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  • Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Online video conferenceTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome to the Enabling e-Learning PLD events planned for Term 2 2020. At the beginning of the year, I don't think any of us could have imagined, just how much how our focus on teaching and learning would change; where all schools/kura are now planning for distance learning - at home, from home. 

    We're not sure how long this will be a requirement going forward, but the fortunate thing is, we can continue to support each other virtually in our very own dedicated community online. This term Enabling e-Learning has planned a series of learning opportunities to support educators to find; timely, practical and exciting new ways to engage in learning, with the aid of technologies (and effective teaching strategies) online. 

    We have sought the support of educators with experience in designing for distance learning and have also curated some useful content in Enabling e-Learning (TKI)As always, there's an invitation for you to tell us what's important to you now, as you navigate uncharted waters of online engagement and learning design. 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: What does an online programme of learning look like? 8 April - 8 May

    Timetable planAs we transition towards planning and facilitating distance learning, what could an online programme of learning look like? How might you plan online and offline experiences, so that the wellbeing of your learners, whānau and yourself is taken into consideration? What e-learning tools might help make this visible or collaborative to all? In this discussion, we'll share what some daily/weekly timetables might look like and invite you to do the same. This discussion will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley Digital Resource #3: Digital citizenship when learning from home, 6 May

    This pick-up-and-go teacher resource will focus on practical examples and ideas for ensuring our learners are safe online as they engage with web content, communication technologies as well as social media. This teaching resource links to the e-Learning Planning Framework, NetSafe, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas. This resource will be hosted in the Digital Citizenship group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Digital resources to support literacy learning online, 19 May - 19 June

    Digital book shelfThis discussion will curate some local and global resources and strategies to support literacy (reading, writing, visual, oral language) learning online. We welcome your top tips for learning sites as well. It will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley Digital Resource #4:  Using digital tools to flip learning, 2 June

    This pick-up-and-go teacher resource captures how digital tools (such as video) and platforms can help students access knowledge resources, prior to engaging with teachers to help strengthen understandings and apply new learning. This teaching resource links to; changing role of the teacher, digital tools to flipped learning models, grow learner agency and enrich learning opportunities, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas such as Ten TrendsThis resource will be hosted in the Beyond the classroom group. Collaboration

    smiley Digital Resource #5:  Collaborative learning for ākonga and kaiako, 18 June

    This pick-up-and-go teacher resource showcases how digital tools and platforms can support collaborative planning, learning and evaluation. This teaching resource links to; assessment for learning, learner agency, e-Learning Planning Framework. This resource 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. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

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

     

    smiley edSpace live event: Interactive learning online​, 9 April, 1.00 - 1.40pm

    Heard of Flipgrid? Used Answer Garden, JamBoard or played Kahoot? Interactive tools online

    These easily accessible online tools are a great way to invite interaction, participation and collaboration from near or far. Want to know more? Come and join this free edSpace (hosted by CORE Education) Thursday, 1pm (9 April), with Accredited facilitator, Katrina Laurie. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to others. REGISTER NOW!

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Distance learning for dummies​, 15 April, 1.00 - 1.30pm

    Not really for dummies, rather for everyone! Feel free to join us in this informal Q&A with Heath Chittenden (Principal) leading flipped learning at Ashhurst School. There is no agenda in this clinic-style session. Bring along your questions (or ideas) about facilitating programmes of learning from a distance. Target audience: Lower and upper Primary school. REGISTER NOW!

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Facilitating online meetings from a distance, 16 April, 3.15pm - 3.45pm

    Learning onlineFeel free to join us in this webinar as Lynne Silcock (Accredited Facilitator) shares some top tips for facilitating live meetings (Zoom and Google Hangouts) with a UDL lens (Universal Design for Learning). Bring along your questions (or ideas) about facilitating programmes of learning from a distance. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Developing online programmes of learning for diverse learners, 22 April, 3.15pm - 3.45pm

    Feel free to join us in this webinar as Ruthanne Kennedy (e-Principal) offers some tips and considerations - management and tools, modelled strategies and activities for designing programme opportunities for diverse learners online. Target audience: All levels. REGISTER NOW!

    smiley Spotlight WEBINAR:  Benefits of online learning, 12 May, 7.30am - 5pm

    We shine a light on a past event (2017) that showcased the, Benefits of online learning with a special expert panel; Anne Williams Nicky Lewis, Darren Sudlow and Rachel Whalley. Watch this space for more!


