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    Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Calendar March 2019Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to your Enabling e-Learning community 2019. This year we're wanting to offer a variety of PLD events (live webinars and threaded discussions), which will enable you to lead and teach with, through and about Digital Technologies; some of which you'll be able to use yourselves to support others in your school.

    We'll strongly align with the Ministry of Education's Strategic Intent, including a focus on localised curriculum, culturally responsive and evidence based practice as well we linking closely to the Technology Learning areas; Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes and we'll do this by highlighting key resources and school stories in Enabling e-Learning (TKI).

    As always, there's an invitation for you to share what you'd like see more of or be part of, so please feel free to make contact directly or leave comments below. You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom and feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

    See you online! smiley


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    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Who's sparking up your localised curriculum? 4 February - 4 April

    The Ministry of Education has released three guides to help schools design their curriculum and assessment review processes to strengthen a localised curriculum. The tools will help decision makers to assess progress that is informative, and strengthen the partnerships you have with parents and whānau. More on this to come. In the meantime, we ask, how do you design rich tasks with and for your learners? We'd love to hear more. This discussion is currently live in the Teaching group

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Snapshot: An Integrated Investigation; Science at Taita College, 20 February - 20 April

    If you enjoyed our interview with Sujata Rajagopal last year, you'll really like this Enabling e-Learning snapshot highlighting how, at Taita College (Lower Hutt), learning is authentic, future-focused, multidisciplinary, and culturally responsive and students are gaining multiple NCEA credits this way. Learn more about the benefits to students in the Enabling e-Learning blog.

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    smiley SNAPSHOT HIGHLIGHT: STEAM at Te Kura o Matapihi​, 7 March - 7 May

    We take a closer look at authentic learning at Te Kura o Matapihi where tamariki are taking ownership of their thinking while creating in new ways using Digital Technologies to support learning, collaboration, and connecting with the wider world. Join us when this discussion goes live in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Collaborative Inquiry​, 11 March - 11 May

    We've all heard of professional inquiry and are no doubt engaging in evidence-based teacher inquiry practices in our schools, but what is collaborative inquiry and how can examining and reflecting on our practice together make a difference to our learners? Join us in this discussion thread to share our practice and find out more. This discussion will be hosted in the Professional learning group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Leading Digital Technologies, 14 March - 14 May

    Technologies are a major influencer in our education, so there's always been a need to lead change with an e-learning lens. Now with the expectation to be ready to implement Digital Technologies (revised Technology Learning area) in 2020, we ask, what's needed for leadership and support in this area? Join us in this thread as we discuss implications for teacher and leadership capability to lead this change. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

     

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Tomorrow's School reform Trends and feedback, 3 April - 28 May

    You may be aware of the changes proposed by the Tomorrow's Schools Taskforce. What are some of the key implications and proposed changes arising from the report and how does this effect us and our communities? This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

     
    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    Technology Online Webinar: Engagement through authentic learning experiences, Wednesday, 20 March: 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

     

    Come along and hear Deidre Senior (Principal, Waitaki Valley Primary School) and Cheryl Pym (Accredited Professional Learning and Development Facilitator, Otago University) talk about the work they have been doing together with classroom teachers developing integrated programmes of learning using local curriculum that aligns with the technology learning area.

    At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Deidre and Cheryl your questions about their project. Register here. This webinar will be recorded and made available in Technology OnlineAlso see Online Webinar Recordings from Technology Online for previous webinars.

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Simple coding in Scratch: Simple coding in Scratch, March 13 00 - 11.59pm

    Check out this previous hands-on webinar on how to use Scratch (plugged and unplugged in Scratch). We'll be doing a series of hands-on workshops to teach block coding and the language of coding to support teachers implementing Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Part of this thread: Scratching our heads for ideas with Scratch

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    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Using Scratch in the primary classroom: Part 2, 10 April, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

     

    Sign up for this live session as we take another look at Scratch in the primary classroom with Nicki Tempero. We'll share some primary school examples and discuss the implications for coding using block code with links to other text-based programming languages. There will also be an opportunity to try this yourself, so bring your computer or a device to tinker as we go. You'll be coding before you know it. REGISTER NOW.


