ensure that the learning has a conceptual focus.
An advocate of inquiry, she works with educators to provide students with an education that is purposeful, meaningful and relevant to their lives, where students have opportunities to be motivated and have agency of their learning.
A passionate educator Tania works closely with educational settings to specifically meet their needs through supporting school reform, making significant shifts in pedagogy and developing conceptual curriculum frameworks in both local and international settings. Tania has worked with schools and teachers from early childhood through to high school.