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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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  • Term 1 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    2020 plansTēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to our Enabling e-Learning community, 2020. This year we have a number of new professional learning initiatives planned for you; to make the most out of the Enabling e-Learning resources and community links. We have devised a series of digital packages that enable you to quickly access ideas and resources to teach with, through and about Digital Technologies; some of which enable you to support others in your school as well.

    Again, we'll strongly align with the Ministry of Education's PLD priorities with a focus on Maths, Science, Reading, Writing, and Digital Fluency and as well as new PLD priorities for cultural capability, local curriculum design and assessment for learning, and we will link closely to the Technology Learning areas; Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes by curating and disseminating key resources and school stories from within and beyond 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: Welcome to 2020 from the Enabling e-Learning team, 30 January

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    Welcome to the Enabling e-Learning community 2020. This is a space for us to share resources, ideas and experiences around the effective implementation of e-learning tools and pedagogies. Join our groups and feel free to contribute where you can. This discussion is currently live in the Enabling e-Learning group. 

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Enabling e-Learning snapshot: Year 9 and 10 Integrated programme at Orewa College 10 February - 10 April

    With a focus on localised curriculum, schools are talking a fresh look at learning design that is relevant, authentic and negotiated; where natural connections are made across the curriculum. Find out how Orewa College is creating a contemporary, integrated, values-driven curriculum in response to student needs. This discussion is currently live in the Leadership group

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Safer Internet every DAY of the year, 12 February

    Safer Internet planningSafer Internet Day NZ 2020 (the world’s biggest campaign to make the internet a safer place), doesn't have to be celebrated only one day a year.  What do your safer internet days look like? Any classroom resources, digital citizenship programmes or policy documentation to share with others? This discussion is currently live in the Digital Citizenship group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Ministry funded PLD national priorities and e-Learning, 10 March - 10 April

    Enabling e-Learning closely aligns resource creation and conversation around the Ministry of Education's national priorities for professional learning. Join us in this thread as we highlight some e-learning content and conversation that supports these initiatives. This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

    smiley Digital Resource #1: Using video to support and enhance writing, 18 March

    This pick-up-and-go teacher resource showcases how digital storytelling and documentaries using video, can strengthen literacy skills such as; clarifying thinking, developing planning and storyboarding, crafting script writing and using content rich language and terminology; using localised contexts. This teaching resource links to the Literacy Progression Framework, e-learning pedagogies, snapshots for learning, Ministry foci for PLD priorities as well as bigger picture ideas. This resource will be hosted in the Teaching group. Camera film making

    smiley Digital Resource #2:  Using digital tools help get to know each other - Whakawhanaungatanga, 25 March 

    This pick-up-and-go teacher resource focuses on e-learning tools and processes that help strengthen relationships and encourage students to practice and share who they are through; pepeha, mihi whakatau and learning portfolios. This teaching resource links to culturally responsive practice, Universal Design for Learning and digital tools to support Māori achieving success as Māori This resource will be hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Break out the games in your classroom PT2, 2 April 

    This is a second instalment of a four part series discussing the value and place of games, game-based learning and game development in the classroom. In this discussion, we take a peek at what makes a game a game, and how lessons can be gamified using game mechanics and design elements. This discussion will be 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


    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: Flickr: Marco Verch Professional 2020 calendar, Phere.com CCO camera, Flickr: IYU Pictures Safer Internet DayJisc blog digital stories

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    2020 vision

    Tēnā koutou, talofa lava and welcome back to Term 4. Here are the free Enabling e-Learning community events planned for the next few months to take us out to the end of 2019. This term we summarise some big thinking around Kōrero Mātauranga (school review), look at new ways of looking at PLD with an e-learning lens, tips for gamifying the classroom and look at practical ways to help students travel with their data between schools.