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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

    Image sources: 2019 calendar, Enabling e-Learning Snapshot Taita college Integrated Science,  Matapihi ākonga by Tessa Gray, 

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    Term 4 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    SpringTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to the Enabling e-Learning calendar for Term 4. This term there's a mixture of recorded and on-going connections with educators like yourselves. 

    We'll continue to focus on how learning and teaching can be facilitated by/supported through the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as focus on the new Digital technologies content; and ways Computational thinking and Designing and developing digital outcomes can continue to part of your learning programmes. 

    We hope there's something in there for everyone this term. If not, let us know what you'd like to see more of.  You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

    See you online! smiley


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    Tāpasa cultural competenciessmiley DISCUSSION POST: Tapasā: Cultural competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners? 23 October - 23 November 

    Join us as we discuss how Tapasā (as part of our Codes and Standards) can support teachers to become more culturally aware, confident and competent when engaging with Pacific learners and their parents, families and communities. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Design thinking in the curriculum, 7 November - 7 December

    Design thinking stands alongside other constructivist approaches such as inquiry-based learning, computational thinking, STEAM, makerspaces, and project-based learning and empowers students to change their social and environmental contexts through design. Want to know more about Design thinking and how it fits in the Technology curriculum when teaching CT and DDDO? Join us when this discussion goes live in the Teaching group.

    Umusmiley DISCUSSION POST: An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College7 December (date changed)

    We profile this inspirational story from the Gazette and interview Sujata Rajagopal (HOD Science) about a thematic project that integrates several strands of the curriculum in a culturally responsive way that enables students to achieve multiple NCEA credits from several different disciplines. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Exploring Progress outcomes 2 for CT and DDDO28 November 

    Building on planning ideas for Progress Outcomes 1 for CT and DDDO, we continue to familiarise ourselves with the terminology and intentions of the Progress outcomes 2 linking to Digital technologies content material and examples of practice from the Enabling e-Learning media gallery. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    Collaborationsmiley DISCUSSION POST: Nurturing collaborative partnerships, 5 December

    Leaders are teachers and teachers are leading learning in schools, CoLs and Kāhui Ako. This discussion post will explore collaborative partnerships in teachings, collaborative professional inquiry and building relational trust. We'll explore some tools to support collaborative inquiry, share case studies and invite you to ask patai or share examples of effective practice. This discussion is hosted in the Professional learning group.

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    Curriculum for the futuresmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Curriculum for the future31 October

    In this webinar (2015), we revisit important conversations and partnerships in Curriculum design. Rachel Bolstad takes us through an interactive virtual role play, to create some co-constructed arguments for future-based curriculum design, that involves teachers, leaders, students, BOT and parents. Curriculum for the future - where will these conversations take us next? This webinar is hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Sujata Rajagopal, An integrated investigation: Science at Taita College, 13 November

    Join us in this interview with a guru, as Sujata Rajagopal (HOD Science) talks about a science thematic project (umu and hangi) that integrates several strands of the curriculum in a culturally responsive way, and enables students to achieve multiple NCEA credits from several different disciplines. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    Innovation webinarsmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: What does innovation look like in your school? 26 November

    As part of current trends looking more deeply into designing thinking, authentic integration through STEM/STEAM, we revisit this webinar (2014), and hear how Alexia Hilbertidou has created a movement that encourages young NZ women to take up STEM and STEAM subjects at school and follow those passions into successful careers. This discussion is hosted in the Leadership group.

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: What is collaborative inquiry? 3 December

    In this webinar (2014), Rebbecca Sweeney talks about the process of moving from individual to collaborative inquiry, leadership of collaborative inquiry in schools, CoLs and Kāhui Ako, partnerships with learners and the wider community and shares examples of how collaborative inquiry can work. This webinar is hosted in the Professional learning group.

    e-Learning leadership webinarsmiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: e-Learning leadership, what does it take? 12 December

    How is leadership different from e-learning leadership? In this webinar (2015), we revisit what it takes to be an e-learning leader with Richard McLaren sharing his experiences at Shirley Boy's High School. This webinar is hosted in the Leadership group.