    We also highlight resources to support effective integration of digital technologies to enhance language, culture and identify of Māori for Māori and get ourselves ready to implement Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko in 2020.

    As always, please feel free to get involved, share experiences and expertise of your own or make contact directly if you have any queries or requests. 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: Looking ahead with 2020 vision, 22 October - 22 November 

    As we move towards the end of 2019, we look ahead to 2020. What big picture trends effective us in our classrooms, schools and communities? What the national priorities for 2010 and what is our role to help make a national 30 year vision come to fruition? Join us in these discussions as we ignite further conversation in our social media challenge. Hosted in Leadership group.

    Electronic footballsmiley DISCUSSION POST: Break out the games in your classroom, 30 October - 30 November

    What kinds of games do your students play and why do they enjoy them? Are there some elements of game play that can be used in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance learning outcomes for students? There sure are! Join us as we host this discussion in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: How do students travel with their data? 6 November - 6 December

    Apart from sharing student management data, how do students travel with their digital footprint between schools? In this discussion, we'll share some practical tips on backing-up different platforms for students to access, once they have moved on from your school. This discussion will be hosted in the Beyond the classroom group.

    Learning with technologysmiley DISCUSSION POST: What does new-age professional learning look like for teachers? 20 November - 20 December

    As we approach 2020, what new professional learning developments have emerged for teachers to embrace, capture and or disrupt their thinking? How can e-learning tools and platforms support changes in teacher practice? This discussion 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. 

     

    Calendar

    Plan to view our free online workshops 

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

     

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR:  Getting ready with Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, Digital Technologies National Digital Readiness programme​, 14 November, 3.45-4.45pm

    Find out more about the Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko, Digital Technologies National Readiness Programme for both Māori Medium and English Medium. Sign up, bring your questions and queries about up-skilling kaiako (teachers) and pouahi (leaders) as we prepare to implement and strengthen digital technologies in the curriculum. Register now.

    smiley   Technology webinarTechnology Online webinar: The revised technology learning area, Thursday, 31 October
    3.45 pm – 4.45 pm

    Come along and hear Cheryl Pym describe and explore the revised technology learning area – helping you understand the curriculum change, including the strengthening of digital technologies.

    At the webinar, there will also be time for you to ask Cheryl your questions. Register now.

    smiley Recorded Interview: Digital tools for supporting Māori language, culture and identity, 4 December

    There are a growing amount of digital tools to nurture and strengthen Māori language, culture, heritage and identity for all our learners. We talk to Te Mako Orzecki about strategies, processes apps and software that are invaluable for both teachers and students wanting to express themselves through tikanga and te reo Māori.


    LEARNZ Field trips Term 4

     

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    Once again you and your class are invited on a very special learning journey in the following LEARNZ virtual field trips for Term 4:

    1. What`s the Plan Stan? - getting ready for an emergency, Term 4 starting 15 October 2019. More info and enrol at http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=whatstheplanstan194
    2. Waste not wasted - the science of waste at Kate Valley, Term 4 starting 5 November 2019. More info and enrol at http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=katevalley194

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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: Wikipedia: Ghana vision 2020 Public domainWikipedia: Electronic football, Pxhere: Learning with technology CC public domain

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    Term 3 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Robots and AITēnā koutou, talofa lava, here are the Enabling e-Learning community events planned for Term 3 2019. This term we bring you a new selection of online professional learning opportunities that highlight how; e-learning tools enhance learning and Digital Technologies content can be integrated into the classroom.

    As always, please feel free to get involved, share experience and expertise of your own or make contact directly if you have any queries or requests. 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: Using digital technologies and social media for good, 31 July - 31 August

    As more and more of our students explore digital spaces online, we're well aware of the need to teach digital citizenship skills, but what about using social media tools for good? In this discussion thread, we explore citizenship and what this means to a multicultural national - both online and off. Hosted in, Beyond the Classroom group.