     


    people networked together

    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

    CC Image sources: Unsplash: Spring flowers by Erik-Jan Leusink, Tapasā cultural competencies framework (Enabling e-Learning TKI), CC BY 2.0, Flickr: Sara Stewart EDC Hangi 2010, Max Pixel CC): Collaboration colleagues

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    Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Stay warmTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to the first day of Term 3. We hope you've all had a restful and rewarding break.

    Enabling e-Learning is hosting a new array of professional learning opportunities for Term 3, 2018 - a mixture of recorded and live connections with educators like yourselves. 

    We'll continue to focus on examples for how technologies can enhance learning in future focused schools and, at the same time introduce new concepts, understandings and examples of Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko in the curriculum/marau.

    You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

    See you online! smiley


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    iPad in the librarysmiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital Fluency and Digital Technologies - what do these mean? July 31 - August 31

    Join us as we discuss the terminology and implications for learning with technologies and learning about technologies and how schools can implement or ready themselves for both. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

    smiley REVITALISATION POST: Snapshots of Design for Learning August 23 - September 23

    We revisit this rich kōrero that unpacks some technologies (as well as emerging technologies) that support Universal Design for Learning principles from the Enabling e-Learning website (TKI). We'll have some educators passionate about UDL on hand to help ask any questions and as always you're welcome to share your own classroom practice.  This discussion is hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Breaking down Digital Technology progressions for CT and DDDO 19 September - 19 October 

    Join us as we explore the new Digital Technology curricula areas more deeply and in particular, look at the terminology, ideas and examples of the progress outcomes for primary school years 1 - 8. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

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    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Highlights and updates in Enabling e-Learning (TKI) 26 September - 26 October

    A quick overview of updates from Enabling e-Learning content and resources. This discussion is hosted in the Teaching group.

     
    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    Difference between e-Learning and Digital Technologiessmiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: What's the difference between e-learning/ICTs and Digital Technologies? 10 August

    Join us in this Interview with Catherine Johnson (EM Project Lead for Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko National Readiness programme), as we talk about the explanations and understandings about learning with technologies and learning about technologies. There's some useful support resources to help leaders and teachers unpack the new areas of the Technology curriculum - Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. This interview will be hosted in the Leadership group

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Universal Design for Learning - applying the framework to create an inclusive classroom, 29 August

    In this webinar (2015), we look back on exploring UDL - as a way of designing learning for flexible and equitable learning opportunities for those on the fringes of learning. Lynne Silcock elaborates on the principles behind Universal Design for Learning, while Linda Ojala shares specific examples of how she uses the guidelines for UDL when planning for learning in her classroom. This webinar is hosted in the Teaching group.

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    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: EEL Working together to reimagine student agency - 5 September

    In this webinar (2014), we revisit the stories and experiences from Julie Lindsay, Linda Ojala and Tim Gander, on ways teachers can collaborate and design learning experiences (enabled by technologies) that genuinely position learners at the heart of learning. This webinar is hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Flipped learning for students at Ashhurst School, 10 September

    They've all flipped out at Ashhurst School. Join us as we chat with Heath Chittendon, Principal of Ashhurst School about their initiative to introduce flipped learning for all of their students. If you're interested in how this looks, how it can be managed and the benefits for using technologies to support learning this way, Join us. This webinar is hosted in then Teaching group.

    smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: STEM and Makerspace in a primary classroom, 14 September

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    Join us in this interview with Muritai staff as they talk about the difference Makerspace is having on the students at their school. If you starting out or wanting more ideas on ways to integrate design learning, and Digital Technologies into the curriculum, come and join us as we host this event in the Teaching group.

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Simple coding in Scratch, 24 September

    We highlight this webinar (2017) and take a step by step look at the digital programme Scratch - with some some practical examples, top tips for educators and talk about how simple programming in Scratch can help students become creators/programmers using simple block coding tools.

    Learners at centre


    people networked together

    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

    CC Image sources: 1, 23, 4 (National Readiness Programme, 5 (EEL), 6

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    Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Planning togetherTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to a fresh new variety of online professional learning opportunities for Term 2, 2018. We continue to offer forums, discussions, webinar recordings, as well as something special this term - a series of Interviews with a guru.