    Electronicssmiley DISCUSSION POST: Robotics and electronics in the classroom, 15 August - 15 September

    Many of us are exploring the new digital technologies content and making links to electronics and coding. In this discussion forum we talk about what robotics and electronics to choose and use and how they can be used in authentic learning contexts. This discussion supports the webinar and will be hosted in the Leadership group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Place-based learning and culturally responsive practice in a localised curriculum, 28 August - 28 September

    Place-based education promotes learning that is rooted in what is local, in terms of a student's immediate schoolyard, neighbourhood, town or community - the unique history, environment, culture, economy, literature, and art of a particular place (Wikipedia). In this discussion, we look at how digital technologies can support place-based learning, bringing local school stories and cultural histories to life. Hosted in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Career pathways beyond school, 4 September - 4 October

    We're often talking about a rapidly changing world and workforce, which our school leavers will be entering. In this discussion we explore how learning through, with and about digital technologies can open up pathways for senior students that lead to technology-related career options. Hosted in the Teaching group.

    Māori language weeksmiley DISCUSSION POST: Te wiki o te reo Māori, 11 September - 11 October

    Te wiki o te reo Māori (9-15 Mahuru) is a week focused on te reo Māori. The theme is Kia Kaha te Reo Māori. Get involved in our weekly challenge and become an active part of a larger Māori language revival movement. This discussion will be hosted in the Professional learning group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Using 3D printing in real-world contexts, 18 September - 18 October

    Got a 3D printer, but getting stuck for ideas? Want a 3D printer, but not sure how it can be used effectively? In this discussion we share how 3D printers are authentically used in primary and secondary classrooms. This event supports the live webinar of the same name and will be hosted in the Technologies 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

     

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR:  Choosing and using robotics and electronics in authentic contexts​, 21 August, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

    How do you make decisions about what robotics and electronics to buy, and how to use them in your school? Sign up for this live webinar with Clive Francis as we discuss how to choose and use a variety of robotics and electronics that support both Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Please note, this is an informal Q&A session where your questions and ideas become part of this hui. Register Now.Jet engine

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: Using 3D printing in real-world contexts, 26 September, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

    In this webinar with Karl Summerfield, we explore examples of how students (primary and secondary) are using 3D printers to make parts, objects and artefacts to respond to authentic needs. We'll also make links to Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Register Now. 


    LEARNZ Field trips Term 3

     

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    Once again you and your class are invited on a very special learning journey. Find out how to get involved in the following LEARNZ field trips for Term 3:

    1. Tūhura Ahuahu: cultural and ecological stories from Great Mercury Island 30 July to 1 August
    2. Rail safety: more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand 13-15 August
    3. Natural Hazards: our supervolcano 27-29 August
    4. Rāranga tuku iho, tohatoha whiwhi ōrite: dual heritage, shared future 12-12 September

    For the teachers: Teacher PLD web conference early in Term 3 – date TBC.


    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: Image sources: Jisc: Episode nine: the rise of the robots - future tech in education, Flickr: VEX IQ Demo Robots & ProjectsFlickr; books, Te Reo Māori, Christchurch City Libraries, Photo by Moata Tamaira Wikipedia; CMitchell (talk | contribs) HCC 3D printed turbine view.

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    Term 2 Enabling e-Learning Calendar of Events

     

    Digital transformationTēnā koutou, talofa lava, here are the Enabling e-Learning community events planned for Term 2 2019. This term we continue to make connections with new content in Enabling e-Learning (TKI), while bringing you a variety of online professional learning opportunities in the form of discussion forums, live webinars (recordings) as well as an Interviews with a guru.

    We'll also make connections to tools and ideas you can use straight away in your classrooms.

    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 make contact directly if you have any queries or requests. 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: Flipped learning in the classroom and beyond, 9 May - 9 June 

    We revisit the concept of flipped learning within and beyond the classroom and the benefits this offers to both teachers and learners. We'll share some tools and ideas to implement this methodology yourselves and invite you trial this. We also invite you to share any examples where you have used different resources, to help teach key concepts and then extended learning during 'teaching time'. This discussion will be hosted in the Beyond the Classroom group.

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    smiley DISCUSSION POST: Real-time reporting using e-portfolios, 15 May - 15 June

    Real-time reporting is one of global trends profiled in CORE's latest Ten Trends 2019. If we can receive 'on demand' information (banking, fitness) pretty much where-ever, whenever, then it would make sense that as educators, we reflect on what makes for effective assessment in a digital age. In this discussion, we ask, is the six-monthly one-size-fits-all reporting model suitable for giving parents and whānau a more accurate picture of their children's learning? If not, then what are the alternatives and how is this benefitting learners? This discussion will be hosted in the Leadership group

    smiley DISCUSSION POST: How can Computational Thinking be infused into a literacy programme? 22 May - 22 June

    In this thread we'll highlight some unplugged and plugged ways of using computational thinking processes in Literacy and English, through story telling, including transactional, procedural and instructional writing. We also offer a wero (challenge) to share one image of how you're incorporating CT into your literacy programme. Join us in this discussion when it goes live in the Teaching group.

    Minecraftsmiley DISCUSSION POST: Using Minecraft for game-based learning, 29 May - 29 June

    What's not to like about games? Research shows play improves memory and stimulates the growth of the cerebral cortex. In this discussion, we'll explore how Minecraft can be used as a tool for learning, make links to Designing and Developing Digital outcomes as well as other benefits for students and share links that will get you started with Minecraft straight away. We invite you to ask questions, share ideas and join us when this discussion goes live in the Teaching group.

    smiley DISCUSSION POSTApp development in the classroom, 5 June - 5 July

    When students make apps, they learn about valuable STEAM skills like coding, programming, graphic design, and content creation and how to solve real-world problems with digital design. Whether tackling challenges at school, within the community, or even on a global scale – knowing how to build apps empowers students to meaningfully change their environment through technological intervention. In this discussion as we highlight some apps students can create and the contexts by which they might use these. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies group. Internet of Things

    smiley DISCUSSION POSTWhat is the Internet of Things (IoT)? 12 June - 12 July

    The Internet of Things (IoT) might be a phrase you are hearing more of and wondering what it all means. In this discussion we discuss what the 'Internet of Things' are and what it means for us all as consumers and as users of digital technologies in a connected classroom. This discussion will be hosted in the Technologies 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

     

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR: App development in the classroom: 27 June, 3.45pm-4.45pm

    In this webinar we hear from Brendon Anderson from Frankley School will share how his students are creating apps and responding to genuine needs. For example, students have created three apps so far that have the potential to go global:

    • educate about bullying
    • help fisherman stay within catch-size regulations
    • help trampers stay safe in the bush.

    We'll also look at the potential for app development for business, education, entertainment, social good. We'll also make strong links to  Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital OutcomesRegister Now

    smiley LIVE WEBINAR:  Using Minecraft as a learning tool: 13 June, 3.45pm - 4.45pm

     

    Sign up for this live webinar as invited guests present examples of how Minecraft is being used in a primary and secondary classroom, to support and enhance learning opportunities. If you're new or experienced using Minecraft in the classroom, or want to know more about how games can support learning, then this webinar is for you. Register Now

    Lego Mindstormssmiley INTERVIEW WITH A GURU: Students and parents leading the way: 20 June, 00.00am - 23.59pm

     

    In this interview with a guru, we find out how one 11yr old is creating a curriculum for his peers on coding and robotics using Lego Mindstorms. We'll also be chatting to his father who supports the Digital Technologies in the curriculum as a film making and production guru. This interview will be hosted in the Beyond the Classroom group.


    LEARNZ Field trips Term 2

     

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    Join the eLearning PD session with LEARNZ Tuesday 7 May at 3:30pm. All teachers welcome. Find out how to integrate the LEARNZ virtual experience into your teaching and learning programme. Meet the LEARNZ team, ask questions, learn more about the three field trips in Term 2 and their dedicated websites. Webinar info and how to join is at http://learnz.org.nz/support/pld-and-webinars

    Virtual field trips:


    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: Image sources: CORE Ten Trends 2019, Minecraft video game blocks, PixabayFlickr, David Luders Follow, Lego Mindstorms EV3 FLL Robot Using Driving Rings, Internet of Things Wikimedia CCO

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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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    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! 

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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.

     


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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! 

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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.

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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! 

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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.

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    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.

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    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.


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