    As always, we want these opportunities to meet your digital needs, so please feel free to get involved, share experience and expertise of your own or join our Q&A with CLA sessions if you have some queries of your own.

    You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

    See you online! smiley


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    Quality teachingsmiley DISCUSSION POST: How can Computational Thinking be infused into Māori Medium contexts for learning, 10 May - 10 June

    Join us as we share some ideas and resources for ways in which we might integrate Hangarau Matihiko in English medium and Kura kaupapa Māori settings. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: CLA resource bank for sustainability, 30 May - 30 June

    Join us as we shine a light on some rich resources and updates from Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki and invite you to share some of your own. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.

    smiley REVITALISATION POST: Maker culture, is it really all that new? 13 June - 13 July

    We revisit this rich kōrero that looks at what makerspace culture is, how and why this approach is being taught in primary schools. We also make some connections to Computer Science, in particular two new technological areas of the curricula: Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes.

    Makerspace

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: The People Share: Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko, 2 May

    In this webinar (8/2017), we look back on an informal chat with experienced educators across Aotearoa (passionate about Computer Science), talking about the introduction of  Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko into the Technology Curriculum.

    Binarysmiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Computational Thinking in the primary classroom, 17 may

    Join us in this Interview with Ginette Van Praag, as we talk about Computer Science, Digital Technologies learning progressions and more. There's some top tips here for teachers starting to unpack the new areas of the Technology curriculum - Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. This interview will be hosted in the Technologies group.

    smiley  WEBINAR: The people share | Tools to encourage creative, logical and analytical thinking, 23 May, 3.45 - 4.30pm

    In this live event, we invite you to share a tip/trick/digital tool that helps your students to think creatively, logically or analytically. In this informal session we invite you to bring along one idea or digital tool that helps your students to process learning in a 'different' way. This webinar will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley Getting started with the learning progressions for digital technologies in primary | Technology Online, 30 May, 3.45 pm–4.45 pm

    Phillipa Dick (Hatch Education), Rebecca Allnutt (Maori Hill School), and Lisa Dixon (Balmacewen Intermediate) discuss the progress they are making together on their digital technologies programmes.

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    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Introducing the Connected Learning Advisory - Te Ara Whītiki, 30 May

    Review this webinar and see what the Connected Learning Advisory | Te Ara Whītiki can provide in terms of free, consistent, unbiased advice on integrating digital technologies into all schools and kura. 

    smiley WEBINAR: Q&A with CLA, 6 June, 3.30-4pm Do you have a digital query? Not sure who to ask? You might find others looking for the same solutions. Join us in this short Q&A session with Clive Francis from the Connected Learning Advisory, as we talk through your digital needs and inquiries. This webinar will be hosted in the Leadership group.

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Maker space, maker movement, what is it, why do we do it? 18 June

    This webinar recording (11/2015) explores the potential for Makerspace in the classroom and across the curriculum. Lots of food for thought with some related discussions around: curiosity/exploratory play/discovery learning and the role of the teacher and curriculum.

    Learners at centre

    smiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Makerspace in the primary classroom20 June, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Join us in this Interview with our very special guru talking about the processes and benefits for teaching Makerspace and creative design in the classroom. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group.


    people networked together

    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

    Image source: 12, 3, 4

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    Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    New yearTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Enabling e-Learning's FREE online professional learning for Term 1 2018. We want to make the most of the rich plethora of resources and conversations we have already in Enabling e-Learning (TKI and VLN), so this term we'll be highlighting forums, discussions and webinar recordings that relate to digital planners, Teacher Codes and Standards, e-portfolios and digital gaming in the classroom. 

    We also want to make connections to Ministry of Education's foci as the year unfolds, including Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko. As always, there's an invitation for you to share what you'd like see more of or be part of, so please feel free to make contact directly or leave comments below.

    You may also wish to print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

    See you online! smiley


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    smiley REVITALISATION POST: Digital Teacher Planners, 6 March - 6 April.

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    Digitising data means you can input ‘stuff’ once, re-use, tweak, modify share and even co-construct with others - all without re-inventing the wheel. Having good systems and templates enables us to organise all kinds of things and having links to calendars/diaries allow us to organise those things over a period of time. Join us in this discussion as we rethink teacher planning digitally, so that our planning can be transparent, adaptable and collaborative. We'll also touch on digital tools to help teach in collaborative, innovative spaces.

    Quality teaching

    smiley REVITALISATION POST: New Codes and Standards for teaching, 16 March - 16 April.

    Codes and standardsThis discussion invites you to engage and interactive with current resources that bring the new Codes and standards (professional guidelines) for NZ teachers into practice in your school. We will also extend our thinking around cultural competencies focused on raising achievement for Māori and Pasifika learners as well as practical ways to keep the artefacts of Te Tiriti o Waitangi alive. Your experiences, ideas and templates are welcome.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital gaming in the classroom/games for learning, 23 March - 23 April.

    GamificationGamification and games for learning is steeped in game theory and has huge potential in the classroom From game users to game creators, we'll explore games for learning and games to transform learning for now and the future. Come join us, as we explore what's possible for both teachers and learners as active participants in learning design with links to the new Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko elements of the Technology document. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group. 21st Century learning

    smiley REVITALISATION POST: Innovation in the classroom, 11 April - 11 May.

    InnovationThere is so much innovation going on in our schools. Leaders and teachers are coming up with new ideas, and new ways of doing things all the time. But what innovation looks like to one school could be completely different for another as each school has different goals and philosophies. In this discussion we have a challenge/wero for you - to add one image, slide or a 30 sec video into a shared resource showcasing what innovation in learning looks like to you. More to come...

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Digital planners for teachers, March 9, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Digital Planners webinar

    More and more teachers are moving away from the traditional paper-based teacher planners towards digital solutions such as Google Docs and Office 365. In this webinar recording we will hear from classroom teachers who have used various digital systems in their planning. They will discuss how they have gone about their planning; why they chose the digital platform they are using; and share their experiences.

     

    Technology Online webinar: Introducing the learning progressions for digital technologiesMarch 14, 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

    Digital technologies

    Come along and hear Catherine Johnson (Lead facilitator) discuss the new learning progressions for digital technologies: What they are, How they are embedded within technology and The New Zealand Curriculum and What supports and information are available for teachers

    This webinar is useful for teachers who will be involved in implementing the new learning progressions for technology in digital technologies, including:

    • classroom teachers in primary and secondary 
    • technology lead teachers 
    • syndicate leaders
    • heads of technology departments/learning areas/faculties 
    • digital technologies teachers. Register for the webinar

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Digital portfolios for teachers, March 20, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Portfolio webinar

    Digital portfolios enable teachers to archive, share and reflect on their professional practice. View this webinar recording as Leigh Hynes shares some practical useful and time saving ways to maintain teacher digital portfolios for registration, appraisal and a professional digital profile. Let's work smarter, not harder.

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    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Seesaw and teacher e-portfolios, March 27, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Screenshot Seesaw 2 webinar

    View this webinar recording with Katrina Laurie as we learn some practical ways to archive and reflect on the evidence for our teacher appraisal - aligned with the new Codes and Standards and professional inquiry. There are also some considerations for how to make our reflective practice visible and collaborative with others.

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: Gaming in education, April 5, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Gaming in educationView this webinar recording as Karen Spencer sets the scene for gaming in education, while Hamish Chalmers takes us on a journey in the world of MineCraft and shares how it could be used as part of a classroom - not only to extend boys' writing, but to also offer rich opportunities for negotiation, collaboration and co-operation.

    Learners at centre

     

    smiley SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: 3D Gaming and virtual reality, April 12, 00.00am - 11.59pm

    Virtual webinarView this webinar recording with guest presenters Charlie Smith and Tyne Crow as they share how their students are engaging in innovative, high-end learning using digital technologies - in particular designing, developing and creating (programming, modelling) 3D virtual reality games. We also explore how this innovative practice aligns with the new Digital Technologies |  Hangarau Matihiko sections of the Technology document.


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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

    Image source: 12, 3, 4

  • Welcome back to the Enabling e-Learning online community 2018. This is your network, your space, so tell us what you'd like to see more of or be a part of in 2018.

  • Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School in 2018.

    There are a wide range of online language programmes, in addition - extension maths, astronomy, visual arts, computer programming, health and Over the Back Fence Project. 

    Our online classes & projects are open to any NZ children to participate. Here you will find information on our learning programmes, our eTeachers and the technology that we use.

    All NZ children are welcome to learn with the VLN Primary - Nau Mai, Haere Mai!
     
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  • Term 4 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Term 4Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to Enabling e-Learning's FREE online professional learning for Term 4. There's a mixture for you this term; with a focus on teacher recruitment, changes in teacher codes and standards, the impact of online learning and YOU sharing your best software/apps for those children learning on the fringes.

    Again, If there's anything you'd like see more of or be part of, please feel free to make contact directly or leave comments below.

    You may wish to book the following events from the Enabling e-Learning calendar into your own calendar, or print off the flyer for your staffroom. Feel free to tell your friends and colleagues! 

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    smiley COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGE: Recruiting new staff 2018? Add your top tips here, 20 October - 20 November

    Job applicationIt's that time of the year again where leaders are looking for new staff, 2018. With a focus on digital fluency and the changes to the draft Digital Technologies | Hangarau Matihiko curriculum, what is the one TOP TIP you'd recommend for teachers as they apply for new roles in your school? 

    This challenge will be hosted in the Leadership group. 

    smiley FORUM: Online Learning – Benefits for students, 26 October - 26 November

    In this forum we take a look at some initiatives to help make learning more accessible for students using online networks and programmes for learning. We talk to teachers and students and find out how utilising online courses offered through NetNZ and the VLN Primary School initiative can support timetable flexibility, personalisation of learning and extend learning opportunities for students. We'd also encourage you to share your own online learning initiatives in a discussion that will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley FORUM: New Codes and Standards for Teaching, 14 November - 14 December

    Codes and standardsThis forum looks at the new codes and standards for NZ teachers and looks at how this can align with the models of professional practice in your school. In this forum, you'll be invited to interact with a collaborative resource. Your ideas and experience are welcome here. This conversation will be hosted in the Professional Learning group. 

     

    Your input and ideas are valued and welcome in all of these forum discussions. This is your community, so please feel free to add your ideas, experience, expertise or wonderings. 

     

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    All events can be found in the Enabling e-Learning calendar

     

    smiley RESCHEDULED WEBINAR: Online learning and the benefits for students, 30 November, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

    Online learningDo you have students, that for whatever reason, it's a challenge to meet or extend their learning needs in the traditional sense? Then join us in this webinar as we hear from Anne Williams and Nicky from Ashburton College, Darren Sudlow, one of the eDirectors from NetNZ and e-Principal Rachel Whalley as we find out more about how online learning services and programmes are providing successful, personalised learning pathways for students. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will also be supported by a thread in the Teaching group and hosted in Adobe Connect.

    smiley The Great 4min Smackdown: What about the fringes? 16 November, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

    Time limit: 4 minutes! Bring along one good piece of software, app or idea to share for an audience that may not always have their learning needs met. For example, any Te Reo Apps, assistive technologies? This will be a fast and furious smackdown sharing session. We'd love for you to share your resources/ideas/experiences during this webinar as well as in a shared Google presentation. REGISTER NOW!

    This webinar will be hosted in Adobe Connect and supported by a thread (and shared presentation) in the Technologies group.

    smiley SPECIAL LIVE WEBINAR: Exciting updates in Seesaw, 6 Dec, 3.45pm NEW

    Seesaw

    Technology moves rapidly, Seesaw has released some new updates that are exciting new updates in the platform now. Why not get ready for 2018 and see the new features in a class set up?

    Katrina Laurie will initially share some quick updates and then there's a chance for you to stay on and explore the function and features of Seesaw more if you choose to. REGISTER NOW!


    For all other free virtual learning events see, Connected Educator NZ.


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    The e-Learning Round-Up: Every 3 weeks

    Enjoy our regular digest of e-learning from across the VLN groups communities. Published every fortnight - straight to you!  Every member of the Enabling e-Learning group receives this via email.

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